To Serve and Protect?
Mined by dwarves on the Elemental Plain of Earth and traded for foodstuffs and other items hard to produce on the Earth plane true ore has become the standard for most weapons and armor outside of Thenol (which has little trade and little like of dwarves) . Weapons and armor made of true ore are masterwork (without any extra work or skill needed by the maker) and has double HP and Hardness. Normal non-true ore weapons and armor can be purchased for half price at bargain establishments . Magic weapons made from before the migration of the dwarves to the Plane of Earth (and thereby not made of true ore) are much in demand amongst collectors .