The lightest, most comfortable of all silks is the one produced in Ghynzua. No other culture is brave, or perhaps foolish, enough to cultivate it.
Ghynzuan silk is made from the webs of an Inflicted spiderlike species called Makuro. They typically spin their webs between the mammoth trees in more northern regions of Ghynzua. That is where the harvesting takes place, within an area called the makuro farm, because it is virtually impossible to let them spin their webs between normal trees. Makuro are simply too large.
Risks of Cultivation
Makuro are highly poisonous what makes them very dangerous for the people harvesting their webs. They are also very large, which makes it even more risky to go into their territory for the harvest. Every year several people die because of this. Webcutters always work in groups of at least four people. Their first task is to locate webs in good condition. Then it is vital to locate the makuro who's web they want to cut down. The makuro is then fed a fish cured with a strong sleep medicine. While two people cut down the web the others watch out for signs of other mkuro's. It is also vital to take into account that some are known to feign being asleep.
The webs are dissolved in boiling water in order for individual long fibres to be extracted. They are then turned into thread using a spinning wheel. This is then used to weave ghynzuan silk.
Rumor goes that in the hidden depths underneath the Palace in Miraiy a special type of silk is produced. It is said to be strong enough to withstand the blow of a waraxe or the bolt from a crossbow. According to some it is used to make all clothing worn by the Empress. Others claim it is used to dress the Empress assassins.
An adult female makuro can reach a height of up to 1.45 m , and a length of 2.30 m. Males are smaller. Attesting to their inflicted state are their teal glowing eyes and monstrous deformations. Their bite is highly poisonous.