Mythril is inhabited by Toads, Pigs, and Small People, who mine mythril from an unknown mine. Toads refine the mythril and small people process it and the pigs forge weapons out of the refined mythril. The Adamant Isle Grotto lies east of the city, and can only be accessed with a Hovercraft. No notable events occur here in the original game.
Mythril is the residence of the NPCs known as the Mythril Brothers. The trio consist of a toad, pig and a mini person. They offer to dance for the party.
The shape of the island the town is situated on bears a vague resemblance to a pig's head. This detail is lost in 3D versions.
The DS version has a "bug" related to this town: the unusual size of its inhabitants makes talking to the shopkeepers nearly impossible, as one must perfectly line up with them on the angled separator, which pushes the player to either side if they try to orient themselves. This bug was fixed in the iOS version.
[view·edit·purge]The word "mythril" or "mithril" is a metal found in many fantasy worlds. It was originally introduced by the fantasy writings of J. R. R. Tolkien, being present in his Middle-earth. It resembles silver but is stronger than steel, and much lighter in weight than either. The author first wrote of it in The Lord of the Rings, and it is retrospectively mentioned in the third, revised edition of The Hobbit in 1966. In the first 1937 edition, the mail shirt given to Bilbo is described as being made of "silvered steel". The name mithril comes from two words in Sindarin—mith, meaning "grey" or "mist", and ril meaning "glitter".