Yrūni glassmaking is believed to have been discovered in Lyrast at the dawn of Fourth Age, though examples of Eylfāe glassmaking are known to be much older. Glassmaking requires sand, soda, and limestone. The first Dekàli glasswork is found in Panæð and dates back to the second century of the High King. The Panæðyr are not believed to have discovered glassmaking on their own, but rather learned the craft from Kirydian merchants traveled from the far south of Teréðor. To this day, the secrets of glassmaking are closely guarded by glassmaking guilds.
It did not take the Panæðyr long to discover that metal oxides could change the color of glass. Stained glass windows and artwork soon appeared throughout Panæð, and thereafter Lanàdus. Though not usually associated with works of beauty, the first stained glass windows are believed to have created by the Dwürden Mor sometime in the early Third Age. There are accounts of vast stained glass halls within the mountains tops of Vulmùra that are filled with radiant colors each dawn and dusk.
Flat glass is created by blowing bubbles of molten glass, cutting off the ends to create a cylinder, and then cutting the cylinder in half and reheating. This process creates rough panes which although translucent are difficult to see through clearly. The process has not been much improved upon over the centuries, though some expert glassmakers have shown great ability to make fine panes.
Glass is a valuable material in the World of Teréth End, and should never be regarded as disposable. Glass used for mundane purposes (e.g., drinking, food storage) is a sign of wealth.
- Ampule†: 6d (2 fl oz)
- Bottle, Small†: 20d (1/2 pt)
- Bottle, Medium†: 35d (1 pt)
- Bottle, Large†: 60d (1 qt)
- Bottle, Wine†: 50d (26 fl oz)
- Decanter: 100-300d
- Drinking Glass: 20d
- Drinking Glass, Fancy: 50-150d
- Drinking Glass, Wine: 35-105d
- Flask: 30-90d
- Vase, Small: 130-390d
- Vase, Medium: 200-600d
- Vial†: 6d (2 oz)
† Glass containers are often closed with a cork stopper or glass lid that is sealed with wax.
- Bead (Clear or Colored): 1d
- Glass Eye: 360-1080d
- Hookah: 520-1560d
- Hourglass, Small: 80-240d
- Hourglass, Large: 350-1050d+
- Lens, Magnifying (x2): 60-180d
- Lens, Magnifying (x4): 135-405d
- Lens, Magnifying (x8): 255-765d
- Lens, Magnifying (x12)1: 540-1620d
- Pane, Leaded Glass (6″ x 8″) (Clear): 35-105d
- Pane, Leaded Glass (8″ x 10″) (Clear): 80-240d
- Prism: 25-75d
- Rod: 15-45d
- Spectacles, Reading (x1.5)2: 220-660d
1 There are less expensive ways to kill ants
2 Spectacles with a higher magnification will have a higher base cost. Spectacles lenses are smaller than those made for Magnifying Lenses. This smaller lens size compiled with the need to make two lenses of equal magnification makes spectacles expensive.