A variety of pearls
By Hannes Grobe/AWI (Own work) CC-BY-3.0
|Value||100 gp or 500 gp|
|Game Edition||2nd / 3rd|
Pearls were formed of layers of tchazar (aragonite) around a bit of grit or other irritant, growing inside a mollusk over the span of a few years. This slow process gave pearls a smooth surface with a deep, rich luster. Pearls were predominantly white but did occur in other colors such as gold, pink, or silver; rainbow and black being the most rare and valuable.
Over-sized pearls (3 in or 8 cm in diameter or more) were frequently flawed in some way and not as valuable. One exception to this was a perfect head-sized pearl that was enchanted to become a crystal ball. A typical pearl has a base value of 100 gp to 500 gp, depending on market value.
Pearls were used as a material component in many spells, particularly those that reduced acids to plain water, and neutralize poison. Crushed to a powder, pearls were used in creating all types of magic mirrors. Well-known magical items included the pearl of power, the pearl of the sirines and the pearl of wisdom.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Jeff Grubb and Ed Greenwood (1990). Forgotten Realms Adventures, p. 137. TSR, Inc. ISBN 0-8803-8828-5.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Ed Greenwood, Eric L. Boyd (1996). Volo's Guide to All Things Magical, p. 127. TSR, Inc. 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, p. 300. Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Jeff Grubb and Ed Greenwood (1990). Forgotten Realms Adventures, p. 137–138. TSR, Inc. ISBN 0-8803-8828-5.
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Ed Greenwood, Eric L. Boyd (1996). Volo's Guide to All Things Magical, p. 47. TSR, Inc. ISBN 0-7869-0446-1.