The earth beneath Caspia is full of many strange and rare metals. Many of the
rare metals are only gathered by dwarves in their subterranean abodes. The
commonly known metals are, in order of increasing strength:
Tin is a common silvery metal. It is used primarily in alloys to
Copper is a brown-yellowish metal. It is normally used as a base
for the stronger bronze alloy and as coinage.
A very soft yellowish metal. It is rarely used in armour or weapons.
Popular metal for coinage among humans.
A silvery-white metal that is very rare and expensive. It is mostly
used for coinage of an expensive denomination or decorative armour
A soft metal. It is sometimes used in armour and weapons, because it
contains magic better than other metals. Silver is also widely employed
as a metal for coinage, especially among elves.
Iron is a hard metal ore that is usually dusky grey after forging. It's
very commonly used in most societies for mundane uses due to its abundance
and ease of smithing.
Bronze is an alloy of copper and other elements. It is commonly employed
among seafarers because of its high corrosion resistance.
Steel is an iron-carbon alloy. It is the most common material for weapons
Laen is also a rare metal, with strength comparable to mithril. However,
because of the difficulty with which it can be worked, it is rarely employed.
Gold-bronze metal similar to mithril in properies, but even more rare to
create as the process has been lost to time.
Mithril is a rare metal. It is rumoured to be an excellent conductor of
Eog is a very rare metal, however it is easily worked. Common belief is
that eog can be altered to produce a material known as 'dark metal.'
Adamantium is the rarest metal known to Caspia, and also the hardest. It
is highly sought after and all known veins are jealously guarded by dwarves.
See also: gems, materials
14:15, Vaigday, Praxi 15, 166 AD.