While I was on the wiki, I randomly surfed around and found:
Star Metal Bar has this description:Star Metal Ore on Conan Exiles Wiki wrote:This ore, fallen from the sky, is a gift from the firmament. Put it to your ear and it practically hums with cosmic secrets like the ocean in a seashell.The God in the Bowl wrote:This is a grisly thing,' shuddered the clerk. 'It's too ancient to be holy. Who ever saw metal like it in a sane world? It seems less destructible than Aquilonian steel, yet see how it is corroded and eaten away in spots.
I'm not sure if those quotes on the articles are from Conan novels or if they are things made up for the video game, but this is essentially an ore that falls from "Conanspace" that can be smelted down and turned into a ton of items. (It's probably similar to adamantite.)Star Metal Bar on Conan Exiles Wiki wrote:This fallen metal from the sky, be it a gift from the gods or a curse from the wells of night, has mysterious properties that sages and sorcerers are only beginning to understand. This strange material is not as easy to work with as earthly metals, but those of esoteric skill have devised a way to smelt star metal ore, with a technique that employs brimstone and black ice, to create ingots.The People of the Black Circle wrote:All substance is one to him who holds the key of the cosmos' he said cryptically. 'To an adept nothing is immutable. At will steel blossoms bloom in unnamed gardens, or flower-swords flash in the moonlight.
The Star Metal Bar article says that "You can also collect Star Metal Bars from the skeletons at the Ruins of Xullan" so presumably the civilisation that used to be there collected Star Metal and did stuff with it.
is Star Metal something mentioned in the RPG or the original novels? Or is this something invented for Conan Exiles?