Doran travelled to Blood Lily Island for his book Secrets of Deltora. There, he discovered Forta grazing on the lilies. Later, she chose Blood Lily Island as her hiding spot when Doran convinced her to go to into hiding. Sadly, her sleep lasted longer than she anticipated, and she was eaten alive by fleshbanes.
Lief, Barda, and Jasmine discovered Forta's bones on the island, as well as the single egg she had laid. They were nearly eaten alive themselves, but were able to clear a path through the blood lilies with Tom's fire beeds.
Hidden among the Blood Lilies are bugs called Fleshbanes. They are red and similar in shape to Blood Lily petals. When Blood Lily pollen touches skin, it has a numbing effect on the victim. Fleshbanes attach themselves to the numbed area and chew through clothing to the flesh using their razor sharp teeth, sometimes without the victim knowing.