Token Cost: 3 Tokens
Amount: 50 gram ingot of 0.925 purity. The good stuff.
Description: Where once was mined by dwarves with the skill and knowledge needed to unearth it the decline of dwarf-kin presence within the realm has seen the decline of silver mining in it's purest form. A few traders within Eyr are known to import unrefined ore that can then be smelted into silver though this is heavily taxed and mostly rationed to the black and silversmiths of the jungle.
All silver is harmful to wolves and vampires within Eyr and it's neighbouring islands, but only by degree of purity is it considered potentially fatal. The severity of the injury will be dependent on the purity of the silver in which the wound was inflicted. The higher the purity, say jeweller quality (or ‘sterling’) the more detrimental the injury can become. If you have a very low grade silver, the injury will not be as severe upon the wolf or vampire in question. The purer the silver, the more fatal any silver injury may prove to become.
Restriction Level: Moderate: (See Controlled Substances Web Page)
Terms & Conditions: Silver in Eyr is primarily found within its coinage and then is only ever 0.82% pure. Pure silver however is far more rare, needing to meet the minimum 0.925% to be considered pure.
As a token reward, silver is limited to provision of a 50 gram ingot - roughly equivalent to the size of a military dog tag. Examples of use include yet are not limited to:
- Craft a small piece of jewellery (pendant, pair of earrings, charm, ring)
- Plate a single edge of a small dagger
- Plate the tip of one regular blade
- Plate the tip of 5 arrowheads
- Craft 10 silver pins
Given the special craftsmanship of working with silver, it is compulsory that any such weapon or jewellery forging must be completed by a knowledgeable Blacksmith in one of Eyr’s forges and will need regular upkeep. The silver ingot cannot be ground down to use as powder.
How to Use
When your character is ready to hand over their silver to a crafter/business within Eyr the following action should be taken:
- The object marked 'Pure Silver 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 silver ingot 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)
Wolves have had an age-old aversion to silver and should they come into contact it will burn their skin, leaving horrible marks upon their flesh and can cause serious side effects with natural regenerative healing should they be run through with a silver coated blade. Should silver be ingested or poisoning make it into the bloodstream, the wolf is prevented from ever fully healing and should a limb be cut off with a silver implement, the limb cannot grow back.
When it comes to vampires silver will also burn their flesh, much like a Lycans and it will also drain their power in terms of magic, or even natural abilities like hypnosis or shapeshifting and especially healing. Only vast and immediate consumption of potent, fresh and untainted blood offers them a chance of survival and recovery.
Though any silver may be melted down to be reforged or carefully turned into silver shavings, given its density silver is unsuitable for the creation weaponry though can be used to plate or 'tip' it. Currently there is no accepted method to turn silver into a fine powdered or colloidal form.
Silver dust is extremely rare. Silver powder and colloidal silver requires complex alchemical steps to create which go beyond medieval technologies. Colloidal silver is not permitted in Eyr because of the complex alchemical technology required to create a substance that is broken down to the molecular level. It supersedes dark ages technology and it is highly unlikely Eyr is populated with chemistry geniuses. One could make silver shavings, crush them down into a rough dust; however, it will be very difficult to apply in a harmful manner. Crushed silver cannot be applied via atomization, gas, liquification or injection the way colloidal silver would be.
Any questions regarding Pure Silver and its use, please contact any Mysts of Eyr Admin!