Rangers of the North
(S. Tarlisg, Q. Tallixë)
Other Names: None.
Type: Muscle/Cartilage/Tendon Repair.
Range/Where Found: This member of the reed family is found along the banks of freshwater streams and rivers in temperate regions.
Foraged: The Angle
Characteristics: Arpsusar is a reed that grows to a height of over 10.’ Its stalk is thick (up to 4"). but hollow and dark brown in color. The plant flowers late in summer, and pieces
of fuzz may be seen scattered downwind of arpsusar plants as the flowers disintegrate into seeds.
Medicinal Uses: If slit lengthwise. the reed may be wrapped around a limb or spread out to lay flat against the body. If heat is applied to the outside of the reed, it has the power to heal any muscle under it. This is usually accomplished by placing hot coals on the wet reed, a practice that sounds dangerous, but usually isn’t because the reed protects the patient from being burned, even though much of the heat bleeds through. The hot compress must remain in place for 1 hour to be effective. If the reed dries out, it becomcs worthless.
Other Uses: None.
Cost: 30 gp/foot of reed.
Difficulty of Finding: Hard.