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  • Material Components

    Magic is not entirely a science, but it does work on principles. The choice of material components for a given spell can now be shown not to be a pointless piece of arbitrary restriction there to make spells harder to cast, nor a definite and unalterable …

  • Botanicas

    While [[Magic-Shops]] will commonly carry wide ranges of [[Material Components|material components]] in addition to their normal assortment of magical items, it’s rare to see one of these shops outside of large towns and the demand for material components …

  • Spell Component Pouch

    Sold in [[Magic-Shop|Magic-Shops]] and [[Botanicas]], a spellcaster with a spell component pouch is assumed to have most of the material components and focuses needed for spellcasting. These pouches don’t contain components that have a specific cost, …

  • Preserving Jar

    This is a screw-topped large glass jar with a layer of crystals in the bottom, separated from the jar’s contents by metal gauze. Its function is to keep perishable organic matter properly preserved until it is time to use it. A dead creature, or part of …

  • Lens Grinder

    A lens grinder is a complicated and expensive piece of equipment. Pedal-powered, can be used to turn small pieces of glass or crystal into just about any desired shape. This is extremely useful for a magician who needs to produce a hemisphere of crystal …

  • Metal File

    Metal files form part of the tools of other professions, such as armorer, but are exceptionally useful to the magician. A metal file is necessary to produce ‘powder’ or ‘dust’ from any given metal. For example, if you have fifty silver pieces, they are …

  • Censer

    Censers are used for burning incense. They resemble bowls with conical lids and short stubby feet, sometimes suspended from chains. Censers are supposed to be filled with charcoal, which is then lit to provide a glowing bed on which the incense is …

  • Charcoal

    Charcoal is usually sold in chunks or small discs, impregnated with nitre to make it easier to light. It is consumed in vast quantities by temples and monasteries, where it is used as a source of heat and as the best way to burn incense. * *Cost:* 1 sp …

  • Mortar and Pestle

    These useful items are typically made from stone or metal. They consist of a blunt rod, the mortar, and a small bowl, the pestle. They are used for grinding. In mundane use they are employed to grind up peppercorns, salt crystals and such like, but in …

  • Alestone

    Brown to yellowish brown, the hues of old ales, alestone is named for its color. More properly called _clinozoisite_, this semiprecious stone is found in crystals and cut into faceted gemstones of handsome appearance. Alestones are well attuned with the …

  • Alexandrite

    A greenish form of _chrysoberyl_. This gemstone changes colors in different light, usually from green by daylight to red by candle light. Other varieties of alexandrite may be yellowish or pink in daylight and a columbine or raspberry red by candle light. …

  • Amaratha

    Also known as shieldstone, amaratha is a soft, greenish-white or very pale green sparkling jewel. It is found in the form of small lumps or nodules in deep rock strata. It is most often found in exposed canyon walls or deep underground. When cut and …

  • Amber

    A golden or orange-hued fossilized resin, this fancy stone is soft and brittle and is usually tumbled smooth and cut cabochon. Some amber contains other preserved fossils, such as primitive plants and insects. These variants with identifiable inclusions …

  • Amethyst

    Amethysts are the most valuable of the quartz gemstones and are normally facet cut into brilliant shape. Related to agates and other less valuable quartzes, amethysts vary in purple hue from a lilac color to a royal purple, but the rich deep purple stones …

  • Anglers Skin

    Angler's Skin, also known as Merfolk Scale, is a fine pink coral suitable for use in jewelry. This fancy 'stone' is usually found in shallow tropical seas upon isolated reefs or atolls. It is delicate and easily shattered unless properly treated and …

  • Anthracite

    Anthracite is one of the types of coal — the property of which ranges from those of bituminous coal to those of graphite. Often, anthracite is obtained through hard rock mining, found mixed with graphite in subterranean coal seams. Anthracite is difficult …

  • Aquamarine

    Aquamarine, which means 'water of the sea,' is a type of precious stone. This transparent blue-green variety of beryl is often used by merfolk for adornment because of its durability. Most of the stones have a delicate blue or turquoise color that …

  • Aventurine

    Sometimes called lovestone, this semi-precious quartz gemstone contains many mica crystals that give a spangled appearance to the stone when it is viewed from the proper angle. Aventurine can be golden, medium to light green, or dark to pale blue in color …

  • Azurite

    Azurite is a form of malachite slightly rarer than that mineral’'s banded, green variety. This ornamental stone is a deep blue with opaque mottling in darker shades of blue. It is often smoothed from its irregular natural condition and used to ornament …

  • Beljuril

    Beljurils, also known as fireflashils, are found as smooth-surfaced, asymmetrical (but roughly spherical), fist-sized stones. They are extremely durable — cutting one can often wear out a set of metal tools. Because of this, beljurils are usually worn …

  • Bituminous Coal

    Bituminous is one of the types of coal — the properties of which range from those of sub-bituminous coal to those of anthracite. Like most types of coal, bituminous coal is usually obtained through strip mining since it is often found near the surface in …

  • Black Opal

    Black opals are a greenish type of opal which often show black mottling and golden flecks throughout. Usually found in or around ancient hot springs or their dry remnants, this gem is most often tumbled smooth and cabochon cut. The common phrase "Black as …

  • Black Sapphire

    Black sapphires are a rare variety of sapphire that is a deep, rich black with yellow or white highlights. These jewels come mostly from a rich and well-guarded vein in the Ashridge Mines near a large sulfrous aquifer. Dwarves prize them highly, as do a …

  • Black Star Sapphire

    A black star sapphire is a very rare and expensive variety of sapphire. Black sapphires with these rare inclusions, known as asteriated, seem to have a magical association with the night sky. Used as a augmenting spell component, black star sapphires have …

  • Bloodstone

    Bloodstone is a dark greenish gray variety of semiprecious quartz flecked with red crystal jasper impurities that resemble drops of blood. When worn as gemstones, typically by farmers and foresters who have little wealth to spare on such things, these …

  • Diamond

    The prime of the [[Moxen Gems|moxen]] gems, pure diamonds are rare translucent jewels that catch fire when properly faceted. While diamonds can come in a variety of hues, such as yellow, blue, and red, only the the pure, clear diamonds have the incredibly …

  • Blue Diamond

    Blue diamonds are rare semi-translucent jewels that catch a blue fire when properly faceted. The hardest of gemstones, save for a few very rare types unique to Creed, diamonds can be used to cut or etch glass, ivory, bone or leather and so serves as a …

  • Red Diamond

    Red diamonds are rare, semi-translucent jewels that catch a deep crimson fire when properly faceted. The hardest of gemstones, save for a few very rare types unique to Creed, diamonds can be used to cut or etch glass, ivory, bone or leather and so serve …

  • Emerald

    One of the moxen gems, emeralds are a brilliant green beryl that cleaves along straight, boxlike lines. This jewel is so often displayed with a particular rectangular faceted cut that the cut's name has become an "emerald cut," and it is known more …

  • Ruby

    One of the [[Moxen Gems | Moxen gems]], this clear to deep crimson red corundum stone is highly valued because of its sparkling shine, vivid hues, and great magical power. From least value to greatest, it can be found as a clear stone, crimson, or deep …

  • Sapphire

    One of the [[Moxen Gems | Moxen gems]], sapphires are a brilliant blue, translucent corundum mineral. Sapphires vary from a clear, pale blue to a radiant azure. Sapphires are strongly attuned to knowledge, reason and trickery and function as a strong …

  • Black Onyx

    Black onyx are a flat black variety of onyx that has very special magical properties. Spells that create undead benefit very strongly from the addition of significant amounts of black onyx, allowing for the creation of undead far beyond what would …

  • Pearl

    One of the [[Moxen Gems | Moxen gems]], peals are a hard object produced within the soft tissue (specifically the mantle) of a living shelled mollusk. Just like the shell of a clam, a pearl is made up of calcium carbonate in minute crystalline form, which …

  • Bluestone

    Bluestone is a colloquial name for the ornamental stone sodalite (sometimes called ditroite). This soft, brittle gemstone is rich blue and sometimes veined with pink, cream, white, and yellow. It can be found in old and weathered rocky environments. It is …

  • Blue Quartz

    This ornamental stone is a transparent, pale blue crystal most often employed only for adornment. In rare cases, blue quartz crystals can be fist-sized or larger, and these large and rare samples of the stone may be used to augment a divination spell to …

  • Carnelian

    This is the clear reddish or reddish-brown form of chalcedony. Tumbled smooth or cut cabochon and polished to a high gloss, this semiprecious stone is used as an adornment. Seers consider that dream visions of carnelians mean misfortune will come, and …

  • Chalcedony

    Chalcedony stones when dug up are often very large; most commonly they are used in the carving of statuettes or coffers. Chalcedony is usually cabochon cut and polished and looks like ivory when finished. Varieties of this semiprecious translucent stone …

  • Chrysoprase

    This semiprecious stone is a translucent chalcedony with an apple-green color. Chrysoprases are favored — for focal use in any items or as an augmenting component — for spells concerned with both invisibility and seeing invisible beings and objects.

  • Citrine

    Citrine, a semiprecious stone also called false topaz, is a transparent yellowish quartz. It is also called citrine quartz and citrine topaz. It cleaves evenly and is usually cut in brilliant or marquise styles. Citrine makes a fairly strong augmentation …

  • Corundum

    Corundum is a crystalline form of aluminium oxide and one of the rock-forming minerals. It is naturally clear, but can have different colors when impurities are present. Due to corundum's hardness, it can scratch almost every other mineral, leaving behind …

  • Dioptase

    A soft, brittle semiprecious stone of vivid emerald-green hue, dioptase (also known as _diopside_) is found in tiny, flawed crystals and yields only the smallest of faceted gemstones that are used in figurine adornment or to decorate lace. Larger …

  • Disthene

    Also known as _kyanite_, disthene is an abundant ornamental stone that is easily cleaved, but difficult to cut in facets without unintended splitting occurring. It usually has many inclusions. Disthene is found in crystals ranging in color from dark blue …

  • Flint

    Flint, or flintstone, is a hard, sedimentary form of the mineral quartz, often categorized as a variety of chalcedony or chert. Flint is usually dark-gray, black, or deep brown in color, and often has a waxy appearance. It occurs chiefly as nodules and …

  • Fire Agate

    Fire agate is the name given to [[Chalcedony | chalcedony]] that contains thin lines of iridescent _goethite_ (a rustlike impurity). When properly cut, this ornamental stone's iridescence displays red, brown, gold, and green hues. The finest specimens of …

  • Frost Agate

    Also known as "frost stone," this rare, beautiful ornamental gemstone has frost-like white markings. It is usually tumbled and polished glassy smooth. A gemcutter of unusual skill can cut the fragile stone into facets without splitting it, so at each …

  • Moss Agate

    This pink to yellow-white agate quartz has fern-like, gray-green manganese inclusions that make it look like a white stone covered with moss. It polishes well, and is sometimes used in coffer inlays or even — when the growths form eyes, circles, or other …

  • Sky Agate

    This light to dark blue quartz has cloud-like, white bands that make it look like a cloudy sky. Small samples with particularly striking striations are often polished and used in pendants or rings. Unusually large and high-quality samples are often kept …

  • Fire Opal

    A brilliant orange-red type of gem, fire opals are usually uniform in hue or contain golden or greenish flecks. They are most often found near active hot springs and geyser activity. Fire opals are incredibly popular among fire angels and most of the high …

  • Flamedance

    This precious stone is an extremely rare translucent gemstone found in small crystals or fragments. A very pale yellow or green in hue, it is hard and resists cleaving when worked, making it ideal for use in carving. It is usually used in lapidary work …

  • Garnet

    Garnets are a general class of crystals ranging from deep red to violet in color. These precious stones are normally isometric in shape, with 12 or 24 faces to a typical crystal, though 36- or 48-faced crystals have been found. Garnets are usually found …

  • Golden Yellow Topaz

    A fiery yellow corundum mineral, golden yellow topaz or "Kha's Topaz" is only found in deposits along the northern coast of the Twin Kingdoms in [[Coricona]]. Its color is very reminiscent of the deep yellow of some cats' eyes and the gem makes a decent …

  • Greenstone

    Greenstone is the common name of _chlorastrolite_, a gray-green variety of _pumpellyite_ found in nodules as large as 3/4-inch diameter in solidified lava flows. It is a soft ornamental stone and is usually cabochon cut. The finest quality greenstone can …

  • Hematite

    Hematite is a shiny, gray-black gemstone with crimson veins, often cut in a baguette fashion (rectangular with beveled sides). Because hematite has a magical affinity with blood and muscles, it is the most basic material component for spells that animate …

  • Hornbill Ivory

    Hornbill ivory is not ivory at all, but rather material from the beak of the hornbill bird, native to dense forests. This hardstone is carved into items such as combs and beads or used for inlay work in stone or wood items of furniture. The substance is …

  • Horn Coral

    This precious stone is a pale white coral similar to Angler'’s Skin, save for its solid color. Horn coral is used in jewelry as a polished twig or branch of material, or is cabochon cut. Horn coral alchemically combined with a creature's tears and a few …

  • Hyaline

    A type milky or white quartz, hyaline is often set or inlaid in silver and is either cabochon cut or sliced into plates. The milkiness of this ornamental stone is caused by tiny droplets of water which are trapped in the crystals. Grains of gold often …

  • Hydrophane

    Hydrophane is a gemstone much favored by sailors and aquatic races. This semiprecious stone is a variety of opal that is opaque and of a frosty-white or ivory color when dry. In this state, it appears rather unattractive. When soaked in water, it becomes …

  • Hypersthene

    Also known as _bronzite_, hypersthene is normally an opaque brown color containing silvery spangles, but it is sometimes reddish or greenish in hue. This semiprecious stone is rarely found in untracked pieces larger than one half-inch across, and as a …

  • Iol

    Also known as _iolite_, _cordierite_, or _violet stone_ (despite its usual overall hue of blue), this semiprecious stone is usually cut into faceted gemstones to best display its color change when viewed from different directions. Iols so viewed appear …

  • Ivory

    The substance that provides the teeth of all mammals is referred to as ivory or _dentine_ when used for decorative purposes. Whenever teeth or tusks are large enough, they can be used for carving—. Ivory comes from elephant tusks, hippopotamus teeth, …

  • Jacinth

    Also called _hyacinth_ or _flamegem_, this fiery orange jewel is a relative of the sapphire and other corundum gemstones. Jacinth has a unique crystalline matrix and just a small amount of light striking the gem will make it look like a tiny flame …

  • Jade

    Jade is a class of fancy stone including both _jadeite_ and _nephrite_. It is often found in a massive, carvable form of a lesser grade and is then classified as a hardstone. It appears as an opaque, waxy mineral of light to dark green or white. As jade …

  • Jargoon

    Jargoon is a rare, red variety of zircon much prized for its deep crimson luster. The name “jargoon” is often carelessly applied to any large group of mixed gemstones, as in the favorite pirate catch phase: “"a duster of jargoons, matey, with garnets as …

  • Jasper

    Jasper is an opaque, semiprecious quartz found in red, brown, and black varieties. Very rare specimens are blue or have bands of blue through other colors. Crushed jasper is a stabilizing material, often included in experimental potions or alchemical …

  • Jet

    One of the [[Moxen Gems]], jet is a deep black, fancy stone that is a tough variant of bituminous coal. Jet can be facet cut and displayed either as a pendant or inset into a larger setting. It is mineralized wood that has decayed under extreme pressure. …

  • Lapis Lazuli

    Lapis lazuli is an opaque, dark- to sky-blue ornamental stone with gold flecks. The deeper blue the stone, the more highly it is prized. Lapis lazuli is usually cabochon cut and polished to show off its golden inclusions. Often the cabochons are carved …

  • Laerals Tears

    Named for the famous sorceress Laeral, these soft, brittle, colorless fancy stone crystals tend to be large and to keep a glossy, magnificent finish. Folklore holds that the first of these stones was created from Lareal's tears as she wept for her …

  • Malachite

    Malachite is a green ornamental stone with striations of darker green. It is related to [[Azurite | azurite]], which is bluer in hue, and is usually cabochon cut to provide poorer folk with jewelry. It is (falsely) rumored to prevent falls, and to help …

  • Mellochrysos

    Mellochrysos is a vivid yellow variety of [[Zircon | zircon]] found in large crystals. These are seldom cut, but are rather polished as-is and mounted in metal claw settings for rings, brooches, and knife hilts. This semiprecious stone is hard, and when …

  • Magical Uses of Gemstones

    Gemstones can be amazingly useful for mages, especially if they're looking to develop new spells or push spells beyond their normal limits. While uses as a required material component aren't noted below, generalized uses as an augmenting material …

  • Microcline

    This feldspar ornamental stone is deep green to blue-green in hue and is usually tumbled or cabochon cut. Tiny cleavage cracks within the gemstones reflect light so that a polished microcline stone visibly shimmers. Microcline crystals cleave easily, and …

  • Moonbar

    Moonbar crystals are pearly white, opaque gems found in desert and tropical areas of [[Creed]]. Moonbars are naturally large and rectangular with curved corners. They naturally have a smooth, shiny surface, and so when found and washed clean, specimens …

  • Moonstone

    Moonstone, also known as _orthoclase_, is an opaque, white, semiprecious feldspar gemstone usually polished to a bluish sheen. Moonstone can be used in spells that draw inspiration from the moons or that cure or cause _confusion_ effects. Moonstones …

  • Nelvine

    Nelvine is the common name of albite, a variety of white feldspar. It tends to be soft and fragile, yet easily cut with crude tools. It is found in large amounts in older rocks. Nelvine is occasionally called pigeon stone due to its white, cream, fawn, or …

  • Obsidian

    Also called natural glass or volcanic glass, obsidian is a hard, glossy, and black ornamental stone that is volcanic in origin. It is often chipped into arrowheads or, in larger chunks, used to make bladed weapons. The ornamental grade of stone is usually …

  • Octel

    Also known as _scheelite_, this fancy stone occurs in soft crystals that yield sparkling, faceted gemstones of pale orange hue. Larger, irregular octel crystals are sometimes mounted on silver for wear as pendants (some jewelers call them “fox fire”), …

  • Onyx

    Onyx is an opaque agate of tan or white hue or with bands of both colors in straight lines. This semiprecious stone carves and wears well. In addition to being finished into gemstones, it is often used for figurines, statuettes, and game pieces, including …

  • Opal

    Opaque, smooth gems, opals are pale blue with green and gold mottling. They are related in type to fire and black opals, but are only slightly more common. Opals can be used as an augmenting material for spells that create illusions that affect the mind.

  • Orl

    Orls occur in the softest rock as sharp-edged, spindle-shaped, symmetrical crystals. These crystals are of red, tawny, or orange hue, but rusty-brown-hued orls are the rarest and fetch the highest price (and are the only innately magical version or orl). …

  • Peridot

    This translucent version of _olivine_ is usually olive green in appearance. It is one of the few gemstones that come in only one color, in various shades of green. The precious stone is normally found in basalts and with other quartz deposits. Peridot is …

  • Phenalope

    Also known as _rhodonite_, this rose-red or pink semiprecious gemstone related to _rhodochrosite_ is occasionally found in deposits large enough to yield cut slabs the size of books, which are shattered, tumbled, and then cut into attractive faceted …

  • Psaedro

    Psaedro is the more common name for _lepidolite_, a soft lilac to mauve to pink mica used in carving. With time, this hardstone'’s colors fade, especially in strong sunlight. Psaedros is used in the carving of cheap coffers, statuettes, bowls, and the …

  • Purple Agate

    Purple agate is a beautiful ornamental gemstone that is often a light or dark violet hue, or has concentric bands of both colors. It is usually cross cut or tumbled and polished glassy smooth. Incredibly rare versions of the stone with white bands in …

  • Pyrite

    The mineral pyrite, or iron pyrite, is an iron sulfide with a metallic luster and pale brass-yellow hue. This mineral's coloration have earned it the nickname fool's gold because of its superficial resemblance to gold. Pyrite will occasionally form into …

  • Ravenar

    Ravenar, a glossy, black variety of tourmaline, is also called _schorl_. Ravenar is commonly used for inlay work on daggers, buckles, and the like. Ravenar can be used as an augmenting material in items and spells that create shadows or darkness.

  • Red Tear

    Red tears are teardrop shaped, glossy crystals of vivid cherry-red, blood-crimson, or fiery orange hue. They are found in deep mines or gorge walls where old rock has been exposed. Legends say they are the tears of lovers shed for their beloveds who were …

  • Rock Crystal

    Rock crystals are clear, transparent stones that are generally softer and less wear-resistant than higher-priced gemstones; it sees more use as adornment on furniture and crowns than as everyday jewelry. Rock crystals of particularly fine grade —— that is …

  • Rogue Stone

    Rogue stones are small jewels of a shifting, rainbow-colored, iridescent hue. Their fluid shades of color appear almost liquid under normal sunlight. Rogue stones are extremely rare and always found as singleton gemstones among others in gemstone cashes …

  • Sardonyx

    Sardonyx is a form of onyx with alternating bands of carnelian in a red and white pattern. It has the same magical uses and properties as the jewels known as king's’ tears. Sardonyx gemstones can be used as an augmenting component in spells that ward …

  • Scapra

    This name is given to the finest scapolite stones: pale to medium yellow fancy stones that are soft and easy to cut into facets, but also too soft for use in rings or on clothing. Powdered scapra can be used to augment spells that cure or ward against …

  • Shandon

    Also known as _natrolite_, this fancy stone occurs in slender, colorless crystals that yield tiny faceted gemstones used by skilled clothiers to adorn veils and robes with ornamentations to impart the effect of beads of water glistening on the material. …

  • Smokey Quartz

    Also called _cairngorm_ or _moorland topaz_, smoky quartz ranges from a gritty yellow to brown or black in color. As a black gemstone, it is called _morion_ and often mistaken for black onyx. This semiprecious stone is usually brilliant cut into faceted …

  • Sparkling Night

    A sparkling night is an extremely rare and valuable gem that is rather difficult to find. A sparkling night is described by the few who have enough money to have owned one as a partially transparent deep purple gem that seems to sparkle from within when …

  • Sphene

    Sphene is a soft, brittle precious stone easily worked by unskilled cutters (like scapra). It comes in various yellow to green shades, but a fine emerald green is the most prized hue. Sphene crystals can be cut into beautiful, sparkling, faceted gemstones …

  • Spinel

    Spinel is a translucent, durable precious stone found primarily in three colors: red, blue, and green. Green spinels are the rarest of the three. Spinels have unique dimensional properties and can be used to augment teleportation spells. Spinels are …

  • Star Diopside

    Star diopside is the most prized form of a hard, durable mineral that is rarely found in attractive colors. This mineral is usually too dark green in color for great beauty, but mountain and streambed pebble crystals of pale to medium green hue produce …

  • Star Rose Quartz

    This smoky, rose quartz is asteriated. Most of the stars seen have six arms, but a rarer twelve-arm variety is rumored to exist. Aside from its jewelry uses as a centerpiece in pectorals and earrings worn by mature matrons and courtiers of “old family” …

  • Star Ruby

    A variation of the ruby, red corundum, this jewel is less translucent than a normal ruby and has a white star highlighted at its center (known by gemsmiths as being asteriated). Such stars are caused by the optical properties of the mineral crystal. They …

  • Star Sapphire

    An exceedingly valuable variation of the sapphire, this jewel is less translucent than a normal sapphire and has a white star of four or more points highlighted at its center. Such stars, caused by the optical properties of the mineral, always have an …

  • Sunstone

    Sunstone is a feldspar ornamental stone closely related to moonstone. It is more properly known as _oligoclase_. Sunstone can be colorless or faintly greenish and of facet grade, but most common by far is its softer variety suitable only for being cut …

  • Topaz

    Topaz is a very hard, durable, golden, translucent precious stone found in large crystals in granite. While this form of corundum is usually yellow or brown, it can be made pink, red, or a bright light blue if exposed to great temperatures, such as by …

  • Tourmaline

    Long-crystal tourmaline in its multicolored varieties is considered a fancy stone. The black variations are called [[Ravenar | ravenar]]; they are valued more highly and considered gems. Tourmaline hues vary from green to blue, brown, or red, all in pale …

  • Turquoise

    This opaque, aqua-blue ornamental stone most often has darker blue mottlings. It is also said to bring good luck, especially to animals, children, and (strangely) fools. Horsemen often place a sliver of this stone in a horse'’s harness to bring good luck …

  • Water Opal

    Water opal is a clear, translucent variety of opal with only a play of color to it, like oil on a clear puddle. Transparent opals without a play of color are known as _hyalite_. They are considered inferior and are nigh worthless. Water opals are rare and …

  • Waterstar

    Also known as _achroite_ or colorless tourmaline, waterstar is a rare, colorless, sparkling stone. Only stones of this material that are entirely free of flaws and inclusions are valued for gemstone use (as a fancy stone). Crystals of this flawless type …

  • Violet Garnet

    Violet garnets are the rarest and most valuable variation of garnets. These precious stones are normally isometric in shape, with 12 or 24 faces to a typical crystal, though 36- or 48-faced crystals have been found. Garnets are usually found in granites. …

  • Zarbrina

    Also known as _cerussite_, this very soft, lead-like, colorless mineral is easily cut into brilliant faceted gemstones. This ornamental stone is usually mounted in ceremonial, little-used jewelry or set in small metal claw mounts into the sleeves or …

  • Ziose

    Ziose is the name given by geologists to a particular facet-grade variety of _ziosite_. This rare mineral yields cut stones that flash three vivid hues depending on how the light catches them or in what direction they are viewed: purple, blue, and red; or …

  • Zircon

    A brownish crystal found in igneous (volcanic) rocks, zircon attains a variety of pale colors valued in the gemstone trade through skilled heating and cutting. It is usually cut into facets. These semiprecious stones are occasionally passed off as more …

  • Mookaite

    Mookaite, a silicified siltstone often found on high cliffs, is widely known for its spectacular contrasting color patterns of yellows, creams, reds and maroons. Many specimens of mookaite can accept a very high polish. Mookaite is very reminiscent of the …

  • Augmenting Material Components

    A spellcaster may attempt to use an additional material component or focus to amplify or alter the effects of a spell, though such items are usually fairly expensive. Drawing upon the [[Material Components|Five Principles]], these augmenting components …

  • Example Augmenting Materials

    The following are examples of minor augmenting components and major augmenting components for a small selection of spells. These spells also include discussions of the base material components of the spell and some alternate components for the spell might …

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