The stem of this rare annual always droops in the direction of the
prevailing wind. Once rumor, it is now a proven fact that the compass
rose can indeed control the wind. This is hotly denied by the Guild of
, who harvested the species to the brink of extinction in
the Rose Riots
of 811 GUE. The only known surviving bush of the species
is somewhere in the Fields of Frotzen
. Like the rose itself, its scent is unusually delicate.
This species of rose is often confused with another type of compass
rose, a stone or metallic carving depicting all of the cardinal
directions like a compass. These "roses" often have magical properties,
and are usually found in remote underground caverns.
In 966 GUE, compass roses were selling for about zm
|SOURCE(S): Beyond Zork, Spellbreaker|