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Smoky Quartz, also known as cairngorm[note 1] or moorland topaz,[4][5] was a variety of quartz that was often found in massive deposits.[5] The black variety of this stone was called morion and was used in necromancy.[4][5][6]

DescriptionEdit

Smoky quartz ranged in color from brownish-yellow to brown to black and was usually brilliant cut into faceted gems[4] regularly used to decorate weapons.[5] Morion was used in magical inks and as a necromantic spell component.[5] A typical specimen had a base value of 50 gp.[1][2][3]

Smoky quartz was considered sacred by followers of Mask—appropriate for sacrifice, or to be consecrated for use, or recognized as boons or omens when found.[7]

PowersEdit

When bones were immersed in a solution that included morion they became hard as steel and immune to hostile necromantic effects. For example, a magic item made with morion-treated bone could not be affected by a rival necromancer who attempted to disrupt its magical function by targeting the bone material.[5]

AppendixEdit

NotesEdit

  1. In the revised version of Volo's Guide to All Things Magical, Elminster cautioned that what uninformed people called "cairngorm" was usually heat-treated glass and not this gemstone. See the footnote on page 50.

ReferencesEdit

  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 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. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Jeff Grubb and Ed Greenwood (1990). Forgotten Realms Adventures. (TSR, Inc), p. 136. ISBN 0-8803-8828-5.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 Ed Greenwood, Eric L. Boyd (1996). Volo's Guide to All Things Magical. (TSR, Inc), p. 50. ISBN 0-7869-0446-1.
  6. 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.
  7. Sean K. Reynolds (2002). Deity Do's and Don'ts. A Faiths and Pantheons Web Enhancement p. 13. Wizards of the Coast. Retrieved on 2014-09-22.

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