Blue sasm are a ubiquitous fruit, for the simple fact that the shrubs from which they grow are hearty enough to flourish even without erjan intervention in ash-heavy environments. In fact, many believe that ash is itself responsible for the fruit’s subtle blue colour.

Ash makes agriculture a difficult vocation in Erj—farmlands require a great deal of space outside of populated areas, and thus farmers are continually belaboured with the task of removing ash buildup from their equipment, fields, and crops by their own hand.

As such, erjan farmers typically keep a crop of sasm as insurance, should their more fragile harvests succumb to ash rot, or other wasteland pestilence.