Iron Wood tree

The only vegetation to grow in the Razorwind mountains, Iron Wood is a dark hard extremely hard wood. The tree can grow with relatively little water and soil, it’s roots working deep into the rock, slowly splitting open the rocks and boulders around it. The bark of the tree forms thin strips that peel off over time, revealing new bark underneath, the Bala-Hage use these strips to reinforce their clothing. The wood is as strong as metal while retaining the weight of a hardwood. It is incredibly difficult to work with, the Bala-Hage, often split the wood along natural seems, the wood doesn’t hold a point or blade well, and thus is used more for cudgels and hammers then spears or swords. The Bala-hage treat the tree with a sacred reverence.