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The Great Trees, also known as Patron Trees,[1] were sentient trees native to Skarith. Among the oldest organisms of Thra, they carried the memories of the world in their vast root systems, which mirrored the structure of a brain.[2] They had multiple, often contradictory origin stories. One story credited Aughra with planting them all, and two tales included Jarra-Jen's involvement.[3]

While they never favoured one race over another, they were a constant source of guidance and inspiration to the Gelfling.[2] During the Age of Division, the trees sensed the coming of the Darkening and consciously began to absorb it in an attempt to prevent it from spreading. As the Crystal weakened, however, the trees began to falter, prompting the Sanctuary Tree, Vliste-Staba, to call for the formation of the Gelfling resistance.[4]

Known Great Trees[]

References[]

  1. Lee, J.M (2020), Songs of the Seven Gelfling Clans, Penguin Young Readers Licenses, p. 180, ISBN 0593095596
  2. 2.0 2.1 Cesare, A. & Compiet, I. (2020), The Dark Crystal Bestiary: The Definitive Guide to the Creatures of Thra, Insight Editions, p. 166, ISBN 1683838211
  3. Lee, J.M (2020), Songs of the Seven Gelfling Clans, Penguin Young Readers Licenses, pp. 179-181, ISBN 0593095596
  4. Age of resistance logo Age of Resistance – "End. Begin. All the Same.". Netflix. August 30, 2019
  5. 5.0 5.1 Lee, J.M (2016), Shadows of the Dark Crystal, Grosset & Dunlap, ISBN 978-0448482897
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Lee, J.M (2018), Tides of the Dark Crystal, Penguin Workshop, ISBN 978-0399539848
  7. Lee, J.M (2017), Song of the Dark Crystal, Grosset & Dunlap, ISBN 978-0399539817
  8. Age of resistance logo Age of Resistance – "Nothing Is Simple Anymore". Netflix. August 30, 2019
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