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[[Lore:Ebony|Ebony]], a rare volcanic glass, is one of the most precious substances in [[Lore:Tamriel|Tamriel]], mainly found in [[Lore:Vvardenfell|Vvardenfell]], buried in the lava flows from [[Lore:Red Mountain|Red Mountain]].{{ref|name=Codex|[[General:Elderscrolls.com Archive/Codex#Items|Items Codex on ''elderscrolls.com'']]}} Veins can also be found in [[Lore:Solstheim|Solstheim]], and occasionally on mainland [[Lore:Skyrim|Skyrim]] and [[Lore:Cyrodiil|Cyrodiil]].{{ref|name=ONload|[[Online:Red Ruby Cave|Red Ruby Cave]] [[Online:Loading Screens|loading screen]] in [[Online:Online|ESO]]}} Raw ebony itself is an extremely hard, durable, black glass-like substance.{{ref|name=Codex}} It is also known as '''Godsblood''',{{ref|name=IWADE|group=UOL|[[General:Interview with a Dark Elf|Interview with a Dark Elf]]}} as it is said to be the crystallized blood of a god or gods,{{Ref|Morrowind [[Morrowind:Raw Ebony|dialogue]]}}{{ref|name=HBNW|{{Cite Book|Hrorvild Blackrock, Nord weaponsmith}}}} {{Lore Link|Lorkhan}} in particular.{{Ref|name=CM22T|{{Cite Book|Crafting Motif 22: Trinimac Style}}}}{{ref|name=DFAYQ|{{Cite Book|Divayth Fyr Answers Your Questions}}}} The acquisition and use of Ebony can lead mortals to transcend their limitations.{{ref|name=DFAYQ}} It was protected by Imperial law during the [[Lore:Third Empire|Third Empire]], and could not be mined or exported without an Imperial charter.{{ref|name=Codex}} Settlements such as [[Lore:Caldera|Caldera]] and [[Lore:Raven Rock|Raven Rock]] once depended on the mining of ebony.<noinclude>
 
The ore has several alchemical properties{{Ref|Morrowind [[Morrowind:Raw Ebony|ingredient]] effects}} and is often smelted into ebony ingots for use in smithing.{{Ref|name=Smith|Skyrim [[Skyrim:Smithing|smithing]]}} Ebony armor is made by repeatedly folding the ore upon itself to form strips, which are then molded into shape.{{Ref|name=TAC|{{Cite Book|The Armorer's Challenge}}}} This creates a durable, heavy armor. Ebony weapons are also highly prized. [[Lore:Daedric Equipment|Daedric]] armor and weapons are created from ebony, by imbuing the object with the magical substances of Lesser [[Lore:Daedra|Daedra]], in a process known only to the denizens of [[Lore:Oblivion|Oblivion]]. It has been claimed that exceptionally skilled smiths can create Daedric armor by throwing a Daedric heart into melted ebony under a lunar phenomenon, with the harvest moon being the best time to do so.{{ref|name=HAF|{{Cite Book|Heavy Armor Forging}}}}
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