"I have never seen a wind pod so large;
it's beautiful!" Kreelos says as he moves out further on
the tsaranis branch toward the wind pod close enough for
Kuleenik to grow even more nervous. Although Kreelos is the prymarian
of Atracia, the duteous sentinel could strike the young man down
before seeing his accolade taken while under his watch.
Common wind pods are the chief, and the most important export
Atracia possesses. These pods are grown all over the northwestern
territories of Atracia for many purposes the most substantial
being the main ingredient in propelling wind vessels to the farthest
reaches of Eldan. They are harvested in all areas of Eldan, but
Atracia seems to produce the largest and most robust. The main
part of the wind pod is a heavy, cornucopia-like mossy shell with
a small vine splitting from its opening. They grow in many different
colors with each being useful for a different task. The true pearls
to these pods are the fruits encased inside their humanly unbreakable
shell. This minute fruit contains juices that, when released to
the air, produce wind sheers of varying degrees and strengths.
Wind vessel commodores commonly use jannex mites to crack open
these wind pods most effectively. These small insects feed on
the fruit inside the wind pod shell and release the wind to their
sails. The only flaw is that once the jannex mite eats the fruit,
it is killed by the vicious wind sheers in a sumi. Magic has yet
to simulate an effective wind pod, but one way to distinguish
a true wind pod is by its smell. An aroma of mint mixed with rich
Tisabodian coffee beans wafts from its shell.
"The Berakis Wind Pod is wider than me, taller than me,
and is the biggest, ripest wind pod in Eldan, and it is the only
wind pod to bloom a flower on its crown. In terms of barpins,
its worth the likes of my armor a thousand fold," Erelta
says like it is his own.
"Can I have the flower?" Kreelos asks with earnest.
"The baron would have me cracking open wind pods with my
teeth down in the lower fields for the rest of my life if I even
held an idea of giving anyone the flower. I'm sorry."
"Since magic has not been allowed since the Eternity War,
it has been suggested by some that this wind pod may have an enchanted
origin. Is this true?"
"You have noticed many things about this patch's goings-on,
most hy. I am not to question what goes on underneath my platinum
shell. The baron has instructed me to protect the wind pod with
my life! I have watched you as well the past few deys. You are
a bright young man. Why do you make an effort to persecute the
baron's fancy for this dynasty's greatest jewel?" Erelta
asks with suspicion.