Ásen’evathón is a very special fruit bearing bush of the northern reaches of
Sarvonia. Ásen’evathón (Styrásh
"Ásen’evathón", "Sweet Ice") is so named as a result of its year round fruit
bearing properties, as even in the most ravishing cold of winter a blue coloured
berry serves as a frozen treat to any so lucky as to stumble on this bush.
This Bell Fruit Tree is a
broadleaf fruit tree that can grow quite large, and is appreciated for its
shading effect on dwellings as well as its fruit. It's not unusual to have a
single large tree that shades a house and several outbuildings. During the fruit
season, the tree looks like it is almost more red in colour, than its customary
dark green, because the fruit can grow straight from the bark of the trunk and
branches, not just the tips of the leafy areas. A healthy tree can be literally
"covered" with fruit. In some areas this fruit is also known as the "Mountain
Apple". The reason for this name is lost in antiquity.
Dainbel (Styrásh "Dain'bél" for
"Day Berry") is a small, squat bush found predominantly within the southern
provinces. It is best known for the varying colours of its berries and unusual
flowers. On the first day of the month of
Changing Winds simple white
flowers extend from the thick stems. The flowers recede every night to only
flower again at Firstflame. As
the months change to the Rising Sun
the flowers are replaced by small white berries. As time moves on the berries
progress through many colours, and with each colour comes a different taste.
Lush but seedy, purple tint with pink bloom.
Delicious fresh, dried into raisins for travellers, or as a sweet port
The Fáberige grows in
cool, mild conditions, usually with gentle rainfall. In spring, their short
stems are emblished with tiny white flowers of petite and delicate make, framed
by broad leaves. When the spring turns to summer, these petals fall and by late
summer and spring are replaced by luscious heart-shaped
fruits, whose skin is covered with tiny yellow seeds. The plant is known for
this fruit, which is very popular both for its delicious taste and for its
Unlike many fruits, the
Guiro grows on a vine that extends underground. It is
here that Guiro grows and ripens. This is a commonly
eaten fruit of the Kanapan and has
found its way into many of the local dishes.
Bush is a low shrub that grows primarily in the region of the
Santharian province of Enthronia. This
peculiar plant is oddly coloured, and is more than often associated with the
element of fire. It is the main ingredient
for the popular "Twilight's Hearth", a Cavthan drink.
herb is an aromatic flowering plant, not quite leafy enough to be called a
shrub, with tall beautiful flowers. It grows mainly in the mid-southern regions
of Santharia, though it has spread to some
more northern regions where the climate is similar.
Khomilchfruit is a relatively uncommon tree located in the Jungles of Shar.
Whilst most of Shar’s people would pass a lifetime without seeing a
Khomilchfruit (which was an incredibly long time for a two hundred year old
Krean) the remarkable fruit with ‘milch
that tastes like chocolate’ was famous particularly in the days of the
Krath Empire, where affluent Zhunite
merchants of the Southern Coast would pay through the nose for a tankard of the
delightful foodstuff. Known for its remarkable similarity in flavour to the
prized Khofúhsháti (Krath
Chocolate) but with additional antivenomonous and reinvigorating effects,
Khomilch (literal ‘Brown Milch’ in the Krath tongue) was treated as more
valuable than any precious metal.
The Kies a brightly pink flowered fruit
producing plant: It gets to about
one ped in height and is all flowers.
The plant grows in a pillar shape filling up the basic circle
shape with leaves, flowers and Tras. The Tra is a ball shaped fruit, which starts
of as yellow and then as it ripens becomes a brilliant red colour. A sweet crisp
tasting fruit which is fabulous to eat and cook with. Definitely a delicacy
when served on the dinner table.
is a bushy, sun-loving plant, found mainly in southern
Sarvonia. The bush wears Loriv berries,
though in general bland in taste, are often added to cooking, where they double
in size. Loriv berries are also often added to teas, said to help weak hearts.
Lýth’bél plant (Lýth’bél),
Styrásh for the "Love Berry", is
a popular fruit-bearing plant that grows in warm to mildly cool temperatures,
which makes them available in almost all parts of
Santharia as well as places in
Northern Sarvonia. The temperature
in which the
defines what color this fruit will become and tends to have slight effects on
taste. These juicy fruits vary from a bright red to a bluish purple in color and
are usually round in shape.
are a necessity to any home garden.
Meldarapple Tree is a wild fruit tree that grows in northern
Santharia as far south as
Marcogg and as far north as Nyermersys.
They bear crisp pink barriers in the late summer and early autumn months and
have wood of a softly tinted pinkish white, making it a desired material by
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.
A tall berry-bearing cane with soft bronze leaves and deep red berries. Grows
best in most cultivated settings, although forms a major part of the hedgerow
ecosystem as well. Found throughout central
Santharia, and grows almost up into arctic regions. Berries are small and
quite sweet, containing several edible seeds. The seeds have high concentrations
of natural acids and nutrients, so when the whole berry is eaten the flavours
blend pleasantly between overly sweet and mouthpuckeringly sour. Small spikes on
canes break off easily and embed themselves in skin, so care must be taken when
harvesting the berries and leaves.
Brewed and taken internally as maid’s ease
tea, or soaked in alcohol as a rubbing tincture, this plant causes taut muscles
to relax. Every farmer’s wife keeps a bottle of the tea next her bed for
menstrual cramps, and many times the husband has had his
shoulders massaged with the tincture after a long day’s work - although he would
never reveal his "secret" to his
Redberry Bush is a common, medium-sized bush that can be found throughout most of
Caelereth (with the exception of southern
Aeruillin. The Redberry plant got its name from its many small, tart and, more
importantly, red berries. The juice is used for cooking and is suitable for
seasoning stews. The juice is also one of the more important ingredients in the
Some people also make a jelly out of the berries, which taste good on steaks and
The Riverberry (also called the "Blue Bavsberry", "Water Wineberry", and
"Flutterfish Fruit"), despite its name, does not grow exclusively in
rivers. Apart from slow- or moderately-running rivers, the plant also
grows in small streams, ponds, and lakes throughout
Santharia, (where some motion is
created by fish, frogs, or other water-dwelling
creatyre) though it prefers warmer, more humid locations.
While it can be used as a dye, its generally only used for dying small
stretches; it is more common for making sweet juices and sauces in small
quantities. And of course, it is one of the primary foods comprising the
diet of the Blue Flutterfish; in fact, the berry is often attributed as
the source of the fish’s serenely blue colouration.
The Vinterberry is a
red-wine berry found over most of Santharia,
with a small variation of poisonous black berries (called
Corpseberries) found in the Paelelon. Its name comes from the sweet berry and juices it produces, and
the Eophyrhim name for it comes from the poisouous black berries the tribe
cultivates for festivals and their own wine.
Low-growing, spreading fruit tree with a dark
reddish wood and small tart fruits. The overall shape of the tree resembles an
upturned cup or wide-handled goblet. Thrives in arid climates, prefers slightly
acidic soil; thus it grows well in burnt-over areas.
The fruits are too tart even for jelly or jam making; but if boiled in a heavy
syrup solution, then individually dipped in sugar and left to dry, they make a
very effective anti-cough lozenge. Mothers sometimes threaten their children
with fresh winge-cherries if they cry or use foul language:
“Yvenn! What did I hear you say? Do you want a winge-cherry for dessert?” Oddly
enough, they are never taken up on this offer...