The Half-Element Series, part III
“The quantum properties of the unproton meant it only half-existed. The periodic table doubled, as ”.5" could be added to each atomic number.
Element #26.5: Olden (Od)
Found not on Earth, but in the teeth of interstellar predators. History recalls their last attack as “Olden Days.”
Element #44.5: Sanguium (Sa)
This toxic metal replaces iron in hemoglobin. Silent victims form mining communes, ceaselessly digging up more.
Element #54.5: Descentium (Lo)
Heavier than iron, this gas forms fiery pockets near the Earth’s core, the last refuge of unslain dragons.“