THE MUTLIWEED

APPEARANCE - TERRITORY - USAGES

The Mutliweed has one of the largest ranges of any other plant, found nearly on every continent and island in the world, though is is more commonly found in Northern Sarvonia. The plant produces a nut, the Mutnut, which is where the weight value of the mut (equaling 1/100 of a heb) originated from. Though the plant, which often appears as a bush, is small, it has deep roots, making it difficult to get rid of.

Appearance. The true height of the Mutliweed’s stem is difficult to determine, as it tends to bend over once it reaches a fore and curve downwards. This usually happens within a year due to the added weight of all the Mutnuts growing from the tops of the stem. Years of growing upward before being forced to bend from the nuts it bears in autumn gives the Mutliweed a gnarled, tangled appearance. The stem’s color usually varies from a grayish brown to a dull brownish-green. The leaves tend to be the same color as the stem, though may appear a little greener, and are directly connected to it. These leaves tend to be rather thick and wide in shape, similar to a fat triangle. Like most plants, the leaves are smaller on the newer parts of the stem and bigger on the old.

In late spring, the Mutliweed flower blossoms. These flowers are large, sometimes reaching a palmspan in width. Their color usually ranges from an off-white to a light taupe. Flowers contain five short, fat petals that come to a point at the end. In autumn, these petals fall away and a nut begins to form. Though the nuts start out as a light grayish brown, they will eventually grow to reach a dull brown color. These nuts, called Mutnuts, tend to grow in numerous quantities whose collected weight may end up being an od and a half or more! Mutnuts will never stray more than about two nailsbreadths in diameter unless the development of the nut is tampered with or the plant from which it comes has a disease of some sort. These nuts have a circular shape. Under their shell, which is only about 2 or 3 grains thick, the edible heart of the nut lays. This heart is surprisingly soft and a bit juicy compared to most other nuts. When dried, it has a weight of 1/100 hebs. This is a nearly constant weight for all dried Mutnut hearts.
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Territory. The Mutnut is found on almost every continent and islands currently know, though it thrives especially in Northern Sarvonia. It flourishes mainly on the Wilshire Heath and the Heath of Wilderon. They have also been commonly seen in and around the Shadowlands.
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Usages. The Mutnut is an easily accessible source of food within the cold regions of Northern Sarvonia. It is also a good traveling snack and will keep for nearly 2 years if dried and prepared properly. The Mutnut, after drying, can also be crushed and used as a seasoning for certain dishes.

The Mutnut is also used by traders at times to help determine the price of products whose value depends on weight. The Mutnut is where the heft measure of "mut" originated.
1 mut equals the weight of one dried mutnut heart (0.1 pounds or 1.6 ounces). Return to the top

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