Month: November 2017

Martian Red Lizard

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The red lizard would indeed be a formidable foe if not for its soft underbelly, and if the Fejuvisites had not developed a tactic for fighting the lizards. The Fejuvisites build a rock pile with a central chamber that contains small embrasures. The rock pile is baited with rotting beshi meat which draws the lizard-like flies to carrion. When the red lizard mounts the rock pile, the Fejuvisi warriors thrust spears through the embrasures and slay the lizards from the safety of their concealment.

 

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Ponder Thrice

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Gamma Medin, who was one of the founding mothers of the Muvari Tribe, and said to have borne eighteen children, four of them sons, and the rest mighty warriors, was reputed to have thought thrice before she hurled herself from a high defense and into the midst of a Scurm horde to buy time for her husband and progeny to seal the Back-Bridge Gate to Ledgrim. She slew ten galbran and then was transfixed by four spears, and continued to fight on until the gates were indeed sealed and she gave up the ghost. To this day, the Back-Bridge Gate remains sealed, walled off by seventy feet of brick and mortar.

 

Mushroom Chocolate

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Having been familiar with earthly chocolate, Garvey Dire was quite excited to taste mushroom chocolate, which is derived from a sap that seeps from a dark mushroom of a variety that grows up to five feet in height and in diameter. The mushroom chocolate was not, however, quite the same flavor as the chocolate to which Garvey was accustomed. It has a more earthy flavor more closely resembling a dark chocolate mixed with the bite of cumin. Though a bit foreign to the palate of the astronaut, it is considered a delicacy among the Muvari and is a popular item when trading with other tribes.

The mushrooms that produce this chocolate grow only in the climates of certain soil and caverns and it is said that the Scurm and Rathgur tribes of the Galbran once waged a fifty-year war over one such cavern.