heart stones

The heart stones are crimson gems that the Cloud Bears wear around their necks as amulets. The heart stones seem to be able to summon storms but the Cloud Bears are unaware of this and attribute it to them praying to their Cloud Spirit deity and the storms being divine intervention.

Venger describes the heart stones as "the only element in this world that I am powerless against," and cowers from one of them.

When he has many thrown at him by the Cloud Bears he shatters into crimson, crystalline fragments but resurrects, fleeing as a stream of these shards.


  1. Hmm pretty sure the 'heart stone' is one of the most powerful items in and around the whole D&D folklore.

  2. i wonder if the writer borrowed this from the 1984 Dungeons & Dragons module [XL-1] Quest For the Heartstone?