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By weight, emeralds are the most valuble gems in the real world, though value can be reduced by inclusions. In Elanthia, emeralds remain high in value. Emeralds are a type of beryl that are colored green by chromium or sometimes iron. Like all beryls, they are formed within water and therefore contain water molecules.[1]

Emeralds are symbols of many Arkati. Aeia and Imaera are each symbolized by the emerald due to their attachments to nature, while followers of Luukos favors emeralds due to the association with poison and snakes. Additionally, it is said that Koar has eyes of an emerald-green hue, which is related to the existence to the Eye-of-Koar emerald.

Elementally, emeralds are attuned to earth.

List of Emeralds

Note: The rarities listed are estimates and depend on the status of the treasure system in the area hunted. Average values listed are approximations and are generally taken from the sell values of a character selling gems with no trading bonus. See the Trading article for more information on variations of sell values.
Rarity: Extremely Rare
Average value: 4500 - 6500
Location: Teras Isle

a dragonfire emerald

Description:   Large and a brilliant transparent green, a dragonfire emerald displays a crimson glow deep in its heart. Despite the center's fiery appearance, the gem emits no heat. At times the glow suddenly expands, nearly filling the emerald with its bright red coloration. Then it slowly contracts until it is just a small glowing ember once again.


Rarity: Extremely Rare
Average value: 6000
Location: Elven Nations

a dragon's-tear emerald

Description:   Tiny inclusions glitter in the deep green dragon's-tear emerald. The color of the stone is akin to forest shadows at the edges, but it brightens to a vibrant hue like sun-touched leaves in the center, where green and golden fire shine and shift constantly whenever the gem is turned. When light glances over its exterior at certain angles, it reflects back in a startling sky-blue shade rather than ordinary white.


Rarity: Unknown
Average value: Unknown
Location: Unknown

a dwarf-cut emerald

Description:   Tiny inclusions glitter in the deep green dwarf-cut emerald. The color of the stone is akin to forest shadows at the edges, but it brightens to a vibrant hue like sun-touched leaves in the center, where green and golden fire shine and shift constantly whenever the gem is turned. When light glances over its exterior at certain angles, it reflects back in a startling sky-blue shade rather than ordinary white.


Rarity: Rare
Average value: 5000
Location: Any

an uncut emerald

Description:   About the size of a thumbnail, this intense, grass green stone is an emerald in an unpolished state. The hexagonal gem has a slight bluish undertone and several tiny black inclusions.


Rarity: Extremely Rare
Average value: 3500 - 5500
Location: Teras Isle

a star emerald

Description:   Deep green, a star emerald combines a magnificent external luster with a fascinating radiant internal pattern. Star-shaped thin black rays emanate from the emerald's center, as if an explosion was suddenly frozen and placed in the heart of the gem, forever locked inside the solid, transparent green sea.


Rarity: Extremely Rare
Average value: High
Location: The Rift

an eye-of-Koar emerald

Description:   The emerald is not only large, but the dramatic depths glimpsed within its facets would rival sunlight reflecting off sparkling water. The stone's color is a green so vibrant, it threatens to surpass the restrictions of sight and express its perfection in fragrance as well as beauty.
THIS PAGE CONTAINS SPOILERS

There are two special uses for an eye-of-Koar emerald. (Click on [Expand] to the right to view spoilers.)

Group Fogging to the Sands from inside The Rift

To use it, you MUST have at LEAST 10,000 silver coins ON YOU. Only the person raising the emerald needs the 10k, the group members do not. Then you simply RAISE it while you're in the Rift and you get transported, as observed below. The 10k silvers will be taken when the ability is used.

>[The Rift]
Purple blood flows over the floor, making footing hazardous and slick. As it moves to the south, it slowly turns red, brought to life by the breeze flowing through. The walls squeeze in and out, forcing the blood to move south and east. The floor ripples beneath your feet as worms burrow through, tooth-filled maws breaking the surface violently then diving back below.
Also here: Group Member
Obvious exits: northeast, southeast, west
> 
wealth
You have 10793 coins with you.
>
THA-THUMP.

>raise my emerald
You close your eyes and concentrate as you raise your Eye-of-Koar emerald.
The emerald flickers brightly, and the natural navette shape of the gem makes it resemble the blinking eye of a great wyrm. Your skin begins to tingle as the eerie feeling of being watched steals over you.

You get the pleasant feeling that one of life's burdens has been lifted from you.

The surroundings ripple, tinted with a vibrant green light, and your vision begins to fade as you feel yourself being pulled away.
[Altar of the Elder]
The ledge is more generous than it appeared from the lower stone platform, which now looks extremely narrow and far below. The view from here of the monumental ice sculpture reveals its top to be as superbly detailed as its other aspects. Incongruously, a pool of clear, sapphire-colored water lies between the ledge and an immense statue of a sleeping drake, its recumbent body curled around a large throne on the pool's northern edge. You also see a flight of steps.
Also here: Group Member
Obvious exits: up
The Eye-of-Koar emerald in your hand crumbles into fine, sparkling dust.
Roundtime: 5 sec.
Granting a Deed

It has one other use -- and this one can be used OUTSIDE the Rift (unlike the fogging feature, which is just limited to inside the Rift). If you have 20,000 silvers or more on you and you RAISE it, you'll receive a deed. This is true for every member in your group that has 20,000 silvers or more on them as well. This is also true in the fogging scenario -- if you raise the emerald with 20k + you will fog AND receive a deed. 20k for a deed is rather costly, but again, if you're in the Rift coins are just a waste anyway.

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