Magical Gemstones are stones that have been infused with magic to perform a particular task. Stones grow in special caves, which are only known to appear in Sachaka, and previous to their destruction by the Traitors, in Duna as well. It is required to know Higher Magic to infuse magic into a stone, along with a lot of patience, diligence and focus.
The only people known to possess the knowledge of stone-making are the Traitors and the Duna.
Stones need to be "young" in order to be infused with magic. First, the magician has to work with the stone while it is still attached to the walls of the cave. Then, after the magician has laid a strong imprint upon it, it can be removed from the wall and taken to another place, where it is to be refined until it works as desired. The whole process usually lasts a few days, but it depends on the type and function the stone is going to have.
Types of GemstonesEdit
Gemstones can be assorted in three main groups, two of them producing the same results, and one of them having the purpose to replicate stones, in order to quicken the process of creating more of them.
The easiest type to create, they are meant to channel magic in the way they are designed to. The idea is that if a magician is not skilled in a certain physical ability; he can use a patterned stone designed to perform that certain task, and he would only need to send magic into the stone, and the stone will do whatever action it is meant to perform. The stone can't be used by non-magicians, as they are not able to send magic into it. These stones can be used several times, as they do not store magic, and can only shape magic into something physical.
A little harder to create, these are meant to store magic and channel it in a physical way. They can basically perform the same tasks as the patterned ones, but can be used by both magicians and non-magicians, though they need to know how to use them. Powered stones can be used and re-infused many times if they were designed that way; but can also be single-used, if they weren't successful or if they were deliberately meant to work that way. These stones can also work without a person activating them; for example, light stones can keep working as long as the magic in them lasts. They are also known as storestones.
The most complicated type to create, these stones are meant to copy the function they were designed to mimic, and ease the process of creating stones. Duplication stones can replicate patterned, powered and more duplication stones alike. If a duplication stone is meant to create powered, heat producing stones, it will only create that kind of stones, with no exceptions.
There are many actions that can be performed by magical stones, all of them are physical and the results can be seen or perceived. The amount of energy produced by the stone, depends on the amount of energy stored in them, or in the strength of the magician using them.
Force producing stonesEdit
Designed to produce force, in order to move an object, or to send a forcestrike to an adversary.
Heat producing stonesEdit
Designed to produce heat, these can be used to warm up an area, they can also be used to send heatstrikes to adversaries.
Light producing stonesEdit
Designed to produce light, these can be used to illuminate a room or an area.
Designed to explode when activated, these stones are usually single-used, because the stone may be destroyed during the explosion.
Designed as weapons or shields, they can send basic strikes and provide magical shields. The shield will only resist if the strike that is to impact wit it, is weaker that the amount of magic placed on the shield stone.
Magic Drawing StonesEdit
If these stones get past the natural barrier of an organism, it will start taking magic away from him, and storing it. It can cause substantial energy losses, create uninhabitable areas, and in extreme cases, death.