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    Adamant

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    This is the pure metal form of the hard, jet-black ferromagnetic ore known as adamantite, from which the famous alloy adamantine is made. Adamant is rarely found in nature, but when it is, it is always be in large spherical pockets in hardened volcanic flows. Adamant is one of the hardest substances known, but it is also brittle. A sword made of adamant could slice through most metals but would snap off if struck by another blade or even a smartly wielded wooden cudgel.

    Habitat: Volcanic Regions

    Frequency: Legendary


    Adamantine

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    An alloy of adamant (seen above), silver and electrum. Adamantine is black, but has a clear green sheen in candlelight – a sheen that sharpens to purple-white under the light given off by most magical radiances and by will-o-wisps.

    Habitat: Not Found in Nature

    Frequency: Legendary


    Atherite

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    TYPE: Chalky substance that can sporadically burst into yellow flames.

    HABITAT: Anywhere with sufficiently hot enough temperatures. Very common around volcanoes.

    UNIQUE CHARACTERISTICS: A natural explosive that has formed through mana slough off. A common ingredient in bombs.

    FREQUENCY: Uncommon


    Copper

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    This well-known pure metal, with its distinctive pinkish sheen, is the best widely available purifier and amalgamator among metals. It is soft and easily worked, widely known. Magic users and especially the priest seeking to work with a substance or item not suited to his or her faith or purpose can make the offending item usable by adding at least half the item’s weight of copper to the item. (For example, by sheathing it in copper or adding a longer handle plated in copper, or similar means.) Holy or unholy water should not be stored for any length of time in copper vessels, because the metal will neutralize either in a few months, changing them to normal water.

    Habitat: Anywhere

    Frequency: Common

    Demon Shark Shell

    General Description: The shell of the Demon Shark.

    Geographical Origin: Obtained from hunted Demon Sharks. Demon Sharks exist in every ocean.

    Uses: Sailors can sell the shell for a great price to factions. The shells can be crafted into armor, be used to make weapons, or simply be used in expensive dishes.

    Commonality: Common


    Elemental Crystals

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    When empty, these crystals are transparent and clear, like glass. They are very brittle. However, once exposed to a certain element, the crystal absorbs its energy and becomes empowered. Though still breakable, they can held and kept on your person to be used as elemental spell attacks. The spells within are dependent on the elemental type absorbed.

    Habitat: Coastlines, Uninhabited islands, Peak of mountains

    Uses: Single use elemental spells and elemental absorption

    Commonality: Uncommon


    Gold

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    This well-known pure metal is the softest of workable metallic substances, and one of the best conductors among them. Despite its high value, it is relatively common and is favored for use in ornamentation in the making of magical items, often being used as an inlay in graven runes or inscriptions, where meld magics can keep it from being damaged or falling out through rough handling. Gold has the important ability to hold multiple enchantments, even conflicting ones, and keep them from affecting each other or the stability of the gold-adorned item.

    Habitat: Anywhere

    Frequency: Common


    Harbinger Steel

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    TYPE: Metal-- Past the Corundum and more towards the diamond type of hardness at a Mohs of 9.6

    HABITAT: Usually found within the confines of space, inside of meteorites.

    UNIQUE CHARACTERISTICS: The metal is unnaturally heavy and thick, and appears to have properties that have been known to enhance magic through bonding.

    FREQUENCY: Legendary


    Mana Shards

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    Type: Crystalline shards.

    Habitat: Found near mana sources.

    Unique characteristics: A natural powercell for mages and those who need to use mana to fuel their vehicles.

    Frequency: Relatively common


    Mithril

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    This silvery-blue, shining metal is derived from soft, glittering, silvery-black ore found in rare veins and pockets all over, from the depths of the earth to surface rocks. Mithril can be combined with steel (varying alloys of iron and carbon) to mirror adamantine if one has no access to adamantite ore, but this process is both difficult and known only to a very few blacksmiths.

    Mithril is the lightest and most supple of metals hard enough to be used in the making of armor; it is extremely valuable.

    Habitat: Anywhere
    Population: Rare


    Rainbow Ore

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    NAME: Polychromos Amalgamated Chrysalis Ore

    DESCRIPTION: An ore that looks like metallic multi colored crystals. Research has shown that it is a natural amalgamation of various metals and gemstones or crystals, different kinds of the ore have different hardnesses or flexibility, and the various refining methods also can increase or decrease the hardness or flexibility. It is an ore that is high in mana but can’t be used as fuel for manatek. It is incredibly difficult to refine it and work with this kind of ore making it relatively unpopular for people who are looking to mass produce manatek or are on a tight timeline for projects. Main property is how well it works in larger magitek creations.

    USES: Creating various magitek items, making storage devices for mana. Works better then normal or most other metals. Easier to enchant, strengthens enchantments put upon it.

    GEOGRAPHICAL ORIGIN: Usually found in areas with a large variety of different kinds of metal ore, gems and a decent amount of mana around and rather high temperature. So usually around Muspelheim or Mana Sources(Such as Mana lakes, ponds, rivers, streams and the like).

    COMMONALITY: Common to Rare - Usually depends on luck and location. Can be common in areas with high heat and mana sources but incredibly rare in moderate to cold environments. Usually found in Veins like more ores, the size of the vein depends on the location.


    Runic Ice

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    Clearish-blue unmelting ice that is extremely hard. Considered more of an ore than typical ice.

    Found in ore veins around and near Eisgard. Quite often mistaken as typical ice. The distinguishing feature is the texture and it’s even more transparent than regular ice.

    It’s often times made into jewelry, weapons, and armor. It’s ice resistant and has ice affinity.

    Rare


    Silver

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    This relatively common, valuable pure metal is known to the elves as “Mage’s Ore” because, of all metals, it is the most associated with and suitable for magic. Many blacksmiths use silver in various alloy formulae of their own devising or that have been handed down through the trade. Most of the beauty of metalwork down through the ages has been associated with the gleam and hue of mirror-polished, untarnished silver, and it has always been associated with the adornment of magical items.

    Habitat: Anywhere

    Frequency: Common