Setting: Epiphyte

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Setting: Epiphyte

Postby Ezra » Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:49 pm

Epiphyte

A setting with humans and plant people, living in interdependence.
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Re: Setting: Epiphyte

Postby Ezra » Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:16 pm

Humans
Epiphyte humans come in four equally common genders: man, woman, elf, and dwarf. Male and female humans are more or less as Earth people expect, so I'll focus on dwarven and elven humans:

Dwarven humans, or dwarves, tend to be solidly built and a little on the short side, well-muscled. They have both sets of human reproductive parts. They grow breasts, beards, and lots of hair in general. Braided styles are in.

Elven humans, or elves, are more thin and tall. They're hairless except the tops of their heads, and they don't have any primary or secondary sexual bits. Most humans can do magic, but elven humans can do more of it than male or female humans, and dwarven humans can't do magic themselves at all.
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Re: Setting: Epiphyte

Postby Ezra » Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:24 pm

Dryads

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Re: Setting: Epiphyte

Postby Ezra » Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:25 pm

Alseids
Alseids are shaped like humans in all their variety, but their green hair reveals them as part plant. They don't have typical human reproductive bits; instead, by combining a lock of their hair with one from a human, they can make a seed that'll grow a vine, on which will grow one to three baby alseids.

If they instead combine their hair with that of a dryad, they can make a special tree that's not a person, but grows alseid hair for passing their genes down to future generations.
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Re: Setting: Epiphyte

Postby Ezra » Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:25 pm

Magic
The phenomenon locally known as magic is all about doing stuff with plants. Male, female, and especially elven humans can sing to plants to make them grow better, and there are specific plants which they can make into magic lotions. Elven humans in particular can also do more active control of plants, like controlling the movements of vines or tree limbs.

Magic lotions come in two colors, which, applied to any person's body part, temporarily boost that part's power or flexibility. The boost can be very literal ("strong arms"), very metaphorical ("strong heart" = emotional resilience), or somewhere in between ("flexible ears" = understand languages). They can only be made by magical people, but they work fine on other people and on animals.
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Re: Setting: Epiphyte

Postby Ezra » Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:26 pm

Miscellaneous setting details

There are also other plant-animals, like moss dogs.
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