Tin was a silver-white metal that, along with copper, constituted bronze alloy. It was also used to make pewter alloy when combined with lead. It was mined in many places throughout Toril and beyond.[1][2][4]


Circa 1367 DR, Ashabenford was home to a Zhentarim spy, Arvien Blackhair, who worked as a tinsmith.[5] A large number of the inhabitants of Tasseldale were craftsmen, and many of them were tinsmiths. They imported tin and other metals from places such as Sembia or Archendale and then exported the crafts made from them.[4] Around the same year, in the City of Brass on the Elemental Plane of Fire, tin was often mined by slaves under command of their efreeti masters.[2][note 1]


Tin was a material used for planar tuning forks. Tuning forks could be used to access planes, and the associated planes for tin were the Elemental Plane of Air and the Quasi-Elemental Planes of Lightning and Vacuum.[6]

Gnomes were known to work with metals such as tin, especially when living among other races. They were skilled at etching and casting such metals.[7]


Tin wasn't actively produced on Toril but was rather extracted. However, Radole, a planet of Winterspace, had extremely high temperatures on the side facing its sun. As such, it was known to actively produce tin in huge molten lakes.[3]



  1. Canon material does not provide dating for the Al-Qadim campaign setting. For the purposes of this wiki only, the current date for Al-Qadim products is assumed to be 1367 DR.


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  1. 1.0 1.1 David Cook (1990). The Horde (Volume I). (TSR, Inc), pp. 54–55. ISBN 978-0880388689.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Wolfgang Baur (November 1993). Secrets of the Lamp. (TSR, Inc), p. 23. ISBN 978-1560766476.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Nigel Findley (July 1991). Practical Planetology. (TSR, Inc.), pp. 13–16. ISBN 156-076134-2.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Richard Baker (1993). The Dalelands. (TSR, Inc), p. 50. ISBN 978-1560766674.
  5. Richard Baker (1993). The Dalelands. (TSR, Inc), p. 37. ISBN 978-1560766674.
  6. Jeff Grubb (April 1987). “Plane Speaking: Tuning in to the Outer Planes”. In Roger E. Moore ed. Dragon #120 (TSR, Inc.), pp. 42–43.
  7. Ed Greenwood (March 2000). “The New Adventures of Volo: Hin Nobody Knows”. In Dave Gross ed. Dragon #269 (Wizards of the Coast), p. 86.
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