Drakewood is an Official GemStone IV Document, and it is protected from editing.
Found in the jungles around the city of Sharath and the settlement of Eh'lah, the drakewood tree is known for its beautiful cross-cut patterns and grain, as well as the initial visual of the ebon, scale-like bark formations reminiscent of the hide of a dragon. The tree can grow to a height of over forty feet, but these are rare, with most trees about fifteen feet before being harvested. The thick, fern-like canopy has many uses with the fibers being strong when woven into fabric. The flexible wood is perfect for instruments and the patterned heartwood usually has a ring of wavering lines similar to flames shaded in various tones of reds and oranges. Some trees display a star-like center pattern within the flames. When crafted by a master, the grain is all the decoration that an instrument needs. When treated correctly, the wood will show off the beautiful flame-like pattern.
While the Dhe'nar are traders, they prize instruments and other items crafted from this rare wood and would be reluctant to part with it. In addition to instruments, this wood has been carved into small items and jewelry. Any woodworker with skill can work with the wood, it is not limited to Dhe'nar, but it should be supplied until more is traded out of Sharath and Eh'lah.