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Rock crystal was another name for colorless, transparent quartz.[3] Especially clear varieties were considered sacred to the goddess Eldath.[5]

DescriptionEdit

This clear semi-precious stone was considered lower grade if it was soft or brittle, but was frequently used to adorn furniture or decorative head gear.[6] High grade samples free from impurities were used for optics, eyeglasses, magnifying glasses, and prisms.[7][8][9] A typical specimen had a base value of 50 gp.[1][2][3]

PowersEdit

When a spell required an unspecified gem of a certain value, rock crystals were generally used.[7][8] There was a process that could turn a quantity of rock crystals into a molten glass-like state that allowed it to be worked into weapons and other implements. When it cooled, the rock crystal was hard enough to be used for mace heads, spear heads, ram heads, or even climbing spikes. The process required three spells; two of which were minor but kept secret, and Veladar's vambrace.[8]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Jeff Grubb and Ed Greenwood (1990). Forgotten Realms Adventures. (TSR, Inc), p. 134. 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 3.2 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. Mike Mearls, Jeremy Crawford, Christopher Perkins, James Wyatt (2014). Dungeon Master's Guide 5th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 134. ISBN 978-0786965622.
  5. 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.
  6. Ed Greenwood, Eric L. Boyd (1996). Volo's Guide to All Things Magical. (TSR, Inc), p. 47. ISBN 0-7869-0446-1.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Jeff Grubb and Ed Greenwood (1990). Forgotten Realms Adventures. (TSR, Inc), p. 136. ISBN 0-8803-8828-5.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Ed Greenwood, Eric L. Boyd (1996). Volo's Guide to All Things Magical. (TSR, Inc), p. 48. ISBN 0-7869-0446-1.
  9. Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 301. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.