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Qimiori - Water Forests

Wasserwälder und Sand auf den "Tropfeninseln" - Ulűri̋qi̋

Expansive water forests - the Qimiori - thrive along the shallow banks of the "Mìbi̋i̋milùqìì" islands between the Sea of Water Dragons "Nátí épóqôná" and the Hot Waters "Oguljiwa".

The forests are created by Britl - knot trees, which grow on an area of about 283 km². Due to their dense growth next to each other, they form a particularly protective environment for many water-loving species.

At a Glace

Type: Forest cloud/water
Continent: Ulűri̋qi̋
Total area: approx. 283 km²
Average temperature: 17,5° C
Ressources: Blue Quartz, Dye, Alcohol
Species: Knot Tree, Blue Crayfish, Tadder Newt, Drop Coral


Aquatic forests thrive only in salt water on sandy soil enriched with blue quartz. They owe their blue color and optimal nutrients to this quartz.

The islands are located in the subtropical Ongotub Zone. There are warm sea currents around the droplet islands, which ensure water temperatures between 15°C and 20°C and thus optimal growth conditions.

Qimiori can be divided into three vegetation zones, the soil, knot and leaf zone. They are habitats for drop corals, blue crayfish and tadder newts.


Britl - Knot tree

Britl is a species of tree composed of multicotyledonous stems, each with one leaf, that intertwine above the ground, resembling a knotwork. This gives the individual stems a better hold in stronger currents.

About seven to ten dark blue stalks sprout from a cone tuber and reach a maximum length of two meters. Light blue leaves that are 50 cm to one meter long grow at the ends of the stems and reach below the water surface. Here they can optimally use the sun, which penetrates through the surface, for photosynthesis.

The juice from the stalks is extracted by the water people Qírīrī for alcoholic beverages or to make medicines. The leaves are used for coloring.

Vegetation Zones of Qimiori by Blue Fairy 74
by Blue Fairy 74 via Midjourney

Drop Coral

Scientific name:
Tho GRIBI ernores

This coral species belongs to the soft-anthozoa, which attach themselves to the stalks of the knot tree in the terrestrial zone.

Each coral consists of a colony of light pink to purple polyps that grow together in a teardrop shape. It grows to a maximum of ten centimeters. The polyps, which grow to around eight millimeters in size, feed on phytoplankton.
by Blue Fairy 74 via Midjourney

Blue crayfish

Scientific name:
Lox IOLRI atlamo

Blue crayfish are about five centimeters long and belong to the amphipod species. They live primarily in the "knotted" stems of the Britl and eat dead leaves from the tree.

Male animals build small nests in the stalks, in which females who want to mate lay their eggs, which are then fertilized. They are also responsible for brood care.
by Blue Fairy 74 via Midjourney

Tad newt

Scientific name:
Teva MIGLU oslumte

Tadder newts are a purely aquatic newt species that grow to around 20 cm in length. They have a light blue camouflage pattern and feed on blue crabs, insect larvae and small aquatic snails.

The animals are sexually mature at about ten months. The female absorbs the sperm through a cloaca and attaches about 100 to 500 eggs to the underside of the leaves of the Britl.

Under the Sea Flash Challenge Entry
This article is an entry to the unofficial Under the Sea Flash Challenge.

Cover image: Wälder des Kontinents Wasser by Blue Fairy 74 - Midjourney-Collage


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1 Jun, 2023 17:30

That's such a clever use of the map feature, it works so well to convey what these biome looks like and how different creatures interact with it! You've painted such a pretty picture with these knotted trees under the surface, the blue quartz soil, and the pink/purple drop coral. Sounds like a gorgeous place to row a glass canoe through.

1 Jun, 2023 18:43

Thank you for your lovely comment. I wish you a nice day.

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15 Jun, 2023 14:03

Thanks for taking part in the unofficial challenge!   Creativity: 7 Verisimilitude: 4,5 Presentation: 7   I really like the idea of the knot tree and the water forests. The art is delightful and using the map to further map out the part of the tree is smart. I like that you have included a trio of flora/fauna that might live there. What you have is pretty good, so this feedback will be more focused on expanding the article.   I think the article would benefit from some specificity in some of the details. What kind of colouring are the leaves used for? What are the traditional alcoholic beverages made from the juice? What kind of medication?   The ecosystem could also benefit from some expansion. You drop in at the end that they are the habitat for your three example species, but are there more? What is the extent of the ecosystems of the water forests; how much life, and how much society, do they support?   Do the Qírīrī do anything to guard or guide the growth of knot tree forests? Are they, like kelp, used to hide from predators like sharks in underwater emergencies? Are there logging camps, permits, and a blackmarket for knot tree stuff? How do surface dwellers like the various Knot Tree things? Are there diseases people need to watch out for in the trees, or on-going events that present a threat or opportunity revolving around the trees?   Things to work on:   Content! I want to know more about the Qimori; the ecosystem itself, how people interact with the forests, and what kind of stories/conflicts that sparks :)  

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15 Jun, 2023 15:06

Thank you very much for taking the trouble to ask me so many comprehensive and interesting questions that I really didn't think about until now to expand my article. Best regards and I wish you a nice day.

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