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  • Tears

    The only source of water in the Pools is saltwater, which seeps through the crevasses of the stone ceilings, dripping down and forming what are known as the [[Pools of Tears]]. This rain is colloquially known as Tears for its resemblance to teardrops, and …

  • Flame

    Under the earth, welling pools of magma flow upward, occasionally breaking through the stone floors of the Pools. The resulting lava flows are called the [[Pools of Flame]], which are the primary source of heat and light throughout the caves. [[Tears]] …

  • Food

    Food is generally hard to come by in the Pools. There are no animals other than the [[Displacer Beasts | displacer beasts]], fish, and intertidal creatures such as clams, crabs, mussels, and urchins. All of these animals provide their meat to the [[Races …

  • Resources

    The most noticeable limitation in resources is the lack of any kind of wood. [[Displacer Beasts | Displacer beasts]] are sources of valuable fur, leather, hide, and bone. [[Kragonscales]] are shed periodically throughout the life-cycle of a growing [[ …

  • Magic

    Magic is a relative unknown in [[The Pools | the Pools]]. Or it was, until recently. There have always been a few miscreants who meet and perform strange magical feats, but further study has proved fruitless. Perhaps partially responsible is a societal …

  • Barter

    With such a small population with such a small set of goods, money means little to the [[Races | denizens]] of [[The Pools | the Pools]]. A barter system has been employed successfully for generations, trading freshwater for fish, trading [[Incendium | …

  • Incendium

    Incendium is a wonder metal, used for every object or structure in [[The Pools | the Pools]]. It is the strongest metal known, surpassing [[Other metals | copper, iron, or steel alloy]]. Where [[Flame]] would quickly melt the other metals, incendium …

  • Other metals

    Copper, iron, and steel are dwarfed in usefulness when compared to [[Incendium | incendium]], made from incendium ore. These metals are generally discarded.

  • Precious Metals and Gems

    Gold, silver, and gems are plentiful, but serve only an aesthetic purpose. These products of the [[Mines | mines]] are not discarded like [[Other Metals | other metals]], but instead molded into jewelry, baubles, dice, and children's toys. These "precious …

  • Kragonscales

    Large scales, shed periodically by the [[Kragons | kragons]], these scales are used for decoration. Some armors are crafted from the strong scales, similar in strength to dragon scales, but these are largely decorative (albeit functional) thanks to the …

  • Frond

    Frond is a surprising plant, requiring no sunlight in favor of the heat and radiation of the [[Pools of Flame]]. It seems to be able to flourish on saltwater, though it grows faster when given freshwater. The plant itself grows in thin reeds, resembling …

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