Abridged History of the 10th Age
Black Iron, or Pit Iron as it is sometimes known, is a metal forged from iron ore and pulled from deep within the earth by fire giants. It is extremely dense, resulting in objects (weapons, armor, what-have-you) that are 50% as heavy again as what they would normally weigh.
Black iron can be enchanted a number of ways, but the material itself is already magical. It is resistant to damage and fire, and most armors made of it will remain cool even at temperatures upwards of 100-120 degree Fahrenheit. The wearer, unfortunately, is not offered a great deal of protection unless they themselves are already immune to the heat.
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