The Anglish Moot

This field of beans fastens chokeshaft from the sky to meet the needs of manifold lifekin.

Chokeshaft (English: Nitrogen) is the seventh of the shafts; its token is N. The shaftmotes of chokeshaft have seven ekemotes, seven levenmotes, and seven or eight evenmotes. They most often make three bonds, and can be found as the two-mote mist N2, which is the main share of the Earth's liftshell, making up eight deals out of ten. Chokeshaft cannot feed fire or uphold breathing like sourshaft can, but it is still needful for life.

The strong threefold-bonds holding chokeshaft motepacks together make the lift somewhat idle, and in this shape it cannot be brooked by most lifekin. Instead, their needs hinge on bindshafts such as hartshorn (NH3). These are made from chokeshaft in the liftshell by lightning strikes and, more often, chokeshaft-fastening stafflings, which dwell in the root-knots of worts like beans and peas. For this thing, tillmen often shift beans back and forth with other crops in their fields, to keep the earth rich in chokeshaft-bearing bindshafts. In latter days, bats' dung and man-made mulches have also been brooked to besee cropland with the needed chokeshaft.