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Silkstone was a fibrous variety of quartz similar to tiger eye.[3][4]

DescriptionEdit

This ornamental stone was found in many colors, yellow being the most common, and was cut cabochon, tumbled, or used for engravings[3] such as seals for merchants and nobles.[4] It exhibited faint highlights when light hit at certain angles.[3][4] A typical stone had a base value of 10 gp.[1][2]

PowersEdit

Like tiger eye, silkstone was worn as a protection from spirits, though this was more old wives' tale than fact.[3][4] However, shadows were known to hesitate briefly when encountering someone wearing a silkstone, perhaps giving them time to flee. This property also made powdered silkstone a viable substitute component when casting spells related to life-energy drain and the restoration of those effects. It was also used in the creation of magical inks needed to make scrolls of those spells.[4]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Jeff Grubb and Ed Greenwood (1990). Forgotten Realms Adventures. (TSR, Inc), p. 132. 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 3.3 Jeff Grubb and Ed Greenwood (1990). Forgotten Realms Adventures. (TSR, Inc), p. 134. ISBN 0-8803-8828-5.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Ed Greenwood, Eric L. Boyd (1996). Volo's Guide to All Things Magical. (TSR, Inc), p. 50. ISBN 0-7869-0446-1.

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