The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Ore, Ingots and Jewelry
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16 Comments
Pokeking Mar 2 @ 5:03pm 
Alright then, self employed miners no longer are going to poor, they can get rich in no time!
Altbert  [author] Mar 2 @ 1:12pm 
I think this mod is quite balanced, disregarding the transmute spell. Balancing this mod would have me remove the transmute spell. Changing iron into gold was something alchemists in medieval times were trying to figure out, but they never got it working!
Pokeking Mar 1 @ 11:55pm 
Could you make a version of this that has the value be halfway between this mod's and vanilla's or something like it as to help balance it with the transmute spell?
Roscaria Jul 20, 2015 @ 10:43pm 
@Brovershield. The game is unbalanced anyway. When you get the transmute spell to change iron ore to gold in vanilla Skyrim.
IvyLeagueZombie Jun 27, 2014 @ 11:13pm 
Maybe you should find a way to limit gold in the world then.. cuz if you take a trip to Kolskegger mine and mine all the gold, suddenly you have 20 gold ingots which would be like 4,000 septims and that seems a little steep. Maybe gold veins should yield one ore per gather instead of 3? Just throwing out some ideas, because otherwise this seems unbalanced for the game
Altbert  [author] Dec 2, 2013 @ 2:25pm 
OK, thanks! This would make Electrum and Platinum lore friendly, in my opinion, but opinions might differ! Next problem is that I have never done any texturing, but that could be a challenge. However, no guarantees on a time limit.
dacamp66 Dec 1, 2013 @ 10:32pm 
ELECTRUM:Electrum is mentioned in an expedition sent by Pharaoh Sahure of the Fifth dynasty of Egypt (see Sahure). It is also discussed by Pliny the Elder in his Naturalis Historia.
Electrum is possibly referred to three times in the Bible (i.e. if the Septuagint's translation of the uncertain term חַשְׁמַל is accurate). In all three instances it is used to describe a type of glow seen in visions by the prophet Ezekiel (Ezekiel Ch.1 Vs.4 and 27;Ch. 8 Vs. 2). The word also appears in Sumerian texts; for instance, in the lost book, when Enki tells his master scribe (Edubsar) to write down all that he says, the text mentions a stylus of electrum with a crystal at the tip that glowed.[citation needed]
Electrum is believed to have been used in coins circa 600 BC in Lydia under the reign of Alyattes II. source: wikipedia
dacamp66 Dec 1, 2013 @ 10:23pm 
found a date reference for platinum on wikipedia. QUOTE: The metal was used by pre-Columbian Americans near modern-day Esmeraldas, Ecuador to produce artifacts of a white gold-platinum alloy. The first European reference to platinum appears in 1557 in the writings of the Italian humanist Julius Caesar Scaliger as a description of an unknown noble metal found between Darién and Mexico, "which no fire nor any Spanish artifice has yet been able to liquefy."[35]
Altbert  [author] Nov 28, 2013 @ 9:03am 
@treekin: That would be possible, but would not be lore-friendly (I think!). See my remarks regarding the troy ounce below. This would make the smaller bar weigh 0.055 lbs, but making a smaller bar (40 times smaller than the default bar) would create a silly looking bar in my opinion (and, to my regret, I can't make textures!).

@Victoryguard: Electrum, Platinum? I have no recollection of these elements/alloys in TES Lore, but if these were used in Europe between say 500 BC and 1000 AD, it could be lore friendly.
treekin Nov 26, 2013 @ 11:58am 
Would it be possible to create a smaller ingot size seperate from the vanilla gold/silver ingot. The smaller ingot size would allow us to make only one necklace/ring etc and only require one gem. The vanilla ingot could be broken down at the smelter into the smaller ingots for use with your mod.
Victoryguard Nov 2, 2013 @ 7:49pm 
Possibility here - Electrum. An alloy of gold and silver which produces the effect more commonly assigned the terms Rose Gold and White Gold. Since I can't remember off the top of my head if Platinum would be lore friendly I'll leave it open to research. Archeology particularly the ancient Late Roman Republic era Celts/Germans have been unearthed in Torques and other high luxury goods. Ah yes I do enjoy the idea when the only real difference was the Danube river but, enough of that. Keep up the awesome work Altbert
dacamp66 Oct 25, 2013 @ 5:11pm 
Cool Beans!
Altbert  [author] Oct 25, 2013 @ 1:18am 
The troy once was first mentioned in 1390 AD or maybe even the 13th century (Henry III or Edward I) and I see Skyrim as pre-medieval (Roman) up to early medieval (Nords, Nordsman - Viking?), at least before 1000 AD.
Altbert  [author] Oct 25, 2013 @ 1:12am 
I have based the weight of a gold bar (ingot) on the Roman "aes grave" (1 lbs.) and the gold bar that is now used in trading and investment, the "kilobar" (1 kg). The vanilla Skyrim gold ingot weighs 2 (lbs). I have changed the weight to 2.2 lbs to make it identical in weight to the kilobar, and derived the weight of the other ingots based on density of the material, as far as this was possible.
dacamp66 Oct 24, 2013 @ 5:09pm 
troy ounces are the widely accepted international standard for measuring precious metals. Quote:The troy ounce (oz t) is a unit of imperial measure. In the present day it is most commonly used to gauge the mass of precious metals. One troy ounce is currently defined as exactly 0.0311034768 kg or 31.1034768 g. There are approximately 32.15 troy oz in 1 kg. One troy ounce is equivalent to approximately 1.09714 avoirdupois ounces.

source:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troy_ounce