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Khor'vela at a Glance
Material Type Woods
Colors Grey, Green
Rarity Quest-Only
Cultural Relevance
Required for Alterations Yes

The khor'vela tree (also spelled khor'vala) a carnivorous tree that often shows small bits of undigested bone within the wood with grey wood, broad and spadelike leaves with a shade of deep green that (in the words of the poet Willesc) "lights upon a carpet of grass only when lovers awaken in the soft stillness of dusk and each other's arms to view it."

Is it any wonder that the khor'vela has been called The Mercy of Albreda; and a bed of leaves and branches taken from the tree (as the Gor'Tog males of Surlaenis do, in marriage/love gift to their brides) is termed Albreda's Bower?

It is mentioned in traditional poetry of Shard that the first bed of Sorril and Kanton was made from the khor'vela tree.

In many Halfling communities, to hang a sprig of the khor'vela over a house is to signal an approaching birth.

Among the Gor'Togs of Ratha, couples exchange a dried khor'vela leaf at their marriage ceremony. If either participant sends the leaf back to its owner, it signifies that the marriage is finished.

The great, anonymous epic of Marali'Tu comes to an abrupt and (to many people) unsatisfactory conclusion when King Uly'ta, on his 15-year long voyage home to his wife after the War of Wheeled Death, visits the lair of Serti, a notorious sorceress. She turns his sailors into peccaries and caracals, but drops all thoughts of vengeance when Uly'ta removes a twig of khor'vela from his breast and presents it to her. They settle down to a quiet life of magic, mutual affection and the herding of caracals, which is where the story curiously ends.

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Raw Material Sources


ItemSource isRarity is
Adderwood broom with bound khor'vela bristlesReal Life Costume Contest 2013Pumpkin Contest 2013auction
Alabaster and khor'vela mask with a pyrope icesilk blindfold binding the eyesSplit Personalities (3)Item:Red gold music box with its gilding flaking to reveal wood corrupted by bone bits
Beaded khor'vela wood dragon maskHeadhunter Designs (1)
Bone-flecked khor'vela bass violMusiceum (3)Musiceum (2)
Carved khor'vela wood gansa-gambang
Corrupted khor'vela timberHollow Eve Festival 428Corrupted khor'vela beltunumshi
Curved khor'vela comb inlaid with ruby teardropsSquat Bungalow (2)
Dark khor'vela pelletbow tessellated with a murder of eerie black crowsDroughtman's Challenge 444/End lootDroughtman's Challenge 441/End lootDroughtman's Challenge 437/End lootDroughtman's Challenge 433/End lootend loot
Dried khor'vela leaf strung on a braided leather cordLimited Treasures (4)Item:Formal charcoal-grey steelsilk robe pinned with a windsteel seven-pointed star
End-blown plains flute of grey khor'velaCultured Attire (3)
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