A glow in the dark
"..And when the man was lying down, wounds crossing his body, his limbs contorted in pain, he looked towards the soft, healing glow. Reaching out with a bloodied hand, he grabbed the small glowing vial and poured it onto his chest..."
Originally found in the Golden Depths and since found in small pockets around the Eight Lands deep underground, Ethaerium is a rare, yellow, gel-like substance that emits a soft glow.
With how it came into existence unknown, it was quickly put through a manner of tests by several alchemists, and was found to have some odd properties, like its immense cleaning ability. This considerably useful substance was considered for many different purposes, however none were acted upon due to the rarity of it. Because of this, ethaerium became a staple for many an alchemist to try and understand and figure out more about it.
Ethaerium can be used for many things, though the rarity of it means that it's not commonly used for much except further testing and some arcane experiments.
Some of the uses of Ethaerium are the following:
- Cleaning agent
- Energy stimulant
- Regenerative compound
This gel-like substance has no remarkable behavioural properties, maintaining its form through moderate temperatures. However, when subjected to extreme cold or extreme heat, ethaerium loses its gel-like form and acts as water while stiffening when impacted, absorbing the energy from it. Aside from this odd disparity between temperature and viscosity, ethaerium is remarkably stable and is not able to be ignited. It is also not able to be frozen or boiled, however studies are being funded to research whether ethaerium can be turned into a crystalline form or used within consumables.