5.9 to 11.8 inches
2 to 3 inches
500 yen per kilogram
Any area of the Human World suitable for Farming
Chicha Flutes are an interesting looking crop grown by many farmers in the Human World. They look like regular cassava tubers but contain the ingredients to create a special chicha, a fermented alcoholic drink.
When taken from the ground, Chicha Flutes look like ordinary cassava tubers. The difference is, they have five holes indented in them, almost like the finger holes on a flute. These tubers are domestically farmed throughout the Human World.
To prepare these flutes, one must pull them from the ground. Doing so requires a lot of wrist strength as they bury themselves deeply into the ground. Next, both ends of the tuber are cut off, exposing the what seem to be a mouth piece and foot hole. Then one must blow out the seeds in order to extract the meat of the tuber. Once the seeds are extracted, the chicha can be made. The leftover shell of the tuber can be used as a makeshift flute.
As Food Edit
To make the chicha, the meat of the tuber must be germinated, the sugar and wort extracted, and boiled in large vessels. The seeds of the tubers add additional flavours. These flavours include pineapple rinds, cinnamon and cloves. The end result is a deep purple liquid. All parts of the tuber can be eaten raw as well. The meat is said to taste like sweet corn and the seeds may be roasted to bring out their natural flavours.
- This ingredient was inspired by Han Xiangzi, one of the Eight Drunken Immortals of Zui Quan Style Kung Fu. Han is the flute-playing immortal, denying and countering his opponent's attacks with powerful wrists. Hence, it would require much wrist strength to acquire these ingredients from the ground. It is also the reason these ingredients operate like flutes.
- Chicha is a fermented or non-fermented beverage usually derived from maize, but can also be derived from manioc root (cassava), grape, apple or various other fruits,