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Forge ClamEdit

A specialized species of clam that does not live well in the wild. It must be carefully cultivated. When placed in sand or water of a specific composition their shells form various metals and other exotic materials. These shells are then harvested for use as tools or weapons.

The life cycle of a properly cared for forge clam can be years. The longer they grow the larger shell harvested. Typically found in coves or inlets where the sand and water can be more easily controlled to ensure a full life cycle.

Uses for Forge Clam shellsEdit

Forge clam shells are very useful due to their structure and resisiliance to corrosion.

- Knives, the edge can be sharpened into an effective knife.
- Armor, batches of smaller shells can be made into a scale mail.
- Nails, through careful shaping the shells can be broken and shaped into nails. The process is long, but the resulting nails are corrosion proof. Nails can be made more quickly by melting the shells, but they lose much of their corrosion resistance.
- Shields, the shells of larger clams can be harvested to make a single piece shield, or several smaller ones attached to a wooden shield.

VarietiesEdit

There are several varieties of forge clam, and within those there are degrees of quality. There is the iron shell which is the most common and whose shell is the easiest to work. The steel shell which are more rare, but are used to make weapons and armor. There is the knife shell which can be sharpened to a keen edge. There is the light shell whose shell can be broken and the smaller pieces burned to produce an extremely hot flame. Among growers there are varieties too numerous to name. The ones listed above are the most common.

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