Pearls of power were magical magically empowered pearls that allowed a spellcaster to recast spells that she or he had already cast.[1]

Description[edit | edit source]

Without the means of magic detection, a pearl of power appeared no different than a typical pearl of average size and quality. To those able to detect magic, however, such a pearl gave off a strong aura of transmutation magic.[1]

In magic shops, pearls of power sold from anywhere from 1,000 gold pieces for the weakest varieties to as much as 81,000 gp for the most powerful pearls.[1]

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Simply by uttering a magical command word, a holder of a pearl of power could recall any spell already cast that day. The spellcaster could then cast that spell again without having to proceed through the usual methods of preparation. It did not matter whether the spell had been prepared by arcane or divine means. A pearl of power was of no use to a spellcaster who did not access the Weave through spell-preparation, such as a sorcerer.[1]

Most pearls permitted the recall of only one cast spell per day, but at least one variety allowed the recall of two per day. Each pearl was limited to the recall of spells of the same general power as each other, with the exception of the variety of pearl that could be used twice a day.[1]

Notable Owners[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Monte Cook, Jonathan Tweet, Skip Williams (July 2003). Dungeon Master's Guide v.3.5. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 263. ISBN 0-7869-2889-1.
  2. Mike Mearls, Jeremy Crawford, Christopher Perkins, James Wyatt (2014). Dungeon Master's Guide 5th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 184. ISBN 978-0786965622.
  3. Gwendolyn F.M. Kestrel (2003-10-04). Organizations of the Underdark (Zipped PDF). Wizards of the Coast. p. 6. Archived from the original on 2016-11-01. Retrieved on 2018-09-11.
  4. Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 103. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
  5. Greg A. Vaughan, Skip Williams, Thomas M. Reid (November 2007). Anauroch: The Empire of Shade. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 128. ISBN 0-7869-4362-9.
  6. Thomas M. Reid, Sean K. Reynolds (Nov. 2005). Champions of Valor. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 149. ISBN 0-7869-3697-5.
  7. Richard Baker, Ed Bonny, Travis Stout (February 2005). Lost Empires of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 21. ISBN 0-7869-3654-1.
  8. Dale Donovan (January 1998). Cult of the Dragon. (TSR, Inc), p. 18. ISBN 0-7869-0709-6.
  9. James Wyatt (2002-09-07). Underdark Campaigns (Zipped PDF). Wizards of the Coast. p. 3. Archived from the original on 2017-10-28. Retrieved on 2009-10-07.
  10. Robert Wiese (2005-02-16). Secrets of Imaskar (Zipped PDF). Wizards of the Coast. p. 8. Archived from the original on 2016-11-01. Retrieved on 2018-09-08.
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