Token Cost: 5 Tokens
Amount: 500 gram ingot
Description: Named for its diamond-like hardness, Adamantine is a deep-crust mineral that forms the basis of ‘indestructible, objects of legend. The greenish-grey ore occasionally crops up in the bottoms of volcanic chasms on the ocean floor. The weight and density of the mineral is formidable - stronger than the same volume of steel. But it’s strength is unmatched. Common humanoids find it difficult to wield but not impossible.
Restriction Level: High - Restricted. (See Controlled Substances Web Page)
Terms & Conditions: Known throughout history and legend as the 'untamable' substance, Adamantine or Adamantium as is also known is a unique and rare material most often used in the forging of special weapons and armor designed with ultimate durability in mind.
As a token reward, Adamantine is limited to provision of a 500 gram ingot - roughly equivalent to size of an iphone. Examples of use include yet are not limited to:
- Reinforce the blade of a small dagger
- Reinforce one edge of a large blade/sword
- Reinforce a standard sized helmet or shield
- Craft 3 Adamantine arrowheads
Given the special craftsmanship of working with Adamantine, it is compulsory that any such weapon or jewellery forging must be completed by a knowledgeable Blacksmith at the Molten Crucible and will need regular upkeep.
How to Use
When your character is ready to hand over their Adamantine to a crafter/business within Eyr the following action should be taken:
- The object marked 'Adamantine Ingot' found within the reward folder should be rezzed in-world.
- Confirm you wish to 'utilize' the item by clicking 'yes' (if select no, remember to take the object back into your inventory for later use)
- The object will then expire and self delete, sending email confirmation of IC use to the Eyr admin team for us to log in our token reward records.
- The Adamantine is considered 'used' and the crafter/business is free to icly create your ordered/requested object (so long as meets the terms and conditions of use)
Said to be as hard as diamond, Adamantine in Eyr is almost as rare as mithril and therefore considered equally priceless. Most commonly dark silver in appearance though known to be found with a sleek obsidian sheen, Adamantine is said to cause curious resistance to magnetic fields and is only recorded to have been discovered once in Eyr itself.
Written within an ancient tome it is said that long ago a huge and unusual earthquake shook the island so savagely that a crack in the ocean floor ripped open to form a trench so deep that only the hardiest of merfolk creatures adapted for the dark could withstand the enormous pressures to venture down and was there, closest to Eyr's mysterious earthen core that the first Adamantine was discovered.
Brought to the surface in awed wonderment the first discovered Mystarian Adamantine was crafted into a magnificent trident spear for the then Mer-King of Storms. Legend tells he wielded that trident in territorial war against his cousin and kin, the merfolk of Aradia and upon its prongs were the lives of a thousand mer claimed, tragically including the life of his only son and heir, mistaken for an enemy in the fray. Bereft in embittered grief and fury, the Mer-King claimed the trident to be cursed by the gods of the underworld and had it broken into a thousand pieces, all of which were scattered to the Mysts.
Over the centuries, discovery of Adamantine shards within the archipelago have given weight to the legend of the cursed trident though some claim the story is indeed a myth, one created by Aradian royalty to deter would-be treasure hunters from seeking the so-called 'cursed Adamantine' whilst they sought to recover it secretly for themselves.
Though the story is still told for its moral guidance, rare instances of uncovering Adamantine shards within and around Eyr still surface from time to time, though have gone officially unrecorded.
Any questions regarding Adamantine and its use, please contact any Mysts of Eyr Admin!