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Thanot is one of many trees that can be found in Elanthia. A sturdy, bluish shrub that grows in rocky soil, it is hardy to even high altitudes and in southern dry climates. The thanot has long enjoyed its reputation to protect against enchantment. It is still a practice in remote areas to place sprigs of thanot over the main door of the house and also worn on the person to ward off false enchantment -- the evil eye. The shrub is small, seldom as much as forty feet tall, and usually misshapen. Thanots produce vivid red berries, but possess long, poisonous barbs that make gathering the fruit a hazard. Examine a red thanot berry and you will discover that unlike many other fruits that bear just a round hollow or dimple opposite their stalks, it carries a tiny, five-pointed star, or pentagram -- the ancient magical symbol of protection.

List of Thanots as Gems

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 thanot

Description:   This thin stone cylinder is approximately half the length of a human's hand, and, on the outside, unimpressive in its greyish hue and roughened texture. At either of the circular ends, however, the dark blue crystal that makes up its interior can be seen, rich with luster and secret beauty concealed by the unprepossessing grey exterior.

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