Dalet Grain is the staple of all society within the Rip. It is used for bread and alcohol, and for feeding livestock. Entire wars have been fought over Dalet Grain. The fields of Dalet smell of honey,
The plant has a stalk, and a Kernel that contains the seeds, which are ground into flour.
Genetics and Reproduction
The seeds are planted, and grow in the Burning season. The crop is harvested in the season of Heatfall.
Growth Rate & Stages
Dalet Grain must be planted in the Burning, and is harvested in Heatfall.
Ecology and Habitats
Dalet Grain can be grown wherever there is sufficient space, water, and sunlight.
Dietary Needs and Habits
They eat sunlight and water.
The plant dies at the end of heatfall, and the seeds are taken into the soil below.
Dalet Grain was domesticated thousands of years ago by Primals, who established the first farming communities. As time went on, the grain changed from a hardy, rough seed to the plant it is known as today.
Uses, Products & Exploitation
Dalet is a food staple, used in many breads, pastas, and alcohols. Dalet is also used as feed for animals, and crops of Dalet are often home to hives of bees, which are taken for their honey. The stalks of Dalet can also be used to make cloth, which is commonly worn as vestments by those in the Church of the Woven.
Geographic Origin and Distribution
Dalet is grown wherever there is sufficient light, water, and space.
Perception and Sensory Capabilities
As Dalet Grain is a plant, it lacks any way to communicate whatever it knows. Unlike trees, there are no blessings upon Dalet Grain. Maurien does not work through Dalet grain, short of the way it works through all other grasses.
Symbiotic and Parasitic organisms
Dalet Grain is sometimes infested by a fungus known as BlightCrop. Luckily BlightCrop is also edible, and considered a delicacy in some parts of the Rip.
Dalet Grain is the most commonly grown grain within the Rip. It is rare to not see the plant being grown in farms.
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