Riversteel Tree / Wood

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Riversteel Tree / Wood

Riversteel Tree
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Overview: A Tree that grows around rivers and fresh waterways. It's a low-hanging deciduous tree that grows a prolific amount of branches of varying thickness. Often cultivated for its special wood, the Riversteel tree draws strength from running water over its wood. It is not suited to dry environments and is prone to disease when exposed to excess heat or draughts.
Appearance: The leaves have a distinctive reddish speckling on the green leaves. The bark is dark and moist. The trunk is thick, and strong. The branches are much the same as the trunk, but are remarkably flexible compared to it.
Availability /Frequency: Fairly common in Desnind as a construction material and used as a material for various weapons. Tier 6 for general availability.

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Knowing It
-- Desnind: Novice
-- Idalos: Expert
Wealth Tier
-- Desnind: Tier 6
-- Idalos: Tier 8
Sell/Buy It
-- Desnind: Competent
Rarity
-- Desnind: Common
-- Idalos: Rare
Finding It
-- Desnind: Competent
-- Idalos: Expert
Collecting It
-- Desnind: Competent
-- Idalos: Expert
Tending It
-- Expert


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Riversteel Wood
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Overview: A sturdy yet temperamental wood. It thrives on exposure to moisture. It does poorly when it comes to exposure to arid conditions. It needs running fluid to keep its strength and hardened outer edges (in the case of weapons). Basically the opposite of the metal steel in a way. It corrodes when it's exposed to arid conditions or oil. So long as it's regularly exposed to other fluids, it maintains strength. Some woodworkers have special laminating processes that can keep the wood strong even in arid conditions, but the laminate will need replenishings and reapplication periodically. A lamination of once per season by expert fieldcraft or chemist or another kind of crafter (woodcraft, etc.) should be enough to keep it fresh and strong for that entire season. Master fieldcraft or chemists or other crafters can make a lamination last for an entire cycle. All others must purchase or barter for proper maintenance equipment, which would cost 2 wp per season. A Tier 5 lifestyle can afford the maintenance materials without losing wealth.
Appearance: It has a purple wood, with a smooth grain that doesn't splinter or crack unless it hasn't been treated with water or other fluids.
Availability /Frequency: Common in Desnind.

Fast Facts Skill Levels Required
Knowing It
-- Desnind: Novice
-- Idalos: Expert
Wealth Tier
-- Desnind: Tier 6
-- Idalos: TIer 8
Sell/Buy It
-- Desnind: Competent
Price:
-- 1.30 x
Rarity
-- Desnind: Common
-- Idalos: Rare
Finding It
-- Desnind: Competent
-- Idalos: Expert
Collecting It
-- Desnind: Expert
-- Idalos: Expert
Using It
-- Weather-proofing for construction, and the use of water and other fluid vessels. Used in boat building.
-- Can be used to make weapons with edges and points as sharp and durable as steel.
Tending It
-- Expert


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Last edited by Zunylanih on Mon May 17, 2021 11:49 pm, edited 3 times in total. word count: 470
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Re: Riversteel Tree / Wood

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One question - How often do these "strong as steel" wooden weapons/armor need to be treated to maintain their edge? It says regular exposure to "fluids", but for rp purposes, players might want to know so they can maintain their gear.
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Re: Riversteel Tree / Wood

Hey Bee, thanks for the question. I added this bit to the wood portion:

A lamination of once per season by expert fieldcraft or chemist or another kind of crafter (woodcraft, etc.) should be enough to keep it fresh and strong for that entire season. Master fieldcraft or chemists or other crafters can make a lamination last for an entire cycle. All others must purchase or barter for proper maintenance equipment, which would cost 2 wp per season. A Tier 5 lifestyle can afford the maintenance materials without losing wealth.

Also added a price adjustment to the wood, for those who wish to purchase items made from it.
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Re: Riversteel Tree / Wood

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This looks good to me! Moving to approved.
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