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8th Aug '16 6:03:28 PM jormis29
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* Aptly-named "Star Iron" in the SteamPunk fantasy role-playing game ''Castle Falkenstein'' is special because it is devoid of magical energy, unlike most iron on Earth, which is saturated with it from all the magical things going on. [[AntiMagic This means it can break nearly any spell with a touch.]] It is deadly to Faerie for the same reason.
* ''{{Exalted}}'' has starmetal, one of the five magical materials. The Sidereal Exalted get the most use out of starmetal, but that's because they serve Heaven; the "star" in question is the star that represents a god's station, which falls from the heavens when they die. Seeing as the metal can only be obtained by ''killing a god'', what little there is is used sparingly. It's rather surprising there is not more evil to it, as there is a tendency towards the gods being executed sometimes unjustly for the purpose of getting the metal.

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* Aptly-named "Star Iron" in the SteamPunk fantasy role-playing game ''Castle Falkenstein'' ''TabletopGame/CastleFalkenstein'' is special because it is devoid of magical energy, unlike most iron on Earth, which is saturated with it from all the magical things going on. [[AntiMagic This means it can break nearly any spell with a touch.]] It is deadly to Faerie for the same reason.
* ''{{Exalted}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' has starmetal, one of the five magical materials. The Sidereal Exalted get the most use out of starmetal, but that's because they serve Heaven; the "star" in question is the star that represents a god's station, which falls from the heavens when they die. Seeing as the metal can only be obtained by ''killing a god'', what little there is is used sparingly. It's rather surprising there is not more evil to it, as there is a tendency towards the gods being executed sometimes unjustly for the purpose of getting the metal.
7th Aug '16 6:05:58 PM nombretomado
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* The Ebony Blade wielded by the MarvelUniverse's Black Knight is carved from meteoric metal, and is layered with many and potent enchantments by Merlin the magician, including a "blood curse".

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* The Ebony Blade wielded by the MarvelUniverse's Franchise/MarvelUniverse's Black Knight is carved from meteoric metal, and is layered with many and potent enchantments by Merlin the magician, including a "blood curse".



* The [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] GreenLantern had an actual lantern, forged originally in ancient China from a glowing meteorite. A piece of the lantern was made into a ring by Alan Scott, who needed to recharge it every 24 hours by touching it to the lantern. This was {{retcon}}ned in later stories as the magical energy of Earth-1 (home of the [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] [[TheDCU DCU]]), thrust into Earth-2 (home of the Golden Age DCU) by Guardian fiat.

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* The [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] GreenLantern had an actual lantern, forged originally in ancient China from a glowing meteorite. A piece of the lantern was made into a ring by Alan Scott, who needed to recharge it every 24 hours by touching it to the lantern. This was {{retcon}}ned in later stories as the magical energy of Earth-1 (home of the [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] [[TheDCU [[Franchise/TheDCU DCU]]), thrust into Earth-2 (home of the Golden Age DCU) by Guardian fiat.
6th Aug '16 2:08:52 PM SgtFrog1
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* There was an Inuit tribe whose entire culture was based around two large meteorites, the only source of metal in the area. Which didn't stop polar explorer Robert Peary from hauling them off to a museum under the justification that they could now buy their iron from white traders.

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* There was an Inuit tribe whose entire culture was based around two large meteorites, the only source of metal in the area. Which didn't stop polar explorer Robert Peary from hauling them off to a museum under the justification that they could now just buy their iron from white traders.
16th Jul '16 4:33:29 PM Piromano80
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-->'''Shopkeeper''': This sword was forged from a fallen star. Antimony impurities make the blade surpassingly ''brittle'' and ''weak''.

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-->'''Shopkeeper''': This sword was forged from a fallen star. Antimony impurities make the blade surpassingly ''brittle'' and ''weak''.//
-->'''AltText''': This exotic blade was wrought from a different fallen star. The meteorite was a carbonaceous chondrite, so it's basically a lump of gravel glued into the shape of a sword. [[SpaceX A SPACE sword!]]
7th Jun '16 6:44:21 PM TheRoguePenguin
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* The town of Series/TerraNova is heavily dependent on meteoric iron, and rebel forces control the quarry.

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* The town of Series/TerraNova is heavily dependent on meteoric iron, and rebel forces control the quarry. Digging for other deposits would somewhat defeat the purpose of the mission, which is to avoid the industrialization that ruined the future.
3rd Jun '16 5:30:28 PM Merlyn_LeRoy
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* [[{{UsefulNotes/Tutankhamun}} King Tut's]] dagger was recently confirmed to be made from meteoric iron.
2nd Jun '16 8:31:50 PM jormis29
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* In ''TabletopGame/ChangelingTheLost'', the best way to tear large chunks out of [[TheFairFolk the True Fae]] is to use hand-forged (that is, not machine-processed) "cold iron." The "Rites of Spring" splatbook defines cold iron specifically as iron which has never been heated to the point of malleability by any human agency, but has instead been beaten into shape by ''pure brute force.'' Overlooking the general improbability of making anything more refined than a club or a rough mace by this method, the book outright states that your best hope of ''ever'' obtaining cold iron is to get your hands on meteoric iron, since melting down normal iron ore is pretty much the only way to get iron out of it in the first place.

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* In ''TabletopGame/ChangelingTheLost'', the best way to tear large chunks out of [[TheFairFolk the True Fae]] is to use hand-forged (that is, not machine-processed) "cold iron."ColdIron." The "Rites of Spring" splatbook defines cold iron specifically as iron which has never been heated to the point of malleability by any human agency, but has instead been beaten into shape by ''pure brute force.'' Overlooking the general improbability of making anything more refined than a club or a rough mace by this method, the book outright states that your best hope of ''ever'' obtaining cold iron is to get your hands on meteoric iron, since melting down normal iron ore is pretty much the only way to get iron out of it in the first place.



* ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'' mentions that this is one of the guesses about what "cold iron" was supposed to be and lets you use it if you want... but it defaults to the handling that it's just a descriptive term for regular iron, like one might say "cold steel."

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* ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'' mentions that this is one of the guesses about what "cold iron" "ColdIron" was supposed to be and lets you use it if you want... but it defaults to the handling that it's just a descriptive term for regular iron, like one might say "cold steel."
2nd Jun '16 12:37:26 PM GenkiMan
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* The [[PsychicPowers Stand]]-granting arrows from ''JojosBizarreAdventure'' are made from a meteorite that landed in Greenland circa 50,000 BC.
28th Apr '16 8:57:11 AM Cuddles
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* Played with in ''VideoGame/Diablo3'', where the pieces of archangel Tyreal's broken sword fall to Earth as meteorites after he is cast out of the High Heavens. This makes it technically made from meteoric iron when it is reforged again, although there's no suggestion that this gives it any additional powers.
8th Apr '16 11:29:26 AM IamTheCaligula
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Subtrope of FantasyMetals. See also {{Unobtanium}}, which it often is, and MagicMeteor. May be interchangeable with ColdIron or a separate kind of DepletedPhlebotinumShells.

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Subtrope of FantasyMetals. See also {{Unobtanium}}, which it often is, and MagicMeteor. May be interchangeable with ColdIron or a separate kind of DepletedPhlebotinumShells. See {{Hihiirokane}} for its Japanese counterpart.
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