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Agni mani was the name given to certain tektites—glass-like objects formed when hot meteors fell from the sky and struck sand. They were typically found in Anauroch and other deserts around Faerûn.[1][4][5]

DescriptionEdit

Agni mani specifically meant the black variety of these irregularly shaped objects.[1][4] They were used unmodified in magic items, or bits of them were sewn into garments for their protective quality.[5] A typical specimen had a base value of 10 gp.[1][2][3]

PowersEdit

This gemstone could absorb a small random portion of an explosive blast, such as produced by a fireball or beads of force, vaporizing in the process. Agni manis only protected the being that was carrying or wearing them.[5]

TriviaEdit

The lesser drow deity Vhaeraun was known to occasionally send agni manis to show his favour or disfavour to his followers.[6][7] Similarly, agni manis were sacred to the Chultan demigod Eshowdow, and he valued unholy items made from them.[8]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Ed Greenwood (April 1983). “Gems Galore”. In Kim Mohan ed. Dragon #72 (TSR, Inc.), p. 15.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Jeff Grubb and Ed Greenwood (1990). Forgotten Realms Adventures. (TSR, Inc), p. 130. ISBN 0-8803-8828-5.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Ed Greenwood, Eric L. Boyd (1996). Volo's Guide to All Things Magical. (TSR, Inc), p. 126. ISBN 0-7869-0446-1.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Jeff Grubb and Ed Greenwood (1990). Forgotten Realms Adventures. (TSR, Inc), p. 132. ISBN 0-8803-8828-5.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Ed Greenwood, Eric L. Boyd (1996). Volo's Guide to All Things Magical. (TSR, Inc), p. 35. ISBN 0-7869-0446-1.
  6. Eric L. Boyd (1998). Demihuman Deities. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 37. ISBN 0-7869-1239-1.
  7. Sean K. Reynolds (2002-05-04). Deity Do's and Don'ts (Zipped PDF). Wizards of the Coast. p. 15. Retrieved on 2009-10-07.
  8. Eric L. Boyd (1997). Powers and Pantheons. (TSR, Inc), p. 81. ISBN 0-7869-0657-X.