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Ghost Hiding in the Rushes
Parliament of Trees



Little is known of Ghost Hiding in the Rushes' true origins including his name. It is known that he was born several millennia before Earth's industrial age, possibly of Chinese descent. Ghost Hiding in the Rushes was one of several retired elementals who comprised the Parliament of Trees. Having once assumed the title of Erl-King, he also served as part of an aspect of the Parliament known as the Committee. As such, he was instrumental in showing the Earth's latest elemental, Alec Holland, how to hone his abilities and communicate with the Green. He also presided over a meeting to determine whether or not Alec Holland would take his rightful place amongst the Parliament, thereby enabling the troublesome Sprout to become the next plant elemental. The Swamp Thing interfered in this venture, and Ghost Hiding in the Rushes, along with three other Committee members were fused into a new elemental entity known as the Wild Thing. The Swamp Thing ultimately destroyed the Wild Thing, and Ghost Hiding in the Rushes' essence was cast into the void where it took root on another world capable of sustaining plant life. During this exile, Ghost Hiding in the Rushes was one of several off-world elementals who had garnered the attention of the Dominators during their quest to subjugate the planet Earth. Since Ghost Hiding in the Rushes was off-planet at the time that the Parliament of Trees was destroyed by the Word, it is reasonable to assume that he may still be alive.

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