Saturday, 31 May 2014

Minerology of Exile Island

Im not sure if this city worships chaos or law? I think Glorantha did metals best but...

A common spell is bless metal that activates the occult properties of metal. A seperate spell for each metal with cults and schools or cultures preferring a type.  Some metals have higher level spells. Bless metal requires a sacrifice of 1000 gp of goods or livestock or slaves per pound. Create one pound per level. One day in ritual forge per lv. Becomes as strong as steel for armour and weapons. Spell takes a day per pound. Should have as raw and pure as possible source.

Copper 2nd lv
The first metal, a holy protector against many old spirits and often used in holy symbols
Popular for cooking, sickles, armbands, jewellery, wire, bowls, plates, vessels, razor,
As a magical weapon can harm magic and +2 vs spirits in corporeal form
As magical wand detecting evil
As magical jewellery +1 save save spirits abilities or spells
As a magical device often a coin or hand sized wedge for cutting and igniting fires with a spark
As a magical armour or shield offers +2 AC vs spirits in corporeal form

Tin 2nd lv
The second used is a metal of purity and preservation used for protection
Popular for containers, decorative sheet metal cladding, light helmets, plates, pots 
As a magical weapon +1 on any edged weapon to hit
As magical wand detect contaminated food or water
As magical jewellery +1 WIS save vs spells
As a magical device often a decorative disc on another item +1 save vs fear
As a magical armour or shield +1AC vs outer planes beings

Lead 2nd lv
The third associated with silence and darkness
Popular for containers, weights, blunt weapons, mauls, eye makeup, slings, pipes
As a magical weapon +1 on any blunt weapon to damage, popular for slings
As magical wand detect water
As magical jewellery +1 save vs blindness
As a magical device often a ornamental weigh that can detect weight of an object
As a magical armour or shield is silent

Gold 3rd lv
The fourth is associated with light and ruler ship, pleasing to the gods
Popular for decoration, jewellery, vessels, plates, rings, torcs, cups
As a magical weapon +1d4 on any with negative plane powers such as weights or shadows
As magical wand make light
As magical jewellery +1 CHA
As a magical device often a neck ring or crown +1 CON save
As a magical armour +1AC vs evil

Silver 3nd lv
The 5th metal of the moon and can harm devils, lycanthropes and many undead
Popular for decorations, jewellery, also weapons against certain supernatural beings
As a magical weapon +1 vs devils, lycanthropes and undead
As magical wand detect magic
As magical jewellery +1 save vs powers of devils, lycanthropes and many undead
As a magical device often a medallion or necklace glows near devils, lycanthropes and undead
As a magical armour or shield +1AC vs devils, lycanthropes and undead

Electrum 3nd lv 
The first alloy important to alchemists, child of sun and the moon gods
Popular for decorations and jewellery
As a magical weapon +1 vs evil
As magical wand detect negative energy beings
As magical jewellery +1 save vs evil
As a magical device often a medallion or torc +1 DEX saves
As a magical armour or shield once a month absorbs effect of 1 level of energy drain for user

Bronze 3nd lv
The second alloy and the first metal of war
Popular for decorations, jewellery, weapons, armour, tools
As a magical weapon +1
As magical wand detect enemy
As magical jewellery +1 save vs fire
As a magical device often a medallion or tiny statuette +1 STR
As a magical armour or shield +1AC

Iron 3nd lv
Metal of death's, can be cold forged and can harm fey, demons and undead
Popular for horse shoes, weapons and tools
As a magical weapon +1 vs demons and fey and undead
As magical wand detect detect chaos
As magical jewellery +1 save vs chaos
As a magical device often a armband or headband +1 vs charm
As a magical armour or sheild +1AC vs demons and fey and undead
 

Steel 3nd lv
Modern metal of war stolen from dwarfs or found in star stones
Popular for armour, weapons and tools
As a magical weapon +1
As magical wand detect detect north
As magical jewellery +1 vs cold
As a magical device often a tool +1 NWP craft skill
As a magical armour or shield +1AC

Platinum 3nd lv
Bright metal or white gold is attractive and strong makes magical alloyed steel
Popular for jewellery or decorative tools and weapons
As a magical weapon +1 vs elementals
As magical wand detect treasure
As magical jewellery +1 vs electricity
As a magical device often a tool +1 NWP craft skill
As a magical armour or shield +1AC vs elementals

Mithril 4th lv
Enchanted alloy of cold iron and silver invented by elves but also mined
Popular for weapons, amour and tools
As a magical weapon +1, +2 vs evil
As magical wand detect evil
As magical jewellery +2 save vs evil
As a magical device often a tool +2 NWP craft skill
As a magical armour or shield  +1AC, +2 vs evil

Galvorn 4th lv
Stygian alloy of lead and iron invented by dark elves and mined in the underworld
Popular for weapons, amour and tools
As a magical weapon +1, +2 vs good
As magical wand detect good
As magical jewellery +2 save vs good
As a magical device often a tool +2 NWP craft skill
As a magical armour or shield  +1AC, +2 vs good Lv

Cobolt 4th
Developed by kobolds to fight dwarves and elves, poison to humans, also called koboldium
Popular for weapons, traps and tools
As a magical weapon burns with light +1 damage
As magical wand detect fey
As magical jewellery +1 save vs fey
As a magical device like a trap or clad on floor does 1hp per 10" crossed, DEX save 1/2 for half
As a magical armour or shield it glows with fiery light

Orachalcum 5th lv
Alloy of cold iron, gold and bronze produces light if struck
Popular for weapons, amour and tools
As a magical weapon +1d3 sparks
As magical wand detect metal
As magical jewellery +1 save vs magic and fear
As a magical device often +2 vs fire
As a magical armour or shield  produces light if struck

Adamant 6th lv
a metal used by the gods, especially to kill gods
Popular for weapons, amour and tools
As a magical weapon can hit any type of physical being
As magical wand detect gods
As magical jewellery +1 all saves
As a magical device often +3 tools
As a magical armour or shield cannot be broken

El 6th lv
The alien metal of the outer gods sensitive to other planes, often called El Metal
Popular for weapons, amour and tools
As a magical weapon can hit non corporeal, out of phase or plane beings
As magical wand detect planar gates or beings
As magical jewellery save on death or return as undead being
As a magical device often allows contact other plane once a week
As a magical armour or shield +2 vs other planar beings or spirits or undead

Could do kinds of stone later

2 comments:

  1. Wow pretty darned comprehensive.
    Is there a reasaon it's Ornichalcum "bird of the mountains" instead of. Orachalcum "gold of the mountains"?
    Is it a monopoly of some winged race?

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  2. doh it is more my reading disability that pretty much ruins me at producing text edited to my approval i will amend imediatly thanks. But maybe those dnd bird men and griffins might like it too

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