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While staying at [[Illyrio's manse]] in [[Pentos]] Tyrion Lannister goes for a walk in the gardens and notices a poisonous variety of mushrooms growing in a cracked paving tile. He takes six of them and stuffs them carefully in his boot.  
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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==
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==Recent Events==
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 be notices some mushrooms growing up from a cracked paving tile.
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===''A Dance With Dragons''===
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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}}
  
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''.  
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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}}
  
There are seven mushrooms. Tyrion wonders if the Seven are trying to tell him something. He picks them all, snatches a glove from down the washerwoman’s line and 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. It is not mentioned if Illyrio knows that Tyrion picked mushrooms, it is quite likely that he does.
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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.
  
==Tyron’s travels==
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==Quotes==
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 mance, and there are days when he is sorely tempted to slip them into [[Griff]]’s supper. The trouble is is that [[Griff]] scarcely seems to eat.
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{{quote|Delicious, he thought, and deadly.{{ref|ADWD|1}}|thoughts of [[Tyrion Lannister]]}}
  
After being kidnapped and being held captive by Ser [[Jorah]] 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 impression Jorah means to deliver him to his sister.  Thinking of the mushrooms he says to himself,
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==References==
{{Quote|There will always be that escape.  [[Cersei]] will not have me alive, at least. }}
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Much later, after being sold on the auction block in [[Meereen]] he and [[Penny]] (and [[Jorah]]) are on their way to their new master [[Yezzan zo Qaggaz]].  Tyrion has heard about [[Daenerys Targaryen]], but he thinks to himself that he has no faith in royal rescues.  He contemplates,
 
{{Quote|If need be, he would see to their deliverance himself.  The mushrooms jammed into the toe of his boot should be sufficient for both him and [[Penny]].  [[Crunch]] and [[Pretty Pig]] would need to fend for themselves.}}
 
  
Later [[Yezzan zo Qaggaz]]'s hated overseer [[Nurse]] contracts the [[pale mare]], none of the other slaves will go near him so [[Tyrion]] attends 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 from the 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''.
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[[Category:Plants]]
The last words spoken by Nurse  is "No," while Tyrion's last words to Nurse are, 
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[[Category:Poisons]]
{{Quote|"A [[Lannister]] always pays his debts."{{Ref|aDwD|57}}}}
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As Tyrion only used a small amount of mushroom presumably he has plenty left.  Presumably they are still in his boot when he signs up with the [[Second Sons]].
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[[pt:Cogumelos de Tyrion]]
==References and Notes==
 
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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