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The xan'ayra (loosely blossoming sun) is a rare saltwater lotus native to Atan Irith.

It is found only in the Lotus Sea, a shallow bay on the coast of Atan Irith. The xan'ayra have distinctive jagged-edged petals and gigantic, silvery green lotus pads. They come in the same colors as freshwater lotuses, as well as an unusual dappled gold and cobalt blossom.

The stems of these flowers tend toward a softer, more supple weave and hints of their unusual silvery green coloring dot even the best dye job, creating a unique material called naraina. The term naraina is only used for lotus silk woven from the saltwater lotus found on the Lotus Sea, and its exportation has been strictly forbidden.

Xan'ayra is considered a rarer material. Because of this, it requires fodder when used in alterations. See alter fodder for more information.

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