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Ophealine (pronounced: /ˈfilinoh-FEE-leen[4]), or more commonly glass stone, was the name in the Realms for axinite. The purple or violet variety was called yanolite.[4][5][6]

DescriptionEdit

Ophealine occurred in large crystals that yielded faceted gemstones of impressive size, and was hard enough to be used in jewelry, especially rings, that were subject to the wear and tear of everyday use. The typical brown hue was so intense that bigger crystals looked opaque.[4][5] Unfortunately, brown was not in great demand as a gemstone color, but glass stone found its way into rings because it could hold a sharp edge and survive a good bar fight. In Waterdeep, the street name for such items was "knuckle stones".[4][5][6] A typical stone had a base value of 10 gp.[3][1][2]

The purple yanolite was considered sacred by followers of Ghaunadaur—appropriate for sacrifice, or to be consecrated for use, or recognized as boons or omens when found.[7]

PowersEdit

Ophealine had an anti-magic quality such that it could not be used as a material component in any spell, potion, ink or other magical preparation—the magic always failed. When worn as an ornament, ophealine prevented hold person spells and all manner of magical paralyzing effects from being effective.[6]

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External LinksEdit

Axinite 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. 132. 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 Ed Greenwood (April 1983). “Gems Galore”. In Kim Mohan ed. Dragon #72 (TSR, Inc.), p. 15.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Ed Greenwood (April 1983). “Gems Galore”. In Kim Mohan ed. Dragon #72 (TSR, Inc.), p. 16.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Jeff Grubb and Ed Greenwood (1990). Forgotten Realms Adventures. (TSR, Inc), p. 133. 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. 46. ISBN 0-7869-0446-1.
  7. Sean K. Reynolds (2002). Deity Do's and Don'ts. A Faiths and Pantheons Web Enhancement. Wizards of the Coast. p. 11. Retrieved on 2014-09-22.