While in theory Cryogenics holds many possible uses for scientific research, preservation, engineering applications, and even cold working of metal, most of these functions could also be obtained through the use of Hydromancy
without the additional requirements of obtaining cryogenic fluids. The science of Cryonics
was directly developed from the known processes of Cryogenics, but it too tends to omit the need for cryogenic liquids in favor of Hydromancy.
The Martoka Archival Defense
has used their access to Helium
from the Mines of Martoka
to develop advanced cold treatment methods for their weapons and equipment, resulting in stronger weapons than those forged with heat treatment. Rumors also claim the MAD harnesses Cryogenics to cool a complex series of deadly war machines, increasing their precision and deadliness in the process. Of the few foolish enough to assault the Archives none have returned to confirm whether or not these tales hold any truth.
Across most of Fillimet when Cryogenics are used the cryogenic fluids are most often cooled through Rune Magic
, requiring an astronomical quantity of runes to power the devices as well as frequent maintenance. The Archives, on the other hand, strive to reduce their exposure to the Third Law of Magic
by limiting their magic use to only those spells required to maintain the archive's contents. They have found a way to harness Lithaelexy
to maintain the necessary cryogenic temperatures, since this magnetic school of magic is mysteriously immune to long term impacts from the Third Law.