Light pellets's creation process was to take a small piece of material like glass, rock crystal, or something else, have a cleric cast continual light on it, coat it with fat or grease, roll the coated thing in clay, and then bake it hard. They were collected and stored in pouches. One pouch held three to twelve of them. A daylight spell could be used to craft them too. Sun flash pellets were created using the exact same process except for the daylight spell; a sunburst spell was needed instead. Because those were very precious, they were stored one by one.
Light pellets had to be thrown to the ground to be used. On impact with the ground, they broke and blinding light, like a daylight spell, was unleashed. "Blinding" was not in the figurative sense but in the literal sense. Drow who saw the light were blinded for two to five minutes. Users of the magic item averted this effect by masking or hooding themselves or by being trained in blind-fighting.
They were treated like special weapons and stored with special care by the nobles.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Ed Greenwood (July 1991). The Drow of the Underdark. (TSR, Inc), p. 79. ISBN 1-56076-132-6.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Bruce R. Cordell, Gwendolyn F.M. Kestrel, Jeff Quick (October 2003). Underdark. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 74–75. ISBN 0-7869-3053-5.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Bruce R. Cordell, Gwendolyn F.M. Kestrel, Jeff Quick (October 2003). Underdark. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 74. ISBN 0-7869-3053-5.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Bruce R. Cordell, Gwendolyn F.M. Kestrel, Jeff Quick (October 2003). Underdark. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 75. ISBN 0-7869-3053-5.