Soul Metal (ソウルメタル Sōru Metaru) is a mystical metal alloy commonly used by the Makai Order to create weapons and armor in their battle against Horrors.
Description & CharacteristicsEdit
In Kouga's universe, there's no complete explanation of how soul metal was made. It is only known that priests discovered a raw material that can be processed into the mystical metal. Soul Metal itself is a special magical alloy that has high tensile strength, malleability, responsive to human will, magical resistant, and used as the core material in anti-horror weaponry and armor for the Makai Priests and Makai Knights.
Unlike ordinary metals, soul metal responds to the wielder's strength and thoughts; a trained body and a strong will are required to effectively wield anything made out of Soul Metal. Soul Metal's combat potential is based on the wielder's will. Former Golden Knight Taiga displayed he can make the metal light as a feather or heavy as a meteorite. However, anything made out of soul metal must be purified regularly or may experience corruption.
Soul Metal also reacts to dark energies. When knights use their blades and armors to slay Horrors, jaki (dark energy) accumulates and if not cleansed of it, the metal can be corrupted and harm its user. Normal humans without sufficient will and training cannot lift the metal of any size. Direct contact by those untrained in its usage will lead to injury, as it burns flesh due to its magical properties. Expertly trained users can channel their power into the blades and increase the physical damage strength of their blades to cut through solid rock in a swift motion. When a Makai Knight falls into darkness, the knight's metal turns into Death Metal (デスメタル Desu Metaru), taking hold of its user and consuming the person from the inside-out.
One un-clarified aspect of the material is that it is seemingly regenerative. Makai Knights have used the metal for their weapons and armor, subjecting the metal to great wear and tear from combat and impact. Yet, despite whatever damage potential the alloy may have been subjected to, it was never once seen in need of repair, only purification.
In Ryūga's universe, soul metal is made from the seeds of Legendary Horror Zedom. When the Makai Order captured and sealed Zedom, a magical port was made to open to retrieve the seedlings that Zedom makes. Under research and development, the Makai Priests discovered they can create a special metallic metal out of the seedlings that's highly resistant to physical damage, magical resistant, and responds to human will. It was through this discovery that resulted in the procurement and refinement of Zedom's seeds. The seeds needs to be magically processed into saplings, where they will be made into soul metal as a material for the priests to craft into Makai Blades and Makai Armor. While there doesn't seem to be a time limit and soul metal exposure in this world,
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