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Wellspring Tree

Artistic depiction

Oszah-Staba (Modern Gelfling: Wellspring Tree) was a Great Tree which grew from the lake of the Wellspring. It was characterized by an upper canopy of broad leaves which offered travelers shelter from the frequent lightning storms of the Crystal Desert. When cut, these leaves bled a white fluid with lightning repellent properties, which members of the Dousan Clan would smear on their skiffs and clothing.[1]

Like all the Great Trees, Oszah-Staba had multiple, often contradictory origin stories. One story credited Aughra with planting them all, and two tales included Jarra-Jen's involvement. The most detailed account was provided by the Dousan fable The Two Brothers, where it was the creation of the Dying Sun, who planted it in order to help the other two suns climb back up to the sky after falling into the Crystal Desert.[1]

Throughout the Age of Division, Oszah-Staba, together with the other Great Trees, struggled to hold the Darkening at bay, but began to falter once the Skeksis began draining Gelfling of their essence.[2]

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Lee, J.M (2020), Songs of the Seven Gelfling Clans, Penguin Young Readers Licenses, pp. 179-181, ISBN 0593095596
  2. Age of resistance logo – Andelfinger, Nicole., Age of Resistance – The Quest for the Dual Glaive, #1, Archaia, USA, September 25, 2019
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