-24th Sun of the 1st Astral Moon
I’m not going to write about U’xi any longer. I believe for the time being this book will be better served for work purposes than to rant about my feelings into. I fear that should I do so, I might lose myself to rage.
So, a list of the metals that we know in Eorzea, and some that perhaps we do not.
A rare metal found only in Azys Lla. Oft smelted with Darksteel. Fashioned into tools and weapons of impeccable quality.
- Aurum Regis
A rare precious metal found only in the Churning Mists. Oft smelted with gold. Fashioned into jewellery of impeccable quality.
- Belah’dian Silver
Silver tempered in a way lost to the ages. This tempering process makes it surprisingly heat-resistant.
- Blue Mythril
A rare variety of mythril which emits a soft blue light. Unknown whether or not the luminescence transfers to items fashioned from it. (Let’s go with it, it sounds cool.)
A precious alloy of copper and zinc. Fashioned into the layman’s jewellery.
An alloy of copper and tin. Fashioned into the layman’s tools and weaponry.
A Garlean alloy. Renowned for heat, cold and shock absorption. Oft used as airship plating.
A rare black ore containing copper, iron and saltpetre. Found in the Dravanian Forelands.
A strong metal forged into elite adventurer’s arms and armour. Oft smelted with other metals to produce a multitude of different alloys, such as Wolfram and Garlond Steel. Found in the northern reaches of Thanalan.
A common metal oft forged into the layman’s jewellery. It is also forged into the alloys of brass, bronze and rose gold. Found in many places. A favourite snack of Spriggans.
A rare, translucent red copper. It has no practical uses. Found in the Dravanian Hinterlands.
A rare metal forged into elite adventurer’s arms and armour. Oft found in Allagan constructions. Incredibly durable and retains an edge almost indefinitely.
A plentiful precious metal found in the upper reaches of Las Noscea. Fashioned into jewellery for nobility and those with coin.
- Fool’s Furite
A bright red ore, similar in appearance to Furite. Serves no practical purpose.
A metal found in Coerthas. Necessary in forging Ishgardian steel, it lends heat-resistant properties to the metal.
A precious metal. May be smelted with Aurum Regis. Found sparsely in many places.
- Garlond Steel
A lightweight alloy of cobalt and vivianite iron. Used in the construction of airships. Fuck you Cid.
- Garlean Steel
An unknown steel alloy. Remarkably light and shock resistant.
A precious metal. Oft smelted with plain silver. Fashioned into jewellery of outstanding quality.
A common hard metal. Oft smelted with other metals such as Cobalt, and Titanium to strengthen them. Found in many places. A favourite snack of Coblyns.
- Ishgardian Steel
A traditional Ishgardian alloy. It is unique in its resistance to both rust and heat. A small amount of Furite is included with the iron to lend these properties.
- Kidney Iron
A type of ore rich in impure iron. Incredibly common. Oft employed in forges where obtaining higher quality irons prove difficult.
A strange manner of ore, it forms the shape of miniature needles or lance heads. Used as shrapnel for Ishgard’s Bertha Cannons.
An ore containing a large quantity of rusted iron. It serves no practical purpose, but possesses deodorising properties.
An uncommon metal oft forged into hardened adventurer’s arms. May be smelted with Mythrite. Found in the Sagolii Desert and within the mountains of Coerthas.
A rare Coerthan metal that may be a purer form of Mythril. Oft smelted with plain Mythril. Found in the Coerthan Highlands.
An exceedingly rare gemstone, a deep green in colour. Named after the eyes of the former Sultana, Nanasha Ul Nasha.
- Peacock Copper
A rare ore containing a high amount of copper. May be smelted with gold to create the alloy rose gold.
An immensely rare precious metal. Oft found within Allagan garments. Fashioned into jewellery of untold value. Few veins have been discovered in the southern reaches of Thanalan.
- Pommel Ore
Allegedly a new ore wrought by the Calamity, or one that lay hidden. Little to nothing is known about this ore, save its hardness. It may be found in the region known as ‘The Daggers’ in the Dravanian Hinterlands.
This ore contains combinations of iron and sulphur, resulting in a foul stench when forged. Serves no practical purpose. Could be found in the western reaches of Vylbrand before the Calamity, however now it may be found in the Dravanian Forelands.
- Rose Gold
A precious alloy of copper and gold. Fashioned into jewellery for the upper class.
A strange blue ore that glows for short amounts of time, randomly. Perhaps related to Blue Mythril?
An uncommon precious metal. May be smelted with hardsilver. Fashioned into jewellery for the middle class.
An ore found in the Sea of Clouds. It possesses an incredibly high zinc content.
Ore heavy in both zinc and iron. Smelted to strengthen titanium further.
An alloy of iron and carbon. Oft smelted with grenade or bomb ashes. Fashioned into arms and armour for the veteran adventurer.
A common metal oft forged into the alloy of bronze. Sometimes fashioned into cheap tools and jewellery. A favoured snack of coblyns.
A rare metal oft smelted with iron. Fashioned into weapons and armour of outstanding quality. May be smelted with zinc to further increase durability.
A dusky blue ore rich in irons. Oft found amidst the long-dead remains of wavekin. May be smelted into a lightweight steel alloy.
An alloy of cobalt, scheelite, and the mineral ferberite. Fashioned into arms and armour for the elite adventurer.
A naturally occuring alloy. Wootz is found commonly in Allagan constructions, alongside Darksteel and Platinum. Boasts durability and excellent aetheroconductive properties.
- Yellow Copper
An ore containing a mix of copper, iron and sulphur, producing a ripe stench when forged. Serves no practical use.
A nigh-worthless metal smelted with copper to create brass, or with titanium to form a stronger alloy.