Sylo Scibin Sporelit (named Rosey at birth) hails from an old lineage of druid, gnomes whispered to have lived in the Great Swamps for generations. She’s roughly 102 years old though she’s lost track of her age having lived in exile as a hermit for the last 60+ years.
Rosey was excommunicated from her tribe after pushing an experiment with a highly toxic mushrooms too far. This concoction lead her to the realm of Zuggtmoy, the Demon Prince of Fungi, who scored her lack of respect by cursing her with grey, poisonous skin (similar to that of a mushroom) and dubbing her Sylo Scibin Sporelit. Now a servant to Zuggtmoy, she tasks Sylo with nurturing a special mushroom gifted to her by the Fungi Prince before returning back to her gnome tribe.
Upon her return Uncle Jasper and the elder druids of their tribe would not allow Sylo to say within the village after such disrespect of their traditions and practices. Thus, Sylo was exiled, and she took to the woods to care for Zuggtmoy’s gift with no limitations on the experiments and concoctions she can create from the poisonous wild.
After decades of nurturing and caring for Zuggtmoy’s gift, the tiny mushroom grew to maturity. Sylo was then able to puck it from the ground to use as a personal druadic focus staff. Apply named Polypore, Sylo’s living mushroom staff keeps her company in the lonely swamps and provides her only means of friendship. Sylo continues to worship Zuggtmoy and care for Polypore as if it were her own child in hopes that one day the Demon Prince of Fungi will return with more knowledge and blessings.
Sylo’s love of all things toxic and poisonous steams from a place of genuine care and concern for the living. She believes that if she can master and understand the poisonous qualities of mother nature then she can also protect creatures from the harmful effects of them. She may often seem a little “burned out” from the consistent testing and sampling of substances, but don’t be fooled. She is wise beyond her years.