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Bonus -10
ST/DU -10/-80
Rarity Common
Weight Modifier ?
Special Properties None
Primary Color ?
Dyeable ?

The modwir tree is a conifer. It is one of the common Elanthian woods.

Modwir needles have a soft, almost fuzzy appearance from a distance, with foliage bunched toward the ends of twigs so that the overall texture might best be described as clumpy. It tends to send out five branches a year in a whorl around its central stem. The upper branches tend to arch strongly upward, spaced widely enough apart on older trees so that each branch can be distinguished from a distance. Its cones are five or six inches long, narrowly cylindrical and chocolate brown in color. They remain closed and green the first year, ripen, turn brown, relax their scales and release seeds the second year. The modwir is relatively swift of growth. A seedling will reach a height of a hundred feet and a trunk diameter of thirty to fifty inches in thirty years. The mature bark is scaly grey with irregular but generally vertical grooves, often marked with white streaks of gum of resin from broken branches. The wood has long been prized for ship-building.

List of Modwirs as Gem

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.
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a piece of petrified modwir

Description:   Grooves, veins, and rings running through this irregular rectangle of rock recount its past existence as a living tree. By some remarkable power, the wood has been replaced with deep brown crystal, which shines with a rich luster despite its pitted surface.