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So where would Necronium be canonically found? Would it only be in areas of the Forinthry blast(The Wilderness) or just anywhere else?

At the end of the video Origins of Gielinor(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TB88piitm9o) it is mentioned that nearly all currently existing settlements/cities made either during the 4th age or end of 3rd age, were founded on the battlefields & encampments where the god wars were fought.

This means that the ground underneath the areas of Ardougne, Edgeville, Yanille, Varrock, Falador, Canifis and maybe even Lumbridge if it was made during the '4th age' could be potential candidates? Or do they need to be from the blast?

A glimpse of how Necronium would look upon being forged:




And now onto the other ores:

Invictum




*Invictum is a pretty Latin sounding name for an ore, which seems to translate to mean something like 'invincible' in English. The concept armour looks like some kind of 'Roman-Mahjarrat' combination in its appearance and design.

Aetherium




*Aetherium's appearance/name may hint that it has links with use by most likely
the Armadylean Aviansie(Evidenced by some details on the gauntlets and, helmet/boot shapes), whom may have used this very strong metal to forge the godsword blades. The masterwork helmet also resembles the Armadylean Warpriest Helmet in a way.
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19-Jul-2017 04:02:46 - Last edited on 20-Jul-2017 16:51:10 by Padomenes

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This is the info we have so far on Necronium:

In the Third Age, when the conflict between the gods raged across the world unchecked for centuries, mortal casualties were beyond measure, though they must have counted in the hundreds of millions. Demons and other great monsters heaped bodies upon bodies in great mountains of the dead. The bones and blood and metal panoply of those ancient battlefields sank beneath the soil. Over the centuries they coagulated in darkness and steeped in the residual magical energies. When the people of the Sixth Age unwittingly disturbed these open air charnel houses they found new materials of remarkable strength.

Necrolith is a dark fusion of bone, third age metal and ancient magicks. The skulls of humans and larger, monstrous creatures protrude from the black, obsidian-like surface of this ore. In its presence the skin crawls. Thanous is a pale, greenish-white, powdery rock formed primarily of bone which burns with a brilliant green flame and a sound of distant screaming. When necrolith is heated in the flame of thanous it does not melt or sag but rather stretches and rises as if straining for something. It forms itself into the plates and shapes of armour and weapons, though bizarre and misshapen. A skilled smith can guide and correct this process and create usable and extremely powerful equipment. The resulting necronium has a dark blue sheen and is still covered in the skulls and bones of the dead that grant it strength.

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19-Jul-2017 04:03:51 - Last edited on 19-Jul-2017 04:07:24 by Padomenes

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Penny Drakis said:
Actually, I am ignorant of what happened in the west during the Third Age, besides the gnomes and dwarves going underground. The elves were doing things and the ogres where doing something else? I dunno.

What is the lore on what was going on in pre-(historic?)Kandarin, Feldip, Tirannwn, and the Fremmenik lands in the Third Age?
Haven't read too much into that either but I heard the elves remained fairly isolated with some choosing however to leave in order to get involved themselves. The Serenists tried to stay out of it as much as they could.

Gnomes, got to read more and as for Kandarin it was inhabited by Saradominists/Armadyleans with Armadyl's human followers mostly being there, and extending southwest of the ikov temple to Feldip hills. Many converted to Saradominism after Armadyl left from what I can remember, but most of all Armadylean 'land' on Gielinor's surface was in Kandarin.

Fremenniks? Can't remember but Heroes Welcome revealed how they participated though, whenever they did it was in the form of 'barbarians'.

The Ogres were mostly with Bandos.
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19-Jul-2017 07:21:52

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Penny Drakis said:
Lorewise, it is likely that the Kharidian desert has some major deposits due to the extremely slow moving Kharidian Desert Campaign, according to The Song From Before The War

And that is discounting possible earlier deposits of Necronium-like material from the Kharidian-Zarosian Wars and Tumeken's nuking of the final battlefield. Granted, we don't know the exact nature of the war. It could have been a (possibly long) series of quick moving skirmishes instead of the grindfest that Bandos turned the God Wars into. Plus a key part of the proposed necronium lore is dependent on Third Age Armor and Magic. But the Kharidian-Zarosian Wars had Second Age Armor possibly blessed by Zaros or the Kharidian Pantheon, plus demonic and Zarosian/Mahjarrat magic with high doses of divine nuke radiation. So not exactly Necronium, probably a lot rarer, and with different properties but made by the same accidental artificial geological process.
But isn't it also likely that the Zarosians may have infact used Invictum armour for their melee troops?

Looking at the appearance of that, kind of bears a resemblance to a 'Mahjarrat-Roman' type of design:

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Penny Drakis said:
Padomenes said:
But isn't it also likely that the Zarosians may have infact used Invictum armour for their melee troops?

Looking at the appearance of that, kind of bears a resemblance to a 'Mahjarrat-Roman' type of design:



OO! That should teach me to ignore the non-lore videos. Well, that is definitely special enough to create Second Age Necronite (which I suppose I should call Invictite). There should be deposits of that at the borders of the former Zarosian Empire rather than at Third Age sites. I can't imagine much of it being manufactured in the Third Age after the empire fell, although there might have been large caches of it found during the Third Age and used by besieged Zarosians or Zamorakian and Saradomist adventuring parties.
We might have to firstly discover where the Zarosians mined the ore for it and how they smelted/forged them in that case? Perhaps its also what the Torva armour was forged from and the ones being worn by the 'ancient warriors', unless Invictum was only for the higher ranking people like the officers+. The ore name is also Latin and seems to translate to mean 'invincible': https://www.indifferentlanguages.com/translate/latin-english/invictum

This part to be discussed separately: (Although I'm personally going for Aetherium, to add I feel that next tier of ore might have either Armadylean or Saradominist origins however. It feels like the same metal used to forge the godsword blades before enchantment by their appearance/strength.";)
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19-Jul-2017 17:15:17 - Last edited on 19-Jul-2017 17:22:23 by Padomenes

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A Mighty said:
Am I the only one who sees the Mask of Sliske in the Invictum helm??
No, I see it too but I identify it as more of a mahjarrat shaped face piece, due to the contribution that Sliske and many Mahjarrats had in the empire. Of course they would have designed an armour that was dedicated to that?
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20-Jul-2017 07:16:58

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Hguoh said:
Aetherium is definitely more Armadylian than Saradominist.



Armadyl's symbol is on the gauntlets (especially evident on the masterwork).

The Helmet evokes the shape of an aviansie's head (the curved point at the front resembles a beak, while the flourishes at the back resemble a feathered crest (see Taw'Paak and Armadyl)).

The boots on the masterwork possess a talon-like extension the regular variant does not.

As such, I'd expect deposits of the ore to be found particularly in locations that were under Armadylian control during the time of the God Wars (ex: the Empyrean Citadel and Abbinah).
Nice job noticing these details, will make a few updates to the original post on that.

The masterwork helmet in the meantime actually reminds me of the Armadylean Warpriest Helmet's appearance in a way.
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