Krysa crystals encased in crystals
The Krysa are a magic family, magic abilities only inherited from one's mother because mitochondria and stuff, with the power of growing extremely strong crystals from their skin. These crystals are quite the fashion statement because 1. the Krysa are the royal family and 2. only a Krysa is ever allowed to be the Speaker of the God of Gods (basically the Pope), which is a funny way of saying that if these guys were more interested in cooperating with their relatives than bickering with and killing them they could pull some serious Illuminati-tier shit. The history both fictional and real is complex but in short Krysa are considered holy and their powers given to an ancestor for being pure of heart so that they and their descendants could guide the Lamarans, themselves believed to be descended from the sinless/at the very least decent people when the gods did a thing/forcibly relocated the sinless to a peninsula and then filled the rest of the world with monsters, away from sin that would otherwise drive the gods to do a thing again. But here's the issue: Krysa crystals have an extremely complex multi-step chemical magical bla bla it slowly disappears over time in air with a crystal the size of a fist being expected to last about a year. So, how do you, someone who has been given a Krysa crystal by a Krysa and is also stupidly rich, make a fashion statement out of the cancerous crystallised skin of the ever-infighting royals to show off how cool you are in a way that's even cooler without the fashion statement disappearing? Put it in another crystal... a normal one that doesn't disappear with time. . As for where it's used in fashion: jewellery in the most visible places possible, usually in forehead crowns. Some of these Krysa crystals in crystals have been around hundreds of years, even if they're bounced around between different necklaces, crowns, brooches and so on according to whatever the big noble fashion trend is while the commoners increasingly question how much of their taxes is actually going to the running of and protection of Lamara. . . Laws regarding Krysa crystals that apply just as much to these: Krysa can't give away their crystals, only loan them. Because of this it's illegal for someone gifted a crystal to sell it, gift it to someone else or even pass it on in their inheritance. On the death of the person who received it, it's standard practice for it to immediately be loaned to their next of kin by the Krysa who gave it but if this doesn't happen for whatever reason (ie: "I liked your grandpa but you no fuck you") it's given back to the Krysa who gave it, in which case the standard practice then is for that Krysa to go to where their dead buddy is buried and bury the crystal nearby, or if the dead buddy was cremated or given a sky burial or anything like that to otherwise leave the crystal where the funeral rites took place and break it out of whatever's keeping it from wearing away so that it may wear away and go with the dead budyy in the afterlife. When receiving a crystal, the receiver must go to a temple to register this and who they got it from. The temple sends a messenger to that Krysa to check everything's legit and if it is the person who received it gets to keep it. If it isn't then the one who received it can receive any of a wide variety of punishments depending on when and where in Lamara they are, who the Krysa was (expect harsher punishments if that Krysa was royalty), who the receiver was (more important = less problems) and how trigger-happy the priest adjudicating the case is. Yes, this system can absolutely be abused by Krysa to gift people crystals, go "oh yeah they like totally threatened me into it or no I didn't give them that they must've gotten it from someone else by some dodgy means and hoped I'd half-mindlessly say it was fine" and then get those people screwed by the law.
Mechanics & Inner Workings
There are none they're just rapid-grown crystalised skin cells that also happen to be harder than diamond placed inside of other crystals with filling of the hole made for this covered with metal.
Step 1: Acquire Krysa crystal. The easiest way to do this is to find a Krysa child, let them pet an animal of yours and then during your goodbyes telling the Krysa child that the animal wants to keep one of the kid's crystals to remember them. Or go up to one and go "please please pretty please gimme gimme gimme I want one please please please just for me please please please." Step 2: Make a hole in a bigger normal crystal that the Krysa crystal will fit perfectly into. Roxberry jam, which is completely clear, can be filled into any gaps and onto the surface of the crystal. Step 3: Integrate into a larger piece of jewellery. This generally includes metal hooking into the crystal that the Krysa crystal is contained within and plugging the hole you made to put the Krysa crystal in there with molten metal (this won't damage the Krysa crystal if it isn't touching air unless you're using some crazy molten metal) so that the bit where the metal goes in isn't visible to anyone when being worn. Step 4: Show off. Also Krysa crystals are hard as fuck so tiny chance of it saving your life if you've got it in a necklace over your chest and that spear that your underpaid maid threw at you perfectly hits the crystal... actually nah then it'll probably slide off the crystal and still kill you pay your damn maids and servants properly you dungead.
Massive cultural and religious significance to Lamarans. It's like having the UK Queen's toenail clippings but if all British people loved the Queen as much as most of their grandparents do.
Common among the nobles, but nobles aren't exactly common.
Generally light for their size, still heavy.
Extremely expensive to make and buy. Nobility and mould-breakers only.
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