Amber was fossilized tree resin and was usually tumbled into smooth stones or polished and cut cabochon.[1]


This fancy stone was soft and brittle and easily worked into strings of beads and used for trade by barbarians of the north. Specimens that contain other fossils, like plants and insects, were priced much higher than the base value. Amber was believed to bring good luck in avoiding disease and plague. A typical specimen had a base value of 100 gp.[1][2]


Powdered amber was used as a material component when creating a sepia snake sigil.[4]


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  2. 2.0 2.1 Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 300. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
  3. Mike Mearls, Jeremy Crawford, Christopher Perkins, James Wyatt (2014). Dungeon Master's Guide 5th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 134. ISBN 978-0786965622.
  4. Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, Skip Williams (July 2003). Player's Handbook 3.5 edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 276. ISBN 0-7869-2886-7.