Duskwood was a type of tree found growing all over Faerûn.[1]

Description[edit | edit source]

Duskwoods grew in densely packed groves, blocked the light, and appeared rather eerie, giving them their name. They had smooth black bark and the trunks grew to an average height of 60 feet (18.2 meters), with small lacy branches high on the tree. Atop these trunks were small branches. The wood was smoky gray and as tough as iron.[1][2]

Duskwoods were very resistant to fire,[2] although their resin was famous for its fine flammability.[3]

Usage[edit | edit source]

Some craftspeople fashioned weapons out of duskwood in place of metal. Such items weighed half as much as their metal counterparts. Duskwood didn't make good armor (even with a wood shape spell), though a passable breastplate could be made out of it.[1] Mast spars and roof beams were usually made of duskwood.[2]

The Blackstaff and the Scepter of Savras were made of duskwood.[4][5] Thyrsus of the druid staves were often carved from single pieces of duskwood.[6]

Habitats[edit | edit source]

Duskwood trees were known to be found in the following places:

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Sean K. Reynolds, Duane Maxwell, Angel McCoy (August 2001). Magic of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 178. ISBN 0-7869-1964-7.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Ed Greenwood and Jason Carl (July 2002). Silver Marches. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 39. ISBN 0-7869-2835-2.
  3. Jeff Grubb and Kate Novak (November 1988). Azure Bonds. (TSR, Inc), p. 278. ISBN 0-8803-8612-6.
  4. Steven E. Schend (September 2008). Blackstaff Tower. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 48. ISBN 0-7869-4913-9.
  5. Ed Greenwood, Eric L. Boyd (1996). Volo's Guide to All Things Magical. (TSR, Inc), p. 113. ISBN 0-7869-0446-1.
  6. Richard Baker, Ed Bonny, Travis Stout (February 2005). Lost Empires of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 154. ISBN 0-7869-3654-1.
  7. Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 124. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
  8. Ed Greenwood, The Hooded One (2007-07-14). Questions for Ed Greenwood (2007). Candlekeep Forum. Retrieved on 2020-11-10.
  9. Ed Greenwood (November 1998). The City of Ravens Bluff. (TSR, Inc), p. 148. ISBN 0-7869-1195-6.
  10. 10.0 10.1 Ed Greenwood and Jason Carl (July 2002). Silver Marches. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 54. ISBN 0-7869-2835-2.
  11. Ed Greenwood (November 1998). The City of Ravens Bluff. (TSR, Inc), p. 48. ISBN 0-7869-1195-6.
  12. Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 176. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
  13. Ed Greenwood (2000). Volo's Guide to Baldur's Gate II. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 71. ISBN 0-7869-1626-5.
  14. Bruce R. Cordell, Ed Greenwood, Chris Sims (August 2008). Forgotten Realms Campaign Guide. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 146. ISBN 978-0-7869-4924-3.
  15. Ed Greenwood and Jason Carl (July 2002). Silver Marches. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 11. ISBN 0-7869-2835-2.
  16. Ed Greenwood and Jason Carl (July 2002). Silver Marches. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 134. ISBN 0-7869-2835-2.
  17. Ed Greenwood (2000). Volo's Guide to Baldur's Gate II. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 100. ISBN 0-7869-1626-5.
  18. Anthony Pryor (June 1995). “Campaign Guide”. In Michele Carter, Doug Stewart eds. Spellbound (TSR, Inc.), p. 56. ISBN 978-0786901395.
  19. Anne Gray McCready et al. (March 1994). Elves of Evermeet. (TSR, Inc), p. 10. ISBN 1-5607-6829-0.
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