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Nicolai Withander
Master of Realmslore

Denmark
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Posted - 25 Jan 2009 :  19:37:05  Show Profile Send Nicolai Withander a Private Message  Reply with Quote  Delete Topic
How and/or do you get your hands on this metal??

Cant find any info on where or how!

Daviot
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Posted - 25 Jan 2009 :  23:48:06  Show Profile  Visit Daviot's Homepage Send Daviot a Private Message  Reply with Quote
To the extent of my knowledge and memory, "Obdurium" was made for the 3.0 Stronghold Builder's Guide, and it's identical to adamantine, except that it has more hp and hardness. It's suitable as a building material for the stupidly weathy, but for armor or weapons, there's little benefit.

I don't believe it caught on, because I haven't really seen any other references to it since the book, and none in the 3.5/4th Editions.

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Treat weapons and armor crafted from obdurium as adamantine, except for hardness(30), hit points (60 per inch of thickness, or twice as many hit points for a typical item) and price (twice the listed price for adamantine). HP: 60/inch of thickness. Break DC: 48+4/inch of thickness.

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Arion Elenim
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Posted - 26 Jan 2009 :  07:29:30  Show Profile  Visit Arion Elenim's Homepage Send Arion Elenim a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Considering the source it was most likely intended for use as a building component moreso than for personal weaponry.

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Nicolai Withander
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Denmark
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Posted - 26 Jan 2009 :  10:57:30  Show Profile Send Nicolai Withander a Private Message  Reply with Quote
well that is what I want it for. I want to build a tower made of obdurium. resembling the speire from Fable 2.

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