Malachite was distinguished by its green stripes of many shades. Striking in appearance and inexpensive, these ornamental stones were usually tumbled smooth or cut cabochon and polished for jewelry among those that could not afford fancier gems. A typical specimen had a base value of 10 gp.
Malachite was a spell component for some divine spells of the elemental sphere and arcane spells that dealt with cold, heat, ice, or fire. It was crushed into powder for use in magical immersions for items that promoted warmth, cold resistance, or fire resistance.
Rumors and LegendsEdit
Malachite was reputed to prevent falls and therefore was often used on devices like rings of feather falling as part of the adornment. However, this was just catering to public demand because malachite had no gravitational intervention powers.
- The lesser deity Iyachtu Xvim was known to occasionally send malachite gems to show favor or inspire his followers.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Jeff Grubb and Ed Greenwood (1990). Forgotten Realms Adventures. (TSR, Inc), p. 130. ISBN 0-8803-8828-5.
- ↑ 2.0 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.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 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.
- ↑ Mike Mearls, Jeremy Crawford, Christopher Perkins, James Wyatt (2014). Dungeon Master's Guide 5th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 134. ISBN 978-0786965622.
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Jeff Grubb and Ed Greenwood (1990). Forgotten Realms Adventures. (TSR, Inc), p. 133. ISBN 0-8803-8828-5.
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Ed Greenwood, Eric L. Boyd (1996). Volo's Guide to All Things Magical. (TSR, Inc), p. 44. ISBN 0-7869-0446-1.
- ↑ Julia Martin, Eric L. Boyd (March 1996). Faiths & Avatars. (TSR, Inc), p. 83. ISBN 978-0786903849.