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Luoyang Brass

"This Luoyang brass is way more versatile when it comes to ground work, suspension engines, stuff that needs to stay put in harsh weather, you name it. We make it right here in the industrial zone, even today."
— Interview with the Brassworkers' Guild.
Despite the name, Luoyang brass is more similar to bronze.


Material Characteristics

It is a light brown, nearly golden metal with a dull shine when polished.

Physical & Chemical Properties

It conducts heat to match the ambient temperature.

Geology & Geography

Luoyang brass is made out of copper and a particular vein of tin that was once plentiful in the Northsea Tristate area during the 19th century.

History & Usage


Luoyang brass is adapted from a formula for brassworking in the former Imperial era.
Modern techniques have ensured it stands equally with steel and iron.


Luoyang brass in its present form was experimented on in the 19th century by renewed metalworking knowledge from European migrants.
Once introduced to the concept of varying proportions of zinc and tin, they improved on different grades of brass for various purposes.

Everyday use

Jade-grade Luoyang brass (69% copper, 29% zinc, 2% tin), being the toughest and most corrosion-resistant, is used in suspension links, scaffolding, light weaponry, and clockworks.
Immortal's brass (60% copper, 37% zinc, 2% tin, 1% iron) is more likely to be used in ceremonial decorations because it looks like gold.

Cultural Significance and Usage

It is vaunted as one of the metallurgic achievements of the Tang Colony States.

Industrial Use

Copper, tin, and zinc ores are refined, then the resulting metals mixed into an alloy depending on the grade that is meant to be achieved.


It is an alloy of copper and tin mixed with a bit of zinc.

Manufacturing & Products

Machinery parts.
Light weaponry.
Ceremonial plates and bowls.


Furnaces are extremely hot while working Luoyang brass.

Environmental Impact

The amount of fuel used to power metal furnaces tends to leave clouds of smog afterwards.

Reusability & Recycling

Old brass can be taken back to a metallurgy center to be melted down and included in brass works again.


Trade & Market

A staple metal.


Can be stored like any other non-lead metal.
Can't be eaten!
Reddish orange
Melting / Freezing Point
900 - 940 C
8.5 g/cm3 (Average)
Common State
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