Moly

Wondrous item, rare

During the Odyssey, Hermes gifted Odysseus a magical flower to protect him from the enchantress Circe. The herb is quite beautiful with a white bloom and black stem; however, for a mortal to pick a moly is inviting danger. Only a god in their immortality can bear to pick a moly.

Black Harvest. Picking the moly flower has a dangerous outcome. When you touch a living and growing moly, make a DC 20 Wisdom saving throw. On a failure, a black magical secretion enters your body and begins to fester within you. You gain the poisoned condition and the disease Flesh Rot, causing your flesh to decay and giving you disadvantage on Charisma checks and vulnerability to all damage. These effects must be treated by magic or will never be cured.

Anti-Magic Herb. While the moly is on your person, you gain advantage on saving throws against spells. The first time you would be affected by a harmful single-target spell, the spell fizzles out as if effected by the spell Counterspell. When this happens, the moly wilts and turns to dust losing all magical properties.

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