Ancestry Vine Leshy
Languages Common, Sylvan
No one is certain why a spirit of burning forests chose to possess the form of a leshy. Whatever the reason, the leshy’s druidic creator expected her creation to have a sweet temperament to go alongside the colorful snapdragon plants that composed its body—what she got was a raging, temperamental troublemaker. Eventually, the snapdragon leshy left her druid to seek her own way. More grouchy than dangerous, most reacted to her with a roll of the eyes; notably, she entered into a semi-serious feud with the local sprites, who considered her dramatic fits to be great entertainment. The sprites would allow themselves to be chased into trees, then throw fruits and vegetables and watch the furious leshy torch them. Kernels of corn became the favorite object of these games, and thus, the snapdragon leshy became known as “Corn Popper,” and then, finally, as “Popcorn”—a nickname given to her by a particularly playful local pixie named Glimmer.
In time, Popcorn recognized her activities with the sprites as a game as well. She began to examine the things being tossed down at her and entertained herself by seeing how her flames would char and cook various foods. Though Popcorn had no interest in eating anything, she liked the different smells she created, noting that certain scents caused the sprites to drool and risk flitting down from the trees to snag a bite.