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Mandragora, also known as "Onion Children" and "Evil Tarutaru"

Seeming to originate from somewhere towards the east, these little bipedal monsters are now common thoughout the Mindartia continent. Coming in both white and black forms, these small menaces are known to provoke mischief among the five primary races.

Through the process of evolution, this sentient form of plant life has developed its own independent culture; the society boasts clothing, homes, and a form of extrasensory communication. While seemingly cute and harmless in appearance, the Mandragoras' sense of values differs greatly from that of people or beastmen. These differences often cause friction between the species. The Mandragora receive nourishment from the sun via photosynthesis, which occurs in the leaves that grow on their heads. Merchants treasure these rare leaves, which can be sold for use in medicines and perfumes.

The Mandragora family boasts one of the most robust subspecies list, currently sitting at 5 thusfar discovered types and can be distinguished via a few outstanding features. Korrigan feature a black tint but retain the iconic sprout that the mandragora have, while Lycopodium, Pachypodium and Adenium all appear to have flowers springing from their heads but have white, black and pink skin respectively. Seed are a particularly rare strain that have a translucant appearance, almost seeming to glow and glimmer in the light. Scholars have yet to pinpoint their origins.

Family Information
Type: Plantoid
Subfamily/ies: Korrigan, Lycopodium, Pachypodium, Adenium, Seed
Common Behavior: L, H
Uncommon Behavior: A
Weak to: Resist Vs. Fire Resist Vs. Wind Resist Vs. Lightning Resist Vs. Dark Resist Vs. Ice Piercing Weapons: Dagger, Polearm, Archery, Marksmanship, Shuriken, Sharpshot Frame-25%
Strong to: Resist Vs. Light
Common Job(s): Monk
Traits: Resist Charm I, II
Charmable: Able to be charmed
Pankration: Able to be captured
Aspir: Eks.gif
Drain: Susceptible to Drain

[edit] Special Attacks

Special Abilities Original and Zilart Areas Promathia Areas Wings of the Goddess Areas Pankration Abyssea
Head Butt: - Single target damage. Occasionally causes Knockback. CheckCheck CheckCheck CheckCheck CheckCheck CheckCheck
Scream: - 15' AoE effect Mind Down. CheckCheck CheckCheck CheckCheck CheckCheck CheckCheck
Photosynthesis: - Mob gains the effect Regen; can be dispelled. CheckCheck CheckCheck CheckCheck Information Needed CheckCheck
Dream Flower: - 15' AoE Sleep. (not used by Lycopodia) CheckCheck CheckCheck CheckCheck CheckCheck Information Needed
Wild Oats - Single target Vitality Down. Attack removes 2 utsusemi shadows. CheckCheck CheckCheck CheckCheck CheckCheck CheckCheck
Leaf Dagger - Single target Poison. 1 dmg/tick. Attack ignores utsusemi shadows. CheckCheck CheckCheck CheckCheck CheckCheck CheckCheck
Petal Pirouette - 15' TP reset (only used by certain Notorious Monsters) XX XX CheckCheck XX CheckCheck
Demonic Flower - Sacrifices HP to deal damage. (only used by certain Notorious Monsters) CheckCheck XX XX XX XX
Petalback Spin - AOE Plague, Amnesia, Poison, Silence, Blind, Paralyze (only used by certain Notorious Monsters) XX XX XX XX CheckCheck
Tepal Twist - AOE Max HP Down (only used by certain Notorious Monsters) XX XX XX XX CheckCheck
Bloom Fouette - AOE Max MP Down (only used by certain Notorious Monsters) XX XX XX XX CheckCheck
Fatal Scream: - AoE Doom. (Only used by Chloris) XX XX XX XX CheckCheck
Note: Notorious Monsters in this family may use all of the above and/or additional unique special abilities.

[edit] Notorious Monsters in Family

Name Spawn Information Level Zone Notable Drop(s)
Backoo Timed Spawn every 60 to 90 minutes around (E-9) Buburimu Peninsula Mandragora Scale
Chaneque Timed Spawn around (I-9) 56-57 Batallia Downs (S) Birdbanes
Hyakinthos Timed Spawn around (H-10) 58-59 Sauromugue Champaign (S) Lava's Ring
Jeduah Lottery Spawn from the Tiny Lycopodiums around (I-10) 17-18 West Sarutabaruta (S) Anthos Xiphos
Koropokkur Timed Spawn around (G-7) Yuhtunga Jungle Aega's Doublet
Lamina Timed Spawn around (I-5) 57-58 Rolanberry Fields (S) Kusha's Ring
Tom Tit Tat Lottery Spawn from the Mandragoras around (H-6) to (I-7) 9-10 West Sarutabaruta Fruit Punches
Gancanagh Spawned by trading Alkaline Humus to the ??? @ (H-8) 88-92 Abyssea - Tahrongi Thew Bomblet

Quest NMs: Peerifool, Rubicund Adenium

Mission NMs: Ark Angel's Mandragora, Seed Mandragora

Battlefield NMs: Dvorovoi (BCNM), Domovoi (BCNM), Cosmos Cocora (ANNM), Cosmos Stamen (ANNM)

Limbus NMs: Barometz (NE Apollyon), Borametz (NE Apollyon), Enhanced Mandragora (Temenos - Western Tower), Enhanced Pygmaioi (Central Temenos - 4th Floor),

Other NMs: Bakru (Fields of Valor), Nightmare Mandragora (Dynamis), Niveus Tages (MMM)

[edit] Monsters in Family

Name Level Zone
Tiny Mandragora -1 East Sarutabaruta
-1 West Sarutabaruta
Mandragora 3-5 West Sarutabaruta
3-6 East Sarutabaruta
Pygmaioi 7-11 Tahrongi Canyon
Tiny Lycopodium 10-12 West Sarutabaruta (S)
Sylvestre 15-18 Buburimu Peninsula
Lycopodium 22-25 Fort Karugo-Narugo (S)
28-32 Batallia Downs (S)
28-32 Rolanberry Fields (S)
28-32 Sauromugue Champaign (S)
31-34 Meriphataud Mountains (S)
Yuhtunga Mandragora 30-33 Yuhtunga Jungle
Yhoator Mandragora 35-37 Yhoator Jungle
Alraune 37-40 Bibiki Bay - Purgonorgo Isle
Mourioche 62-68 Boyahda Tree
Korrigan 72-75 Boyahda Tree
Puck 74-77 Den of Rancor
Pachypodium 86-88 Abyssea - Tahrongi
Orapodium Information Needed Abyssea - Misareaux
Hannequet Information Needed Abyssea - Attohwa
Fear Dearg Information Needed Abyssea - Altepa

[edit] Historical Background

Mandragora officinarum, or the mandrake, is a plant called by the Arabs luffâh, or beid el-jinn (i.e. genie's eggs). The parsley-shaped root is often branched. Magicians mould this root into a rude resemblance to the human figure, by pinching a constriction a little below the top, so as to make a kind of head and neck, and twisting off the upper branches except two, which they leave as arms, and the lower, except two, which they leave as legs. This root gives off at the surface of the ground a rosette of ovate-oblong to ovate, wrinkled, crisp, sinuate-dentate to entire leaves, 6 to 16 in. long, somewhat resembling those of the tobacco-plant. There spring from the neck a number of one-flowered nodding peduncles, bearing whitish-green flowers, nearly 2 in. broad, which produce globular, succulent, orange to red berries, resembling small tomatoes, which ripen in late spring.

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