The Dork Circus
This rare mineral is used in the creation of enumerable items, both magical and mundane. Traders come from far and wide to trade for this commodity and artisans venture to Northrend to experiment with it in its natural, highly volatile form, one that cannot be transported safely. It is used in potions and remedies as well as the creation of weapons and armor. As a highly reactive substance, it changes whatever it is mixed with, sometimes with unexpected consequences.
Kalium is especially prized because it appears to have a detrimental effect on Vampires. A (or ) will add even more damage when used with a weapon power to hit a Vampire. Several arcane artisans have managed to enchant Kalium-forged weapons with special enchantments that take advantage of the element’s reactive properties.
Kalium mines are found close to the city of Northrend along the Glacian River gorge, although the mines closest to the city have long been exhausted. Kalium mining is a hazardous occupation, but experienced miners are able to turn quite a profit. The Kalium Mining Guild monitors and regulates the gathering, refining, and exporting of this very profitable natural resource.