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Drellisian Crystal

Common Name Drellisian Crystal
Alchemical Name Drellisite
Color Blue
Transparency 45%
Self Illuminating Yes, dimly
Frequency Rare
Typical Value 250 gp per gram

This deep blue crystal is saturated with dark essence and radiates such in its light. The mere proximity of such a crystal disrupts the flow of magic and causes magical essence to curdle like sour milk. Drellisite is formed when certain crystals are exposed to dark essence for a great length of time. Drellisite, like Kirrallite, forms in shallow rock, near the surface. This stone is referred to as Takyran Holy Stone by the baenites and is an important element of Ashali mysticism and is associated with their sun god, Takyr.

Drellisite is rare and quite valuable. It can unravel defensive spells, protective auras and the like. A thief so armed can sneak into a wizard's tower and not fear the wizard's protective spells. Such a stone can even the playing field. A smart warrior or thief can use a drellisian crystal to deal with magic without magical skill. However, drellisian crystals are so rare that most would not recognize it as such.

The exact effect of a drellisite crystal depends greatly on its size and the nature of the spell encountered. A small stone will have limited range and be effective against only minor magicks. Powerful spells will still function. Larger stones will have a greater effect on magic, will be able to "disable" stronger spells and have a greater range. The anti-magic effect decreases with distance. The edge of the effect is typically about one meter per gram.

Wizards also prize these stones as they are valuable in spell research and the crafting of enchanted items. However, in such cases, the crystals are usually kept in heavily lead lined chests. The radiant energy from these crystals not only unravels spell energy, but also makes mages feel sick if they have spells prepared.

Drellisian crystals are sometimes mounted on manacles. Such manacles are very effective at binding a wizard and preventing him from casting any spells, but such manacles are rare.


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