Neverwinter Nights 2 Equipment Database: Item Details
Brilliant Earth Essence
Base Item: Basic Crafting Component
Weight: 0.5 pound(s)
Resource Name: nx1_cft_ess_earth02
Installation: Mask of the Betrayer
Special Properties
Weight Increase [Amount: -0.5 lbs.]
This essence swirls and glows with a bright brown light. Eight Brilliant Earth Essences can be combined into one Pristine Earth Essence by using the Shaper's Alembic on them. Two Brilliant Earth Essences can be converted into a single Brilliant Power Essence.

Brilliant Earth Essences are also suitable for enchanting. To enchant an item, place it in the Enchanter's Satchel along with one or more Brilliant Earth Essences, then cast the appropriate spell on the item. Use up to four Brilliant Earth Essences for more powerful enchantments. Any item can be enchanted to hold up to three item properties total, or four if the enchanter is of epic level. Enchanting an item with a property it already has will replace the item's existing property, whether or not the new property is better than the existing one. The required caster level depends upon the number of essences you are using:

1 Brilliant Essence -- Caster Level 12
2 Brilliant Essences -- Caster Level 15
3 Brilliant Essences -- Caster Level 18
4 Brilliant Essences -- Caster Level 21

Standard recipes are:

Craft Magic Arms and Armor
Weapons: Corrosive Weapon. Spell: Melf's Acid Arrow
Armor: Bonus Hit Points. Spell: Protection from Energy

Craft Wondrous Item
Cloak: Energy Resistance (acid) and Save Bonus versus acid attacks. Spell: Endure Elements
Gloves: Unarmed Damage Bonus (acid). Spell: Mestil's Acid Breath
Amulet: Energy Resistance (acid). Spell: Resist Energy
Rings: Save Bonus versus acid attacks. Spell: Resistance

*Note that while the Cloak provides two benefits, the amulet and ring bonuses are greater for a given number of essences.