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Hematite was an ornamental stone that was favored by fighters.[3][5][6]

DescriptionEdit

When polished, hematite was a shiny gray-black stone. It was often tumbled to make beads or cut in a baguette fashion (rectangular with beveled sides).[5][6]

PowersEdit

Hematite was not magical itself, but it was responsive to enchantments related to blood and life force and was used in necromancy and the healing arts. Specifically, it was used to create magical periapts for healing and foul rotting.[5][6] A typical stone had a base value of 10 gp.[1][2][3]

Only a handful of people (mostly powerful mages that kept the secret to themselves) knew that this common stone was one of the "nine secrets"—minerals that could be enchanted to become ioun stones. [6]

TriviaEdit

  • The lesser deity Iyachtu Xvim was known to occasionally send hematite gems to show favor or inspire his followers.[7]
  • The lesser deity Vhaeraun was known to occasionally send hematite gems to show his favour or disfavour to his followers.[8][9]

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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 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.
  4. Mike Mearls, Jeremy Crawford, Christopher Perkins, James Wyatt (2014). Dungeon Master's Guide 5th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 134. ISBN 978-0786965622.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Jeff Grubb and Ed Greenwood (1990). Forgotten Realms Adventures. (TSR, Inc), p. 132. ISBN 0-8803-8828-5.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Ed Greenwood, Eric L. Boyd (1996). Volo's Guide to All Things Magical. (TSR, Inc), p. 41. ISBN 0-7869-0446-1.
  7. Julia Martin, Eric L. Boyd (March 1996). Faiths & Avatars. (TSR, Inc), p. 83. ISBN 978-0786903849.
  8. Eric L. Boyd (1998). Demihuman Deities. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 37. ISBN 0-7869-1239-1.
  9. 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.