The Chronicles of Erdon
A sizeable gemstone of exceptional cut and luminous brilliance.
On command, a brightstone sheds bright light in a 40-foot radius, and dim light for an additional 40 feet beyond that. If the proper recitation is uttered when a brightstone is hurled, it will shatter in a sunburst. Any effect that destroys a brightstone, including spells like shatter & disintegrate, but also mundane crushing force, shatters a brightstone in a sunburst.
Strong evocation; CL 15th; Craft Wondrous Item, Sunburst; Price 13,800 gp.
Most often created from large diamonds or other clear gemstones, brightstones are saturated with Myrdranuch’s light whenever possible – a practice that, properly executed, can significantly cut the cost of creating one – and therefore are quite aesthetically pleasing to all but the foulest creatures. Some brightstones are said to be remnants of a powerful astrological event known as a bright eclipse. The practical and artistic value of a brightstone is considerable, and they are often found amongst the treasures of many powerful persons in the lands of goodly folk. According to one lesser known legend, a powerful monster of shadow and darkness met a most fantastic end when it consumed a brightstone.