Obsidian

by David Meadows 12. January 2019 01:12

The rules I defined for magic in Atlantean times explain that you can;t cast magic spells while in contact with cold iron. This means that sorcerers who used weapons needed to make them out of bronze or silvered steel. But in casting (no pun intended) for alternatives to these, I decided that the most rare and prized magic-friendly weapons would be made of obsidian. I just liked the idea of evil (i.e. black) magicians using black daggers. I had no idea how you would make such a weapon, or how you would make it strong enough to survive actual use. We'll have to assume that magic is used in the creation of the weapons.

Then the other day I came across this. Somebody has worked out how to cast a knife out of molten obsidian. You can actually do it in the real world!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CA3lIuN_zVE 

Hmm. Ok, not a perfect process. I guess the Atlanteans must use magic for it after all.

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