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Greenwood trees:

A rather simple name for a tree that’s anything but.  Greenwood trees are quite literally, green.  A thick carpet of moss, algae and various parasitic plants grow on the bark of an evergreen, while the leaves create thick bushes in the boughs, making it almost impossible for larger creatures to traverse through them without experience and training to wade through the leafmatter and find proper, solid footing.  The greenwood tree is the feore’s greatest secret.  From first glance, one unaware of what the tree is capable of might see little more than just another arboreal skyscraper, but to the feore, the greenwood tree is the source of much of their weaponry and armor.

Underneath the dense thicket that coats the bark is one of the hardest known, naturally grown substances in all of Zhurin and the feore guard the ability to harvest the wood jealously.  Cutting into the greenwood exposes a softer coloration of seafoam green and a thick, similarly hued sap that hardens rapidly.  As the sap hardens, it also grows heavier and denser to help the tree heal as well as deter whatever’s attacking the tree.  Unfortunate folks who got sap on bare skin have to have it cut or torn away.

Greenwood trees are the largest trees found in the Draelyk forests, towering over the rest of the flora and piercing the forest canopy, making them ideal targets for tracking.  Most Greenwoods are home to one or two families of feore at any given time, with treehouses built within the dense foliage within the boughs and generally invisible to the naked eye or those unknowledgeable regarding either the tree or the feore.

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