Forging Society (Mer'Kresh)

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The Mer'Kresh Forging Society is a place to practice the forging disciplines of Blacksmithing, Armorsmithing, and Weaponsmithing.

Forging Society Master Kapric wanders the Society and is on hand to issue workorders, teach techniques, and grant a career or hobby if you choose.

This building can be found 3 rooms west from the bank.


Forging Society (Mer'Kresh)
Province Qi'Reshalia
Town Mer'Kresh
Map Ranik's Map 107
Owner Kapric
# of Rooms 15
Store Type Crafting shops
This store only accepts Lirums

Shops

Entry Hall

[Forging Society, Entry Hall]
Across the room from an archway leading to the main edifice are a pair of wooden benches, which are the only furniture provided for the customer's comfort. Periodically, custodians hired to keep the area tidy wander through, occasionally muttering as they sweep the stone floor clean of all the grime people drag in with them when they leave the foundry. On one wall, an artist has painted a portrait of the Undogoz Forge as a memorial to the now closed building where many Rissans learned their craft. Insulating the space from the searing heat of the smithy is a heavy oak door, covered on each side with a sheet of steel for added protection.
You also see Forging Society Master Kapric, an armorsmithing chart hanging from the wall, a blacksmithing chart hanging from the wall and a weaponsmithing chart hanging from the wall.
Obvious exits: east.


Bookstore

[Forging Society, Bookstore]
A long, cypress counter serves as a partition between the bookstore and a much smaller office area, making it easy for Master Smith Kapric, who runs the facility, to keep an eye on customers when they enter and offer assistance when necessary. Tall racks are filled with sample books for the shopper who prefers to peruse the merchandise. You also see a prestige board and a large sign.
Obvious exits: northeast, west, northwest.


A large sign reads:
"Welcome to our store!  We specialize in selling Forging instruction books.  Please ANALYZE and STUDY the 
books before asking for help.  You may ORDER merchandise at any time!"
ORDER
Item Price Done
1). an apprentice blacksmithing book - A collection of easy instructions. Can be analyzed to learn how to use. 500   
2). a journeyman blacksmithing book - A collection of challenging instructions. Can be analyzed to learn how to use. 120,000   
3). a master blacksmithing book - A collection of difficult instructions. Can be analyzed to learn how to use. 500,000   
4). an apprentice armorsmithing book - A collection of easy instructions. Can be analyzed to learn how to use. 500   
5). a journeyman armorsmithing book - A collection of challenging instructions. Can be analyzed to learn how to use. 120,000   
6). a master armorsmithing book - A collection of difficult instructions. Can be analyzed to learn how to use. 500,000   
7). an apprentice weaponsmithing book - A collection of easy instructions. Can be analyzed to learn how to use. 500   !!
8). a journeyman weaponsmithing book - A collection of challenging instructions. Can be analyzed to learn how to use. 120,000   !!
9). a master weaponsmithing book - A collection of difficult instructions. Can be analyzed to learn how to use. 500,000   !!
10). a forging work order logbook - With this logbook, you can ask the crafting trainers for work. 500   
[You may purchase items from the shopkeeper with ORDER #]

Tool Shop

[Forging Society, Tool Shop]
Despite the building's thick, rock walls, the faint sound of metal hitting metal can sometimes be heard, its repetitive pattern becoming almost lyrical. Clerks keep busy checking to make sure the displays of tools and supplies for sale are filled, often rushing to the backroom to load up on any stock that is missing. You also see Forging Society Master Kapric, a large sign and a steel crate.
Obvious exits: north, east, southeast.


A large sign reads:
"Welcome to our store!  We specialize in selling all manner of Forging tools.  Please 
ANALYZE all purchased tools before asking for help.  You may ORDER merchandise at any 
time, or BUY it from the crate!"
ORDER
Item Price Done
1). a diagonal-peen hammer - A fundamental tool used to pound metal on an anvil. 500   
2). some straight iron tongs - These sturdy tongs help grip metal being pounded on with a smith's hammer. 500   
3). a curved iron shovel - Basic tool for shoveling fuel into the forges, and mining. 500   
4). some plain iron pliers - Pliers are useful for bending wire and weaving armor links into place. 500   
5). a leather bellows - A handy tool for stoking forge fires. 1200   
6). a flask of oil - A thick and syrupy substance that easily coats and lubricates metal. 50 uses 800   
7). a stirring rod - A stone rod used to stir crucibles full of molten metal. 500   
8). a pouch of aerated salts - Useful for cleaning and repairing crucibles. 1 use 100   
9). a flask of flux - A flask of borax flux useful for refining metals in a crucible. 50 uses 250   
10). an iron wire brush - A thick brush used to clean and repair metal tools. 50 uses 400   
11). a cleaning cloth - Used to clean and bring out new appearances of crafted items. 400   
[You may purchase items from the shopkeeper with ORDER #]
In the steel crate
Item Price Done
small leather backing 120   
large leather backing 250   
small cloth padding 50   
large cloth padding 120   
simple oak hilt 100   
simple oak haft 100   
short leather cord 120   
long leather cord 120   
short oak pole 80   
long oak pole 250   
iron shield handle 170   
iron shield boss 250   
leather strips 500   

Supplies

[Forging Society, Supply Shop]
Crude, wooden pallets stacked with recently mined ore create cramped aisles throughout the room, giving customers a chance to inspect the selection before making their purchase. Off in the corner, several crates contain additional materials for sale, including already smelted ingots. You also see a large sign and an ingot cutter.
Obvious exits: southwest, west.


A large sign reads:
"Welcome to our store!  Materials, ingredients and packets for deeding items used 
in the forging process are sold here.  Not all mining locations are civilized 
enough to offer immediate deeding of resources.  To accommodate the fearless miner, 
deed packets are available for purchase here.  Crafters may also use these to deed 
finished goods.  Please STUDY them for instructions, and ORDER them at any time!"
ORDER
Item Price Done
1). a tiny coal nugget 25   
2). a massive coal nugget 170   
3). a tiny oravir nugget 50   
4). a tiny tin nugget 40   No
5). a tiny zinc nugget 100   
6). a tiny iron nugget 105   
7). a massive iron nugget 1,000   
8). a tiny steel ingot - medium carbon 180   
9). a massive steel ingot - medium carbon 1,600   
10). a tiny nickel nugget 100   
11). a huge bronze ingot 450   
12). a tiny copper nugget 65   
13). a tiny lead nugget 45   No
14). a small packet of deed claim forms 1,000   !!
15). a packet of deed claim forms 5,000   !!
16). a large packet of deed claim forms 25,000   
tiny is 1 volume, huge is 5 volume, massive is 10 volume
See Crafting Materials for more details.

Maker's Marks

[Forging Society, Maker's Mark Shop]
White paint coating the stone block walls serves as a neutral canvas for the sketches of sample designs aimed at helping potential customers decide on what aspects they desire in their maker's marks. Tools, templates and patterns hang above a small work area where artisans construct the purchased orders promptly as they come in. Heat emanates from cracks around a leather curtain leading to the foundry. You also see a large sign.
Obvious exits: south.


A large sign reads:
Welcome to the Maker's Mark Shop!  Crafters of some renown can ORDER BASIC specialized 
marking stamps for their designs here.  Crafters with great prestige can ORDER ADVANCED 
Marks.  These marks are permanent, and will span all Crafting Disciplines.
ORDER
Item Price Done
Basic Maker Mark 100,000   No
Advanced Maker Mark -   

Foundry (East 5 rooms)

[Forging Society, Foundry]
Once servicing the Undogoz Forge, select pieces of equipment, which still remain in good working condition, have found a new home here as part of the city's attempts to keep costs down. In the room's center, a constant fire burns in the circular firepit with a small pile of fuel by its side, waiting to be added to increase the flames to a blazing inferno. The clang of metal against metal drifts over from the smithy to the west and a heavy, oak door leads to the entry hall of the society.
You also see a heavy oak door, a large waste bucket, a granite crucible and an ingot cutter.
Obvious exits: north, west.


[Forging Society, Foundry]
A combination of sweat and molten steel intertwine to permeate the air with a slightly acrid, sour smell that varies in intensity depending on the time of day. Suspended by heavy chains secured to a blackened wooden beam is a huge granite crucible. Piled high in the corner of the room is a large pile of crushed coal, waiting for the next forger to feed it to the fire.
You also see an ingot cutter and a large waste bucket.
Obvious exits: north, south, west.


[Forging Society, Foundry]
Emanating from the fire, patchy clouds of soot cover the ceiling and form streaks down the walls like black rain during a tropical storm. Ashy dust fills the air, spiraling up in the heat as it blows off a pile of fuel. A rhythmic hammering sound drifts over from the smithy to the west, followed by an occasional curse indicating things probably didn't go the way the forger desired.
You also see an ingot cutter, a granite crucible and a large waste bucket.
Obvious exits: north, south, west.


[Forging Society, Foundry]
Already dark by its nature, the stone walls of the forge are blackened further by soot, ash and dust kicked up by the constant stream of workmen the forge serves on a daily basis. Custodians hired by the city wander in and out checking the large waste bucket, making sure the discarded pieces of metal are cleaned up off the floor and keeping the foundry as clean of trash as possible.
You also see an ingot cutter, a pile of fuel and a granite crucible.
Obvious exits: north, south, west.


[Forging Society, Foundry]
Along the top of one wall, a row of exhaust vents siphon off some of the oppressive heat generated by the fire in an attempt to make the room's temperature more comfortable for forgers busy at their craft. An ingot cutter salvaged from the Undogoz Forge sits near a large pile of fuel and a leather curtain leads to the Maker's Mark shop.
You also see a granite crucible and a large waste bucket.
Obvious exits: south, west.


Smithy (West 5 rooms)

[Forging Society, Smithy]
The back wall of the smithy area is covered with a grimy grey and red dust from the constant attention of the grindstone. Several small windows along the top of the wall vent some of the choking dust and heat from the forge, but solid steel grates prevent anything larger than a gauntlet from passing through and into the canal beyond.
You also see a pile of fuel, an iron anvil, a large waste bucket and a slack tub filled with water.
Obvious exits: east, south.


[Forging Society, Smithy]
Despite being swept on a regular basis by diligent custodians, metal shavings and bits of broken steel litter the floor, creating a sparkling effect when lit by the flames of the forge's roaring fire. The smell of burning coal and heated metal fight for dominance here, indicating the amount of work this room normally sees.
You also see a large waste bucket, an iron anvil, a pile of fuel, a slack tub filled with water and a grindstone.
Obvious exits: north, east, south.


[Forging Society, Smithy]
An oversized, glowing forge dominates the center of the stone floor, banishing all other equipment to the outlying corners of the room. Nicknamed -- The Beast -- it's constantly consuming the red-hot coals in its belly and demanding more fuel from the pile, much like a ravenous animal. From the smell of burning flesh lingering in the room, many craftsmen have felt its fiery bite.
You also see a grindstone, a slack tub filled with water, an iron anvil and a large waste bucket.
Obvious exits: north, east, south.


[Forging Society, Smithy]
The floor bears the burns and scars from regular sprays of stray sparks. Should only the stone surface be an ocean, the equipment scattered about would make a parody of an armada of ships, possibly in mockery of the failed attempts of the Dragon Priest Empire to subdue Mer'Kresh. In reality, though, the only subduing going on is that of iron and steel beneath a determined worker's tools.
You also see a grindstone, a slack tub filled with water, a pile of fuel, an iron anvil, a glowing forge and a large waste bucket.
Obvious exits: north, east, south.


[Forging Society, Smithy]
Constant waves of scalding heat flow through the smithy, set into motion by the sizzling fires and red-hot metals being worked. Even sounds seem warped and muffled, but somehow the echo of clanging tools and crackling of fiery sparks manage to cut through the thick air. Nothing is spared the attentions of the temperature and dust, and both stone and metal tools wear the scars that the environment has delivered.
You also see a grindstone, a slack tub filled with water, a pile of fuel, an iron anvil, a glowing forge and a large waste bucket.
Obvious exits: north, east.