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Old 06-15-2020, 08:12 PM   #29
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Default Re: Meteoric iron immunities

Originally Posted by AlexanderHowl View Post
Meteoric means "of, relating to, or formed by a meteoroid", so the iron would have to come from a meteoroid. Meteoriod means "a solid body, moving in space, that is smaller than an asteroid and at least as large as a speck of dust".
Meteoric means "of, related to, or consisting of meteors". The word "meteor" predates the modern astronomical concept (from a latin root meaning "a thing in the air") and in DF could perfectly well refer to iron rocks that fall from cloud giant castles. Or celestial iron, normally found on Earth because it's what Zeus' thunderbolts are forged from but also possible in other things forged by Hephaestus.
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