This is fairly cool, but I have a question. Since the toys have been around for a while, do they show wear (such as features smoothing down with time or missing limbs), or do they look pristine--you know, other than the rotting flesh? Go to Comment
It was the most unworthy of crystals, that claimed the biggest prize and the title of Master Jeweller last year. Possessing the hardness of a true gem, it is too ugly: a thin layer of the fine material is wrapped around a chunk of ore. Most craftsmen ignore it, or use strips of it to set into cheapest jewelry for peasants. Miners keep some as oddities.
But a few of them have more layers. A crafty student has studied them in deepest detail. He drilled a tiny hole into the crystal, and washed it out with an acidic solution, dissolving the ugly stone. It took him weeks. And then he made the ultimate gift for king's little baby: a rattle of natural crystal, translucent and beautiful, one stone in another sparkling in ever new ways.
Last years, there was only one. This year, you can bet there will be a few more. Go to Comment
Silverrock-This mineral is easy to shape and glitters in sunlight or under water. It is several times more common then silver.
Amberglow-not a rock but a sap from a grove of trees within the Sorcery Springs Geyser Basin, access to which is tightly controled by the rangers. It soaks up sunlight by day and glows brightly at night, and can be made into amulets and the like to appear magical. Go to Comment
While nice to see someone finally put up something of this nature I am beside myself in wondering why its HoH material. Yes its a good idea to have a list such as this out there for all to read and use, but at least two game systems I have already has a list such as this, and they added possibly magical properties reputedly that the gems possess.
Again, a great idea and I think it will do wonders as a Strolen group effort but I've seen it before done with a much grander scale and much more detail. However, I noticed some of the gems were in fact unique and that gets a better than dull vote by me. Good work, but lets expand some. Go to Comment
These brilliant pearls are near-transparent, appearing more like spherical diamonds then classic pearls. Not from the underworld, they are found only in oysters retrived from the deepest waters - oceanic trenches. And woe to the jeweler that mistakes these for true gemstones and attempts to cut it, for the pearl is under immense strain - imparted from its decades growing under miles of water. Should its surface be cut, it will shatter with explosive force, causing significant injury to any nearby. Go to Comment
I dunno, I could see it in the lower-class regions of the bigger cities in Kuramen, although the goblin's background would have to alter a bit... In the dregs, you take your life in your own hands if you willingly sleep somewhere that isn't sealed against intrusion... Go to Comment
A military organization, the Stalkers are a hunting/mining militia that are known for wearing full body shrouds that easily hide them in snow and other slushy terrain. The lightly armored warriors are known for the speed, stealth, and the vicious wounds inflicted by their hunting hatchets. Many of the Stalkers keep crop-eared warhounds with them, both for hunting, companionship, and in war.