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What metal is this? *spoiler*
« on: October 25, 2006, 10:31:27 AM »
When Vin is forced to burn an unknown substance by an Inquisitor and it eliminates her metal reserves.

What is it? Doesn't seem to be any of the mental four or physical four, and it doesn't match Vin's speculations on the temporal four. Thoughts?

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Re: What metal is this? *spoiler*
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2006, 11:32:54 AM »
This is a real spoiler, as I don't htink it comes out until book 3, but there are 16 allomantic metals.

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Re: What metal is this? *spoiler*
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2006, 11:43:53 AM »
Oh, I was fully enjoying the bit by bit revelations of the capabilities of allomancy. Brandon likely did that on purpose 8) so I fully assume there's more beyond the third group.
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Re: What metal is this? *spoiler*
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2006, 12:37:11 PM »
Which metal it is is revealed offhandedly in book 2, so I don't think it's all that big of a spoiler. It's aluminum. (Or aluminium if you're outside North America. ;) )
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Re: What metal is this? *spoiler*
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2006, 03:02:47 PM »
Great, thanks. :)

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Re: What metal is this? *spoiler*
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2006, 12:31:27 AM »
Hey wait, is it possible to burn coal, or no? Is coal even a metal?
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Re: What metal is this? *spoiler*
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2006, 12:38:15 AM »
coal isn't a metal, it's made of carbon.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Periodic_table_%28big%29

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Re: What metal is this? *spoiler*
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2006, 01:00:59 AM »
Yeah, I was feeling too lazy to go check.

How 'bout titanium?
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Re: What metal is this? *spoiler*
« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2006, 01:10:27 AM »
*sigh* just look at that graphic I linked, it shows which elements are metals and which aren't.
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Re: What metal is this? *spoiler*
« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2006, 01:22:34 AM »
No, I meant can you burn titanium?
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Re: What metal is this? *spoiler*
« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2006, 09:30:10 AM »
Are you talking about here, on Earth, with a lighter? In a star's core? By an allomancer?

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Re: What metal is this? *spoiler*
« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2006, 12:26:58 PM »
Whether you can burn titanium is never revealed. Not sure they know about titanium.
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Re: What metal is this? *spoiler*
« Reply #12 on: October 26, 2006, 01:32:00 PM »
It wouldn't really make sense for them to have titanium, since the first process to purify titanium was invented in 1910.
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Re: What metal is this? *spoiler*
« Reply #13 on: October 26, 2006, 06:22:44 PM »
Oh, well, you learn something new every day.
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Re: What metal is this? *spoiler*
« Reply #14 on: October 27, 2006, 12:12:10 PM »
Or a couple somethings in your case, Faster. ;)
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