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{{Info materials
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|officialname = Metalitra
|officialname = Metalitra
|nicknames = Dwarven Steel
|nicknames = Dwarven [[Steel]]
|proficiency = Requires 15 points in [[Metallurgy Arts]]
|proficiency = [[Ellad Family Metallurgy]]
|origin = [[Ellador]]
|origin = [[Ellador]]
|uses = Weapons and Tools
|uses = Utility, Weaponry
|rarity = Rare
|rarity = Common
|accessibility = Noble Orders
|accessibility = All Classes
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Metalitra is often synonymous with the [[Dwarven]] race of [[Aloria]]. Their mythology and culture claims it to have been the heart of the “Ancient Holds” and the reason their machines and tools were superior to that of neighboring civilizations and empires during the times of old, shortly after the cataclysm. When discovered, Metalitra was way ahead of its time, acting as a directly mined steel with a superior weight to strength ratio. It was later discovered in the more recent Holds such as Skorr, Aldruin and Grebor due to their vast and complicated mining networks. With the introduction of the [[Urdweld]], the metal serves as a valuable trade export as the Dwarves abandon their years of isolation. Metalitra appears as a silver metal with dark grey swirls in its raw state, before being formed as a lustrous grey ingot once refined. Despite some rumors, the metal is much lighter than expected, although not the lightest metal known to Aloria. This makes it a valuable candidate for heavy weaponry to the Dwarves and it is used to make some of the largest battle axes and warhammers known to their culture.  
Metalitra is often synonymous with the [[Dwarven]] [[Race]] of [[Aloria]]. Their society claims it to be the “eternal metal,” and material that helped them forge a dominance of [[Ellador]] centuries before the Isldar arrived, and ruined said dominance. The ore has a dark coloration in its natural state, but when refined produces a fine (though dull) golden sheen that accentuates the dark grey of the material. Since the diaspora of Dwarves, the material has grown popular with the flashier warriors of the other Races of Aloria. The fine contrasting colors help Metalitra stand out, even among the offerings of the Dwarves.


==History==
==History==
It is not known when Metalitra was initially discovered, however in Dwarven historical texts, it is mentioned several times as a valuable metal used widely in the “Ancient Holds”. Due to Dwarven isolation and xenophobia, the metal was hardly seen outside of a hold bar from stolen or looted armor, tools, or weaponry scavenged from conflicts with foreign civilizations and empires, such as the [[Isldar]] in 305 AC when they took the hold of Alduin and enslaved the populace. Even before, when [[Dakkar]] threatened the holds and pushed the Dwarves out, the metal left the location from emigrating Dwarves. Throughout these events, the metal was rumored to have been heavy and unwieldy, though this is largely untrue and likely a lie spread to deter foreigners from getting their hands on the metal. It wasn’t until 307 AC, when King Blackhammer retook Alduin, that Metalitra was exported as a trade good, and, although still rare in foreign markets such as Regalia, it was much more common. Especially with the arrival of the Urweld and their mercantile trade caravans, the metal was dramatically exported to mostly Regalia, though other smaller states and nations throughout Aloria partake in the market, such as [[Anglia]], [[Ithania]], and many others. This, among the other exported minerals and goods, has created a trade surplus notably for the Holds of Aldruin and Grebor in the most recent year, 307 AC.  
Metalitra has an unknown discovery date, but its nickname as the “eternal metal” encourages people to believe it was developed early into Dwarven society. The substance proved itself time and time again as the Dwarves expanded out from their founding Hold of Olovomm. They fought creatures of the deep earth and even of the surface now considered extinct, while others survive. They also bore great tunnels in the earth and broke down vast minerals for forging and experimentation. This was all on the back of Metalitra, which was used extensively in weapons, tools, and other objects at the height of the expanse of the [[Dwarven Empire]]. However, as the Dwarves declined, the use of Metalitra did as well. It became seen as a decadence, with those lower on the rungs of society either shirking it for the sake of practicality and focus on the “hardy substances,” or could no longer afford it. After the fall of the Dwarves from the surface, and the later wars with the [[Dakkar]], Metalitra was once again thoroughly embraced, but most commonly among the [[Ruin-Khuur]] and [[Greborrin]], as a symbol of the past glories of the Dwarves that needed to survive. Those that rejected the substance looked at its golden sheen and saw a hundred greedy eyes staring back, the ghosts of past plundering efforts deep in the earth, and so chose to avoid it; however, this sheen is exactly what caught the eyes of outsiders. By 200 AC, Dwarven forges, even if the owner personally rejected the substance, often made Metalitra tools and weapons for those that would pay, and this practice has continued until today with the Dwarves teaching few the secrets of how they forge it.
 
A weapon of Metalitra make is expensive due to the still growing market of the metal from recovering holds. The majority of this influx is because of transportation costs. Most Metalitra is only found within the borders of Dwarven territories, though it is very possible to be located in other regions outside this area. The reason it is exclusive to the Dwarven kingdoms however, is because of the mentioned vast mining networks in many of their holds. Recently, most Urweld are noted to sell the mineral at a large, but reasonable price. As such, commoners usually don’t handle a weapon of Metalitra make, though it is possible, as some commoners have recently traveled to the location to purchase the products at much lower prices.


==Characteristics==
==Characteristics==
===Appearance===
===Appearance===
Metalitra appears as a dark gold/bronzish ore covered in dark grey and black swirling lines throughout the deposit. Once the metal is refined and crafted into a product, it has a dark grey shine to it that cannot be matched by any other metal. In fact, the blade of the metal can be likened to the color of dark ash mixed with dulled gold.
Metalitra appears as a dark gold or bronze ore covered in dark grey and black swirling lines throughout the deposit. Once the metal is refined and crafted into a product, it has a dark grey color to it, with a dull golden sheen unmatched by mundane elements surrounding the finished product, thus making anything made with it a splendid object for any warrior. Some may be fickle and complain at the dull brightness of the color, but many still admire the base-pairing as sublime.
===General Usage===
===General Uses===
The metal is typically used in tools, or weaponry of blunt force. The weight of Metalitra, although much more forgiving than steel, still is overbearing and requires one to hold a reasonable amount of strength to wield. This is generally due to the form of the weapon, which is crafted to be larger than typical steel weaponry, and, is designed to be much larger with an increased surface area. For example, a steel warhammer is usually limited to the amount of weight it holds, whereas a warhammer of metalitra is much less limiting, making the weapons trade-off of weight to size superior than that of steel or [[Ferr-Iron]]. One swing of a Metalitra Warhammer can cave in a Platemail breastplate. The metal is strong, but it is not godlike. When using large weapons of Metalitra, the owner of the metal must be equally strong and train themselves daily to the same effect as someone using a smaller weapon of steel. With the equal amount of weight, but near overbearing size, weapons crafted from the metal are especially known for the risks of imbalance when in use.
Metalitra has seen the most use in tools and armor, forged to Dwarven specifications and proportions for decades, and less use in weaponry. However, with their spread into Ailor regions and a rekindling of their attachment to the material, the weapon can be found in a variety of forms, and thanks to the coin of [[Ailor]], [[Fin’ullen]], [[Altalar]], [[Songaskians]] and more, in a variety of forms wearable or usable to the other Races of Aloria.
 
It is extremely impractical to use Metalitra for armor because of its weight, but it was used by the Dwarves for mining tools quite frequently. Pickaxes of Metalitra are especially efficient because of the amount of force you can put behind the swing; huge chunks of rock will come away from the target upon impact. Dwarven carpenters used small portions of the metal as small hammers. Almost any tool that a person would normally use can contain Metalitra, except for small tools that are meant for precision.
===Abilities===
Metalitra has many of the characteristics of Ferr-Iron but improves upon them in almost every way. It’s perfectly re-castable. In fact, one of the most convenient ways to obtain a custom weapon of the material is to recast an already made weapon of Metalitra. It is also virtually indestructable, a fact that has often made it extremely valuable to many warriors. However, the material requires at least 30 Physical Stat to wield, which means that it is usually weilded by mature or exceptionally dedicated warriors alone, and even then, only after they have acquired it, which can be difficult.  


==Trivia==
==Trivia==
*It is unclear whether Metalitra is the ore that gave metal its modern name in [[Common]] or if the Dwarves simply adapted the name to inremclude the word Metal as a symbol of their culture and the “Ancient Holds” of old.
*It is unclear whether Metalitra is the ore that gave the term “metal” its modern name in [[Common]] or if the Dwarves simply adapted the name to emulate the word Metal as a symbol of their culture and the ancient nature of the material.
*Metalitra is also possibly used by the Isldar but others believe these examples are simply Isldar wielding parts of ancient Metalira tools and weapons from when the Dwarves were at war with them.
*The ruins of many Dwarven Holds across Aloria often feature Metalitra weapons and armor, still worn by their long-deceased and decayed bearers. They are thus one of the easier payouts for scavengers and looters since many Dwarves value the return of these ancient heirlooms.
*Almost all traveling Urweld have a large supply of Metalitra ingots and products among other Dwarven exclusive materials for sale. This includes trinkets, some armor, weaponry and tools.
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Latest revision as of 16:37, 31 March 2021

Metalitra
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Materials
Official Name Metalitra
Common Nicknames Dwarven Steel
Proficiency Ellad Family Metallurgy
Origin Ellador
Uses Utility, Weaponry
Rarity Common
Accessibility All Classes

Metalitra is often synonymous with the Dwarven Race of Aloria. Their society claims it to be the “eternal metal,” and material that helped them forge a dominance of Ellador centuries before the Isldar arrived, and ruined said dominance. The ore has a dark coloration in its natural state, but when refined produces a fine (though dull) golden sheen that accentuates the dark grey of the material. Since the diaspora of Dwarves, the material has grown popular with the flashier warriors of the other Races of Aloria. The fine contrasting colors help Metalitra stand out, even among the offerings of the Dwarves.

History

Metalitra has an unknown discovery date, but its nickname as the “eternal metal” encourages people to believe it was developed early into Dwarven society. The substance proved itself time and time again as the Dwarves expanded out from their founding Hold of Olovomm. They fought creatures of the deep earth and even of the surface now considered extinct, while others survive. They also bore great tunnels in the earth and broke down vast minerals for forging and experimentation. This was all on the back of Metalitra, which was used extensively in weapons, tools, and other objects at the height of the expanse of the Dwarven Empire. However, as the Dwarves declined, the use of Metalitra did as well. It became seen as a decadence, with those lower on the rungs of society either shirking it for the sake of practicality and focus on the “hardy substances,” or could no longer afford it. After the fall of the Dwarves from the surface, and the later wars with the Dakkar, Metalitra was once again thoroughly embraced, but most commonly among the Ruin-Khuur and Greborrin, as a symbol of the past glories of the Dwarves that needed to survive. Those that rejected the substance looked at its golden sheen and saw a hundred greedy eyes staring back, the ghosts of past plundering efforts deep in the earth, and so chose to avoid it; however, this sheen is exactly what caught the eyes of outsiders. By 200 AC, Dwarven forges, even if the owner personally rejected the substance, often made Metalitra tools and weapons for those that would pay, and this practice has continued until today with the Dwarves teaching few the secrets of how they forge it.

Characteristics

Appearance

Metalitra appears as a dark gold or bronze ore covered in dark grey and black swirling lines throughout the deposit. Once the metal is refined and crafted into a product, it has a dark grey color to it, with a dull golden sheen unmatched by mundane elements surrounding the finished product, thus making anything made with it a splendid object for any warrior. Some may be fickle and complain at the dull brightness of the color, but many still admire the base-pairing as sublime.

General Uses

Metalitra has seen the most use in tools and armor, forged to Dwarven specifications and proportions for decades, and less use in weaponry. However, with their spread into Ailor regions and a rekindling of their attachment to the material, the weapon can be found in a variety of forms, and thanks to the coin of Ailor, Fin’ullen, Altalar, Songaskians and more, in a variety of forms wearable or usable to the other Races of Aloria.

Trivia

  • It is unclear whether Metalitra is the ore that gave the term “metal” its modern name in Common or if the Dwarves simply adapted the name to emulate the word Metal as a symbol of their culture and the ancient nature of the material.
  • The ruins of many Dwarven Holds across Aloria often feature Metalitra weapons and armor, still worn by their long-deceased and decayed bearers. They are thus one of the easier payouts for scavengers and looters since many Dwarves value the return of these ancient heirlooms.

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Writers HydraLana
Processors Woodwork, AlphaInsomnia, MantaRey
Last Editor HydraLana on 03/31/2021.

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