Sarnim Stone

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For the pre-first age history of the Stone see Unglak and the Stone

UPDATE - the shards were gems from off the Prime provided by Anubis to Lastar to contain the heartstone.

also read Shards and Planes

Anubis gave Lastar the gems that became the shards in order to bind and contain the heart of Ra, along with a falcon's claw to bind and control the newly created stone. The whole was placed in a staff in 3 parts (Pommel, Staff and Claw) that reflected the mythical sceptre of Ptah, the original creator god.


The Stone's home off the Prime was previously in the Abyss, with Orcus. If it has to go somewhere, then it should be there. However, Zeus has sent Athena to the Prime, charged with destroying the Stone. We don't yet know how she plans to do so and whether it has to be reformed first. It is also not clear whether destroying it is the right answer as it may unbalance things to much in favour of the Sword.

Retrieving the Stone is the fundamental reason that Orcus is on the Prime. He may well return to the Abyss if he retrieved it. Either way, his motivation to be on the Prime would certainly be lessened. Again, this is not a universally good thing as Orcus sits in opposition to Demogorgon, the only being on the Prime currently able to resist him. If Orcus left the Prime, then Demogorgon would be largely unchecked.

Stone was originally held by Orcus in the Abyss - mounted in his wand (which he made so as to control the Stone). It first enters the Prime via the natural gate at Zundar

Lastar made the staff to do the same. see Staves

The Sarnim Stone was the name given to a gem first found by the Gnomes and forcibly taken by the dwarves of Balem before coming to Lastar.

570E

Realising that Dispater would be even stronger on his own plane, Lastar builds another powerful artefact to help him defeat the Devil. The Sarnim Stone was a gem that Unglak’s father had discovered at the beginning of time. Using the Crowns and the Rings, and with the aid of Orodruin’s folk and his God, Anubis, Lastar gives the Sarnim Stone many magical powers. The Gem was born!!! To bear the Stone, Lastar makes a great staff in mockery of the Wand of Orcus. Lastar and Bavarik travel to the Abyss using the Pentogram at Zundar. Lastar uses all his combined powers, including the Rings, Staff and Sarnim Stone and the Wand of Orcus to kill Dispater. Bavarik returns to the Prime and tolls of Lastar’s glory. Lastar knows he cannot take artefacts with him to Anubis’ Divine House so, with the Wand of Orcus, he shatters the Sarnim Stone, breaks the Staff, separates the Crowns and scatters the Rings.(1st Age History)


CE - Heartstone

Current Owner: LanZi

The heartstone was originally the fossilized heart of Ra

NE - Gem of Mischief & Strife

Current Owner: Probably Malor

LE - Jewel of Incharan

Current Owner: LanZi

670E

Dor discovers a shard of the Gem (later to become the Jewel of Incharan) in Endor mountains and hides it from all. He becomes aloof from his folk and does not take a wife.

CN - Gem of Chaos

Current Owner: LanZi

This is the shard that corrupted Iki Moko (Malor)

(95) 940 - Rakos and the shards of Lastar’s Gem - Rakos is delivered to Gloun. The dwarves also discover the Gem of Mischief and Strife hidden in the vaults of Minas Aarda. They give the Gem to Iki who promises to take it to Sutur. Iki Moko returns to the Castle with all four Rings and the shard. By some strange misfortune, Dordraug still has the other shards (the Gem of Life and the Gem of Law) with him as he flees.

CG - Gem of Life

Current Owner: Inwe

3rd Age – Namura, a Sohei, (wearing bits of mail) attends to a small shrine in a forest glade, near the X river, bending he picks up a gem (Gem of Life). Next, is a scene of Namura, much older, on his death bed handing the Gem to a young acolyte Yosho Ishi (oriental man). There follows a scene where Yosho Ishi meets a dwarf Garag ﻕ, symbolised by the House of Zem ڠ who is shown assembling dwarves with Yosho Ishi.

3rd Age - The next shows an older oriental man (probably Yoshi Ishi) peppered with arrows on a castle wall (probably Sutur) handing the 2 gems (life and Law) to a young oriental woman, Mariku, dressed as a warrior.

4th Age - Next is a mountain scene where the oriental woman, Mariku, is older, and surrounded by evil creatures (Tanar’ri) at the centre of which is Dordraug who takes the Gems of Life and Law.

(95) 940 - Rakos and the shards of Lastar’s Gem - Rakos is delivered to Gloun. The dwarves also discover the Gem of Mischief and Strife hidden in the vaults of Minas Aarda. They give the Gem to Iki who promises to take it to Sutur. Iki Moko returns to the Castle with all four Rings and the shard. By some strange misfortune, Dordraug still has the other shards (the Gem of Life and the Gem of Law) with him as he flees

Dordraug is captured by Lucielle's Sylvan Elves and she takes the shards to the council


(100) 945 The Council of Aarda - The Council convened and comprised: Essulim of the Vikriain; Shono Na of the Monastery; Lucielle of the Sylvan Lands; Ythanos, son of Eomere; Haemrandir of Numenorea; Gloun of Hama’Las; and Grobdûr of Fangor Rodrus. It determined that the Gems were indeed of Lastar’s make and that they were to be protected. They are reminded of Kular’s death and his loss of the Gem of Benevolence to Demogorgan. Ythanos tells Mariku’s story as far as he can and invited the council to peruse the great library at Sutur. However, Essulim decides to keep the shards hidden for the time being. Considering what he knew (or guessed) of their alignment, Essulim gives the Gem of Law to Shono Na and the Gem of Life to Lucielle. Lucielle presents the staff to the council who (having no wizard present) decide to pass it to Haemrandir for study and safe keeping. The council make finding Dordraug a high priority.

Hintzu’s Visions

“Are you quite sure my darling?” a deep, slow, feminine voice carries soothingly to Hintzu’s ear. The tongue is elf, albeit arcane, but Hintzu understands it readily enough. “Yes” a man’s voice issues a slightly wary reply. Hintzu is in a room lit only by a glowing orb placed in the centre and perched on top of a pedestal. Pacing the mosaic floor near the orb is a woman dressed in a long black satin gown, tied at the waist with a purple girdle. The dress is low cut, revealing much of her ample white breasts. Her neck is long and rises to a smooth, elegant jaw line. Around her neck is a black satin choker with an image of Hel at the front, fashioned from platinum and jet. Her hair is tied up in a French plait on top of which is a beautifully ornate platinum tiara studded with black sapphires. Her face is pale but stunningly beautiful – full lips, painted black, large round eyes as deep as wells, sculptured eyebrows and a straight, strong nose which compliments her high cheek bones. “How did you do it?” she presses with a little more urgency, not yet convinced. “Well…” the voice cracks a little with laughter, “she had decided to travel with just a few of her closest advisors,” excited now, “and, as she led her horse towards the trees I struck!” A pause as if they are both savouring the moment – undressing the subject and delighting in every detail. He breaks the silence, “She felt it though… Oh yes, she twisted and turned, and how she screamed!” “What of her guards?” The female voice enquires feigning disinterest. “My men dispatched them; they were of no consequence and put up little fight. No, it was Lucielle that suffered the most.” These words are spoken with obvious glee. “How did you make her suffer?” the female is more interested now. “The knife was serrated and dripping with a serpent’s poison – the sort that incapacitates but takes a long time to kill. I plunged it into her back, to the right of her heart so as to prolong her death. She struggled and I thought that I had almost lost control so I brought my hand to her neck and squeezed hard enough to choke the air out of her. That stopped her struggling. You would have loved the way she sobbed, begged for mercy…Ha! Sylvan elves are so easy to kill…” “Now, now, my son… Do not get over confident, some of them are quite deadly. Anyway, did you get it?” “Oh yes; carefully, as you said I drew it from her dying grasp with the claw you gave me.” “Good, bring it to me quickly, I need to examine it more closely. Do not forget, Eolire, do not touch it!”

LN - Gem of Law

Current Owner: New White Council (found by new party in Yarlug)

3rd Age (855-865) - Then a huge Battle scene depicts the end of Balor the Balrog. Each of the Sword Bearers are there: Agan (the deliverer) – Given to Taranack {Ť} (Sea Elf) Rakos (the destroyer) – Given to Hangar {ð & ﻈ}, Lord of Findor (in exile at Balem). Fastlor (flame) – kept by Imrahir of Bavarik’s Line {symbol of the Rampant Horse and İ}. He wears the 2-pointed Crown of Kings. As is Garag, ﻕfrom ڠ, who is shown retrieving the Ring of Air, and Z (oriental-prob Yosho Ishi) lifts a 2nd Gem (of Law) from the Balrog’s chest. (10-20) 855-865 - Death of Balor; Ring of Air; The 5th Crown; The Gem of Law - After years of searching, Imrahir’s forces discover Balor’s hiding place. Supported by Ynis Wydrin, each of the Sword Bearers unites in support of Garag’s wish to free his home. They descend upon Kaled Zem and, with the full might of their armies, they break into the labyrinth. After a lengthy siege and a tumultuous battle, the last of Demogorgon’s powerful demons is banished. Garag takes his Ring of Air back to Minas Emras. However, a young Demon, Gulak, smuggles away the Crown. The House of Zem start to repopulate the mts from their home in Emras. At 60 Yosho Ishi, by now a renowned sage, discovers the shard he had been looking for. Aided by Garag’s folk and Ynis Wydrin he returns both Gems to Sutur. Here Ynis Wydrin discovers more of the staff’s power but realises that the eagles claw is required to bind the Gem and that there may be another part of the Staff missing. Ynis calls the staff Erowin’s Force in recognition of the Great Lord.

3rd Age - The next shows an older oriental man (probably Yoshi Ishi) peppered with arrows on a castle wall (probably Sutur) handing the 2 gems to a young oriental woman, Mariku, dressed as a warrior.

4th Age - Next is a mountain scene where the oriental woman, Mariku, is older, and surrounded by evil creatures (Tanar’ri) at the centre of which is Dordraug who takes the Gems of Life and Law.

(95) 940 - Rakos and the shards of Lastar’s Gem - Rakos is delivered to Gloun. The dwarves also discover the Gem of Mischief and Strife hidden in the vaults of Minas Aarda. They give the Gem to Iki who promises to take it to Sutur. Iki Moko returns to the Castle with all four Rings and the shard. By some strange misfortune, Dordraug still has the other shards (the Gem of Life and the Gem of Law) with him as he flees

Dordraug is captured by Lucielle's Sylvan Elves and she takes the shards to the council.

(100) 945 - The Council of Aarda - The Council convened and comprised: Essulim of the Vikriain; Shono Na of the Monastery; Lucielle of the Sylvan Lands; Ythanos, son of Eomere; Haemrandir of Numenorea; Gloun of Hama’Las; and Grobdûr of Fangor Rodrus. It determined that the Gems were indeed of Lastar’s make and that they were to be protected. They are reminded of Kular’s death and his loss of the Gem of Benevolence to Demogorgan. Ythanos tells Mariku’s story as far as he can and invited the council to peruse the great library at Sutur. However, Essulim decides to keep the shards hidden for the time being. Considering what he knew (or guessed) of their alignment, Essulim gives the Gem of Law to Shono Na and the Gem of Life to Lucielle. Lucielle presents the staff to the council who (having no wizard present) decide to pass it to Haemrandir for study and safe keeping. The council make finding Dordraug a high priority.

Shono Na was betrayed and killed by Iki Moko

N - Gem of Natural Wonder

Current Owner: Lan Zi

Believed to be in The Glade (Summer):

What better place to keep it safe, the elf thought. It came from nature and should go back to it. It was part of a different world, of that he was certain, but it had such power over this one - the dwarves knew that. Yet, in its use it brought devastation. The contradiction was stark: the shard’s ability to heal all the wounds inflicted on the Prime compared to the total destruction it brought down upon its user. Occasionally, he knew, there had been those who understood what would happen to them but still chose to heal the world around them. How courageous they had been. Here it was hidden and guarded by powers beyond explanation – nature itself! Only those with sufficient understanding would know of this link between Planes and how to summon the ‘roots, trunk and limb’ of the Tree.

Yes, it should stay here, near the Tree and this wonderful creature who would secure it without even knowing or caring what it was. ‘It is certainly not safe with me,’ the elf’s thoughts broke into Fawn’s mind again, ‘not where I am to go’. The music changed subtly, taking on something a little darker, the notes more bass and resonate. ‘No, there is no easy path and I dare not leave you in that realm,’ the elf continued to think as his fingers slowed and the lyre’s now more discordant voice weaved its patterns. He knew that the Glade existed between worlds, between Planes – neither Prime, nor Ethereal, nor otherworldly. It existed everywhere and nowhere. ‘Yes, the shard would be safe here,’ he reaffirmed. Fawn saw the elf drop a small green stone into the pool to his left, barely altering the music to accommodate his movement. The Nymph stopped for a moment and looked at the concentric circles expanding across the deep, blue water. She smiled and danced again, slowly returning to the forest as if she knew all along the purpose of their encounter.


(73) 918 - 4th Age - Use of the Gem of Natural Wonder and the Fall of Minas Emras - Orcus Sieges Emras - Destrin, Mala’s General, in desperate defence of his Queen and people uses the Gem of Natural Wonder to defeat the Demon’s army as it scales the Mountain. The House of Zem finally falls as Emras is brought down by both Rantor and Dordraug assisting Orcus. Destrin is killed and Mala escapes with the Claw. The Gem is lost.

Light Green in colour; it is closest aligned with Earth but also includes the other in degrees of importance - water, air, then fire.

NG - Gem of Benevolence

Current Owner: LanZi

LG - Gem of Truth

Current Owner: LanZi