First encountered in the region around the barony of Aper, the carpet thistle at first appears to be a large dead area of plants that emits a foul odor. Upon closer inspection, one might notice the countless bones of small animals trapped among the twisted brown shoots. When provoked, the thistle will rise up in order to better attack its foes with spiky vines, leaving the root system unprotected. While an intrepid adventure might, for a time, subdue the thistle by hacking at the roots, the only true way to defeat the carpet thistle is by alchemist’s fire. Any other method will only send it into hibernation as it rejuvenates the root system and vegetation.