Day 278: I found more of that strange blue rock that resembles diamond, but that I can shape like metal into armor and weapons.
A little more on that:
At first I thought it was legitimate diamond, which is not at all valuable on the open market, seeing as they can be manufactured really easily in the engine system of a standard ship.
But then when I nailed one still in the wall with my pickaxe one time, I realized that it dented instead of shattering. Diamonds are crystals, so they tend to split along their crystalline structure, which is why they’re easy to make so shiny.
Whatever this stuff is, it’s more like transparent aluminum. I can hammer it, heat it, shape it, pretty much whatever I want.
It takes a looooong time to work because it’s hard as, well, diamonds, but it can be done.
So I’d used the first load of diamonds to make myself some better armor, and compared to the leather and iron and cloth I’d been using before, it lasted a really really long time.
But it still eventually disintegrated into uselessness.
So now that I’ve found some more, I have to decide: armor? pickaxe? shiny bling for a night on the town?
I’m too tired to decide, and all I can think about right now is how much I’m sick and tired of fish sandwiches. So it’s off to bed and a decision to make later.