"Amidst the horrors of frost, the beauty of Winter is displayed by such treasures as this." -Ellri Mistgaze.
The Shard of Cheimonas is one of the four Symbols of the Seasons, required to open The Door of The Four Seasons. It is located in The Royal Chamber of The Marble Palace.
The Shard is a large sapphire contained in clear Nevermelting Ice crystal. The Nevermelting Ice glows with the light of an aurora. It weighs about 2 lbs and is about the size of a melon.
Created by Cheimonas, the Shard was bestowed upon the Human hero Kappi, of The Moetta Gildi, on their quest to unite the Magic Guilds of Wintervale, after which it was taken back to The Lion's Roar Guild. After the unification of Guilds to The Winter's Heart Guild, the Shard was given to the King of Wintervale, and stored on his throne. After The First Snows, The Marble Palace has been destroyed and abandoned, The Royal Chamber guarded by frozen horrors ever since.
Attempting to attune yourself to the Shard, you will find your soul projected into The Realm of Winter, where you will perform a trial, succeeding in which you can become attuned with it. Whilst attuned to the Shard, you gain the following benefits:
- You gain immunity to cold damage.
- You can cast Sleet Storm. The DC for the spell is 8 + Your Proficiency Bonus + Your Wisdom Modifier. You must finish a Long Rest before you can cast the spell again.
- You learn the Shape Water Cantrip.
- You can use the Shape Water to create weapons of ice that you become proficient in, and its attacks count as magical for the purposes of overcoming resistance to non-magical damage.
You lose attunement with the Shard if you move more than 30 ft from it, regaining attunement if you reenter its range.