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|officialname = Solacrox
|officialname = Solacrox
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|nicknames = Sunstone
|nicknames = Sun’s Stone, Sham’s Gem
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|origin = [[Farah’deen]]
|origin = Farah’deen
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|uses = Decoration, Utility
|uses = Dye, Decoration, Light-Source
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|commonertokens = ???
|rarity = Common
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|rarity = Common (within Farah’deen)
 
|accessibility = Commoner
 
|accessibility = Commoner
 
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Considered the gem of Sham by the [[Songaskia]], Solacrox has become a symbol of the Sun’s light since it was discovered by the Songaskia that emerged from the deepest parts of [[Farah’deen]]’s deserts. A common gem often found in sinkholes and oasis that dot the desert, it is commonly picked up by amateur adventurers, and used across the world as a light when going spelunking. Despite being rather easy to obtain, people warn those that hunt for the mysterious gem that the areas that hold the gem are often inhabited by less than hospitable fauna.
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Solacrox, also known as Sunstone, is a staple gemstone in the desert continent of [[Farah’deen]]. Discovered by the ancient [[Qadir]], the substance has reached the apex of its use under the sun-worshipping [[Songaskia]] and their state, the [[Songaskian Masaya]]. As a result, this yellow stone, with its unique ability to shine at night, has been used throughout their cities and settlements thanks to its myriad of uses. The substance is also used by the Qadir in some of their technology.
  
 
==History==
 
==History==
It is suspected that the Songaskia were in fact the first to find and use the gemstone as they marched out of the middle of the desert, where the gemstone is most commonly found. Documentation of the event accounts that the Songaskia often held a glowing gemstone as they went into battle with the [[Qadir]], and are the first known account of the gems. Some historians even suspect that the Songaskia’s appearance might coincide with the creation or formation of the gemstone. As the coloration and magical appearance of the gemstone relate it to the mysterious Songaskia. As the Songaskia conquered the Qadir, the gemstone was commonly used in the building of the new Songaskian temples to the sun, and large gemstones are often centerpieces in foyer’s of temples.
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Solacrox was first discovered centuries before the [[Cataclysm]] by the [[Sariyd Empire]] and the Qadir people at large. Its only real uses at that time were decorative; its ability to glow made it a very popular choice of material amongst the people wanting to shine in the night. The material was also used for the decoration of religious places; those ancient cults and sects who worshipped the sun, the desert or heat often gravitated toward using the material in their altars or places or worship. This was the state of affairs for generations, up until the [[Great Storm]] and the emergence of the Songaskia that came after. Solacrux was immediately lauded as crystalized sunlight, “misused” by the Qadir for years until the arrival of the Songaskia who could see its true value. They also linked the substance to the [[Black Desert Dragon]], some of the most radical of the [[Race]] linking it to those [[Dragon]] ancestors with golden or yellow features. They said the material were crystalized tears or sweat droplets of the Dragons, or even parts of their supposedly crystalline horns. Such beliefs are fringe though, and the majority of Songaskian society is much more content to use the material as a decorative item or as weak sources of light. It is rarely available outside of the continent of Farah’deen, hoarded by the zealous Songaskians, and buyers must also beware of those seeking to trick customers with colored glass rather than the genuine gemstone.
 
 
Recently, the more adventurous of peoples within [[Aloria]] eventually came to know of the glowing gemstone that was located within the deserts of Farah’deen through traders and merchants that had access to a supply of them. Not to be deterred by much, these brave folks often venture deep within the deserts in search of the mystical gem, considering it to be a prize of some kind, or proof that they are a “good adventurer”. Those that survive the journey often account that the payoff is not worth it, though, peoples continue to travel into the unforgiving wastes regardless of what is said.
 
  
 
==Characteristics==
 
==Characteristics==
 
===Appearance===
 
===Appearance===
Solacrox is always yellow in coloration with orange swirls that decorate the innards of the gem. The gem is never any larger than an [[Ailor]]’s fist, and the larger a stone is, the more light it emits. Oddly, the larger a gem is, it becomes exponentially heavier. With a Solacrox gem the size of a pebble, it will be the weight of a stone twice its size. This is thought to be because of the material that causes it to be luminescent.  
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Solacrox is a glassy substance and is always yellow in primary coloration, ranging in tone from a deep golden hue to a faint tone of morning jaune. The gemstone’s secondary colors are usually flecks of orange and red, somewhat randomly mixed together into a swirl pattern throughout the middle of the gemstone or completely concentrated into its “core” or middle of the deposit. The size of the raw gemstone ranges from that of an [[Ailor]]’s fist up to boulders larger than a house. These larger deposits of gemstones are incredibly rare and unlike smaller ones, are often buried deep in the sand. Once cut, Solacrox gemstones are often made smooth and round in shape - ranging from spherical to oblong.
 
 
 
===General Uses===
 
===General Uses===
Solacrox gems are often used in places of torches within the [[Songaskian Masaya]], being placed strategically and decoratively in important government buildings and temples. They are placed strategically to gain sunlight throughout the day so that they can illuminate during the night time. The gem requires sunlight in order to glow when not in the sun, the amount of hours it receives light in the day is equal to how many hours it will glow when not exposed to direct sunlight. When smashed up and processed, the gem turns into a yellow dye, retaining the ability to glow when in the darkness. The dye is often used in drapes and carpets to provide a soft glow when in darkness.
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Solacrux has a wide range of uses, the most prominent one being its use in decoration. Some of this is purely flamboyant or for show; the substance attached to jewelry that is specifically used to faintly illuminate one at night, a small statue kept in one’s home or through its incorporation into external architecture or art. As can be imagined, this is also the beginning of its utility uses, as the substance is kept in the sun for much of the day and serves as weak torches to help illuminate many major centers across the cities of the Songaskian Masaya. The material is also used by the Qadir in their technology, most often as a source of light inserted into observation devices or special weapons. The final use for the stone is the rarest one, only done by a handful of companies, and that is its use in the making of dye. Upon crushing up a sample of the material at least as big as a fist, a range of yellow colors can be produced which are often used to make an array of high-quality clothing.
 
 
 
===Abilities===
 
===Abilities===
It has no effects other than being able to glow.
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Solacrox has the unique ability to glow once the sun has grown low or has fully set in the sky. The most common theory as to how it does this, is that it collects the rays of the sun to power its nighttime illumination. A sunny day’s worth of direct sunshine will result in the stone glowing throughout the entire night. The power of this light varies but it is generally brighter the larger the stone is.  
  
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
*Some Qadir have developed technology using the Solacrox in order to tell the time when people are located underground for extended periods of time.
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*It is rumored there are mountains made entirely of Solacrox somewhere deep in the deserts of Farah’deen, acting as a beacon in the great sandstorms. In [[Sofaal]], these supposed mountains are named the “Pillars of the Sun,” although their existence has never been officially confirmed by anyone other than Songaskians.
 
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*Larger Solacrox pieces are often split into a number of smaller gems, though some especially large stones are given names and are set within or atop Shambala temples.
 
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{{Accreditation
 
{{Accreditation
|Writers = Drunkfailure
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|Writers = Lizmun
|Processors = HydraLana, Sozzer
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|Processors = HydraLana, WaterDruppel
 
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[[category:Materials]] [[category:Gemstones]]
[[category:Materials]] [[category: Gemstones]]
 

Revision as of 16:32, 13 July 2019

Solacrox
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Materials
Official Name Solacrox
Common Nicknames Sunstone
Origin Farah’deen
Uses Decoration, Utility
Commoner Tokens ???
Rarity Common (within Farah’deen)
Accessibility Commoner

Solacrox, also known as Sunstone, is a staple gemstone in the desert continent of Farah’deen. Discovered by the ancient Qadir, the substance has reached the apex of its use under the sun-worshipping Songaskia and their state, the Songaskian Masaya. As a result, this yellow stone, with its unique ability to shine at night, has been used throughout their cities and settlements thanks to its myriad of uses. The substance is also used by the Qadir in some of their technology.

History

Solacrox was first discovered centuries before the Cataclysm by the Sariyd Empire and the Qadir people at large. Its only real uses at that time were decorative; its ability to glow made it a very popular choice of material amongst the people wanting to shine in the night. The material was also used for the decoration of religious places; those ancient cults and sects who worshipped the sun, the desert or heat often gravitated toward using the material in their altars or places or worship. This was the state of affairs for generations, up until the Great Storm and the emergence of the Songaskia that came after. Solacrux was immediately lauded as crystalized sunlight, “misused” by the Qadir for years until the arrival of the Songaskia who could see its true value. They also linked the substance to the Black Desert Dragon, some of the most radical of the Race linking it to those Dragon ancestors with golden or yellow features. They said the material were crystalized tears or sweat droplets of the Dragons, or even parts of their supposedly crystalline horns. Such beliefs are fringe though, and the majority of Songaskian society is much more content to use the material as a decorative item or as weak sources of light. It is rarely available outside of the continent of Farah’deen, hoarded by the zealous Songaskians, and buyers must also beware of those seeking to trick customers with colored glass rather than the genuine gemstone.

Characteristics

Appearance

Solacrox is a glassy substance and is always yellow in primary coloration, ranging in tone from a deep golden hue to a faint tone of morning jaune. The gemstone’s secondary colors are usually flecks of orange and red, somewhat randomly mixed together into a swirl pattern throughout the middle of the gemstone or completely concentrated into its “core” or middle of the deposit. The size of the raw gemstone ranges from that of an Ailor’s fist up to boulders larger than a house. These larger deposits of gemstones are incredibly rare and unlike smaller ones, are often buried deep in the sand. Once cut, Solacrox gemstones are often made smooth and round in shape - ranging from spherical to oblong.

General Uses

Solacrux has a wide range of uses, the most prominent one being its use in decoration. Some of this is purely flamboyant or for show; the substance attached to jewelry that is specifically used to faintly illuminate one at night, a small statue kept in one’s home or through its incorporation into external architecture or art. As can be imagined, this is also the beginning of its utility uses, as the substance is kept in the sun for much of the day and serves as weak torches to help illuminate many major centers across the cities of the Songaskian Masaya. The material is also used by the Qadir in their technology, most often as a source of light inserted into observation devices or special weapons. The final use for the stone is the rarest one, only done by a handful of companies, and that is its use in the making of dye. Upon crushing up a sample of the material at least as big as a fist, a range of yellow colors can be produced which are often used to make an array of high-quality clothing.

Abilities

Solacrox has the unique ability to glow once the sun has grown low or has fully set in the sky. The most common theory as to how it does this, is that it collects the rays of the sun to power its nighttime illumination. A sunny day’s worth of direct sunshine will result in the stone glowing throughout the entire night. The power of this light varies but it is generally brighter the larger the stone is.

Trivia

  • It is rumored there are mountains made entirely of Solacrox somewhere deep in the deserts of Farah’deen, acting as a beacon in the great sandstorms. In Sofaal, these supposed mountains are named the “Pillars of the Sun,” although their existence has never been officially confirmed by anyone other than Songaskians.
  • Larger Solacrox pieces are often split into a number of smaller gems, though some especially large stones are given names and are set within or atop Shambala temples.

Accreditation
Writers Lizmun
Artists None
Processors HydraLana, WaterDruppel
Last Editor HydraLana on 07/13/2019.

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