Wandering the open seas during the course of their never ending migrations,the massive Uluun have encountered many puny races. Some like the Anura of Tarrod see them as divine beings of the ocean,while others who have been unfortunate enough to incur their wrath such as the Eshal,see them as fell monsters armed with a fiendish,vile genius. But truly,who among them can hope to fathom the way the minds of these engimatic denziens of the deeps work?
They would perhaps be mollifed to know that the Uluun have an advantage over them not only in their long lifespans,but also in their ability to pass their wisdom to their descendents,untarnished by times.
When an Uluun reaches the end of it’s long existence,it vomits out a large red gemstone that is easily the size of a large coconut. Spherical in shape,it seems to burn with an inner fire.But when one touches the beautiful,flawless surface,he will be suprised to find that it is soft and pulpy to the touch. For this is no real gemstone,being an object infinitely more precious. It is the organ that houses the memories and accquired knowledge of the deceased Uluun,as well as those of the ancestors that came before it. When consumed by the offspring of the Uluun,the child will immediately inherit a store house of wisdom that goes back for millenia. In this way,the discoveries and knowledge accquired by one generation is passed to the next,creating a collective pool of wisdom that grows rather than shrinks as the years go on. Every young Uluun will see all that their ancestors did,will learn all their ancestors did and thus avoid making the same mistakes that they did. Reknown among scholars and wise men will be the lucky mortal that manages to get his hands on the wisdom of the Uluun.
The Stone can be consumed by those not of Uluun kind too,though it will be more far more difficult for them to digest it.
In addition to obtaining the memeories of the Uluun,the eater will also be able to speak and comprehend their mysterious tounge. However,the allure of all that knowledge is tempered by two facts.
Firstly,there is the danger that the wisdom of Uluun kind may be far too powerful for the limited mind of an inferior being,rendering him to the state of a living vegetable. Secondly,the Stone must be only taken when the Uluun dies of natural causes. Those who murder a Uluun to obtain it’s precious Stone,will find themselves victims of it’s terrible curse. Their minds wil be invaded and bombarded constantly by the Uluun’s pain and agony in its final moments,making them feel its death throes as if it were their own.There will be nary a moment of respite,until they finally break under the strain of the Uluun’s curse and descend into insanity.