TDoDK Chapter 3, Day 11c: Uncivilized

Lesson of the day: Don’t climb giant cactuses. I did make it to the top and managed to pick one of the fruits, but the price was an already ripped up shirt and there isn’t much left of my boxers. Fortunately, no one can see me anyway and my clothing was mostly just a remnant of my human past.

Yes, I’m no longer a civilized person… I live in a freaking burrow! I haven’t talked to anyone in over twelve days! I’m literally going insane! Hahahaha~!

/Identify

[Colossal Barrel Cactus Fruit: There have always been deserts on Geb, though they were much less barren before the cataclysm. This species of cactus grows relatively quickly, but it requires large amounts of water. The pith has a high sugar and salt content, though the concentration becomes much lower as the plant grows larger. Depending on the amount of water and nutrients the cactus receives, it can grow fruit once every seven Earth days. The size of the plant determines the size and quantity of the fruit that can be produced.]

[+2 Kitsune Point for discovering a new plant seed.]

Seriously? I didn’t even need to cut it open to identify the seeds? Wait, doesn’t this mean that I can buy the fruit directly? Well, first I need to taste it. If it makes me nauseous, then I’ll feel depressed.

Oh my God, it’s a peach! It’s fuzzy and orange, pretty much shaped the same way… The only real difference is that instead of a single giant seed, there’s a cluster of ten or twenty of them in the core. Ah~, the vitamin C is flowing through my veins~! No, but it really does taste amazing. It was definitely worth losing my clothes to eat this.

/Life

[Midnight Desert Rose Seeds: A stout and enduring taproot, which is capable of surviving in even the harshest of Geb’s deserts. They require very little water to survive and have incredible growth spurts after rainfall. Although they are most well known for the flower that grows on the surface, the taproot underneath has the potential to become a staple vegetable for most omnivorous Races. It typically takes a very long time for them to reach maturity in the desert, but given enough water, they can grow at an astounding pace. The best time to harvest them is right before their flower completely forms. All of the nutrients that have built up within the taproot, will be used to grow the rose, pollinate and produce hundreds of seeds. After that, the plant will die and start to decompose. 1000 seeds for 1 KP.]

[Desert Scuttler Eggs: Before the cataclysm, these creatures were more abundant than cockroaches within the deserts of Geb. These terrestrial crabs spend most of their lives scurrying around the dunes, searching for small insects or animal carcases to devour. Although they’re mostly carnivorous, they can also consume many types of plant life. After breeding, the female Desert Scuttler typically deposits her eggs within the pith of a cactus. The larvae spend several Earth days developing within the plant, before clawing their way outside. Similar to many other crustaceans, Desert Scuttlers decompose very rapidly after death. 5000 eggs for 1 KP.]

[Colossal Barrel Cactus Fruit: There have always been deserts on Geb, though they were much less barren before the cataclysm. This species of cactus grows relatively quickly, but it requires large amounts of water. The pith has a high sugar and salt content, though the concentration becomes much lower as the plant grows larger. Depending on the amount of water and nutrients the cactus receives, it can grow fruit once every seven Earth days. The size of the plant determines the size and quantity of the fruit that can be produced. 5 fruits for 1 KP.]

Only five fruits for one Kitsune Point… Not only that, but five thousand Desert Scuttler eggs is practically nothing. Ugh, I guess it’s not really that bad. As long as I have KP, I should be able to eat and drink now.

Now that I’m covered from head to toe in scratches, I’m going to try and plant all these seeds. I don’t know if I should put them close together or spread them out though. Well, whatever, I’ll figure it out as I go along. I need to hurry before the sun is totally up, so I can’t keep wasting time typing in this stupid diary.

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