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Talk:Mithral Body

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Mithril or Mithral[edit]

I've seen both (on the official website too). Which one is correct, per the Eberron official books? Tihocan 10:01, March 10, 2006 (EST)

Mithril is the correct version, is eberron spells it mithral then it is wrong. Tolkein had mithril armor and I believe that is the first use of the word. -- koolkat 10:07, March 10, 2006 (EST)
Oh I thought it was a specific Eberron material. Tihocan 10:32, March 10, 2006 (EST)
I'm with koolkat in thinking the correct spelling is with an 'i'. But a quick google search turned up that there's a ton of links with both spellings. Also, it looks like Neverwinter Nights might have spelled it with an 'a', so I think gamers are going to be used to both forms. We need to pick one and stick with it - preferrably whichever spelling will be found on items in this game. I haven't seen any yet, so I don't know which it is. I'll try asking around. Once we find out, we can provide redirects from the incorrect spelling to the correct one, if necessary, to help users. Dedridd 10:46, March 10, 2006 (EST)
I am guessing that seeing as the boards has both, we will need to make redirects between all occurrances of the word. I know that even if DDO spelled it mithral I would still look for mithril on this site, mostly because that is how I spell it. Wikipedia has in interesting take on it here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fictional_elements,_isotopes_and_atomic_particles -- koolkat 15:43, March 10, 2006 (EST)
Wow! So Mithril is originally a Tolkien invention as Koolkat suggested, and Mithral is D&D's method of avoiding copyright infringement. Great, that provides us with quite a redirect-laden quandry here, as we've used the 'i' version previously for magic items, but the warforged feats may use the 'a' form. I'll check tonight in-game. Dedridd 15:57, March 10, 2006 (EST)