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Thrusk Silk

Thrusk silk is a material that is produced by Thrusks, a large beast that is commonly found on plains and large open areas. Thrusks generally eat upwards of 30lbs of feed or grass daily, so they excrete quite a lot of silk. This silk can be turned into either fine expensive silk, or a common fabric. The proses to turn the basic silk into clothing is both rigorous and expensive, but the end result allows the harvesters to profit off the labor. The proses for making even the basic fabric is long but rewarding. If you take 1lbs of untreated silk you can make up to 5 fully functional normal shirts. With the same 1lbs of untreated sink you can also make 1 fine silk shirt. Pants can be made of the same material but they tend to be more costly to make. Each normal shirt will spell for about 5sp while each silk shirt will sell for about 3gp.


Material Characteristics

Thrusk silk is thicker than a spider silk, but it much less durable, which makes it ideal for clothing. The silk is semi translucent and slightly sticky before being treated, but after it is treated the silk is dyed white and the sticky film around the strands are stripped away (the film is then turned into a paste and is layered over the cloths to keep the strands together).

Physical & Chemical Properties

Highly flammable, slightly sticky

Geology & Geography

Only produced by Thrusks

Origin & Source

The Thrusks originate from the Plains of Duncel

Life & Expiration

Normal shirts usually last for 1-2 years while expensive shirts last 2-3 years

History & Usage


The first settlers of Duncel

Everyday use



Refinement proses: Take the silk and mash it into a paste using water and mallet Run the paste through a filter and extract the sticky film from around the individual strands Run the individual strands through a thinner, take the extra pieces and place then back at the beginning of the thinner For fine silk repeat the step above using progressively smaller holes Weave the threads into a mesh and lay it out to dry Stitch the meshes together in a shirt shape and use the sticky film to loosen it up and hold it in place

Manufacturing & Products


Reusability & Recycling

The cloths are biodegradable since there are made from animals


Trade & Market

No one company controls the market on cloths
Depends or type of clothing
White (can be dyed)
Common State
Related Species

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