Discens and Deserts
Arderium is the reason for the Empire’s presence in The Desert. It is the major source of both Adamantine and Mercury, two components vital to the construction of Warforged, a key player in the Empire’s continued dominance. Demand has skyrocketed due to the newly opened Northern Campaigns.
“More valuable than gold, Arderium Ore carries an amalgam of Adamantine; that is, a mixture of Mercury and Adamantine. Already considered precious metals, they have been made doubly so by the Empire’s desire to create more of “The Warforged”, shock troopers of terrifying strength, as Mercury is needed to act as the vital fluid and non-Adamantine metals simply lack the strength to act as a body.”