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This article is about the rare crafting material. For other Shard-related articles, see Shard (disambig). For other Obsidian-related articles, see Obsidian.
Obsidian Shard
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Item details
Crafting Material

General

Obsidian Shards are rare crafting materials.

Usage

Obsidian Shards are used to craft Obsidian armor:

Crafting Obsidian armor is done by the Eternal Forgemaster, who is in the Fissure of Woe.

Their high value also makes them useful as currency, especially for trades of more than 100 platinum, however ecto are almost always used for this purpose.

What drops it

Where to buy it

Obsidian Shards may be bought from Rare Material Trader, or from players who farm the Fissure of Woe, found at the Temple of the Ages in Prophecies, Zin Ku Corridor in Factions, and Chantry of Secrets in Nightfall.

What salvages into it

Only Obsidian armor can turn into Obsidian Shards when you salvage it.

See also

Trivia

Obsidian is a very dark, naturally occuring volcanic glass. Like most glasses, it is fairly hard and capable of taking and holding a razor edge, but is brittle.

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Marvel Database

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From Marvel Database

This is the Shard disambiguation page.

A = Appearances · I = Images · G = Gallery · F = Fan Art · Q = Quotes

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Runescape

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Starwars

Up to date as of February 04, 2010

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Shard[1]
Homeworld

Orax[1]

Average height

0.3–0.4 m[1]

Hair color

None[1]

Eye color

None[1]

Distinctions

Sentient crystals[1]

Famous members

Shards were a silicon-based species native to the planet Orax, who took the form of irregularly faceted cylindrical crystals thirty to forty centimeters in length. Faint pulses of light—thought signals propagating through their "brains"—could be seen inside their bodies. Shards were immobile in their natural state, but could be installed in specially modified droids.

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Society and culture

Shards on Orax lived in large clusters of crystals which grew among the planet's many hot springs. These colonies consisted of hundreds or thousands of individual Shards, each connected in a group mind via their natural electromagnetic communication abilities. This electromagnetic sense was the only one the Shards possessed naturally. Shards reproduced by growing new Shards directly off an adult Shard, and could live for millennia before succumbing to natural erosion. As expected of a long-lived, unmoving species, Shards were patient, spending all of their time in slow, contemplative thought. Political decisions were made by mutual consensus, which sometimes took centuries to reach.[1]

History

An Iron Knight; a Shard wearing a robotic body, serving the Jedi Order

Human colonists on Orax took a long time to discover that the Shards were sentient. When they did, they developed translator units which allowed the crystalline aliens to translate their electromagnetic pulses into audible speech (and vice-versa). Curious about other worlds, some Shards volunteered to be detached from their colonies and attached into specially modified droids. The Shards began to trade mineral rights for access to droids and computer technology, which their electromagnetic sense allowed them to understand instinctively. Shards in droid bodies, disconnected from their group-mind, became insatiably curious, and almost intoxicated by the new sensory experiences. Individual Shards began understanding the ideas of limited time, thinking and acting much faster than their counterparts in the group-minds. Some of the Shards remaining on Orax regarded this as a corruption of their traditional culture, while others welcomed the knowledge gained from Shards who eventually returned to their colonies.[1]

When the Shards made contact with the Galactic Republic, it was in the last few decades of its existence. Many of the Shard ambassadors were murdered soon after the Galactic Empire arose. Orax became a mining center using slave labor, and many Shard colonies were destroyed. In order to keep surviving offworld Shards away from their home, all droids were banned on Orax. During the Galactic Civil War, the Shards allied themselves with the Alliance to Restore the Republic in order to free their homeworld. They often worked as droid and computer technicians for the Alliance.[1]

Though inorganic, some Shards were Force-sensitives. These Shards, installed in droid bodies, formed the Iron Knights, an offshoot of the Jedi Order. Ilum, a survivor of the Jedi Purge, and Ilum's son Luxum, who fell to the dark side of the Force and was killed by the Yuuzhan Vong, were among them.[3] Another knight named Firkrann was killed during the Clone Wars by General Grievous.[2]

The Shards should not be confused with the Tsil, another crystalline sentient species similar in appearance and in certain other characteristics.[1]

Appearances

  • Star Wars Missions 14: The Monsters of Dweem (First appearance) (Retcon)

Sources

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 Alien Encounters
  2. 2.0 2.1 Unknown Soldier: The Story of General Grievous
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 You must be a member of Star Wars Hyperspace to view this linkDroids, Technology and the Force: A Clash of Phenomena on Hyperspace (article)

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Star Wars Fanon

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The Shard were a silicon-based species native to the planet of Orax. They were immobile in their crystalline state, but many were installed in to special droid bodies. They were considered to be inorganic, a sentient crystal with no hair or eye color and had an average height of 0.3 meters and 0.4 meters. Shard's usually grew in large clusters, and reproduced asexually by other crystals forming off of the parent crystal. A famous Shard was Adegan (Jedi); although Shards were inorganic they could still be Force-sensitive.


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Tibia

Up to date as of February 05, 2010

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This item is in the Plants, Animal Products, Food and Drink class
Shard
It is a shattered part of the Frostheart Spire.
Attributes: None
Weight: 19.00 oz.
Loot value: 2,000 - 4,000 gp.
Dropped by: Frost Dragon, Crystal Spider, Ice Golem, Barbarian Bloodwalker, Ice Witch, Yakchal, Chakoya Windcaller, Frost Giant, Frost Giantess, Man in the Cave
Buy from: Players.
Sell to: Hjaern (Nibelor) 2,000 gp - Only after having obtained both addons of the Norseman Outfit
Notes: This shard is told to bear great magical powers, namely used to fuel great frost magic, whose magic has been mastered by the Nibelor shamans.
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