Commit 3dad2a87 authored by Craig Maloney's avatar Craig Maloney
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Adding additional material about The Great Tree of Komona

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...@@ -10,9 +10,9 @@ Hereva has three moons orbiting it, which are visible during Pink Moon. Hereva i ...@@ -10,9 +10,9 @@ Hereva has three moons orbiting it, which are visible during Pink Moon. Hereva i
![Hereva landscape](data/wiki/medias/img/place_hereva-landscape.jpg) ![Hereva landscape](data/wiki/medias/img/place_hereva-landscape.jpg)
_A typical landscape on Hereva with deep cracks between patch of lands._ _A typical landscape on Hereva with deep cracks between patch of lands._
Many legends exist about the formation of Hereva. Some claim it was formed when the dragons took to fighting each other in some grand conflict. Some also believe the star Hereva orbits is lit by the fires of dragons still locked in battle with each other. Others theorize that Hereva and its moons formed out of the dust from another magical world. Some claim Hereva is a young world, while others claim Hereva is as old as time itself. Few can say for certain what the truth is as archeology is a young science in Hereva. The Herevan archaeologists also keep running into areas where Chaosah has disturbed the site with their incessant burying of failures. More than one expedition was involuntarily halted when an unsuspecting digger ran into these sites. Many legends exist about the formation of Hereva. Some claim it was formed when the dragons took to fighting each other in some grand conflict. Some also believe the star Hereva orbits is lit by the fires of dragons still locked in battle with each other. Others theorize that Hereva and its moons formed out of the dust from another magical world. Some claim Hereva is a young world, while others claim Hereva is as old as time itself. Few can say for certain what the truth is as archeology is a young science in Hereva. The Herevan archaeologists also keep running into areas where Chaosah has disturbed the site with their incessant burying of failures. More than one archaeological expedition came to an abrupt end when an unsuspecting digger found one of these sites.
Hereva has many different creatures roaming through the various lands. Dragons are the oldest of these creatures, and predate the known history of Hereva. Many various creatures roam Hereva, and many more are being discovered after the explosion from the Great Tree of Komona ripped apart the magical fabric of Hereva. This has kept a number of scientists busy trying to classify the previously unknown species. Hereva has many different creatures roaming through the various lands. Dragons are the oldest of these creatures, and predate the known history of Hereva. Many various creatures roam Hereva, and many more are being discovered after the explosion from the Great Tree of Komona ripped apart the magical fabric of Hereva. This has kept a number of scientists busy trying to classify the previously unknown species. To date there are many strange combinations of creatures ranging from the fearsome Phanda to the peaceful Dragon-Cow.
Bergamot's Teapot is in an orbit opposite the three moons of Hereva. It was named after Bergamot the Wise, who first postulated the existence of the teapot. Over time the teapot has been seen by many who carefully scan the skies of Hereva just as the three moons of Hereva begin their ascent. Some call the teapot a refraction of the three moons or a clever illusion. A few believe the teapot is a hoax. But those who look carefully and believe can render the teapot with little difficulty. Bergamot's Teapot is in an orbit opposite the three moons of Hereva. It was named after Bergamot the Wise, who first postulated the existence of the teapot. Over time the teapot has been seen by many who carefully scan the skies of Hereva just as the three moons of Hereva begin their ascent. Some call the teapot a refraction of the three moons or a clever illusion. A few believe the teapot is a hoax. But those who look carefully and believe can render the teapot with little difficulty.
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During the great war the city of Komona was shocked when the tree lifted both it and the surrounding city of Komona high up in the air. As it lifted it formed a sphere around Komona; protecting it from harm. Stranger still, as the devastation raged throughout the cities of Hereva the citizens of Komona noticed The Great Tree began to shake and writhe, as though each battle were somehow affecting the tree in some way. Over time several other cities began to float throughout Hereva, although none were as spectacular as Komona and the Great Tree. As the war spread so too did the magic from the great tree spread to all of the war-torn cities of Hereva, causing them to rise above the ground. Historians theorize this was The Great Tree trying to protect those cities from the ensuing wreckage. Many branches fell from The Great Tree during this time, and there are still sellers in the marketplace who fetch a premium for branches that fell during the great war. During the great war the city of Komona was shocked when the tree lifted both it and the surrounding city of Komona high up in the air. As it lifted it formed a sphere around Komona; protecting it from harm. Stranger still, as the devastation raged throughout the cities of Hereva the citizens of Komona noticed The Great Tree began to shake and writhe, as though each battle were somehow affecting the tree in some way. Over time several other cities began to float throughout Hereva, although none were as spectacular as Komona and the Great Tree. As the war spread so too did the magic from the great tree spread to all of the war-torn cities of Hereva, causing them to rise above the ground. Historians theorize this was The Great Tree trying to protect those cities from the ensuing wreckage. Many branches fell from The Great Tree during this time, and there are still sellers in the marketplace who fetch a premium for branches that fell during the great war.
Near the end of the war the members of Ah destroyed the remaining witches of Chaosah. When the last witch of Chaosah fell The Great Tree shuddered and the city of Komona began to tilt toward the ground. As the tree shuddered the Komonans saw the tree illuminated with a sickly glow, as though was losing magical steam. The shuddering grew to a fever pitch until the tree erupted with a violent explosion that knocked a large branch clean off. The shock-wave of Rea spread throughout Hereva and for a brief moment Hereva was inundated in magic. The branch that snapped off flew upward and gradually returned to a curious orbit around The Great Tree. The Great Tree faltered and as the Rea continued to flow from the tree the city of Komona descended from the sky. Ah realized that without Chaosah the balance of magic would not only destroy the great tree but would eventually rip apart Hereva itself. When Chaosah was restored The Great Tree returned to the sky. The site where the branch exploded from Great Tree healed, leaving only a tiny scar visible to the watchful eye. The branch became the satellite known as Kerberos, and the upper-class residents of Komona, eager to live in such an exclusive and special city, flocked to the newly formed city. Near the end of the war the members of Ah destroyed the remaining witches of Chaosah. When the last witch of Chaosah fell The Great Tree shuddered and the city of Komona began to tilt toward the ground. As the tree shuddered the Komonans saw the tree illuminated with a sickly glow, as though was losing magical steam. The shuddering grew to a fever pitch until the tree erupted with a violent explosion that knocked a large branch clean off. The shock-wave of Rea spread throughout Hereva and for a brief moment Hereva was inundated in Rea. The branch that snapped off flew upward and gradually returned to a curious orbit around The Great Tree. The Great Tree faltered and as the Rea continued to flow from the tree the city of Komona descended from the sky. Ah realized that without Chaosah the balance of magic would not only destroy the great tree but would eventually rip apart Hereva itself. When Chaosah was restored The Great Tree returned to the sky. The site where the branch exploded from Great Tree healed, leaving only a tiny scar visible to the watchful eye. The branch became the satellite known as Kerberos, and the upper-class residents of Komona, eager to live in such an exclusive and special city, flocked to the newly formed city.
There is a rumor that the sap of The Great Tree might be used to harvest Rea or create flying potions, but attempts to tap the tree to harvest the sap have met with the tree's remarkable healing powers. Many failed attempts have resulted in broken spigots (or worse) and Komona has forbidden any future attempts as a safety precaution. But the lure is great and some unsavory types have offered large rewards should the sap ever be extracted. There is a rumor that the sap of The Great Tree might be used to harvest Rea or create flying potions, but attempts to tap the tree to harvest the sap have met with the tree's remarkable healing powers. Many failed attempts have resulted in broken spigots (or worse) and Komona has forbidden any future attempts as a safety precaution. But the lure is great and some unsavory types have offered large rewards should the sap ever be extracted.
After The Great Tree ruptured there have been instances of other smaller trees growing throughout Hereva. Zombiah has used several of these smaller trees for some of their flying machines. Hippiah has also been able to graft these smaller trees to make their own versions of The Great Tree. Of course Magmah disavows these trees as not being from The Great Tree and has strict laws in their market stating that only products made from The Great Tree of Komona may bear the name and insignia, and caution buyers on purchasing inferior products. Zombiah is careful to point out that few purchasers can tell the difference between "Genuine Great Tree of Komona" merchandise and state that the only thing you're getting for the branded merchandise is the ability to pay more for the same product.
## Kerberos ## Kerberos
When Ah destroyed Chaosah The Great Tree shuddered from the release of Rea, and one of the limbs was hurled from the great tree during a Rea explosion. The limb formed the spherical city of Kerberos, which floats as a satellite of Komona. Because of the extreme circumstances that surrounded the formation of Kerberos it has a certain cachet as an exclusive space for the ultra-rich. Kerberos floats alongside Komona as a magically protected gated-community. Only those who know the secret "knock spell" gain access to the community. So strong is the spell that even casual observers who fly by Kerberos can only see the opulent houses, but not the people of Kerberos. When Ah destroyed Chaosah The Great Tree shuddered from the release of Rea, and one of the limbs was hurled from the great tree during a Rea explosion. The limb formed the spherical city of Kerberos, which floats as a satellite of Komona. Because of the extreme circumstances that surrounded the formation of Kerberos it has a certain cachet as an exclusive space for the ultra-rich. Kerberos floats alongside Komona as a magically protected gated-community. Only those who know the secret "knock spell" gain access to the community. So strong is the spell that even casual observers who fly by Kerberos can only see the opulent houses, but not the people of Kerberos.
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