Teleportation Rubber Tree
This article contains names of Forest Peoples origin. As they can speak with two voices at the same time, I use a special notation where letters between slashes are pronounced at once. For example SH/iu/lm/lu/ar/ki is pronounced Sillak and Humuri simultaneously.Noo's plants have developed many ways to reproduce through millenia, improving their abilities to spread their seeds over large areas. Even the most remote islands are inhabitated by species who managed to send their seeds through thousands of kilometers of ocean, but the case we are talking now is special, the teleportation rubber tree (TRT) can be found at any wet biome below 20º of latitude, which means it breaks records being able to find them in 27 continents. The name gives a clue about how they do it, although no one in Noo calls them like that. The tree has hundreds of names depending the region but there's no common way to call it so I gave it a general name. Forest Peoples, who most use the tree often call it RN/et/ou/si or A./rS/oa/wh/el/.u. Other peoples who know about the plant are the Cave Peoples, who call it Susu, and some of the Aurora Peoples call it Nxenxo.
ReproductionThe sap of the TRT can form a latex substance way more elastic than usual latexes, so elastic that it can stretch over the spacetime and teleport many kilometers away. If the sap covers small objects, it can teleport them too, and thanks to that, the tree can spread their seeds so far. Once a year, many capsules that can be mistaken for small flowers grow from the tree. They are in fact teleportation capsules with the seeds inside. They travel by teleportation to random directions in an unknown range of distance (at least 2500km). Most of the seeds are sent to space, or buried into the mantle, and only a few ones end into the atmosphere and fall to the ground. For this reason, TRT have reached all the places of the world where climate allows them to grow. Teleportation also protects the tree from the environment, for example many birds refuse to build their nest in those trees in order to prevent their eggs to disappear, and termites can be thrown into the magma under the continental plate if they try to attack the wood. In colder parts of Noo where TRT don't grow, the seeds are famous, but the properties of the plant are unknown, so people interpret them in very different ways depending on the place. While in Aemin culture in the Second West the seeds have a celestial origin, and accidentally fell from sky gardens, so they refuse to grow in the impure earthly soil, most people of the First East call them "dumb seeds" because they can't grow and also can't be used to feed animals, which know the dangers of the plant.
...and then Dü Lü arrived to a poor village. For three years it only rained "dumb seeds" there, so people had nothing to eat. Dü Lü sold the seeds to four young noblemen, Dü Lü made them believe they'd achieve inmortality, and the villagers could finally eat. One hundred years later, the noblemen realized they had been deceived...
Uses and Technology
TRT portal hydraulic central
The image shows a young portal operator repairing a fault in a hydraulic central in TA/sr/uz/la/li/ui/kl, Sixth West. Forest Peoples have found many uses for TRT portals, one of them providing kinetic energy by creating infinite falls.
Cave PeoplesCave Peoples also use TRT to a smaller extent than Forest Peoples. Due to the reproduction method roots can be found sometimes in caves far from the surface where the seeds were teleported there. They don't germinate as there's no sun, and can't create portals, but small amounts of sap remain there as a result of the teleportation, and Cave Peoples can collect them. Recently Cave Peoples have started to buy portals from Forest Peoples in some places, which are very helpful on the rambling cave systems where they live.
Aurora PeoplesAlthough Aurora Peoples live in high latitudes where TRT doesn't grow, they sometimes catch the seeds at the moment of the teleportation in their ethereal form. Only a minority of people trained and experienced in ethereal forms can catch them, which are the Huruihurui priests, but they haven't developed many complex technology. The most outstanding creation is their latex clothes which according to them, allow to teleport the user without portal, but how they do remains secret. If you wear these clothes without Huruihurui training you may be teleported randomly hundreds of kilometers away ,split in two becoming a portal, or get dermatitis if you are allergic to latex.
Geographic distribution: They can be found in wild forests between 20ºS to 20ºN, in equatorial and tropical climates, from the Seventh to the First West, from the First to the Seventh East, and also in many remote islands between continents. Plantations only exist in the Sixth and Fifth Wests, and the Seventh to Fifth Easts. Average size: 30m of height. The trunk goes from 30 to 80cm. Lifespan: Around 50 years. The sap loses teleportation properties at 30 years, so in plantations they are usually cut down then.
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