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Pyreheart

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Pyreheart is a soft gem that can be found in the emberpeaks. It has a bright orange glow, and pulses with light. It can be used for a variety of things, such as food, medicine, and decoration.

Properties

Material Characteristics

Pyreheart is a bright orange gem, that emits a soft, pulsing glow. It is a soft crystal, able to be easily crumbled or broken apart. It grows in clusters, forming rectangular and triangular shapes. It tends to grow downwards from the ceilings of caves, and only forms in hot and humid environments.

Physical & Chemical Properties

Pyreheart, when eaten, has the capability of sooling heartaches. Its sugary taste is also calming, and can ease stress and sadness. It is used in certain heartburn and depression or anxiety medications. It can also be used to calm psychotic patients, grounding them and allowing them to think clearer and be able to better recieve mental help.

Life & Expiration

Outside of its warm environment, pyreheart doesnt keep for very long. It loses its structural integrety, becomes harder and stale, and loses its beneficial properties.

History & Usage

Everyday use

Most commonly, pyreheart is used to treat minor heart-related or stress-related illnesses. It is often used as an additive to some types of teas, either to sweeten a bitter tea or to add a sort of sour flavour to others.
It is also used as a decoration, a common staple on rings and earrings of species that live in warm enough spaces to sustain it. Some will employ a process of carefully cooling and sealing the gem to harden it and make it better-suited for decorative use in colder environments.
It can be used to make a variety of foods, such as the pyreheart candy, a soft, fluffy candy that dissolves in water, or volcano salad, a dish made by residents of the calderas with a number of their local edible plant species.
Taste
Sugary, but sour
Color
Glowing orange


Cover image: Image on Pixabay by Dieter444

Comments

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Dec 8, 2023 14:47 by Dr Emily Vair-Turnbull

I would love to know who looked at pyreheart and was like "you know what? I bet I can eat this."   I love that it has such a wife variety of uses, especially in a medicinal sense.

Emy x   Etrea | Vazdimet
Dec 8, 2023 14:47 by Dr Emily Vair-Turnbull

Er, wide.

Emy x   Etrea | Vazdimet
Dec 8, 2023 15:08 by spleen

to be fair, the flamekin do pretty much spend their time picking up rocks and eating them xD

Have a wonderful day!
Dec 8, 2023 15:15 by Dr Emily Vair-Turnbull

Yeah, reading the flamekin article made me go "ah, it was these guys" xD

Emy x   Etrea | Vazdimet