Flesh of Bashmu, the Guardian Serpent
"A gift from the gods, eh? Well, to be honest, I can't argue with that. The things I would do to have the opportunity to work with this beauty again...."
A special mix of metals and Aether, bashmium was named after Bashmu, the legendary serpent that fell and formed the famous and unique mountain range in the Kingdom of Archana.
It isn't too hard to spot bashmium embedded in the walls of the mines. It is a mix of many different metals, big formations of gold, silverish and dark gray patterns, with a shimmering, colorful shine.
Geology & GeographyBashmium can only be found inside The Veins of the Bashmu Range. While there are other similar alloys that exist throughout the world, only this cave system contains this exact material.
History & Usage
When it was first discovered, bashmium was used as a material to build most tools, weapons, and armors in Archana. After almost a century, when the discovery of how to refine bashmium into other, better materials, it lost its usefulness in its basic state, serving since then only to be refined into other alloys.
DiscoveryBashmium was discovered as early as The Veins by Raymond Vilennor, in 18 AE, and it was the main reason the caves were set to be mined and explored.
Significance and UsageFor the Archani bashmium a blessing, the main reason why they thrive. Some treat it as a blessing from the gods, but it is nevertheless revered by also everyone.
Trade & Market
There is no market for bashmium. Every ounce that is extracted goes to the Craftsmen Guild to be refined and worked on as other materials, and then sold.
A piece of bashmium ore
A mix of silver, dark gray, and golden
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