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Alternate Steel Alphabet Symbols

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#1 Guest_Abraxas MacGuile_*


Posted 01 February 2019 - 04:19 PM

What if all the metal symbols had alternate forms? Tin and Pewter are confirmed to have them. In their cases, the alternate forms have the dots in the symbols where they are in the other metal's original form. The official 17th Shard website has the clarification.
I think that with Iron, Steel, Electrum, and the Enhancement metals, the dots on the Pulling metals swap relative places with their Pushing counterparts. Example: the dot in the Aluminum symbol moves to the focal point of the curve hn the curved Hemalurgic Spike, while the dot in Duralumin moves to a point in the gap between the ends of its curved Spike that's opposite the Spike facing away from said gap.
For the Cognitive and other Temporal metals, the changes differ. For Zinc, the dot goes to a point between the ends of the straight Spikes. For Brass, the spikes which merge with each other and the dot in the 341 FA version reverse direction. For Copper and Cadmium, the dot moves to the wide end of the shorter Spike. For Brass, the dot moves to the wide ends of the straight Spikes. For Bendalloy, the dot moves to the opposite quadrant created by the intersection of the straight Spikes. For Gold, the dot moves to a spot between the larger straight and curved Spikes, similar to that for Cadmium.
That leaves the God Metals, the Unknown Metals, and the Ire Symbol. With Atium, Lerasium, and the 3rd Unknown Metal (its 341 FA form looks like a Y-axis reflection of Atium's 341 FA form), the dot moves to the center of the symbol, and the same is true for the 1st Unknown Metal. With the Ire Symbol and the 1st, 2nd, and 5th Unknown Metals, the straight Spike in the 341 FA version reverses direction, as do the central Spike of Harmonium and the Spike in Malatium that isn't on the curved one. For the 4th Unknown Metal, the dot moves to the opposite side of the straight Spike.
The only symbols left unaccounted for are now non-canon Enrichment ones: Palladium (External Pulling), Orichalcum (External Pushing), Silver (the color-negative of my user image; Internal Pulling, Allomantically Inert), and Argentum (Internal Pushing). The images for the fanmetals are on Google Images. I shall describe them and their alternate forms here. Note that 0 degrees is the rightmost point on a circle.
-Palladium: a large Spike, starting from 180 degrees and curving counterclockwise to 90 degrees. Within, a smaller Spike, curving counterclockwise from 0 degrees to 270 degrees. At the shared focus, a dot. Facing inward towards said dot and intersecting both curved Spikes if possible are 5 straight Spikes at 45, 90, 135, 180, and 225 degrees. Facing away from the dot is another straight Spike at 315 degrees, intersecting with the outer curved Spike.
-Orichalcum: As Palladium, but the curved Spikes swap sizes, the ones at 45 and 225 degrees now point outward, and the Spikes at 90 and 180 degrees move to 270 and 0 degrees respectively.
-Silver: See my MBI user image.
-Argentum: A Spike starting at 67.5 degrees and curving Clockwise to 225 degrees. Within, a Spike starting at 270 degrees and curving clockwise to 90 degrees. In the center, a dot. Finally, a straight Spike goes downward from the starting point of the larger curved Spike to a point level with the 270 degree point on the larger curved Spike.
-Alternate Palladium: The Spikes at 225 and 45 degrees point outward.
-Alternate Orichalcum: The Spikes mentioned in Alternate Palladium point inwards.
-Alternate Silver: The curved Spikes swap sizes.
-Alternate Orichalcum: Reflection of the original over the line with an equation of
Y=X.
I also have an idea for the Steel Alphabet version of Aon Deo, which means 'Gold' or 'Metal'. Let 0,0 be the centre of a 4*4 grid. Draw horizontal lines at Y = +2 and Y = -2 from X = -2 to X = +2. Draw an arc from -2,-2 coumterclockwise to -2,+1 and one from +2,+2 to +2,-1. Put a dot at +(1/2,1/2) and at -(1/2,1/2). This creates two hidden instances of Aon Aon. Finally, draw a vertical line from +(-2,+2) and -(-2,+2) to +(-2,+1.25) and -(-2,+1.25) respectively.
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Well? What do you think?





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