These items were crafted with a gem, which hung on a necklace of silver chain. The gem used was often ruby, but lapis lazuli was also used, as it was cheaper. Hematite was sometimes used in the crafting of this magical jewelry, as that stone was associated with the healing arts. Those made with lapis lazuli sold for around 7,500 gold pieces.
When worn, the periapt prevented infection or contraction of any disease, including those of supernatural or magical origin.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Monte Cook, Jonathan Tweet, Skip Williams (July 2003). Dungeon Master's Guide 3.5 edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 265. ISBN 0-7869-2889-1.
- ↑ Ed Greenwood, Eric L. Boyd (1996). Volo's Guide to All Things Magical. (TSR, Inc), p. 43. ISBN 0-7869-0446-1.
- ↑ Jeff Grubb and Ed Greenwood (1990). Forgotten Realms Adventures. (TSR, Inc), p. 132. ISBN 0-8803-8828-5.
- ↑ Ed Greenwood, Eric L. Boyd (1996). Volo's Guide to All Things Magical. (TSR, Inc), p. 41. ISBN 0-7869-0446-1.