(urth) Sard

David Stockhoff dstockhoff at verizon.net
Sun Nov 6 05:38:36 PST 2011

On 11/5/2011 6:45 PM, Andrew Mason wrote:
> A while ago I raised the question whether Sard, the pawnbroker in
> _Long Sun_, was a chem. I've found positive evidence that he is; at
> the beginning of _Calde_, 'Sard' is given as an example of a chem
> name. So it seems chems can have their own businesses, though it's
> unusual.

Sard: "A clear or translucent, deep orange-red to brownish-red variety 
of chalcedony. Also called sardius. [Middle English sarde, from Old 
French, from Latin sarda...."

Also apparently another name for carnelian.

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