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{{Info materials
{{Info materials
|officialname = Blacksteel
|officialname = Iron
|nicknames = Nightmetal, Shadowsteel.
|nicknames = Night Iron, Ero-Steel
|origin = New Regalians
|proficiency = [[Iron Family Metallurgy]]
|uses = Weaponry, Armor and Decoration.
|origin = [[Eronidas]]
|rarity = Uncommon.
|uses = Weapons, Armor
|accessibility = Nobility/Player quest only.
|rarity = Rare
|accessibility = Middle and Upper Classes
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Blacksteel is a sophisticated alloy of [[Steel]] created by [[Eronidas]] smiths with the help of [[Ailor]] knowledge. As a result of this blend of racial knowledge, the metal rapidly grew in notoriety and is now highly sought after by skilled warriors seeking to make a visual statement. The material is commonly used in weapons and armor because of this fact, and appears more frequently in heavy weapons given the material’s own heavy nature, and used sparingly in armor.
A metal made from an unlikely source, Blacksteel has come a long way from its origin, [[Black Iron]]. Originally made by the Orcs and refined by Regalians, Blacksteel is without a doubt one of the Ailors’ great achievements. With its unique color and surprising durability, it comes as no surprise that the Ailor nobility treasures it as a luxury.  


==History==
==History==
Blacksteel stems from the discovery of Black Iron by Orcs in the Black Iron Tribelands in Daendroc, and from there, the introduction of the metal to the New Regalian culture of Ailor. Intrigued by the jet black color, and its strength, the New Regalians sought to refine the metal to be used in their swords and armour for both show and intimidation. The resulting product was called Blacksteel, a less crude, and more craftable form of the material. It was quickly found that the metal had lost the devastating damaging ability of its crude counterpart in the refining process, instead having an impressive durability. Blacksteel was promptly advertised as a luxury metal, and is currently sold at high prices to this day due to the tedious refining process.
Blacksteel is a relatively recent material in the history of [[Metallurgy]] in [[Aloria]], but it has an older history than many might think. Cruder versions, now known as Blackiron, were common among the Eronidas during their final decades of life on [[Guldar]], and in their early decades within [[Daen]]. However, as the Eronidas came into greater contact with the Ailor, other [[Races]] and various [[Cultures]], their smiths yearned to improve their now old metal. It was the Eronidas smith Labas Adda-Kabid, who reached the [[City of Regalia]] in 40 AC, who would ultimately begin this transformation. Learning Ailor forging techniques, as well as acquiring a wide range of new materials, Labas forged the first Blacksteel blade in 60 AC and rapidly helped to spread knowledge of it back home among his people. By 80 AC, Blackiron had been rendered extinct as a substance, and the Eronidas completely embraced Blacksteel objects for use during their warring. Ailor smiths in Regalia also benefited from Labas’ efforts, and the unique blades the Eronidas forged rapidly caught the eyes of many. As a result, the material became popular among those who could afford it and, while it was never a secret, soon the knowledge of forging Blacksteel had expanded out to the broader world. Today, Blacksteel sees use in the weapons and armor of warriors across Aloria, its near-black coloration a formidable, sleek, and often menacing addition to any person’s arsenal.


==Characteristics==
==Characteristics==
===Appearance===
===Appearance===
Blacksteel holds a rich, raven-black color, and is a slightly lighter shade of black than the crude Black Iron, due to the New Regalians’ refining process. Blacksteel has a very glossy finish compared to other materials, adding to its value as a decorative metal in addition to being used in weaponry.
Blacksteel is an alloy of normal [[Steel]], created through the use of a combination of Eronidas and Ailor techniques. The material has an extremely dark grey coloration, bordering black, hence the material’s name. It can also be polished to a sophisticated shine.
 
===General Uses===
===General Usage===
Blacksteel is commonly used in weapons and armor, as it is far more durable than regular Steel. The material is heavier however and thus often sees use in blunt, heavy weaponry. When it is used in armor, it often accentuates or  is made to plate only certain parts of the body. The material can grow expensive when existing in large quantities, leaving full Blacksteel suits or arsenals for the nobility, while common soldiers or warriors may only afford one or two pieces made using the substance in their lifetime.  
Blacksteel is a strong metal that makes for very practical weapons for those who can afford to pay the steep price of the material.  Because the metal can be very expensive, most weapons forged from it are smaller. The biggest Blacksteel weapons are typically shortswords, though it is rumored that the Kades and other Higher Nobility have access to more expensive Blacksteel longswords. Blades forged from the metal will last far longer than  a sword of other materials. This makes the metal a favorite among individuals who constantly engage in swordfights, such as guards or nobility. However, such practicality does not exist in armor made from the metal. It takes a much larger amount of Blacksteel to create efficient suits of armor, and being as expensive as it is, Blacksteel armor is near unattainable by any but high nobility. However, the uses of Blacksteel are not limited to combat. There have been numerous accounts of the metal being used for decorative purposes such as jewelry and accents on furniture. On more uncommon occasions, the metal has been turned into cookery items.
 
===Abilities===
Blacksteel has a extreme durability that makes it difficult to severely dent, and even harder to break. Other than its unique jet black color, the metal lacks any special traits or abilities.


==Trivia==
==Trivia==
*Blacksteel is most notable for its usage in the Regalian Army, with high ranking commanders wearing chest plates made of the material.  
*Blacksteel piping is a recent development and is largely being used in the construction of dark-toned or gloomy architecture. As such, it is extremely niche and has to be specifically commissioned.
*Weapons made from Blacksteel are often passed down as heirlooms in Noble families, and even on occasion a common family that managed to get ahold of such a weapon.
*In Regalia it’s considered dangerous and foolish to carry Blacksteel in public. Muggings over such valuable weapons are a constant threat for anyone who owns a Blacksteel weapon.
*Blacksteel can only be obtained by commoners through player quests.
 
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Latest revision as of 22:20, 18 December 2021

Blacksteel
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Materials
Official Name Iron
Common Nicknames Night Iron, Ero-Steel
Proficiency Iron Family Metallurgy
Origin Eronidas
Uses Weapons, Armor
Rarity Rare
Accessibility Middle and Upper Classes

Blacksteel is a sophisticated alloy of Steel created by Eronidas smiths with the help of Ailor knowledge. As a result of this blend of racial knowledge, the metal rapidly grew in notoriety and is now highly sought after by skilled warriors seeking to make a visual statement. The material is commonly used in weapons and armor because of this fact, and appears more frequently in heavy weapons given the material’s own heavy nature, and used sparingly in armor.

History

Blacksteel is a relatively recent material in the history of Metallurgy in Aloria, but it has an older history than many might think. Cruder versions, now known as Blackiron, were common among the Eronidas during their final decades of life on Guldar, and in their early decades within Daen. However, as the Eronidas came into greater contact with the Ailor, other Races and various Cultures, their smiths yearned to improve their now old metal. It was the Eronidas smith Labas Adda-Kabid, who reached the City of Regalia in 40 AC, who would ultimately begin this transformation. Learning Ailor forging techniques, as well as acquiring a wide range of new materials, Labas forged the first Blacksteel blade in 60 AC and rapidly helped to spread knowledge of it back home among his people. By 80 AC, Blackiron had been rendered extinct as a substance, and the Eronidas completely embraced Blacksteel objects for use during their warring. Ailor smiths in Regalia also benefited from Labas’ efforts, and the unique blades the Eronidas forged rapidly caught the eyes of many. As a result, the material became popular among those who could afford it and, while it was never a secret, soon the knowledge of forging Blacksteel had expanded out to the broader world. Today, Blacksteel sees use in the weapons and armor of warriors across Aloria, its near-black coloration a formidable, sleek, and often menacing addition to any person’s arsenal.

Characteristics

Appearance

Blacksteel is an alloy of normal Steel, created through the use of a combination of Eronidas and Ailor techniques. The material has an extremely dark grey coloration, bordering black, hence the material’s name. It can also be polished to a sophisticated shine.

General Uses

Blacksteel is commonly used in weapons and armor, as it is far more durable than regular Steel. The material is heavier however and thus often sees use in blunt, heavy weaponry. When it is used in armor, it often accentuates or is made to plate only certain parts of the body. The material can grow expensive when existing in large quantities, leaving full Blacksteel suits or arsenals for the nobility, while common soldiers or warriors may only afford one or two pieces made using the substance in their lifetime.

Trivia

  • Blacksteel piping is a recent development and is largely being used in the construction of dark-toned or gloomy architecture. As such, it is extremely niche and has to be specifically commissioned.

Accreditation
Writers HydraLana
Processors FireFan96, WaterDruppel, MantaRey
Last Editor Firefan96 on 12/18/2021.

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