Description: A purple to black fungus, usually hand-sized and flat, growing off hard wood trees.
Climate: All but arctic and wintry climes. Locality: all but desert or arctic zones.
Time: see use
Search TD: 200
Use TD: 50
*** All uses require Find True Essence to activate. ***
Normal: Can be used as a power component in spells, providing a +2 CRIT and +2 Fumble bonuses or less to spells.
Rare: Can absorb any spell, prayer or ritual up to OP 4 that includes you in its effect, crumbling into dust after the absorption. If the spell is an area effect one, it only negates the spell for you. Spells not immediately centered on you are unaffected by this areanlys.