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A powerful metal, very rare and very expensive. Zhenish Steel is flexible and lighter than most any other metal, but stronger than the thickest oak. Smiths around Othyr aspire to one day work with the remarkable substance, and only the best of the best ever get the chance. Often the greatest supply of this metal goes to dwarven smithy’s, whom most commonly posses the skill needed to efficiently work it. Weapons and armor are the most frequent items crafted from Zhenish Steel. This makes them light but deadly strong. However, simpler items have been known to benefit from make with Zhenish Steel, including lanterns, brooches, and vault doors. One famous human blacksmith even forged a quiver of arrows from this metal. They were just light enough to fly, and the steel meant that they never broke and had amazing penetrating potential.