Sippers take their name from a tendency to “sip” a small portion of energy or “essence” from any source that comes close.
New Sippers are quite active. They will travel about until they find a grove they are comfortable with and settle in. Once within a grove, Sippers become much less mobile, moving only with the group.
A grove of sippers can number from two to several hundred. Once they’ve joined a group, Sippers will constantly sip from their surrounding grove mates. Essence will be shared back and forth among the whole group in an endless stream.
Groves, as a whole, migrate whenever newer outer-edge members detect a source of interest or essence. They move towards it, while maintaining contact with the grove. This movement works it’s way through the whole group. Eventually the oldest members in the center will detect the grove’s interest and move in the new direction.
Occasionally, after years or decades of harmonious sharing, a grove will convulse and splinter apart. The new, smaller groves and individuals will scatter in different directions, all moving toward a new attraction. No one can explain when or why this may occur but watching a large grove dissolve can be a dramatic spectacle.
These are unattached sippers. Would you like them to join your grove?