A tiny, flawless emerald harldy larger than a fingernail and cut in the shape of a teardrop
Each of the six remaining Seeds of Life actually has a slightly different set of powers, but all share some common properties.
- Requires the ability to cast Wish or Miracle, and a sacrifice of 15,000xp to attune the Seed of Life to a new bearer
- A Seed of Life grants the bearer a Divine Rank of 1 (see Deities and Demigods for what exactly this means) and access to two domains (specific to each Seed).
The Gods of Selarra took pleasure in pushing their worshipers to war – knowing that their victory in war could mean the reduction of the other gods by loss of power. The races of Selarra warred for generations until only two were left. The superior physical forces of the Pit’hai were threatening to overrun the elven forces when one elven wizard discovered that the gods made themselves vulnerable when they gave up their physical forms. He was able to trap several gods in gems, destroying their consciousnesses and harnessing their power. By the time the other gods reacted, it was too late. All were destroyed or captured by the power of the gems.
With their gods destroyed, and the elves wielding their power, the Pit’hai were decimated. Some fled and formed tribes in the distant reaches of the wilderness, and many were captured and enslaved by the elves. The elves had become the undisputed lords of their world. The nine gems containing the essences of the slain gods came to be known as the Seeds of Life, and they were distributed amongst the most powerful elven families – those who had been the warlords during the great war.
Two of the Seeds were destroyed by the Pit’Hai during the Seed War, and a third captured, used, and corrupted by a powerful Pit’Hai sorcerer.
The energy expended to shift the elves and their moon from their old world to this one left the seeds drained and powerless – a fact never admitted publicly.
Owned by the ruling houses of the Elven Nations of Andar and Ethiel for generations, the Seeds are still the source of the authority of the High Houses.