Commit 998eeffb authored by Arlo James Barnes's avatar Arlo James Barnes 💭
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Komona over Komoa

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The Great Tree of Komona (or more colloquially "The Great Tree") is the most revered tree in all of Hereva. There is a legend that the Great Tree of Komona sprouted when magic was young in Hereva and within minutes The Great Tree grew larger than any other tree in Hereva. Many believe the tree mimics the health of magic in Hereva, and a branch of Komonan botanists regularly sample the leaves of The Great Tree to measure and predict the flow of Rea throughout the land.
Early in the tree's life there were older branches that fell from The Great Tree. The citizens of Komona realized that the branches of The Great Tree allowed for a considerable flow of Rea. The branches could float like The Great Tree itself with minimal effort. Over time the occasional branches that fell from the tree became the center of the Komonan economy, who exported the wood throughout the land of Hereva. A centralized market sprung up in Hereva where wood and other magical wares from the tree could be purchased. Enterprising Komonans, eager to harvest more wood, figured out that with care The Great Tree could be pruned to gather more Komonan wood rather than wait for it. The tree displayed a remarkable ability to heal itself, creating fresh growth over the pruned area. This caused the tree to grow in odd shapes and the Komoan Beautification Project petitioned to have only a handful of trained arborists handle the pruning of the tree. Travelers from all over Hereva come to Komona to witness The Great Tree and buy wands, trinkets, and other items made from The Great Tree. There's even a legend about a Komonan who fashioned a table and chairs out of wood from The Great Tree. As he built his furniture the Rea he generated leached into the wood, and when he sat down to eat both he and the table floated away. Parents of Hereva relay this story to their young children as an incentive to finish their meal ("That plate is too heavy for the table. Better finish up more or the table won't be able to fly!")
Early in the tree's life there were older branches that fell from The Great Tree. The citizens of Komona realized that the branches of The Great Tree allowed for a considerable flow of Rea. The branches could float like The Great Tree itself with minimal effort. Over time the occasional branches that fell from the tree became the center of the Komonan economy, who exported the wood throughout the land of Hereva. A centralized market sprung up in Hereva where wood and other magical wares from the tree could be purchased. Enterprising Komonans, eager to harvest more wood, figured out that with care The Great Tree could be pruned to gather more Komonan wood rather than wait for it. The tree displayed a remarkable ability to heal itself, creating fresh growth over the pruned area. This caused the tree to grow in odd shapes and the Komonan Beautification Project petitioned to have only a handful of trained arborists handle the pruning of the tree. Travelers from all over Hereva come to Komona to witness The Great Tree and buy wands, trinkets, and other items made from The Great Tree. There's even a legend about a Komonan who fashioned a table and chairs out of wood from The Great Tree. As he built his furniture the Rea he generated leached into the wood, and when he sat down to eat both he and the table floated away. Parents of Hereva relay this story to their young children as an incentive to finish their meal ("That plate is too heavy for the table. Better finish up more or the table won't be able to fly!")
As the tree has matured the harvesting of wood from the tree has dwindled so items that are pure Komoan wood fetch high prices. Many of them are sold at auction. Almost all of these items are blends of Komonan wood and other cheaper woods. They're created using a Magmah spell that merges the woods together to create a blended material. Hippiah witches believe this process is an aberration of the original plant, and choose instead to purchase or fashion their own wands that don't use this process.
As the tree has matured the harvesting of wood from the tree has dwindled so items that are pure Komonan wood fetch high prices. Many of them are sold at auction. Almost all of these items are blends of Komonan wood and other cheaper woods. They're created using a Magmah spell that merges the woods together to create a blended material. Hippiah witches believe this process is an aberration of the original plant, and choose instead to purchase or fashion their own wands that don't use this process.
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.
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