Siberys Range Average
Small 4d4 × 25 gp 250 gp
Large 4d4 × 200 gp 2'000 gp
Greater 2d4 × 1'000 gp 5'000 gp
Eberron Range Average
Small 1d8 gp 4.5 gp
Greater 4d4 × 10 gp 100 gp
Khyber Range Average
Small 4d4 × 75 gp 750 gp
Greater 4d4 × 500 gp 5'000 gp
Nature: Equipment
Type: Magical material / mineral

Siberys Dragonshards
Eberron Dragonshards
Khyber Dragonshards
Hard, translucent stones similar to precious gemstones, appearing in three varieties: golden-veined Siberys shards, Khyber shards filled with veins of midnight blue to oily black, and crimson-swirled Eberron shards.


Ancient legends and creation myths describe Eberron as a world in three parts: the ring above, the subterranean realm below, and the land between. Each of these world sections is tied to a great progenitor dragon of legend: Siberys, Khyber, and Eberron; the Dragon Above, the Dragon Below, and the Dragon Between.

Each section of the world produces stones and crystals imbued with arcane power, which are called dragonshards. With dragonshards, elementals can be controlled and harnessed, fiends can be bound in harmless containment, dragonmarks can be made more powerful, and magic items of all sorts can be crafted and shaped more efficiently.

These shards, however, are rare and difficult to come by, making them expensive and often the goals of great quests and adventures, and the basis for a whole industry has grown up around procuring enough of them to meet the demands of the modern industrial civilization of Khorvaire.



Dragonshards appear in 3 distinct forms, each associated with and originating in a different part of the world. These crystal fragments can be shaped and used to power magic items, artifacts, and constructs, or to enhance the abilities bestowed by dragonmarks.

All dragonshards appear as translucent rock or crystal with swirling veins of color suspended within them. The veins are reminiscent of dragonmarks but are not copies of them, and the pulsating veins make the stones look almost alive. Though dragonshards are translucent, the glowing veins running through them lend their color to each crystal.

The shape of these veins suggests the swirls of dragonmarks, though no one has ever found a shard that exactly mirrored a mark. The color moves and pulses within the translucent crystal, making dragonshards look almost alive and lending their color to the overall appearance of the crystal.

Siberys dragonshards fall from the Ring of Siberys that forms a broken path across the night sky. A pulsating swirl of golden veins glows within the crystalline depths of a Siberys dragonshard.

Khyber dragonshards are found deep in the earth, near layers of magma. These living crystals typically grow on cavern walls. A Khyber dragonshard has writhing, midnight-blue to oily black veins running through it.

Eberron dragonshards are buried in the shallow soil of the world and are usually found encased in geodelike stone eggs. An Eberron dragonshard has crimson, blood-red swirls churning within its crystalline surface.

Dragonshards are rarely found large enough to be crafted into items of any significant size. Most often, a small dragonshard is formed into a piece of jewelry to serve as a personal focus to enhance the power of a dragonmarked character. A larger dragonshard, up to the size of a fist, can be crafted into a larger focus item.

Unattuned dragonshards have hardness 10. The process of attunement softens a stone slightly, reducing its hardness to 8. A dragonshard has 20 hit points per inch of thickness.

Magic Items

Each type of dragonshard has an affinity for certain magical functions, and each is used to make a different sort of magic item:
●Siberys shard items focus or enhance the powers of dragonmarked characters, and can also enhance psionic powers when embedded in an Inspired body.
●Eberron shard items store magical and psionic energy, whether as spellbooks, spell storing items, or psionic power stones.
●Khyber shard items use the affinity of the shard to bind creatures in some fashion, like the bound elementals powering a lightning rail or airship.

Known Uses

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