Cäll'ashmarën

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Cäll'ashmarën
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Materials
Official Name Cäll’ashmarën
Common Nicknames Teledden Cashmere, Glittering Chiffon
Origin Consolidation-era master weaver
Uses Clothing of the elite
Rarity Rare
Accessibility Nobility

The fabric Cäll’ashmarën is a glittering, gorgeous example of Teledden craftsmanship which has fortunately been learned by other parties. One of the first creations of an Teledden fashion legend, the material has the appearance of flowing, molten Gold, and is incredibly expensive to produce. As a result, it is used exclusively in the clothing of the wealthy and is often sewn with other threads to produce beautiful imagery in its flawless surface.

History

Cäll’ashmarën is believed to have first been woven by the legendary Teledden weaver named Ärash’naëlla. Widely considered one of the few direct descendants of Talea, likely a granddaughter, she rose to great prominence during the Consolidation due to her creation of fabrics. Her contributions to the Teledden Race were spells and enchantments that could make looms not only run automatically, without even slave inputs, but also weave enchanted patterns, visuals and more into the final product. Cäll’ashmarën was one of her earlier creations. It is said that she took a vein of Gold shown to her by the god Savellon, Gilded Strike of Perfection and wove for him a robe in thanks, using some of that very material. Cäll’ashmarën would go on to dominate the early fashion trends of the Consolidation before falling out of favor soon after Ärash’naëlla died. Still, the material never fully faded, with strips and small amounts of it still being used even as the Allorn Empire came undone.

However, the Cataclysm and Wildering almost triggered the end for the gleaming fabric. While slaves had never been needed to work the wondorous Ärashan Looms, they still knew exactly where they were. Many were smashed as Magic faded from the world, and slaves destroyed countless ancient and unique pieces for their symbolism. Some Looms survived, either guarded or hidden well, or in Ithania, where the native Ailor never rebelled against the Teledden masters. Cäll’ashmarën itself is said to have dimmed at this magical event as well, no longer with the full range of powers it supposedly held at its true height. It took decades until Cäll’ashmarën was recreated by the Teledden, but it is often viewed as a pale imitation of its former, ancient glory, no longer requiring an Ärashan Loom. Regardless, the process is now replicable to even Ailor weavers, but most do not engage in it since the weavers must murmur verbal magical phrases while working, and most Teledden only train those of their own Race on how to do this. Still, Ithania, and regions of Solleria in the Regalian Archipelago see a trickle of Cäll’ashmarën production into the wider world beyond the Teledden realms, who horde the vast majority of the fabric.

Characteristics

Appearance

When it is finished, Cäll’ashmarën is a flawless, gleaming piece of golden fabric that reflects the light and gleams in the light. Stitch marks or other signs of the mundane creation of fabric do not appear in the cloth, and it is said to so smoothly pool that it looks like liquid Gold itself.

General Uses

Cäll’ashmarën is exclusively used in the creation of clothing for society’s elite, most commonly Teledden leaders and nobles. Entire outfits of the material are exceptionally rare, the last of which appearing in 261 AC in an outrageous fashion statement from an Ithanian princess, with it instead serving as the primary fabric with secondary colors in the warm spectrum, reds or yellows, alongside black and white, or other pairings. Some also wear it as a sash or a draping overtop of an outfit, which creates a luxurious effect.

Trivia

  • There is an apocryphal tale from the Teledden mythosphere that claims Ärash’naëlla encountered Savellon again, long after their first meeting. In this second instance, they entered into a competition of weaving which the Teledden woman won by the benefit of Savellon suddenly leaving the contest sensing very valuable ore nearby, which he then gave to her to craft into yet another of her mystical fabrics.
  • The various powers of Cäll’ashmarën, which are either myth or no longer part of the fabric’s being, is the ability to be woven in and out of existence by a wearer using Magic, expand and stiffen to the point of forming stairs so the wearer can walk down them without touching the earth, and repel all stains.
  • A kerchief of Cäll’ashmarën was a key plot point in the famed Ithanian play “Quand L'amour S'en Va” (which translates to “When Love Leaves”) where another character mistakenly receives the golden square meant for the male lead from the young Ithanian princess seeking to reignite their juvenile love from seven years previous.

Accreditation
Writers HydraLana
Processors MantaRey, WaterDruppel, BillyTheScruffy
Last Editor HydraLana on 11/26/2022.

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