Everything in Elysia? is hand-made; there are no facilities for mass-production of anything. Crafts and trades are passed down from parent to child or master to apprentice, and so businesses are very much a family affair. Please keep that in mind when adding and/or researching materials.

Crystals

  • See Technology for crystals used in technological devices.

Manmade

  • Ceramic is most common near the riverside clay pits. It's used in construction (such as in roofing tiles) and pottery, among many others (see Wikipedia for more information). It is usually hand-worked in small riverside kilns and then hand-painted (often in the azulejo style), so it is one of the more expensive construction materials available.
  • Clay is typically found on riverbanks and thus most common in riverside towns and villages. It is used in a variety of things from pottery to roofing tiles, and is a medium-range material in terms of cost.
  • Encaustic tiles are most commonly used as external decoration in the wealthier cities, such as New Alexandria's? famous patterned walkways.
  • Shingles for roofing are normally made from wood and are thus most common in villages and towns closer to the forests. (Some wealthier towns and citizens import the more expensive woods (such as redwood and ravenwood) for their aesthetic appeal but most can't afford to do this.)
  • Roofing tiles are typically made from clay or ceramic, with the former being the cheapest option. Wall tiles are most often ceramic, these being available really only to the wealthier citizens, while floor tiles are either ceramic or terracotta.

Metals

  • Bithril, also known as the "Dardanian Mythril", is a man-made metal native to Dardanos?. It is manufactured by mixing mythril and crushed bithanium and comes out in a ruby or pink shade, depending on how hot the inside of the product is. For this, it is normally used for therapeutic treatments and may also be found in warfare and kitchen equipment for its tenacity, malleability as well as being fire- and heat-proof, making it a rather expensive product in the market.
  • Mythril is a man-made metal found only in Elysia?. It is formed by melting down orihalcyon and grinding down delphinium crystals, then mixing them together in the appropriate quantities. The mixture causes mythril to be extremely light, as well as more durable than any other metal in the known realms. It is a rare metal due to the dependence on two expensive materials. It takes practice to forge into any form of weapon or armor. Objects made from mythril are usually extremely expensive.
  • Orihalcyon is a rare metal mined from deep within the Dusky Mountains?. It can only be found where delphinium crystals can be harvested as well. It is a strong bronze-colored metal, but dents and bends easily compared to sturdier materials such as steel. It can be used for the creation of both weapons and armor, but forging it requires great skill.
  • Xanthium is a precious purple metal found throughout the Dusky Mountains?. Though fairly common, processing the ore can be tricky so it's still very valuable. As a pliant metal, it's not really suited to weapons (although smiths often do use it for decorative purposes) and is mostly used by mints as the highest value coin in Elysia?.

Minerals

  • Bithanium is a naturally paste-like mineral with a dark red hue found only in the volcanoes of Dardanos?, such as the Three Sisters?. It seems to simply be a secretion cause by the growth of igneous moss?. Bithanium takes its name from the Greek words bio, for life, and thanatos, for death, because of its dualistic nature. The paste itself is deadly when it enters the blood stream of a living creature, essentially causing the victim to boil from the inside out. When dried, however, the paste becomes small, dark brown pebbles that can be easily consumed to rid a body of any ailment that is assaulting its basal temperature, from a simple fever to intense hypothermia.

Gems

  • Alastis is a gemstone with a glistening, deep yellow color. It is very rare and highly valued. It is only found deep within the Dusky Mountains?. It is usually owned by the richer denizens of Elysia.

Rock

  • Limestone is widespread throughout Elysia?, particularly on the mainland?. It is difficult to transport and cut so it is usually only used by wealthier towns or for official buildings (such as New Alexandria?'s City Hall).
  • Marble is very common in Elysia?. It is still fairly expensive given how difficult it is to transport and cut it, but it is a favourite of the wealthier towns and citizens as both a prestigious building material and for statues and fountains.

Wood

  • Bonela wood is a popular household material for furniture. It comes from the bonela trees around the Nubian Delta? and is known for being top quality hardwood, its lasting scent and the luster that comes off its surface when polished. The shades of bonela wood range from mahogany to oak.
  • The rainwood tree has the ability to collect and store rainwater in a multitude of thin "veins" that run throughout its trunk and branches via leaves which are designed to direct the water down through the bark. This internal reservoir makes the wood somewhat soggy so it is of no use to carpenters, but the soft and bendy properties make it useful for other things instead.
  • The ravenwood tree grows most often in the Chandric Forest?, making it somewhat dangerous and difficult to procure, though some copses have spread south into the Fae?. The dark black of the ravenwood is thought to be at least one of the reasons the Chandric? is so much darker than its Fae? cousin. It's perhaps also why the ravenwood is a popular material among those who can afford it, given that its ebony hues add quite the touch of class to almost any room.
  • Not to be confused with the Earth? tree of the same name (sequoia), Yondallar?'s redwood tree is an especially large hardwood tree that can grow to massive proportions. It is sought for its red hues, which can range from a dark fuschia to a deep burgundy.
  • Seawood comes from a tree that in life has a blue-green hue to both bark and leaf such that brings a warm ocean to mind. Once cut and de-barked, those colours are dulled slightly, though not enough to ruin the effect. Seawood can only be found in the Fae Forest?, though a coniferous tree with similar colour properties can be found in the Sunset Foothills?.