Results for tag: gem
Posted by: mirandah on Jan 24, 2010 at 04:32:51 AM
The exoskeleton and forewings of a blue-green iridescent beetle have a pattern of swirling round-cut emeralds and dark blue sapphires flowing across them. The beetle is 6 inches long, 4 inches wide, and has two "horns" extending from its head. It seems to be completely intact -- almost as if some magic keeps it in a state of suspended animation. A faint scent of apples emanates from it.
Moderate DC: The beetle, once a rarity in isolated underground caverns, has become more common over the past two decades. Called minotaur beetles by some, they are seen as a growing threat by those tending underground crypts or other repositories of dead since they have a voracious appetite for decaying flesh and preserved remains. The gemstones were added later -- these beetles do...
Posted by: mirandah on Jan 22, 2010 at 12:58:19 PM
A black silk folding fan has a series of small black pearls and round-cut amethysts on the outer frame. Purple and silver flowers decorate the silk of the fan. If you look closely enough, you might see an ebon serpent flowing behind the flowers (DC 10 Perception check).
Price: 1,000 gp
Possible Placement: Revenge of the Giants, page 69 -- replace 1,000 gp worth of the gems with this item.
Posted by: mirandah on Nov 2, 2009 at 07:10:27 PM
Two golden anchors once served as a cloak clasp, though all that remains of the cloak are a few moldering bits of fabric. Each anchor has three round-cut sapphires on it.
Price: 3,000 gp
Possible Placement: Revenge of the Giants, page 33 -- replace the three gems with this item.
Posted by: mirandah on Sep 16, 2009 at 08:19:00 AM
This necklace consists of several strands of ornate gold chain twisted to form a thicker rope. One strand of sparkling amber-hued, sparkling crystals winds through the chain twist. A square-cut sapphire in a gold setting shaped like a five-pointed star dangles from the front, and a clasp in the back is also shaped like a star.
Price: 1,400 gp
Posted by: mirandah on Sep 15, 2009 at 04:10:06 PM
The platinum handle on this magnifying glass is studded with round-cut emeralds, which makes the grip feel a bit rough. The magnifying lens makes the object viewed through it appear to be four times as large.
Optional: A bit of sticky, green-tinted fluid is on the lens. (DMs can choose to have the fluid be inert or active.)
Moderate DC: The fluid is the sap from a frirenthi plant, which grows at the edge of deserts and other arid terrain. It is poisonous to ingest.
Price: 1,300 gp
Posted by: mirandah on Sep 8, 2009 at 11:40:11 AM
This hefty gold ring has a purple and blue butterfly crafted from amethysts and sapphires upon it.
Optional: An inscription on the inside of the band is barely legible due to wear. It starts with the letters "Et" and ends with "te...." About 7 to 10 more letters or spaces could fit between the two letters. Have fun with this!
Price: 1,100 gp
Posted by: mirandah on Sep 7, 2009 at 03:08:26 PM
A solid gold frame of about 12 inches high and 8 inches wide has seven spiders formed from onyx on it. Each spider is different from the others, and they aren't spaced out evenly. Engraved in the gold is a web pattern. Small, oval amethysts and round-cut diamonds glint amid the engravings, and each corner has a larger square-cut amethyst.
Inside the frame is a smudged pastel image of what was probably a humanoid.
Optional: The image might be of a specific person, and it could be in better shape. Allow the PCs to recognize the person if appropriate for your campaign. Whether the person has ties to the Underdark or hates spiders (and the frame is an expensive prank that never came about or got "dealt with" in some manner) is up to the DM.
Moderate DC: The person is...
Posted by: mirandah on Sep 5, 2009 at 03:38:13 PM
This delicate anklet has a series of six round-cut blue topaz stones on a gold chain. From each topaz dangles a gold bell, which chimes with every little movement. Between each blue topaz is a smaller square-cut yellow topaz.
Price: 900 gp