The Toad's Glove (S. "Gurbeg", Q. "Loicopica") ,Slota-ana or Deathwart was a small fungus growing on dead things in Rain forests, the steamy environment where fate took its daily due. When a dead animal or person hit the forest floor, it began to decompose rapidly; insects, scavenging animals and opportunistic fungi made their way quickly to the corpse and began to feed. Within 12 hours of death, toad's glove spores settled themselves on the flesh and sprout in another 2 hours. 6 hours later, the tiny, brown and black, wart-like fungus was mature and already making more spores. By the time the corpse was reduced to a skeleton (I week later), dozens of generations of this fungus had come and gone.The ground up, small, wart-like body of the mature fungus (or rather a paste made from toad's glove and administered orally) was rumored to be one of the only antidotes able to counteract the poison sleta.Toad's glove kept for up to I week before losing its virtue, but healers had learned how to keep a toad's glove culture active (sometimes for years) by storing it in a closed container with rotting meat.