Metals include a wide range of naturally occurring elements. As of yet, uses have not been found for some of the metals which have been discovered, though many others have proven essential to the development of civilization on The Land. It should also be noted that metals represent just one type of elements, the classification of which is done by a branch of science called chemistry. There are some spirit-talkers among the Land's chemists, who have learned a bit from spirits about the science of other worlds, though for the most part the work of learning about the elements, their properties and how they interact with each other, is left to the chemists themselves. But it is known that the majority of elements which occur on the Land also occur on most other worlds, such as Earth. Therefore, the names used for these elements on the Land are generally the same words used on Earth. (Which would likely be the case even without the involvement of spirits, because of Landians' subword sense.) There are, however, some naturally occurring elements on the Land which are not present on other worlds, and therefore Landian chemists have had to come up with names for them. It is also known that there are elements which occur on the Land which have not yet been discovered.

In the earliest history of The Land, God taught Connor and Brigid how to smelt ores to derive usable metal, as well as how to fashion tools from metal. There are also various chemical compounds or alloys which mix different metals, or mix metals with non-metallic elements such as sulfur or carbon. One such alloy is steel, a mix of iron and carbon, which was first produced sometime in the late first century.

The following is a partial list of metals which have already been discovered, most of which are used in various branches of smithery, for various purposes, including applications of science and money:

  • Aluminum
  • Calcium
  • Copper
  • Gliscendt
  • Gold
  • Iron
  • Mercury
  • Nickel
  • Potassium
  • Silver
  • Zinc

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