The Shackled City
The Phoenix Heart
This rare gem is one of a set created by a power long forgotten in the histories. It appears as a reddish orange crystal roughly six inches long, shaped like a rupee with a small, downy feather visible inside of it. When the heart is active, it glows with a pale orange light. Its power is said to break dark curses, cure horrific maladies, and even bring the dead back to life. Once its power is spent, the crystal becomes dormant and it sheds no light. To recharge the heart, it must be in close proximity to a noble sacrifice in the face of overwhelming evil. Once recharged, the crystal communes with the possessor’s mind, gifting it with the knowledge of how to access it’s greater powers, and a number of other benefits, at least one of which is believed to be immunity to fire.