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The lustrous pearl is said to have a calming effect that eases tension. Pearl used for crafting is often compared to using crystal or stone. Occasionally, it is also called nacre.
 
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[[Summary::An ideal material for use in aquatic environments.]] Long-lasting and available, pearl does require effort properly utilize. This material isn't just those little round gems-of-the-sea, it's the shell too, and therein lies the biggest cache of potential. From pieces of a clam's great shell to thousands of small shells linked together to form chain mail, pearl gear is useful underwater where it doesn't rust or degrade under the ravages of seawater. Pearl comes in four different varieties with different colors and functionalities.
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[[Summary::An ideal material for use in aquatic environments.]] Long-lasting and available, pearl does require effort properly utilize. This material isn't just those little round gems-of-the-sea, it's the shell too, and therein lies the biggest cache of potential. From pieces of a clam's great shell to thousands of small shells linked together to form chain mail, pearl gear is useful underwater where it doesn't rust or degrade under the ravages of seawater. Pearl comes in four different varieties with different colors and functionalities. Additionally, the [[Pearly Power (3.5e Equipment)|pearly power]] enhancement further expands the properties of pearl.
  
 
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Pearl[edit]

The lustrous pearl is said to have a calming effect that eases tension. Pearl used for crafting is often compared to using crystal or stone. Occasionally, it is also called nacre.

An ideal material for use in aquatic environments. Long-lasting and available, pearl does require effort properly utilize. This material isn't just those little round gems-of-the-sea, it's the shell too, and therein lies the biggest cache of potential. From pieces of a clam's great shell to thousands of small shells linked together to form chain mail, pearl gear is useful underwater where it doesn't rust or degrade under the ravages of seawater. Pearl comes in four different varieties with different colors and functionalities. Additionally, the pearly power enhancement further expands the properties of pearl.

Table: Pearl Types
Color Hardness Weight Base Market Price1 Hit Points
White 8 100% ×2 25/inch of thickness
Black 8 75% ×3 25/inch of thickness
Copper-Red 12 100% ×3 30/inch of thickness
Blue-Green 12 500% ×2 30/inch of thickness
  1. The Base Market Price increase is capped at a maximum for armor at +500 gp for Light, +2,000 gp for Medium and +4,500 for Heavy.

White[edit]

White pearl gear costs twice as much as standard gear. It can substitute for metal, wood or other hard and inflexible materials. Once broken, only magic can mend a break (such as mending or make whole). White pearl weighs the same as its standardly made counterparts. White pearl is the most common form of pearl and is produced by many clams, scallops and oysters.

Black[edit]

Black pearl is slightly more difficult to craft with, requiring extra care when working with it. Only studied hands craft with this material. Armor Check Penalties for black pearl armor are reduced by one as all black pearl items must be masterwork items. Arcane Spell Failure reduces by 10%. Armor’s Maximum Dexterity Bonus is improved by 1. Black pearl gear costs three times as much a normal gear (plus the masterwork component). Black pearl is less common than white pearl, as it originates from only a few kinds of oysters.

Copper-Red[edit]

Copper-red pearl is a marvelous material, being beautiful, hard and resilient. It is occasionally mistaken as aged metal, glazed ceramic or bloodstone in appearance, often surviving a long age of use and being handed down among later generations (or ending up in private collections or museums). This pearl is tougher than white pearl. These items are always masterwork items and cost three times as much as normal items (plus the masterwork component). Energy damage sources (acid, cold, electricity, fire, sonic) deal one-quarter damage to copper-red pearl; divide the damage dealt by 4 before applying the hardness. Copper-red pearl is harvested from the knight conch, which are slow growing as well as rare.

Blue-Green[edit]

Possessing a fanciful iridescent luster, blue-green pearl is a wonderful jewel, but unusually dense and heavy. This pearl is primarily used in the manufacture of the great staff as it is far too cumbersome and expensive for widespread usage. It's slick surface and density make it particularly viable in weapon ammunition underwater. Thrown weapons and other ranged projectiles made of blue-green pearl take only a –1 penalty on attack rolls for every 5 feet of water they pass through (instead of –2 as per normal ranged underwater attacks).

Blue-green pearl is typically harvested from an uncommon abalone that prefers cold water sea caves. Huck limpets also produce blue-green pearls.

Pearl Gear[edit]

It is difficult to resize a suit of armor made from pearl without using magic to alter it. Any check made to resize a suit of pearl armor for a new wearer (without proper magical aid, such as a pearl shape) suffers a –6 penalty.



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AuthorGanteka Future +
Identifier3.5e Equipment +
RatingUnrated +
SummaryAn ideal material for use in aquatic environments. +
TitlePearl +