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Alerce is short for the bark of the alerce tree, a tree that grows on the inner rim of volcanos. Difficult to harvest, and even more difficult to find, the soft inner wood is useless, but the hard plate-like bark bears mineral inclusions and derive their color from the minerals present in the soil. It has been said that white is the most rare color, therefor the most valuable.

Previously, the existence of these trees was a secret kept by House Turmar.

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Physical Properties

Though extremely large and fast growing, the alerce tree is most notable not for either of these properties, nor for the wood of the tree itself, which is crumbly once dried, but instead for its unique multi-layered bark and the inhospitable terrain in which it is found. Growing only on ledges within the inner rims of volcanoes, the alerce tree adapts to changes in volcanic activity by integrating minerals into its bark, forming richly colored and remarkably dense plates. Once harvested, the bark is then processed and sold as simply 'alerce'. More like stone than wood, alerce is most often used for fancy household items and decorations. The bark plates have been found in nearly every color imaginable, though pure white alerce is the most rare and valuable.

Hardness Durability Workability Stiffness Physical Shortbow
Composite Bow
Capacity Density Value
70 55 45 65 55 75 28 32 60 28 2700 Dokoras
3,741.685 Kronars
2,993.348 Lirums
3.742 LTBpoints
3.742 Tickets
3.742 Scrips


ItemSource isRare item
Aldamdin bone saw with a punka-wrapped handleSkyward Crafting (5)Skyward Crafting (6)true
Alerce bangles dangling emerald pivuh charmsHollow Eve 417 Raffle Centertrue
Alerce bellows with supple doeskin-wrapped handlesWhich Crafttrue
Alerce-covered treatise entitled "Whoops!"Famous Last Words (5)true
Alerce-hilted throwing hammer with a shark-shaped headCleric wrapped tightly in dark robestrue
Brilliant white alerce quarterstaff bound in colorful Imperial weaveHollow Eve Festival 421 Auctiontrue
Courtly Elven wool frock coat fastened by elaborate blue-white alerce buttonsLimited Treasures (1)true
Dark thornweave bag with a pure white alerce skull claspHollow Eve Festival 414 Auctiontrue
Delicate slippers of sky blue cire shimmering with pale iridescenceNatural Beauty (1)true
Elegant alerce tea tote lined with checkered silkTea For Tamsine (3)true
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