TimeKnot Rambling Mound
The first Earthly Cryptozoologist (Gari Rajers) to study the TimeKnot in year 2021 wrote simply this upon first observation:
This creature appears to be an extremely intelligent plant matter species who is the product of marriage between an Otyugh and a Shambling Mound...who also mated with a prismatic time dragon and a Nintendo 64 somewhere in there.Appearance A walking mountainous maw of noses. The TimeKnot's verdant and vivacious rambling roots, flowers & foliage, are always exhuming and exuding essences of joy every-when-where which it be. Because TimeKnot exists on many planes and forms, its precise size in the third dimension varies from occasion to occasion depending on the experiences desired or required by the perceiver(s). TimeKnot & the Origins of Cry(S)word SAGA Pluriversality TimeKnot is an original creation given birth through pure happiness. There are endless legends of the specific origins of TimeKnot & similar stories in any given place and time. For the sake of simplicity, the present author will share that which is most familiar. I, Exinao Eridanus Stardust, did design a friend who could help save my peoples--all of them, each and every-when-where. Having personally taken birth on Earth upon the Solar Eclipse of September 10, 1048 … and having lived through a mortal body on Earth at least until the Moon of May 2014 … I found myself eternally frustrated with the squandering of human potential and opportunities for joy in these times. I bore witness to generation after generation of torture. So it was, nearing the anticipated end of my first window on Earth, that on the occasion of Samhain 2012 I began to imbue a pinecone with all the powers behind and beyond my own joy & frustrations. This pinecone, who came to me with very high hopes and ambitions of their own, would be the keystone in a mating ritual of epic proportions. The neverending trails of kinship and wanderlust that would erupt from the sappy sentiments of this pinecone and their future parents mark the beginning of Cry(S)word SAGA Pluriversality. With the love of its unsuspecting parents, the Sacred Pinecone of Age(les)s(ness) creates infinite possibilities for joy & fulfillment of family fun & togetherness. Enter Mother & Father & Flowers & Poo The Sacred Pinecone of Ages (SPA), wanted to become more than it was originally intended to be. It wanted to be a whole house...more. It wanted to be a breathing and living growing forest of homes and divine playgrounds for all beings, in all times and places. However, it knew that by itself, in the society where its parents had been planted, it would not be able to attain this vision. Therefore, just as they had heard in the stories of old, they wished upon a star. Upon that star, they wished for a companion who would introduce them to the greater possibilities--within and without. So it was that one day, as Eridanus was walking through the woods, that pinecone who would become SPA happened to wriggle just rough enough to drop from the top and bonk Eri on the head. That point of touch and transfer of kinetic energy from pinecone to skullcap of Eridanus unleashed a vortex. Eri was very close friends with an ancient Rainbow Dragon who had a story of marital strife to share. An ancient Shambling Mound who’s original ancestor was a compost pile under Yggdrasil became married to Bivaye’nue, who was the (in)famous child of a royal Otyugh and a damned Dryadic Succubus. They were not able to conceive child because of the offenses that had passed. Shambling Mound mating protocol called for a bouquet of the greatest flowers ever to be gifted consistently in order to maintain proper mood and space for the mating. Yet the Otyugh traditions called for ever better flowers to be made before they could be presented. In their particular family and royal tradition, the prime purpose of the Otyugh people is to consume filth in order to produce the best looking and smelling flowers possible. Thus, they were never able to produce something sufficient to show their mate. This is where the pinecone would become SPA. Eri took the pinecone home for tea and talk story. It was arranged that they would be introduced to this couple in order to provide the times and places necessary for the creation of the flowers that they sought. In order to do so, a new form of tree would be created that would fulfill that desire of pinecone to serve as they dreamed. And so they became the surrogate body, eternally hatching new worlds and timelines through digesting and recycling the most delectable waste products from the most simplistic to the most technologically advanced ecologies and societies.
Diet TimeKnot grows by feasting on magical and technological waste in all forms and in all places and times. They eat from the crudest and grossest to the most subtle and sublime forms. They are capable of feeding on something so ephemeral as feelings and sentiments--such as anger or joy of those playing video games--to something so hard and solid as nuclear warheads.
@KyleTrueTrue ******* Uses TimeKnot is a fundamentally necessary aspect of existence in Cry(S)word SAGA pluriversality. Without TimeKnot, there would be nothing to hold or structure existence. TimeKnot gives love to all those objects and feelings, the tools and toys of the forgotten. TimeKnot has every plant and every species of every time growing somewhere on or within it. TimeKnots can be summoned by those seeking access to new realities and friends by following a ritual similar to that scribed by Eridanus regarding the initial hatching of TimeKnot.
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