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Morion tathlum 2007

Statistics

Morion tathlum
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MP +3 INT +1
Lv. 25 All Jobs

Stackable: 12

Other Uses

Resale Price: 95~97 gil

Synthesis Recipes

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Desynthesis Recipes

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Obtained from Desynthesis

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Historical Background

Morion (mineral)

Morion or morion quartz is a dark-brown to black opaque variety of smoky quartz resulting from the natural or artificial irradiation of aluminium-containing milk quartz. Morion is the German, Danish, Spanish and Polish synonym for smoky quartz.

Morion (helmet)

Although it does not pertain directly to this item the more common usage of Morion refers to a type of helmet. A morion is a type of open helmet used during the 16th and early 17th centuries, usually having a flat brim and a crest from front to back. The morion, though generally identified with Spanish conquistadors, was common among foot soldiers of European nationalities, including the English; the first were issued during Edward VI's reign.

Tathlum

A Tathlum is by one description a sling-stone and by others a "concrete ball" such as the ancient Irish warriors used sometimes to make out of the brains of dead enemies hardened with lime. Regardless of it's origin it was always something that was thrown or hurdled through the air.

A Tathlum is something that more then likely comes to us from Irish Celtic legend. In particularly the Tathlum comes into play concerning legends about the Fomor king, Balor. Balor had one eye and to look upon that eye would cause instant death. At the battle of Magh Tuiredh Balor's grandson Lugh, led the clan of Tuatha against the Fomorians. It was during this battle that Lugh killed Balor with a Tathlum shot from a sling which drove Balor's eye out the back of his head, where it continued to wreak its deadly power on the Fomorian army.

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