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« on: 07 November 2009, 00:36:43 »

Note: I am expanding on the existing Rose entry found here. My additional notes will be in this colour. I will do edits in response to comments in this colour. I think the plan is for this overview to eventually replace that entry and for the entries for the different types of roses to go off this overview. I'm sure that Mira or Judith or Artimidor will correct me if I am wrong with that assumption.  evil

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Overview
The Rose (pl. Roses) grows all over Caelereth and is a cultivated plant used predominantly by elves and humans for a variety of purposes.

Appearance


Territory
The Rose is a domestic plant and the rose has been bred with many slight adaptations to grow in most areas of Caelereth.  They are very popular with human tribes, and there are few human cities that don't have roses. The rose is also a popular flower amongst the elves, and the grand gardens of Elving have roses amongst other places

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Origin
Roses are a cultivated plants, and as such have a complicated history involving a number of wild species. They are closely related to rowans, the Black Desert Roses and the Wild Rose. The original Almatrar roses were bred by the Ahrhim elves. The Ahrhim shared the seeds with other elven tribes and with the humans around the Rimmers Ring. Humans then bred for what they wanted. Roses have been bred for increased flower size, scent and continuous flowering as well as a dwarf habit, leading to the variation to be found.

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Types
A short list of all known trypes of roses can be found below:
Black Desert Rose
The Black Desert Rose is of old a symbol of the Ráhaz-Dáth Desert and the people who dwell there. Both the Shendar and Stratanian people use the rose in their art. Little is known for sure about this beautiful flower, but it has found its place in the local lore and oral culture unmistakingly. Being a rose of legend, and dark legend that is, it took a while before the rose was first described. The first written account is by Frigord the Weird, who owns his name due to an unfortunate encounter with the plant.

Crimson Rose
The Crimson Rose, also called "Assassin's Rose" or "Lady's Heart" is the symbol of the Kar'ii order of the Echiilianni and they are also the ones who mostly cultivate them. The Kar'ii use it as a vengeance symbol. When someoee receives one it means a certain action to be taken against him/her soon - maybe death, maybe worse...

Desert Rose (Brown or Common Desert Rose)
Most humans consider a rose a flower symbolizing love and beauty. At first sight, this doesn’t go for the Brown Desert Rose, which lives in the harsh confines of the Ráhaz-Dáth Desert and has adapted to the necessities of the environment. It is a very distant cousin of the roses found in the gardens of Varcopas or Milkengrad and not noted for its bright colours, nor its special odour. Still, when you see the brown crowns of petals upon the rocky flanks of the Yar’Dangs or on the outskirts of the Nirmenith Mountains, you get a glimpse of the beauty of the curly leaves and slender stem that is so characteristic for the rose family.

Injèrá'yráná (Sunrose)
The Injèrá'yráná, or Sunrose, is a bright yellow rose that is prized by the many elven tribes of Caelereth. It is believed to be the first domesticated rose and is seldom found outside of elven gardens.

Kazai Rose
This low-growing rose, resembling a creeping vine more than the more common bush-shape of wild roses, is a popular plant from the Moredein Kaerath on Nybelmar where it thrives on the relatively alchalic soil. Its highly fragrant flowers are a valuable resource for the making of various perfumes, and have most certainly been a key reason for its rapid spread as a potted plant.

R’unorian Rose
As its name suggests this strange flower originated on the R’unorian Isles in the city of R’unor itself – which is why it is no surprise that many of the travelers that have laid eyes on this peculiar plant have described it as being “utterly bizarre” and “rather clever... in an odd sort of way”. The main reason for these strange reviews is that the rose itself is said to act as a proclaimer of truths, with its petals changing colours according to the moods of the people surrounding it.

Wild Rose
Special, venomous rose species, extremly fast growing. One of the most popular but however weird methods of defense during the War of the Chosen was to cultivate large hedges of this plant. It was almost certainly created by an unknown mage to serve for exactly this purpose. It was also not unusual that in former days the rose was used by maidens to end their lives quietly, if their love to a nobleman remained unreturned. In a poem of the famous Monsonius, the last moments of a girl dying on the venom of a wild-rose are described in painstakingly detail.


Below is the original rose entry

Appearance. A domesticated woody stemed plant, with glossy green leaves, grown for its beautiful large blooms. Most have rather pithy stems with thorns. The flowers are followed by brightly coloured false fruits called hips, which are fleshy receptacles formed from the stalk beneath the flower. The true fruits are the 'seeds' within. Flower colour varies from intense red and almost black to yellow and white; breeders have also just produced a deep blue rose. Most roses bloom through the Spring and early summer, though this varies according to type and location. Hips are produced in late summer and the seeds dispersed in autumn,

Aside from the typical rose there also exist other noteable varities, among them the Black Desert Rose or the so-called Wild Rose, which is a very poisonous plant.

Territory. The Rose is a domestic plant and the rose has been bred with many slight adaptations to grow in most areas of Caelereth. They are very popular with human tribes, and there are few human cities that don't have roses.

Usages. Few. The beautiful flower of the Rose, surrounded by the stem's sharp thorns have long been a sign of love and romance among humans. Roses have been cultivated on a large scale for their petals, which are used in scent manufacture, notably for Chonal, a scent from Milkengrad.

Origins. Roses are a cultivated plants, and as such have a complicated history involving a number of wild species. They are closely related to rowans, the Black Desert Roses and the Wild Rose. The original Almatrar roses were bred by the Ahrhim elves. The Ahrhim shared the seeds with other elven tribes and with the humans around the Rimmers Ring. Humans then bred for what they wanted. Roses have been bred for increased flower size, scent and continuous flowering as well as a dwarf habit, leading to the variation to be found.
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« Reply #1 on: 17 December 2009, 22:13:27 »

A parchment arrives at the Compendium addressed to Deklitch Hardin. It has a very distinctive seal on it ... one that Deklitch would recognise as being that of Sordoc the Great.

Written on the parchment in flowery handwriting is the following ...

Master Hardin,

Sordoc the Great know that you are a conoiseure of quality items of prose, poetry and other forms of artistic expression and that you are a fan of Sordoc the Great's work. Sordoc the Great is sadenned that you have not seen fit to include Sordoc the Great's 'Battle Lines of the Thunderfoot' in an entry yet, but Sordoc the Great understands that you are probably still incredibly moved by the poetic brilliance of that piece.

Sordoc the Great was recently walking through the gardens of Elving and came across a most marvellous sight. Sordoc the Great knows that you adore Sordoc the Great's prose, dances and poetic and linguistic abilities and so Sordoc the Great put the scene to paper and decided to submit it to you in the hope that you would submit it to the Compendium, thus ensuring that Sordoc the Great's work received the acknowledgement it so richly and rightfully deserves and that it'll bypass those talentless hacks at the New Santhalon Society for the Literary Arts.

Sordoc the Great calls this piiece, 'The Rose', and would like to point out the brilliance and yet the simplicity of its rhyme.

As Sordoc went and followed his nose ... his nose,
Following the wind whenceforth it blows ... it blows,
Sordoc reached mighty Elving with flowers in rows ... in rows,
And beneath the bright rays of Injerin as it rose ... it rose,
Sordoc saw the elves patrolling with bows ... with bows,
And the perfect flower itself - a rose ... a rose!

And then from the petals of this rose ... this rose,
Sordoc saw that a malise on its wings arose ... arose,
Then the malise flew and landed on Sordoc's big nose ... big nose,
Now Sordoc and that malise are foes ... are foes,
For that malise stung Sordoc on the tip of the nose ... the nose,
But Sordoc got to smell the purity of that rose ... that rose.l

Thank you for including this in your future works, Sordoc the Great look forward to seeing Sordoc the Great's works in print ...

Artistically yours in prose,

Sordoc the Great
Poet,
Interpretive Dancer,
Culture Expert,
Lover of all things Paxen
... (and the list of titles goes on)
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« Reply #2 on: 03 February 2010, 11:21:27 »

WE ARE ALL GONNA DIE!!!!!!
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« Reply #3 on: 04 February 2010, 06:33:17 »

May i humbly suggest an alternative; lets kill Sordoc. Again.
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« Reply #4 on: 04 February 2010, 06:46:30 »

OH MY GOD! THEY KILLED SORDOC!

AGAIN.

May I humbly suggest that we

Crush his neck beneath our toes.....our toes,
then feed his bones to the crows.....the crows,
gather his works and collected prose.....his prose,
roll them and stuff them up his nose....his nose.
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« Reply #5 on: 04 February 2010, 16:15:05 »

Bah, you just can't appreciate good poetry! :P
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« Reply #6 on: 06 February 2010, 04:41:48 »

Sordoc the Great would like to thank the efforts of the Silent Watcher in composing an additional verse to Sordoc the Great's Botanic Masterpiece. Sordoc the Great would point out to Silent Watcher, however that Sordoc the Great had six lines in each of Sordoc the Great's verses while the Silent Watcher only has four lines in his.

Sordoc the Great would therefore respectfully suggest to the Silent Watcher that the Silent Watcher follows the verse structure established by Sordoc the Great. Sordoc the Great realises that such a feat could be difficult for one who is not as brilliant as Sordoc the Great, however Sordoc the Great thinks that with a bit more practice that the Silent watcher could achieve such a feat.
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« Reply #7 on: 06 February 2010, 05:16:12 »

How about on his gravestone we put "Sordoc the Egotistical"?
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« Reply #8 on: 06 February 2010, 05:40:07 »

By special request of the exceedingly average Sordoc the Great.

Crush his neck beneath our toes.....our toes,
then feed his eyeballs to the crows.....the crows,
gather his works and collected prose.....his prose,
roll them and stuff them up his nose....his nose,
when his lifeblood from his ears it flows.....it flows,
we'll finish him off with a rain of blows.....of blows.

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« Reply #9 on: 06 February 2010, 06:08:45 »

exceedingly average? He's no where near exceedingly average :D
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