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Archon was a valuable hardstone found in Faerûn. It was also called Blue John.[2][4][5]

DescriptionEdit

Archon was a low-grade fluorspar that was blue to purple and banded with white. Large specimens were used for carving because it was soft and easy to work.[5][6][7] A typical price was 2 gp per lb (0.45 kg).[2][3]

PowersEdit

Archon gave off a faint greenish glow if a magically invisible creature or object came within 20 ft (6.1 m). This hardstone was only sensitive to magical invisibility, not creatures on the Ethereal plane or merely in disguise.[3]

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NotesEdit

  1. The source gives weight in gold pieces. In 1st edition, 10 gp equaled one pound weight.

External LinksEdit

fluorspar article at Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Ed Greenwood (April 1983). “Gems Galore”. In Kim Mohan ed. Dragon #72 (TSR, Inc.), p. 20.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Jeff Grubb and Ed Greenwood (1990). Forgotten Realms Adventures. (TSR, Inc), p. 141. 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. 127. ISBN 0-7869-0446-1.
  4. Ed Greenwood (April 1983). “Gems Galore”. In Kim Mohan ed. Dragon #72 (TSR, Inc.), p. 21.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Ed Greenwood, Eric L. Boyd (1996). Volo's Guide to All Things Magical. (TSR, Inc), p. 36. ISBN 0-7869-0446-1.
  6. Jeff Grubb and Ed Greenwood (1990). Forgotten Realms Adventures. (TSR, Inc), p. 132. ISBN 0-8803-8828-5.
  7. 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.