The Sarudu is quite remarkable due to the many uses that it has in creating simple tools for ships making it one of the most valued resources in the Isles of Refuge. - Forester
Giants of the Jungle: Sarudu is considered some of the largest trees to exist in the world as they tower over most other trees around. Resilient Material: The wood from the Sarudu is light and strong to create strong material out of it and be crafted to extend its uses. Water Hoarders: Most water that comes down from storms often go to the Serudu due to its need to absorb more water than most other trees. This allows it to produce its sap and keep the area around it from flooding as well as leaving the ground traversable.
Genetics and Reproduction
Seeds of the Storm
Every fifty years the trees create seedlings to be carried off the winds of violent storms that come to isles as their winds are the strongest to pull them from their branches. From these winds, the seedlings go where the storm goes with as they are scattered across the isles on their plant-like wings that they have grown to carry them along. From here only fate will be decided where these seeds will go as hundreds of them are carried by the winds with only a few dozen ever making their way to solid ground again while the rest end up in the sea.
Growth Rate & Stages
The trees never stop growing as their roots burrow deeper into the ground and become larger along with the trunk and its branches as they reach out as if they were trying to reach out to the sky.
Ecology and Habitats
They can only survive in tropical regions where the constant sun and rain keep them healthy and feeds them. Here they take over the jungle as the largest trees that tower over all others above the tree line to gain more sunlight with their size. Along with their branch long enough for their branches to have large leaves on them to store water.
Dietary Needs and Habits
Large amounts of water and sunlight are needed for it to survive due to its size as it continues to feed on the water every nourishment it can get.
These trees have been known to have their large branches fall off once they become too big for them to bear to save water.
Uses, Products & Exploitation
Tools: Farming and building tools are made from this are both long-lasting and efficient. Weapons and armor: Weapons and armor made from it are a strong as any steel that any smith can forge and is capable of piercing iron if sharpened properly. Though shields and body armor take longer to make it is far light and able to take a beating than most other materials. Ships: The best ships are often made from Sarudu as they can take a beating from strong forces and rough waters. They are far lighter on the water as well making them some of the fastest ships in the world. Instruments: Despite the durability and strength of the wood it can easily craft into instruments that have the most unique of sounds to them. The Jurto'pa or Wailing Death being one of the most famous ones due to it producing sound to that of some screaming or dying. Sap: Sarudu sap is considered highly flammable and is used as a fuel source in the region, along with as an explosive if enough has been gathered together. It can be used in certain types of medicines as well to help bring down sickness.
Geographic Origin and Distribution
They can be found across many islands in the Isles of Refuge as their seeds travel at great distances to find soil.
Symbiotic and Parasitic organisms
Many animals make their home in these trees due to the space that it gives them for shelter. Most of these animals are birds for obvious reasons due to a certain height that they reach as most animals tend to have trouble climbing them. Other trees and plants under these trees receive much need shade from the scorching sun that the Sarudu takes in and certain plants like Yellow Argo that need the shade to survive.