The World of Hassria
Gem of Brightness
Bringing light to the dark corners of Hassria
This crystal appears to be a long, rough prism. Upon utterance of a command word, the crystal emits bright light of one of three sorts.
One command word causes the gem to shed light as a lantern. This use of the gem does not expend any charges.
Another command word causes the gem of brightness to send out a bright ray 1’ diameter and 50’ long. Any creature struck by this beam is blinded for 1d4 rounds unless it makes a saving throw versus spells. This use of the gem expends 1 charge.
The third command word causes the gem to flare in a blinding flash of light that fills a 30’ long cone that is 5’ wide at its terminal end. Although this glare lasts but a moment, any creature within the cone must make a saving throw versus spells or be blinded for 1d4 rounds; permanent damage results, and beings suffer a like penalty to hit indefinitely unless cure blindness,heal, or similar magic is used. This use expends 5 charges.
Magical darkness negates the effects of the gem. A gem of brightness has 50 charges; when all its charges are expended, the gem crumbles to dust.Denagar currently carries this item