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Silver was a precious metal that was used all across Toril for a vast variety of purposes.

PropertiesEdit

Shapechangers (most notably lycanthropes[4][5]) were vulnerable to silver.[6] Vampires,[7] bearded devils,[8] wraiths[9] and wights[10] were also vulnerable to silver. Wizards from Aglarond never wore silver and were rumored to be vulnerable to silver.[11]

ApplicationsEdit

Silver was widely used in currency, weapons, armor, jewellery and magical items. It was sought after due its purity and beauty.[6]

CurrencyEdit

Silver was commonly used in the form of coins all across the realm. The shape, size and value of these coins varied dependent on the time and place that they were from.[12]

Weapons and armorEdit

Silver is often used in the production of items that relate to light and moon magic.[6] The soldiers who protect the High Palace of Silverymoon wear suits of silver plate mail.[13]

Magic ItemsEdit

During the Shoon Imperium, pure silver was used in the crafting of magic rings that enhanced the wearer's spellcasting ability.[14]

TreatmentEdit

Maintaining the shine on silver required polishing with a non-abrasive cloth. Scalewater Carp were known to be particularly good at polishing silver with their mouths. These rare fish could only be found in one Scalewater pond on the southern edge of the Thunder Peaks.[15]

EnchantingEdit

If treated magically, silver weighed as much as steel. Magically treated silver also gained a level of resistance to electricity.[6]

Notable minesEdit

Silver ore was mined all across the realm, often in mountains or deep underground.

Galena Mountains
As of 1359 DR the iron and silver mines in the Galena Mountains were some of the richest in Toril. [16]
Lustrum
Not long before 1360 DR the drow House Xorlarrin discovered rich silver seams outside of Menzoberranzan.[2]
Glitterdelve
Glitterdelve was home to the some of the richest silver, iron and copper mines of the Deep Realm.[3]
Tannath Mountains
The Tannath mountains were once full of numerous silver mines. By 1479 DR they were all abandoned.[17]
Fireshear
The copper and silver ores of Fireshear were exposed by a volcanic eruption or meteorite. The entire town was made of of miners.[18]

AppendixEdit

External LinksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. R.A. Salvatore (1989). The Bloodstone Lands. (TSR, Inc), p. 33. ISBN 0-88038-771-8.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Eric L. Boyd (1999). Drizzt Do'Urden's Guide to the Underdark. (TSR, Inc), pp. 67–68. ISBN 0-7869-1509-9.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Ed Greenwood (1990). Dwarves Deep. (TSR, Inc), p. 49. ISBN 0-88038-880-3.
  4. James Wyatt and Rob Heinsoo (February 2001). Monster Compendium: Monsters of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 91. ISBN 0-7869-1832-2.
  5. Mike Mearls, Stephen Schubert, James Wyatt (June 2008). Monster Manual 4th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 180–181. ISBN 978-0-7869-4852-9.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Sean K. Reynolds, Duane Maxwell, Angel McCoy (August 2001). Magic of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 180. ISBN 0-7869-1964-7.
  7. Skip Williams, Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook (July 2003). Monster Manual 3.5. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 251. ISBN 0-7869-2893-X.
  8. Skip Williams, Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook (July 2003). Monster Manual 3.5. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 52. ISBN 0-7869-2893-X.
  9. James Butler, Elizabeth T. Danforth, Jean Rabe (1994). Elminster's Ecologies (The Cormyrean Marshes). (TSR, Inc), p. 27. ISBN 1-5607-6917-3.
  10. James Butler, Elizabeth T. Danforth, Jean Rabe (1994). Elminster's Ecologies (The Cormyrean Marshes). (TSR, Inc), p. 28. ISBN 1-5607-6917-3.
  11. William W. Connors (November 1995). Wizards and Rogues of the Realms. (TSR, Inc), p. 58. ISBN 0-7869-0190-X.
  12. Ed Greenwood (October 2012). Ed Greenwood Presents Elminster's Forgotten Realms. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 118. ISBN 0786960345.
  13. Kim Mohan ed. (2015). Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 54. ISBN 978-0786965809.
  14. Steven E. Schend and Dale Donovan (September 1998). Empires of the Shining Sea. (TSR, Inc), p. 192. ISBN 978-0786912377.
  15. James Butler, Elizabeth T. Danforth, Jean Rabe (1994). Elminster's Ecologies (The Settled Lands). (TSR, Inc), p. 21. ISBN 1-5607-6917-3.
  16. R.A. Salvatore (1989). The Bloodstone Lands. (TSR, Inc), p. 33. ISBN 0-88038-771-8.
  17. Rob Heinsoo, Logan Bonner, Robert J. Schwalb (September 2008). Forgotten Realms Player's Guide. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 89. ISBN 978-0-7869-4929-8.
  18. Paul Jaquays (1988). The Savage Frontier. (TSR, Inc), p. 29. ISBN 0-88038-593-6.

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