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Topaz has been a common mineral for centuries on the coastline areas of eastern [[Daen]], and after the fall of the [[Elven Empire]], the mineral came to explode outward. Appearing in multiple colors along the warm color spectrum, the gem has been a gemstone of the common people and their jewelry ever since its unknown point of discovery. The mineral appears underground, but also at the bottom of rivers and other inland bodies of water; the shifting water wearing away the dirt around Topaz deposits to unveil them to those who know what to look for. Today, any number of lower and low middle class members of society can be found to wear this gemstone in their everyday lives, a small bit of color in what is for many, a long and hard existence.
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Topaz has been a common mineral for centuries in the coastline areas of eastern [[Daen]] and after the fall of the [[Allorn Empire]], the mineral came to explode outward. Appearing in multiple colors along the warm side of the color spectrum, the gemstone has long been one used by commoner people and their jewelry. The mineral is found underground, but also at the bottom of rivers and other inland bodies of water; the shifting water wearing away the dirt around Topaz deposits to unveil them to those who know what to look for. Today, any number of lower and low middle-class members of society can be found wearing this gemstone in their everyday lives; it is a small bit of color in what is for many, a long and hard existence.
  
 
==History==
 
==History==
Topaz has been a common mineral available for untold centuries. At the time of the Elven Empire, it was a gemstone found among the lower and poorer middle class, also known as the [[Llida-]] and [[Medlo-Altalar]]. Consequently, the [[Ailor]] and other slaving races learned of the gem from them and kept this knowledge when they escaped into the wider world. After the [[Cataclysm]], this tradition continued as slaves escaped wider afield. However, the material remained rare for a number of years as Daen recovered from the collapse of the Elven Empire. By 90 AC, mines opened in Arvost, Lusits, and the Ithanian Hivres of [[San-lume]] and [[Agennes-sur-Livres]], uncovered literal tons of this material. It’s price immediately dropped off and it has been a common mineral ever since. Today, it remains this way, but as Arvost slowly drains its island dry of all natural resources, talk turns of perhaps opening mines on [[Solacia]] or making a deal with [[Killarallis]] to obtain mining rights to seek new deposits.
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Topaz has been a common mineral known for countless centuries by various parties. It is thought by many that the [[Altalar]] were the first to discover it in their ancient past, as veins of the gemstone have long blanketed the eastern coastal regions of Daen. It is also possible that the ancient [[Varran]] also knew of the material, but on their discovery of the material, the records are expectantly silent. By the end of the Consolidation, the material had been proliferated throughout the whole Allorn Empire and was often seen as a material most benefiting those of lower status or lesser means. The material had also made its way to regions beyond Daen, traveling with runaway slaves who used the material to barter their passage or start their new lives. In the wake of the [[Cataclysm]] that eventually came to pass, Topaz flooded external markets as slaves made off with the wealth of those who had once enslaved them. In addition, [[Ithania]]’s relatively peaceful cleaving from the remains of the Altalar nation helped give them access to Topaz mines in the south-eastern regions. There was a lull after this time, for people had to recover from the mass destruction the Cataclysm had brought on, but by 90 AC, Topaz once again flowed from these mines and has not stopped since. [[Arvost]] ran out of the material several decades ago, only to be offset in new mines located on [[Talamoor]] in [[Corontium]]. The gemstone, due to this abundance but also due to surviving ideas of the Altalar, is still considered to be a stone for the lower classes.
  
 
==Characteristics==
 
==Characteristics==
 
===Appearance===
 
===Appearance===
Topaz has a wide range of colors, generally considered to be on the warm color spectrum, starting at wine red, to bright yellow, and ending on light brown. It is also slightly transparent. The material naturally occurs as large prismatic columns close to the surface and can also be found bare in shallow water, (usually leading to a larger deposit).  
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Topaz has a wide range of colors, all existing on the warm side of the color spectrum, starting at wine red, going to bright yellow, and ending on light brown. It is also slightly transparent. The material naturally occurs as large prismatic columns close to the surface and can also be found bare in shallow water with such exposed clusters often leading to larger deposits. When cut, it is most commonly made into ovular or spherical shapes, though kites are also used.
 
 
 
===General Uses===
 
===General Uses===
Topaz serves one purpose: to be part of the jewelry of the lower classes. It is often made into a facet cut when it goes into jewelry, but kite cuts are also popular. Some even tie raw pieces of the material around their neck once a hole has been cut in the gem, especially if it's particularly clear. It is also commonly paired with [[Copper]].
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Topaz serves one purpose: to be part of the jewelry of the lower classes. It is commonly paired with [[Copper]], the two relatively cheap materials working well together aesthetically, though some truly poor souls tie raw pieces of the material around their neck once a hole has been cut in the gem.
 
 
===Abilities===
 
Topaz has no natural abilities.  
 
  
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
*Topaz have been known to be passed off as [[Rubies]] or other much more valuable gemstones by unscrupulous salesman.  
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*Topaz has been known to be passed off as [[Rubies]] or other much more valuable gemstones by unscrupulous salesman.  
*[[Lusitians]] once diverted the entire Gostos River to get at a deposits of Topaz, cementing the stereotype even further that Lusitians are obsessed with gems.
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*Lusitians once diverted the entire Gostos River to get at a large deposit of Topaz, cementing the stereotype even further that Lusitians are obsessed with gems.
 
*The largest Topaz column ever recovered from a mine was ten feet long.
 
*The largest Topaz column ever recovered from a mine was ten feet long.
 
 
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{{Accreditation
 
{{Accreditation
 
|Writers = HydraLana
 
|Writers = HydraLana
|Processors = JennaLikesCoffee
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|Processors = WaterDruppel
 
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[[category:Materials]] [[category:Gemstones]]
 
[[category:Materials]] [[category:Gemstones]]

Revision as of 15:23, 13 July 2019

Topaz
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Materials
Official Name Topaz
Common Nicknames Poor Man’s Gem, Yellow Glass
Origin Daen
Uses Decorative
Commoner Tokens ???
Rarity Common
Accessibility Commoner

Topaz has been a common mineral for centuries in the coastline areas of eastern Daen and after the fall of the Allorn Empire, the mineral came to explode outward. Appearing in multiple colors along the warm side of the color spectrum, the gemstone has long been one used by commoner people and their jewelry. The mineral is found underground, but also at the bottom of rivers and other inland bodies of water; the shifting water wearing away the dirt around Topaz deposits to unveil them to those who know what to look for. Today, any number of lower and low middle-class members of society can be found wearing this gemstone in their everyday lives; it is a small bit of color in what is for many, a long and hard existence.

History

Topaz has been a common mineral known for countless centuries by various parties. It is thought by many that the Altalar were the first to discover it in their ancient past, as veins of the gemstone have long blanketed the eastern coastal regions of Daen. It is also possible that the ancient Varran also knew of the material, but on their discovery of the material, the records are expectantly silent. By the end of the Consolidation, the material had been proliferated throughout the whole Allorn Empire and was often seen as a material most benefiting those of lower status or lesser means. The material had also made its way to regions beyond Daen, traveling with runaway slaves who used the material to barter their passage or start their new lives. In the wake of the Cataclysm that eventually came to pass, Topaz flooded external markets as slaves made off with the wealth of those who had once enslaved them. In addition, Ithania’s relatively peaceful cleaving from the remains of the Altalar nation helped give them access to Topaz mines in the south-eastern regions. There was a lull after this time, for people had to recover from the mass destruction the Cataclysm had brought on, but by 90 AC, Topaz once again flowed from these mines and has not stopped since. Arvost ran out of the material several decades ago, only to be offset in new mines located on Talamoor in Corontium. The gemstone, due to this abundance but also due to surviving ideas of the Altalar, is still considered to be a stone for the lower classes.

Characteristics

Appearance

Topaz has a wide range of colors, all existing on the warm side of the color spectrum, starting at wine red, going to bright yellow, and ending on light brown. It is also slightly transparent. The material naturally occurs as large prismatic columns close to the surface and can also be found bare in shallow water with such exposed clusters often leading to larger deposits. When cut, it is most commonly made into ovular or spherical shapes, though kites are also used.

General Uses

Topaz serves one purpose: to be part of the jewelry of the lower classes. It is commonly paired with Copper, the two relatively cheap materials working well together aesthetically, though some truly poor souls tie raw pieces of the material around their neck once a hole has been cut in the gem.

Trivia

  • Topaz has been known to be passed off as Rubies or other much more valuable gemstones by unscrupulous salesman.
  • Lusitians once diverted the entire Gostos River to get at a large deposit of Topaz, cementing the stereotype even further that Lusitians are obsessed with gems.
  • The largest Topaz column ever recovered from a mine was ten feet long.

Accreditation
Writers HydraLana
Artists None
Processors WaterDruppel
Last Editor Jared4242 on 08/14/2019.

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