Red radiance

Himwen reminisced on the day they had found it... Carniquesse climbing on top of the rubble, as deftly as any Arrow, though with much more haste. Boy, she could be fast! It had glowed purple at first it seemed, but later turned red. Touching it had burned her hands and left her scarred for a long time thereafter. How it had been done... the curse... many a scholar were contemplating this and were still not entirely certain. Unlocking its potency had seemed to be important.