I don't know who my parents were -- only that I was dropped into a clan with other Norns at an early age. They raised me, but they're also growing alienated from me. Every time I'm hungry, they offer me a seed or a fruit, but I've never felt the need to eat them. In fact, I just need to walk out into the open sun and after a bit of basking, I'm sated again! Is something wrong with me? Is this the dreaded Plant Norn Ailment? Is there an antidote? I want to be able to have dinner with my clan; I don't want to be a flower!
- Feeding On Sunshine
Dear Feeding On Sunshine,
Rather than regarding your condition as an ailment, have you ever considered that perhaps the Shee created you this way for a reason? After all, your soft foliage and flowery scent provide excellent camouflage against Grendels. While this does mean that there's no antidote, don't be too dismayed. Why, I'm sure that there are plenty of Norns who would envy you for never having to eat your vegetables as a kid. With all this in mind, you're probably better off as you are. Although you could try eating a few seeds or fruits when you're around your family, if only for politeness's sake, I don't think I could recommend it. If you really are part (or all) Plant Norn, it would almost be like eating a distant cousin. Instead, you might try sampling a drop of honey, or perhaps some fish. Not only will it give your coat a healthy shine, but I also hear that fish is great for fertilising flowers!