26.15 Typical quests for the various divine gems.
Where known, a brief summary of the type of quests usually associated with a gem have been included below. These will vary according to decisions of the God managing the event (see HELP SCHEDULE for date-known Gem Quests) and, closer to the quest date itself, typing HELP followed by the gem (HELP CORNELIAN for instance) will show you specific rules and important info relating to that particular Divine Gem Quest format.
Here is a list of the Divine Gems and a very brief summary of the Quest or Contest associated with each particular Gem:
The Cornelian Epic strategic team combat on Battleisle (see HELP BATTLEQUEST).
The Ruby Single elimination of competitors in violent clashes.
The Malachite Test of the knowledge of the outer-reaches of the land.
The Moonstone Single or group combat between the mightiest mortals.
The Topaz Combination of competitive and intellectual puzzles.
The Ebony Quest to test the cunning, stealth and slyness of mortals.
The Coral Quest involving speed, and knowledge of the waterways.
The Pearl Quest of the stars, demanding intuition and empathy.
The Onyx A test of the hunting ability of individual mortals.
The Opal Quest to test the compassion and healing ability of mortals.
The Amber Battles between groups for the honour of the gem.
The Diamond Multiuest testing to the full the intellect of an individual.
The Sapphire Performing as many quests as possible in an allotted time.
The Emerald Intuitive searching out of golden eggs, knowledge of Avalon.
The Amethyst The Quest of Ordination, described separately.
If you are lucky enough to win a Gem Quest, you will be able to throw the gem into the pool atop the rock pinnacle - typically watched by an audience of deities and fellow competitors. Your name will be included in the contenders list (see HELP CONTENDERS) and added to the rollcall of gem-winners (see HELP GEMHOLDERS).
Related helpfiles include HELP GEMS for info on the powers acquired by winning a specific Divine Gem, HELP AMETHYST for detailed information about this most special of gems - the fifteenth in the series - along with HELP ORDINATION for the Amethyst is the apotheosis gem; the exploision of the mortal soul into that of an immortal God.
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