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Mirichromite
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Cheka Man's comment on 2008-05-01 06:56 PM
A lucky charm

Worn by a king, noble or just someone with a reason to fear the magic users, it changes colour when a wizard, witch, shamen or magical creature is close by, allowing the wearer to take evasive action or prepare for combat. Go to Comment
Mirichromite
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Chaosmark's comment on 2008-11-12 11:28 AM
Absolutely no commentary on this is available from my mental banks at this time. Please accept a cookie and a vote instead. Go to Comment
Mirichromite
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Murometz's comment on 2006-11-07 01:18 PM
I dont think its boring. It has a nice dry academic tone which works for the piece, as well as being an intriguing metal! Go to Comment
Mirichromite
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valadaar's comment on 2006-11-07 12:30 PM
Hmmm. I wonder if this is a little too boring.... Go to Comment
Mirichromite
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valadaar's comment on 2006-11-07 01:46 PM
As with all things, the GM should adjust the scarcity with an eye towards it's true impact.

A lot of posts I see can have very powerful affects on a campaign if allowed to occur in large quantities, but the same can be said for classic magical metals like Mithral and Adamantite. Some pretty good subs get low ratings because people extrapolate the impact of large quantities of the material.

The sensitivity of the material I have left somewhat deliberately vauge - the only hint provided is from the passage at the start:

Now, as I bring it near this enchanted helmet, do you see the change? Note how the goblet lightens in shade as I bring it closer?

It is up to you how strong that helmet was in magic, and how close he had to bring the goblet for it to change color. Go to Comment
Mirichromite
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valadaar's comment on 2006-11-07 06:41 PM
It is supposed to be a physical process, like some materials glow when struck by UV light, so it is difficult to interfere with it apart from blocking the magic emmissions.

Now, since it is not in itself magic, spells could be created to darken the material again or otherwise hide it's feedback. Without any magical energy of it's own, it will have no way to oppose a magical effect.

As for it's mechanical strength, it is an analog to silver and can be mixed with steel or other alloys, but it will reduce the strength of that material. It is much better used as a surface treatment, just as you would silver a sword or arrow. I'm partial to the idea of inlaid runes myself, glowing mystical symbols instead of the whole blade.

Anything else you would like to know about it? :) Go to Comment
Mirichromite
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valadaar's comment on 2007-05-10 12:12 PM
Updated: Changing to open scroll to allow for ideas for use of this material. Go to Comment
Mirichromite
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valadaar's comment on 2007-05-10 12:19 PM
Mirichromite Marbles

These useful items are small metal balls plated or otherwise coated with a thin layer of mirichromite and polished smooth. Bright Mirichromite is by far the best type for this application.

When thrown on the ground they can be used to indicate the location of magical traps, or can serve to show if magically invisible entities pass through the marble-field. Go to Comment
Mirichromite
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valadaar's comment on 2007-05-10 12:25 PM
Honest Scales

In worlds where this metal can be found, use of it to produce devices 'certified' against magical influence would be common. To prevent magical tampering with scales used by merchants, it may be mandated that scales be made or at least coated with such a metal. This of course does not prevent more mundane forms of tampering, but should prevent use of invisable weights. Go to Comment
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valadaar's comment on 2008-11-11 11:27 PM
If you found a material that could block particular types of magic, then you could use it as a screen. Perhaps special alloys of this could be made type-specific. Go to Comment
Mirichromite
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the Wanderer's comment on 2006-11-07 06:26 PM
Would be great to use for false magic items.

My questions would be, could the properties of this material be hampered?

Is the material strong enough to mix with other metals, like iron or steel, and would the effect be changed in the process?

Otherwise, an excellent idea though I'd like to know a little more about it. Go to Comment
Mirichromite
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the Wanderer's comment on 2006-11-07 09:21 PM
I think that about covered it....and gave me a few ideas. Thanks! Go to Comment
Dwarven Lightning Bottle
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MoonHunter's comment on 2006-10-26 01:07 PM
Intersting idea with even execution. I would of liked a few more applications as to what kind of electrical traps and so on it was used for. We don't get a feel for the amount of power this is. Depending on a gamesystem, skill outweights spell channels, so I needed more examples on that to use this as more than just an inspiration.

There we are. Go to Comment
Dwarven Lightning Bottle
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Scrasamax's comment on 2006-10-26 11:48 AM
Oddly enough, when i read the part about erosion in the poles, the first thing I though of was that it would likely be the mithril pole degrading first since it is the less dense metal. I like the idea alot and it really fits into my K'ton world view. Go to Comment
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Cheka Man's comment on 2006-10-27 10:27 AM
Very hard to get new blood. Go to Comment
Dwarven Lightning Bottle
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Pariah's comment on 2006-10-23 10:02 PM
I can see these being used by dwarven warriors as a weapon, seeing as humanoid bodies ARE conductive. Just poke them with it and deal fifty bagillion volts of pure energy, more fun than playing with a house circuit. Go to Comment
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Murometz's comment on 2006-10-26 09:53 PM
Baghdad Battery! sweet! Great stuff valadaar! Go to Comment
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Murometz's comment on 2012-09-23 12:00 AM
This is just a great sentence...
"The Dwarven Lightning bottle is a carefully crafted magical battery with a Mithral Anode, an Adamantite Cathode and Dragon’s Blood for the electrolyte."




(Some day, these precious and invaluable secrets, the blue-prints of the Dwarven Lightning Bottles, will be returned to the Dwarven Guild where they belong, away from the prying eyes of humans.) Go to Comment
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chilled's comment on 2006-10-27 06:42 AM
really good idea with lots of good plot hooks, good way to kill someone as well(excruciatingly painfull though) Go to Comment
Dwarven Lightning Bottle
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valadaar's comment on 2006-10-25 07:54 PM
Yep, worlds biggest tazers...

Think this needs a bit more? I do, but can;t quite figure it. Backstory would help. Go to Comment
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