Specially crafted through magic and science the Áró'bejón Vine (styrásh for "First Evergreen Wine") are what elven wine is made from. While there are many factors which effect the taste of the wine produced, this is a general overview of the Áró'bejón Vine.
Appearance. The Ár’ó'bejón Vine is cultured over the years to allow the residential areas to grow. The vine easily attaches itself to any surface using tine thin tendrils which produce a sticky substance also used as glue. The leaves have been commented on as being baby hearts. The berries grow in hand sized bunches. The size of the individual berries averages the size of a large pebble. However, some varieties of the Ár’ó'bejón Vine have larger berries.
Territory. In general Ár’ó'bejón Vines will grow anywhere with regular rainfall. Some varieties are a little more particular when it comes to climate and soil needs. Although as a general overview of the Áró'bejón Vine, this is its only requirement.
Usages. Both as a fruit off the vine and for making wine. It has in its original form no medical value whatsoever. The berries are used in cooking as well as the wine itself.
Hi'Cupa, an elven wine tester, called in to describe the wines as best as he possibly can has accumulated the following common varieties:
The love berry (Etherus inspired). Bright red in colour. Very juicy. “Tasting like an array of flowers lovingly pressed together, sprinkled with sweetness,” says the elven wine specialist Hi’Cupa. Producing a very light tasting wine. Has no other specific requirements other than sun and water. One of the more popular vines.
Autumn fun (Grothar inspired). Also a fairly popular variety. Growing practically anywhere. While it will grow in any non-extreme climates, it flourishes during the autumn months while the other plants are shrivelling away. Typically brown in colour. “A strong earthen tone to the taste. An array of dusky flavours which are intricately combined with a natural sprinkle of spices throughout,” comments Hi’Cupa.
The only variety that has flowers growing on the vine. Bright green coloured leaves and small white flowers for decoration. The Flower Vine was first discovered growing about the base of an urban tree in the Auturian Woods and has since its first sighting in 803 b.S. spread across the continent, making it one of the more popular varieties. A very pleasant taste. Very floral like its looks. Not a delicate wine, somewhat flat in taste. Lacks that special something that makes you want to come back for more. Yet you do, observes HiCupa.
Tali Night Vine
This variety is inspired by Armeros. Dark green in colour this vine produces deep lusious berries which are simply "sensational". Often commented as being the fruit of the lava flow. The juice is bright red despite its dark outer cover. Growing in volcanic areas. Not an easy plant to grow anywhere else. Also a rather stunning looking vine. Used on special occasions, or after dinner when relaxing after a hard day. Its also the most alcoholic of all the vines when made into a wine. "Adult. Defined. Strong and powerful. Abundant with an earthern tone. Richly spiced," Hi'Cupa says with a suprised look on his face.
Inspired by New-Santhala's most renown sage Artimidor. A very busy vine with tendrils reaching about all over the place. Its leaves are a little bigger than the normal vine plants. Having an enhanced shine to the base that almost makes it seem unreal. Often grown in well-educated and civilized areas. Another of the more popular, if not the most popular of the vines. The berries on the vine are generally purple signifying its difference to the others of its kind. “An intelligent tasting wine with a dazzling fruity taste which wakes up the taste-buds. Almost inspirational. Perfect for the scholar within us all,” Hi’Cupa says cheerfully.
Inspired by one of Santharia's most read story writers, Capher. Known as the "Vine for the honoured ones" this variety produces a green fruit with yellow leaves. Standing out from the crowd. The Vine is fairly popular at upper classed citizens and taverns who serve a higher class of partons. The Vine is rather easy to grow, as it has no specific requirements. However, to produce the berries the vine needs to be in warm, moderately dry, shaded areas. HiCupa notes that this wine has a particular sparkle to it. Almost like a natural buzz to it. Aromatic. Having a magical floral dry taste, a definite hint of earthen tones also.
Inspired by one of Santharia's greatest herbalists, Uragel. An average wine which like its other varieties only needs some sun light, a little bit of heat and water. Producing the sweetest floral tasting berries of all. Having green leaves like most other varieties, the berries on this vine are pale blue, which. when turned into wine. turns yellow due to chemical reactions during the process. It is of average availability and price. Fun. Sweet. Amazing mixture of sweetness and spiciness. Slightly floral undertones with complete the overall taste of the wine, HiCupa laughs.
Myth/Lore. The Áró'bejón Vine was one of the many original plants dreamed by Avá. Through crafting and evolution the Áró'bejón Vine boasts many different varieties.
Information provided by Uragel