Smithing Guideline Oct 3, 2012 11:11:47 GMT -6
Post by Fenrir GreyBack on Oct 3, 2012 11:11:47 GMT -6
This is for all players that may desire to take the path of a less war-like life. If you consider to become a smith in the roleplay you have to make sure you adapt it to the body shape of a canine or feline. So here are some basic guidelines to help you new masters of metal to get started.
First of you need to melt all metals to properly use them,or at least most. And even for the things that don't need the metal to be melted your still bound to heat them up.This happens under great heat and thus your character will need to wear special heat protection to prevent him/her from getting burned or even worse getting your fur singed off. To prevent themselves from getting injured the smiths use a leather protection similar to an apron that covers their back and parts of their faces.These will be provided to apprentice smiths by their mentor and the mentors do posses such things that are made from the skins of hunted animals.
To melt the metal smiths use special crucibles made from different kinds of stones that don't melt but transfer the heat from the fire to the iron properly (obsidian mainly).The crucibles are considerably big (bigger than a wolf actually) and in them are big quantities of iron melts at once. After the metal reaches its molten state the smith takes portions of it out with a stone ladle (made of stone that doesn't transfer heat so that the smiths don't burn their mouths) and fills it into molds made of either stone or special forms of earth in which they get the desired shape.
For the tail blade however is a more traditional way of smithing needed. For that purpose the smith will heat up iron bars over an open smith fire and then another smith will use an stone or metal hammer to shape the bar to the dangerous and feared tail blades with exact hits onto the still hot metal. Usually the metal bars need to be heated more then once to be finished since its almost impossible to finish them before they cool of again. Usually a apprentice will hold the steel while his mentor is shaping the blade through although that's up to the smith.
To shape weapons from bones less effort is needed. All the weapon crafter needs is a metal or stone knife that's sharpened and with it he will carve the claw and teeth attachments out or fashion a bone tail blade.
(that's it for now more may be added later)