|Our Mysterious Benefactor|
The plant man takes his final sample, which fills another small pustule on his back. He bows deeply and in his piping voice says "This way please!"
He leads you through a vine-choked passage. Decaying vines carpet the walls and ceiling of this room. The floor is riddled with narrow cracks and fissures, extending several feet below.
"The vine chamber is currently dormant, but I anticipate bringing it back to full bloom soon!" Pip states as the corridor turns, and opens into a longer passage. A collapsed sign near the door lists the exhibit that was on display in this gallery at the time of the earthquake: “Flowering Shrubs of Eastern Taldor”. Plants once grew in the large, ceramic planters that still hug the southern wall. Dozens of branches clinging to decaying leaves emerge from the wooden door to the north. To the east, a room with healthy trees and shrubs is visible through a glass door set in a wrought iron frame.
"But this is my masterwork! Voila!" He takes you into a small room off the passageway. Dozens of healthy plants with vibrant and colorful leaves, fruit, and flowers emerge from the decay in this small greenhouse, spilling out of the pots and berths that once contained them.
He begins pointing to plants, enumerating their names and uses. Among the plants in this room are pair of walnuts that each provides the effects of a potion of shield of faith, a tough length of ivy that functions as a potion of spider climb when chewed, two cherries that function as potions of reduce person, and two watermelons that each produce the effects of potions of enlarge person on the first person to eat a bite of them. Eating any of these unusual potions takes a standard action. In Subtier 4–5, the garden also contains a snapleaf (Pathfinder RPG Ultimate Equipment 319) still on the vine.