Help Topic: Forge

Category: Crafts

Smithing is the skill that allows you to craft raiment and tools that
are made of metal.

To forge at all, you must first have the forge ability, which is learned
at the first level of the smithing skill. To forge a specific item, you
must know how to use a die for making that garment. Custom dies can also
be designed and submitted for approval, and then you will know how to use
that die too. Dies can be taught to others, but when you first learn
the smithing skill, you will have a set of known dies relevant either to
your teacher or origin.

Custom dies are for particularly unique items that you cannot easily make
with the potential combinations in the adaptable set of basic forging dies.
They will always use the exact same materials, so you may be very specific
when describing them.

dies view <die>
die <new | submit>
die <defined die value> as <string>

You want to make a helmet. You have steel ingots in your inventory, and
one jewelry item: a golden feather.

> die new
(This starts a new die design for you. It is not submitted until
you submit it, and if you make another new one without submitting,
this one will be overriden.)
> die name goldfeather helm
This describes what the name of the eventual die design will
be, so you can refer to it while forging. If your name is identical
to another name, numbers will be added on the end of it to keep
it unique.
> die base as head armor
(This sets the base die for you. It determines what sort of
item this is exactly, what parts it will cover and so on. It
also determines what tools you will need to forge it.)
> die material as steel ingots, golden feather
(When selecting materials, use a comma to separate them. You should
have these materials present in your inventory.)
> die sdesc as a golden-feathered helmet
(This sets the short description of the item.)
> die ldesc as This steel helmet is topped with a golden feather.
(This sets the long description of the item.)
> die submit
(This submits the die for approval.)

Now you wait for the die to be approved, and then you can use
it, and even teach it to others.

To use a die that you already know, simply have all the required materials
and tools, and then you can forge it.

forge <die>

The durability and value of the die you craft, plus the chance that you
completely ruin the materials, is based on your skill in forging and finesse

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