Mandragora (White)
Mandragora (Black)
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 translucent appearance, almost seeming to glow and glimmer in the light. Scholars have yet to pinpoint their origins.

Family Information
Type: Plantoids
Subfamilies: Korrigan, Lycopodium, Pachypodium, Adenium, Seed
Common Behavior: L, H
Uncommon Behavior: A
Weak against: Resist Vs. Fire Resist Vs. Wind Resist Vs. Lightning Resist Vs. Dark Resist Vs. Ice Piercing Weapons: Dagger, Polearm, Archery, Marksmanship, Shuriken, Sharpshot Frame
Strong against: Resist Vs. Light
Common Job(s): Monk
Uncommon Job(s): Black Mage, Red Mage, White Mage
Traits: Resist Charm, Guard, Counter
Charmable: Able to be charmed
Pankration: Able to be captured
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Drain: Susceptible to Drain

Special Attacks[edit]

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

Notorious Monsters in Family[edit]

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
Chloris Forced Spawn by clicking ??? @ (I-8) with key items Veinous Hecteyes Eyelid, Torn Bat Wing, Gory Scorpion Claw, and Mossy Adamantoise Shell. ? Abyssea - Tahrongi Augur's Gloves
Card of Balance
Coin of Balance
Issen Hachimaki
Ludic Mitts
Two-leaf Chloris Bud
Overgrown Mandragora FlowerTemporary Key Item
Atma of the HarvesterKey Item
Gancanagh Spawned by trading Alkaline Humus to the ??? @ (H-8) 88-92 Abyssea - Tahrongi Thew Bomblet
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

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),

Walk of Echoes NMs: Annihilative Adenium, Killer Korrigan, Lunatic Lycopodium, Murderous Mandragora, Pernicious Pachypodium

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

Monsters in Family[edit]

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
Nightmare Mandragora Information Needed Dynamis - Valkurm
Pachypodium 86-88 Abyssea - Tahrongi
Orapodium 90-92 Abyssea - Misareaux
Hannequet Unknown Abyssea - Attohwa
Fear Dearg 97-99 Abyssea - Altepa
Blanched Mandragora 100-105 Ceizak Battlegrounds
Pinetorum 100-105 Yahse Hunting Grounds
Bonaria Unknown Sih Gates

Historical Background[edit]

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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