Skill Book (Blacksmithing)

Unknown [Kingdoms of Amalur]

Kingdoms of Amalur



The Forging of the Mystic Hammer

When faithful Teodar appealed to the sagacious Eamonn for his great knowledge, these were the words uttered unto him: "The things that can injure the agents of Chaos are the finest of Mitharu's gifts. It begins in the fire. Go forth and seek the hottest of fuels. The most tremendous of coals will not suffice; no, you must build the forge around the fire itself. There is such a place deep within the plateaus of Menetyre. It is the fire of Helios and Vraekor, thrown from the heavens. A piece of this fire lies deep underground, and there it burns eternally. Vlaskar, the bloomer and reckoner of the sands, will build a forge so that you may bring order to the terrible flames.

Next, you must seek the metal to form the head. Of ores, you must have the purest, and for this you need the stone of Erathi. There is an ancient place, in Menetyre, where it is said the Erathi once walked. Far below the ruins of this hall you will find a sacred stone. It will gleam a silvery-blue and shine in the dimmest light. It will be lightweight, but of tremendous hardness. This is the metal of the gods themselves.

You will require the light of Mitharu. There is only one who knows the intricacies of the Great Order of the World. The disciple of Mitharu's Word, St. Hadwyn himself. A humbler, holier man you will never find, yet he holds the secrets of Mitharu's plan within his work. Beseech his aid; that his sagecrafting may produce the purest of gems, such that the perfect order and unity of being is given form. This gem shall be placed into the center of the hammer's head. Finally, the haft must be created by Avin Andurin. It must be flawless, and worthy of a mystic hammer. It must be perfect, and he cannot stray from this design by even a hair's breadth. It will require patience and fortitude, a steady but firm hand, and a measured and even judgment. It will be the greatest weapon ever crafted by human hands, and only the mastery which Andurin possesses can achieve this."