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A cut beljuril gem

Beljurils are a gemstone unique to the planet Xodus of the Jaezath System.

Material Properties[]

Beljurils are range from light turquoise to deep seawater green in color. In their uncut state they are roughly the size of a fist and are not quite spherical. About once every hour (times vary from stone to stone), beljurils absorb an undetectable amount of energy from their surroundings and emit it as a bright flash of light, devoid of heat, sound, or electrical charge. This light is easily noticeable when ambient are is dark or dim. Beljurils are difficult to cut with metal tools and are very strong, much like diamonds. They are usually found in ancient cavernous rock, usually blue claystone.

Industry[]

Uses[]

Most notably, beljurils are used in Eye Gems, decorative lighting, and decorative shoulder plating in armor. Eye gems are most notable because of their high value.

Mining[]

An average of 22,679 carats of beljuril (4.536kg) are mined annually on Xodus. Roughly 94% originate from the regions of Cawanor and Raeldar (of Xodus), although other significant sources include the regions of Alenius, Upper Glarmion and Iruladdun. They are mined in sheets of ancient blue claystone, most likely in close proximity to deep groundwater. Rapid beljuril extraction began around the same time frame as the Eye Gems technology became readily available.

Popular Culture[]

Film And Television

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Music[]

  • In a traditional religious ballad on Xodus, the goddess Inaem's eyes are said to be more radiant than beljurils. This is controversial because there is the belief that no one has and ever will see Inaem's face- and thus, her eye color and such are unknown.
  • A more recent song, also from Xodus, comments on the beauty of the beljuril being deceptive and destructive.

Literature[]

  • Beljurils are mentioned in several of the religious books on Xodus: Laws and Statutes, Imaem's Doctrines, Times Past, Times Future, Defilement of Sam, Sins and Costs, and On Use of Magic.
  • Beljurils are mentioned in several non-fiction books on geology, gems, and mining. In fact, many of these are the sources for this article.
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