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Encyclopedia > Five Magical Materials

In the role-playing game Exalted, there are Five Magical Materials that are used to forge artifacts and weapons. Each of the materials is associated with a type of Exalted, as well as one of the castes of Alchemical Exalted, who are partially constructed from that material. A role-playing game (RPG) is a type of game in which players assume the roles of fictional characters via role-playing. ... Exalted redirects here. ... The Alchemical Exalted are a sub-category of semi-divine heroes from the high fantasy role-playing game Exalted published by White Wolf Game Studio. ...

  • Jade is the most common material, and is associated with the most common, least powerful of the Exalted, the Terrestrial Exalted. There are five different colors of jade, each of which corresponds to one of the Elemental Dragons. Blue jade resonates with Air, white with Earth, black with Water, green with Wood, and red with Fire. Jade weapons are unnaturally fast, and jade armor doesn't tire the wearer.
  • Starmetal is forged from meteors, the husks of godlings cast out of Yu-Shan, the Heavenly City. Like its wielders, the Sidereal Exalted, starmetal re-weaves fate, causing weapons to strike especially lethal blows and armor to turn aside all but the mightiest attacks.
  • Moonsilver is considered by the Lunar Exalted to be a gift from their patron, the moon goddess. It must be harvested by moonlight, using no crafted tools, forged at night and cooled only with water that has never seen the sun. Swords made of moonsilver are more accurate, bows shoot farther and armor is much lighter. Like the protean Lunars, moonsilver can shift into new forms easily.
  • Soulsteel is made from ghosts and the substance of the Labyrinth of the Underworld. It is jet black, but trapped in the metal, agonized faces of the souls it contains can be seen moving and screaming. Unsurprisingly, this materials is used almost exclusively by the Abyssal Exalted. Soulsteel weapons inflict heavy damage and frequently drain small quantities of Essence as well.
  • Orichalcum is the rarest of the magical materials; the Dragon-Blooded will pay a fortune for a child's jacket that has a few orichalcum threads. It is used primarily by the Solar Exalted. Orichalcum is rarely found in pure deposits; usually, it is created out of gold that has been heated by lava and sunlight reflected from mirrors of occult design. Orichalcum weapons excel at no one thing; instead of adding a large bonus to speed, damage or defense, they add a small bonus to all.

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