Andar was the Realms name for andalusite, a durable gemstone that could be facet-cut by a skilled lapidarist to produce translucent "andars" with a green-red or brown-red flash.[1]


This semi-precious stones could be found as small crystals, averaging 0.5 in (13 mm) in diameter, or as tumbled streambed pebbles. A typical stone had a base value of 50 gp.[1][2]




  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Jeff Grubb and Ed Greenwood (1990). Forgotten Realms Adventures. (TSR, Inc), p. 134. ISBN 0-8803-8828-5.
  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. Black Isle Studios (2000). Steve Bokkes, J.E. Sawyer, John Deiley, Reg Arnedo, Matt Norton, et al. Icewind Dale.

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