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Emeralds is a mineral that has been sought-after for centuries across [[Aloria]], first by the [[Elven Empire]] for its green color, and later by [[Ailor]] nobility and upperclassmen for the prestige that could be brought from owning a piece. Emeralds are often paired with [[Silver]] in jewelry as the mineral possesses no abilities and more substantial pieces like statuettes made entirely out of Emeralds would be far too expensive to produce. In recent years the only modern source of the mineral, the distant island of [[Eriu-Innis]], has reported that their veins are beginning to become depleted, which has started a buying frenzy as well as plans being made to survey Eriu-Innis more extensively for Emeralds. Without any more Emerald mines, a significant source of revenue for the [[Regalian Empire]] will be lost and Eriu-Innis is threatened to be left on its own once more.
Emeralds are a mineral that has been sought-after for centuries across [[Aloria]], first by the [[Allorn Empire]] for its green color and later by [[Ailor]] nobility and upperclassmen for the prestige that could be brought from owning a piece. Emeralds are often paired with [[Silver]] in jewelry; more substantial pieces like statuettes made entirely out of Emeralds would be far too expensive to produce, save for those artisans of the [[Dread Empire]] in the Far West. In recent years, Emerald mines have gradually dried up in [[Daen]] and in [[Corontium]], [[The Emerald Isles]] has also reported that their veins are beginning to become depleted. This began a buying frenzy that remains intact to this day due to the loss of the Isles to the Allorn Empire. Without more Emerald mines to replace those lost, a significant source of revenue for the [[Regalian Empire]] will vanish and many wealthy individuals over the world will be without one of their most favorite gemstones.


==History==
==History==
Emeralds have a long and sorted history with Aloria since the rise of the Elven Empire. Due to their worship of [[Estel]] and her Pantheon, Elven culture was for a time deeply involved in discovering minerals and substances that reflected nature. Emerald was just such a mineral and when it was discovered in [[Daendroc]], there was much rejoicing. Later when the [[Varran Empire]] fell, it was also discovered to exist in [[Ithania]], resulting in a small but steady stream of the mineral to the upper class of the Empire. Unfortunately, the mines in Ithania began to run dry but the nearby island of Arvost was discovered to possess the green gemstone along with several other minerals. Establishing an outpost, the northern Elven princes extracted minerals from the island at a steady pace until the [[Cataclysm]]. In Daendroc, the mines were already running dry as well, and the catastrophe simply closed them for good, with no more Emeralds deemed to exist on the continent.  
Emeralds have a long history with Aloria since the rise of the Allorn Empire. Due to their worship of [[Estel]] and her [[Pantheon]], the green material was heavily prized in early [[Altalar]] society. Some have argued that this was partly the reason for the Altalar to invade the ancient [[Asha]] as Emeralds were known even in that old time to be found in [[Ithania]]. Thus, when their nation fell, many Asha were soon put to work mining the mineral. Unfortunately, these deposits proved quite limited and ran out before Empress [[Talea]] even passed away. During the Consolidation that followed her reign, other veins were uncovered and mined such as on [[Arvost]], but none were deeper and richer than those in the [[Far West]], which were extensively mined over the next two millennia. Sadly, by that time, the Far West went dark from the rest of the Empire as the future [[Kathar]] formed there and came to dominate the region utterly. When the [[Wildering]] rocked Daen most mines immediately collapsed, either from environmental factors such as the landmass changing or because of the mass revolt of slaves that followed the loss of [[Magic]] by their Altalar masters. In the wake of this event, Arvost and a scarce few other places in Daen were, for almost 200 years, the only places to acquire Emeralds as the Dread Empire maintained the monopoly on their sources, not trading them with outsiders. When Arvost ran out shortly before 200 AC, some thought that it was only a matter of time until the [[Void]] [[Elves]] were alone in possessing new pieces of the verdant gemstone.


The Ithanian mines ran out shortly after that, and for a time, Arvost was the only source of Emeralds in Aloria before slowly the island’s mines became depleted; with Emeralds as one of the first minerals to go. Emerald prices skyrocketed and families jealousy kept what few pieces they had, turning them into a status symbol. In 226 AC, a Regalian cargo vessel limped into the capital city of the Regalian Empire with tales of a faraway population of tall, green-eyed Ailor. It would take 70 years, but eventually, the Empire would come to explore this land and discover that this land, Eriu-Innis, contained Emeralds. Attempts to mine the Emeralds were rocky at first, as problems with the constant rain, a food shortage, and the odd locals deterred the Regalians, but at last, in 299 AC, Emeralds began to flow out into Aloria once more. Today, the Regalian Empire monopolizes the emerald trade through control of Eriu-Innis and the mineral can only be acquired by the wealthy upper class of the nation. Unfortunately, it looks as though Emeralds may again fade from Aloria as the few veins of the green gemstone have begun to shrink. This has prompted extensive searches on the rainswept island for more veins, with the Regalians aided by the local [[Claith]] population who are somewhat desperate to remain in contact with the outside world. Only time will tell if these fears prove true.  
But that is when The Emerald Isles entered the scene. Isolated for centuries on the fringes of Corontium, the [[Aontaithe]] Ailor of the region finally left their land, exploring foreign shores and drawing eyes from shadowed parties. Their homeland had been known to the Allorn Empire as a place of riches, but one out of reach of the Altalar despite their many efforts. Now though, for unknown reasons, the Isles were open enough to allow the inhabitants to leave, and also draw in outsiders. The Regalian Empire acted with imperial aggression, setting up what amounted to illegal mining operations in the region and easily rebuffing efforts to dislodge them. Over time however, the Aontaithe grew more sophisticated, and in 309 AC, a diplomatic and political blunder by certain officials in the government freed the Isles from their formal deals with the Regalian Empire. Within hours, the reborn Allorn Empire swooped in and took the region for itself. The Emerald mines of Daen remain depleted and limited in number to the point that being an Emerald miner is a very well-paid, prestigious role in the community, hence why the Allorn were willing to reach so far beyond their territory to take a new source of the material. As for the Dread Empire, they still horde the gemstone, and so Emeralds will remain a rare and valuable treasure in Aloria for the foreseeable future.


==Characteristics==
==Characteristics==
===Appearance===
===Appearance===
Emeralds appear as green and jagged pieces of material when in its natural state. Once it has been refined, they are bright, deep green translucent gems.
Emeralds appear as green and jagged pieces of gemstone when in its natural state. Once it has been refined, they are bright, deep green translucent gems.
 
===General Uses===
===General Uses===
Emeralds only use as jewelry as the gem possess no abilities. It often appears in necklaces or rings along with Silver as the two make an excellent color combination.
Emeralds serve as decoration, as their beautiful green surface is highly captivating. It is often paired with Silver, and the jewelry pieces that result from this range from the small and simple to the extravagant and expensive. Emeralds are not often carved in statuary items, though this practice is common in the Dread Empire as the material still hauled up from the deep mines of the region exists in large enough chunks to allow this.
 
===Abilities===
Emeralds possess no abilities.  


==Trivia==
==Trivia==
*Some believe that Emeralds hold the ability to make future offspring green-eyed since the Claith universally possess green eyes. As a result, some salesmen discreetly tell noble women the gemstone has this power, though in reality it is nothing more than an urban legend.  
*Some believe that Emeralds hold the ability to make future offspring green-eyed due to Aontaithe superstitions. As a result, some salesmen discreetly tell noble women the gemstone has this power, though in reality it is nothing more than an urban legend.  
*Some pieces of Emerald jewelry go back centuries. The oldest piece known to exist is “Estel’s Leaf”, a cloak clasp with a piece of Emerald carved in the shape of a three-pointed leaf held in a Silver frame. The piece has been meticulously guarded by the Ithanian Sovereignty for generations.  
*Some pieces of Emerald jewelry go back millennia. The oldest piece known to exist is “Estel’s Leaf”, a cloak clasp with a piece of Emerald carved in the shape of a three-pointed leaf held in a Silver frame. The piece has been meticulously guarded by [[Tanaar Ivaëlle]] for generations.  
 
*By comparison, rumors circulate of a very recent Emerald statuette carved by the impressive craftsmen of the Kathar in the Dread Empire. The carved gemstone is said to depict the Void Prefect of Control.
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Latest revision as of 02:24, 26 October 2021

Emerald
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Materials
Official Name Emerald
Common Nicknames Eri-Eyes
Proficiency Requires 5 points in Finecraft Arts
Origin Various
Uses Decorative
Rarity Rare
Accessibility Nobility

Emeralds are a mineral that has been sought-after for centuries across Aloria, first by the Allorn Empire for its green color and later by Ailor nobility and upperclassmen for the prestige that could be brought from owning a piece. Emeralds are often paired with Silver in jewelry; more substantial pieces like statuettes made entirely out of Emeralds would be far too expensive to produce, save for those artisans of the Dread Empire in the Far West. In recent years, Emerald mines have gradually dried up in Daen and in Corontium, The Emerald Isles has also reported that their veins are beginning to become depleted. This began a buying frenzy that remains intact to this day due to the loss of the Isles to the Allorn Empire. Without more Emerald mines to replace those lost, a significant source of revenue for the Regalian Empire will vanish and many wealthy individuals over the world will be without one of their most favorite gemstones.

History

Emeralds have a long history with Aloria since the rise of the Allorn Empire. Due to their worship of Estel and her Pantheon, the green material was heavily prized in early Altalar society. Some have argued that this was partly the reason for the Altalar to invade the ancient Asha as Emeralds were known even in that old time to be found in Ithania. Thus, when their nation fell, many Asha were soon put to work mining the mineral. Unfortunately, these deposits proved quite limited and ran out before Empress Talea even passed away. During the Consolidation that followed her reign, other veins were uncovered and mined such as on Arvost, but none were deeper and richer than those in the Far West, which were extensively mined over the next two millennia. Sadly, by that time, the Far West went dark from the rest of the Empire as the future Kathar formed there and came to dominate the region utterly. When the Wildering rocked Daen most mines immediately collapsed, either from environmental factors such as the landmass changing or because of the mass revolt of slaves that followed the loss of Magic by their Altalar masters. In the wake of this event, Arvost and a scarce few other places in Daen were, for almost 200 years, the only places to acquire Emeralds as the Dread Empire maintained the monopoly on their sources, not trading them with outsiders. When Arvost ran out shortly before 200 AC, some thought that it was only a matter of time until the Void Elves were alone in possessing new pieces of the verdant gemstone.

But that is when The Emerald Isles entered the scene. Isolated for centuries on the fringes of Corontium, the Aontaithe Ailor of the region finally left their land, exploring foreign shores and drawing eyes from shadowed parties. Their homeland had been known to the Allorn Empire as a place of riches, but one out of reach of the Altalar despite their many efforts. Now though, for unknown reasons, the Isles were open enough to allow the inhabitants to leave, and also draw in outsiders. The Regalian Empire acted with imperial aggression, setting up what amounted to illegal mining operations in the region and easily rebuffing efforts to dislodge them. Over time however, the Aontaithe grew more sophisticated, and in 309 AC, a diplomatic and political blunder by certain officials in the government freed the Isles from their formal deals with the Regalian Empire. Within hours, the reborn Allorn Empire swooped in and took the region for itself. The Emerald mines of Daen remain depleted and limited in number to the point that being an Emerald miner is a very well-paid, prestigious role in the community, hence why the Allorn were willing to reach so far beyond their territory to take a new source of the material. As for the Dread Empire, they still horde the gemstone, and so Emeralds will remain a rare and valuable treasure in Aloria for the foreseeable future.

Characteristics

Appearance

Emeralds appear as green and jagged pieces of gemstone when in its natural state. Once it has been refined, they are bright, deep green translucent gems.

General Uses

Emeralds serve as decoration, as their beautiful green surface is highly captivating. It is often paired with Silver, and the jewelry pieces that result from this range from the small and simple to the extravagant and expensive. Emeralds are not often carved in statuary items, though this practice is common in the Dread Empire as the material still hauled up from the deep mines of the region exists in large enough chunks to allow this.

Trivia

  • Some believe that Emeralds hold the ability to make future offspring green-eyed due to Aontaithe superstitions. As a result, some salesmen discreetly tell noble women the gemstone has this power, though in reality it is nothing more than an urban legend.
  • Some pieces of Emerald jewelry go back millennia. The oldest piece known to exist is “Estel’s Leaf”, a cloak clasp with a piece of Emerald carved in the shape of a three-pointed leaf held in a Silver frame. The piece has been meticulously guarded by Tanaar Ivaëlle for generations.
  • By comparison, rumors circulate of a very recent Emerald statuette carved by the impressive craftsmen of the Kathar in the Dread Empire. The carved gemstone is said to depict the Void Prefect of Control.

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Writers HydraLana
Processors WaterDruppel, LumosJared
Last Editor HydraLana on 10/26/2021.

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