Nightsilver

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Nightsilver
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Materials
Official Name Nightsilver
Common Nicknames Starlight Ore, Savelloni Prej’sanirall (Savellon's Gift/Present)
Proficiency Daen Family Metallurgy
Origin Teledden
Uses Utility, Decoration
Rarity Rare
Accessibility Middle and Upper Class

Nightsilver is a rare substance made out of chemically altered Steel, invented by Teledden dedicated to Savellon, Gilded Strike of Perfection millennia ago. Used for untold centuries by the warriors and statespeople of the Allorn Empire, it ultimately morphed into a status symbol of power and purity. In recent years, Nightsilver is now seen on many of the most important military commanders in the field of battle instead of in the halls of ancient houses or grand parties celebrating the magnificence of their Race. The rebirth of the Allorn Empire has also resulted in a fervor of activity, and Nightsilver will undoubtedly continue to be produced in Aloria.

History

Nightsilver has been part of Teledden history since the earliest known records of the Allorn Empire. The techniques used to forge Nightsilver today took approximately four centuries to perfect. It was initially used in the creation of religious artifacts and decorative icons for temples to the Estellon gods, particularly to the deity who helped the Teledden create it, Savellon, Gilded Strike of Perfection. Over time, the Teledden learned it could be transformed into beautiful, slender armor to protect themselves, and took to it rapidly as a superior material. Nightsilver quickly became a prestigious possession for Teledden nobility and Fin'ullen warriors and has remained so up until modern times. However, to many other Races, the material is vile incarnate, worn by slavers and Mages who oppressed thousands at the height of the Allorn Empire, and has seen rare use even by groups like the Ithanian Ailor who are scions of the Teledden. When the Cataclysm came, most inventories of the substance were either destroyed by the Wildering or their wearers crushed by the combatants of other Races, be they revolting slaves, Eronidas, or Kathar, who themselves largely abandoned the use of the material. Today, Nightsilver is capable of being made into many beautiful objects but remains largely confined to the Teledden that exist on the Daen continent. With the rebirth of the Allorn Empire, the material has again been throw into the public eye, as forges churn out suits of the substance for the nation’s most elite warriors and new objects of worship praising the return of Talea.

Characteristics

Appearance

Nightsilver is a beautiful substance and is forged by Teledden smiths using a secret mixture of materials known as Essence of Night. Smiths will only ever teach their apprentices how to make this special bath, and while the lure of money can be considerable, having every Teledden loyalist from Ithania to Farah’deen wanting you dead for revealing the secrets is often enough to convince those with greedy intentions from pursuing their goals. Pieces of Steel are drenched in Essence of Night, which rapidly adheres to their form and, after further shaping, fully combines together. The result is a metal with the color of a dark blue night sky, punctuated by small bits of shining light.

General Uses

Nightsilver is used almost exclusively by Teledden and Fin'ullen to adorn themselves for battle. The Teledden have developed a form of armor known as scalemail that is used exclusively with Nightsilver, which is comparable to Ailor chainmail and is often considered a fine sheath of protection around their bodies. When used in weaponry, most choose swords made of Nightsilver, as the aesthetic effect of moving a narrow blade of Nightsilver is much more present in such weapons.

Abilities

Nightsilver has the ability to produce a dusting of star-like glitter when moving that remains as an afterimage of the blade for several seconds, gradually decaying through the air. This effect is most striking at night, but even during the day, it would appear that one is wearing or wielding a piece of living nighttime.

Trivia

  • Nightsilver weapons and armor captured by the Regalian Empire are rare. In the Elven War of 302 AC, while many pieces were taken from defeated officers and important guards, a few Teledden agents destroyed much of it, though at the cost of their lives mere hours later.
  • Nightsilver does not rust.
  • Many suspect that the Breizh, the Ailor Culture who first widely adopted chainmail, got the concept from their battles with the Solvaan, whose elite likely wore chainmail of Nightsilver.

Accreditation
Writers HydraLana
Processors AlphaInsomnia, MantaRey, FireFan96
Last Editor HydraLana on 11/26/2022.

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