Great Trees are a classification of multiple tree species. As such, it is not limited to one type of tree. At one point in history, there were thousands of great trees. Over millennia they have mostly died off, and only a small handful remain.
According to Dryad mythology, the great trees were created by the forest goddess in an attempt to make guardians of the forests. The dryads were formed alongside them to watch over and guard the first Great Trees. Since then the forest goddess disappeared, and with her also went most dryads and great trees. At this time, dryads only reside in the Coraie Great Tree. Other orders either died off or left. Since then, other guardians have taken their place, such as the Fae of Swáithan Mhuire or the people of Aelfscyn.
Remaining Great Trees
There are as of April 4, 2023, four great trees in existence. They can be found at the locations listed below.
|Stardrop Caverns, Astravia
|"Gift of the Imp Mother"
Coraie Great tree, Located in the Warped Isles. It is thought to be tens of thousands of years old. The roots of the tree form the islands it stands on, made of dried clay and sediment collected over a long time period.
The Mangrove Tree of the Fae, it sits at the heart of the Fae town of Swáithan Mhuire. The flowers glow bright orange in the night.
The Gift of the Imp Mother, a younger great tree. It was planted after the death of the Isameine in the caves beneath astravia. Its size is maintained by the energy from the nearby fallen star, which itself struck down the Isameine.
The Father Tree, A large dark oak surrounded by a thick forest. It stands tall within the settlement of Aelfscyn.