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Glassteel was a material that was as strong as steel and as transparent as glass.[1]

PropertiesEdit

Glassteel lacked the normal greenish tint of glass,[1] instead gleaming a dullish and almost translucent gray.[2] It was stronger than iron but only half as heavy. Furthermore, it was fully translucent.[1]

FabricationEdit

It was made with a complex metallurgical and alchemical process that also required extensive knowledge of glass-blowing. This technique was discovered by the sun elves and avariel.[1][3]

Glassteel cost ~100 gp per pound (0.45 kg).[1]

ApplicationEdit

It was mostly used as a construction material in fantastic castles,[1] but also found common use as a hull plating for Spelljammers.[citation needed] Some also used it to create weapons and armour, though for most, the cost of doing this was prohibitively expensive, especially when crafting armour. Glassteel armour was much lighter than others of its kind, enabling greater ease of movement.[1]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Thomas M. Reid, Sean K. Reynolds (Nov. 2005). Champions of Valor. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 65. ISBN 0-7869-3697-5.
  2. Warning: edition not specified for Promise of the Witch-King
  3. Reynolds, Forbeck, Jacobs, Boyd (March 2003). Races of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 158. ISBN 0-7869-2875-1.

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