(Made of real Cave onyx… or actual Cockatrice – you decide)
The creation of the stones is a very dangerous task given to acolytes of Dumothain who need to prove themselves to the church. The nest of a fertile bantam cockatrice must be robbed of eggs. The magic within those eggs is then captured and the chicks held in stasis the day before they hatch. Three or more priests then cast a powerful blessing of The Keeper of Secrets under the Mountain to combine the egg with the essence of the Dwarfhome earth. They etch the rune for Dwarfhome into the eggs, locking the magic into place. Thereafter, any dwarf holding the egg can feel the heart of the mountain in his thoughts and will instinctively know in which direction the mountain lies.