This is an item that exists in that game I play. I believe that it would be a great item for Aeria to release with a restriction of only going from 1-30 gear to 31+ gear.
The terminology is a bit different. Fortify = enchant and gem = lapis, but the function is the same. Applied to Shaiya, it would be effective in getting these very high enchants and the players that favor them out of newbie zones.
This item is available at a special vendor that only accepts currency called "Token of Faith," which come in random prizes from mystery bags, usually. For cost, you can see that it costs 10 Tokens of Faith, which is a little vague, but I went and took a few screen shots to demonstrate its cost in common denominator.
This is a screen cap of the auction house. Average is about 1.3 gold per Token of Faith, but that's still a little vague, as gold in one game is not comparable to gold in another. So how much is gold worth?
"Eryda Leaves" are currently selling for as low as 27 silver each, or 27 gold per 100. Also, yes, you are seeing correct. There is an NPC in game
that allows you to trade gold for leaves and leaves for gold directly, offering an option for free players to use the cash shop without needing a neutral 3rd party for transaction or spamming trade for hours to buy/sell AP Fun Cards.
Anyway, this is still
a little vague, because obviously, there's no such thing as an Eryda Leaf in Shaiya. Each game under this publisher uses its own unique cash shop currency that are all bought with the same parent currency - ZEN. You buy this ZEN and then transfer it to the game that you play in the form of that game's currency.
100 ZEN? What's that? ZEN is to -that publisher- as AP is to Aeria. What is the dollar value of it? Actually, almost the same as Aeria.
So going back over everything, $100 (which seems to be a pretty standard investment in Shaiya) would get you 10,600 ZEN, which would get you 4,250 leaves, which would get you 1,145 gold, which would get you 880 Tokens of Faith, which would get you 88 of these Star Fragments, which transfer your enchants and lapis to a different piece of gear.
Overall cost of this item in common denominator: $1.36