I am creating this fruit to encourage more RP and bring alittle something new to Gor instead of usual PewPewCapSex RP that has long grown old and boring to me. I hope you enjoy this little fruit and with it, encourage and spread the use of it among others. If you have any suggestions, comments or questions about the Bonta fruit, please IM Diamond Mikita. Addendum: Marli has added some extra RP elements to the bont a fruit, for example it can be used as an effective poison….
Products: Basket of Bonta Fruit Bonta Fruit Liquor, mixed from Bonta and Kalana
Effects: Repels insects Prevents certain diseases found within Swamps Allows inhabitation of the Terra de Luna Swamp
Fate of those in the swamp without eating bonta: Day 1: Bug bites all over, swelling, irritating itching Day 2: Fever, Nausiea, Weakness Day 3: Bed ridden, vomiting, bodily pains, chills and very high fever Day 4: Death
Storyline of the Bonta Fruit
Discovering the Bonta Fruit Tree — Indigenous to the swamps within Terra de Luna, it was this sole element that allows the inhabitance of anything living within the dangerous swamp. The fruit was discovered while the lone scout of the Luna Jerag sought refreshment while getting lost through the thick muck in the swamp. Seeing the strange fruit, she cut it down from the tall tree and would try it carefully, not wanting to poison herself. The Bonta looked somewhat like a melon, a thick, leathery rind covering and protecting the sweet flesh inside. Peeling back this hard cover with her dagger, inside it was juicy and ripe, it contained a center of seeds, but were easily scraped out, leaving the rest of the fruit exposed for eating. The fruit was bitter at first, but it was something that grew on you, turning quickly into a thickly sweet taste to savor. Finishing the small treat, she would cut down two more of these and pack them away for later.
The bugs and insects of the swamp were thickly abundant, growing within the humid, wet atmosphere of the swamp, biting and eating anyone within it alive. However, Kit seemed to notice that none of the bugs wanted anything to deal with the wandering woman. Little did she know the special property of the fruit she had eaten was that it repelled insects and other diseases found within the swamp, making it one of the few able food supplies to grow within the marsh. Continuing to make her way through the rest of the swamp, unbitten and uninfected, she made her way out the otherside and quickly returned to her sisters with the news.
Harvesting the Bonta Fruit — Alittle after spreading word through their nomad band of panthers, they decided the swamp the perfect place to setup home. An extinct volcano comprised of their main home, with huts in the trees and floating in the water around the base. They immediately began collecting the bonta from the trees, placing them in baskets in the camp. Ideas were collected what to do with these special fruit and if it should be spread. Later on, it was discovered the effects of the bonta fruit lasted about a hand’s time. A visitor venturing into the swamp, who hadn’t eaten the fruit, soon fell victim to the swamp’s bugs and diseases while staying in their camp. The first day, they were bitten all over, itching and swelling up. The second day, they became feverish and weak, feeling nautious and dizzy. By the third day, the woman was bed ridden, vomiting and bodily pains, barely able to remain conscious, with chills and very high fever. The forth day, she had died.
The Luna Jerag learned from this experience and made sure all their sisters regularly ate the bonta fruit, so that none of them go through what the woman had. They would eat the fruit with their meals atleast twice a week. Later on, one of the sisters sick of eating the fruit, decided to do something with it. Taking a bottle of kalana, she mashed the fruit up into a bowl of fruit juice, experimentally adding amounts of the kalana, giving it kick and changing the flavor into a more subtle, tolerable taste. Now the Bonta Kalana was made, regularly mixing it with their alcohols and bottling them up for consumption.
The Bonta Fruit to Others — Even though the tribe was new, word of their existance in the deathly swamp spread quickly. The nearby Askari was drawn to these women, wondering how they could possibly live within what they thought was uninhabitable land. Despite tensions between the Merc and Panther neighbors, they soon began trade of the Bonta for other goods. The Askari sought the precious fruit as valuable for their taste, as well as keeping bugs away while travelling. Others soon caught on, visiting the swamp or being taken out to other tribes, trading them for goods the new and prospering tribe sorely needed, while providing the new fruit to others. However, any attempting to grow their own Bonta would find themselves disappointed. For some reasons, the trees would only grow within the dank, mucky swamps of Terra de Luna, keeping the fruit in the hands of the Luna Jerag.
Credit given to Diamond Mitikita for creating this rp [aka Kit]
The Storyline of the Bonta fruit cont.
When the Luna Jerag tribe moved from Askari lands to the Lake Ias region, their healer Marli took with her some bonta seeds. When Mars had chosen the swamps as their new home it was Marli that started to plant some seeds in the new swamps close to the marshes. In the years that followed the saplings grew into large bonta trees. The conditions of the swamp was very similar to the one in the Terra de Luna Swamp.
Marli instructed her sisters and the slaves on how to harvest the fruits, they were collected in baskets. Some were stored and some were crushed to make bonta juice. Later on, Marli wondered if the juice could be used in a herbal tea, as Marli was rather partial to brewing a cup of tea. She made a cotton filter and placed the flesh inside , leaving the seeds as they could be used to plant more trees in the future. The bark of the trees being used to make huts, bows and other useful implements for in the camp.
She brewed the cotton bag in a boiling pot of water. She first noticed the rather penetrating smell that started to fill her hut. Undeterred she continued to boil the contents, the clear boiling water turning darker. The brew tasted bitter , so she added some sweet honey, Marli then added some slave wine and this was her way of avoiding pregnancy and swamp diseases.
Now, Marli being a healer decided to study the bonta in greater detail. Although the bonta might not be toxic themselves but the seeds (in large doses) are. Oil pressed from these seeds had been used as cooking oil. It was then that Marli accidentally discovered the side effects of the bonta seed. They may produce symptoms of cyanide poisoning, including nausea, fever, rash, headaches, insomnia, increased thirst, weakness, lethargy, nervousness, various aches and pains in joints and muscles, and eventually death within the space of three days.
When Mars heard of this she instructed her sisters to start boiling great quantities of bonta seed oil, some arrow heads were dipped in the oil. Now when an arrow only grazed an enemy it would still be highly effective, the oil entering the skin would cause the victim develop a blistering rash, in the three days that followed the cyanide poison would eventually lead to death. Marli, is still working on a cure…….she does advise the following , rinse the wound with running water or alcohol, avoid scratching the rash, suck out the oil and spit it out. Bind the wound, repeat the wound rinsing the second day. There is a 50% chance of survival if treated in the first few ihn.