More Precious than Rubies
It's unknown exactly how the early Milonan settlers discovered any of this, however- or what circumstances necessitated the discovery ... But Archivists theorize it was due (at least in part) to their inability to grow and produce more traditional textiles in the colder reaches of the north. Regardless, Milonan Silk not only became a staple of Caenala'Vian dress, but also an important trade product for their culture, easily worth more than its weight in Platinum- and forms the backbone of their economy and culture; its discovery and popularity laid a foundation which ultimately made the nation of Di'kae Milona a possibility- and still maintains its relevancy in the global markets even in the modern day.
Gather round, and sit quietly... I'll sing you the tale of Naeta's Tears and Eilistrae's Blessing... For once our people were without any food to eat, or clothes to wear, or even a place to call our home; we were broken, and Naeta wept for us, her people. And it was Eilistrae who led Naeta into the grove, and blessed us with the Gal'Irae.
Several myths exist about the discovery of the Galycean Moth and the knowledge of how to produce Milonan Silk from its fibers. The most popular of these tales, of course, involves the Lunar Goddess Eilistrae; according to the myth, the Goddess herself led the Caenala'Vian Elves to a grove of Juniper the Galycean Moths inhabited, and gave them the knowledge of how to weave their threads into fabric with which to clothe themselves. According to Archival sources, Milonan Silk was indeed developed shortly after their arrival in the region, when it was discovered that the threads produced by the larval Galycean Moth would produce a lightweight but durable and well insulating material.
I really like the aesthetics of this article! There's plenty of interesting information about the silk and how it fits into the world without things getting too cluttered, and I like how more in-depth stuff is tucked behind those buttons. How did you do the scrolling containers?
They're just a default spoiler with the text well set to a max height so they don't keep going on for ages. The color change is done through additional containers affecting the spoiler button in its active, selected, default, and hover states. Pretty simple!
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