Mushroom Pool



Encounter Conditions

Leaping for the branches of the Bare Tree or Exploring the top of the Stout Tower after killing the skeleton unlocks one instance of this encounter

Initial Text

Your reflection makes its way into a clearing in the woods. This must be where you saw those mushrooms from above. Yes! Right over there.

There's a roughly circular arrangement of mushrooms with a few outliers. They're individually pretty small, but there are quite a few of them.

Summary of Choices

  1. Dance about - Gain 4 XP in Reflexes and gain more Fae Blessing if active
  2. Dig in the dirt - Gain reflected strand or 6 XP in Strength
  3. Pick them - Gain reflected mushroom
  4. Eat them straight Gain 6 XP in Strength (or 8 with Fae Sight)
  5. Leave them be - Walk away

Choice Text and Results

Dance about

You dance around the circle of mushrooms, feeling strangely like a forest fairy from an old children's tale.

You've gained 20 energy of Fae Blessing. (with some Fae Blessing already active)

You've earned 4 XP in Reflexes

Dig in the dirt

You set your reflection to the filthy task of digging up the damp earth at the center of the mushroom ring. It soon begins pulling up stringy black strands, but you can't tell what they are… hair? Worms? Some sort of fungus?

As you lean in closer to look, the mirror twists like something jostled it and a single shard falls loose.

You found: reflected strand

Or, more common the more you pick in a day?

You set your reflection to the filthy task of digging up the damp earth at the center of the mushroom ring. Despite all your scrabbling and clawing, the reflection finds nothing more interesting than damp soil and filthy rocks.

You've earned 6 XP in Strength

Pick them

You carefully maneuver your reflection around the ring, picking out the most choice mushrooms without stepping on any of them. Unfortunately, with your focus diverted, you don't notice your hand brushing the mirror until it's too late.

A fragment of glass falls to the floor, bouncing away with a barely-audible chime.

You found: reflected mushroom

Eat them straight

There's something about a ring of fresh, earthly mushrooms that just says "Eat Me." You help yourself… or, rather, maneuver your reflection so it can help itself.

You don't feel full at all, but you do feel… stronger somehow.

You've gained 20 duration of all active mushroom effects.

You've earned 6 XP in Strength (normal)
You've earned 8 XP in Strength (sunless)

Leave them be

See Walk Away

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