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Old 04-29-2024, 01:57 PM   #21
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Default Re: at what temp does Adamantite burn?

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I would be reluctant to mingle notions from alchemy and notions from chemistry in that way. Orichalcum might turn into brass. Better to say that metals don't burn, which any alchemist would have agreed with before about 1780.

Besides, Essential Stone is more likely a silicate than an oxide.
My own headcanon was that Essential Stone has properties like those of diamond, but is resistant to burning; Essential Air is 100% oxygen; Essential Water is just water, but with enhanced solvation properties; Essential Wine is straight ethanol. Though historically any distilled liquor would count as "essential"; that's why it's called "spirits."
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Old 04-29-2024, 02:21 PM   #22
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My own headcanon was that Essential Stone has properties like those of diamond, but is resistant to burning.
I would expect it to be opaque and I'd be dubious about it having cleavage planes -- it's stone, not gemstone.
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Old 04-29-2024, 08:40 PM   #23
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I would expect it to be opaque and I'd be dubious about it having cleavage planes -- it's stone, not gemstone.
I'll certainly stipulate the opacity. I had in mind density and hardness, in particular.
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