Profit and Peril
An agri-world in Lucin’s Breath, Dulcoraad is famous for their “sweetzings”, commonly known as the candy ants. Every 10 years, the planet is hit with a very harsh winter, freezing the seas and land masses. In some act of nature, worker ants will spin a web of sugar around themselves, allowing their queen and colony to survive the year-long freeze. As how we discover what’s good to eat and what kills us, some enterprising person long ago tasted the candy ant, finding a delicate and fruity flavor, with a sour zing in the center. Trade soon developed, and now every decade finds Rogue Traders and merchant cartels converging on Dulcoraad, all eager to get trading right and contracts with the Houses there. After all, profit is profit, no matter the source, and having it only available every 10 years certainly drives up the price!