It ain't alive— but it's alive.Ool is a spirit-infused stone found throughout Umqwam. How, exactly, it is used can depend on where it is used, and who is using it. But, it is fairly universally used to power machines via ool engines and to focus the spells of saawkamut in the form of guns, talismans, and other tools.
Ool is found in every nest within Umqwam, typically in large, concentrated deposits. These deposits themselves, however, are few and far between— most nests only possessing one of their kind. As a result, these can often become hotly contested, with various groups constantly vying for control of the valued deposits. Even those that are well-protected are often plagued by bandits and thieves looking to pawn off as much of the valued material as they can.
Spirit of Stone
A symbol of statusAcross various nests, particularly affluent people flaunt their wealth by donning jewelry made out of ool. This, in turn often makes them targets for both bandits and Ooti raiders alike.
Ya' see that one? Them's so rich they's glowin' in tha dark!