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Moonbars were rare gemstone unique to the Realms that were found in desert and tropical regions on Toril.[3][5][6][7]

DescriptionEdit

Moonbars were usually found in large crystals, typically 1 ft (30 cm) long by 4 in (10 cm) wide, which were rectangular with rounded corners. Milky white and opaque with a nacreous sheen, moonbars had a naturally smooth surface[3] and, once washed clean, required no further alteration. Cutting was only necessary if the crystals were broken.[5][6] A typical specimen had a base value of 1,000gp.[1][2][3]

Moonbars were considered sacred to Kiaransalee by her followers—appropriate for sacrifice, or to be consecrated for use, or recognized as boons or omens when found.[8]

PowersEdit

Powdered moonbar was useful as a substitute component in the formulation of necromancy spells. It was also used to make inks, potions, and as a spell component for items that created, controlled, or healed undead creatures, including binding together parts from disparate corpses.[6] Wands that cast "calling" spells (a subschool of conjuration) could be improved by fashioning them using an unbroken moonbar.[3]

Rumors and LegendsEdit

The largest known moonbar served as the lid of an unknown king's casket in a barrow on the Trollmoors, and was almost seven feet (two meters) long.[3]

AppendixEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Jeff Grubb and Ed Greenwood (1990). Forgotten Realms Adventures. (TSR, Inc), p. 138. 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. 127. ISBN 0-7869-0446-1.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Sean K. Reynolds, Duane Maxwell, Angel McCoy (August 2001). Magic of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 176. ISBN 0-7869-1964-7.
  4. Ed Greenwood (April 1983). “Gems Galore”. In Kim Mohan ed. Dragon #72 (TSR, Inc.), p. 19.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Jeff Grubb and Ed Greenwood (1990). Forgotten Realms Adventures. (TSR, Inc), p. 139. ISBN 0-8803-8828-5.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Ed Greenwood, Eric L. Boyd (1996). Volo's Guide to All Things Magical. (TSR, Inc), p. 44. ISBN 0-7869-0446-1.
  7. Ed Greenwood (April 1983). “Gems Galore”. In Kim Mohan ed. Dragon #72 (TSR, Inc.), p. 20.
  8. Sean K. Reynolds (2002). Deity Do's and Don'ts. A Faiths and Pantheons Web Enhancement. Wizards of the Coast. p. 12. Retrieved on 2014-09-22.

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