Ryzom
An Interview with Cuiccio Perinia

From Ryzom Wiki

Jump to: navigation, search
We visited one of the magnificent town trees in Yrkanis to meet Cuiccia Perinia, a famous Matis botanist and historian who was kind enough to grant us a brief interview in his Sylvan abode..

Cuiccio Perinia: Come in! Come in!

The genial botanist greeted us at the door, and invited us to be seated with a sweeping hand gesture.


Reporter: Hello, and thank you for receiving us here, Cuiccio Perinia.

Cuiccio Perinia: It is a great pleasure to share my knowledge with you and your readers.


Reporter: We came here mainly to see if you can answer some of our questions concerning the Tribe of the Ancient Dryads which is to be found in the Grove of Confusion. Their guards attack us on sight, as indeed they do many Homins, and we wanted to know: Why are they attacking us like this?

Cuiccio Perinia: It would perhaps be interesting if we begin at the beginning, don’t you think?

The Homin looked as us a trifle sardonically as he waited for us to reconsider our question.


Reporter: Yes, of course. Well, to start with, could you tell why the tribe is found at this spot?

Cuiccio Perinia: Ah! That’s a long story! But i will explain it to you briefly. You must have noticed that the tribe is chiefly composed of Matis.


Reporter: Yes…

Cuiccio Perinia: Well, at the beginning this tribe was composed of Matis botanists. These botanists were sent by the court to study the intelligent plants of the Grove of Confusion, but they never returned to civilization…


Reporter: Do you mean they are … dead?

The botanist began to laugh.

Cuiccio Perinia: Dead? With time perhaps. But that is not the reason why we never saw them back at court.


Reporter: Ah? But then … what happened to them?

Cuiccio Perinia: Different theories exist on this, and noone really know the truth. It is my opinion, however, that one theory stands out above the rest.


Reporter: Could you please explain it to us erm … briefly?

Cuiccio Perinia: I’m going to, I’m going to. Don’t be so impatient. So… some of our specialists think that these botanists used substances which have altered their mental state, undoubtedly produced from sap and under the … harmful … influence of the Kamis.


Reporter: Ah, that would explain the presence of the Kami ambassador in their camp?

Cuiccio Perinia: Exactly! That’s the main explanation that we consider reasonable..


Reporter: Could you explain any of the other theories to us?

Cuiccio Perinia’s face suddenly lit up with amusement.

Cuiccio Perinia: There is one that I can think of, but its rather more unlikely.. Still we can’t ever be sure, can we?


Reporter: True.

Cuiccio Perinia: So, this theory, if I can remember the details … ah yes! Some scientists from Yrkanis think that the unnatural change in the behaviour of these botanists stems from the very plants which they went to study…


Reporter: Sorry?!

Cuiccio Perinia: Well … according to these scientists, the intelligent plants may still harbour unknown abilities. For example they could influence the botanists’ minds; making them crazy… to our point of view. In that way, these plants, that we can definitely qualify as intelligent plants, transform simple Homins in real protectors.


Reporter: Protectors?

Cuiccio Perinia: Yes! Protectors!


Reporter: Their goal is then to … protect the plants?

Cuiccio Perinia: Oh! It could go even further then that! It has even been suggested that they would want to invade Verdant Heights and create a huge plant kingdom!

This was our turn to suppress a brief grin.


Reporter: Mmmhhh … More seriously, why are they attacking us?

Cuiccio Perinia: I think you can work that out for yourself…


Reporter: They attack the Matis because they disown their own country?

Cuiccio Perinia: Exactly.


Reporter: For the Fyros, they control fire – that real danger to plant life?

Cuiccio Perinia: Correct.


Reporter: So why do they attack even Trykers?

Cuiccio Perinia: Well, people are saying that they hate the Trykers because they have devastated plants for their resources… Where? When? In which circumstances? I know nothing more then you on this. Finally, the Zoraïs are allied with the Kami, so their tolerance of them is perhaps understandable..


Reporter: Thank you very much Cuiccio Perinia. I think that the situation is much clearer now.

Cuiccio Perinia: It was a pleasure to talk to you!

Ah! One last thing!


Reporter: Yes?

Cuiccio Perinia: Their symbol is a tree starting to grow in the heart of a Homin; that might make a little more sense to you now….

Our host allowed a faint smile to cross his face.

These sort of details can make the difference between a good article and a common interview.


Reporter: Thank you!

interview with Cuiccio Perinia, Matis Botanist and Historian.


The Chronicles of Atys  
HistoryChronicles Overview
Before the Great Swarming  
Fire of Coriolis

The Fever of DiscoveryThe Siege of KaraviaThe Company of LoriaThe Youth of LoriaThe Assassination of LoriaThe Liberation of the Trykers

Chronicles of the Great Swarming - From 2481 to 2484 (JY)  
Massacre and flight

A Kitin StoryMonsoon SunsetMy Karavan GuardianThe Kitin Song

The return of Hope

First ChronicleNew DayOpportunity Awaits

Chronicles of the New Beginning - From 2484 to 2525 (JY)  
Chronicles of Aeden Aqueous

The Secrets of Tryker engineeringEscape to the FlynerThe Story of a Young Corsair

Chronicles of the Verdant Heights

A Little Lore at BedtimeCiochini learns of His HeritageChrysalisScreaming Shadows

Chronicles of the Witherings

Tears of SerenityThe Crying MektoubThe Stance of DaïshaMabreka

Chronicles of the New Beginning - Since 2525 (JY)  
Erlan's Chronicles

Preface to ChroniclesRevelation of TrytonThe Call from the PowersThe Dunes of AeliusForgotten PlacesKitins Stir... Homins! Prepare!Spring, when tents blossomedAnnex to Spring, when tents blossomed

Chronicles of Aeden Aqueous

Ardan KealeA Tryker wedding storyWirell Aelan, Decent TrykerThe Traveller returnsTryker ConstitutionLady Chiabre's Social Diary

Chronicles of the Burning Desert

Story of a Young FyrosIbian Peldix, bark SculptorDexius Apokos, Fyros GenadierMenia Pyron, engaged FyrosInterview with Lekos DaraanThe Mystery of the RenegadesMeeting with the new Senator Dios ApothepsA New Face

Chronicles of the Verdant Heights

An Interview with Cuiccio PeriniaBebi Cuirinia, royal EmbalmerViero, young married matisTo fight to exaltAutumnFoul FruitsThe TearMelario Estriano, history of a Matis

Chronicles of the Witherings

Cioi Ba-Nung, Tattooist for HominsA Zorai WeddingYi Be-Pian, Old Zoraï of the Company of the Eternal TreeUnfortunate NightEqual to AtysThe Story of Sian Gai-Lua: A Fateful HuntTribes of the Witherings and GooTeleportation Sickness

Trytonist chronicles

In The BeginningA new Seeker of EliasHiaoi, seeker of Elias

Marauders chronicles

Stabre Sicco, Marauder PrisonerThe misadventures of Arty Mac Keaggan

Chronicles linked to the Temple War

The Call from the PowersThe Dunes of AeliusForgotten PlacesWirell Aelan, Decent TrykerAnnouncement of the construction of the Karavan TempleFao the ZoraïTales of Mac KeagganIn Jena's light

Chronicles linked to Spring, when tents blossomed

Spring, when tents blossomedAnnex to Spring, when tents blossomedFor a Few Dappers More

Diverse chronicles

Out of SlaveryThe Mektoub AffairThe Memoirs of Kedgy Be'CaunyThe Legend of the Blue OcyxWhen Jena ComesA Very Special DrinkThe Circle of DarknessClandestine AttackAn Ancient ConflictBloody DuskThe Kami of the Lost SoulsThe Followers

Special chronicles

The Legend of the Ghost YuboThe Gingo Who Ate the Sun