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Crow Crimson

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With the new update, we've gotten some new information on our various tiers of ores and metals. Some of you might've already seen this, but since it's not found anywhere ingame, here's the link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/12O0EEZvB__L0AEINZtuP7GGsrCwFMpeg8GCHfSaGL5E/edit?usp=drivesdk

Some interesting points:
Making adamant and rune has been retconned to have always required luminite. Retcons are a little lazy, but I'll gladly accept any new lore. It's certainly more interesting than the handwave of "more efficient methods were discovered" used to justify reduced rune costs after EoC. Though apparently, we've been making armours and weapons with dangerous defects this whole time! ;)

Gielinor has gotten its own Jormmungandr! I wonder if he's still Fenrir's brother.

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Seems like Linza really screwed up, having exchanged her soul for rocks that are straight up worse than the ones found in Jastizo. Hindsight is 20/20 I guess. Apparently, she figured out how to apply dragon breath manually? With a dragonfire shield, that doesn't sound too hard, honestly.
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10-Jan-2019 16:14:05

Deltaslug

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We haven't gotten the answer to it yet, but it is possible that Linza had discovered the Dragonkin's true technique to harnessing "Dragon Metal", not the cruder Orichalkum.

Also note that the Dragonkin ... they really don't like anyone ... heck, half the time, they don't even like themselves.
Finding out that a "lesser being" went rummaging around their stuff, and your species has a hair trigger (justifiably tbh), that's a pretty good recipe for getting on someone's kill list.

Plus Linza may have stumbled across other things that she didn't realize what they were.
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10-Jan-2019 19:01:40

Adventurerrr
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From what I remember in the Kidnred spirit story, Linza had found Orikalkum metal, and was famed across the world for finally discovering the secret to making the metal bar. It was discvered in the quest that she had actually stolen the metal from a Dragonkin who's hunting her down, which is why she made a deal with Sliske.

To remind everyone Orikalkum is the name of the "Dragon Metal" We cannot make the dragon style armor because they are something that requires blueprints that only the Dragonkins have. But the two are of the same metal, we are just able to make a knock off version, that can be made a bit stronger than dragon armor.
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11-Jan-2019 10:24:52

Maiden China
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Adventurerrr said:
We cannot make the dragon style armor because they are something that requires blueprints that only the Dragonkins have. But the two are of the same metal, we are just able to make a knock off version, that can be made a bit stronger than dragon armor.
Except dragon armour is power armour now so it completely blows orikalkum out of the water:P
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12-Jan-2019 22:49:09

Serene Cat
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That's actually really amazing that you shared that link, thanks. Shame there's no info on Elder Rune and the Animica ores. I head canon that they're remnants of Zaros and Seren.
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16-Jan-2019 10:28:26

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Well, from Mod Jack in the RS discord, we know that Animica is not exclusively related to Zaros and Seren. Light Animica is specifically crystallised anima, whereas Dark Animica is crystallised anima that has come into contact with the shadow realm (currently this is only known to have happened once, when Zaros was "killed";). Animica can form wherever a large concentration of anima has been released, which is common with the death of a god. The Light Animica in the desert, for instance, is a result of Tumeken's sacrifice, which is why the mine is called "Tumeken's Remnant" on the map. Seren shattering herself is another event that released enough energy for animica to form. -
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16-Jan-2019 15:59:53

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AesirWarrior said:
...Animica can form wherever a large concentration of anima has been released, which is common with the death of a god. The Light Animica in the desert, for instance, is a result of Tumeken's sacrifice, which is why the mine is called "Tumeken's Remnant" on the map. Seren shattering herself is another event that released enough energy for animica to form.


I like that idea, I would also propose further headcannon on top of that which is Light Animica is found where a God sacrificed themselves, rather than just straight up died (as we would see this near Bandos, on Tuska etc). Maybe something to do with the concentration/purpose of the energy release makes Light Animica, Light? Just an idea.

16-Jan-2019 19:57:27

Hguoh
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Consider the name '
elder
rune.'

Consider that we create it by combining rune bars with dark and light animica.

Consider that the only spot we find Dark Animica and one of the two spots we find Light Animica are at sites where the direct children of the elder god Mah 'died.'

Consider that the only other spot we find Light Animica at is at the spot where Tumeken 'died.'

Consider the speculation that Tumeken himself was a child of Mah as well he knew to send Icthlarin to Freneskae for aid, and appears to have survived his death in the form of a shard(s) like Seren did).

Methinks that the particular forms of animica that we use require not only the release of large quanities of anima (with or without the touch of the shadow realm), but also a degree of Mah's magic be released as well. Hence the 'elder' in 'elder rune.'

Of course, this could mean that other types of animica be created in the presence of another elder god's power or in the absence of notable quantities of elder god magic.

17-Jan-2019 02:59:41 - Last edited on 17-Jan-2019 03:01:25 by Hguoh

Adventurerrr
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Maiden China said:
Adventurerrr said:
We cannot make the dragon style armor because they are something that requires blueprints that only the Dragonkins have. But the two are of the same metal, we are just able to make a knock off version, that can be made a bit stronger than dragon armor.
Except dragon armour is power armour now so it completely blows orikalkum out of the water:P


Pretty sure we're talking about lorewise, not in-game stats. lol.
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19-Jan-2019 14:39:48

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