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Science-Fiction Adventure in the Far Future
Groatle

Cloth made from the hair of groats is called groatle. At first, the shaggy groat hair seems ordinary, but if cleaned and groomed has a softness and silkiness which rivals the finest synthetic.

Also, the hair has a high concentration of heavy metals in each strand (due to the effect of Fulacin's atmosphere on the groats), which provides two benefits.

First, it is proof against most insects & mildew; it's fibres being poisonous to most off-world pests. Second, a simple chemical treatment can bring out an iridescent shimmering quality which is quite attractive.

This cloth (and the raw material for such cloth) is in great demand in the Imperial Core.

Ref: ADV-3, 1106