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Starmetal

RageLokiCat
Alright, so this one is pretty open, I'm been able to gather very little on the topic. What does starmetal... DO? I know there are two starmetal weapons. Can those be made? Does the metal need to be enchanted? What if you make it into amrour? What about making it into ammo?

So, yeah. There's very little info on it, and it seems like a fun game mechanic, if it actually has rules. For instance, the 100 on the random encounter table, a fallen star crater. Because having a gun just lying there doesn't make sense, giving player small amounts of starmetal seem like a good idea, but it's very, very valuable, so it must be powerful.
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master18
Don't quote me on this, since it's been a while since I've read Project Horizons, but I vaguely remember that running an electrical current through a piece of starmetal created an enervation field
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Argon
It has a few effects and properties, mostly between side stories. The most notable are from Horizons, including what master18 said. Also of note, if a piece of starmetal comes in contact with a piece of moonstone (actual rocks from the moon - also very rare) it will react and cause a huge explosion.

The last property that comes to mind is from FoE: Heroes, where the main character is shot by a bullet made from starmetal. She survives, but suffers from "starmetal poisoning" which is slowly killing her.

Essentially, if you want to add some strange new effect to a campaign and need a material to cause it, starmetal could be your answer.
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Loaneal
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...i made a large post and realized there is no spoiler/hide option. I will later (probably tonight) make a spoiler thread about fiction stuff. But basically yes starmetal powered can cause enervation. Technically thst is just starmetal from one star though. There are numerous stars and their metals can have numerous egfects. Just the enervation one is by far the most common. Like 90% ish prolly enervation type. But still you can have fun with it.

Also good to note the enervation star metal is one of the few if only materials capable of damaging or breaking soul jars.
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archerofhope
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^This.  Starmetal (introduced in PH and played with in many other side stories) has magical properties regarding the consumption of souls (somewhat literally), and is in and of itself poisonous as a material.  

Basically, treat any weapon made with the stuff as if it has a malevolent intent of its own that would guide the user to cause the maximum amount of harm to any intended target.  

No, you cannot enchant material to make Starmetal.  It's literally the metallic fall-out of an asteroid impact - probably a slightly radioactive composite of tungsten, lead, and some lanthanide and actinide series elements.  Yes it is magical.   However it is in and of itself  it cannot be created - only shaped into weapons.  
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Loaneal
Ya and to pull an exact quote from a Starkatteri known as Pythia from Project Horizons:

"“Starmetal comes in different flavors. Some of it simply drives you crazy. Some of it will make you sick. It can slowly suck out your soul. Some of the stuff even whispers if you listen closely enough.”

So really if you want to get creative you can really go nuts. Obvious Project Horizons focused on the Eater which was more consuming souls, but you can get pretty creative with it as a GM if you wish. But ya probably all terrible and not good in any way
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Mathadar
I am playing a campaign in Zebrica at the moment, and indeed have had to flesh out a bit more in regards to the Psychopomps and their rituals to guide the souls of the dead to the Summerlands.  Though I am taking more of a Samurai Jack style to the campaign, because I believe it could easily slip into the Zebrica setting, given the many places that Jack goes throughout the 4, now 5 seasons of the show.

The Star Metal I am using, does indeed depend on the star it came from.  Each of the fallen stars in Zebrica is worshipped or held under a different regard by the local Starketteri.  Ancient temples still adorn places where the metal can be found naturally by looking at the soil around it.  I based this somewhat on big Crater in Arizona.  (( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meteor_Crater )) as well as the Chicxulub crater (( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicxulub_crater ))  Instead of Hoofington, I explained the fall of the Star Cult, the Starketteri tribe, off the coast of Zebrica near the Islanders of the Atori tribe living on Zanzebra.  Due to the massive impact, it scattered Star Metal all over Zebrica.
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Loaneal
Star Metal is amazingly adaptable as basically horrific consequence material for any GM and the sky is the limit! Also temple runs in old Starketteri temple actually sounds like a pretty good idea...