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Elements And Their Uses

Apologies for the state of this article. One day, in like a hundred years, when I've completed this article, I will format it, add images, and make it look all pretty, but for now it will remain a jumble of notes.

There are over 120 known elements in the Yonderverse, many still to be discovered. They play a massive effect on how the Yonderverse operates, each element being used in unique ways.

Hydrogen

The very first element - hydrogen makes up approximately 75% of all matter. Hydrogen is the basis of stars, especially in their primitive forms.

Helium

Helium is lighter than most planet's atmospheres, and being inert, colourless, odourless, tasteless, makes them excellent for artificial floating devices, such as balloons. Helium is used in cryogenics - helium is used to hold organisms in suspension for extended periods of time, by literally freezing them at incredibly low temperatures.

Cryogenics

The act of preserving things in frozen chambers is a common one in the scientific community. It is great for studying animals up close, in environments where they pose no threats. Many organisms are preserved in cryogenic chambers to maintain their species for as long as possible - the copying of their DNA is a slow process, and said DNA is used to create identical copies of the animal.

Lithium

Lithium is used in medicines as a mood stabiliser, prescribed to those with bipolar disorder, depression, and a host of other conditions. Many non-sophontic species actively seek out lithium in nature, specifically in lithium-rich ocean waters and brine. It is not found in a solid state in nature due to its reactivity.

Dragons

Very few dragons have a lithium-based flame sac, producing a carmine red flame.

Beryllium

Boron

Carbon

The most abundant element on most rocky planets, carbon is an incredibly versatile material. Carbon makes up biological life-forms and minerals, and is present almost everywhere in the Yonderverse.

Nitrogen

Oxygen

Oxygen is the most common gas breathed in by organisms. Its properties make it essential in hospital environments. Supplemental oxygen is given to help respiratory issues and cyanide poisonings.

Ozone, or O₃, is used for sterilising and disinfecting. It oxidises most organic matter, and despite being an unstable gas, many advanced species can utilise it safely.

Fluorine

Neon

On its own, neon is a colourless, odorless, inert gas. Inside a vacuum discharge tube neon glows a bright reddish/orange. Liquefied neon is used in commercial cryogenic chambers that don't need to reach the lowest temperatures accessible with helium. Neon is most commonly used in lighting and signage.

Sodium

Magnesium

Aluminium

Silicon

Phosphorus

Life

Phosphorus is present in phosphates, a key part of DNA, RNA, ATP, phospholipids, and μRNA. Phosphates are present in bones and teeth, as a structural material.

Fertilisers

Phosphorus is a crucial component of plant fertiliser. Phosphorus is quite limited as a nutrient, and so artificial fertilisation is incredibly common in productive industries.

Sulphur

Chlorine

Argon

Inside a vacuum discharge tube argon glows a bright lilac/violet.

Potassium

Dragons

Some dragons have a potassium-based flame sac, producing a lilac flame.

Calcium

Scandium

Titanium

Vanadium

Chromium

Manganese

Iron

A widely available metal found on practically every planet. Often used in infrastructure, due to its rust-resistance, strength and malleability. Iron is magnetic, therefore used in making magnets.

Dragons

Many dragons have an iron-based flame sac, producing either a gold/blue/green/orange-brown flame (Fe(II)) or a red flame (Fe(III).

Cobalt

Nickel

Copper

Dragons

Some dragons have a copper-based flame sac, producing a blue flame.

Zinc

Dragons

Some dragons have a zinc-based flame sac, producing a colourless/blue-green flame.

Gallium

Germanium

Arsenic

Selenium

Bromine

Krypton

Inside a vacuum discharge tube krypton glows a bright whitish colour. Krypton is used in lighting and photography.

Rubidium

Strontium

Yttrium

Zirconium

Niobium

Molybdenum

Molybdenum is not known to exist in a pure state in nature, instead existing in various oxidation states in minerals. It is often used in metal alloys, particularly steel.

Molybdenum is used in fertiliser for some plants, such as cauliflower and snowcapped peppers.

Technetium

Ruthenium

Rhodium

Palladium

Silver

A powerful material, silver exhibits the highest electrical conductivity, thermal conductivity, and reflectivity of any metal. Silver is popular in jewelry and fashion for its appearance. Silver is used in the production of electronics, solar panels, water filtration, etc.

Silver is commonly mistaken to be harmful to a number of beings, such as werewolves, fairies, vampires, and witches. This is not true the reflectiveness of silver is simply unnerving to them.

Cadmium

Indium

Tin

A soft metal, capable of being bent and cut with ease. Commonly used to make metal alloys, such as bronze.

Antimony

Tellurium

Iodine

Iodine is important for the body, helping to make thyroid hormones. It is also used to make purple dyes, and to identify starch in foods.

Xenon

Inside a vacuum discharge tube xenon glows a bright blue. Xenon can be used as a general anaesthetic.

Caesium

Barium

Lanthanum

Cerium

Praseodymium

Neodymium

Promethium

Samarium

Europium

Gadolynium

Terbium

Dysprosium

Holmium

Erbium

Thulium

Ytterbium

Lutetium

Hafnium

Tantalum

Tungsten

Tungten has the highest melting point of any element in the periodic table. Despite its strength it is quite brittle. Tungsten is a vital material in building spacecrafts, as its melting point means vehicles can comfortably navigate closer to stars.

Rhenium

Osmium

Iridium

Platinum

Its rarity makes it expensive, but platinum is a very useful metal. It is unreactive to most chemicals, and is used in implants due to it resisting most bodily acids for long periods of time, unlike other metals. Platinum resists most magic, and is used in shields and armour to protect people against magical attacks.

Gold

Prized for its aesthetics, gold is often seen in expensive jewelry. Gold can be found on most planets, albeit in scarce veins. Many cultures around the Yonderverse use gold as a form of currency, often in small ingots or coins.

Dentistry & Implants

Gold is often seen used in visible implants or bodily replacements. Gold is often used in the dental industry, replacing damaged and corroded teeth with non-toxic gold teeth. Some people undergo surgeries to intenetionally remove an appendage, having it replaced by a golden robotic copy.

Mercury

Thallium

Lead

Bismuth

Polonium

Astatine

Radon

Francium

Radium

Actinium

Thorium

Protactinium

Uranium

Neptunium

Plutonium

Americium

Curium

Berkelium

Californium

Einsteinium

Fermium

Mendelevium

Nobelium

Lawrencium

Rutherfordium

Dubnium

Seaborgium

Bohrium

Hassium

Meitnerium

Darmstadtium

Roentgenium

Copernicium

Nihonium

Flerovium

Moscovium

Livermorium

Tennesine

Oganesson

Unlike other noble gases, oganesson is extremely reactive, and a solid at room temperature. Inside a vacuum discharge tube (and when a gas), neon glows a bright yellow. It is extremely rare in nature, only found in the core of very few gas giant planets, and is more commonly synthesized in experiments.

Irium

Found as a liquid at room temperature, irium is found naturally deep within volcanoes and the Mantle of planets. When molded into shapes, it can be cast with glaciamancy to keep it frozen in a solid state. Coming into contact with frozen irium will cause your exterior to harden, and your interior to melt.

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Blood

Blood, in its pure form, is found deep underground in large pockets, rarely at the bottom of oceans, even rarer on the surface of planets. Blood in someone's body is not pure blood, as there are other elements, compounds, materials etc. in the mix, such as iron and oxygen.

Stores of blood (both the pure element and the compound) are kept in all hospitals and carried by all emergency services. It is used to flavour foods and as a dye.

Blood Mage harvesting blood by Mochi

Sanguimancy

Sanguimancy is a magic field commonly known as blood magic. It involves the manipulation of blood in all of its forms, both as a pure element and as a compound.

Blood harvesters either use blood to sell to companies, other blood mages, or to use purely for themselves. The latter is known as subsistence harvesting - not to be confused with subsistence farming, which shares the same principle.

Traditional Harvesting

Blood harvesting is typically done to dead bodies, specifically freshly deceased corpses. Blood is obviously fresher this way, and can be manipulated easier for spellcasting. Morgues and graveyards are common workplaces for blood mages as sanguimancers typically practice blood magic as a hobby.

Some sanguimancers do make their employers aware of their practices, some places allowing them to harvest a certain percentage of blood. Others will do it discretely, harvesting an even smaller portion per body as to not be discovered.

Distanced Harvesting

While traditional harvesting is banned in some regions, distanced harvesting is Yonderversally prohibited. Distanced harvesting is done on living people (and sometimes animals, for specific spellcasting) without their consent, which is the illegal part. This method of blood harvesting is done in urban areas - a higher density of people means it is easier to conceal their illegal actions.

Distanced blood harvesting involves casting a spacial blood transferring spell. A sanguimancer will identify its victim, as the average person secrete different odours that they can detect based on their blood type.

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Key

Alkali Metal

Alkali Earth Metal

Basic Metal

Semi Metal

Non-Metal

Transition Metal

Halogen

Noble Gas

Lanthanide

Actinide


 
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Author's Notes

I memorised the Periodic Table when I was like 10. Only telling you this so I sound cool :)


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Dec 29, 2023 12:44 by Dr Emily Vair-Turnbull

I am so looking forward to this. It's so cool with so many facts already, it is going to be amazing when it is done!   Blood as an element made me laugh

Dec 29, 2023 16:49 by Mochi

Yaaaaay! I can't wait to have this article complete <33

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Jan 6, 2024 09:00

This will no doubt be awesome when it is finished.   I was a little confused on the rust-resistance of iron though... maybe mention that some of its alloys are rust resistant?

Updated soon.
Jan 6, 2024 09:42 by Mochi

Thank youu! I'll make adjustments and corrections after the award's ceremony <3

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