Volume 47: Berries and Such...

September 06, 2019

berries and such blog post group photo


Berries, Odds, and Ends

So we are about to move back into the main story. It has been a long pause, but it was important to the story that we have this information moving forward. We have one more Racial Class write up and then back to the Crushes! We will have to pause eventually to talk about the remaining major races but we can postpone that a little while. Let’s tie up a few loose ends and also, talk about berries.

Tremy Berries - One of the few things we didn’t discuss about the Trementians is their favorite source of food, Tremy Berries. These berries occur naturally on many of their home worlds and have been a staple of their diet for as long as they can remember. As mentioned Trementians love to study all forms of life and there is no better example of this than Tremy Berry Bushes

The Trementians are amazing farmers, studying the land and growing crops that feed it instead of taking away. They are masters of selective breeding which has led them to create breeds of plants that produce huge crops with minimal care. Their most amazing achievement in this field is what they have done with the Tremy Berry Bushes. 

Tremy Berry Bushes can grow in the harshest of conditions. They are able to thrive in the arid heat, as well as the bitter cold. They can pull moisture from not only deep underground but also from the air and by other means. They can pull nutrients from even the rockiest soils. They grow quickly and produce fruit readily and reproduce quickly. A normal Tremy Berry Bush can produce several new bushes in a single year on its own, with help they can produce dozens more. 

Every part of the plant is useful. The berries are sweet and just a bit tart and pop in your mouth with an effervesce like pop rocks but without the crunch. The twigs and branches can be crushed to produce a nutritious sweet tasting milk that also helps settle stomachs, fight headache and fever, and boosts the immune system. The leaves can be boiled and then eaten and have a taste somewhere between arugula and spinach. The broth left behind after boiling can be used as an anesthetic and is a natural insect repellant. The whole leaves can be wrapped around burns, stings, bites, and welts to increase healing and provide some pain relief. If necessary, the bush can be pulled up and the trunk milked. The trunk milk is similar to the milk provided by the twigs and branches but is also a strong antibiotic that can be used as medicine. And finally, the roots can be ground down into a dust known as “Tremy Spice” which has a mesquite flavor and is used to flavor meats, vegetables, broths and more. 

The bushes grow about 4’ high. The trunk and branches are a pinkish brown. The leaves of the bush are long and wide and radiate from pink to yellow to green in color from the stem out. The berries themselves are a bit larger than cherries and are incredibly shiny. They are magenta to purple in color. 

Trementians use every part of the bush throughout their cuisine. Deserts, Teas, Ice Cream, casseroles, vegetable dishes, meat preparations, the list goes on. They have created dozens of medicines, ointments, creams, and salves from its many parts. 

In Trementian cities and towns the bushes are encouraged to grow EVERYWHERE. They line most streets and sidewalks and grow around most buildings and around homes. The have a slight floral fragrance that is more intense at night than during the day. Trementians love to give these bushes away as gifts to new races they discover as a beautiful an ample food source. Any Trementian starship of size will have a very large space devoted to housing these bushes, not only for their own food supply, but to give away if they run across worlds in need of food. On starving planets, the Trementians will often stay for months or more helping the people their learn to cultivate and use these bushes for maximum benefit. 

Whereas most species welcome this flexible and fast growing and beautiful food source some races consider the bushes to be weeds, as they grow so quickly and spread so easily. The Dark Dwarves have “declared war” on the bushes and all soldiers have orders to burn them down on sight. 

These bushes can now be found on the home worlds of many races. There are multiversal competitions for sculpting the bushes, and many approach sculpting the bushes with a sense of Zen, as one would with bonsai. 

OK that’s all for now! Our next write up should be our last racial class write up before moving back into the main story and it will feature, “The Technorganic Conglomerate!”



PLEASE support my Patreon even with just a follow would be so helpful, and it’s absolutely free! 




About the illustration: In todays artwork we see a Slider, a Trementian, and an Elf gathered together. Maybe they are an adventuring party going out on a quest, or maybe they are just friends gathering together for a Tremy Leaf casserole!


-Random Psionic

AllD20 & TheTabletopGameShop
Are you all caught up on the AllD20 podcast? Check out new episodes of AllD20, dropping every Wednesday!

“An Otherling Paladin, Bard/Warlock Wood Elf, Wizard Gnome, Dwarven Drunk Cleric, And a Halfling Trickster Rogue walk into an Inn...” 
Listen to AllD20 now!
Stay tuned for next weeks post & let us know what you think in the comments! :D
Think you have what it takes to create content for TheTabletopGameShop? Submit your artwork to our instagram @TheTabletopGameShop for a chance to be featured on our Instagram page or website gallery, for written content please drop us an email to info@TheTabletopGameShop.com. We are always looking for fantasy content related to Dungeons & Dragons, tabletop gaming and role playing games to share within our community online!
Your next adventure awaits you after shopping at TheTableTopGameShop Armory. If you are searching for the perfect additions to add to your Dungeons & Dragons collection, check out our other products for the latest and best selection of D&D dice and accessories!


Leave a comment

Also in Traskoria

Volume 66: The Blobkin
Volume 66: The Blobkin

November 11, 2019

"Unlike the Sliders who leave no trail in their wake, absorbing all the mud around them as they move, Blobkin can tend to leave a trail of themselves behind them as they move. They must consciously be aware of this or they may not be invited back to wherever they left a trail of slime, gel, and ooze..."

View full article →

Volume 65: The Panic - Beginnings
Volume 65: The Panic - Beginnings

November 08, 2019

"The Technorganic Conglomerate was floundering. More and more organic races peeled away from them leaving only scared robots in their place. But who could blame the organic races? The most terrible attacks from the TE were still being executed against the TC anywhere robots and organics comingled. Organics who stayed risked their very lives by association. The price was beginning to be to high..."

View full article →

Volume 64: Centaurs
Volume 64: Centaurs

November 04, 2019

"On their magical side they have created a type of Candle Magic. This type of magic sprung up almost as a hobby among the Centaurs. They enjoy placing elaborate cantrips, and magical displays inside a candle that then releases the spell when it is lit. Some Centaurs have taken this type of magic farther, imbuing candles with powerful sustaining spells and buffs they use on the battlefield..."

View full article →