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Oysters were a type of mollusk found throughout Toril.

Description

Oysters were small mollusks with a soft body that was protected by a hard shell.[1]

Uses

Oysters were one of the few sources of pearls.[2]

Oysters could be smoked[3] or consumed raw.[4] Oysters were, obviously, a key ingredient in Beef and Oysters Barnabas.[5] In Wa, a type of cake, pink in color, was made with oyster shells mixed with cinnamon.[6]

An oyster shell could be used as the material component for casting the prismatic eye spell.[7]

Ecology

Oysters were found in warm bodies of water.[8]

Locations

  • Oysters were found in the High Moor. These freshwater oysters very rarely produced pearls, but that did not stop humans from Secomber from taking the risk in hunting for pearls in the High Moor.[9]
  • Oysters were cultivated in the Lake of Steam althought few produced pearls.[10] However, a small town on the Lake of Steam, Yhep, was famous for its scarlet pearls.[11]
  • Acoval's Cove was home to many pools in which pearl-laden oysters were cultivated.[12]
  • Moonever was a small village which supplied oysters to several settlements in Cormyr.[13]
  • The Bay of Dancing Dolphins was also known for its riches of oyster beds and their abundance of pearls.[14]
  • Pearling season in Zakhara lasted for five months and saw the waters between Gana and Jumlat teeming with pearl boats, their divers hunting for pearl laden oysters on the seabed.[15]
  • In Malatra, the fishing village of Buyan cultivated oysters and sold what were considered the best pearls in Malatra.[16]
  • In Kozakura, the fishermen of the island of Nakashima cultivated oysters for their pearls.[17] The Senshi Islands were famous for its large and plentiful oyster beds.[18]
  • The waters off the coast of Iiso, a city in Wa, were home to oyster beds which were the source of what many considered the best pearls found on Toril.[19]

Notable Users

Businesses

  • Felzoun's Folly, a tavern in the city of Waterdeep, served its patrons fresh whole oysters.[20]

Races & Sentient Creatures

Appendix

See Also

External Links

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References

  1. Keith Francis Strohm (September 1997). Of Ships and the Sea. (TSR, Inc), p. 120. ISBN 0786907061.
  2. Jeff Grubb and Ed Greenwood (1990). Forgotten Realms Adventures. (TSR, Inc), p. 137–138. ISBN 0-8803-8828-5.
  3. Ed Greenwood (July 1995). Volo's Guide to Cormyr. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 150. ISBN 0-7869-0151-9.
  4. Ed Greenwood (July 1995). Volo's Guide to Cormyr. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 48. ISBN 0-7869-0151-9.
  5. Chet Williamson (July 1998). Murder in Cormyr. (TSR, Inc.), chap. 5, p. 30. ISBN 0-7869-0486-0.
  6. Rick Swan (1989). Test of the Samurai. (TSR, Inc), p. 14. ISBN 0-88038-775-0.
  7. Ed Greenwood, Tim Beach (1995). Pages from the Mages. (TSR, Inc), p. 13. ISBN 0-7869-0183-7.
  8. Gary Gygax, David Cook, and François Marcela-Froideval (1985). Oriental Adventures. (TSR, Inc), p. 115. ISBN 0-8803-8099-3.
  9. Tim Beach (October 1995). “The High Moor”. In Julia Martin ed. Elminster's Ecologies Appendix II (TSR, Inc), p. 21. ISBN 0786901713.
  10. Steven E. Schend and Dale Donovan (September 1998). Empires of the Shining Sea. (TSR, Inc), p. 170. ISBN 978-0786912377.
  11. Steven E. Schend and Dale Donovan (September 1998). Empires of the Shining Sea. (TSR, Inc), p. 139. ISBN 978-0786912377.
  12. Ed Greenwood (July 2000). Volo's Guide to Baldur's Gate II. Edited by Duane Maxwell, David Noonan. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 73. ISBN 0-7869-1626-5.
  13. Ed Greenwood (July 1995). Volo's Guide to Cormyr. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 79. ISBN 0-7869-0151-9.
  14. Thomas Reid (October 2004). Shining South. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 95. ISBN 0-7869-3492-1.
  15. Jeff Grubb (August 1992). Land of Fate (Adventurer's Guide to Zakhara). (TSR, Inc), p. 89. ISBN 978-1560763291.
  16. Mike Pondsmith, Jay Batista, Rick Swan, John Nephew, Deborah Christian (1988). Kara-Tur: The Eastern Realms (Volume II). (TSR, Inc), p. 100. ISBN 0-88038-608-8.
  17. Mike Pondsmith, Jay Batista, Rick Swan, John Nephew, Deborah Christian (1988). Kara-Tur: The Eastern Realms (Volume II). (TSR, Inc), p. 130. ISBN 0-88038-608-8.
  18. Mike Pondsmith, Jay Batista, Rick Swan, John Nephew, Deborah Christian (1988). Kara-Tur: The Eastern Realms (Volume II). (TSR, Inc), p. 131. ISBN 0-88038-608-8.
  19. Mike Pondsmith, Jay Batista, Rick Swan, John Nephew, Deborah Christian (1988). Kara-Tur: The Eastern Realms (Volume II). (TSR, Inc), p. 161. ISBN 0-88038-608-8.
  20. Ed Greenwood (January 1993). Volo's Guide to Waterdeep. (TSR, Inc.), p. 126. ISBN 1-56076-335-3.
  21. Rick Swan (July 1990). Monstrous Compendium Kara-Tur Appendix. (TSR, Inc.). ISBN 0-88038-851-X.
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