Sketches of Domoutso
Domoutsan Tea Plantations
Tea is the most common beverage in Domoutso, though coffee and rice wine are close runners up. The drink is prepared similarly to it is today: leaves are dried and steeped in boiling water. Domoutsan tea has a strong and earthy flavor.
Tea time is an especially important Domoutsan tradition, at least to those who don't hold coffee break. In the afternoon as the day is hottest, workers will take a break from their labor and gather inside for a cup of tea. This meal is usually served with rice cakes.
Path through a Domoutsan Village
The landscape is rugged and hilly, and the fauna are reminiscent of the Mediterranean. The landscape is dotted with Domoutsan pine and giant mushrooms (one of the many forms of the Fungal Hivemind). Most Domoutsan homes are circular with sloped conical roofs. They are made from local timber and reinforced with resin from the island's giant mushrooms, giving them their distinctive purple tint.
Mount Domoutso [Marker]
The peak of Mt. Domoutso is the holiest location in Domoutso. The connection to the fungal hivemind is strongest here, due to large deposits of Kesho Crystals within the mountain, as well as being the location of the "brain" of the fungal hivemind. This is no coincidence, as the hivemind feeds off of the natural magical energy of these crystals.
Despite its year-round cold weather, the peak of the mountain is a frequent site for pilgrims. People connected to the hivemind often report a euphoric feeling as they get closer to its highest point. Of course, most people's connection to the hivemind is fairly weak and the euphoria might be more explained by altitude sickness.