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Iol, also known as violet stone, was the name by which iolite (cordierite) was commonly known in the Realms.[4][5]

DescriptionEdit

This semi-precious stone was predominately blue in hue, but the stone's color changed with viewing angle, from dark blue to straw-yellow. Small specimens could be transparent but larger stones tended to have inclusions which could cause a star-like effect or, in the case of trapped hematite crystals, a flash of golden color much like sunstones. Iols were usually facet-cut to best display the stone's color change.[4][5] A typical specimen had a base value of 50 gp.[1][2][3]

PowersEdit

Iol stones were the best component for use in making ioun stones.[5]

Rumors and legendsEdit

Faerûnian legends said this gemstone had a strong affinity for magic,[3] but few knew of its connection to ioun stones.[5]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Jeff Grubb and Ed Greenwood (1990). Forgotten Realms Adventures. (TSR, Inc), p. 134. 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. 4.0 4.1 Jeff Grubb and Ed Greenwood (1990). Forgotten Realms Adventures. (TSR, Inc), p. 135. ISBN 0-8803-8828-5.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Ed Greenwood, Eric L. Boyd (1996). Volo's Guide to All Things Magical. (TSR, Inc), pp. 41–42. ISBN 0-7869-0446-1.

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