Corrodium is a crystalline-like substance and glows a purplish color.
Corrodium is a mineral of great potential energy, similar to coal or uranium of Earth at a larger scale, and for a time was mined throughout the galaxy as an efficient, large power supply. However, like uranium on Earth, Corrodium has severe side effects and is very unstable, so its use was largely ceased, except by the Ectonurites and those within their empire who were immune to the effects.
Aliens from the Anur System are known to be immune, due to evolving in close proximity to it.
In Be Afraid of the Dark, the entire population of Earth was briefly mutated by Corrodium.
Powers and Abilities
Corrodium can be used to generate ample supplies of energy, but will mutate many organisms.
Humans and other Earth-native species are particularly susceptible to mutation from the crystal, with their bodies being warped beyond recognition and their minds being corrupted to hostility at anything that moves. The mutagenic effects are temporary, though prolonged exposure to Corrodium would make the mutations permanent. The exposure to Corrodium can be negated with proper protection like level 12 Hazmat suits.
Result of exposure
Its name is derived from corrode due to its corrosive radioactive nature.