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Koreroigar: The Copper Rod

Mechanics & Inner Workings

It was only discovered much millennia later, but the real copper scepter can be identified by a specific combination of gemstones baked within the scepter itself. This, of course, resulted in forgeries becoming ever more intricate and realistic, but the combination was made a secret, entrusted only to the Harmony Hunters for fear of bias when presenting evidence.

Manufacturing process

Copper and the imported tin were placed in the ceramic crucible and heated to a melting point in a large furnace. The resultant bronze was poured into the granite mould in intervals. Between the intervals, small gemstones were dropped into the hole, ultimately covered by the next layer of copper. The last interval of copper overflowed on the mould, producing a bulbous shape at the top. The final gemstones were dropped on the bulbous shape, and the entire mould was dropped in the sea to instantly cool the rod.

Significance

Science agrees with legend that the Keyrit and Ugo-yt once came from the same people, and legend says that the tribe originated from somewhere in the west, around the island of Irewa. The earliest known tribal leader or the Keyrit-Welokyi forged a scepter made of copper, the most techologically advanced metal at the time. While the staff doesn't have any authoritative influence or grant any legitimacy, it provided a significant morale boost to the nation who had it in its possession. When the Keyrit and Ugo-yt Empires were at war, the morale factor was made all the more vital. Both sides forged "official" replicas to ensure that the seizure of the scepter didn't result damage national pride.
Item type
Jewelry / Valuable
Current Location
Rarity
The Koreroigar refers to only one specific scepter, but it is likely that tribes around that time period made very similar scepters to justify their rule. What's more, because copper is easy to mend and mold, replicas and forgeries are rampant, some of which manage to reflect the technologies of the time period better than the original.
Dimensions
1.2 international cubits
Raw materials & Components
The scepter's primary frame was made of bronze but embedded with amethysts, tourmaline, and cordierite, which were both the local gemstone produce of Irewa and the official gemstones of Keyrit royalty. The nearest tin desposit was several continents away in Tuhra, so Irewa must have had to trade for or purchase the tin from the proto-Tuhrans.
Tools
The purity of the copper, and subsequently the bronze, implies that a ceramic crucible was used to purify the copper, as that was the only technology that could consistently process metal in such a fashion. An additional mould was created for the scepter by drilling a hole into a large rock sample, most likely a granite sample.

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