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Pearl-variety
A variety of pearls
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Pearl
Basic Information
Type Precious stones[1][2]
Rules Information
Value 100 gp[3] or 500 gp[1][2]
Game Edition 2nd / 3rd
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Pearls were not mined, they were the product of oysters or other mollusks, but they were treated like gemstones.[4][5]

DescriptionEdit

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.[4][5] Pearls were predominantly white but did occur in other colors such as gold, pink, or silver;[3] rainbow and black[3] being the most rare and valuable.[4][5]

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.[4][5] A typical pearl has a base value of 100 gp[3] to 500 gp,[1][2] depending on market value.

PowersEdit

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.[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. 137. 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 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 4.2 4.3 Jeff Grubb and Ed Greenwood (1990). Forgotten Realms Adventures. (TSR, Inc), p. 137–138. ISBN 0-8803-8828-5.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Ed Greenwood, Eric L. Boyd (1996). Volo's Guide to All Things Magical. (TSR, Inc), p. 47. ISBN 0-7869-0446-1.

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