Vibrillium and Tomarillium?

jedion357's picture
August 2, 2011 - 4:17am
From area 13 of the pirate town on Volturnus there is 250,000 credits worth of these to ores. Wt and volume not specified.

So what are they? Alloys? A new element to be added to the periodic table? I suppose they are metals.

I'm just currious. What to you say?

The name for tomarillium obviously comes from the designer/player/or writer who also gave his name for tomar's horses in the Volturnus modules.
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Shadow Shack
August 2, 2011 - 2:13pm
Vibrillium is a common element that is resistant to vibrations, useful for those backwater worlds that still invoke internal combustion engines in their ground vehicles as well as shipbuilders who design command chairs.

Tomarillium is a fantastic fertilizing agent collected from the fields where Tomar Horses dwell, readily recognized by its more common trade name "Tomar Apples".
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Tchklinxa's picture
April 19, 2015 - 2:16pm
Actually I was just wondering about this and what they might be worth & what they might be used for?

Tomar's Horse & Tomarillium makes me think there might have been a planet called Tomar, it seems to me Tomar's Horse is one of those critters that pops up on different planets, seeded critter. Or you could go with Tomar was a great explorer? But what if Tomar was one of the quarantined worlds?

Are there any other weird minerals in the SF materials? 

There is a huge list in SE...

Also what about the raw values for Uranium & Plutonium? 

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April 19, 2015 - 5:05pm
I just ignore that and call it platinum and gold.  Easier to relate to.
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April 24, 2015 - 8:36am
in an adventure i have planned i was going to make up something called <Cheese> Photonium </Cheese> which like Vibranium in Marvel would be a element that absorbs light and stores light, and then when hit with an electic jolt released any stored light.  I was going to posulate that a small amount of this stuff is in every lazer weapon.  The reason I was going to make this stuff was to have a planet that had this stuff in extreem abundance where in the frontier this element was rare enough to be a very valuable commodity.

The PC's will end up going to this planet, find it dark in that they can't see the surface except for a little at the polar ice caps, because this stuff was so abundant that it actually was a dust component of the atmosphere.  The ground would be covered in a sand of it.  So the atmoshperic dust makes the ground shielded either in darkness or a glare AND more importantly the indigiouns intelligent race would have pretty high technology based on light and lazers but have never even considered space... basically cause they can't see it..... that is until the pirates started visiting them every 6 months to extort shipfulls of this basically valueless (to them) stuff they have everywhere.

So i never considered 'uim makes it a metal (which i should have considering vibranium is one of the metals in Captain America's shield).  If I wanted it to be a mineral instead of a metal... what would you call it?

Tchklinxa's picture
April 29, 2015 - 11:18am
A lot of metals end with ium, but others do not. 

You could even give your resource a name from Vrusk, Dral 0r Yazi languages. 
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