Abulaffa is a flowering berry plant found on the Island of Esskay, which has several intriguing qualities.
The berries of the abulaffa serve as an aphrodisiac for female mammals, and furthermore increase fertility. However, for male mammals, the berries are an anaphrodisiac and reduce fertility.
The roots of the abulaffa serve as an aphrodisiac for male mammals, and furthermore increase fertility. However, for female mammals, the roots are an anaphrodisiac and reduce fertility.
Alchemists consider abulaffa berries and roots materia mystica, and connote them as "desire" and "aversion" respectfully as per their effects on the genders.
Travelers' Comments on Abulaffa
I, sir, have never needed recourse to the "root of concupiscence" in all my years! Call your seconds, so we may hash this out with steel!
— Sir Alexandre Hopitini
It is important to note - do not ever, ever, get the labels of the berries and the roots confused. Such actions on my part, while working for a shipping magnate as a young man, caused enough trouble that it resulted in my exile from Crail.
— Warren the Hapless