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"We have mushrooms on my island too, but not this huge!"
Knuckles, Sonic Heroes

"Now THAT's a big mushroom!"
Wence, Magi-Nation

"It sounds like a... why, a huge, gargantuan, swollen, bloated mushroom!"
Griswold, Diablo

Despite their subterranean abodes, Nosferatu practice certain forms of horticulture. Over the centuries, the clan has bred and hybridized various sorts of fungus, splicing one with the other to produce species unknown to mortals. Some of these monster mushrooms tower as high as small trees... these gardens often become expansive jungles of weird, phospherescent beauty: slime moulds, enormous moths and the like ooze and whirr through the depths, just as birds and beasts traverse the terrestrial jungle.

A colony of honey fungus in upper Siberia is estimated to be more than 11,000 years old, spanning four hundred square kilometers. It's been worshipped as a god by local villagers, and on occasion has been known to perform great miracles.
The Dragon', after-mission report on "Clearing The Waters", The Secret World

At this moment my attention was attracted by an unexpected sight. After we had gone about five hundred yards, we suddenly turned a steep promontory, and found ourselves close to a lofty forest! It consistent of straight trunks with tufted tops, in shape like parasols. The air seemed to have had no effect upon these trees, which in spite of the tolerable breeze, remained as still and motionless as if they had been petrified.

I hastened forward. I could find no name for these singular formations. Did the not belong to the two thousand and more known trees? Or were we about to make the discovery of a new growth? By no means. When we at las reached the forest, and stood beneath the trees, my surprise gave way at last to admiration.

In truth, I was simply in the presence of a very ordinary product of the earth, of singular and gigantic proportions. My uncle unhesitatingly called them by their real names.

"It is only", he said in his coolest manner, "a forest of mushrooms."


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