Fungifolk are a species of sapient humanoid mushrooms native to the land of Eden. They were created by Reekian scientists using the technology of Genetic Elevation and Manipulation, and are amongst the most widespread species in the world. Because they are technically “halfling-made,” fungifolk are not expelled from Eden at the start of each new iteration of reality and are therefore allowed to stay in this purgatorial paradise with the people who created them.
Fungifolk have several preternatural abilities, most notably the capacity for individuals born from the same fungus to communicate across great distances—all thanks to the hive mind they share. This makes them particularly valued as messengers, spies, and government advisors—to those who can tolerate the distinctive odor of these beings, of course.
Fungifolk are also notable for their preference to form lifebonds with other species—and only rarely to couple with one of their own kind. Because all other fungifolk are either siblings or members of rival clans, fungifolk typically seek out non-mushrooms when they have a craving for romance—or for something a little more naughty. And yet, even if they do seek out a partner for one evening of debauchery, fungifolk are likely to fall in love anyway. They are genetically coded, it seems, to bond for life.