|Locale||Arid scrublands and desert of Qeshir|
The atashi is an aromatic and beautiful tree. The whole tree blossoms in brilliant fiery pink flowers. The flowers have a very strong, sweet scent. The atashi grows wild in some regions and there are some scouts and guides that can find an atashi tree by the smell which is carried on the wind for many kilometers through the wilderness.
The padashani make a perfume and an exotic bath oil from these flowers. Indeed, an entire industry has developed surrounding the cultivation of these trees and the production of a variety of products from its flowers.
The atashi tree is native to Qeshir. It thrives in dry desert conditions and is usually found in small groups in arid scrublands. The tree has been successfully cultivated and many towns and cities in the Padashan Empire maintain orchards of this tree so that the flowers and oils can be harvested.
All three - the flowers, the perfume and the oil - are traded and exported. Atashi perfume and oil are highly prized in cities and kingdoms across the world. There are some wealthy noble houses in the Padashan Empire that owe all their wealth to the production of atashi perfumes and oils with vast orchards of this flowering tree on their land. The ground is covered in soft pink petals during the fall and the air is thick with the sweet scent of the Atashi flower.
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