Shell in the Forgotten Realms is short for seashell but includes fresh water varieties and certain amphibian carapaces as well. Seashells are valued for their ability to be carved into cameos and jewelry. Shells are rarely used for currency because prices vary wildly with scarcity, fashion, and geographic location. Fine specimens can demand a high price from collectors and craftsmen but flawed pieces are generally worthless. Unless otherwise noted, the price given below for each type is the base value for a large, unblemished specimen that is usable for cameo work. Collectors may pay more for unusual specimens; any flaws quickly reduce the price.[1]

Here are some shells found in the Realms:

See also: hardstones

References Edit

  1. Jeff Grubb and Ed Greenwood (1990). Forgotten Realms Adventures. (TSR, Inc), p. 142. ISBN 0-8803-8828-5.