waxen paper cylinder created only
by illuminators, this flare burns more brightly than a
torch and lasts longer. It can be lighted with flint and steel,
or without flint or steel by striking the cap against rough
stone or metal. An illuminatorís flare clearly illuminates a
40-foot radius and burns for 2 hours or until intentionally extinguished.
Users must extinguish the flare by
crushing the burning end, for the illuminatorís flare burns
underwater (it still must be ignited in open air). The
flare illuminates a 30-foot radius in clear water, a 20-foot radius at
depths beyond 30 feet, and only a 5-foot radius in
especially murky water.
Illuminatorís Guild protects its secrets closely. Only
a renegade Illuminator would sell flares on the open market,
and being involved in any such transaction risks the
ire of the Guild.