Aďvúrun, a Plant in N’Zembe

I created a few plants while writing The Diary of Kaashif Sarwan. Today I spent some time sketching one of them, aďvúrun (athvurun).

Aďvúrun is a ground-cover plant like grass on earth. It is found on Fohrtiil, Qarlilian, Arshilkrin, Slyrpfyrn, Xhorgliff, and Irqulnirn.

Athvurun seed

 

It starts life as a tiny seed, only 3mm long and 1.5 mm wide.

About three days after lodging in soil, two small shoots break out, one that will become a root and one that will break the surface.

 

Athvurun sprout

 

 

 

Another six days and it has a 4 mm coil above ground.

Six or seven days later, it unfurls.

 

 

 

 

Athvurun matureAthvurun flower.jpg

Two weeks later, it matures, producing a flower. It will either be male or female, and produce it’s flower accordingly. Once the female flower is pollinated, it will produce a small red berry containing the seed.

Wind is the primary pollinator Aďvúrun tends to grow in large groups, creating a “carpet.” Sometimes the flowers may brush against each other and not need the wind. Additionally, there may be some animals similar to insects on earth that act as pollinators. I haven’t created any animals yet, so this information will need updated later on.

 

The N’Zembe System

Some time ago, I read a tutorial of sorts with tips for creating a realistic world, for a story, that is. I fell in love with the idea, and created a planet called Arshilkrin. It has since expanded to an entire star system rather than a single planet. I named it N’Zembe. There are eighteen planets called Dizlohke, Mavidian, Lekreanfyr, Romnylfyx, Fohrtiil, Craoxien, Qarlilian, Arshilkrin, Krekkqar, Ortenfeil, Zalgrythfin, Slirpfyrn, Xhorgliff, Ugflurrn, Bienghyrd, Yrfsholgh, Erxflynx, Irqulnirn. Ten of those are inhabitable.

Currently I have several species developed for the system, the sizes and details about each planet’s rotation and revolution, and a language in progress. Over time I’ll share what I have ready and progress that has been made concerning these various aspects of worldbuilding. All of it will be under the category N’Zembe System on the blog if you want to look back at other material.

If you have any questions about the system, let me know and I will be sure to answer them. I plan on making a FAQ about the system, either as a separate page on my website or as a blog post.