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A gem of seeing was a magical gem.[4][5][6]

Description[]

The gem looked like a regular gem. It was exquisitely cut and polished. Casting detect magic on the gem was the only way to determine if it was a genuine gem of seeing. Often the gem was mounted in a frame and attached to a pole for ease of use.[3][4][5][6]

Powers[]

The gem gave the user the ability of truesight. When an individual looked at an area through the gem, the gem detected all illusions and invisible creatures or items. It was also able to detect astral, ethereal, and phased creatures. The maximum viewing distance of the gem was 300 ft (91 m), at this range only large creatures or objects were detectable.[3][4][5][6]

Notable Owners[]

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Appearances[]

Adventures
Bloodstone PassOut of the Abyss
Video Games
Neverwinter Nights series (Neverwinter Nights: Darkness over DaggerfordNeverwinter Nights: Tyrants of the Moonsea)
Organized Play & Licensed Adventures
Locathah RisingFaces of Fortune

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References[]

  1. Gary Gygax (1979). Dungeon Masters Guide 1st edition. (TSR, Inc.), p. 123. ISBN 0-9356-9602-4.
  2. slade et al. (February 1995). Encyclopedia Magica Volume II. (TSR, Inc.), p. 528.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Monte Cook, Jonathan Tweet, Skip Williams (July 2003). Dungeon Master's Guide v.3.5. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 257. ISBN 0-7869-2889-1.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Mike Mearls, Jeremy Crawford, Christopher Perkins, James Wyatt (2014). Dungeon Master's Guide 5th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 172. ISBN 978-0786965622.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 David "Zeb" Cook (1989). Dungeon Master's Guide 2nd edition. (TSR, Inc.), p. 170. ISBN 0-88038-729-7.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Gary Gygax (1979). Dungeon Masters Guide 1st edition. (TSR, Inc.), p. 145. ISBN 0-9356-9602-4.
  7. Steven E. Schend (August 1997). “Book One: Tethyr”. In Roger E. Moore ed. Lands of Intrigue (TSR, Inc.), p. 86. ISBN 0-7869-0697-9.
  8. John Terra (November 1997). Four from Cormyr. (TSR, Inc), p. 68. ISBN 0-7869-0646-4.
  9. Tim Beach, Tom Prusa and Steve Kurtz (1993). “Golden Huzuz”. City of Delights (TSR, Inc), pp. 55–56. ISBN 1-56076-589-5.
  10. Rick Brown, James Ward (1991). AD&D Trading Cards 1991 series, #523, "Gershom". TSR, Inc..
  11. Rick Brown, James Ward (1991). AD&D Trading Cards 1991 series, #609, "Udall Granitecrusher". TSR, Inc..
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