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1  Santharian World Development / Magic in the Lands of Caelereth / If I may.. on: 29 July 2002, 22:22:00
If I may suggest, maybe if you looked into what some real magick traditions say the properties of water are..? To get ideas or find one? Just a suggest...*hides in a corner* Just an alley beggar with his idea...

2  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Bestiary / Good point on: 19 July 2002, 23:16:00
I'll get on some of those plants right away, I'm not too great with animals. heh, :s ;)  Plants will be coming your way, soon. Hopefully...:s

3  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Bestiary / Bikiri - Updated on: 13 July 2002, 16:38:00
Here it is, updated. :)

Tree Fungi.

Plant Overview: Bikiri is a tree fungus which is almost extinct in the world of Sorren. It’s name is derived from a long dead language that is not in any recorded library or oral history known. Though, it has been referred to as Beautiful Mist in ancient mage texts. The largest number of trees in a forest with Bikiri growing on them could not be counted. Mainly because the people that kept trying to count them would count the same trees twice, or three times.


Description: Colouration varies, as it blends in with the bark of the tree it uses for a host. These fungus growths grow like shelves onto the bark of the tree. Typically found growing ten to twenty peds above the ground on the tree’s trunk and branches. When colonies exist in close quarters, bridges of Bikiri have been known to form when two shelves grow together. These plants release spore clouds so thick they would be mistaken for fog or mist. The silvery spores are about the size of a grain of sand and semi-reflective.


Territory: As with Wizardleaf, it prefers any place where strong magic energy remains. Specifically found near high concentrations of mage energy from the War Of The Chosen. Seems to not care about climate, but growths are larger where there is high humidity but cool temperatures. New growths have also been discovered on trees near the Academy of Magic.

Uses: Some mage’s were able to employ these growths as a defense to kill vast amounts of troops. When a mage’s fortress came under siege or attack, a special sort of magical direction was sent to the fungus to release their deadly spores. The type of direction sent to the fungus is not clear. The spores would descend upon the troops below, spores would immediately burst when coming into contact with the troops and their animals, weapons, armour etc. This would release a miniscule amount of strong acid, which would dissolve anything it came into contact with instantly. As no one understands the way the ancient mages commanded these growths, they remain dormant and do not attack. In fact, some alchemists will gather hunks of this strange fungus. In order to create an ointment which the noble and royal women use for wrinkle removal. But, some alchemists have encountered trouble from Illusionists who tend the patches of Wizardleaf that are also found growing in the same vicinity. The ointment is amazingly effective and has come into high demand among aging nobles of both genders.

Reproduction: Of the numerous spores released, some were seeds which would implant themselves into the holes in the armour and even into the very flesh of the beings below. After approximately three weeks, the being dies and explodes fro pressure. This releases a multitude of growth spores which drift on the wind until finding more trees to grow on.

Myth and Lore: In archaic magic manuscripts, the process of how this plant was created by a servant mage as a defense for strongholds. The mage of the stronghold would create a network of magic between all the plants and connect himself to it. A solider who survived long enough to write about his experience with Bikiri wrote this in his journal which is now preserved by the Injerin elves in one of their libraries.

       “The cloud of silver seemed to appear from no where, the troops paused and the general screamed it was just fog and to go on. Soon, the so-called fog had settled over every last man in front of me and behind me and on me as well. Our lungs caught fire and felt as if they were drowning as well. Red acid seemed to materialize from nowhere and soon our skin was all that stood between us and the cloud. I ran as well and fast as I could, the healing train had been slow and was behind us. Lucky them. Seeing the few men struggling with crawling towards them, they rushed to our sides. Now I hear their whispers when they think we sleep. They say we will not live long, and cannot decide if to kill us or let us die in agony.”

4  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Bestiary / Update on: 08 July 2002, 21:18:00
Here it is, updated. :)

Tree Fungi.

Plant Overview: Bikiri is a tree fungus which is almost extinct in the world of Sorren. It’s name is derived from a long dead language that is not in any recorded library or oral history known. Though, it has been referred to as Beautiful Mist in ancient mage texts. The largest number of trees in a forest with Bikiri growing on them could not be counted. Mainly because the people that kept trying to count them would count the same trees twice, or three times.


Description: Colouration varies, as it blends in with the bark of the tree it uses for a host. These fungus growths grow like shelves onto the bark of the tree. Typically found growing ten to twenty peds above the ground on the tree’s trunk and branches. When colonies exist in close quarters, bridges of Bikiri have been known to form when two shelves grow together. These plants release spore clouds so thick they would be mistaken for fog or mist. The silvery spores are about the size of a grain of sand and semi-reflective.


Territory: As with Wizardleaf, it prefers any place where strong magic energy remains. Specifically found near high concentrations of mage energy from the War Of The Chosen. Seems to not care about climate, but growths are larger where there is high humidity but cool temperatures. New growths have also been discovered on trees near the Academy of Magic.

Uses: Some mage’s were able to employ these growths as a defense to kill vast amounts of troops. When a mage’s fortress came under siege or attack, a special sort of magical direction was sent to the fungus to release their deadly spores. The type of direction sent to the fungus is not clear. The spores would descend upon the troops below, spores would immediately burst when coming into contact with the troops and their animals, weapons, armour etc. This would release a miniscule amount of strong acid, which would dissolve anything it came into contact with instantly. As no one understands the way the ancient mages commanded these growths, they remain dormant and do not attack. In fact, some alchemists will gather hunks of this strange fungus. In order to create an ointment which the noble and royal women use for wrinkle removal. But, some alchemists have encountered trouble from Illusionists who tend the patches of Wizardleaf that are also found growing in the same vicinity. The ointment is amazingly effective and has come into high demand among aging nobles of both genders.

Reproduction: Of the numerous spores released, some were seeds which would implant themselves into the holes in the armour and even into the very flesh of the beings below. After approximately three weeks, the being dies and explodes fro pressure. This releases a multitude of growth spores which drift on the wind until finding more trees to grow on.

Myth and Lore: In archaic magic manuscripts, the process of how this plant was created by a servant mage as a defense for strongholds. The mage of the stronghold would create a network of magic between all the plants and connect himself to it. A solider who survived long enough to write about his experience with Bikiri wrote this in his journal which is now preserved by the Injerin elves in one of their libraries.

        “The cloud of silver seemed to appear from no where, the troops paused and the general screamed it was just fog and to go on. Soon, the so-called fog had settled over every last man in front of me and behind me and on me as well. Our lungs caught fire and felt as if they were drowning as well. Red acid seemed to materialize from nowhere and soon our skin was all that stood between us and the cloud. I ran as well and fast as I could, the healing train had been slow and was behind us. Lucky them. Seeing the few men struggling with crawling towards them, they rushed to our sides. Now I hear their whispers when they think we sleep. They say we will not live long, and cannot decide if to kill us or let us die in agony.”

5  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Bestiary / Ok! on: 07 July 2002, 15:08:00
Oh! Poor you, I hate those. Well, get well soon. :)
Who/what are the Birni?
Wizardleaf, ok, found it. Will do!
I got my inspiration from the latest Botox craze. ;)  

6  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Bestiary / Bikiri on: 27 June 2002, 22:47:00
Uhm, I made a plant...would ya' mind lookin' at it to see if you want it or not? Thanks.. :)  Much appreciated.
Fungi.

Plant Overview: Bikiri is a tree fungus which is almost extinct in the world of Sorren. It’s name is derived from a long dead language that is not in any recorded library or oral history known. Though, it has been referred to as Beautiful Mist in ancient mage texts. The largest number of trees in a forest with Bikiri growing on them could not be counted. Mainly because the people that kept trying to count them would count the same trees twice, or three times.


Description: Colouration varies, as it blends in with the bark of the tree it uses for a host. These fungus growths grow like shelves onto the bark of the tree. Typically found growing ten to twenty peds above the ground on the tree’s trunk and branches. When colonies exist in close quarters, bridges of Bikiri have been known to form when two shelves grow together. These plants release spore clouds so thick they would be mistaken for fog or mist. The silvery spores are about the size of a grain of sand and semi-reflective.


Territory: Prefers any place where strong magic energy still remains from the War Of The Chosen. Seems to not care about climate, but growths are larger where there is high humidity but cool temperatures. New growths have also been discovered on trees near the Academy of Magic.

Uses: Some mage’s were able to employ these plants as a defense to kill vast amounts of troops. When a mage’s fortress came under siege or attack, a special sort of magical direction was sent to the fungus to release their deadly spores. The type of direction sent to the fungus is not clear. The spores would descend upon the troops below, the spores would immediately burst when coming into contact with the troops and their animals, weapons, armour etc. This would release a miniscule amount of strong acid, which would dissolve anything it came into contact with instantly. As no one understands the way the ancient mages commanded these growths, they remain dormant and do not attack. In fact, some alchemists will gather hunks of this strange fungus. In order to create an ointment which the noble and royal women use for wrinkle removal. It is amazingly effective and has come into high demand among aging nobles of both genders.

Reproduction: Of the numerous spores released, some were seeds which would implant themselves into the holes in the armour and even into the very flesh of the beings below. After approximately three weeks, the being dies and explodes fro pressure. This releases seed spores which drift on the wind until finding more trees to grow on.

Myth and Lore: In archaic magic manuscripts, the process of how this plant was created by a servant mage as a defense for strongholds. The mage of the stronghold would create a network of magic between all the plants and connect himself to it. A solider who survived long enough to write about his expirence with Bikiri wrote this in his journal which is now preserved by the Injerin elves in one of their libaries.

        “The cloud of silver seemed to appear from no where, the troops paused and the general screamed it was just fog and to go on. Soon, the so-called fog had settled over every last man in front of me and behind me and on me as well. Our lungs caught fire and felt as if they were drowning as well. Red acid seemed to materialize from nowhere and soon our skin was all that stood between us and the cloud. I ran as well and fast as I could, the healing train had been slow and was behind us. Lucky them. Seeing the few men struggling with crawling towards them, they rushed to our sides. Now I hear their whispers when they think we sleep. They say we will not live long, and cannot decide if to kill us or let us die in agony.”

7  Organization and General Discussions / General Santharian Discussions / Library? on: 31 July 2002, 10:10:00
Library? *eyes get big* WHERE?! *looks around frantically looking for the library* Booooks *thin river of drool dribbles down his chin* Boookkkss gaaah... *zombie eyes*

8  Organization and General Discussions / General Santharian Discussions / EW! on: 30 July 2002, 22:00:00
Eww, I'm an orc..gross...

9  Organization and General Discussions / General Santharian Discussions / wha...? on: 30 July 2002, 21:59:00
*confused, rag-wearin', cup-bearin', thin beggar crawls into a corner and tries to figure what in the name of the Goddess chat RPGing is and how it works....*
Or, I could ask..anyway. right. pointless posts are interesting..
*crawls into the shadows and fades away*

10  Organization and General Discussions / General Santharian Discussions / Bah on: 29 July 2002, 22:10:00
Oh, bah, a beggar. Not even on the streets, in the alleys. Bah...

( at least I'm a bitter beggar, that makes me authentic, I guess...eh, right.. *scampers away* )

11  Organization and General Discussions / General Santharian Discussions / What...? on: 29 July 2002, 22:09:00
What level am I...??

12  Organization and General Discussions / Non-Santharian Stuff: Life, the Universe & Everything / Yeah! on: 03 August 2002, 11:29:00
I want a wacom too :(  

13  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Herbarium / Umm.. on: 02 August 2002, 19:01:00
Coral isn't a plant, it's a colony small microscopic animals built up on top of previous generations..Just..thought ya' might wanna know...yeah...*runs away in case anyone chooses to throw something at the newbie*

14  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Herbarium / Here it is on: 26 July 2002, 14:17:00
Plant Overview: A small tree, varying between 1 and 2 peds in height. It’s berries are used for expensive candles which are favored because the wax does not melt as slowly as regular candles.

Apperance: A small conifer, 1-2 peds high, graceful oval shape which strongly resembles a cypress tree or a candleflame.  The wide, flat needles are a dark green. The inedible berries are a soft peach shade. The bark and branches are a pale grey-white colour and is sometimes used for small signs by country folk because of it’s durabilitiy, though this often leaves the tree bare for disease, pests, and weather. Many farmers of this plant have squelched a rival by sneaking into their groves and peeling away the bark from the top producer trees.

Territory: Grows throughout Santharia, mostly in richer, peaty soil. Takes well to cultivation, and candlebush farms do well around cities, where slaughterhouse byproducts such as bonemeal can be used to enrich the soil, and the market for their products are high. Also does well with plant fertilizers and compost.

Uses: Coated with an oily substance which comes off on the fingers and burns well.  The inedible berries are full of a concentrated oil. The berries are gathered (in a poor harvest year, some of the needles are included) and boiled down in large cauldrons. Scent and colour can be added at this stage.  When the oil is thick and waxy, wicks are dipped and redipped to build up the candle. Often used to create the multilayered timetelling candles (see e.g. the Diplight) It is popularly believed that candlebush lights are more flattering to the female countenance than tallow or beeswax, a fallacy which farmers and apiarists do their best to disavow!

Myth and Lore: In country stories where religious technicalities often become diluted, the legend of the Candlebush is no exception. The gist of the legend is that the God Of Justic, Foiros, saw how people were afraid by night with no way to conviently light their homes beyond their fire pits. Thus, he created the Candlebush and sent the secret of candles to the elves. The elves were told to share the secret with all races. However, they did not. For one reason or another, the passage is missing in this part of the legend and is often filled in by a country priest or wife with outlandish nonsense. Some say it was the influence of Dark Fays, others say humand meddled. No one knows for sure. However, Foiros grew more and more impaitient with the elves. Finally, Foiros sent a vision to the strongest warrior among the men and sent him to get the secret of candles. This began Foiros’ Order which is said to be the purest of all priestly orders. Now, this Order’s job is to maintain justice throughout all priesthoods.

The legend is updated, is it clear now?

15  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Herbarium / Perfectly alright on: 26 July 2002, 14:10:00
It's okay. :)  

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