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{{Info flora
{{Info flora
|officialname = Roughvine
|image          = noimg.png
|commonname = Nenne-Mzabi, Qasya-Karmas
|officialname   = Roughvine
|commonname     = Namanturu, Muhakarma, Yeba-dari-idi
|classification  = [[Vine]]
|classification  = [[Vine]]
|origins     = [[Farah’deen]], Southern [[Essalonia]]
|origins         = [[Farah’deen]]
|habitat     = Coastal Cities and shores
|habitat         = Humid and arid coastal regions
|commonuse   = Medical, Culinary
|commonuse       = Utility
|}}
|}}
Roughvine is a vine that grows most commonly along the coastlines of [[Farah'deen]], particularly on the walls of the famous Pearl Cities of the [[Songaskian Masaya]] that dot the coast, and the [[Sariyd Empire]] before them. While it is sometimes used in some culinary dishes, Roughvine's primary use is its medical application of easing muscle and joint pain.
Roughvine is a substance that has been known to those residents of [[Farah’deen]] for untold centuries. Existing along the coastline, it grows above the waves and clings to the walls of the many coastal cities that dot the region, being a particular problem for pearl cities whose pure white beauty is marred by these fast-growing vines every few months. The plants have little purpose, though a medical role as a muscle relaxant is highly prized by those who seek it out. While recent conflicts in the area have greatly damaged the populations of the plants in Farah’deen, it is likely that this will not last long, and the Roughvines will recover quickly.


==History==
==History==
Roughvine first started growing on the coastline shores of Farah'deen centuries prior to the [[Cataclysm]], it is often speculated that Roughvine began its existence sometime during the birth of the Sariyd Empire as coastal cities began to emerge. The accounts of scholars vary on the exact origins of Roughvine or how it came to be, some suggest that it was a descendant of a jungle-dwelling vine or that Roughvine never truly began its existence in Farah'deen at all, that it was brought there by the [[Qadir]] from another part of the world or might of been an invasive species attaching itself to the hulls of trade ships. While the true origins of the vine remain a mystery, the purpose it serves does not. Extensive historical records written on the accounts of Qadir historians suggest that the Sariyd Empire domesticated and farmed Roughvine for both culinary and medicinal use, often using the soft interior of the vine as a salve to soothe muscle aches and joint pains, even sometimes going as far as to to help alleviate arthritis.
Roughvine was long a feature of Farah’deen before the [[Sariyd Empire]] rose on arid Farah’deen. It always kept to the coastline and became seen by many as almost an extension of the seaweed that grew in the waters that ringed the continent. As a result, it was often tied more with ocean and water gods rather than anything connected to the earth. As the [[Qadir]] grew more sophisticated and gradually coalesced into their uniting government, they built their great pearl cities along the coastline. While they often had to clean away Roughvine in the process, they soon realized one small irritation of the location of their settlements: the Roughvine always came back. The Qadir dealt with this issue as best they could, and became experts at stripping the hardy plant from their pristine white walls. It was also during this time that the vine’s medicinal use was discovered due to experimentation by poorer Qadir citizens. When the [[Great Storm]] eventually came across Farah’deen and raged against all life, Roughvine survived quite well. Not only was its exterior leathery, well-formed to protect itself from such a harsh element, but it clung to the coastline and survived the destruction of the interior and clearing out of the pearl cities. In fact, in a few cases, by the time the [[Songaskians]] reached the cities, the plant had grown thick upon the walls.  


Later, after the Great Storm and fall of the Sariyd Empire, the [[Songaskian]] Masaya began using Roughvine for a similar purpose as the Qadir centuries prior. While for many years, the vine continued to grow on the walls of what were now the great Songaskian Pearl Cities that dominated the desert coast. It wasn't until in more recent years during the [[First Songaskian War]] and [[Second Songaskian War]] that Roughvine suddenly saw a change for the worse in its history. As [[Regalian]] fleets began besieging the coastal Pearl Cities of the Songaskian Masaya, Roughvine began to see a sharp decline in numbers as mortar and cannon fire struck and burned the vines growing on the walls and some of the trees neighboring nearby. Though all was not lost, in recent years the vine has begun making a comeback, growing steadily on the walls of the Pearl Cities once more.
It took decades for the Songaskians to become skilled in the removal of the plant. Following the [[Cataclysm]] in northern Farah’deen, the [[Hadrav’yan]] [[Ailor]] learned of the plant and its medicinal use through fleeing Qadir and pursuing Songaskians, and the plant became dense on the rocky coastlines of the many regional islands. It wasn't until in more recent years during the [[First Songaskian War|First]] and [[Second Songaskian War]] that Roughvine suddenly saw a change for the worse in its history. As [[Regalian]] fleets began besieging the coastal pearl cities of the [[Songaskian Masaya]], mortar and cannon fire burned the Roughvine growing on the walls, causing regional damage that sent large amounts of debris into the water. Though all was not lost, Roughvine did become far more rare and has since been more difficult to come by in the medical world. Still, it has thrived in the relatively non-coastal-ravaged northern reaches of Farah’deen, and soon, its population is likely to recover.


==Appearance==
==Appearance==
At a distance, Roughvine appears like any other mundane vine native to Aloria and spans roughly around a diameter of two to four inches, with a very rough surface overlapping areas of growth. The dark green surface of the vine often stands out in stark contrast to the often sandstone and stone walls of the coastal cities of Farah'deen, while the inside of the vine consists of a thick pale green mush that's easily made into a paste, salve or even food.
At a distance, Roughvine appears like any other mundane vine native to Aloria though up close it has more variation. It grows from a “pod” which is often located under the water in a dark, shadowed location, with a vast network of tiny translucent roots attaching it to the rocks and more around it. From its “bud” sprung half a dozen Roughvine stems, which travel up nearby surfaces to sunlight and continue to expand. The actual vines are thick, ranging from one to three inches in width, with a rough, dark green surface, and overlapping “phases” of growth that shows the plant’s pathway. The vine also deploys narrow, semi-translucent anchors into the surface it is snaking up which then darkensn into a deep green upon securing its presence. The inside of the plant is dense, highly fibrous, and pale green.


==Uses and Abilities==
==Uses and Abilities==
The primary use of Roughvine is its medical application, wherein it is made into a salve to help remedy muscle aches and pains. This is done through a process of boiling the mushy interior of the vine and mixing it with animal tallow. It can also be used to help remedy joint pains and is a prominent fix for those suffering from arthritis or other similar ailments. One can also go as far as to mix it with [[Ruby Flower]] for an even more potent cure.
Roughvine’s only notable use is for its role as a relaxant, helping to soothe an aching body and its muscles. This usage is only achieved through the application of a salve made with the interior pale green matter of a Roughvine. It is also a prominent fix for those suffering from arthritis or other similar ailments, though, beyond Farah’deen, this is often only available to the wealthy elderly.
 
The secondary use of Roughvine lies within its culinary application; it is often cooked and added to soup. Most prefer to cook Roughvine as it tastes better cooked, though some choose to eat it raw. It's not detrimental to eat the vine raw, though most typically avoid doing so because of its otherwise bland taste.


==Trivia==
==Trivia==
*Most typically equate the flavor and texture the vine boasts to that of a zucchini.
*Roughvines in the two remaining Qadir pearl cities of Al-Alus and Mooriyye are barely an issue, the pods that spawn them removed by small [[Clockwork]] machines capable of diving underwater.
*Some suggest that the vine might truly be a malicious and invasive species, the trees it grows on are usually found dead and withered, some suggest that the vine may have been the culprit.
*Roughvine pod propagation is not well understood, but it is believed to spawn from fish that nibble at the plant underwater, carrying the substance with them before they evacuate themselves, providing the spores with a nutrient-rich spawning ground to emerge in.
*The mostly herbivorous races of Aloria tend to not even bother cooking the vine at all, eating it raw as is. When asked, some say it simply tastes better that way.
*The spread of Roughvine to the cities of southern [[Essalonia]] are a recent phenomenon.
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{{Accreditation
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|Writers = Caelamus
|Writers = HydraLana
|Processors = Enkiduu, HydraLana
|Processors = MantaRey, AlphaInsomnia
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[[category:Flora]] [[Category:Herbs]] [[category:Farah’deen Flora]] [[category:Essalonia Flora]]

Latest revision as of 14:40, 18 July 2021

Roughvine
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Flora
Official Name Roughvine
Common Name Namanturu, Muhakarma, Yeba-dari-idi
Classification Vine
Common Use Utility
Origins Farah’deen
Habitat Humid and arid coastal regions

Roughvine is a substance that has been known to those residents of Farah’deen for untold centuries. Existing along the coastline, it grows above the waves and clings to the walls of the many coastal cities that dot the region, being a particular problem for pearl cities whose pure white beauty is marred by these fast-growing vines every few months. The plants have little purpose, though a medical role as a muscle relaxant is highly prized by those who seek it out. While recent conflicts in the area have greatly damaged the populations of the plants in Farah’deen, it is likely that this will not last long, and the Roughvines will recover quickly.

History

Roughvine was long a feature of Farah’deen before the Sariyd Empire rose on arid Farah’deen. It always kept to the coastline and became seen by many as almost an extension of the seaweed that grew in the waters that ringed the continent. As a result, it was often tied more with ocean and water gods rather than anything connected to the earth. As the Qadir grew more sophisticated and gradually coalesced into their uniting government, they built their great pearl cities along the coastline. While they often had to clean away Roughvine in the process, they soon realized one small irritation of the location of their settlements: the Roughvine always came back. The Qadir dealt with this issue as best they could, and became experts at stripping the hardy plant from their pristine white walls. It was also during this time that the vine’s medicinal use was discovered due to experimentation by poorer Qadir citizens. When the Great Storm eventually came across Farah’deen and raged against all life, Roughvine survived quite well. Not only was its exterior leathery, well-formed to protect itself from such a harsh element, but it clung to the coastline and survived the destruction of the interior and clearing out of the pearl cities. In fact, in a few cases, by the time the Songaskians reached the cities, the plant had grown thick upon the walls.

It took decades for the Songaskians to become skilled in the removal of the plant. Following the Cataclysm in northern Farah’deen, the Hadrav’yan Ailor learned of the plant and its medicinal use through fleeing Qadir and pursuing Songaskians, and the plant became dense on the rocky coastlines of the many regional islands. It wasn't until in more recent years during the First and Second Songaskian War that Roughvine suddenly saw a change for the worse in its history. As Regalian fleets began besieging the coastal pearl cities of the Songaskian Masaya, mortar and cannon fire burned the Roughvine growing on the walls, causing regional damage that sent large amounts of debris into the water. Though all was not lost, Roughvine did become far more rare and has since been more difficult to come by in the medical world. Still, it has thrived in the relatively non-coastal-ravaged northern reaches of Farah’deen, and soon, its population is likely to recover.

Appearance

At a distance, Roughvine appears like any other mundane vine native to Aloria though up close it has more variation. It grows from a “pod” which is often located under the water in a dark, shadowed location, with a vast network of tiny translucent roots attaching it to the rocks and more around it. From its “bud” sprung half a dozen Roughvine stems, which travel up nearby surfaces to sunlight and continue to expand. The actual vines are thick, ranging from one to three inches in width, with a rough, dark green surface, and overlapping “phases” of growth that shows the plant’s pathway. The vine also deploys narrow, semi-translucent anchors into the surface it is snaking up which then darkensn into a deep green upon securing its presence. The inside of the plant is dense, highly fibrous, and pale green.

Uses and Abilities

Roughvine’s only notable use is for its role as a relaxant, helping to soothe an aching body and its muscles. This usage is only achieved through the application of a salve made with the interior pale green matter of a Roughvine. It is also a prominent fix for those suffering from arthritis or other similar ailments, though, beyond Farah’deen, this is often only available to the wealthy elderly.

Trivia

  • Roughvines in the two remaining Qadir pearl cities of Al-Alus and Mooriyye are barely an issue, the pods that spawn them removed by small Clockwork machines capable of diving underwater.
  • Roughvine pod propagation is not well understood, but it is believed to spawn from fish that nibble at the plant underwater, carrying the substance with them before they evacuate themselves, providing the spores with a nutrient-rich spawning ground to emerge in.
  • The spread of Roughvine to the cities of southern Essalonia are a recent phenomenon.

Accreditation
Writers HydraLana
Processors MantaRey, AlphaInsomnia
Last Editor HydraLana on 07/18/2021.

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