In the great rivers of Terra there were a great Matriarch and a great Patriarch
Mygus Symbios son of Mygus, and Charina daughter of Plantus
Mygus and Charina married and created a great agricultural empire on the shores of the lake of Lichen. A fusion of plant and fungus to conquer the land
When the lake dried they went dormant, and when it rose they rose again
Together they bore many children, the Lichens
There were countless lichens among the sons of Mygus and the daughters of Charina. They took upon themselves countless forms
The great Fruticose Lichens who grow great branches and leaves
The great foliose lichens. Leafy beauties
The Crusty Crustose Lichens, so tough they survive anything
The powdery Leprose Lichens. Who break apart in the wind and spread everywhere
Lichen who live in rocks and can survive anything
The great filamentous Lichens who protect filaments of Cyanobacteria
And even the Jelly Lichens who live with Cyanobacteria and live in their jelly
Huitlacochtlicue blesses our corn harvests with protein and great taste. Her daughters are known as the smuts. Some think they are gross but none who partook in her blessings has ever thought that. Her daughters are loved in Mexico today
The sons of Agaricus create many nourishing mushrooms. But alas toads sit on many and corrupt them into toxic Toadstools. Eat mushrooms but not Toadstools for it will save your life
Melchizedek became the Eloh of bread and wine for he is the greatest among the yeast. He brews our drinks and rises our bread
Peziz bore many children
Lecanius who perfected the Lichen model
Sodario begat Ergot and Cordyceps
Cordyceps the puppetmaster who makes zombies from the armored soldiers of the soil
Ergot the bewitcher was a horrific witch. She poisoned the crops of Salem and laid curses upon them
Many were persecuted for the crimes of Ergot, but she escaped suspicion.
Centuries later we found Ergot and her powers. By stealing her witchcraft we discovered LSD, Lysergic Acid Diethylamide. And so this is how we have witchcraft in the modern day.
If not for the crimes of Ergot then the great Valley of Silicon would never exist
Mygus had a concubine named Trentophila daughter of Trent.
The daughters of Trentophila colonized the world
With envy Cephaleura daughter of Trentophila is a parasite on the daughters of Amber
Greatest of all are the daughters of Amber and the sons of Arbusculus
Amber married Arbusculus and they bore Glomer and Ashley
Ashley married Wort and they became the ancestors of the plants and the mosses.
Ashley and Wort traded with Glomer. Glomer dug into the ground like his Lichenous brethren for nutrients, while Ashley farmed in the sun.
Ashley and Wort begat Mossie and Liverwort
They wanted to support their children. So Glomer connected them in a network
That network still exists today, as the Wood Wide Web
An underground economy that supports all plants to this day
The wood wide web wasn’t a bubble. Glomer became the first millionaire from his startup.
Soon countless fun guys joined in. But Glomer is still the biggest WoodNet service provider with 80% market share
By this great union of Mygus and Charina they conquered the lands of the Terra. They built their civilization so great that like the daughters of Saya before them they froze over the Earth
And so began the Cryogenian era