Crystals and aging/healing

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Crystals and aging/healing

#1 Post by Sparky » Thu Aug 06, 2009 9:49 pm

I was going to reply with this to the "it bugged me" thread in the MR section but I think there should be at least a general thread on crystals...

Someone said that the crystals the surface crew were given in the film were "royal crystals" that last longer than regular ones - is this actually stated anywhere? I don't have many of the books and all I can find is a blurb in the Essential Guide which says the King used the gourds on his staff to carry "his own personal crystals" but that's all I've got.

When I watched the movie I did assume that the crystals the surface crew were given were regular Atlantean crystals and that the crew wouldn't then proceed to live thousands of years - perhaps their lifespans would be lengthened and perhaps the crystals may keep them healthier but that's it. I actually didn't notice that MR was supposed to take place some 20 years later but I do tend to not notice details so I'm sure its true.

About healing - what exactly is the extent of a crystal's healing powers? Presumably they were not powerful enough to save the King after he'd hemorrhaged internally but they could completely erase Milo's minor flesh wound without scarring. It looked like Kida used some of her own...life essence? spirit? when she healed Milo...anyone know more on that? It's possibly somewhere in a book I don't have. Can multiple people with multiple crystals heal a more serious wound if they work in tandem or does it not matter?

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#2 Post by Kidagakash85 » Fri Aug 07, 2009 4:29 pm

I'm not quite sure what all the abilities of the crystals are, either--Pharoah has most of the books so he might have more info when he shows up on the board again. :) But I was wondering if the crystal actually could have healed the King, but he chose not to use it. That was the impression I got. He is quite old and may have felt that he had reached the end of his lifespan.

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#3 Post by Pharoah » Fri Aug 07, 2009 11:57 pm

The king had internal bleeding beyond repairs. so even if they could he was already sick...

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