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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2011 2:55 pm 
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I haven't developed plants much in my world...nor do I have any genius ideas. :P So I shall start a thread!

What kinds of plants do you have in your world?
How do you develop your plants?
What's your favorite plant that you have invented?

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Bethany Faith wrote:
I haven't developed plants much in my world...nor do I have any genius ideas. :P So I shall start a thread!

What kinds of plants do you have in your world?
How do you develop your plants?
What's your favorite plant that you have invented?

Bethany Faith


Well, first of all, you can find out what kind of plants I've created in my own thread: Flora-Oakut Tree and Sardonian

Secondly, I don't have any secret formula for developing plants. I just think them up. Very simple. :D I just let my imagination off its leash and see where it takes me.

Hmm, my favorite plant so far...I think my favorite plant so far would have to be the Suath Haman (see my thread). :D

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So far, I just use Earth plants. Oak, pine, milkweed, you get the picture.
As I keep developing my story and world, I might need to invent plants. For example, I need herbs for a concoction that makes an excellent skin lotion-conditioner-curl gel. I don't know if any actual plants with these properties exist, but they might. (Research!)
In short, I intend to make the foliage part feel familiar. Like J.R.R Tolkien did.

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Being an herbalist (no, I'm not licensed), and an essential oil freak, I love weaving plants into my stories. I don't have a lot of them, but I personally am always intrigued when authors think about the plants of their world. I view it as being thorough, and it helps to submerse me in their world's culture.

I primarily mention plants when they have a medicinal use, or create a chemical reaction. I find this works best for me, although an occasional moment of reflection on a plant would not be bad, story wise, I feel.

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Beyond general types of plants that grow in different climates in my world I have few of my own invention. Currently there are only two that I am using. One is a small plant with with clusters of half dollar sized flat pods with seeds in them; taking one of these seeds will give one a mild trip and is used as pain killer.
The other is a round mushroom just big enough to fit in a hand. It is a dull brown and when it is squeezed it lets go a puff of reddish vapor. This vapor is what Berserk warriors use to send themselves into a berserkers rage.

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The only special plant (so far) that I have developed in my world is a yet-to-be-named plant that's sap can be harvested and used as a fire starter.

Anyways, just thought I'd pop in and say that, forgotten I'd made this thread. :roll:

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Cool! That would be a handy plant to have around! :D Are you looking for names?

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Thanks!

I haven't started looking for a name yet, I plan to draw it first then I'll probably look up some good Hebrew names. :D


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So far I have been using mainly earth plants, until it comes to my elves.

The elves have many healing herbs, including one that doubles or sometimes triples the speed of recovery from injuries. So far none of the herbs are named.

The elves also have a tree called the Zalen Draeo Which I talk a bit about here: viewtopic.php?f=15&t=3357, which grows around the lakes of Celinorel and have glowing blue leaves. The elves extract the oil from the leaves and rub it on their bowstrings, which prevent them from going slack in the rain.

Other than that, I haven't put much thought into the Fauna.

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Oooh, plants. :D

As far as plants go, I have two or three original herbs, and the rest I just go with real world flora. I generally use plants when I'm too lazy to think up some healing substance or something explosive (funny, the lazier I feel the more my imagination works).

Anyway for plants I have the herbs Passionflame and Earthen Snowsong, one heals wounds, the other heals the mind. I have something else called Dragonstar, but I'm not sure what special purpose it has yet. ;)
My favorite has to be Earthen Snowsong, it was the first one I created. Passionflame is a close second, though. :D

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I don't have any special plants in my world. Flora-wise, it is completely the same to earth... I think... I may have invented some sort of bush just so I could say I have Flora... :roll:

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I have a few plants in my subforum, I think. Other than that, not much :P

Just wanted to pop in and mention that Airianna's plants are amazing! They tie into the story and everything :)

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They are? *feels happy inside * Well that helped boost my day. I'm working on re-writes. :P Thanks, Eruheran. :D I'll be sure to keep the plants in. ;)

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The plant I've read about so far in your book is great! I like the concept of the sweet marshmallow tumbleweed. :D

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@Airi: It's the plant that is molt-resistant that I am fascinated by :) I'd love to see some of that in real life :D

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*smiles * Ah, that one. :)

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@Airi: It's the plant that is molt-resistant that I am fascinated by :) I'd love to see some of that in real life :D

eru


*has just reached that point in the story*

Ditto to what Eru said. :D

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Be careful of your thoughts; guard your mind, for your thoughts become words. Be guarded when you speak, for your words turn into action. Watch what you do, for your actions will become habits. Be wary of your habits, for they become your character. Pray over your character; strive to mold it to the image of Christ, because your character will shape your destiny.

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Hmm... I have two so far...

One's a flower called Bluphire. It is extremely acidic and dangerous to touch. Ingestion can cause death in most creatures. What wonderful things I come up with...

The other is a tree called a Syllver. Its leaves are silver on the underside and it is mainly used to cover scents when hunting.

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