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|officialname = Flowerite
|officialname = Flowerite
|nicknames = Femmerite, Rosium, Woman’s Rock
|nicknames = Tone Metal, Cerium
|origin = [[Ithania]]
|proficiency = [[Ailor Family Metallurgy]]
|uses = Decorative, Musical
|origin = [[Regalian Archipelago]]
|commonertokens = ???
|uses = Artistic, Decorative
|rarity = Rare
|rarity = Common
|accessibility = Upper Class
|accessibility = All Classes
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Flowerite is a relatively rare material that comes in a vibrant pink color; ranging from hot pink to mellow peach, with small swirls of black swirling throughout it. Flowerite has been popular in [[Ithania]] for centuries, going back to the time of the [[Varran Empire]]. In the modern day, the stone is often used in jewelry and as decorations on furniture. It is also seen as a very feminine material due to its coloration and relation to the musical arts as when hit with metal, it produces a ringing sound. It is also not uncommon for astrologists or eccentric professors to believe the rock is connected with the female gender. Within the last decade, there have been rumors of Flowerite deposits being found in [[Daendroc]], but for now, the metal remains rare and exclusive to Ithania.
Located in dense deposits across [[Corontium]], Flowerite is a light metal with a deep pink coloration once forged. Its strange color is matched by its strange ability; it is capable of ringing out with a harmonious tonal C note when struck by another object. For this reason, its use in weaponry and armor is next to non-existent, as instead, it prospers among the artistic community and among those eccentric enough to desire bright pink jewelry.


==History==
==History==
In times of old, the Varran Empire supposedly wielded a luxurious metal with jaw-dropping properties. Flowerite, as it was called, was discovered before the [[Cataclysm]] and used as an advanced parlor material for high-class entertainment and event showings. Unfortunately, the devastation of their conflict with the Altalar ended this practice, at least for them. Instead, the Altalar in the region came to take the mineral and expand it's uses. Few of these fantastical rumored uses survive into the modern day as the Altalar quickly grew bored of them as a fad, and what records that possibly do contain them have yet to be discovered. Following the Cataclysm, after Ithania freed itself from the Imperial rule of the [[Altalar]], Flowerite’s popularity with the regional nobility extended to the [[Ailor]] who now also dominated politics. With the rise of the arts in Ithania, Flowerite’s natural ability to ring helped musicians greatly and came to be viewed as an important feminine symbol in the region. Today, this importance continues in Ithania and various Ithanian-influenced territories of the [[Regalian Empire]]. Some scholars have even gone on to call it the Woman’s Rock in the mineral and astrological worlds. Within the last decade, reports have come in of small deposits of the metal supposedly located within Daendroc, but in hostile terrain. Given how much [[Ithanians]] prize the material though, it is inevitable that someone will reach it, mine it, and sell it to the peaceful people of Ithania.
Flowerite had been known to the [[Ailor]] of the [[Regalian Archipelago]] going back to at least 300 BC, specifically to those in the south-western corner of the landmass. Its natural beauty often saw it kept natural, though efforts to forge it soon came about as the Ailor of the region grew more sophisticated, and the [[Regalian Kingdom’s]] power waned, replaced by local leaders with greater independence. Efforts were also carried out by several regional petty kingdoms to see the material forged. By 50 BC, refined Flowerite was beginning to be used. However, its ability to sound a perfect music note drastically decreased its usefulness, as no weapon could be formed from it. It did not help that the color was considered odd during this time, and there were far more practical varieties of the metal. It was only later, with the rise of and contact with the [[Ithanian]] Ailor, along with their migration into the same region with the substance, that Flowerite prospered and spread abroad. Today, the substance is commonly used in the music sector, and among those nobles with an ostentatious fashion style.


==Characteristics==
==Characteristics==
===Appearance===
===Appearance===
Flowerite appears in its raw state as an opaque but richly pink colored stone. It is colored in a wild mix of hot pink, red, violet purple, and mellow peach, with small swirls of black and yellow throughout the formation.  
Flowerite, in its raw state, is an opaque but richly pink-colored ore, with swirls of black and yellow sitting throughout the formation. However, once it is refined, the metal solidifies into a solid, rich pink coloration.
===General Uses===
===General Uses===
Flowerite has several uses, the first of which is functioning as a decorative feature in furniture. Its second use is in jewelry, particularly female jewelry, where it often appears carved into the shape of flowers. The final use is in musical devices, mainly bells and a certain device called an Attention Rod. This metal device is designed to strike a held piece of Flowerite and cause it to ring, calling a choir and audience’s attention or a class of music students.
The principal use of Flowerite is in the artistic space, specifically the art of music. It is often formed into a false bell, or a specially installed item, with a nearby striking rod to produce its unique tone. The other use of Flowerite is in jewelry given its bright, exotic coloration, but it is often paired with other metals. Still, some Ithanians have a heavy obsession with wholly Flowerite jewelry.
===Abilities===
===Abilities===
Flowerite has the unique ability to produce a very particular ringing sound when struck with a metal object. The sound is often closest to middle C in the operatic system of vocal classification. Hitting it with anything else, such as a nail or wood, will only produce a weak and warbled sound that has no measure on the scale above.  
Flowerite’s ability is unique among all other metals. Unlike those that constantly make noise when moved, Flowerite remains inert. However, when a Flowerite-forged object is hit with another object, such as a wooden or metal rod, the material produces a harmonious tonal C noise that resonates in the air around it.


==Trivia==
==Trivia==
*A Flowerite bell was carved in 200 AC and was said to represent the purity of the Ithanian people found around it. When a consort to the Princess of the Hivre was determined to be having an affair outside his own relationship with the Princess in 231 AC, the artist’s son cracked the bell to symbolize the broken purity. The Purity Bell is now a site of prayer for [[Unionist]] men and some women that their own purity may not be broken.
*There exists one prominent Flowerite sword, once wielded by the supposed “Baritone Warrior” of the [[Hecarian Kingdom]]. It was said he greatly believed in the marshal spirit and encouraged war camp celebrations through songs, using his blade to help begin battle songs. This blade was also said to be highly unnerving if not distracting to his opponents, while he had trained himself to ignore it, granting him a high degree of combat prowess.
*In contrast to the bell used in Ithania, another bell of Flowerite laced in casted bone decorations served as an aesthetically dreadful device used by the [[Kathar]] military during incursions, to plant unresolved tension in the ears of an opposing army., or to disrupt battle bards and drummers to demotivate an opposing army. This occurred on a natural and unmagical level and how the Kathar obtained the metal on a decent scale, is unknown.
*Hot pink Flowerite jewelry most commonly appears in the form of large disc earrings, though those seeking to fully protect their ears often instead use it in necklaces and pendants.
*Some wonder if Flowerite shares any similarity with the [[Song Flower]] of [[Fendarfelle]], a crystalline flower which also produces tones and sounds.
*Flowerite’s original name comes from the initial confusion of miners who first excavated it, calling it “deep earth flowers” given its bright color when compared to the dank, dark conditions it was found in.
*Some believe that in addition to their advanced technology around machinery, the Varran Empire used Flowerite to produce powerful sound-based weapons Pre-Cataclysm, hinted at by the recovered recordings found by scholars and archaeologists.  
*When used in weaponry, the metal only wields an aesthetic effect of swirling colors and small minute dust clouds of sparkling lights, though its dust clouds don’t produce the light; they simply reflect light already in the area. One popular use is in the whips used in Ithania by female executors and torturers, serving as not only a lash to the body, but a colorful lash to the pride.
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Latest revision as of 16:45, 31 March 2021

Flowerite
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Materials
Official Name Flowerite
Common Nicknames Tone Metal, Cerium
Proficiency Ailor Family Metallurgy
Origin Regalian Archipelago
Uses Artistic, Decorative
Rarity Common
Accessibility All Classes

Located in dense deposits across Corontium, Flowerite is a light metal with a deep pink coloration once forged. Its strange color is matched by its strange ability; it is capable of ringing out with a harmonious tonal C note when struck by another object. For this reason, its use in weaponry and armor is next to non-existent, as instead, it prospers among the artistic community and among those eccentric enough to desire bright pink jewelry.

History

Flowerite had been known to the Ailor of the Regalian Archipelago going back to at least 300 BC, specifically to those in the south-western corner of the landmass. Its natural beauty often saw it kept natural, though efforts to forge it soon came about as the Ailor of the region grew more sophisticated, and the Regalian Kingdom’s power waned, replaced by local leaders with greater independence. Efforts were also carried out by several regional petty kingdoms to see the material forged. By 50 BC, refined Flowerite was beginning to be used. However, its ability to sound a perfect music note drastically decreased its usefulness, as no weapon could be formed from it. It did not help that the color was considered odd during this time, and there were far more practical varieties of the metal. It was only later, with the rise of and contact with the Ithanian Ailor, along with their migration into the same region with the substance, that Flowerite prospered and spread abroad. Today, the substance is commonly used in the music sector, and among those nobles with an ostentatious fashion style.

Characteristics

Appearance

Flowerite, in its raw state, is an opaque but richly pink-colored ore, with swirls of black and yellow sitting throughout the formation. However, once it is refined, the metal solidifies into a solid, rich pink coloration.

General Uses

The principal use of Flowerite is in the artistic space, specifically the art of music. It is often formed into a false bell, or a specially installed item, with a nearby striking rod to produce its unique tone. The other use of Flowerite is in jewelry given its bright, exotic coloration, but it is often paired with other metals. Still, some Ithanians have a heavy obsession with wholly Flowerite jewelry.

Abilities

Flowerite’s ability is unique among all other metals. Unlike those that constantly make noise when moved, Flowerite remains inert. However, when a Flowerite-forged object is hit with another object, such as a wooden or metal rod, the material produces a harmonious tonal C noise that resonates in the air around it.

Trivia

  • There exists one prominent Flowerite sword, once wielded by the supposed “Baritone Warrior” of the Hecarian Kingdom. It was said he greatly believed in the marshal spirit and encouraged war camp celebrations through songs, using his blade to help begin battle songs. This blade was also said to be highly unnerving if not distracting to his opponents, while he had trained himself to ignore it, granting him a high degree of combat prowess.
  • Hot pink Flowerite jewelry most commonly appears in the form of large disc earrings, though those seeking to fully protect their ears often instead use it in necklaces and pendants.
  • Flowerite’s original name comes from the initial confusion of miners who first excavated it, calling it “deep earth flowers” given its bright color when compared to the dank, dark conditions it was found in.

Accreditation
Writers HydraLana
Processors FireFan96, WaterDruppel, MantaRey
Last Editor HydraLana on 03/31/2021.

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