I have returned home with the Mace of Olaf and have been making a careful
study of the gems. No word yet that anyone has even noticed it missing. I suppose with the Clockwinder hidden away and the Mace Holder MIA, it’s hardly surprising.
Having one of the Palermo Rubies for comparison has made establishing the matching stone easier. Additionally, having both stones in such close proximity appears to have triggered some sort of reaction, causing them to become slightly warm to the touch. I suspect some sort of phosphorescent impurity at play but it does corroborate aspects of legendary abilities. Perhaps the historical record will hold up.
Obviously further testing of the properties is needed but it makes me hopeful that the completion of the set will be all the stories say.
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