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 Meteorologists, 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 zm40.

SOURCE(S): Beyond Zork, Spellbreaker