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While staying at [[Illyrio's manse]] in [[Pentos]], [[Tyrion Lannister]] goes for a walk in the gardens and notices a [[poison]]ous variety of [[Mushroom (fungi)|mushrooms]] growing in a cracked paving tile. He takes seven of them and stuffs them carefully in his boot.{{Ref|aDwD|1}}
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'''Tyrion's mushrooms''' are a [[poison]]ous variety of [[Mushroom (fungi)|mushroom]] found in a garden by [[Tyrion Lannister]] while he stays at [[Illyrio's manse]] in [[Pentos]]. The mushrooms grow from a cracked paving tile. They are pale white, with speckles and red-ribbed undersides dark as blood..{{Ref|ADWD|1}}
 
 
==The seven mushrooms==
 
Tyrion sits on a stone bench drinking a flagon strongwine. He drops the flagon when it is empty and it rolls across the yard. As he goes to fetch it he notices some mushrooms growing up from a cracked paving tile. The mushrooms are pale white, with speckles and red-ribbed undersides dark as blood. He snaps one off and sniffs it and thinks to himself ''delicious''…and ''deadly''. There are seven mushrooms and Tyrion wonders if the [[Faith of the Seven|Seven]] are trying to tell him something. He picks them all, snatches a glove from down the washerwoman's line, wraps them carefully, and stuffs them down his pocket. The effort makes him dizzy, so afterward he crawls back to the bench, curls up, and shuts his eyes.{{Ref|ADWD|1}}  While it is not specifically mentioned if Illyrio knows that Tyrion picked mushrooms, it is implied that he does. When Illyrio and Tyrion have dinner later, mushrooms are served, and Illyrio insists the cook made them specially for Tyrion. Tyion almost eats them, but changes his mind. After Illyrio declines the mushrooms, Tyrion insists that in Westeros, it is considered impolite to poison your guest at supper. Even knowing what the mushrooms are, Tyrion considers eating a mushroom, but that thought frightens him, so he refuses. Illyrio then eats a mushroom, revealing that they were not poisoned, and declaring that Tyrion needs to start trusting him.{{Ref|ADWD|1}}
 
  
 
==Recent Events==
 
==Recent Events==
===A Dance With Dragons===
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===''A Dance With Dragons''===
Tyrion discovers poisonous mushrooms growing in [[Illyrio]]'s garden. He picks them and stores them in his boot.{{Ref|aDwD|1}} He has them in his boot throughout his travels in [[Essos]].
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Tyrion discovers poisonous mushrooms growing in Magister [[Illyrio Mopatis]]'s garden. He picks seven with a glove and stores them in his boot. Tyrion is skeptical when mushrooms are prepared by Illyrio's cook, but the magister assures them the food is not poisonous.{{Ref|aDwD|1}}
  
While heading down the [[Rhoyne]] on the [[Shy Maid]], Tyrion is in a bad mood and thinks to himself that he still has the mushrooms he had plucked from the ground of Illyrio's manse, and there are days when he is sorely tempted to slip them into [[Griff]]'s supper. The trouble is that Griff scarcely seems to eat.  
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While heading down the [[Rhoyne]] on the ''[[Shy Maid]]'', the angry Tyrion is tempted to put the slip the mushrooms into [[Griff]]'s supper.{{ref|ADWD|18}} After being kidnapped by Ser [[Jorah Mormont]], Tyrion thinks he could eat the mushrooms and thereby avoid being taken alive to his sister, Queen [[Cersei Lannister]].{{Ref|aDwD|27}} Tyrion is later sold on the auction block outside [[Meereen]]. Having no faith that [[Daenerys Targaryen]] could rescue him, he considers using the mushrooms on [[Penny]] and himself.{{Ref|ADWD|47}}
  
After being kidnapped and being held captive by Ser [[Jorah Mormont]] in [[Volantis]], Tyrion’s thoughts again go to his boot, to the mushrooms in the toe. His captor had not searched him quite as thoroughly as he might have. At the time Tyrion is under the (wrong) impression that Ser Jorah means to deliver him to his [[Cersei Lannister|sister]]. Thinking of the mushrooms he says to himself that they can be a form of escape for him, and that his sister [[Cersei Lannister|Cersei]] will not have him alive.{{Ref|aDwD|27}}
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Tyrion attends [[Yezzan zo Qaggaz]]'s hated overseer, [[Nurse]], when he contracts the [[bloody flux]]. Nurse succumbs to the disease, but Tyrion is implied to have hastened his end by poisoning him. When Nurse falls ill Tyrion serves him soup "with slivers of mushroom in the broth."{{Ref|aDwD|57}} The last word spoken by Nurse is "No," to which Tyrion replies, "A [[House Lannister|Lannister]] always pays his debts.".{{Ref|aDwD|57}} It is unknown whether Tyrion still has mushrooms left.
  
Much later, after being sold on the auction block in [[Meereen]], he, [[Penny]], and [[Jorah Mormont]] are on their way to their new master [[Yezzan zo Qaggaz]]. Tyrion has hears about [[Daenerys Targaryen]], but he thinks to himself that he has no faith in royal rescues. He contemplates that, if necessary, he could see to their deliverance himself, believing the mushrooms in his boot to be enough for both him and Penny.{{Ref|ADWD|47}}
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==Quotes==
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{{quote|Delicious, he thought, and deadly.{{ref|ADWD|1}}|thoughts of [[Tyrion Lannister]]}}
  
Later, when [[Yezzan zo Qaggaz]]'s hated overseer [[Nurse]] contracts the [[pale mare]], none of the other [[Slavery|slaves]] will go near him, so Tyrion has to attend to him. Nurse succumbs to the disease; however, Tyrion is implied to have hastened his end and be the ultimate cause of Nurse's death via poisoning. When Nurse falls ill Tyrion serves him a nice hot dogtail soup ''“with slivers of mushroom in the broth,"'' {{Ref|aDwD|57}} implying that the mushrooms used in the soup are the same poisonous ones that Tyrion took from [[Illyrio Mopatis]]'s mance. As he is feeding Nurse, Tyrion says to himself, ''drink it down Nursey, that shitwater squirting from your arse needs to be replaced''. The last word spoken by Nurse is "No," while Tyrion's last words to Nurse are ''"A [[House Lannister|Lannister]] always pays his debts."''.{{Ref|aDwD|57}}
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==References==
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{{References|2}}
  
It is unknown whether Tyrion still has mushrooms left.
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[[Category:House Lannister]]
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[[Category:Plants]]
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[[Category:Poisons]]
  
==References and Notes==
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[[pt:Cogumelos de Tyrion]]
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[[Category:Poisons]]
 

Latest revision as of 16:00, 28 May 2020

Tyrion's mushrooms are a poisonous variety of mushroom found in a garden by Tyrion Lannister while he stays at Illyrio's manse in Pentos. The mushrooms grow from a cracked paving tile. They are pale white, with speckles and red-ribbed undersides dark as blood..[1]

Recent Events

A Dance With Dragons

Tyrion discovers poisonous mushrooms growing in Magister Illyrio Mopatis's garden. He picks seven with a glove and stores them in his boot. Tyrion is skeptical when mushrooms are prepared by Illyrio's cook, but the magister assures them the food is not poisonous.[1]

While heading down the Rhoyne on the Shy Maid, the angry Tyrion is tempted to put the slip the mushrooms into Griff's supper.[2] After being kidnapped by Ser Jorah Mormont, Tyrion thinks he could eat the mushrooms and thereby avoid being taken alive to his sister, Queen Cersei Lannister.[3] Tyrion is later sold on the auction block outside Meereen. Having no faith that Daenerys Targaryen could rescue him, he considers using the mushrooms on Penny and himself.[4]

Tyrion attends Yezzan zo Qaggaz's hated overseer, Nurse, when he contracts the bloody flux. Nurse succumbs to the disease, but Tyrion is implied to have hastened his end by poisoning him. When Nurse falls ill Tyrion serves him soup "with slivers of mushroom in the broth."[5] The last word spoken by Nurse is "No," to which Tyrion replies, "A Lannister always pays his debts.".[5] It is unknown whether Tyrion still has mushrooms left.

Quotes

Delicious, he thought, and deadly.[1]

—thoughts of Tyrion Lannister

References