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  • The traders in Dekhron, and those few others all along the Vedra, probably had more in common with Lanachrona than they did with crafters of Iron Stem and the herders of the north, and the nightsheep herders were few and far between across the arid quarasote plains.

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  • Both continued to scan the quarasote, even as they talked.

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  • Moving as silently as only could a man who had been both herder and scout, he slipped through the quarasote, using his night vision and Talent-sense to make his way to the wash on the north side of the lane.

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  • In the meantime, Alucius avoided the bush, as he would any quarasote, since all had spikes able to rip deep into the flesh of almost any animal, except the nightsheep, who foraged on the newer shoots.

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  • Were there beetles or insects that consumed the dead growth the way the shellbeetles went after dead quarasote?

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  • Even the barren quarasote plains of the stead, under the Aerlal Plateau, held far more living creatures.

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  • She could hear the hoofbeats of Royalt's mount, but she kept checking the terrain until she saw the second sandwolf, more than thirty yards away, behind a more distant and larger clump of quarasote.

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  • A herder needs to understand the nightsheep, the quarasote, and the land.

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  • His silver-gray eyes, flecked slightly with green, continued to study the flock and the quarasote bushes, which were all that grew in the red sandy soil of the stead.

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  • The second sandwolf peered from the side of the quarasote, then turned, and bounded to a second clump of quarasote, before vanishing into a gully so small that Wendra could barely make it out.

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  • Preferably creosote, a spiny bush of the southwestern US deserts. The King Clone is a circular ring of clonal descendants stemming from a single creosote bush, thought to be 11,700 years old, and thus, one of the oldest living organisms on the earth.

    December 2, 2011