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Sky Pods

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A strange sight of the wastes, long green streamers pinned to the sky floating on the wind.

This is a plant that only grows in The Wastes. No other land boasts a plant like this one. The yellow green "strand" appears to be one broad grass leaf, anchored to the ground with some moderately deep roots. It extends into the sky, pulled upwards by several pods. While there are a few pods randomly along the long grass leaf, there is a main cluster of 3 to 8 pods at the skyward end of the strand.

When something begins to eat the strand, it breaks and the rest of the pods float away. The frond can regrow roots when it touches the ground long enough. If it does not, the pods will dry up and explode (in a fiery burst) and shower seeds across a wide area.

If you are having a problem visualizing it, think seaweed fronds.

Oh and they do not grow in other places as they need the odd toxic chemicals from paraliquid soil of The Wastes to inflate their pods.



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