"Rise Above the Rest"
Visionwind, Wind, Red, Rouge, Aero-Verilium, Aeronium
Ruby Red or Pink
Individuals demonstrate an atypical fascination with beauty, fantasy, love, or illusions above all else.
"Rise Above the Rest" by @lucas_concept_art
A shimmering red or pink substance, it is most typically found in gaseous form which can effectively distort emotions or perceptions of reality.
Crimsonwind has been used throughout history primarily for its aesthetic properties, but sometimes also for more practical purposes. Popular with storytellers, elitists, and comfortfolk alike, it has become a symbol of fantasy, vanity, and seduction.
Two of the most prominent cultures to utilize Crimsonwind for protection are the keepers of the Hidden Cities of Aurenia and the Vanishing Tribesmen in the deserts of Yongshì. While the sooner are renowned for keeping massive stationary cities undetectable to all except those who are welcome, the latter are both feared and revered for their ability to relocate entire tent cities in a single night without any trace of where they went.
Crystals with high concentrations of Crimsonwind are highly sought after and used primarily for cosmetic and artistic purposes, whereas crystals with lower concentrations are used more for short-term trickery or illusions. The most infamous flower to contain high concentrations of natural Crimsonwind is the Windrose, which is often crushed and inhaled for its short-term hallucinogenic effects. Prolonged exposure to Crimsonwind has been known to result in spectral deformities which, in some cases, can temporarily give a person the ability to fly.
Those who specialize in finding or transporting the substance are called “Windrunners.”
3D emblem rendering by Dejan Gotić for the Trials of Ildarwood series.