The quizzing glass is a monocle on a stick, popularized by the dandies in our world. In the Sea of Stars, quizzing glasses (and monocles) are widely used for embedding vision-based magics into. They were first popularized by the Empress in the second century of her rule when she undertook a tour of the entirety of her realm and used a variety quizzing glasses throughout.
While their popularity has waxed and waned over the years, the quizzing glass has never entirely vanished from the available fashion accessories for the wealthy and several have become heirlooms passed down through family lines.
One of the most common types is the:
Quizzing Glass of Aura Sight
Always made of the finest materials, the lens is of finely ground gemstone, usually with a gold frame, though the rod may be made of any of a variety of exotic and valuable materials. The rod is decorated with finely engraved runes that can only be seen under close examination. Read the rest of this entry ?