Bloodstones are a central component of the Forsaken Isles. While they may have always existed, their nature and source was not discovered until after what is called “The First Cascade.” This occurred in 350 DAR. Recounted by King Rojo I through a vision granted by Alerius in Malcor’s Story, the confluence of Actual Orcus coming through into the valley of Morbatten, and the fight that involved the Court of Patriarchs, angels, and several divine powers spilled blood that was later found to have crystallized. Pure sources of Creation, Chaos, and Warp mixed with the emotion of that battle is now known as the Why bloodstones have power. It took the Black Dragon Patriarch, Screem, to unravel the mystery of how to facet/polish, and enchant these into artefacts of power.
The first such created stone is called “The Imperial,” and was named by Dar Ana. It allows its wielder to interject their will into any god’s dominion. The stronger the dominion’s presence, and the stronger the will of The Imperial, the more its wielder becomes a de facto god in their own right. Dar Ana forged it to enable her to battle personally against the foes of Tiamat. Following this, all other bloodstones are named and marked though Morbatten allows a black market of unmarked stones that is quasi-regulated by Perdition, Morbatten’s “thieves guild.”
Stones small enough to carry are called bloodstone gems, rubies, or just bloodstones. Some stones are huge, or weigh so much (even if small) that they cannot be wielded. These are referred to as towers. It is thought that, by Malcor’s time as king, that there are 1000s of bloodstones and towers across the Forsaken Isles. With the events unfolding in Bomoki’s Gate, the future of bloodstones is now in question – will there be more to be found? Dar Ana is certain there are more to be found.