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Old 12-31-2020, 07:07 PM   #11
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If the trees are large enough, they could generate their own mana fields. Imagine if they produced high mana fields that became twisted around areas of infection. The communities that lived within their branches would need to monitor the health of the tree to make sure that the mana that supported them did not turn bad.
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Old 12-31-2020, 08:35 PM   #12
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Sick trees or parts of trees lead to spooky woods. Good idea.
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Old 01-01-2021, 05:24 PM   #13
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Sick trees or parts of trees lead to spooky woods. Good idea.
Said spooky small forest might be sitting on a single branch system of a single MountainTree.
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Old 01-01-2021, 06:35 PM   #14
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I would actually take the description at face value, with the most ancient trees being 10 km tall and 1 km wide, with a branch system and a root system 10 km across, meaning a mass of ~20 billion metric tons.
If these "trees" look anything like terrestrial trees rather than like geologic-scale green mounds, then a thriving trade will spring up in "mining" their "wood" for its absolutely ridiculous material strength.
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Old 01-02-2021, 05:19 AM   #15
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Not out in ebook so quite out of print but Class Six Climb by William E. Cochrane is a SF novel about a climb of a 4 km tree. The cover has a nice image to show players I think.

http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/pl.cgi?141781
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Old 01-02-2021, 05:47 AM   #16
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If these "trees" look anything like terrestrial trees rather than like geologic-scale green mounds, then a thriving trade will spring up in "mining" their "wood" for its absolutely ridiculous material strength.
Oh yes. I'm picturing a world which is TL 0+3, where people use wood for everything we use metal for.
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Old 01-02-2021, 06:32 AM   #17
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Definitely druids. Definitely definitely druids. And dryads, of course.

SO for a proper fantasy trope, there should be a Dark Race and/or a Nation of Evil. A Dark Centaur herd doing a Ghengis Khan routine? Dark Halflings inhabiting a tree tainted by Dark Powers? A demon-minotaur controlling an underground empire? A halfling necromancer using undead giants to control a mana-rich territory?
I'm thinking about something involving an ecological blight. Maybe an outer-dimensional invading force of a species of Lovecraftian monsters (I'm thinking 50% fungus, 50% insectoid) that is slowly trying to overtake and "xenoform" Loren'dil.
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Old 01-02-2021, 08:37 AM   #18
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This reminds me a little of Philip Jose Farmer's The Stone God Awakens, with its near world-spanning sapient tree that was a god to those who inhabited its branches and the forests thereon.
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