Vril is a legendary substance that is used by the people known as the Vril-ya. It has the power to both destroy and to replenish life depending on the will of its wielder. It is also used as a power source for Vril-ya machinery and lighting. Vril, in its natural state, is a golden-orange colored crystal with multicolored impurities. The Vril-ya often mount Vril crystals on wands and staves for ease of use. Harnessing the power of the Vril takes great mental concentration and can lead to exhaustion or worse for untrained users. It can destroy like lightning or even heal the dying. Its powers seemingly know no bounds. When in use, it creates a glittery orange cloud with streams of yellow and white energy.
It is believed that in the subterranean Realm of the Vril-ya, resides the one and only source of all Vril in the world. A Vril Font provides the Vril-ya with the Vril in a liquid form which they can drink to infuse themselves with its powerful essence. The crystal outcroppings which surround the Font are used by the Vril-ya for more practical purposes.
Concept Art Information
This concept is of the raw Vril crystals matching the description I made up above. I used a model of raw quartz crystals and then created my own materials using translucence, ambient values, and more. It’s a rather complex material setup but I’m quite pleased with the results. I only added that rock as a temporary prop for the sake of the concept. I haven’t decided yet what kind of rock the Vril should be sprouting from; whether it should be normal rock or something “special”. This is Vril in its unused state. When in use, it will glow. I’ll add a concept of the Vril glowing at a later date.