"When I saw them for the first time, I thought i had died, Honestly. My family has always been big on reincarnation and seeing those trees looming above me convinced me I had become a mouse!
The Giant's step are incredibly large trees that grow almost exclusively in the Shaye Forest
and are the main ... well everything for its inhabitance. See, the giants step, Locally known as the Thræjuth, are the local magical conduits. These trees collect and feed on ambient magical energy which in turn cause them to grow exponentially large and effects the other flora in the area.
"After my initial shock at their size, my curiosity got the better of me. I delayed my entire traveling group 3 weeks just to study the complexity of their roots and its strange effect on the rest of the wildlife. Eventually, my daughter convinced me to continue on, though one day i hope to return and continue my studies.
As said before, these trees are huge, ranging on average from 400-500 meters tall in comparison to the Brilens
. The trunk itself is a dull rust brown that gets grayer the further your chip inside. Most of its branches are horizontal, accentluated by the large, flat, mesh of green and blue leaves depending on how high in the trees you are. the further up, the greener things get.
Its branches tend to grow on even planes, creating clear sections of life on the tree itself, and since the leaves are so interwoven from centuries of unhindered growth, each section is strong enough to walk on in most places.
Giant's step roots are much wilder than normal trees, choosing not only to dig deep into the ground but also wind themselves up and around other trees, creating an intricate network of life on the forest floor.
"It took me much longer than i had hoped to fully map out the forest and all its cities due to the trees. You see, because of their massive size, many cities and towns could be found buried in their roots, resting in their branches, or even burrowed into the trees themselves, creating a mapping nightmare. I was pleased to discover though, the local method of travel was through the natural water ducts inside the trees."
As Thian Whitmore found out, these trees are commonly used as homes for Greenis cities. Each layer is utilized to the best of their ability, creating complex, multi-tiered cities designed by the Elves
In addition to this, some people have attempted to use its capabilities to enlarge plant life as a fertilizer or "wonder fluid", sold for a variety of prices down south. Unfortunately, unless the liquid is harvested and used within a week, the effects fade and merely turn the water bitter.
It is widely accepted the the secret to this Trees size can be found in its root system and liquid distribution. There are shoots that extend form the very top layer of branches all the way to its roots filled with a water-like substance that feeds the whole tree and anything connected to it. unlike most other trees, The Giants step collects water not only through its roots but through its leaves as well, easily filling these tubes at all times. Other plants often tap into these shoots for their own needs as well, such as ferns and orchids. These plants soon begin to take on the incredible size of their hosts.
These shoots are also used as transport, as Thian said, to get from one level to another. The amount of force generated by the rushing water is just enough to push a fully grown person up at a leisurely pace as long as they can hold their breath for the distance. There are also stairs jammed into the tree bark for those who don't want to get sopping wet every time they travel.