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Official Name Dragoncite
Common Nicknames Dragon Tear, Caius Shards
Origin Unknown
Uses Religious, Utility
Rarity Rare
Accessibility Upper Class

Dragoncite is one of the rarest minerals in Aloria. Its history is vague and mysterious, which has prompted much speculation as to its origin. To Draconists, however, the answer is clear and it has earned the nickname of “Dragon Tears.” The crystal appears in a teardrop shape with a fiery coloration. Unless something drastically changes in Aloria, likely, these crystals will only continue to get rarer and rarer with every passing century.


Dragoncite has a mysterious history, shrouded from the world by the background nature of worship of the Dragons, and the Dragons themselves. Draconists postulate a range of origins for the material, from the tears of Caius to the crystalized vapors of creation itself from Daiana, to the product of some plot by Triton long forgotten. For some reason, Dragoncite has remained tied to the Dragons for millennia. Scant records exist among modern Maraya libraries from their Meraic ancestors, and while the Allorn Empire itself was moot on Dragons, it is said a piece of Dragoncite was a gift from Talea to each of her children on her 400th birthday, and scattered mentions suggest that the material was also found and used by other Elves in Allorn times. The Eronidas also came into contact with Dragoncite in distant Westafar, and they treasured it enormously. However, as the Cataclysm grew closer, and the Dragons vanished from the world, Dragoncite slowly vanished as well. Little to none made the trip with the Eronidas from Westafar, mentions of the material stop in the Allorn Empire around 3000 BC, and the simple Ailor tribes and civilizations from lands such as Corontium who worshiped the Dragons saw the material turned into treasured heirlooms that were ultimately lost. In the three centuries to follow the Cataclysm, Dragoncite slowly saw a resurgence as ancient objects were uncovered, and rare examples of the material again appeared. In 193 AC, an Archon stowaway aboard a Regalian naval ship was found to possess a piece of Dragoncite, being the most public incident involving the material to date, with everything else being mere rumor and conjecture. Many nobles and wealthy individuals hide their Dragoncite away, but some among their number begin to bring it out as their faith grows in both significance and numbers with each passing year since the return of the Dragons to the world.



Dragoncite exclusively occurs as a tear-dropped-shaped crystal, with some known for a slight curve in the thin part of the tear. It possesses a range of warm colorations, from bright red to faint orange that appear swirled inside of the crystal.

General Uses

Despite the rarity of Dragoncite, the time they existed during the era of the Allorn Empire has provided limited records of their two utility-based uses. The first occurs when the crystal is crushed, which results in a sudden burn of deep crimson fire that is said to burn hot at first, and it goes from purple to blue, and then to red. This extremely hot blaze lasts for anywhere between two to three days before abruptly fizzling out. The second use is that the remaining small shards of the broken crystal (referred to as Dragoncite Dust in Elven records) survive the heat and when combined with water, produce the ultimate fire-resistant varnish. As for the religious uses of Dragoncite, the tear-shaped crystal is commonly an item of reverence and great respect among the Draconist faith community. While tied to a few particular gods, or at least theorized to, any Dragon faithful eagerly seeks out the use of the substance, as it is considered a sign from the Dragons to allow someone to own the material.


Dragoncite is a naturally warm crystal, nothing intense enough to harm skin, but enough to provide body warmth even when facing a blizzard. When destroyed, it creates a blaze intense enough to incinerate material instantly, a bright flare of power that lasts for two days before at last dying away.


  • At last estimate, there were approximately three dozen publicly known pieces of Dragoncite left in the world today. However, this was only an estimate, as the families or ancient individuals mentioned to possess a piece of this rare material did so in the past, and are not often as clear in the present.
  • Where Dragoncite even comes from is a mystery. While some believe the material can be mined, others feel it naturally manifests into the world in a dark place, often a cavern near a Dragon Temple, waiting to be discovered.

Writers HydraLana
Processors FireFan96, MantaRey
Last Editor HydraLana on 12/18/2023.

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