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10th October, Weather: Sunny with occasional squalls
 
10th October, Weather: Sunny with occasional squalls
   
 
''Today's Companions''<br>
 
''Today's Companions''<br>
Ema-Pagamihne (Mithran white mage) AKA Ema <br>
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Ema-Pagamihne ([[Mithra]]n [[White Mage|white mage]]) AKA Ema <br>
Fuuki-Maruki (Tarutaru black mage) AKA Fuuki
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Fuuki-Maruki ([[Tarutaru]] [[Black Mage|black mage]]) AKA Fuuki
   
 
''Today's Lunch''<br>
 
''Today's Lunch''<br>
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Today, Ema invited Fuuki and me on a mushroom-picking expedition.
 
Today, Ema invited Fuuki and me on a mushroom-picking expedition.
   
Ema often eats mushroom-based meals before setting out on her adventures. For some reason, this seems to prevent her from becoming the focus of our opponents, even when she's blasting away with Holy and Flash.
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Ema often eats mushroom-based meals before setting out on her adventures. For some reason, this seems to prevent her from becoming the focus of our opponents, even when she's blasting away with [[Holy]] and [[Flash]].
   
"With the boost to MND, roast mushrooms are perfect for white mages," Fuuki noted.
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"With the boost to [[MND]], roast mushrooms are perfect for white mages," Fuuki noted.
   
 
"Who cares about that? I just love that I can get in on the action without having to worry about drawing unwanted attention."
 
"Who cares about that? I just love that I can get in on the action without having to worry about drawing unwanted attention."
   
Although Ema wasn't aware of it, increased MND made it easier for enfeebling spells such as Slow and Paralyze to take effect.
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Although Ema wasn't aware of it, increased MND made it easier for enfeebling spells such as [[Slow]] and [[Paralyze]] to take effect.
   
I had assumed that we'd be going to fight the funguar in either Jugner Forest or the Crawlers' Nest for the great mushroom drops. To my surprise, Ema knew of a place in Elshimo where we could harvest mushrooms without a single battle. All we needed was to bring some sickles.
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I had assumed that we'd be going to fight the funguar in either [[Jugner Forest]] or the [[Crawlers' Nest]] for the great mushroom drops. To my surprise, Ema knew of a place in [[Elshimo]] where we could harvest mushrooms without a single battle. All we needed was to bring some sickles. After a brief stop at a general store in [[Windurst]], we set off on our trip.
After a brief stop at a general store in Windurst, we set off on our trip.
 
   
We arrived in Kazham after changing airships in Jeuno. <br>
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We arrived in [[Kazham]] after changing [[airship]]s in [[Jeuno]]. <br>
I had been to Kazham many times to visit friends, so I knew my way around town. The problem was navigating through the sprawling wilderness of the Yuhtunga Jungle once we stepped outside. Before plunging into the lush undergrowth, we decided to check with the weather linkshell.
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I had been to Kazham many times to visit friends, so I knew my way around town. The problem was navigating through the sprawling wilderness of the [[Yuhtunga Jungle]] once we stepped outside. Before plunging into the lush undergrowth, we decided to check with the weather [[linkshell]]. Today and tomorrow would be sunny with occasional squalls.
Today and tomorrow would be sunny with occasional squalls.
 
   
 
According to Ema, the mushrooms of Yuhtunga Jungle only sprouted in times of rain. The lack of precipitation during the dry season was unsuitable for mushroom picking, so it was best to wait for the wetter weather after October. <br>
 
According to Ema, the mushrooms of Yuhtunga Jungle only sprouted in times of rain. The lack of precipitation during the dry season was unsuitable for mushroom picking, so it was best to wait for the wetter weather after October. <br>
 
Even with our search limited to Yuhtunga, I couldn't begin to guess where we should begin!
 
Even with our search limited to Yuhtunga, I couldn't begin to guess where we should begin!
   
With Ema in the lead, we dove into the maze of jungle paths, guiding our chocobos around gigantic trees and weaving through dangling vines. Ema led us to an underground path that ended in a wall crisscrossed with thick roots. We dismounted by the small pools of water at the tunnel's end.
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With Ema in the lead, we dove into the maze of jungle paths, guiding our [[chocobo]]s around gigantic trees and weaving through dangling vines. Ema led us to an underground path that ended in a wall crisscrossed with thick roots. We dismounted by the small pools of water at the tunnel's end.
   
 
"Mushrooms pop up in places like this every time it rains," Ema exclaimed.
 
"Mushrooms pop up in places like this every time it rains," Ema exclaimed.
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"I've got a bite!"
 
"I've got a bite!"
   
It was true. Pale-colored mushrooms were beginning to push their way out of the packed soil. The rain stopped after five minutes or so, but we managed to gather a handful of sleepshrooms, woozyshrooms, danceshrooms, and scream fungi. <br>
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It was true. Pale-colored mushrooms were beginning to push their way out of the packed soil. The rain stopped after five minutes or so, but we managed to gather a handful of [[sleepshroom]]s, [[woozyshroom]]s, [[danceshroom]]s, and [[Scream Fungus|scream fungi]]. <br>
Amazingly, Fuuki had pulled up a moat carp.
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Amazingly, Fuuki had pulled up a [[Moat Carp|moat carp]].
   
 
Now that we knew what to look for, we split up to find more mushroom-picking locations.
 
Now that we knew what to look for, we split up to find more mushroom-picking locations.
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After a mad rush of harvesting, I came away with a delicious-smelling puffball. I thought myself lucky until we heard from Fuuki…
 
After a mad rush of harvesting, I came away with a delicious-smelling puffball. I thought myself lucky until we heard from Fuuki…
   
"This…this could be a king truffle!"
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"This…this could be a [[King Truffle|king truffle]]!"
   
 
Our Tarutaru companion had discovered a rare specimen indeed. <br>
 
Our Tarutaru companion had discovered a rare specimen indeed. <br>
 
King truffles were highly sought after and sold for a fortune on the auction house! I had never made a dish with this particular mushroom before, but I was sure the guild had several recipes…
 
King truffles were highly sought after and sold for a fortune on the auction house! I had never made a dish with this particular mushroom before, but I was sure the guild had several recipes…
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We continued picking mushrooms until the last of the rain fell, and then met back at Kazham. A quick count revealed that our little expedition had been quite successful. We returned to Windurst and I made straight for the Culinarians' Guild to learn some new recipes. <br>
 
We continued picking mushrooms until the last of the rain fell, and then met back at Kazham. A quick count revealed that our little expedition had been quite successful. We returned to Windurst and I made straight for the Culinarians' Guild to learn some new recipes. <br>
 
Royal omelettes, hedgehog pies, sea bass croute, brain stew…
 
Royal omelettes, hedgehog pies, sea bass croute, brain stew…
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"Brain stew! That sounds like mage food to me! I want to try that, Aly!"
 
"Brain stew! That sounds like mage food to me! I want to try that, Aly!"
   
"This recipe uses yellow globes--those are poisonous, you know. And besides, it's a traditional Goblin dish…"
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"This recipe uses [[Yellow Globe|yellow globes]]--those are poisonous, you know. And besides, it's a traditional Goblin dish…"
   
 
Brain stew certainly didn't sound very appetizing to me. <br>
 
Brain stew certainly didn't sound very appetizing to me. <br>
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Fuuki dug right in.
 
Fuuki dug right in.
   
"Wow! This is a huge boostaru to INT and MND! My body feels kind of light, as well!"
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"Wow! This is a huge boostaru to [[INT]] and MND! My body feels kind of light, as well!"
   
 
Brain stew seemed to be the perfect meal for black mages. <br>
 
Brain stew seemed to be the perfect meal for black mages. <br>
 
Next, I'll have to prepare something mushroomy for Ema…
 
Next, I'll have to prepare something mushroomy for Ema…
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10th October, Weather: Sunny with occasional squalls

Today's Companions

Ema-Pagamihne (Mithran white mage) AKA Ema

Fuuki-Maruki (Tarutaru black mage) AKA Fuuki

Today's Lunch

Prepared on location

Today, Ema invited Fuuki and me on a mushroom-picking expedition.

Ema often eats mushroom-based meals before setting out on her adventures. For some reason, this seems to prevent her from becoming the focus of our opponents, even when she's blasting away with Holy and Flash.

"With the boost to MND, roast mushrooms are perfect for white mages," Fuuki noted.

"Who cares about that? I just love that I can get in on the action without having to worry about drawing unwanted attention."

Although Ema wasn't aware of it, increased MND made it easier for enfeebling spells such as Slow and Paralyze to take effect.

I had assumed that we'd be going to fight the funguar in either Jugner Forest or the Crawlers' Nest for the great mushroom drops. To my surprise, Ema knew of a place in Elshimo where we could harvest mushrooms without a single battle. All we needed was to bring some sickles. After a brief stop at a general store in Windurst, we set off on our trip.

We arrived in Kazham after changing airships in Jeuno.

I had been to Kazham many times to visit friends, so I knew my way around town. The problem was navigating through the sprawling wilderness of the Yuhtunga Jungle once we stepped outside. Before plunging into the lush undergrowth, we decided to check with the weather linkshell. Today and tomorrow would be sunny with occasional squalls.

According to Ema, the mushrooms of Yuhtunga Jungle only sprouted in times of rain. The lack of precipitation during the dry season was unsuitable for mushroom picking, so it was best to wait for the wetter weather after October.

Even with our search limited to Yuhtunga, I couldn't begin to guess where we should begin!

With Ema in the lead, we dove into the maze of jungle paths, guiding our chocobos around gigantic trees and weaving through dangling vines. Ema led us to an underground path that ended in a wall crisscrossed with thick roots. We dismounted by the small pools of water at the tunnel's end.

"Mushrooms pop up in places like this every time it rains," Ema exclaimed.

Fuuki was already testing his fishing rod in one of the small pools.

"Can you catch fish here?"

"I don'taru know, I've never tried. But the water here is surprisingly clear."

As we peered into the waters, the heavens above opened in a sudden downpour.

"Mushrooms!"

"I've got a bite!"

It was true. Pale-colored mushrooms were beginning to push their way out of the packed soil. The rain stopped after five minutes or so, but we managed to gather a handful of sleepshrooms, woozyshrooms, danceshrooms, and scream fungi.

Amazingly, Fuuki had pulled up a moat carp.

Now that we knew what to look for, we split up to find more mushroom-picking locations.
Fuuki's bucket of fish was overflowing by the time the next squall came.

After a mad rush of harvesting, I came away with a delicious-smelling puffball. I thought myself lucky until we heard from Fuuki…

"This…this could be a king truffle!"

Our Tarutaru companion had discovered a rare specimen indeed.

King truffles were highly sought after and sold for a fortune on the auction house! I had never made a dish with this particular mushroom before, but I was sure the guild had several recipes…

Fistfuls of Fungi

We continued picking mushrooms until the last of the rain fell, and then met back at Kazham. A quick count revealed that our little expedition had been quite successful. We returned to Windurst and I made straight for the Culinarians' Guild to learn some new recipes.

Royal omelettes, hedgehog pies, sea bass croute, brain stew…

"Brain stew! That sounds like mage food to me! I want to try that, Aly!"

"This recipe uses yellow globes--those are poisonous, you know. And besides, it's a traditional Goblin dish…"

Brain stew certainly didn't sound very appetizing to me.

But since I had all the ingredients on hand, I decided to whip up a batch. Voila!

It actually smelled quite nice, though the resemblance to actual brains didn't exactly have my tummy rumbling.

Fuuki dug right in.

"Wow! This is a huge boostaru to INT and MND! My body feels kind of light, as well!"

Brain stew seemed to be the perfect meal for black mages.

Next, I'll have to prepare something mushroomy for Ema…

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Taken from: Vana'diel Tribune II Issue No. 12



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