An all-around beneficial, if temperamental, tree, the Allú'tornë is a staple in the jungles of Daen
, and now those of Hadaria
. Its practical uses are limited to lumber and a form of fabric, but it has been used for these products for centuries by the Elves
and other parties in Daen and Hadaria. Its thorny bark and fragrant flowers represent to many the dichotomous nature of the jungle, equal parts beauty and “danger” though most sentient Races know well enough to not cut themselves on these natural defenses. In the present day, it grows wild in warm, wet climates, waiting to be harvested each spring.
The Areu’llei-oná is a tree that appears gnarled, twisted and dead but is actually alive for unknown reasons. Despite their best attempts, not even the Yanar
understand the tree’s ability to appear dead and many regard the tree as being cursed in some form. The fact that these trees most likely did not exist until the Wildering
adds to this unease. Today, the tree is used for lumber or planted as decoration wherever a dead-looking tree is needed, such as during a harvest festival.
The Dragonet Appletree is a well known plant that can be found growing in the northern areas of the Regalian Archipelago
, most commonly in Anglia
. It was originally a wild, uncultivated tree thought to be brought into civilization by a noble family torn apart over a feud. The apples from the tree itself are small, sour fruits with orange skin, and are often utilized in pastries or as the key ingredient in local cider. Since becoming domesticated, the tree has expanded in popularity, location and use to different fruit-related dishes and areas like Essalonia
The Drachenwald Nuttree is a tree not only known for its golden bark in the spring and summer months but also for the highly sought after Drachenwald Nutteggs that grow from its branches. A delicacy for years and primarily enjoyed by the upper class; the Drachenwald Crisis
severely damaged the existing population of Nuttrees. In the years since, the plant has slowly been recovering but remains rare despite the protections it is now given by those who deal its rare nuts across the world.
The Giving Tree is an evergreen species native to the humid and tropical regions of Aloria
. Likely originating from the Far West, the plant is well known for an extremely fast growing period and rapid, continuous production of fruit over the year of life it possesses. Given Fruit, its bounty, is sweet and aromatic, enjoyed by many in a variety of sweet dishes. The tree is also notable for its ancient ties with the Altalar
goddess Cae-Maen, Martyr of Respite
, whose charitable nature it is sometimes seen to emulate.
Juniper Trees have a long, deep connection to the northern reaches of Aloria
. Among the Velheim Ailor
, they have long been a plant of great importance both for their wood and their berries, which have been used in the creation of many beverages and foods. However, its growth across Aloria and a wide variety of appearances also make the tree unique as many other Cultures
make use of the plant without a second thought.
Lenasanna Trees are native to Essalonia
and take their name from the Old Gods
deity Lensa, named by the original Velheim
settlers of the continent centuries ago. The trees remained relatively unknown until the arrival of the Regalian Empire
and the tree’s unique fruit, Lensanna’s Hand, became a unique product both eaten raw as well as processed into beauty products. The fruit is also sometimes placed on the altars of the Union of Fire
as an offering to the goddess who inspired its name.
The Laoyan Tree is a unique plant said to be the result of knowledge shared to the Sihai
people by the White Loong Dragon
Laoyan. These trees, once confined to the terrain within and outside his temple, were later transplanted successfully by the scholarly and studious Lova
and can now be found in harmony gardens all across Dexai
. A short species of willow, the Laoyan Tree can still reach impressive sizes and it serves as a reminder of the bond between the Sihai and their great guardians, the Loong. The Tree can also provide wood; often used in special walking sticks and canes for the elderly or disabled members of Sihai society.
Reapers are carnivorous, “hostile” trees from the continent of Drowda
. While rarely capable of killing regional fauna and Sihndar
outright, it instead tends to develop symbiotic relationships with Drowda’s predators. In exchange for plenty of dead or remains to feast on, Reapers provide various species a place to sleep and gain respite from the harsh environment. For this reason, these plants are often considered trees of the dead, and their destruction by the Sihndar is seen as a cleansing act to free lost souls.
The Royal Oak is a very common and widespread tree found throughout the temperate regions of Aloria
. This tree does not have any particularly special properties, and stands as the average image of trees in Aloria, not quite as romanticized as other unique flora. However, due to the sheer quantity of it throughout Aloria, the Royal Oak has been used as the primary source of wood for the many cultures that have ruled over parts of Aloriaas far back as the Allorn Empire
. Royal Oaks are the standard wood with which to make any sort of wooden product, ranging from houses to ships and even household furniture or toys.
Banasque Trees are exotic fruit-bearing plants of unknown origin which have since spread across Aloria
to areas of Daen
and even, sparingly, in Farah’deen
. The plant’s fruits are known as Sunspears, Banasques, and several other terms native to the region they exist in. Growing in bunches, and often bright yellow in coloration, they are commonly used in unique dishes both by the regions they come from but also in the Regalian Archipelago
. The most notable region to produce them is the Solacian Isles
, and as importing them is a lucrative trade, the Tolonne
and other local Ailor
have grown prosperous off of harvesting the bunches.
Wyld Wood is an arcane enigma that prompts caution from even the Kathar
of the Dread Empire
, as the vast Warpwood Forests are notorious for swallowing up anyone foolish enough to enter. As the result of centuries of magical corruption and Void
Storms, Wyld Wood has a reputation for being both whimsical and uncanny to behold, its forests not necessarily evil but certainly unpredictable, becoming a twisted home for the Wolathar
. Fascination and fear spread of this tree among both the Kathar and Altalar
, with only the more eccentric collectors willing to risk themselves to acquire this magnificent tree.
The Brass-heart Tree was once a symbol of paganism reviled by the Unionist Regalian Empire
but celebrated among the faith of the Old Gods
as a part of an ancient myth, and a symbol of the Union of Earth
and the Union of Fire
. However, with the rise of the cult of God Empress Elia
, the beliefs in the Tree changed drastically. The faithful instead connected it to her nickname, the Brass-Fist, eliminating its Old Gods derived names, and it became commonly used in the worship of the Divine Being
. While some of the Old Gods faith still keep to their old ways, ignoring the Unionist co-opting of one of their sacred plants, many others have largely ceased their religious attachment to the Tree.
Flori’nelaya are flexible trees of uncertain origins mostly associated with the Yanar
. Named for one of their patron gods, Florianna, this species of tree is best known for being able to be manipulated by World Shift 1
, which serves it well in decoration and artistic purposes. This means that poles and similar formations of the material are also easy to produce for Yanar, but fortunately for the armies of the world as well as guard forces, the wood of the tree is light, and easily broken under constant stress. However, because of the tree’s reddish-brown grain which is smattered with speckles, most stick to artistic and decorative uses for the plant’s wood, alongside the creation of furniture.
The Singing Syprelle is a uniquely colored tree with a strange ability to sing. While neither a clear voice nor even a musical instrument is heard, the melodious melody this plant produces as the wind runs through it is known across Aloria
. The effect carries into the lumber of this tree, with furniture, statues, and more carved of the material singing when the breeze strikes them. For this reason, they are often pieces of the wealthy, used to accentuate a home or estate with melodies otherwise made with effort.