Tuatha Flora & Foods

Agricultural Plants — Food

  • Glengrain, or glenfern. From fern seeds that bloom and burst into the flour. Collected and baked into pastries, etc.
  • Gillia: Ocean/river kelp that’s collected by coastal or river cities in Tuatha. It’s very nutritious, filling, and tastes meat-like. (Northern gaels are not a fan)
  • Majus: Spice; prized by foreigners
  • Elegans: leafy green, diet staple of the southerners especially
  • Elodea: common plum-like bright blue fruit, very juicy
  • Lygodea: long, fleshy fruit that grows in trees, dangerous if not harvested correctly
  • Lacemelon: intricate details on the outside, some craftsmen are able to cure the shells into pottery. Fruit is a bit bitter but enjoyed with syrups.
  • Lilies: delicacy/topping
  • Breezeroot: long, blue-grey root vegetables
  • Viburnum: flowering vegetable, cauliflower-like head
  • Woodbine: big peas from a tree
  • Scrub potato: eaten plain/with other vegetables or baked into pastries
  • Faebean: eaten on its own or incorporated into pastries; slightly sweet
  • Milkgrass: resembles milk when powdered and mixed with water; children love it and it’s good in baking
  • Butternuts: nuts whose butter resembles aurochs (~cow) butter
  • Nuts: morel, tassel, sorrelnut; all enjoyed on their own, as flavorings, or in nut butters
  • Seeds: flaxseed (from flaxwood), tellseed from tellurian trees; Laurelseed, sunseed, cacao. (Some are long and curved)
  • Mushrooms: nightshroom, lakeshroom, etc… enjoyed as soup bases or on their own
  • Amaryllis: prized plant used in tea, most enjoyed beverage of the south. The drink is called Amaryal, and there are lots of preparation varieties. A major export of Tuatha.
  • Eytelia: hallucinogenic plant also used for tea; promotes dream state
  • Wine: youthberry (upper class, luxury wine), and Rhaea (common wine)
    **Everything is giant bc magic rich area
  • Nesseleaf (nessel): used in a drink that gives the imbiber more energy/wakefulness
  • Lunafruit/berry: best grown in the dark; often found in caves and shaded forest areas.
  • Bluebud: eaten as buds, slightly sweet vegetable
  • Ashberry: good for sauces since they’re pretty dry on their own. Long, thin capsules hold the berries.
  • Sorrelfruit: rich purple fruit (sorrelberry)
  • Sangra: droplet-like blood red berry
  • Flaxseed: used to make gels and flours?
  • Rhaea: sweetener, used to make normal-grade sweet wine
  • Sweetcress: plant with candy-like leaves
  • Honeywood, nectarbush: used as syrups
  • Capsaicin: hot spice
  • Holly squash: good for soups, main hot dishes, and to hold fods (like a bread bowl; porous, soft, etc. when cooked a certain way)
  • Syllia/Verna: super nutritious/filling plant used in food so you don’t have to eat as much… traveler’s staple, only available from Tuatha. It’s kept as a powder that expands with water.

Agricultural Plants — Non-food

  • Aralia: Magical properties, quite rare and hard to grow. Naturally immune to magic, so highest-quality robes are made out of them. Have to grow them using natural techniques since magic has no effect
  • Twilleaf: Used for making robes and softer clothes, has some natural protection.
  • Calla: Used to make common clothes. Lacks protection.
  • Pipewood: drops long, thin, hollowed out seed capsules, which are used for smoking.
  • Athelas: healing plant with long leaves
  • Nilgu: very long fibrous leaves used for ropes, etc.… grows in lakes, rivers, and oceans
  • Tellurian trees: frequently shed their branches so they are the primary (renewable) wood source.
  • Clovewood: pain numbing, anesthetic
  • Aurochvine: used for more elastic ropes, strong and flexible. Commonly seen draped on aurochs. Used for decoration sometimes. Cheaper to get in Tuatha compared to nilgu
  • Inkberry: black berries crushed and used for writing
  • Ragbush: produces fabric-like leaves that can be cured for a leathery texture; used in low-class clothes
  • Stickweed: used as an adhesive
  • Jewelweed & crystalleaf: seeds used for jewelry. Crystalleaf is the high quality equivalent; jewelweed mimics its appearance initially but its seeds’ metallicy sheen quickly fades.
  • Goldenrod: seeds are like gold pieces; used as currency and in jewelry. Very hard to grow; only the danu head druids have access to it and distribute it.
  • Goldwood, bronzewood, ironwood, silverwood: all named and used for their remarkable similarities (in appearance) to the metals. Used for decorative purposes: the seeds can be crushed into a metallicky paint, or dried out and reshaped to make weak metal equivalents.
  • Sageleaf: used to make paper
  • Ceraedh: used as pottery equivalent; containers

Herbs

  • Astelia: Smoke-producing plant that fertilizes nearby plants and has psychotropic effects
  • Actaea: smoke it to become very zen/calm, healing effects.
  • Yarral: smoke it or eat it for an energy boost
  • Dogbane
  • Staghorn
  • Amaryllis (tea)
  • Dayweed
  • Lilies (food flavoring)
  • Hawkweed
  • Antigera (food herb)
  • Banewood
  • Chokeberry
  • Bearberry
  • Dragontongue
  • Redweed
  • Bloodwort, bloodroot
  • Plainsthistle, moonthistle
  • Silverweed
  • Blindweed (blindbane)
  • Chrysantha
  • Matcha (food flavoring)
  • Lygodea leaf
  • Elodea root
  • Laurelroot
  • Blueleaf (food flavoring)
  • Cliffroot: grows on rocks
  • Wasting astelia: causes wasting sickness when its smoke is inhaled… naturally produced defense mech
  • Dynaria

Tuatha Flora & Foods

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