The Imperial Wrecking Crew
Pure death metal is blacker than the blackest black. Its mechanical properties are all superior to steel, though it is heavier. It is suitable for a wide array of nefarious alchemical and arcane purposes.
Death metal is not poisonous, but it greatly enhances poisons combined with it. It’s ability to strengthen applied poisons makes it highly sought after for weapons and ammunition. This same property makes it an extremely poor choice for armor and jewelry.