So we’ve delved into some of the more complex applications of Corporofabrication, I want to develop some more basic applications – as well as natural origins, from which those living in that world might be inspired to pursue this magic system.
In this regard, I have a helpful real-world item on which to build the system from: grass.
Grass integrates silica into its structure – which is one reason it’s so hard to digest: you have to break down all the sand attached to the living material before you can actually get to the living material.
In a similar way, Fabrication would give rise to grasses and trees that integrate stone or metal (or other such materials). From a seed enclosing a stone scale – the essence – a tree grows conically, branches creeping out of the top bursting leaves to swallow sunlight and long roots spread around a cocoon beak that chomps through the stone to pass upward into copies of the original essence arranged around the main trunk.
I’m less sure how to integrate fauna into this template. Certainly, fungi and animals would also take on similar forms – I can imagine turtles and ankylosaurs with stone plates instead of bone shells – though this might be a place to let the imagination run wild (as it were).
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