A puffy, brown fungus with a gritty, dusty taste. Because of its taste, it was easy to hide poisons within the prepared fungus. Many an Orc-chieftain had achieved his office by slipping a dose of poison into his former leader’s supply of these mushrooms.It could be found in caverns throughout Middle-earth, usually in deep underground. One dose, even unprepared, could sustain a Man for a day. In addition, when properly gathered and prepared, norrog’s natural virtue to lend vigour to those who consumeed it was amplified.