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rafter613

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introducing new metals (feruchemistry)
« on: March 26, 2015, 01:53:55 PM »
So, my players have discovered the allomantic uses of aluminum and duraluminum, however, they don't have any Feruchemists. However, they will soon be in Terris, leading me to ask the question "can Feruchemists instinctively use any (Feruchemically sound) metal?"
That is, if you handed a Feruchemist who had never seen duraluminum before a chunk of it and said "store something in there" would he be able to? If not, how would you suggest discovering the Feruchemic uses of new metals? Some sort of quest, likely, but...

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Re: introducing new metals (feruchemistry)
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2015, 06:54:33 PM »
Brandon had this to say:

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Josh: How does one detect a new Feruchemist?

Brandon: Feruchemists, when they touch metals, have an empathy for the metal that they can use.

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Re: introducing new metals (feruchemistry)
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2015, 05:29:10 AM »
Huh. Does that mean they can instinctively fill them? I thought that was one of the distinctions between allomancy and feruchemy, that allomancy is kind of instinctive? Does that mean that Vin didn't have to try all the different alloys to find duralumin, she could have just had Sazed touch them and see if he could fill them?

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Re: introducing new metals (feruchemistry)
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2015, 03:35:47 AM »
Huh. Does that mean they can instinctively fill them? I thought that was one of the distinctions between allomancy and feruchemy, that allomancy is kind of instinctive? Does that mean that Vin didn't have to try all the different alloys to find duralumin, she could have just had Sazed touch them and see if he could fill them?
Yet more evidence that Vin didn't think of everything.
Interesting discussion, but I think rule of cool could reasonably trump mere science in a game about magic powers.   :P

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Re: introducing new metals (feruchemistry)
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2015, 10:27:09 AM »
Huh. Does that mean they can instinctively fill them? I thought that was one of the distinctions between allomancy and feruchemy, that allomancy is kind of instinctive? Does that mean that Vin didn't have to try all the different alloys to find duralumin, she could have just had Sazed touch them and see if he could fill them?
Yet more evidence that Vin didn't think of everything.
She also didn't understand feruchemy very well.
Actually, I doubt Sazed did either. Feruchemical knowledge was very uncommon, and I doubt they thought any more about possibilities of new metals than allomancers.
Ironically enough, the seat of all Feruchemical knowledge may just have been the Steel Ministry.