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In the late evening and the wee hours of the Egyptian morning, mushroom spawns will pop up in many locations, during which time they are free for the taking. These spawns will vanish a few in-game hours after appearing.

There are over two dozen varieties of mushroom. All are useful in Cooking, and some have other uses beyond eating. Found growing in the wild between 2:00 am and 6:00 am game time. Note this does not mean that anywhere between 2-6 that you will see it. Most have a specific time they appear. So if you stand at a known spawn point at 2am, they likely will not be there. If a known spawn times is 3:44am then thats when you see them appear.

All mushrooms are mildly poisonous, but cooking removes the toxins. The Test of the Darkest Night allows Egyptians to train their bodies to safely eat raw mushrooms, building their Constitution in the process.

They are also used in Botanical Identification tuition costs.


New mushrooms were announced by Wahim in the story line: "Furthermore, mushrooms unknown in one age can appear in another - witness the recent discovery of Nile Fire, Falcon Bait, and other mushrooms that grow during the daytime - no mention of these is made in our history books!"


Folks, since Rogarian has came out with a nice new Shroomdar, I will no longer be supporting my temporary site ( to post your mushrooms. I will submit all the posting over to the Shroomdar database. Please bookmark and post all future sightings to the below links. This will be better in the long run for the community, as a permanent solution. Thanks! ~Cegaiel 2/19/2010

New based shroomdar -- Main Server

New based shroomdar -- Bastet

A player run resource called the Shroomdar can be found at

note : this orignial shroomdar has been down for a few weeks now please use one of the new shroomdars above.

Mushroom Spawn Theories

Mushroom Varieties

This page contains information directly lifted from Tale 3, and has not yet been confirmed as accurate for Tale 4.
Please verify the accuracy of the data before removing this stub

Mushroom pictures in an overview from Tale 3

(Table adapted from a misplaced Mosaic guild page. Some of the locations in this table need updating - where is "camp"? Probably the Mosaic guild camp, whereever that is. --Inkoaten 21:05, 20 April 2009 (EST))

Mushroom Landscape Found On Approx Spawn Times Sightings Misc
Acorn's Cap The Nile and near pools of Water on Grass 2.48-4.18am Meroe West Nile Usually small groups, common
Beehive Khmun 7:30am-10am Semi-regular spawn near -100, 400
Bleeding Hand Slopes of mountains, rocky outcrops 3.24-4.54am Mountain range south of camp,QR Mountain ranges northwest of CS Common
Brain Found on Rocky or Dirt hills 2.18-4.53am FB, at 4391 -1598 Migrate
Camels Mane Grass, hilly areas 2.00-3.30am South Meroe and QR Common
Carrion mountains, hills, sand 4:30pm-6:00pm FB 3888 -571 (lots), Western Meroe/S Khmun, SA SWorship Common
Cat Nip Mountains, similar to brains 2.24-4.53am Migrate
Cobra Hood Mountains 3.36-5.06am QR 1704 -7393 Common
Colt's Foot 2.15-3.40am a small patch in CCR -723 4667
Mountains around Keyhole lake
Dead Tongue Always near water 2.48-4.18am Meroe East Nile, Lakes due east of camp Common
Dueling Serpents On sand 2.26-3.54am Shabbat Ab (2609, 2063)
Meroe and QR deserts
FB (2759, -204 and 4282 -769)
Dung Rot sand 2.06-3.36am Saq UArch
Earth Light 2.30-4.06am Mountain range northwest of keyhole lake(?coords?), also in CCR at -723 4667, also in SW in the mountain hills west of the cs 1452, 3619 Migrate
Eye of Osiris Grass areas 4.00-5.30am Meroe and QR, 5,-5588,QR is a great spot. QR -14, 5533
Falcon's Bait Grass 6.00-7.29am 2062 -6650
Fish Hook Grass 3.12-4.42am North and west of Pacman Lake 255 -2622 Common
Golden Sun Can spawn on grass, rock and sand 3.06pm-4.35pm widespread sites; CCR - Near Sbody & SHarm. Also seen NE of UArch Semi-regular spawn in NP @ -2360, 2700
Hairy Tooth On grass and near water 3.12-4.42am West PL near the Schools, that´s in the very east of the Nile Delta Common
Heart of Ash Grass 3.48-5.18am South Meroe,South QR Grass Plains, QR 1778 -7239,1738 -7160, 1571 -7316 Spawn in 7s, Migrate
Heaven's Torrent Usually near water 2.30-4.05am Migrate
Iron Knot Slopes of mountains/rocky terrain 3.36-5.06am E. QR 2921 -5457
Nature's Jug Open spaces and desert 2.46-4.12am QR east desert
Nefertari's Crown Hilly, rocky or grass areas. 2.12-3.42am Migrate. Several small spread out spawns. Often among other mushroom types.
Nile Fire Near Water 10.30am-12.00pm Saq/Khmun border, NE Meroe and Falcon Bay (300+ every ingame day at 4000, -2100 FB)
SA (2443, 2159 Big field) Also in HG at -2245 6425
On ground between 10.30am and 12.00pm
Peasant's Foot Grass plains 3.48-5.17am Meroe 213 -2828, QR 1816 -7043, QR 1624 -6960 Migrate
Pool of Tranquility sand 2.06-3.36am Saq UArch, Red Sea approx 2350 3250
Ra's Awakening Sandy and grassy areas(rough terrain) 3.00-4.30am SE Meroe/QR, -2270 -2839 East Meroe on the hills, West FB Batches of 2
Razor's Edge On or near steep cliffs 2.46-4.17am
Salt Water Fungus Coasts and lakes 2.30-4.05am
Sand Spore Sand, deserts 2.26-3.54am FB (2643, -183), Meroe
Saqqara 1878, -29
Spawn in pairs
Scorpion's Brood Mountains and rocky terrain 2.36-4.06am 419,-4532 Meroe, in mountains around Keyhole Common
Slave's Bread Sandy hills 3.00-4.30am FB See User:Mortality, FB near U Thought
Spiderling Rocky Hills or Mountains 6.00-7.30pm preferabbly in sandy areas -2623, -7246 QR
Sun Star 12.00-1.30pm Western Desert. Look at description page for good locations
Toad Skin Mountains and hills 2.00-3.30am Mountain range south of camp