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Marasmius

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NeutralMarasmius
Image of Marasmius
Race Mushroom (Elemental)
Level 55-58
Reaction Alliance Horde
Affiliation(s) Court of Night
Occupation Transport network
Location Ardenweald

Marasmius is a sentient mushroom that extends throughout Ardenweald, serving as the transport network for the Night Fae Covenant. He is able to both connect to some of the pieces of Ardenweald that have broken off[1] and the Underweald deep beneath Ardenweald.[2] He is the origin of all mushrooms of Ardenweald, and perhaps all the Shadowlands.[3] At some point, he used to reside in the Heart of the Forest, but had chosen to leave until the adventurer begins helping restore Ardenweald and asks for his help.[4] Though he technically exists across all of Ardenweald, underneath Ardenweald, and the pieces of Ardenweald that broke off, he appears normally in The Ring or the Fungal Terminus in the Stalks. He says he remembers the last time the Drust invaded Ardenweald, unlike everyone else.[5]

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Quotes

Gossip changes with travel network progression and certain questlines.

Gossip 1

Come on now, I don't have all day. Lots of growing to do!

There was a time when hard work was valued in these parts. Of course, then she came along and got all fancy with her trees and groves. Nobody remembers old Marasmius. "Oh sure, use the network," they always say. And do I hear a word of gratitude? No!

<Somehow, Marasmius's grumblings seems to fade away into the distance despite him not moving at all.>

Gossip 2

I've been down here for ages. I remember the early days, it was just me and the Queen herself. We kept awful busy back then. She's a real hard worker too...

Not like some of these louts these days. Always wanting to use the rings. Nobody ever asks the rings how they feel! Why, I ought to tell the Queen to get her subjects in order!

If you somehow manage to get to one of the pieces of Ardenweald that have broken off into the In-Between surrounding the zone using a  [Goblin Glider Kit] or equivalent

You... I don't recognize you. How did you get all the way out here? Younglings these days...

I'm not sure how you did it, but you got yourself into quite a mess, eh? I'll take you back to Ardenweald proper, this time. Just because I'm old and nobody takes care of me anymore doesn't mean I won't help someone in a bind.

Take me back to Ardenweald please.

Trivia

  • Even though he's named after the marasmius genus of fungi, known in Europe for forming fairy rings, he more closely resembles a cortinarius with his white stalk and purple cap, which have varying toxicity and do not form fairy rings frequently but are also known to do so.

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