Campaign Chunk – Item – Anima aka”Soul” Spice

Campaign Chunk – Item – Anima aka”Soul” Spice

Description
A spice is a dried seed, fruit, root, bark, or vegetable substance primarily used for flavoring, coloring or preserving food. Sometimes used to hide other unwanted flavors.

The spice called Anima , aka “Soul Spice”, is a rare spice that has recently become popular due to its hallucigeonic properties. It is purple in colour and has a sweet flora aroma. It is made from a small, nut like seed that grows on various trees.

In small amounts, such as a pinch or two, Anima gives the food a fresh almost cooling taste. Some people place it directly in the mouth before eating. However eating too much can result in a nasty hallucinogenic experience. This experience is tied in to the user’s current frame of mind and reflects inner or hidden secrets – in effect it shows the user their own “soul” and thus its nickname. This is a negative experience for 90% of people. Lucky enough you would need to consume an amount roughly equal to the size of a baseball over a 24 hour period before this effect occurs.

Despite the risks, Anima has proven to be a very popular spice, with wealthy people having parties in which increasing amounts of spice are taken, with the first one to “trip out” losing and being mocked as they hallucinate.

Hooks/Rumors

  • Anima can only be grown under certain conditions and locations. One of these locations is under threat of deforestation.
  • A keen amateur botanist has bred a variation of Anima in which the flavor is stronger. Unknowingly they have also increased the chance of nasty hallucinations from 10% to 50%. The first batch has already been sold to a major food supplier who is planning on releasing a new dish with this über Anima as the main ingredient
  • The largest plantation of Anima was recently destroyed in a mysterious fire. 2 weeks later a new company announced that they have a large supply of the spice. Are the two events connected or is it a simple coincidence

This was created based on the ideas in this post:

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Article Used as Inspiration:Spice
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spice

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