Campaign of the Month: January 2015
Skies of Glass
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 most commonly have six points, though other even-numbered combinations are possible. Of every hundred rubies or so, one is a star. Used as a augmenting spell component, star rubies have incredibly varied and often unpredictable results. The one consistent use found for it has made it highly sought after by transmuters. Transmutation spells cast with these stones under the night sky are more capable of more radical and durable transformations, supposedly allowing polymorph spells to create unique mutations outside the spell’s normal purview.