Flower of the Mithril Dragons
The Edenbloom, also know as heaven's flower to many of the Elder Races, is the sacred flower of the Mithril Dragons. Holding a small amount of the magical might of the Astral Dragons, the Edenbloom rarely blooms, only on the rare occasion that one of the Dragons is ascending to their new place on the Council of Metallic Dragons. The blooming of the flower and the ascension of the Dragon is seen as a sacred rite of the Mithril Dragons due to the long lives of Metallic Dragons and that many on the Council do not step down until their twilight years.
The Dragons call this valley "the Heavens," where the peaks of the Spine of Kallex reach far beyond most mortals can travel, only reached on the wings of the great ones that have been welcomed into the Council of Metallic Dragons. Once a generation, this valley is filled with the brilliant whites and pinks of heaven's flower blooms and marks the ascension of an Astral Dragon to their place upon the council that makes their home in the northern fork of the Spine.
Few have ever seen the valley of the heaven's flower, but it is said that the blossoms have not bloomed in centuries, not since the ascension of Wenso the Wise to the council. Even so, those of short-lived lives in the eyes of the Dragons' share stories of the Edenbloom, the rarest flower to be found in the wilds of Isekai, something so unique and graced with magic, that even the scholars of the Unending Scroll cannot reproduce it in their halls as they have with dozens of other rare flora.
The magic of the heavenly Astral Dragons graces the fields of the Edenbloom, granting the rare flora the gift of foresight much like the Dragons themselves. As the Mithril Dragon destined for the council comes of age, the blooms slowly unfurl, until their velvet petals are on full display the day that the ascension happens. Rituals surround this flower of destiny, but only the Dragons know of those secrets.
Growth Rate & Stages
Ecology and Habitats
Perception and Sensory Capabilities
For the few of us that remain, the Edenbloom is our connect to the past and the future, speaking the words of the ancient of my kind and the possibilities of the hatchlings that will come.It is said that the Edenbloom is the Mithril Dragons' tie to the astral plane, a place that transcends flesh and blood. These Dragons are given the gift of seeing snippets of the future from Kallex, although these snippets are far from the whole truth of the future. The Edenblooms have similar abilities, able to show the Mithril Dragons snippets of the future, often tied to events surrounding the Council of Metallic Dragons or the future hatchlings that will eventually come to live in the "Metallic Council".
Civilization and Culture
The Dragons speak little of the blessings they received from the Dragon God Kallex, but the delicate Edenblooms, so heavily blessed with the magic of Dragons, are one such blessing that the Dragons of the Council speak greatly of. Their whispered stories in the presence of non-Dragonkind tell of the valley that was once lush and fertile, but barren of color, something foreign to Kallex. He graced the valley with colors as he placed eggs upon the earth.
Each of the eggs of his children brought forth flowers that shined as brightly as their scales, dancing petals that filled the valley with a rainbow. The final flowers that came forth were the Edenblooms, white as the scales of the Mithril Dragons. The children who brought forth these flowers were special and so Kallex made the blossoms special as well.
As the Metallic Dragons grew, so did their fields, covering the once colorless valley with shimmering hues. Soon the Dragons learned of Kallex's blessing the Edenblooms, feeling the magic of the world tucked in the innocent petals of the flowers. With their knowledge, they tucked the Edenblooms away, hidden from prying eyes and those who wished harm upon the Metallic Dragons.