Post:Dwarven Culture Faire 419 - 02/27/2016 - 19:19

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Re: Dwarven Culture Faire 419 · on 02/27/2016 07:19 PM CST 3436
//Acenite required?

Not required, it's considered common.

// Other new materials?

This metal bears similar qualities and hues to bronze, but has a much lighter, wavy look to it and is quite a bit harder. Though fairly common, the metal is sturdy enough to be used in weapons and armor, though it is sometimes used in tools. It is sometimes used in jewelry or ornamentation due to its soft luster, although it is somewhat difficult to work with in small quantities.
"Bronze Sea" in Gamgweth. * Does not need to be provided.

Though it has a hardness and durability similar to iron, this odd metal is quite a bit more colorful, with bands of at least three different colors -- Most commonly blue, green, and yellow, although some veins have been found with red, purple, and orange. The hues vary depending on where the metal is mined. Unlike iron, the metal does not rust, and is popular in jewelry, though it is also sturdy enough for weapons.
"Renc" is "color" in Ilithic. * Does not need to be provided.

Dwarven iron:
A hard type of iron with a slight blue-black tint to it, this metal is found deep in the earth alongside veins of plain iron. Dwarves make the most use of it by far, and the metal is considered a traditional icon by many members of the race. Dwarven iron is a common product of Stone Clan and is prized for weapons, armor, and rough jewelry. Normally the metal is not combined into alloys since it does not rust like normal iron does. * Must be provided.

// Windsteel lower RT, magic, how to
lol No, it does not have lower RT. It has the pattern because of the treatment done to it, it's not enchanted or in any other way magical at all. The magic used in the forging is to prevent the metal from shattering, as steel typically shatters when cooled with snowmelt. The Kaldar & Gorbesh essentially use elemental magics to fuse the metal together at the time of cooling, resulting in the metal getting its unique pattern that is similar-looking to jellyroll damascus. (In fact, Jellyroll damascus was the inspiration for what windsteel looks like.)

Elec is correct in his understanding of the original explanation. I don't actually know of any successful use of snowmelt to cool forged steel. I primarily based my knowledge off brief research prior to writing the materials.

--- NaOH+HI

This message was originally posted in Events and Happenings in DragonRealms' Elanthia \ Festivals / Merchants, by DR-NAOHHI on the forums.