The Terror of Riltar
The Black Iris Isles
"The Black Iris Isles are for the elite that have too much money to spend and that have too much disdain for the common folk. That being said, you can't deny that their location is something to be envied." – Nehmoh, Captain of the Sword of the Sea
The Black Iris isles are a small set of islands just off the southern coast of Riltar. Named for the amazing stones that make up its shores, black iris stones. While the beaches are made of these deep black, smooth stones, there are many throughout the beaches that are perfect spheres, and reflect no light of any kind. A phenomenon in themselves, perfect black iris stones sell for a very high price and are considered a mark of noble status to have any jewelry that bears them. Much experimenting has been done to the stones, both alchemical and magical in nature, and the stones have an ludicrously high melting point of 4500 K. Stranger still, when many are gathered together in close proximity there seems to be no melting point to them. In addition, they are incredibly resilent and it appears they cannot be shaped, broken, or cracked. Perfect black iris stones are incredible magnetic. In addition, magic used against them is dampened significantly, many spells seemingly having no effect against them.