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Use Weapons
Bonus -5
ST/DU -15/-50
Rarity Infrequent
Weight Modifier 140%
Primary Color Black
Dyeable Unknown

Lethally sharp, obsidian weapons are also quite brittle. The sheer force of a blow from an obsidian-edged sword is said to be capable of cleaving a horse in two. Of course, obsidian-tipped projectiles are almost incapable of causing serious injury to armored men.

Obsidian is a naturally occurring glass which is formed by volcanic material rapidly cooling.

List of Obsidians 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.
Average value:

a piece of obsidian

Description:   One edge of the glassy shard is sharp enough to cut an unwary finger. Dim outlines of shapes beyond can be seen through the translucent stone, cast into shadow by the jet black hue.

Average value:

a piece of spiderweb obsidian

Description:   Delicate white lines spread over the small piece of volcanic glass in a pattern similar to an orb weaver's graceful web. The pale tendrils are opaque, contrasting with their translucent black background.

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