Featherstick

TYPE: Material
SUBTYPE: Wood
CATEGORY: Firewood

TOOLS REQUIRED: Knife
MATERIAL REQUIRED: Stick
SKILLS REQUIRED: Shaving Wood

DESCRIPTION:
Turning a regular stick into a featherstick greatly enhances its burnability, not only by making the wood thinner and creating air spaces, but also by exposing the drier inner wood. Failure in creating one results in a Broken Stick and a pile of Wood Shavings.

COST: 100 LP

Trigger Stick

TYPE: Tools
SUBTYPE: Traps

DESCRIPTION:
This holds up deadfall types of traps. It easily comes apart by small tug from a string. It is made by making two cuts halfway through a stick, about an inch apart, and then fitting the stick back together.

Tags:

Fatwood Shavings

TYPE: Material
SUBTYPE: Wood

MATERIAL REQUIRED: Softwood Log
TOOLS REQUIRED: Knife
SKILL REQUIRED: Shaving Wood

DESCRIPTION:
The resin filled centers of coniferous logs burn very well, and by turning them into shavings, they burn very easily, also.

COST: 50 LP

Shaving Wood

TYPE: Skill
SUBTYPE: Material Processing

TOOLS REQUIRED: Knife

DESCRIPTION:
This skill is the mirror image of whittling. While both consist of taking off small bits of wood, whittling focuses on what is left behind, shaving focuses on what is taken off and thus requires more control to ensure consistency.

COST: 50 LP

Shadow Stick

DESCRIPTION:
Used to find direction; a tall stick is planted in the ground, and a small stick marks the end of its shadow. At least half an hour later, another small stick marks the new end of the shadow. The tall stick is placed along both sticks and roughly marks the east-west line, with the first stick being west.

Kipuka

TYPE: Conditions
SUBTYPE: Landscape
CATEGORY: Volcanic
SUBCATEGGORY: Oasis

Leaf Litter

TYPE: Material
SUBTYPE: Fiber

DEGRADES: 30 days
DECAYS TO: Organic Soil
DECAYS FROM: Warmth, Moisture

DESCRIPTION:
When deciduous leaves break down to the point they are no longer individually recognizable, they become leaf litter. While they are not as effecacious as dry leaves, they do still retain a modicum of their properties.

COST: 1 LP

Scattered Thunderstorms

TYPE: Conditions
SUBTYPE: Weather

Tree

TYPE: Resource
SUBTYPE: Plant
CATEGORY: Tree

OCCURRENCE:
None

YIELDS:
Gathering, Twig, All, Many, Good
Gathering, Stick, All, Some, Good
Gathering, Branch, All, Few, Good
Felling, Fallen Tree, All, 1, Perfect

COST: 0 LP

(65?) Pink Slip

The arrangement where you exchange a portion of your day doing a single job in exchange for little slips of paper that you change for stuff you need is a very recent development, historically speaking, but many people depend on it. Employment never lasts forever, though; if you plan for it's end well in advance, it's called retirement, but if it comes unexpectedly, and you are not prepared for it, it can be devastating.

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