This scrubby bush likes dry hillsides with little shade. Leaves are green
through summer and dry into gold in the autumn months (can be harvested from
the Month of Burning Heavens to the
Passing Clouds Months)
As the name implies, Baian-Cha is one of the large family of brewable herbs. Its
amber leaves curl tightly when completely dried and cured, and when dropped into
boiling water release their subtle, bitter flavour. The golden Cha is an
invigorating drink often consumed in the spring as a tonic after too many months
of a winter diet. Baian Wine is also available but uncommon.
name implies, Cha’ah is one of the large family of brewable herbs. Its greenish
leaves curl tightly when completely dried and cured, and when dropped into
boiling water release their subtle,
earthy flavour. The resulting infusion is
a comforting, flavourful beverage usually known as Cha, for which any number of
health benefits are claimed.
The Dracoroot is an extraordinary plant, apparently
absorbing the warmth and sunlight
during the hot season and allowing it to trickle from its roots during the
harsh winter of the far northern lands, keeping small patches of the
ground from freezing and thus allowing other plants to live through the
merciless cold. It is also a delicious spice, prepared in many dishes,
sweet or not, used in teas as a medicinal preparation and rumoured to be
used in the elaboration of a powerful healing potion by the
The Kaouje plant is about
a fore high, a modest but leafy little bush, with small round leaves about the
size and colour of a silverbard.
It is believed that the metallic
hue helps to diffuse and refract harsh sunlight throughout the interior of the
bush to help ripen the berries, or
more accurately, Kao-Kao beans. Long tangled roots help it extract
what water it needs, and cling to even dusty soil.
Kitrauhre (pronounced "Kee-TROW-re", plural "Kitrauhren") is an approximately
oval-shaped yellow fruit
that grows in the continent of Aeruillin on a tree which is simply called
Kitrauhre Tree. The fruit has a tart, sour flavour, but is valued for its fresh
taste. Shiploads of kitrauhren are imported to the
Kingdom of Santharia every year, where
they become an exotic and expensive addition to many dishes and drinks for the
nobility. Unlike in Aeruillin, in Sarvonia
it commonly goes by the name of Lymmon, and its Aeruillin name (lit. "Sun-Lie")
has also been translated into Styrásh
as ésh'injerá (lit. "False Sun"), and anyone who has bitten into one of them,
expecting a sweet, refreshening taste, will know why. The Kitrauhre belongs to
the Kitranian Fruits.
"Mithato", as it is frequently nicknamed, is a common wild vegetable which seems
to be related to the lyth'bel; round, scarlet when
fully ripe, and more sharply aceedic in taste, it provides a bright and pungent
accent to salats, makes wonderful rich sauces and condiments, can be eaten out
of hand with a sprinkle of sea-salt to bring out the flavour, and seems to have
medicinal value as well. It grows on sprawling multi-branched 'stalks' and is
protected by silvery 'cases' resembling miniature lanterns formed from
parchment. Cultivated and bred to its tame state most famously by a
jester-cum-gardener who went by the soubriquet of "Scarlet Tom", it is better
known in cities and market gardens as the "Tomato", or "Tom's Mithato".
Depending on the region a Mithato might also be known as "Lantern Tomato", or
the "Silver Lyth'bel".
Nightgrape is a fungus that grows on cave walls and ceilings, preferring the
dark to the sunlight above ground. It will
keep growing unless pruned if being cultivated for food and sticks to the walls
and ceilings. The "grape" is usually grown by
dwarves as a food and for making wine and vinegar. If a piece becomes
detached it will keep on growing and create a new plant.
The Nightgrape naturally prefers deeper caves that are naturally formed because
of the protection from the elements. Most of these caverns are vast and can be
as big as whole cities. The remoteness of these caverns and caves are not helped
by the fact that they can only be accessed through miniature tunnels. Even
though (not sure how to word that) the Nightgrape has been harvested and
carefully moved to the dwarvish cities
willing to undertake the task of growing and harvesting the fruit. Because of
this the Nightgrape is relatively well known plant that
dwarves have harvested
for many years.
useful pea is a member of the alth’sieu (legume) family. It is a relatively
inexpensive foodsource, good for both sentient races and beasts, and is the
source for a variety of flavourful products. However, it is sensitive to climate
and can be vexing to grow. Oyas are also known as Oya Peas, Pricklepeas (in
peasant or common Tharian), F’eyren (believed to derive from ‘Fay Eyren’, or
‘faery eggs’) and Oya Pearls.
plant grown primarily in the
Dogodan shire and imported throughout
Santharia, the Sweet Bean is, as the name should make obvious, an ordinary
bean plant to all extents - except that it grows beans with an undeniably sugary
Sweetsip Vine or Asén'bejón in
Styrásh (lit. "Sweet Thrive") is native to
Nybelmar, but has made its way to Sarvonia.
The Asén'bejón is a most hardy plant and has a tendency to multiply with great
ease. Its cone like blossoms release a pleasantly sweet smell and can be used in
the finest sweet pies, butters, breads, and cakes. Sweetsip also has many other
common names such as: Love o' Malise, Sunbengian, and Nectarene.
(also commonly called "Dwarven Wheat") is an edible variety of moss and is
widely used by the Thergerim to make Borwul,
the dwarven "bread". It only grows
underground and needs just a small amount of light and lots of moisture to
survive. The moss is large, thick, and dark green in colour.
Fánílye Lá'váno, also known as Láváno (common Nybelmarnese) Fanilye (Northern
Sarvonia) or Vanilla (Southern Sarvonia)
is the only edible fruit of the orchid family, the largest family of flowering
plants in western Nybelmar. The plant
itself is a tropical orchid, one of three hundred known varieties found in the
jungles of Krath. Despite the claims of the Lillivear that the flower is unique
to their gardens, there have been sightings of Láváno in territories with a
similar weather pattern, such as the city of Katran'searamh a furlay across the
Twin Kingdom's westernmost border. Various parts of the plant are used as a
flavouring ingredient, a perfume distillate, and an
orc repellant. The plant also has numerous medicinal usages.