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Lizardfolk Gold

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Every year, the Lizardfolk, who call themselves the Quetzalx, send traders to the colony of Armegk, bringing with them their special kind of gold…

It is said that in the jungles and swamps where the Lizardfolk dwell, great rocks of gold lie open to the sky, and there are entire natural golden caves. While this may or may not be true, it is certain that every year, the Lizardfolk come to Armegk, and with them, they bring gold. Oh, their gold. They have perfected the art of goldsmithing, and Lizardfolk Gold is the finest in the world. Their ornaments are as hard as iron, and as beautiful as the dawn. Ornaments and things made from Lizardfolk gold draw twice to three times their normal price. It is rumored that the Lizardfolk warriors are armed and armored in this gold.



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Barbarian Horde
July 22, 2003, 14:24
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cool
Agar
July 22, 2003, 15:16
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Could this gold actually be mithral? In Earthdawn, mithral is an alloy of precious metals and mercury rather than it's own mineral. If the lizardfolk posses a natural mithral vein or are skilled enough metalurgists to make it, they are very rich indeed.

Btw, Anonymous, if you think something is cool, give it more than a 1 rating. I give you a 0.05 rating for your monosylabic review.
Dimensification
July 22, 2003, 16:19
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I was the one who gave it a bad rating. He did use the word "Gold" and "Gold" isn't an alloy of gold, it's well, gold. I'd take it anything else would be given another name. Gold isn't as hard as iron unless alloyed, and I do believe that mithral isn't golden in color...Moreso brown to gray, I think. Mostly, anyway. It just didn't seem to be really, err, I don't know. Me and my real life theology it didn't make sense, so I chose, "I didn't like it"
CaptainPenguin
July 22, 2003, 16:36
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I didn't say it was an alloy. This is a fantasy world. I can do whatever the hell I want with gold!

And by the way, I always pictured mithral as silver with a bluish sheen.
Agar
July 22, 2003, 23:26
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Ahck! I just looked through my Earthdawn books to refresh myself and I have been completely wrong about the mithral idea. The golden super magic alloy they had was called orchalium! Completly different stuff. So Sorry, all my bad. Apologies all round.

And, in a fanstasy world as Captain Penguin suggests, perhaps the gold has inherant magical properties. The Lizardfolk might be fanatical sun worshipers and this is gold from thier ceremonies that they are useing to promote thier god's presense because after the ceremony, part of his spirit is beilived to be in the gold. Magic gets to do weird stuff.
CaptainPenguin
July 22, 2003, 23:27
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In my particular campaign world, the Lizardfolk fanatically worship the sun god, Chotec.

Orchalium? Is that like orichalcum?
Dimensification
July 23, 2003, 15:52
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I'm not used to all of this. I was describing Adamant, not Mithral. I get my stuff mixed up...Bluish sheen? You've read a bit too much Hobbit. It's more like a really light looking silver from the sources I know. It's got a unique look, I can't explain it.
CaptainPenguin
July 23, 2003, 16:05
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Bah! The Hobbit never said anything about a bluish sheen!
Dimensification
July 23, 2003, 16:07
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In the Hobbit gandalf gets all of his hair singed off and is actually this attractive man! But no! No one ever reads that part! ...I don't know. The bluish sheen just seems to be all the hype...
CaptainPenguin
July 23, 2003, 16:12
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What? Who cares what color magical minerals are, anyway? This is silly!
EchoMirage
May 25, 2004, 14:35
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Heh, the adventurers who wear it care! I(magine that adamantine was pink, mithral turqouise and meteoric iron orange! It would severely limit your choice of equipment, unless of course you INTENDED to look like a circus tent.
manfred
May 26, 2004, 5:28
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Seems actually a fitting comment in the end. This idea may add a bit of siliness to a game world. Now if you meet that guy all in pink, is it just somebody weird OR excellent armed, or both?

Just right, "serious" rare metals don't have to have a serious colour, or look.

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