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31  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Herbarium / All right. How about this. on: 05 August 2002, 13:53:00
The Bombox palm, can be found everywhere on the seacoasts of the tropical region. Itís leaves, trunk scales, and itís remarkable fruit are used commonly among the people of tropics.

Appearance

The Bombox palm is relatively tall, up to six peds, and has a thin light-brown trunk, made up of small sharp triangular scales pointed upward. The leaves, flowers, and fruit grow in the upper part of the palm. Leaves sprout from the top and unfold in a similar way to brake leaves. The oldest leaves grow in the bottom of the crone and as they fall, the upper ones move down, and so on. The size of a grown leaf usually varies from 1-2 peds in length and 0.5 of a ped in width. The leaves are sleek, and are dark green on the upper side and slightly lighter on the lower. Their tough surface and flesh make them very valuable in use.    

The flowers are white and hard to notice, for they are very small and appear in the foundations of leaves, but the fruit is the most interesting part of the palm, and the reason for itsí name. The fruit, about 15 nailsbreadths in diameter, has a round form and a very smooth black surface. It starts off as greenish-pink and, as it grows, becomes red, purple and then black. In itsí early stage of development the fruit has a light-green pulp inside, very sour to taste, but all right to eat if one is starved. In a grown fruit the pulp dries on the sides, emptying the interior, and leaving the seeds free inside, without the support of the pulp. The seed is released when the tight surface of the fruit cracks, sending it around in a several ped radius, accompanied by a loud explosion.

Territory

Bombox tree is very common on the coasts of southern Sarvonia (in Manthria, Sanguia and south Enthronia), southern Nybelmar, and the southern islands of Yamalquain archipelago. Some also grow in northern Doranthakar and southern Denilou - on the coasts of the Burning Sea.

Usages

The coastal tribes of Southern Sarvonia, which include some elven and some human, have found many uses for this remarkable tree. For example, the leaves are used for roof covering, elements of clothing, when cut in strands - weaving baskets, sandals and such, and making various fans and cone-like hats; very important in hot climate. The sharp trunk scales are sometimes used as tools for piercing or cutting food and cloth. Although pulp, present in the young fruit, is considered useless, it is said that the coastal people of Denilou have found a way to use it in medicine when cooked in a special way, which they choose to keep secret.
Also, in the past, the fruit of this palm is known to have been used in wars to scare the opponent with noise, since grown bomboxes can also blow up when they are thrown or shaken.

Reproduction

Bombox only grows on the coasts because the ocean is itís way of sending the seeds to other shores. Even after months of ďtravelĒ the seeds remain alive on the water, and the currents and take them far, far away from home. Thousands of strals away! Bombox also likes itís roots in the sea-water, so it will already become ďsickĒ and dried up if set a stral away from the shore.
Flowers are fertilized by a very common way Ė through insects. There are two kinds of palm Ė male and female. The male ones have bright orange flowers with only thrums, and female flowers, though unnoticeable in blooming, have a very strong and sweet aroma. Insects get attracted to the brightness of the males, and the pollen sticks to their bodies. If they later on fly to a female flower, they drop the pollen off into the flower and it is fertilized.

Myth/Lore

Many old parchments have been uncovered of the old coastal villages. Some contain history; some tales and myths.
It is said that once on a little island the God Grothar in his fury of a storm had shaken a coconut palm forest with thunder so great that all the coconuts suddenly began to burst. The pieces of coconut flesh flew far, far away in different directions and settled in the regions where the Bombox grows now. From these pieces of flesh later on grew trees with a vivid memory of a growling thunder, and their fruit ever since then is imitating thunder and calling to their past days on the lively little island.      

Edited by: Mutares at: 8/5/02 1:10:55 am
32  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Herbarium / Re: Thanks on: 05 August 2002, 11:47:00
Hey! I finally know how to log on properly!!! YAAAAAAAYYY!!!
I just used to log on FROM Santharia, and there it didn't do good. Now I got a hold on it! :)  

33  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Herbarium / Thanks on: 05 August 2002, 11:28:00
All right! Thanks for the info, I see this now. I'll fix it... and I don't really know about these territories, but I'll try to find out whatever there is.
I'll also fix the reproduction and all that, k! Just wait a bit!

34  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Herbarium / Here's the edited version on: 04 August 2002, 07:44:00
The Bombox Palm

The Bombox palm, can be found everywhere on the seacoasts of tropical regions. Itís leaves, trunk scales, and itís remarkable fruit are used commonly among the people of tropics.

Appearance

The Bombox palm is relatively tall, up to six peds, and has a thin light-brown trunk, made up of small sharp triangular scales pointed upward. The leaves, flowers, and fruit grow in the upper part of the palm. Leaves sprout from the top and unfold in a similar way to brake leaves. The oldest leaves grow in the bottom of the crone and as they fall, the upper ones move down, and so on. The size of a grown leaf usually varies from 1-2 peds in length and 0.5 of a ped in width. The leaves are sleek, and are dark green on the upper side and slightly lighter on the lower. Their tough surface and flesh make them very valuable in use.    

The flowers are white and hard to notice, for they are very small and appear in the foundations of leaves, but the fruit is the most interesting part of the palm, and the reason for itsí name. The fruit, about 15 nailsbreadths in diameter, has a round form and a very smooth black surface. It starts off as greenish-pink and, as it grows, becomes red, purple and then black. In itsí early stage of development the fruit has a light-green pulp inside, very sour to taste, but all right to eat if one is starved. In a grown fruit the pulp dries on the sides, emptying the interior, and leaving the seeds free inside, without the support of the pulp. The seed is released when the tight surface of the fruit cracks, sending it around in a several ped radius, accompanied by a loud explosion.

Territory

Bombox tree is very common on the coasts of South-Eastern Sarvonia, around in Adanian sea especially, Northern Nybelmar, Yamalquain archipelago, and also, on the various smaller islands of the tropical belt.

Usage

The coastal tribes of South-Eastern coast of Sarvonia, which include some elven and some human, have found many uses for this remarkable tree. For example, the leaves are used for roof covering, elements of clothing, when cut in strands - weaving baskets, sandals and such, and making various fans and cone-like hats; very important in hot climate. The sharp trunk scales are sometimes used as tools for piercing or cutting food and cloth. Although pulp, present in the young fruit, is considered useless, it is said that the coastal people of Serpheloria have found a way to use it in medicine when cooked in a special way, which they choose to keep secret.
Also, in the past, the fruit of this palm is known to have been used in wars to scare the opponent with noise, since grown bomboxes can also blow up when they are thrown or shaken.

Myth/Lore

Many old parchments have been uncovered of the old coastal villages. Some contain history; some tales and myths.
It is said that once on a little island the God Grothar in his fury of a storm had shaken a coconut palm forest with thunder so great that all the coconuts suddenly began to burst. The pieces of coconut flesh flew far, far away in different directions and settled in the regions where the Bombox grows now. From these pieces of flesh later on grew trees with a vivid memory of a growling thunder, and their fruit ever since then is imitating thunder and calling to their past days on the lively little island.      

(P.S. I'm Russian)
And I really don't think I want to say anything else about this palm. Did I miss something again?

35  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Herbarium / Ah! on: 03 August 2002, 19:17:00
Umm... ok, I see. So it doesn't really have to have realistic qualities, really? Ok! Then I'll definitely make something up! Just wait! Only yeah... wait for tommorow, I'm too tired to write English today...

36  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Herbarium / Aha! on: 03 August 2002, 14:11:00
Ooo, a tough critic! Well, definitely justful. When I was writing this though I was looking at some other discription for reference, as not to miss anything, I guess I missed! :  

But I'll fix it al right. Thank you very much for reading so closely, I really appreciate! Again, the thing is not a coconut, and it can't be cooked or used for anything foody; that I've described... originally. Or do you think it OUGHT to have all these other qualities?
(Ah! give the poor plant a break! It ca't be perfect, you know!, lol)
As for places and people, you're right. But was jsut realy lazy to try and find out who exactly lives there, where these things might grow.

About the coast, palms usually grow on the coasts because of the climate there, and all the special environment that the ocean provides, they jsut like it that way. (at least on Earth) So I made this palm in a traditional palm way.
Elven name... the last part, pheran, means tree, and the first I just made up, but maybe it doesn't need an elvish name. I think it won't. So I'll fix what there is.
Thanks for your advice.

37  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Herbarium / Coconut milk? on: 03 August 2002, 11:47:00
It does? Well, I don't really know where I'd say it, since it's not really about coconuts. But I've encountered another problem... see, I recently discovered that climate works quite differently from the one on earth, so on the southern pole there's no ice, but a desert. So I got worried about me telling of the terrietories - I simply put there the lands that'd usually be tropical on Earth. So please, do you have any suggestions on that? Whom do I ask about the climates and all that?

38  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Herbarium / The Bombox Palm on: 03 August 2002, 08:16:00
All right, here goes! The bombox palm, just written!

The Bombox Palm

The U'ufŠpherŠn, usually refered to as the Bombox palm, can be found everywhere in the swampy jungles and on the seacoasts of tropical regions. Itís leaves, trunk scales, and itís remarkable fruit are used commonly among the people of tropics.

Appearance

The Bombox palm is relatively tall, up to six peds, and has a thin light-brown trunk, made up of small sharp triangular scales pointed upward. The leaves, flowers, and fruit grow in the upper part of the palm. Leaves sprout from the top and unfold in a similar way to brake leaves. The oldest leaves grow in the bottom of the crone and as they fall, the upper ones move down, and so on. The size of a grown leaf usually varies from 1-2 peds in length and 0.5 of a ped in width. The leaves are sleek and are dark green on the upper side and slightly lighter on the lower. Their tough surface and flesh make them very valuable in various usages.    

The flowers are white and hard to notice, for they are very small and appear in the foundations of leaves, but the fruit is the most interesting part of the palm, and the reason for itsí name. The fruit, slightly bigger than a coconut, has a round form and a very smooth black surface. It starts off as greenish-pink and, as it grows, becomes red, purple and then black. The fruit in itsí early stage of development has a light-green pulp inside; all right to eat if one is starved, but in a grown fruit the pulp dries on the sides, emptying the interior, and leaving the seeds free inside, without the support of the pulp . The seed is released when the tight surface of the fruit cracks, sending it around in a several ped radius, accompanied by a loud explosion.

Territory

Bombox tree is very common on the coasts of Central and Southern Sarvonia, Northern Nybelmar, Yamalquain archipelago, and also, on the various isles of the tropical belt.

Usage

The coastal tribes have found many uses for this remarkable tree. For example, the leaves are used for roof covering, elements of clothing, when cut in strands - weaving baskets, sandals and such, and making various fans and cone-like hats, which are very important in hot climate. The sharp trunk scales are sometimes used as tools for piercing or cutting food and cloth. Also, some tribes are known for using the fruit of this palm in wars, in order to scare the opponent with noise, since grown bomboxes can also blow up when they are thrown or shaken.

Myth/Lore

It is said among the coastal tribes of central Sarvonia, that once on a little island the God Grothar in his fury of a storm had shaken a coconut palm forest with thunder so great that all the coconuts suddenly began to burst. The pieces of coconut flesh flew far, far away in different directions and settled in the regions where the Bombox grows now. From these pieces of flesh later on grew trees with a vivid memory of a growling thunder, and their fruit ever since then is imitating thunder and calling to their past days on the lively little island.      

39  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Herbarium / Tropical Trees on: 03 August 2002, 06:19:00
Ah! I see there aren't any at all, tropical trees!!!! Well, I've got one in mind I think. It's gonna be called Bombox Palm. Soon I'll finish the essay on it and post it here! ;)  

40  Organization and General Discussions / Newbie Information, Joining Requests and Recruitment / (it's me, Anastasia) on: 02 August 2002, 10:42:00
Thanks, Quellion! BTW, I found out about Santharia from YOUR homepage!  

41  Organization and General Discussions / Newbie Information, Joining Requests and Recruitment / join the team? on: 01 August 2002, 14:02:00
Eeer, well, I'm Anastasia. I see Artimidor already posted my request, thanks a lot. I don't really knwo if I was supposed to write again or not. Just confirmng what I meant. You know how in Tolkien;s worls elves supposedly had all their tales made into songs? Well, I can do that for you! Anything! Katya the Dragonseeker, or some other tale about a hero, or some battle. Just let me know what you need. ;)  

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