At the peak of Lei Shen's reign, the great Thunder Forge rang day and night with the clamor of hammers and steel. The artisan blacksmith, Forgemaster Deng, personally oversaw the forges and crafted thousands of weapons by his own hand. Under the Forgemaster's expert touch, ordinary metals were transformed into exceptional blades - the perfect union of function and form. Just before his death, the Forgemaster created his finest works - a spear, axe, and helm especially gifted to Lei Shen himself. At the official ceremony whereupon Deng was finally laid to rest, Lei Shen uttered the following words. "Today, a star leaves earth and ascends to the heavens."