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Frost agate, also called frost stone, was a beautiful member of the agate family found in the Realms.[3][4]

DescriptionEdit

These rare ornamental stones were had white markings that resembled frost over the base color of the stone. They were usually tumbled and polished to a beautiful glassy finish. A master lapidarist could cut the fragile stone in facets, such as in a polyhedron cut,[note 1] so that at each point where facets met, a "snowflake" of white "frost" appeared.[3][4] A typical stone had a base value of 10 gp.[1][2]

PowersEdit

Frost agates were often enchanted to be luckstones. Low quality stones were treated like other agates: powdered for use in sleeping draughts and other potions.[3] Frost agate in particular was useful when mixing potions together as it nearly always prevented an explosive or poisonous result.[4][note 2]

AppendixEdit

See alsoEdit

  • Agate for a list of other agates and related gemstones.

NotesEdit

  1. The shape of a d20.
  2. See the potion compatibility table on page 141 of the Dungeon Master's Guide 2nd edition, for example.

External linksEdit

Agate article at Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Jeff Grubb and Ed Greenwood (1990). Forgotten Realms Adventures. (TSR, Inc), p. 130. ISBN 0-8803-8828-5.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Ed Greenwood, Eric L. Boyd (1996). Volo's Guide to All Things Magical. (TSR, Inc), p. 126. ISBN 0-7869-0446-1.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Jeff Grubb and Ed Greenwood (1990). Forgotten Realms Adventures. (TSR, Inc), p. 132. ISBN 0-8803-8828-5.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Ed Greenwood, Eric L. Boyd (1996). Volo's Guide to All Things Magical. (TSR, Inc), p. 40. ISBN 0-7869-0446-1.

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