THE ARTIFACTS AND RELICS OF CAELERETH

BOOKS AND TOMES - ORBS AND SEER DEVICES - CLOTHING AND JEWELRY
MISCELLANEOUS ARTIFACTS - WEAPONS

Caelereth holds many amazing objects called artifacts. Artifacts are special in some way that sets them apart from other items that may normally be found in Caelereth. Some artifacts are one-of-a-kind objects, others may have unique magical properties, and almost all of them are quite ancient. These artifacts may be highly prized and are sought after for power or prestige while others are lost to the world or are merely legend. There are various categories of artifacts such as books and tomes, orbs and seer devices, clothing and jewelry, and other miscellaneous artifacts. Artifacts known to Caelereth at this time are as follows:

I. BOOKS AND TOMES

The Book of Knowledge

BOOK OF KNOWLEDGE, THE ("GARNESH-RHUN")
The Book of Knowledge, the Great Book ("Garnesh-Rhun"), or Dead Lord's Book, definitely is among the most intriguing artifacts known to Santharian scholars. Whether it really ever existed is heavily debated of course like at most very powerful artifacts, but this Book espeically always seems to have been the reason for many curious people to start adventuring in the most dangerous places possible in order to retrieve it from forsaken ruins or the claws of a monster. - What is so special about this Book is that the Book of Knowledge obviously was created with and still is maintained by extremely powerful magic. It is said to be capable of telling the reader practically anything - everything the reader knows, but has forgotten, what he/she will once know or might want to know. However, as with most artifacts of such great power, there is a price.
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DAEDHIR, THE ("BOOK OF ALL FEARS")
The Daedhir is one of the most mysterious and weird books in Nybelmarian history, written by the exiled and very secretive Venlaken mages. More than a century before the Year of Darkness an internal conflict broke the Mage Guild of the Nybelmarian nation of Anis-Anpagan in two main branches. One of these branches started to focus their researches towards modifying the essence of things and towards the possibility of transgression for such essences. Eventually they ended up by searching a means to preserve one's spirit even after the body is dead. After the Anpagan Republican Wars these mages were all exiled in the western swamplands, which are now named the "Venlaken Enclave". The "Daedhir" or the "Book of All Fears" is their most treasured writing, actually the very thing which, they claim, stands at the foundation of their beliefs. However, the book's exact purpose still remains to a large extent absolutely unknown and a topic for speculation... Return to the top
 

TOME OF TIME, THE
The book is said to instigate a plethora of strange magical abilities, unexplainable even by scholars, though many theories have been proposed. The most famous of these is the ability for the owner to bestow elongated life, the attribute from which the artifact derives its name, upon those he wishes. Though the tome's pages are filled with many ancient incantations that are nearly undecipherable and are believed to predate the catastrophic war of the chosen, providing a promising glimpse at the power of the past.
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II. ORBS AND SEER DEVICES

CHÁN'VÁI ORB, THE ("ORB OF SIGHT")
It is said that this mythical artifact held immense power. It was said to have the ability to allow an individual to view anywhere in the world that they could mentally envision. They would then be able to cast any magical spell without the worry of any repercussions against oneself. Eventually, it was decided that the powers of the Chán'vai were too great and from that point on the Orb of Sight was hidden away.
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IONMIS GLOBE, THE
A small cut emerald globe the size of a child's fist. It allows those of the Ylfferhim who are endowed with limited predictative powers to be granted a greater understanding of future events. By gazing into the centre of the globe, it is believed that events that will come to pass may be perceived.
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The Orb of Bluestride

ORB OF BLUESTRIDE, THE
The Orb of Bluestride is the only remaining token of the third-greatest Archmage in Ximaxian history: Xarl Bluestride. The Orb, once activated by contact with one of the Eleven Staffs, summons some fraction of Bluestride's mind to offer his wisdom and advice on whatever is troubling the Orb's user. Return to the top
 

SOUL OF THE CITY DIAMOND, THE ("MORONGETYR")
The stone is one of the most impressive jewels in all of Caelereth. The Soul of the City has the shape of an orb and its surface is smooth and the black colour is very deep. Some people insist that they can see things moving inside the orb, much like the
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The Sungems

SUNGEMS, THE ("MEZKHIRRIL")
hThe Sungems are three ancient jewels that trace their origins back to the creation of Caelereth. They were believed to be a gift from the Sun God Foiros to Urtengor, God of the Forge. Their light and power allow plants to grow even in the darkest of places. The term "gems" might mislead people into thinking these artifacts are small, but indeed, they are not. They are shaped like orbs with a diameter of nearly 1 ½ palmspans. Return to the top
 

III. CLOTHING AND JEWELRY

Jamliso's Ring of Healing

JAMLISO'S RING OF HEALING ("NEHTOR'S RING")
This ring is single band a mixture of silver and mithral that is highly polished. It is etched with a parallel band circling the ring at each edge. It is endowed with magic to size to any finger by whoever wears it; also it heals the wearer after they are injured.
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KEEP'S HEART DIAMOND, THE
Legendary acidgreen diamond of magical origin and immeasurable wealth. Recovered by the first Santharian King, Santhros the Wise, from the deepest tomb under the Thalambathian Keep in the year of the unification. Now said to be part of the Royal Treasury at New-Santhala.
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The Heart of Daionis Amulet

HEART OF DAIONIS AMULET, THE
The amulet gives solice and peace to those who have lost someone. It also can grant knowledge from the dead. It is said to allow free communication between the bearer and the dead. This amulet creates a doorway between the astral plane and the bearer's mind, allowing one of the dead to communicate with the bearer, in the bearer's mind. Return to the top
 

The Tear of Blood

TEAR OF BLOOD NECKLACE, THE
The Tear of Blood appears to be a simple necklace and consists of a golden chain and a tear shaped ruby. The Tear of Blood is said to be able to track anyone that still lives in this world, but the necklace must first come into contact with their blood. Return to the top

 

The Terquán Robe

TERQUÁN ROBE, THE
A robe that when put it around your shoulders enables the wearer to levitate or transform into an animal. Some say, it was a magical device only to be used by powerful mages who knew extraordinary spells. Return to the top

 

Thromgolin's Coronal

THROMGOLIN'S CORONAL (KYRANIAN CROWN)
The crown was made of steel and sits neatly over the head, curving up over the ears, typical of the helmets worn by members of the Kyranian military. An amethyst stone is inlaid into the middle of its front. Thromgolin's Coronal was handed down from one king to the next and acted as a symbol of their authority over the lands of Kyrania. Return to the top

 

V. MISCELLANEOUS

The Horn of the Heavens

HORN OF THE HEAVENS, THE
One of the most sought after instruments in all of musical history, is the fabled Horn of the Heavens. Said to have been crafted by the gods themselves, this heavenly horn supposedly has a magical sound that is matched by no other. Lost entirely, all that lingers of this horn are strands of legend passed down through myth. Recently uncovered scriptures and glyphs however, tell a different tale. They state that the Horn of the Heavens is more fact than fiction and still remains intact, buried deep beneath Sarvonian sands. This theory has come under fierce debate, particularly amongst the Masterbards of Bardavos.
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V. WEAPONS

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 Date of last edit 5th Rising Sun 1670 a.S.

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