Blackscour mushrooms are a rare flora most commonly found growing deep in the earth around swampy pools. Eating any part of the blackscour mushroom subjects the diner to a disease called blackscour taint.1 This disease can even be contracted by just drinking the water that blackscour mushrooms have grown in.2 Some races that live underground supposedly cultivate these mushrooms, although why is not currently known1 as there is currently no known beneficial use for blackscour.3
Blackscour mushrooms are short and fat, with a black cap covered with small, white spots. The smells that they emit are easily confused with that of a rotting corpse, and tastes bitter.1
Blackscour most commonly grows underground.1 An above-ground patch has been found in Darkmoon Vale.12 Rumor is that the kobolds living in the dwarven ruins of Droskar's Crag forced it to the surface.1
- Erik Mona et al. (2008). "The World". Campaign Setting, p. 216. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-112-1
- Mike McArtor. (2008). Guide to Darkmoon Vale, p. 26. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-100-8
- Jason Bulmahn and F. Wesley Schneider. (2007). Hollow's Last Hope, p. 5. Paizo Publishing, LLC.