Various places around Santburg will be indispensable to your success in both blacksmithing and adventuring.Horick at the Item Shop is an alchemist.Despite his apathetic nature, his skill is unquestionable.Hannah, the receptionist at the Arena is levelheaded and somewhat robot-like.Just don't get her started talking about weapons...You will meet many more characters throughout the story who will support and guide you throughout your journey.
No, indeed. Hitting hard is part of the equation, but hitting accurately is more important. If a blacksmith is frustrated, he oughta go punch a bag until he gets over it, then go work at the anvil. More on that later.
Drawing Out. This is the basic idea behind the cube of clay. Hit the metal on four sides again and again and it draws out into a longer piece. One of the quintessential applications of this is to make a nail point, where you create a four-sided pyramid by repeatedly hitting and turning your work, but using the hammer to angle the tip rather than hitting it flat. This is how old blacksmiths made their nails. 2b1af7f3a8