The next instant, with appalling suddenness, the jungle waved and dimmed out before his eyes; he did not hear the screams that burst out awfully not far away, as his knees collapsed, letting him pitch limply to the earth. Above his prostrate form the great black blossoms nodded in the windless air.> - Queen of the Black Coast
The black lotus is a much feared, oft-discussed, plant. It is said that the scent of the flowers brings mad, blighted dreams that trouble all but the blackest of souls. The juice of the black lotus is death, an instant plunge into darkness from which one can never recover.
It is rumored that the sorcerers of the Black Ring use the Black lotus to recover their necromantic powers. Few know the secrets of the alchemy involved and there are few who dare to experiment with such a deadly substance.