The Machinations of Balgrum
Etherium is an alloy created by using a mixture of gold, copper, and azoth, which results in being malleable and magically conductive. Used in nearly every mechanism that uses magic as a power source, etherium acts as the circulatory system in azoth driven constructs. While the actual manufacturing process of etherium is complex and laborious, its wide use forces any manufacturer to constantly innovate their process. Naturally occurring veins of etherium can also be found near rifts to the plane of elemental earth. These veins often form complex three dimensional formations at equidistant around a central point. Many rare earths can also be found around these areas or unusual minerals that make these veins highly prized.