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    John Rickards
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    > All this talk of the BR novels brings up a question of mine. Is there
    > anyplace in the novels where the appearance of tighmaevril is described?
    > I've been describing it in my campaign as a dark, charcoal grey metal
    > which has a greenish glint in reflected light, but that was because I
    > couldn't find any "official" description of it in the campaign source
    > material. However, I have not read any of the books (as they cost money I
    > would just as soon spend on actual campaign material, and the library has
    > not yet seen fit to stock them). So: has this been disgussed? Does anyone
    > else have their own descriptions?
    >
    > Mark VanderMeulen

    Although I've never used it in a campaign (no way was I gonna let my
    PCs get their greedy little hands on Tighmaevril), I've always
    thought of it as a kind of bright silver/mithril-like substance. I
    don't know where that came from - there might be a description of it
    in Legends of the HK, as a tigjmaevril dagger crops up there - or it
    might be from the translation of the name 'bloodsilver'.
    I suppose you could even give a different description depending on
    the weapon's history. Those used for hideous acts of bloodtheft could
    be ebony black, with a red glint etc. etc., while those used only to
    slay awnsheghlien, or not used for bloodtheft could be silvery.
    It's an interesting question.


    John Rickards

    "He who is looking for something has lost something."
    "And he who is not looking?"
    "He gets run over."



    PS. Dan. Hahahahaha.

  2. #2
    Eric Matthew Scarazzo
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    Tighmaevril

    > > That's an interesting idea. But, if he was still around, shouldn't
    > > there be more tighmaevril kicking around the place.
    >
    > Not if the alloy required some special meterail that came out of a meteor.

    I'd be much more likely to play such an elven smith
    as someone who feels that his creations have caused too
    much grief. While he does not have the materials to create
    any more tighmaevril, he would also be internally against
    the creation of more weapons.
    Or if he weren't grief stricken, perhaps some other
    dark secret or knowledge has kept him quiet and unwilling
    to reveal info on the making of tighmaevril. Death would
    be a preferable alternative....

    Aaric

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    Mark A Vandermeulen
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    tighmaevril

    Hello,

    All this talk of the BR novels brings up a question of mine. Is there
    anyplace in the novels where the appearance of tighmaevril is described?
    I've been describing it in my campaign as a dark, charcoal grey metal
    which has a greenish glint in reflected light, but that was because I
    couldn't find any "official" description of it in the campaign source
    material. However, I have not read any of the books (as they cost money I
    would just as soon spend on actual campaign material, and the library has
    not yet seen fit to stock them). So: has this been disgussed? Does anyone
    else have their own descriptions?

    Mark VanderMeulen
    vander+@pitt.edu

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    Bond007
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    Tighmaevril

    > Hello everyone. Just wanted to throw something out there to kick around.

    > If I am not mistaken, wasn't the original maker of Tighmaevril weapons
    an
    > elf? And if he was, is there not a chance he is still alive, somewhere?
    I
    > would quote that from the book, but I keep leaving it at home. I need to
    > bring it to work, so I can be more accurate. Boss dosen't like me
    anyhow...

    Very cool idea...as an explaination to the shortage of weapons...what about
    the ore itself...someone had mentioned earlier that a lump of tighmaevril
    had been found in talinie, but this is like the only findig recorded in A
    WHILE. Maybe the shortage of the ore is a reason...
    Bondman

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    MHahn59022@aol.co
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    Tighmaevril

    In a message dated 97-09-29 18:03:14 EDT, you write:

    > That's an interesting idea. But, if he was still around, shouldn't
    > there be more tighmaevril kicking around the place.

    Not if the alloy required some special meterail that came out of a meteor.

    > And if he was,
    > he'd be the most sought-after prospective kidnap victim in the world.
    > I can't think of a single bad guy who wouldn't want to get their
    > hands on a source of brand-spanking-new tighmaevril, so he'd have to
    > be hiding somewhere pretty out of the way.
    > Mind you, Lluabright is closed to outsiders, and would make a good
    > hidey-hole......
    >
    > My 2GBs.

    Only if people know he is still alive. If he disapeared, and was never seen
    again, most people would give up the search after a few hundred years. Then
    he comes out of hiding, and resumes his work as a smith under a new name.

    Adventure seed: An elven smith and wizard approches the PC regents and asks
    them to help him recover a meteor that has fallen in a dangerous part of the
    provence that the PC rules. In return, he will give them a magical item
    appropate to the PC's class.

    Michael Hahn

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    Tighmaevril

    I am enjoying watching this discussion. 2 thoughts: if tighmaevril was
    originally to be the elves' "secret weapon," wouldn't they be trying really
    hard to recover or destroy the existing weapons? Or are they hiding more of
    them? If any PCs want some, or try to use some, then a DM should feel free
    to send elven "recovery teams" after them. Warning: I run elves with an
    Oriental streak, so they could resemble ninja. They probably wouldn't care
    if the current owner lived or died, of course.
    At the risk of going off topic, someone mentioned the possibility of some
    of the ore coming from a meteorite-- there is a series of (non-D&D) novels
    out there in which Excalibur is forged from such a source. The first book is
    _Skystone_, by Jack Whyte. Returning to BR, another possible source could be
    the Shadow World, or another plane/planet, if one is into SpellJammer. If
    the source was such, the fact that it came from the sky might be hard to
    explain to your average medieval or ancient person, and thus the source would
    remain pretty well hidden.

    Lee.

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    Brett Lang
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    I believe in the Book of Magecraft it is described as a salmon-silver.

    - ----------
    > From: John Rickards
    > To: birthright@MPGN.COM
    > Subject: Re: [BIRTHRIGHT] - tighmaevril
    > Date: Tuesday, September 30, 1997 7:11 PM
    >
    >
    > > All this talk of the BR novels brings up a question of mine. Is there
    > > anyplace in the novels where the appearance of tighmaevril is
    described?
    > > I've been describing it in my campaign as a dark, charcoal grey metal
    > > which has a greenish glint in reflected light, but that was because I
    > > couldn't find any "official" description of it in the campaign source
    > > material. However, I have not read any of the books (as they cost money
    I
    > > would just as soon spend on actual campaign material, and the library
    has
    > > not yet seen fit to stock them). So: has this been disgussed? Does
    anyone
    > > else have their own descriptions?
    > >
    > > Mark VanderMeulen
    >
    > Although I've never used it in a campaign (no way was I gonna let my
    > PCs get their greedy little hands on Tighmaevril), I've always
    > thought of it as a kind of bright silver/mithril-like substance. I
    > don't know where that came from - there might be a description of it
    > in Legends of the HK, as a tigjmaevril dagger crops up there - or it
    > might be from the translation of the name 'bloodsilver'.
    > I suppose you could even give a different description depending on
    > the weapon's history. Those used for hideous acts of bloodtheft could
    > be ebony black, with a red glint etc. etc., while those used only to
    > slay awnsheghlien, or not used for bloodtheft could be silvery.
    > It's an interesting question.
    >
    >
    > John Rickards
    >
    > "He who is looking for something has lost something."
    > "And he who is not looking?"
    > "He gets run over."
    >
    >
    >
    > PS. Dan. Hahahahaha.
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