Tales of Tolgard
Lapis lazuli is an opaque, dark to sky-blue ornamental stone with gold flecks. The deeper blue the stone, the more highly it is prized. Lapis lazuli is usually cabochon cut and polished to show off its golden inclusions. Often the cabochons are carved into fanciful shapes such as scarabs, unicorns, or griffons. Lapis lazuli is the best gemstone to use for a periapt of health if one cannot get or afford a ruby, and when powdered, it becomes the principle base ingredient in the making of potions of heroism and super-heroism.