Sending stones always came in pairs. They were smooth and delicately carved to match each other, so the pairs were easily recognizable. If one stone from the pair were destroyed, the other would lose its magic.
When activated, a sending stone could be used to cast a sending spell targeted at the bearer of its pair. If the receiving stone had no bearer at the moment of the casting, the stone did not cast the spell and made the user aware of it. This power could be used once, after which the stone regained its magic at dawn.
- Beldora, a Harper agent stationed in Bryn Shander in the late 1480s DR, used a sending stone regularly to report to her fellow agent Thwip Ironbottom in Hundelstone.
- Salida, a yuan-ti pureblood spy in Port Nyanzaru in the the late 1480s or early 1490s DR, used a sending stone to keep Ras Nsi apprised of the activity of anyone heading south in search of Omu.
- The Flaming Fist commander Liara Portyr held a sending stone which she used to apprise the Calishite pirate Zaroum Al-Saryak about any ships leaving or entering Port Nyanzaru in the late 1480s or early 1490s DR.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Mike Mearls, Jeremy Crawford, Christopher Perkins, James Wyatt (2014). Dungeon Master's Guide 5th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 199. ISBN 978-0786965622.
- ↑ Sean K. Reynolds, Duane Maxwell, Angel McCoy (August 2001). Magic of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 165. ISBN 0-7869-1964-7.
- ↑ Andy Collins, Eytan Bernstein, Frank Brunner, Owen K. C. Stephens, John Snead (March 2007). Magic Item Compendium. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 184. ISBN 978-0-7869-4345-6.
- ↑ Mike Mearls, Jeremy Crawford (2014). Player's Handbook 5th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 274. ISBN 978-0-7869-6560-1.
- ↑ Christopher Perkins (September 6, 2016). Storm King's Thunder. Edited by Kim Mohan, Michele Carter. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 40, 44. ISBN 978-0786966004.
- ↑ Christopher Perkins, Will Doyle, Steve Winter (September 19, 2017). Tomb of Annihilation. Edited by Michele Carter, Scott Fitzgerald Gray. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 35. ISBN 978-0-7869-6610-3.
- ↑ Christopher Perkins, Will Doyle, Steve Winter (September 19, 2017). Tomb of Annihilation. Edited by Michele Carter, Scott Fitzgerald Gray. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 67. ISBN 978-0-7869-6610-3.