AND HUES OF
are some of the more well-known shades and hues of known in
Santharia. They can be found on any
artist's palette and in fact the proportions of pigment which go to make up
these colours can be purchased from the gnomish
alchemists in major cities in small leaden tubes or tiny ceramic pots with these
proprietary names on them...
And while not everyone may know about "Karikrimson" or "Injohue", the merest child can understand what shades are represented by "Yealm Reed" or "Cinnabark"!
List of Colours.
The following list comprises detailed descriptions of the most important
Santharian hues and colours. You can also
move over the colours at the palette to the right for short descriptions.
The following list starts at the top of the palette and spirals clockwise inward:
It is said that the Sea Goddess Baveras has eyes of this oceanic shade, seeming to change from blue to green depending upon the light.
The name of this pigment comes from the colour of the common paper-loving moss (sou'cald) which tends to infest scholars’ studies, growing on neglected tomes and documents.
“…the magnificent indescribable blue (for which) the pottery of Uderza is famous …” - Southern scholar Talia Sturmwind
The colour of a fully ripe and delectable waterberry, a tasty fruit which grows near streams and rivers, and of the pies and jams produced from it.
The dye produced from fireweed, “a brightly hued sea-weed, native to the shores and seas of the continent of Aeruillin,” is this characteristic deep red colour. – Scholar Amuwen
The fruit and pits of the otherwise unappealing Teki tree gives this popular dye its brilliant long-lasting shade.
Blood-red is this colour, used on the coat of arms of the Kasumarii tribe in Cyhalloi, trained assassins – artists claim actual blood is used in the mixing of the paint.
A pink so rich and rose-hued one can almost smell the scent of the deep forest flower from which it takes its name.
Fyrite is a beautifully-shaded ore, found only at the deepest levels of dwarven mining, which produces a unique pinkish decorative metal.
A soft peach tint is typical of the deep-sea ‘rocks’ that are claimed by the merfolk to be living plants before they break them off and bring them to the surface for trade with sailors.
The greenish-gold tint of the first spring leaves infuses this pigment; appropriately enough its name is from the elvish styrá, meaning ‘nature’.
Sognasthos, or 'emerald', is the jewel of the sixth month; the dwarves chose this deep green stone to represent the ample summer, and the paint here reflects its rich beauty.
This is the soft grayish-green hue of Herne ore, a pyrite which when smelted and forged by dwarven smiths, produces a beautifully dappled camouflage armor.
“The name is a combination of cerulean and bell, as the flowers of this elegant plant are a azure blue color…” - Rayne Avalotus, elven poetess
The Allia flower is a soft lavender shade; its poisonous purple berries are used for dying clothing and other cosmetic purposes.
The metal Ithildin, or Moonsilver, is a close relative of mithril. This silvery-grey pigment mimics its unpolished natural colour when found as ore.
Also ‘Urmarilion’ or ‘Topazum’, this soft yellow mimics the gemstone which represents the ninth month of the dwarven year.
Vivid orange is popular as a tunic colour among the all-female Sor’inyt desert tribe of Aeruillin, although the name may also come from the bright blossoms of the totit plant that is intimately interwoven with their culture.
A lush, velvety brown that immediately evokes the nose-tingling scent of the cinnabark pine and its dark inner bark that produces the tangy cinna spice.
Towering above all other trees of the forest, the black-barked adlemir populates the elven forests of the Quallion and Sharadon; this lovely brown comes from its humble ‘sinm’, the small pebble-sized seed case of the tree.
This rich black which draws the eye into its endless depths is typical of the lava flows and volcanic rocks of the fabled Norong'Sorno volcano in the Ráhaz-Dáth Desert.
Ice-white is the predominant colour of the Cyhalloain Tundra, and ice-white is also this opaque pigment which looks as though it would be frosty to the touch.
Information provided by Bard Judith