Nine Gems of Virtue
The Gems of Virtue and Vice
The Last Gift of the Gods
Man these things are the most powerful items in the world. If you could properly harness them you would be a god.
The Nine Virtues
These are the base for the major religion in the world. This was the last message of the gods, delivered in the package of nine corresponding gems, each with limitless power. There is a poem written by the wise king Solemn, while not the most flowing piece, sums up nicely the state of the gems today.
The Nine Gems of Virtue, as innocent as they sound, are possibly the greatest causes of strife and pain in our simple world.
Three have been destroyed.
Strength was crushed by the Great Warrior.
Cunning annihilated by the first Archmage.
Happiness was removed from this world by the gods themselves.
Two are held in the clutches of great dragons, the likes of who fell armies without strain.
Honey is in the grasp of the massive gold dragon, who holds the eastern deserts as his own.
Justice kept by the sleek silver dragon, she who perches atop the tallest mountains.
Three more are lost to the cracks of history, even I know not where they are.
And the last is held by the wise king Solemn, and that is why you are here.
So rest and gaze on the last gift of the gods, and understand its power for the frightful thing it is.
With the assassination of king Solemn, the last human held gem of virtue was lost. But, as one thing leaves, another must come, and so the gems of vice slowing began to creep back into the world.
The Nine Vices
There is little known about these nine gems, other than they are extremely dangerous and cannot be trusted. Pray for those who get caught in their grasp.