Lytton is a small mining village north of Viridumar. The ancient silver mine there belonged to the wealthy Illumen family. Some 55 years ago a magical accident (?) in the mine killed Ati Illumen, then head of the family, and many of the miners, resulting in a total mine shutdown. More recently, thanks to the efforts of Elial Littman, grand-nephew of Ati Illumen, the mine has begun re-opening for business.
What is not common knowledge (known only to Elial and his associates) is that some of the silver ore has been transformed into Carbelium ore as a result of dark magics performed by Lord Illumen immediately prior to his death.