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Official artwork for Zanite


This page lists description quotes for the item Zanite Gemstone, which originate from various sources. Sources are in game from the Book of Lore item (in the original The Aether mod) or officially as word of god from the developers.

Aether I[]

  • Book of Lore: "Found in Holystone. Makes Zanite tools and enchanters"

Extended Lore[]

"The Zanite Gemstone is one of the more mysterious materials in the Aether’s geology. It is found only embedded within the rocks, yet reacts uniquely with Skyroot, the Aether’s most common species of tree.

"Strangely, once cracked open, the Zanite Gemstone becomes a resin, which quickly reforms and crystallizes on its own, though if near Skyroot, it binds itself around the wood, embedding itself deep within whatever structure the Skyroot embodies. Once crystallized, the Zanite forms a hard shell around the wood. The benefit of this bond is that upon impact, the Zanite resists any force, and transfers it to the wood underneath, yet if the wood cracks or breaks, the Zanite merely seeps deeper inside, creating a denser, stronger structure. Meaning anything made from these Zanite shells becomes stronger as it breaks.

"This said, Skyroot is not a long lasting material; the Zanite makes anything made from it more durable, of course, but tools or armour constructed from it still don’t measure up well against traditional metals. Luckily Zanite is incredibly common and easy to use, making it a great material for cheaper travelers or less experienced warriors." [1]