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December 2, 2010
Green and yellow pigments were the most common. Haper leaf was the green of choice because it provided the widest range of light-fast shades. Amrind pods yielded the richest gold and, when combined with river clay as mordant, a bright sunset orange. For good reds and violets, Tahm and his relatives had to travel to the foothills of the Sturm Mountains to gather lichens. These also provided dusky greens and clear greys, but mineral mordants would reveal scarlet, vermillion, rose and purple.

Blue was rarest of colours, and the woven cloth of Farn was famed for its secret blue.