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  1. As someone who’s had the same elven character since 2011, yeah this thing gets a big no from me I also think you misunderstood the passage- comparable to their lifespan elves mature quickly, they reach 18 for physical maturity but culturally they arent considered adults until 50 years old. It’s not that they arent fully developed until they’re 50, it’s just that they arent considered adults that can go off and move out of their parents until after 50, by most group’s standards. asfor late-age elves, mine is only cresting 600, and I rp him as starting to have memory problems and other issues of wear and tear on his body also i agree with everyone here no one is going to play a physically young character for ~50 weeks
  2. A druid sits in his back garden, staring at a spot in the grass where a plum tree used to sit. His thoughts wander to the Sister Grove, to the promises made. To the work his love is doing out of sight- just in case. He stares down at his hands, clasped around a cup of long cold tea- and be it truth, the trick of the incoming twilight, or his own paranoia he imagines wisps of dark smoke about his hands. He remembers the deal they made vividly. His fingers curl tighter around the cup, and he lets out a long breath, moving back inside.
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  4. Yes they always have been able to Shapeshifting works with the soul, and the husk is a extension of the soul tree. So it’s simply projecting the transformation onto the husk like a tether.
  5. ||What happens when you work on a massive re-write for a CA and then get told not a few months later that everything needs to be reformatted again?|| ||You get Soul Trees Remastered 2: Electric Boogaloo Definitive Edition|| Origin (Original by AnatoFinnstark) A great and powerful druid wandered the woods with a gnarled staff and ancient wisdom. Natural energies seeped from his being at every step; with the nearby flora flourishing at such a sight. His greyed beard and long hair swayed gracefully within the breeze of the otherwise silent forest. Though despite his service of longevity to the Aspects, his days were numbered. The druid yearned to serve an eternity. This druid knew that the body was merely a vessel for his soul and mind; his true service laid beyond the flesh. With this, he set out on a pilgrimage under the guidance of the Aspects. He traversed lush forests, soaring mountains, and rolling hills of verdure, until his journey concluded within a vibrant, sacred grove. The elder picked a single sapling from the most ancient of trees. With this sapling in hand, the old weathered druid began to commune. His iris’ filled with the familiar warm glow of natural energies; green mists soon seeping from the pores of his skin as life was flooded into the smaller plant. Branches slowly rose, beginning to wrap around each limb of the druid. They bound his arms and legs to its center as he felt tugs against his spine. He maintained his communion with the plant, the earth, and his Aspects. His eyes ablaze with his aura. This elder let out one final cry before he was pierced by the plant’s growth. Crimson soaking the roots that dug deep within the earth. In the place of where the man once stood, a large oaken tree blossomed far beyond the ones that surrounded it. The canopy wide and lush, with both flora and fauna gathered at its base. A truly spectacular sight, even for the eldest of druids. For weeks upon weeks, this tree laid dormant. The only sound from its hardwood base being the echo of rustling leaves on the eve’s breezes. However, one spring morning saw the awakening of a miraculous scene. Light dawned over the horizon; cascading against the trunk of many trees. Though only one was worth noting. The steadfast oaken tree that soared above the rest. Almost like a droplet, a clouded yet opaque shape formed at the furthest-most point of a large branch. The tree heaved slightly at such weight, before releasing the boiling sap-like blob. It fell into the nearby waters; steam rising from the surface. A being rose from where the shape had fallen. The ancient druid awoke from his slumber; his complexion wearing a bark-like appearance with mimicked flesh, though alive nevertheless. He set out to complete the duties he had promised. This is the ancient secret of the Soul Tree. ~ The Druii’ithirn, Arcanum of Ancient Secrets Original story by Werbles. Rewritten by Murlocs. Creation The druii lays upon the ground, dimly lit by the light of a full moon. Sitting a sapling upon their abdomen, holding a stake made of the same wood, they'd wait. Surrounded by three other t5 druids, another treelord would cut his hand, forming a small ring of sap around the druii. They'd lean down, letting their sap bleed onto the stake and sapling, and forming a small glyph, long forgotten to the descendants, on their chest. Praying, the three surrounding druii begin to powershare. The sap alights with a bright green glow, and with resolve, the druii impales the stake into their heart. The glyph alights, as the moon peaks in the sky, full and reigning lunar light down onto them, the sapling coming to action and embedding itself into their chest, growing firstly into the stake and heart. As the roots work down into their body, it pulls the body upright, using it as a framework for the tree, bark emerging from the skin as the roots spread out to the edge of the sap circle, feeding off of the energy of those sharing to it. Alas, the growth ends, and the sap dries away. A soul tree is born. Flesh turns to roots as the soul moves itself into the core of the tree, encased in a core of amber surrounded by the tree itself. To create a tree lord there are several requirements that must be filled. The creation takes place as a ritual, requiring 1 Tree Lord, and 3 tier 5 Druids to prevent the target druid from dying. The character being turned into a Tree Lord must also be tier 5, aka a minimum of 6 OOC months being attuned. All parties must consent OOCly and ICly to the process. If the ritual is interrupted, it fails and the druid undergoing the transformation will die mid-ritual (PK). A non-magical sapling must be chosen for the target druid to bind their soul to. Trees must be formed out in the open. They require exposure to the moon as it reaches its apex during the Full Moon in order to functionally stay alive. The Ritual starts on a full moon with the Tree Lord marking glyphs onto the target druid with their own sap, where the sapling they chose will rest on top of. The assisting druids would begin to powershare with the target druid, as the sapling grows into their body. The druid must die during the process some way or another however, for the soul to move into the tree as the original flesh is melded into the newly born Soul Tree. Other aesthetics are up to the players involved, such as the example above or encasing the target druid in the growing sapling, to reduce the ‘splash zone’. Roughly twelve hours after the Tree Lord App is accepted, the target druid’s first husk can emerge from the tree. Summary of requirements: A Tree Lord, the to-be Transformed Druid, Three Tier 5 Druids willing to lend their power, full moon, a sapling of the Transformed choice, and an open area. The affected druid must also be tier 5 to undergo the transformation and survive. Physical Description This will be separated into two parts, the Soul Tree and the Tree Lord Husk. The Soul Tree (Original by AnatoFinnstark) A secret of ancient druids, who use such a gift to continue their commitments to the Order, Aspects, and nature eternally. The tree harbouring the detached soul is called a Soul Tree. These trees are unlike others of its species, and are more dense in structure and composition. And, contain an almost uncontrollable amount of natural energies and lifeforce. The Tree The character may choose whichever tree they would like, and take on the attributes of said tree. The only exceptions to this are trees that: are equivalent to steel or more, are inflammable, or contain some sort of powerful magical attribute. These types of trees are incapable of harbouring souls. (If you’re unsure about tree type, talk to your teacher - or a druidic loremaster). To a non-druid, the tree would look like any other part of the scenery. To a druid, they would sense a great deal of natural energies around the tree. Due to the density and energies around it, it’s impervious to normal tools, weaponry, and fire. The exceptions to this are enchantments (specifically to harm souls), intense voidal fire (tier 5 evocation), dragon fire or Malflame. The Corpse Within The descendant body, while killed in the creation stage to transfer the soul, is not destroyed entirely. It is kept preserved within the largest-most section of the tree; encased in a mixture of thickened and hardened sap. This sap can only be broken once the soul itself is withdrawn from the tree, or the tree is destroyed. This ‘shell’ or encasing is clouded, yet opaque enough to notice the bare silhouette of the soul’s previous vessel. Tree Location The Soul Tree must not be encased or buried deep within a cave. It must have regular exposure to the sky and its surroundings just like any tree, so it may gain the natural energy it requires to stay alive. Should an outside influence affect this (I.e. Someone building a structure around your tree) it still falls in line with regular interaction rules, as the tree would not sit idly by while someone builds a roof over it. The Soul Tree cannot be moved somewhere where it does not have access to the sky. This means that the tree will actively reject being covered once planted, to prevent people from encasing it in a build to try and prompt it to die from malnutrition. This also prevents sticking the soul tree in a cave behind 18 metal doors. If one is creative they could still enclose their tree in a secure grotto, given it has access to the sky if it is done creatively. But a stone fort with a glass ceiling and 5 staggered metal doors is not. The Tree Lord Husk (Original by Steve Stark) The ‘husk’, or the mimicked body of the conscious soul, is an entity that acts as the player’s character. It’s a wooden variant of their previous descendant self, with the unique ability of being able to willingly shift their appearance in minor ways during the Tree Lord’s creation stage. The husk is entirely dependent on the species of tree chosen, and takes on most traits from their tree; the denser the wood, the slower the body will be. Other traits from the chosen tree may be taken on. Such as disliking the sun if you’re a tree who thrives on soil exclusively. The same going with a water-based tree. Some are more physical; such as perhaps having a rough or sharp skin texture if your tree has thorns. It’s mainly up to interpretation. And, these traits are completely optional as well, and only serve to enhance roleplay if the player wants it. As the Tree Lord is a form bound by natural energies and organic life, it’s to be noted that on top of their pre-existing druidic self, they have arguably one of the largest lifeforce pools; serving as both an advantage and disadvantage in the face of danger. While this body is entirely conscious and sentient, it’s also completely soulless and maintains an unbreakable connection with its Soul Tree. Natural Form When someone becomes a soul tree, their natural body is cured of any deformities or modifications when formed into the husk, such as a missing limb lost in battle would be returned to them, or if their skin or hair color was changed with alchemy, it would revert to their natural-born colors. This also applies to any modifications to their innate strength. This prevents someone from drinking a potion to permanently increase their potential, physically or sense wise before turning, essentially reverting the descendant’s body to a fresh start. If the appearance is for aesthetics (I.e. Scars) they can be kept. Examples If a former Zephonim, whose flesh body is 2 feet tall is turned into a tree, they return to their natural born height. A man missing both of his arms due to a war injury would have both of his arms again. A woman who changed her hair to grow blonde would find it return to it’s natural-born red. Physiology The Husk of a soul tree reconstitutes itself with mimicry of the internal organs of a regular descendant unless specified when forming. The only two organs that are required are lungs and a brain. A treelord does not require a beating heart, as the sap inside of them will continue to flow albeit much slower than a regular descendants. This means that venoms are still effective on them, although it would take twice as long for the effect to take. A treelord may also shut down portions of organs they chose to form with, but this must be emoted with at least two emotes. This does not undo the processes of already ingested materials. For example, if one is drunk or poisoned and shuts off the stomach or liver, they’ll still be affected as such. On the other hand, if they shut them down beforehand they would not be affected by what they consume if the emotes are done before hand. This cannot be done retroactively. They would still need to purge the material or return to their tree to abate the effects when their organs restart. In terms of physical strength, the treelord is only slightly stronger than they were before being changed. A man capable of deadlifting 200 lbs would be able to deadlift 240, for example Body Durability Soul Tree husks are, of course, made of wood. Their former fleshy body is replicated out of functioning wood in the form they began as, with adjustments possible to a limited degree. We’ve seen a lot of people choose hardwood trees for their Soul Tree for obvious reasons and that has led to some arguments on whether or not a husk is flesh like or wood like. So we’ll hit the middle ground here. A husk has functioning organs and such, and with that, a layer of pseudo flesh that feels natural, above their real skin which is bark-like and coloration dependant on the tree they chose. This will stand to be as durable as studded leather. Stronger than a normal person but not unreasonably so. Someone punching you will still hurt, but if its their bare fist it’ll hurt them as well, but a sword will still slice you fairly well. Blunt instruments will fracture the wood like it would a bone. There is no difference in the pain felt by a regular person and a Soul Tree. Shapeshifting When it comes to the druidic gift of shapeshifting, the Soul Tree itself will pull upon the spirit of the animal when assuming its form. The sap within the Tree Lord will liquefy and dilute more, and the mimicked flesh becomes dominant within the body. Meaning, the Tree Lord assumes the animal's body in complete form - with all flesh and blood included as they would no longer be made of wood. They do not have any differences to a normal shapeshifter, nor any strengths or weaknesses - they are the same. When the shapeshifted Tree Lord perishes, the animal corpse will remain due to the laws of the natural cycle. Their conscious will then return to the Soul Tree once more. Weaknesses Flammability The Soul Tree in the creation stage must revoke some of its traits onto the husk to allow it comfortable movement. This means they are far more exposed to fire than their parent tree. They will suffer the pain and wounds from being exposed to fire of any type. With voidal fire generally inflicting more damage, and dragon fire being the greatest contender to a Tree Lord. Malflame does not affect the Husk, but it will damage the Soul Tree, to the point of being able to kill it. The amount of time this takes varies depending on the Malice that the Malflame carried. (I.E. Havoc or Revolt would make quick work, while Desolation or Woe may take much longer) This is the only way for the individual effects of the Malflame to take effect on the Soul Tree should they be seeking to not kill them, but it would still alert the husk instinctively. Blight The Tree Lord is a completely organic and sentient being. This means without the proper protection or precaution, they can be blighted and wither from ground taint. However due to the natural energies, the process isn’t as quick - and can be healed or avoided before it becomes fatal. The effects of blight on a Tree Lord can be rped as seen fit by the player but certain side effects and such must be adhered to. This being insanity, irrationality, and general anger. For those who have shifting, increased bestial nature while unshifted can occur. As well as a severe shift in appearance. A sickly, unkempt appearance as if the husk isn't forming correctly. In the case of the husk being tainted before the tree, the husk has two ooc days to be blight healed before the blight will begin festering directly on their tree. If the tree is directly blighted, OOC informing must be received for the process to go forward. What this essentially means is that for the tree to be blighted, you must be informed OOCly or it doesn’t work. In the case of the tree being blighted, the effects will begin showing on the husk immediately, with pseudo-mutation effects and such starting. If the soul tree is not healed from the blight within one to two weeks, depending on the severity, the tree will die. In this case, just as others, the soul will move to the sapling and must be replanted, or PK will happen. Healing Due to the Tree Lord being an organic being, they are unable to be affected by healing magics. This means that clericism, Ascended magic, monk magic, and any additional healing-orientated spells do not work on them. The only exceptions to this is druidic herblore, and druidic blight healing. Communion and control does not work on them either. Druidic blight healing works on Tree Lords similar to how it does on any other organic plant. While it may be more straining and difficult on the blight healer themselves, they are still able to perform the same tasks as done with blight healing. Druidic blight healing cannot fix up wounds, that is normally done through communion and control on plants - which isn't possible upon a Tree Lord user. BH restores dead plants, and cleanses taint from natural objects. A Tree Lord cannot be 'revived' through blight healing, as their body is reclaimed by nature once they perish. Suicide Despite it only being a husk, the Tree Lord is unable to take their own life without consequences. By doing so, they are willingly severing their connection with their own soul and lose the ability to regenerate. The Soul Tree returns to normality, and the soul itself escapes. Resulting in a definite permakill. Mental Description (Original by Ellysiumn) The mind of a soul tree is one of schisms and harsh realities. With the mind split between tree and husk, the struggles of identity are an everyday, nonstop issue. Changes to biology, the loss of sleep that grants dreams, the differences of the body compared to that of flesh, all become influences that can lead to more mental conditions than your stereotypical druid. The coping mechanisms will vary, and sometimes become far fetched. You might see one become a soldier of nature. Another slowly losing themselves to the trees themselves. Another forgets how to eat. In the end the mental distress becomes a bonding mechanic. Soul trees will enjoy being near other soul trees, just like a dwarf enjoys another dwarf, an elf another elf. But this too leads to more isolation, for without great effort and support, they will drift from what they once were and lose that part of their identity all together. A soul tree requires a powerful will, or they will be lost to their loved ones. Unattunement Unattunement upon a Soul Tree is a rigorous process, and the only way to revert from being a Soul Tree. It requires the location of the Soul Tree itself, rather than just a sapling or the husk. As the blessing is revoked from the Soul Tree, the binding and energies that hold it together are released; with the soul escaping. This process is painful for all those involved; the Tree Lord, and all participants of the unattunement. The druid, afterwards, will no longer have their gifts and nature will grow silent; they themselves will feel empty and void and even if attuned again, they would not be able to receive the gift of a Soul tree a second time. Rules regarding Unattunement Here: https://www.lordofthecraft.net/forums/topic/186715-magic-lore-druidic-communion/ *Unattunement requires the location of the Soul Tree. Just the husk is not enough. *All Unattunement readlines apply. Abilities (Original by DjamilaKnopf) This will be seperated in two parts, Soul Tree and Tree Lord Husk. The Soul Tree Return Desc: With their soul now residing with the Soul Tree, the husk upon destruction returns to nature, sinking into the ground by roots, turning into mulch, or spreading wildflowers. They still feel the pain of their death in their memories, but nothing more when they awake from their tree later (see: Rebirth). OOC: When killed, instead of leaving a proper body the Tree Lord’s Husk crumbles into plant matter of some kind, flavor up to the player. They feel all pain from their death, and retain the memory of that feeling, but are not able to remember who was involved, events leading up to, where it occurred, what actually happened, or even sounds that occurred. Red Lines: *The Tree Lord will no longer resurrect at the Cloud Temple, and instead will be brought back to their Soul Tree. *Tree Lords can only recall the pain of their death, all other aspects cannot be remembered. *A Tree Lord cannot take their own life, and if they do it is considered a Suicide Permakill. Rebirth Desc: Once the Tree Lord’s form has returned to nature, the Soul Tree begins the process of rebirth. This takes half an elven day usually, though quicker and longer times have been witnessed. If the Soul Tree is still recovering from making a husk (See: Regeneration) it must first finish recovering and gathering nutrients before beginning a new husk. OOC: A minimum of half an OOC day for a new husk to be created, this number can be flexible, such as from a cheap ‘minas or die’ bandit causing a death. This is to set a deterrent and consequence for death, as it takes away from play time. If ‘Regeneration’ is still under cooldown, the half-day timer for ‘Rebirth’ will not start until ‘Regeneration’ is ready. Redlines: *The Soul Tree requires two (2) OOC days to replenish before it can start making another husk. So if the husk dies the same day it is birthed, it will take two (2) OOC days of gathering energy, plus twelve (12) hours of growing. Regeneration Desc: When a husk is produced by the Soul Tree, they expend an enormous amount of energy into its creation. This leaves the Soul Tree at its weakest while it regenerates the lost nutrients. After about two elven days, the tree is restored to its original strength. If the Husk is destroyed again while it is recovering, the new body won’t be made until the original resting period is over. Only then will it have enough strength, and the timer will be reset for the creation of a new husk. OOC: Whenever the Soul Tree needs to make a new husk it takes 2 IRL days to recover. If the Husk is destroyed again during these 2 days, after the 2 days are over the timer starts for ‘Rebirth’, followed by the Timer for ‘Regeneration’. Red Lines: *The Soul Tree requires two (2) OOC days to replenish before it can start making another husk. So if the husk dies the same day it is birthed, it will take two (2) OOC days of gathering energy, plus twelve (12) hours of growing. Soul Tree Defense Desc: The Soul Tree is capable of defending itself at a cost; as it is sentient. The tree is capable of utilizing a small array of attacks to ward off those seeking to harm it. Branches swinging down to strike assailants, roots protruding from the earth or vines moving to entangle and grasp it’s victims. When the tree is under threat, the Tree Lord Husk would feel intense stress from the tree, and be compelled to go defend it. While the Soul Tree using it’s natural defences, the Tree Lord would feel the weakness and fatigue due to the focus and energies required. OOC: If another player attacks the Soul Tree, the player must be OOCly notified and the attacking players must receive a response. The Tree Lord is able to roleplay their tree accordingly, they may also be there OOCly to RP it as well. Red Lines: *Player must be online for the tree to be interacted with. *All Weaknesses for the Soul Tree must be adhered to. *The Player can chose to either rush over in-Character to defend the tree as the Husk, or the Husk goes to ‘sleep’ and they take full control of the tree. They cannot control both at the same time. Ungrowth Desc: The area becomes unsafe, a grove moves location or even the full exodus of descendants from a land. There are many reasons why one might need to move their Soul Tree. This requires the consent of the Tree Lord, as they must be nearby to calm the reactions of the Soul Tree as it is ungrown. To the Tree Lord, this feeling of growing would be similar to something deep within them being uncomfortably and painfully rip at, greatly fatiguing them as the Aspects themselves contain the Corpse Within until the Soul Tree is regrown. When ungrown, the Soul Tree is reverted back into a sapling form. This puts a strain on the soul, the sapling, and the corpse within. The tree must be replanted within a few elven days, otherwise the Soul and the Corpse are lost. With the Tree Lord Husk only having one life, as they have nowhere to Rebirth at. OOC: This requires OOC and IC Consent. Ungrowing a Soul Tree requires at least one t5 druid present, and the Tree Lord of the soul tree that is being ungrown. With only one druid it is exhausting, but with powersharing the burden is spread across and made easier to bare. The Sapling Soul Tree must be replanted within 2-3 OOC days, with exceptions for players who cannot log on, or for map changes that can take longer. Red Lines: *Ungrowing a Soul Tree cannot be ICly forced (Due to the nature of the magics involved), and the player must give OOC consent. *The Sapling can only be kept alive through druidic energies and magic. *No more than one (1) sapling can be active from the Soul Tree. *Once the soul has transferred to a active sapling the sapling must be replanted in 2 to 3 OOC days of the ungrowing (with exceptions), otherwise it is a permakill. Saplings Desc: Soul Trees are capable of producing a sapling which serves as an empty container for the soul, should anything happen to the original tree. Unlike ungrowing, this can be done without the Tree Lord’s consent. Regardless of consent, the Soul Tree feels a great deal of pain when a sapling is drawn from it, summoning the Tree Lord to protect the Soul Tree and attack the one removing the sapling with uncontrollable urges. Once obtained, this sapling must be nurtured regularly with a consistent supply of druidic energies; otherwise it will wither and die, paining the Tree Lord even more. It is impossible for a Tree Lord to remove a sapling from their own Soul Tree, so they must either find someone willing to do it for them- or have it taken against their own will. Only one sapling can be active at a time, if another sapling is removed the first would wither into ashes and dust. The same would happen if the original Soul Tree is unattuned, due to it being the main conduit of the soul. The purpose of this is so that in the case of the Soul Tree being destroyed while a sapling is active and nurtured, the soul is transferred over with a limited time to be planted, similar to ‘Ungrowing’ above. OOC: Requires player’s OOC consent but not IC consent, and the player online to interact and RP the Soul Tree’s Defenses. Extracting a sapling requires at least one t5 druid present. With only one druid it is exhausting, but with powersharing the burden is spread across and made easier to bare. The Sapling Soul Tree must be replanted within 2-3 OOC days, with exceptions for players who cannot log on, or for map changes that can take longer. Red Lines: *A Sapling can be taken from a Soul Tree with both IC and OOC consent of the treelord, though the tree Lord cannot remove it on their own. Even with IC consent the Tree Lord will still feel compelled to protect and stop the sapling from being taken. *The Sapling can only be kept alive through druidic energies and magic. *No more than one (1) sapling can be active from the Soul Tree. *Once the soul has transferred to a active sapling the sapling must be replanted in 2 to 3 OOC days of the ungrowing (with exceptions), otherwise it is a permakill. The Tree Lord Husk Appearance Shifting Desc: Like nature, a Tree Lord is able to manipulate their facade during a visit within their Soul Tree, recycling their current husk to make changes to its appearance. This process does not make the Tree Lord unrecognisable, as general structure will remain the same, as their pseudo-skin is layered over wood. Height can be adjusted up or down by at most a foot. Skin tone and hair color can be changed to any natural skin colors to their race, or their tree’s natural hue. A treelord can also choose if they wish to have a more ‘Natural’ appearance, such as leaves for hair, rough bark skin, or small horns of wood. These changes give them no physical advantage, even if a druid were to construct ram’s horns or cat’s claws. Sometimes, while under stress or other emotional shifts the Tree Lord’s appearance may shift as well, such as a Tree Lord when stressed or angered, cracks may appear through their skin facade, revealing wood underneath. OOC: Full appearance shifting requires the Tree Lord rest within their Soul Tree for 6 OOC hours minimum, changing their Tree Lord Husk’s appearance. They cannot change their race outright, but can make mimicry towards another race. Example: A dwarven Tree Lord growing a foot taller to look more like a human. A Human could make the tips of his ears look jagged, like they were cut to appear half-elven or clipped elven. A elf could slightly round their ears, at most looking half elven with small ears. They cannot grow additional limbs, such as hands, arms or a tail. This would be the stage where a Tree Lord could choose a more rugged bark appearance vs pseudo-skin. Red Lines: *When a Tree Lord changes their appearance during the creation stage, it must still clearly resemble their previous descendant body. *Some semblance of similarity to the original race should be held. Consider this a tell, so to speak. *Changing to look like different sub-races is fine, as this tends to only amount to minute changes, such as skin tone and hair color. Rooting Desc: A Tree Lord does not heal the same way a descendant does, and while it is preferable to return to the Soul Tree for a full recovery, oftentimes that is not available. Rooting is the process of regaining nutrients and healing the Husk. Similar to how plants will use roots to better their water and nutrient intake, the same works for Tree Lords. By standing idle, they already absorb energies around them to keep their body healthy; however by rooting themselves to a rich area, they can actively replenish themselves at a more rapid rate. By positioning themselves in an area that is rich with nutrients and natural energies, they enter a meditative trance, roots descending from their body into the ground subconsciously to seek out the proper nutrients so that the body may rejuvenate. During this process the Tree Lord is unconscious, and unaware of their surroundings. They can use this to heal completely from mild wounds, or to stave off the effects of a severe wound until they can make it to their Soul Tree. This process can also be aided by another Druid willing to powershare. OOC: Requires a un-blighted, natural area with access to sunlight, water, and soil. The player is unaware of their surroundings during Rooting. It takes some time to recover from mild wounds (cuts and breaks), ranging from a few minutes to an hour and several hours to seal severe wounds. This cannot be used to regrow a limb, as that requires a visit to the Soul Tree. Red Lines: *Healing magic will have no effect on the Tree Lord, with the only exceptions being druidic herblore and blight healing. *The Tree Lord is unconscious when ‘Rooting’ and unaware of their surroundings. *Having a druid power share to speed up rooting will not regrow limbs. That still requires returning to Soul Tree. Amber Crystallization Desc: There are many mysterious properties held with the ‘blood’ of a Tree Lord. More like Sap, the main feature of this lifesblood is seen when a Tree Lord is injured. When a Tree lord takes on a wound, such as a gash or a burn the sap in that area begins to crystalize and congeal into a hardened substance that forms a temporary seal until proper treatment can be found, via rooting, or resting in their Soul Tree. This by no means replaces completely mending the wound, as any sudden movement or quick actions cause the seal to open and the Tree Lord to begin losing sap and nutrients again. This sap can also be used to assist when another is injured. The Tree Lord can choose to cut their palm or retrieve sap by other means to drip or spread over a wound of another descendant and utter over it, causing the sap to congeal and crystallize over another person’s wound. OOC: Similar in effect to Tippens Root or Amberittle, this only works as a temporary solution to stem bleeding and act as a make-shift bandage until further treatment can be found. Like a quick-forming scab. Red Lines: *Amber Crystallization cannot be used to form weapons out of the sap. We’re not shades, folks. *Amber is only as durable when in place as simple plaster or stitches. It is a placeholder, not a direct healing method. Heavy action will cause it to break. *Amber is formed from sap. You can only make so much before you effectively bleed out. Four or five moderate wounds can be dealt with this way at best. General Red lines/Restrictions Purpose The purpose of a Soul Tree is to be eternal soldiers for nature and the aspects. OOCly this makes it so that things such as age or disease don’t get in the way of the character doing their duty, and softlocks them into the role of a Nature’s Protector. All in all, it is the Apex of what a druid could be, one who has dedicated in-character and real life time to the cause, and the reward? More work. No other magic has a focus on nature like Druidism does, and Soul Tree is the only way with the Druidic magics for other races like humans and halflings to have a longstanding service with the druids. In Canon Soul Trees have existed for a long time, and will with this, continue to exist. This acts as an extension on what Druidism already does. Citations || And Finally I want to say thank-you to everyone who’s helped develop this lore over the years. Keefy, the loreholder, for being the drive behind this original re-write in the first place. Niv, for being a encouragement and a great help especially with the abilities section. And all of the druids for being the community that I love so dearly. This was a work of formatting endurance.||
  6. Feeling the loss wash over him like distant waves, a Druii looks up from his reading, his features pinched in worry. He feels no familiarity in this loss, which eases his soul somewhat, but the loss of a brother is no light matter. He closes his book- much to the curiosity of his housemate and bows his head, whispering a quiet prayer that whomever was lost finds peace in the Eternal Forest. ”Blessed be.”
  7. RP Name: Dwyn Tinuvial MC Username: OhDeerLord Discord: OhDeerLord#5063 What Nation Are You Affliated With?: Druids Why Do You Wish To Come?: Documenting the change in flora and fauna since our time of leaving Athera, personal experience from living on Athera and checking up. What Skills Can You Bring?: Prior experience with the land, knowledge of what happened there in the past. Medical and Combat, Druidic.
  8. “You want me to make what style of swimsuit?” An elf asks, watching his partner vibrate with the force of a large memeplex. “..Alright.”
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    Next to the rooted Druid, a Red stag would rest for the night, leaving his side only after the first rays of sunlight on the day of the planned attack.
  10. Upon seeing the notice, a elf snorts softly. He’s heard bits about these spider worshipers, and their attempts at claiming mori culture. He rolls his eyes, and smiles slightly to himself at the irony, uttering “A vaen, foluss zhah elggin nindolen myar'a b'lath” To himself before turning back to his work on a painting, his hands stained with white.
  11. “Hekkaes...” An elf mumbles softly to himself, taking notice of the missive “Perhaps I’ll swing by.”
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