- NPC's will drop a single type of Ember Essence (name is a WIP) that will "fill up" a permanently equipped Ember Stone. The amount of essence per creature will vary and it will be automatically split amongst group members similar to how coin currently is. Specific ember creatures such as ashen variants will likely drop more of this essence than others.
- The ember stone is not something you traditionally "Equip" - it is a permanent fixture to your character that cannot be removed, traded, banked, etc. In order to obtain ember essence you must earn ember essence through adventuring.
I fully admit to not knowing all the lore of the game, understanding it is still being worked on.
Are our avatars the embers that are adrift? If so then perhaps it is because they have an ember soul. So the ember essence we collect fills our soul.
Just an idea.