A fusion of Metal and Magic
The timeless art of metalworking combined with the graceful art of Whispering produces a quality of metalwork not seen anywhere else.
A Magical Whisper
Fine Tuning Metal
We have done our jobs right when, and only when, our creations have outlived their owners. All that time, sweat and effort are for not if you witness its death with your very own eyes.
Building a Web
Nyama's Crucible, however, fought hard against the isolationist mentality of the ruling body. Forgewhispering was in itself more art than science, and teaching the core principles to other craftsmen would not hurt the country. In time, the Crucible would be correct, while Forgewhispering did spread across the world, the best smiths to this day still exist mainly in Vinyata. Scholars point to the climate differences between the various territories across the world, the nature of metalwork changed based on the area, and so must Forgewhispering.
"It's something that's been brought up before as a crazy "What if?" but, we've never had a 'smith show the signs yet. So honestly, I'm not sure it's even possible. However, if it was, man....that would be REAL power."
Rise of Forge Families
While not household names, some Forgewhisperers have gained widespread attention as they continue to craft. One of the biggest impacts this has had has been on their ability to sell their services. In the early days of blacksmithing, the craftsmen would hone their craft and wait for the business to come to them. Money would exchange hands and either the customer would buy something from the available stock or wait for a custom order.
However, in recent times that has changed quite a bit. As the world grew more accustomed to whispered metal, so too did the metalsmiths popularity and notoriety. Having a master Forgewhisperer personally come to the unveiling of a building or project often eases the public. Some crafters have adjusted to and even taken to the increased spotlight. The rest typically don't care for the extra sunlight and exposure.
Forgewhispering, while vital, makes up a fairly small amount of the craftsman pool. Additionally, the community is fairly small, with most smiths knowing of one another for a variety of reasons. This extends to their personal lives as well, craftsmen overwhelmingly pair with partners from the same craft.
The Bloomery is the main tool for any Forgewhisperer. The size and power of the Bloomery will determine the amount of whispering needed to end up with the desired end result. The taller the stack on the bloomery, the hotter the temperatures can reach. In the industrial node to the west.
In Vinyata where the trade truly began, water is a commodity you don't waste. While many other cultures quench metal to make it stronger, in the desert they use other means.
Additional tools include an anvil, pliers, hammers, saw and more.
A master whispers the flames forth
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A series of twelve connected megadomes that makes up the heart of the The Republic of Vinyata
Legality : Most nations have no sorts of laws on the book that ban the art. Though in Vinyata there are often talks of limiting the number of foreigners come in to learn from the some of the oldest Forgewhisperers. The level of craftsmanship of forged items is taken with extreme seriousness, alieving most needs for Fair Trade laws or Standards.
Payment: Most Forgewhisperers are paid in local currency or goods. Metalworking can be a strenuous and hardworking trade, and many smiths have forgone money in exchange for items or herbs that assist in healing and aid. Some of the most prestigious crafters will only open their forges for those with the coin to make it worth their while.