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A collection of Alexandrium samples, discovered in Alduria, Nouvelle Alexandrie; 1729 AN.

Alexandrium is a novel element discovered in the Region of Alduria, within the Federation of Nouvelle Alexandrie. Identified in 1729 AN by a distinguished scientific team from the Royal University of Parap, this element arose from the unique geological and nuclear conditions prevalent in the aftermath of the Babkhan Holocaust on the continent of Eura. The creation of Alexandrium under such severe conditions has resulted in its unparalleled properties, heralding a potential revolution in energy production, materials science, and beyond. Amongst the Zurvanite and Neo-Babkhan population of Eura the crystalline Alexandrium deposits have become known as the "Tears of Anāhitā", wept for the irretrievable loss of the perfect kingdom.


Physical Properties

Alexandrium distinguishes itself through its unique prismatic luster and crystalline structures, which refract light to produce a spectrum of vibrant colors. Its density surpasses that of traditional heavy metals, including lead, with measurements indicating a density of approximately 20.5 g/cm³, which contributes to its uniqueness. With a melting point exceeding 3400°C, Alexandrium maintains structural integrity under conditions that would compromise most metals, making it ideal for aerospace applications, deep-sea exploration, and use in high-temperature nuclear reactors. Its energy density, estimated at 30 MJ/kg, is several orders of magnitude higher than the best chemical batteries, combined with exceptional radiation stability, marks Alexandrium as a revolutionary material in energy storage and generation sectors.

Chemical Properties and Compounds

Alexandrium's chemical behavior is characterized by its ability to form superconductive compounds at relatively high temperatures, reaching superconductivity at temperatures up to 77 K (-196°C). This property surpasses the capabilities of traditional superconductors and heralds new possibilities in efficient electrical energy transmission. Furthermore, Alexandrium compounds exhibit remarkable chemical stability, resistant to acid corrosion and thermal degradation, making them suitable for the creation of durable materials and protective coatings designed to withstand harsh environmental challenges, including exposure to extreme pressures, temperatures, and corrosive chemicals.

Compound Name Chemical Formula Superconductivity
Temperature (K)
Alexandrium Monoxide AXO 95 High-temperature superconductors, radiation shielding
Alexandrium Carbide AXC 85 Abrasive materials, cutting tools, heat-resistant coatings
Alexandrium Nitride AXN 110 Semiconductors, electronics, insulators
Alexandrium Sulfide AXS 78 Catalysts, luminescent materials, photoelectric devices
Alexandrium Fluoride AXF 90 Nuclear reactor fuel, high-energy lasers, optical materials
Alexandrium Phosphate AXPO4 77 Bio-compatible implants, drug delivery systems, advanced ceramics
Alexandrium Hydride AXH 70 Hydrogen storage, neutron moderators, superconductive magnets
Alexandrium Telluride AXTe 128 Thermoelectric generators, infrared detectors, solar cells
Alexandrium Arsenide AXAs 95 Semiconductor devices, high-speed integrated circuits, light-emitting diodes
Alexandrium Silicide AXSi 80 High-temperature structural materials, microelectronic devices, thermal interface materials


The element's isotopic diversity encompasses several isotopes, each with applications based on their specific half-lives and properties. Alexandrium-239, the most stable isotope, boasts a half-life of over 10,000 years, suggesting its role as a long-duration energy source, particularly for space exploration and other applications requiring sustained power over extensive periods. This isotopic stability, coupled with minimal radiation emission, opens avenues for its use in sustainable energy solutions and in medical fields for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes, where controlled radiation is beneficial. Additional research into isotopes like Alexandrium-240 and Alexandrium-242, with their respective half-lives and decay paths, is exploring their utility in nuclear medicine and high-density energy storage systems.


Babkhan Holocaust

Main article: Babkhan Holocaust
  • Forms from the nuclear blasts of the bombs dropped all over Eura. Alexandria watched in horror and initiated research into remediation immediately and measures to protect its territories of Luthoria and Leon-Venezia in Eura.
  • From this research and our understanding today, the details about how the blast forms it, etc.

Tavin Inquiry results

  • Led by Dr. Marvin Tavin
  • Large investigative committee with subpoena powers, etc assembled to compile a full report on Alexandrium and its origins and a full survey of the developing Alexandrium industry at home and abroad.
  • Tavin Report: Final report.

Boomist Stone

Main article: Boomist Stone
  • Connection to the Boomist Stone, the presence of a similar element in another continent that predates it. What is the connection? Similar properties? Include spiritual, scientific perspectives since this is also a matter of faith re: Stone.


Field extraction of Alexandrium; Alduria, 1729 AN.

The revelation of Alexandrium on the periodic table is attributed to the leading-edge explorations conducted by the scientific coalition at the Royal University of Parap in conjunction with the National Research and Development Corporation. In the year 1729 AN, leveraging the sophisticated techniques of spectroscopic analysis and employing the high-energy particle collision method, the collaborative research teams achieved a breakthrough. They meticulously analyzed soil samples collected from the radiation-impacted zones of present-day Alduria, Nouvelle Alexandrie, which still bears the scars of nuclear fallout caused by the Babkhan Holocaust in 1589 AN. It was within these samples that they identified the unique atomic signature of Alexandrium, an element previously unseen and unrecorded in scientific literature.

The discovery process involved isolating the element from a complex matrix of soil components altered by intense radioactive exposure. The research teams utilized a series of high-resolution spectral lines to pinpoint the presence of Alexandrium amidst a cacophony of signals arising from other elements and compounds in the soil. The definitive identification was corroborated through the application of high-energy particle collisions, which allowed for the observation of Alexandrium's characteristic decay patterns and atomic interactions.

Confirmed deposits

A map of the locations of all Alexandrium deposits, which are the locations of the most powerful Babkhan Holocaust blasts; 1731 AN.

The discovery of Alexandrium has led to the identification of significant deposits across Eura, with Alduria alone boasting substantial amounts. The most prominent deposits have been located in the following areas:

Location Nation Updated Deposit (metric tons) Estimated Value of Entire Deposit
Piriya, Alduria Nouvelle Alexandrie Nouvelle Alexandrie 80,000 €137,840,000,000
Sana'Ri, Alduria Nouvelle Alexandrie Nouvelle Alexandrie 203,765 €351,273,495,000
Bathshahr, Alduria Nouvelle Alexandrie Nouvelle Alexandrie 296,109 €510,243,927,000
Susa, Alduria Nouvelle Alexandrie Nouvelle Alexandrie 188,123 €324,247,929,000
Alcala, Alduria Nouvelle Alexandrie Nouvelle Alexandrie 564,424 €972,578,392,000
Ajinkeliç, Alduria Nouvelle Alexandrie Nouvelle Alexandrie 90,000 €155,070,000,000
Aqabah, Molivadia Constancia Constancia 250,000 €430,750,000,000
Nivardom, Molivadia Constancia Constancia 130,000 €223,990,000,000
Zinjibar, Norasht Suren Suren 338,036 €582,394,012,000

The total proven and confirmed deposits across these locations now amount to 2,041,457 metric tons of Alexandrium. This revision significantly increases the previous estimates[1] and underscores the vast economic potential these deposits represent for Nouvelle Alexandrie, Constancia, and the Suren Confederacy.

The enormous value of these deposits, calculated at the benchmark price of €1,723 per gram, highlights the rarity and significance of Alexandrium.

Potential Applications


Alexandrium's high energy density and superconductive properties are poised to revolutionize the energy sector. Its use in power generation could lead to highly efficient and clean energy sources, substantially reducing carbon footprints.


The physical and chemical stability of Alexandrium compounds make them ideal for creating materials capable of withstanding extreme conditions. These advanced materials can find applications in aerospace, military, and industrial sectors, driving innovation and creating new markets.


See also: Lyserium

The isotopic variety of Alexandrium, particularly Alexandrium-239, has potential medical applications, from cancer treatment to advanced diagnostic techniques. Its controlled radioactive properties could offer safer and more effective treatment options for a range of medical conditions. Among the notable developments in the medical field is the derivative drug Lyserium, synthesized from Alexandrium. Lyserium has shown promise in enhancing cognitive functions and treating neurological disorders, making it a subject of intense research and debate within the medical community. However, its potent effects and potential for dependency have led to strict regulations around its use and distribution.


An Aleandrium open-pit mine outside Piriya, Alduria. 1731 AN.

Current Methods

The extraction of Alexandrium, given its unique genesis at nuclear blast sites in Eura, presents both a technological challenge and an environmental concern. Current methods include:

  • Open-pit mining: Utilized in areas where Alexandrium deposits are near the surface, this method involves removing large quantities of earth, which can lead to significant landscape alteration and habitat destruction.
  • Underground mining: For deeper deposits, tunneling is required, which carries risks of subsurface instability and increases the potential for radiation exposure among workers.
  • Heap leaching: This process involves piling crushed ore and applying a leaching solution to extract Alexandrium. While effective, the chemical runoff poses a risk of soil and water contamination.

Given the presence of Alexandrium in areas affected by nuclear fallout, the extraction process is further complicated by elevated radiation levels, necessitating specialized protective measures to ensure worker safety and prevent environmental degradation.

Environmental and Safety Considerations

The extraction sites' inherent radioactivity requires stringent safety protocols. Continuous monitoring for radiation levels, the use of robotic extraction to minimize human exposure, and proper containment of radioactive dust are essential components of the current extraction process.

Research and Development

Recognizing the need for more sustainable extraction methods, the Royal University of Parap, in collaboration with the National Research and Development Corporation, is leading research to develop new techniques that consider Alexandrium's unique properties. Current research directions include:

  • Bioleaching: Investigating the use of microorganisms to biologically extract Alexandrium, reducing the need for harmful chemicals.
  • Electromagnetic separation: Exploring methods to separate Alexandrium from ore using its superconductive properties, potentially reducing environmental impact.
  • Phytomining: The possibility of using hyperaccumulator plants to absorb Alexandrium from the soil is being studied as a way to reduce the need for mechanical extraction.

Impact and Controversies

Environmental Concerns

The extraction of Alexandrium has sparked significant environmental concerns due to the potential for ecological disruption and contamination. The risk of soil degradation, water table depletion, and biodiversity loss has prompted environmental groups to call for stringent regulatory frameworks. The potential for Alexandrium particles to contaminate air and water sources is a subject of intense scrutiny, with environmentalists urging for comprehensive impact assessments before the expansion of mining operations. The development of cleaner extraction technologies is seen as imperative to minimize the ecological footprint of these operations.

Health Concerns

Health concerns primarily revolve around the radioactive properties of Alexandrium. Given its origins in nuclear blast sites, the element poses a significant risk of radiation exposure. Workers involved in the extraction and processing of Alexandrium require protective measures beyond standard protocols. These include specialized radiation suits, the implementation of decontamination chambers, and rigorous health surveillance programs to detect any early signs of radiation sickness or long-term health effects. The public health implications extend to communities surrounding Alexandrium processing facilities. There is an emphasis on ensuring that these facilities have robust containment measures to prevent any form of radioactive leak or spill that could affect the local population. Health authorities are tasked with developing emergency response strategies in the event of accidental exposure, including evacuation plans, medical treatment protocols, and environmental remediation efforts.

Alexandrium Exposure Syndrome

Conflict minerals

Main article: Alexandrium Wars

From the earliest discovery of the range of potential applications for Alexandrium, combined with observed scarcity and high price by weight value, the mineral swiftly began to become of interest to the underground criminal syndicates of the Confederacy of the Dispossessed.

As news of the mind boggling estimated value of deposits of Alexandrium discovered in Zinjibar spread, the Dispossessed veterans of the Norasht campaign were roused to renewed efforts to regain that port. An imperfect awareness of the processes entailed in the formation of Alexandrium also stirred an interest amongst the insurgents and criminal elements. Norasht Ostan had hardly been spared during the days of atomic horror visited upon Eura. The eponymous capital of the satrapy, being already a persistent warzone, was another place where the Dispossessed could hope to uncover similar deposits.

The Dispossessed's bid to control deposits in the abandoned lands of central and southeastern Eura was met with resistance from Oportian forces, who were drawn into the fray not just for the sake of regional stability, but to claim a stake in the Alexandrium bounty for themselves. Operation Verdant Reach, initiated by Oportia, was seen not only as a military operation to secure borders but also as a strategic move to place Oportia as a key player in the Alexandrium market.

The growing concern over conflict minerals, particularly Alexandrium, led to an increased international focus on Eura. Oportia, alongside Nouvelle Alexandrie and Natopia, pushed for greater oversight and regulation of Alexandrium trade. However, the effectiveness of these measures remained to be seen as the allure of Alexandrium continued to fuel the ambitions of both state and non-state actors in the volatile theatre of Eura.

Regulation and Policy

The emergence of Alexandrium as a vital resource has prompted calls for robust regulatory frameworks to govern its extraction, use, and trade.


  • 1598 AN: The Babkhan Holocaust occurs, resulting in nuclear devastation across significant parts of Eura. The extreme conditions of nuclear fusion and subsequent radiation lead to the formation of Alexandrium in the soil of these affected areas. The catastrophic event alters the continent's geological and environmental landscape, introducing conditions conducive to the synthesis of new elements.
  • 1605 AN: The Imperial University of Alexandria in Ali'Kaona, Luthoria establishes the Euran Environmental and Geological Studies Initiative (EEGSI) to study the long-term effects of the Babkhan Holocaust on the continent's ecosystem and geology. This organization, leveraging the expertise of renowned geologists, physicists, and environmental scientists, embarks on a comprehensive research program, aiming to understand the full impact of the nuclear devastation and to explore the potential for recovery and rejuvenation of the affected areas. The initiative becomes a cornerstone for scientific research in the region, fostering collaborations with international institutions and researchers.
  • 1651 AN: Alexandria collapses due to the flu pandemic of 1650-1651. The Imperial University of Alexandria's remaining operating campuses in Triegon, Valenciana, and Valladares continue operating with the support of the Alexandrian Patriots' Association. Natopia takes control of Triegon and provides the university with a much needed infusion of support and capital to continue its operations and research. Despite financial cutbacks, the EEGSI perseveres, albeit on a reduced scale, focusing on critical areas of environmental and geological research with the aim of finding sustainable solutions for the devastated Euran landscape.
  • 1669 AN: Alduria, a rising new nation in Eura built by the Alexandrian diaspora, is founded and begins to take shape. This new nation, emerging from the ashes of tragedy, becomes a beacon of hope and renewal for the people of Alexandria, fostering a sense of national identity and purpose.
  • 1670 AN: The Republic of Alduria is proclaimed with the city of Punta Santiago as its capital. The Imperial University of Alexandria in Triegon, Natopia purchases a large plot of land in Punta Santiago and establishes the University of Punta Santiago, with plans to build an expansive radicativity research center and to relocate the headquarters of the EEGSI there. The move signifies a renewed commitment to understanding and mitigating the environmental consequences of the Babkhan Holocaust, with a particular focus on soil decontamination and rehabilitation strategies.
  • 1671 AN: Following the establishment of the University of Punta Santiago and the relocation of the EEGSI headquarters, the initiative launches the "Aldurian Soil Reclamation Project" (ASRP). The project aims to develop and implement innovative techniques for decontaminating radioactive sites across Alduria. Utilizing a multidisciplinary approach that combines soil science, chemistry, and biotechnology, the ASRP begins pilot studies on phytoremediation using genetically modified plants[2] capable of absorbing radioactive isotopes from the soil.
  • 1672 AN: EEGSI researchers make a breakthrough in microbial bioremediation, isolating and genetically enhancing bacterial strains with exceptional capabilities for radioactive waste degradation. These microbes are introduced into contaminated soil samples from Susa and Alcala, showing promising results in reducing radioactivity levels significantly. This discovery paves the way for the development of bio-augmentation techniques, which become a cornerstone of the ASRP's decontamination efforts.
  • 1676 AN: In collaboration with the Royal University of Parap, the EEGSI develops the "Radiation Absorption Mapping" (RAM) technology, a sophisticated geospatial analysis tool designed to identify and quantify radioactive contamination levels across large areas. RAM technology utilizes drone and satellite imagery, combined with ground-based sensor networks, to create high-resolution maps of contamination. This technology significantly improves the efficiency and accuracy of decontamination efforts, allowing for targeted remediation strategies.
  • 1679 AN: Building on the advanced analytical techniques developed through the ASRP, EEGSI researchers begin to notice unusual elemental signatures in soil samples from the most heavily contaminated sites. These signatures, initially thought to be anomalies, are systematically catalogued and analyzed, leading to a hypothesis of a new element's existence.
  • 1680 AN: EEGSI's ongoing research uncovers anomalies in soil samples from the nuclear blast sites in Alduria, specifically in Susa, Alcala, and Piriya. Initial tests suggest the presence of an unknown element, but the findings are inconclusive due to limitations in analytical technology. The discovery sparks interest among the scientific community, prompting calls for the development of more sophisticated methods of analysis. The Royal University of Parap joins the effort, bringing its expertise in geology and materials science to the collaborative research initiative.
  • 1701 AN AN: Breakthrough advancements in spectroscopic analysis and particle physics made by Dr. Lucas Durant, a biotech professor and academic at the Royal University of Parap, enable a more precise examination of the anomalous soil samples. A dedicated research team is formed to further investigate the unique properties of the samples, marking a significant step forward in the quest to identify the mysterious element.
  • 1715 AN: The research team, now part of the newly established Department of Advanced Energy and Materials Science (DAEMS) at the Royal University of Parap, identifies distinct atomic signatures indicative of a new element, tentatively named "Alexandrium" in internal documents. This discovery, supported by corroborative findings from similar research teams at the Imperial University of Alexandria and the University of Punta Santiago.
  • 1729 AN
    • 1.IX.1729: With the advent of high-energy particle collision techniques, DAEMS researchers succeed in isolating and identifying Alexandrium atoms for the first time. This groundbreaking achievement paves the way for a comprehensive study to understand its properties and potential applications. The research attracts global attention, heralding a new era of scientific discovery and innovation.
    • 2.IX.1729: An Autokratorial Decree is issued in the Imperial State of Constancia and given wide media coverage, declaring that Alexandrium discovered within the Imperial State is property of the Imperial Crown and must be reported to the Alexandrium Desk of the Office of the Autokrator of Constancia.
    • 20.IX.1729: The first Alexandrium Extraction Licenses (AELs) are issued by the Department of Research and Development to a consortium of companies, including ESB Thermodynamics, Javelin Industries, NatAlex Launch Alliance, and Kerularios & Company, in partnership with academic institutions such as the Royal University of Parap and the University of Punta Santiago.
    • 28.IX.1729: Alexandrium Nexus Ventures holds the groundbreaking of the first Alexandrium extraction site in Piriya, Alduria, broadcasted live as a moment of national pride and scientific achievement.
    • 1.XI.1729: Preliminary reports from the Piriya extraction site confirm the presence of significant Alexandrium deposits.
    • 5.XI.1729: Reports of Alexandrium's high value and scarcity reach the Confederacy of the Dispossessed, stirring interest among its ranks in Eura. The potential wealth from Alexandrium deposits in Zinjibar and in other parts of the Suren Confederacy leads to a resurgence of efforts by Dispossessed veterans of the Norasht campaign to regain control of the strategic port, viewing it as a critical asset for funding their operations.
    • 10.XI.1729: Intelligence briefings reveal that underground criminal syndicates, associated with the Confederacy of the Dispossessed, begin scouting for Alexandrium deposits in the war-torn regions of Norasht Ostan, particularly around the capital, which had been heavily impacted during the Babkhan Holocaust. This movement indicates a growing interest in exploiting Alexandrium for illicit gains, highlighting the element's dual potential for both societal advancement and as a catalyst for conflict.
    • 15.XI.1729: Oportia launches Operation Verdant Reach with the support of Nouvelle Alexandrie and Natopia to seize the vast remaining swaths of land in central Eura to prevent Alexandrium deposits from falling into control of the Confederacy of the Dispossessed and Azad Eura.
    • 20.XI.1729: National Research and Development Corporation and Javelin Industries, in collaboration with the Royal University of Parap and University of Punta Santiago, launches an initiative to develop advanced security and surveillance technologies for Alexandrium and its extraction sites. The project aims to integrate drone surveillance, AI-based threat detection systems, and encrypted communication networks to enhance the protection of these critical resources.
    • 24.XI.1729: The Department of Defense requested a feasibility study from the National Research and Development Corporation concerning the possibility of utilising Alexandrium in the containment of "aerodynamically formed superheated plasma". The specific nature of this request raised some eyebrows in the scientific community. Moreover there was some unease that research requested by the present FHP led government might end up in the hands of less scrupulous third parties.
  • 1730 AN

Future Research

Significant research efforts are underway to fully understand and exploit Alexandrium's unique properties.

Notable firms

See also