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The Glowing Coast

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I've grown up around here, but this still amazes me every single year. It's such a magical and beautiful event. And then joining the Night of the Moon Festival in Okodranous for the first time was just the cherry on top.
  During the Winter Solstice, the Golden Coast witnesses one of the most beautiful natural events worldwide. About two weeks before the solstice, all the Ambrosia Fungi along the coast stop emitting their glowing spores into the air, and the coast becomes significantly darker during night. For those two weeks, each night becomes darker and darker, as the moon gets closer and closer to a new moon.   Then the moment the sun sets on the day of the solstice, all the fungi release their spores at once, shrouding the entire coast into a slight blueish light. Even in this dark night, the spores make it seem like eternal dusk.   This night is the culmination of the religious year of the Star Seekers. The moment the fungi release their spores, the entire Golden Coast starts celebrating the Night of the Moon Festival. For an entire night, the coast is celebrating and dancing, showing of magic and honoring Tria. Then when the sun starts rising, the festival ends with the big prophecy of Tria in front of Tria's Light in Okodranous.
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Jul 30, 2023 20:36 by Dr Emily Vair-Turnbull

Ohhhh, I love the image of this, and of course that it is caused by fungi. <3

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Aug 13, 2023 15:49

Of coruse you would like the fungi aspect of it!   I'm not 100% sure anymore, but I think you might have been responsible in motivating me to write about a fungi during the Peculiar Plants challenge, and yeah, that's where this idea originally came from :D

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Aug 14, 2023 10:12 by Dr Emily Vair-Turnbull

:D <3

Emy x   Etrea | Vazdimet
Aug 15, 2023 07:57 by James Debro

The visual image that I get from my mind upon reading this is a great scene for sure, especially if you have a single character or a group standing in awe at the phenomena. Well done.

Oct 29, 2023 17:27

Just imagining standing on top of a small mountain, looking down at these glowing forests beneath you, with tiny sprinkles of light floating around them, that's where this entire idea started. I'm glad I managed to convey this image.   Thank you!

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Aug 21, 2023 22:26

This article casts a wonderful image inside my head. Though I probably wouldn't be able to stand outside during the massive release of spores because of my allergies, haha. I like the voice that carried through this article, and the quote at the top is a nice touch :D Good job!

Oct 29, 2023 17:30

Oh yeah, I can imagine how hard it would be standing there with allergies. Even without them, it's not advised to wander through the forests when they release the spores. Ambrosia Fungi tend to have a bit of a psychodelic and hallucinatory effect, when inhaled in larger quantities :D   Thanks for your comment, and I'm glad you liked it!

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Oct 29, 2023 19:45

Oh dear! What a side effect! I can't imagine how that might affect the wildlife. But I wonder what the effect could be used for beneficially...

Nov 4, 2023 12:46

I've actually wrote an entire article about this mushroom for the Peculiar Plants challenge : Ambrosia Fungi

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Feb 1, 2024 07:54

Beautifull view, but quite problematic for the lungs i guess.
Nature can be quite interessting!
I like it ^^

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Feb 23, 2024 19:39

Thank you! Yes, being in the forests during this event is not recommended. Ambrosia Spores have a psychodelic and hallucinatory effect, so inhaling them in large quantities might not be advisable.

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