HRu hule huli! I've placed you in Platen, the metal element. With the motto the gold standard, Platens excel at nearly everything they put their mind or hand to. While they are uncommonly intelligent, they are far too humble to boast about their smarts or accomplishments. Platen is the youngest element in the omniverse and was only recently added as a domain at the academy. There are many of the old guard who look down on Platen as not being a 'real' element, but Platens know who they are and shrug off the slight. Many of the world's marvels owe a debt of gratitude to Platen. You wouldn't be able to access this page if it weren't for them.

The following is an element overview pulled from the pages of the Piddlypedia welcome circular given recruits at the commencement of their Appraisement Cycle.
  • Residence Description: Bomb shelters, skyscrapers, vintage
    Airstream campers, architectural marvels
  • Estate Colors: Silver, grey, brass, metallics, chocolate brown, black
  • Symbol: Gear cog
  • Representative Animal: Human
  • Original Denizens: Human inventors, automatons, androids, iron horses
  • Sports & Recreation: Horseshoes, Drags (See Sheffield’s Alternative Athletics & Other Disportations for description and details). They also enjoy croquet, cricket, curling, solving puzzles of all kinds. Like some of the other elements, they love chess, preferably using sets depicting their favorite fandom
  • Mascot: Mechanical mammoth
  • Favored Foods: Anything grilled or prepared in a pressure cooker, molecular gastronomy
  • Musical Instruments of Choice: Horns & brass instruments, theremin, squeeze box, steel drums, bells, calliope, spoons, pipe organ, washboard & thimble, saw & bow, one-man Band
  • Mode of Communication: Morse code, metal cylinders pricked with patterns of holes played on plataphones, missives sent via pneumatic tube, post delivered by penny farthing
  • Estate Brink: Luxury train car
Platens tend to make exceptional 
Tech innovators
Train conductors
Iron workers
Ring makers
Brass instrument manufacturers 
Puzzle makers

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Element of Surprise Parcel
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