Nature: Magical alloy
Info: The following is from Skadi's translation of the Book, pages 151, 153 & 154:


Calamita: Can only be forged by a smith who is a master of matter and a disciple of fate. As many metallurgists have posited in the past the two classical elements which corresponds the strongest with the path of Acanthus1 are tin and silver. Indeed, the watchtower itself is supposedly composed of lunargent, the spiritually perfected version of silver, which leads (prob. lends) credence to the theory. But another, much more tangible proof, is the magical alloy calamita, which is made by combining lunargent and zinnteros with the right rote.
tab Now, the most basic and easily verified function of this alloy is that any attempts to imbue spells into calamita which fabricate, attract, enhance or alter fate gets a boost approximately three times as strong as the one measured when imbuing perfected metals. Conversely, effects which try to hide, cloak or destroy fate suffers a comparatively strong reduction in power if imbued into such an item. This enhancement effect does indeed seem to connect the alloy to the arcanum of fate in a way few other substances can match, but the secondary and more subtle effect is what truly makes this alloy noteworthy in Awakened circles: It works as a magnet on things touched by destiny. Literally.
tab The potency of the forgng (prob. forging) spell determines how large and important destinies this pseudo-magnetic field can affect. This is because big and important destinies are harder to move around, have more metaphysical weight, are tied more strongly and thoroughly to the web of cause and effect, which means tat (prob. that) more power, more effort is required to affect and shift them. Like mundane magnetic fields this effect lessens and loses strength to affect the further you get from the magnet generating the field.
tab However this doesn't manifest like normal magnetic force. Objects don't experience a physical force pulling them towards the alloy. Rather, events conspire to make sure any sort of destined object or person moves towards the calamita, with the size and directness of event changes dependant upon the strength of the attractive force. Conversely, any action that would move fate-bound subjects away from the alloy are similarly hindered by coincidences and accidents. It should be noted that once a target is within one mile of the calamita, and therefore within the inner zone where the pull of the alloy is strongest, it no longer experiences this inwards pull, though the entrapment effect is still operating.
tab Of course, this is only when the metal is active. Just like how an electromagnet requires a current to exert its force on the surroundings the alloy needs to be fuelled with mana to manifest its influence. The stronger the alloy, the more mana it can channel, which generates a stronger, larger field. In the same vein, just as a magnetic field distorts any existing field it is placed in, so calamita warps the loom of fate, causing events and happenings to change and move and this as it interacts with anything destined. The effect is not unlike the aura of an ananke, something which has intrigued many researchers. The final result is that any observer would see that through seemingly natural occurrences (prob. occurrences) everithing (prob. everything) touched by fate would tend to aggregate around the alloy, except for those subjects whose inertial destiny is too heavy for the calamita to shift.
tab Since anything capable of being affected is already a strong focal point for its own set of events and happenings this means that any object made of calamita soon finds itself in the middle of a series of intertwining destinies as several skein-warping subjects congregate in the same location, all of which end up affecting each other in complex and unpredictable ways. Luckily, people without any particular destiny are unaffected, much as even the strongest magnet cannot affect a lump of wood. However, spells which empower subject with new fates, such as forge destiny, also makes you susceptible to the magics of the metal.

TabThe result is that life around such objects quickly becomes tangled and complex, as manifold destinies collide, prophecies interact and important stories meet and warp each other constantly. This, combined with the fact tat (prob. that) calamita objects are usually imbued with powerful fate enhancing spells, means that anyone who finds such an object is in for a world of trouble.2 They will, as it is said, live in interesting times.


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