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November 29, 2006, 12:21 pm

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It is only the size of a thumb, but when this spakling stone burns with an inner fire, the destiny of holder changes.

It is a thumbsized, flattened egg shaped oval. It appears to be an white opal of incredible hardness.

In centuries past these stones were the symbols of the Dragon Knights, The Worthies of the Order of Eternal Flames. They were normally worn on the back of their riding gauntlets, but some riders wore them as crests on their jackets or as a necklass stone. A few were mounted into knives and swords. (The Ancesteral Sword of the House of Bolander has such a stone - as they were long supporters of the Order in the earlier age.) 

Since the fall of the last age and the five kingdoms, these stones have been scattered… there was no Order left to concentrate on finding them. These stones have found their way into a variety of settings and places. Now they are nothing more than pretty stones. Or so people think.

Magical Properties:

The Gem is normall “dull”, appearing as an white opal. When being held by one who is Worthy - of the Order of the Eternal Flame - it will brighten, with an internal fire.  When held by its “choosen”, those whos destiny they have created, it glows.

The Gem allows the Choosen to be call a Dragon Partner/ Mount.  With some time and work, it will allow the Worthy to communicate with the Dragon Partner.

In the days of old, there was an entire range of magic utilizing the stones. According to the stories, the effects include generating a dazzling light to blind foes (temporarily), gently illuminating an area, calling forth a sword of power, allowing super human leaping ability, and healing. Those techniques have been lost, but if someone had a choosen stone, they could learn many of these with time and effort.

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Ancient Gamer
February 21, 2005, 23:23
These gems caught my fancy! While they are not ingenious, they certainly awoke my imagination. A solid 4/5
March 1, 2005, 9:14
This post is really nothing without the others. All four posts that are linked together are required to be viewed before any of them make great sense. In reality, they are one post with four different ways to access it.
September 30, 2005, 14:41
This is kind of cool. Dragon riding Lensmen. Jedi-sh. Then again, all sorts of mystic knights kind of run together. Where is the campaign setting for these? Are you running it somewhere?
Voted Stephie
April 1, 2008, 0:45
Very good work on these opals.
Voted valadaar
April 29, 2013, 21:42
A good plot device.

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       By: Strolen

In nature, for instance, a rhino has flies and ticks etc, that live on the hide and live off the blood. Rhino will visit and lie in ponds where turtles will clean the underwater portion of the ticks and a species of bird will clean the the top of ticks and other parasites. What if where the characters camp there were a species of animals that lived off wounds of the creatures. PCs camp. Anybody with wounds on there body are soon covered with small rodent - insect - shadows - whatever. Would immediately see it as a threat I would imagine. But perhaps one of the wounded didn't wake up when it happened, and when they did finally wake they were completely healed. Perhaps somebody was warned of something attacking them but they were able to notice that the wound was actually getting smaller instead of larger. Or maybe they successfully beat the creatures off them and don't notice an improvement, marking this place never to rest at ever again....later learn that villagers send their wounded there but they keep it a guarded secret because they don't want all the attention or traffic and what comes with such a special gift. Could turn into something more too if characters decide to start blabbing about it.

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