Magic Mushroom Meadows

Ernte auf den Zauberpilzwiesen - Brictaelgis
Magic mushrooms are an important export of Brictaelgis and nowhere do they grow better than in the meadows of western Âdocôris.

The Meadows have become an integral part of the lives and many traditions of the Meadow Goblins since their discovery in the 7th millennium before the founding of the Council. These include the naming of the clans, mushroom festivals, the Adocôrian Mushroom Day and the invention of the mushroom harvester.

At a glance

Type: Meadow
Continent: Brictælgis
Total area: approx. 180 km²
Average temperature: approx. 21° C
Resources: magic and healing mushrooms
Species: loooooots of fungi, emerald ants, common mushroom fly, magic curly birch
 

Ecosystem

The mushroom keepers believe that roots of the Aqi Talúsix - Tree of Elements have spread underground, which has led to the clear development of a magical mycelium.   The soils of the mushroom meadows are acidic and enriched with Estrae and Othri. In addition, the weather in this part of the country is significantly wetter and warmer, so the mushrooms thrive in greater numbers.   The fruiting bodies of magic mushrooms come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, colors, flavors and, of course, levels of magical or healing potency. Depending on the month, different magic mushrooms grow, meaning that the mushroom harvest occurs almost all year round.

Important mushroom species & other inhabitants

Honeygoldling
by Blue Fairy 74 via Midjourney
There are three different
groups of fungi:
medicinal & psychedelic,
flavor or magic
mushrooms


The Honey goldling belongs to
the flavor mushrooms.

  It has a slightly caramel flavor
taste and distinguishes
about a full day
unfolding a thin
syrup layer off.

  The mushroom is popular as
an ingredient used for fruit salads.
Morel cap by Blue Fairy 74 via Midjourney
Grow depending on the
month: funnel mushrooms,
tubular mushrooms,
ascomycetes, sponges,
lip tongues, praline funghi


The morel cap is a
edible and medicinal
mushroom.

  The fungus causes nausea
and diarrhea administered.
But many people use the
fungus also as an ingredient
for fatty foods eating for
prevention.

  The mushroom can be
fresh or can be used dried.
Purple Lightmushroom
by Blue Fairy 74 via Midjourney
There are mushrooms
that grow only one day, only on
certain times of day
or only grow at night.


The purple mushroom of lights
grows during the last
warm autumn nights
seeing.

  The fluorescent mushroom
has psychedelic effects
and becomes for visions
and dream interpretation used.

  For a better effect
the fungus becomes in one
alcohol solution inserted.

 
A dangerous pest is the common mushroom fly, whose maggots can destroy entire mushroom harvests during the summer months.   Magic curly birches grow in the meadows with curly inflorescences that form a symbiosis with the mycelium.   Beneath the surface, the mycelium is maintained by emerald ants, which supply the hyphae with estra-rich food from indicator plants such as nettles, dindle or feverfew.
Common mushroom fly
by Blue Fairy 74 via Midjourney
Magic curl birch
by Blue Fairy 74 via Midjourney
Emerald ant
by Blue Fairy 74 via Midhourney

   

Economic factor

The Grand Duchy of the Mushroom West Meadows has a monopoly on the sale of all products related to magic mushrooms. Dried, pickled and fresh mushrooms, powders, potions and a wide variety of mixtures are sold. In addition, there are of course a variety of books dedicated to breeding and use. The share of Âdocôris's total gross domestic product is around 45%, which is certainly considerable, but also poses enormous risks for the country in the event of crop failures.   Mycotic professions are highly respected among mushroom keepers. In at least every family there is at least one member who is somehow involved in breeding or processing. This is probably where the saying comes from: "Every mushroom knows a guardian." There are mycologists who know everything about mushrooms. Mushroom shamans specialize in the use of mushroom medicine. In addition, there are the fungi engineers who invent all sorts of equipment for growing and using mushrooms.
Shop of thousand mushrooms
by Blue Fairy 74 via Midjourney

 

In response to nnie's unofficial WorldEmber Discord emoji mission

Write about an “earth-related” ecosystem that ties into the most other articles.


Cover image: Landscapes of Brictealgis by Blue Fairy 74 - Midjourneycollage

Comments

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Dec 24, 2023 02:21 by Dr Emily Vair-Turnbull

So many different types of mushrooms!! I love how important they are to the economy.   Down with the mushroom flies!

Dec 24, 2023 06:25

Thank you - I have the idea for a fungiarium, maybe in another challenge, it was so much fun writing this article - and yes, these flies can be quite annoying.

Stay imaginative and discover Blue´s Worlds, Elaqitan and Naharin.

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Jan 7, 2024 15:52

There is always more room for shrooms! Love it!

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Jan 7, 2024 16:48

Thank you so much, I appreciate it.

Stay imaginative and discover Blue´s Worlds, Elaqitan and Naharin.

I would be very happy if you would celebrate my SC contributions with me.
Jan 8, 2024 14:37

Super überblick über ein gaaanz besonderes Ökosystem!
Jetzt gibt es zwei Dinge die mich brennend Interessieren:
1. Was machen die Goblins um die Pilze vor den Pilzfliegen zu schützen (und wie genau gefährdet sie die Pilze? frisst sie oder ihre Laven diese auf?)
2. Wie sieht der Arbeitsplatz eines "Pilzingeneurs" aus?! XD

Have a look at my entries for:
  • BasicDragons's Unofficial Dragon Challenge 2024: Parg-nél'rush, der Walddrache
  • DaniAdventures Romance-Ception! Challenge Ballade von der Silberelfe
  • My Adventure April short story Einer dieser Tage
  • Jan 8, 2024 15:42

    Vielen Dank, ich weiß nicht, ob ich das schon gesagt habe, aber ich freue mich immer wieder, wenn Du mir weitere Fragen zu meinen Artikeln stellst :-):
    1. Pilzfliegen (ich werde wohl einen Artikel dazu schreiben müssen) pflanzen sich in den pilzreicheren Sommermonaten fort und haben die Fähigkeit ihre Eier im Boden in der Nähe des Mycels abzulegen. Schlüpfende Maden können so schnell in wachsende Pilze eindringen und fressen. Gleichzeitig scheiden sie eine Flüssigkeit aus, die den befallenen Pilz nach und nach färbt. Je nach Pilzsorte können unterschiedliche Farben entstehen. Wenn Kobolde unnatürlichen Färbungen auf Patroillen-Gängen feststellen, werden die Pilze umgehend geernet. Vielleicht gibt es aber auch schon einen Funghineur, der ein für die Pilze ungefährliches Pestizid erfunden hat?
    2. Funghineure sind spezialisiert auf die Entwicklung von Technologien, die im Zusammenhang mit der Zucht, Wachstum, Ernte und Verarbeitung von Pilzen stehen. Ich denke, ihr Arbeitsplatz wird sich nicht sehr von Arbeitsplätzen anderer Ingenieure unterscheiden.

    Stay imaginative and discover Blue´s Worlds, Elaqitan and Naharin.

    I would be very happy if you would celebrate my SC contributions with me.
    Jan 8, 2024 16:31

    Ich stelle die Fragen gerne - Zu mal ich weiß das es hilfreich sein kann um auf weitere ideen zu kommen (freue mich auch immer über deine Fragen!)
    Ich stell mir dennoch mehr Pilze am Arbeitsplatz der Funghineure (Superwort!!) vor XD

    Have a look at my entries for:
  • BasicDragons's Unofficial Dragon Challenge 2024: Parg-nél'rush, der Walddrache
  • DaniAdventures Romance-Ception! Challenge Ballade von der Silberelfe
  • My Adventure April short story Einer dieser Tage
  • Jan 15, 2024 18:33 by Michael Chandra

    Time to figure out how to exterminate those flies... Anyway neat article and nice mushrooms!


    Too low they build who build beneath the stars - Edward Young
    Jan 15, 2024 18:46

    Thank you so much.

    Stay imaginative and discover Blue´s Worlds, Elaqitan and Naharin.

    I would be very happy if you would celebrate my SC contributions with me.