Jardiik is a country on the continent of Schuul. It’s capital city is Tuktik. Jardiik is home to the Raithwall Guardian Institute Center for Magic Research, and is where the Portudo crystals were created. Jardiik is mostly ice and as a result is not very hospitable. However it’s proximity to Forgrahl and the Great Well, along with it’s isolation from society make it perfect for magical research and experimentation.
The Research Center initially found how to imbue stones with different types of magic. This started small at first such as heat rocks, power stones, and purifiers for water. As research went on however they found that different types of stones assimilate with different magics more efficiently leading to things such as Therite Rubies used for welding.
Many of the research has been made available for the public to purchase, which helps keep the RGI research going, and also subsides with allowing students easier financial access to the school. However the Portudo Crystals remain a feature of the Institute until advancements allow for regulations and security standards to be met.