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Hiromin at a Glance
Material Type Metals
Colors Silver, White, Violet, Purple
Innate Qualities Glowing, Supernaturally cold
Rarity Auction-Tier
Cultural Relevance
Required for Alterations Yes (additional rules)

The most notable characteristic of hiromin is not how it looks, but rather how it feels. Hiromin is cold, preternaturally so. The metal is imbued during the forging process, emitting a chill proportional to the product's mass. A medallion forged from hiromin would have a slight briskness to it, while a dire mace would be bitingly frigid.

On the surface, hiromin is a silvery-white substance with the slightest hints of violet. These hues intensify toward the core which, with sufficient volume, glows a vibrant purple. This incandescence does not permeate the surface of the metal, requiring a craftsman to employ engraving and other techniques to breach the facade to draw out a dim luminance.

The material may be smelted and reformed without losing its special properties. Once it has been "ignited," only a substantial reduction in size will dampen or extinguish the core.

Hiromin is ill-suited to projects that don't have some heft. Dainty applications are considered wasteful, lacking the critical mass necessary to invoke its frozen heart.

Hiromin translates as ‘frost silver’ in Gamgweth.


Hiromin dates back to approximately 2700 BL, created by the Elves in the decades following the death of the Dwarven Mountain King.

Perfected deep within the Dragon's Spine, the exact technique and elemental incantations used to create hiromin are unknown to outsiders, though the methodology likely escaped Elamiri with the exodus of the Bone Elves. What is known is that the process is highly ritualized.

Alteration Rules

This material is required for alterations.

Barring exceptionally dense pieces (which would likely be stationary, like a forge, architectural elements, or some industrial tool), hiromin will not glow unless the surface has been compromised in some way, exposing the core. Even when reworked, a "skin" (for lack of a better term) will form and obscure any light.

Raw Material Sources


ItemSource isRarity is
Delicate seashell necklace hung on a braided strand of exotic metalsHollow Eve Festival 436/Auctionauction
Enormous dragon bone balaclava set with cabochon Imperial sapphiresItem:Leathery sack composed of overlapping icy blue and black scalesDroughtman's Challenge 433/Raffleauction
Ghostly white enaada cocoon fastened with a slender hiromin buckleTaisidon Mystery 443/RaffleItem:Moleskin bag pinned with an uthamar beastauction
Glittering icesteel pike staff with a blade of hirominDroughtman's Challenge 441/End lootDroughtman's Challenge 437/End lootend loot
Hiromin-edged maelstone fragmentSu Helmas 434: The Forbidden Temple/Raffleauction
Hiromin-eyed leviathan sculpted from grazhiteHollow Eve Festival 436/Auctionauction
Icesteel vambraces embedded with blades of hirominDroughtman's Challenge 441/End lootDroughtman's Challenge 437/End lootDroughtman's Challenge 433/End lootend loot
Icethorn-handled skinning knife with a biting hiromin edgeItem:Canvas carryall pinned with an icethorn korograthAesthene's Close 441/Raffleauction
Imposing hiromin flamberge with a chakrel flame frozen within its crossguardGuildfest 445/Auctionauction
Miniature grey walrus with hiromin tusksItem:Icy blue repair case etched with a decrepit tombEstate Holder Mini-Fest 442/Auctionauction
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