I'm building a world which has, apart from the 'usual' stuff, 2 types of stones (haven't really decided on a name yet).
- Stone A holds some form of energy but when prompted by Stone B it will release its energy in some form of light. To charge this stone, one can either put it in direct sunlight or have it absorb enough of Stone B to charge it up to a certain threshold. So this stone is rechargable to give light more then just 1 time.
- Stone B also holds energy. But rather then light it will give of some other kind of radiation (or anything undetectable by human eyes). This stone functions as a catalyst to trigger the reaction in Stone A to illuminate. This stone might be depletable. Favorably the radiation given could be used for other purposes then just trigger the reaction in Stone A.
When I was figuring this out I did a lot of handwavingand and would like to reduce this to a minimum (but there might still be involved).
In my world I would like to give these stones all kinds of appliances. Maybe as a flashlight or a weapon or a microwave or a streetlight, maybe things I haven't thought of yet.
Long exposure to any stone in relative small doses should be non-lethal to humans. Though if usage might cause harm that is just fine.
What I am looking for is a way to describe the relationship and reaction between the 2 types of stone. Preferably also the reasons why it would work as I described (in the appliances I would like to use them for). And perhaps it already exists in the real world somehow?
The details provided are not fixed yet. So if you feel like something feels off feel free to interpret them to make more sense. But the less you need to change the better. Details provided how these stones would work in the example appliances would be highly valued.