The Pick 'n' Axe
Signs of better times can be seen under the more recent state of disrepair.
Pots and pans adorn the dusty shelves and racks of mended farmtools hang on
rusty nails all along the walls. A small, well-tended forge glows silently
in the corner. The tools of the blacksmith's trade are dutifully arrayed on
a nearby rack. To the other side of the room a counter can be seen framed
by the towering shelves behind.
A large sign is nailed to the front of the counter.
[ obvious exits: E ]
A poor, solemn villager walks by.
An expert weaponsmith confidently goes about his work.
A warhorse has arrived from the east.
An expert weaponsmith says 'Bugger me.'
A superior DAGGER requires a common dirk, a ring of silver,
a bar of iron ore and a diamond wedding ring.
A superior SPEAR requires a hooked spear, a light metal
javelin, a dull-gleaming hunk of rock and a gold-chased goblet.
Please follow these instructions:
1. One at a time please!
2. Pay the fee of 75 gold crowns by giving EXACTLY that amount
to the expert weaponsmith.
3. Hand the expert weaponsmith the necessary items for your
choice of weapon.
4. Declare the weapon you desire, by asking 'Please craft me a
superior dagger' or 'Please craft me a superior spear'.
5. Wait patiently and dont touch anything!
give 75 crowns weaponsmith
You give him 75 crowns.
give ring weaponsmith
You give a ring of silver to an expert weaponsmith.
give ring weaponsmith
You give a diamond wedding ring to an expert weaponsmith.
give bar weaponsmith
You give a bar of iron to an expert weaponsmith.
give dirk weaponsmith
You give a dirk to an expert weaponsmith.
' Please craft me a superior dagger
You say 'Please craft me a superior dagger'
An expert weaponsmith nods at you.
An expert weaponsmith holds a dirk up to the light and appraises it, his brow furrowing.
An expert weaponsmith says 'This thing is awful!'
With massive hammer blow an expert weaponsmith decimates a dirk, sweeping the remains from his anvil with a smirk.
An expert weaponsmith says 'That was satisfying... now I can begin.'
An expert weaponsmith heats the ore in the red hot oven.
An expert weaponsmith pulls the ore out momentarily, tossing in the silver ring.
The silver ring disappears into the bubbling ore with a hiss.
An expert weaponsmith slips a diamond wedding ring into his pocket.
An expert weaponsmith winks suggestively at you.
An expert weaponsmith pulls the ore from the oven and begins beating it into shape, folding it in on itself many times and periodically dousing it in water and reheating.
An expert weaponsmith wipes the sweat from his brow as he continues to work the metal.
An expert weaponsmith finally thrusts the blade into a barrel of water one last time, grimacing as a mist of steam rises around him.
An expert weaponsmith selects a hilt from a selection on his bench and sets about fastening it to the blade.
An expert weaponsmith grins at you.
An expert weaponsmith puts a thin pair of leather gloves on his hands.
An expert weaponsmith gives you a silver-winged basilard.
An expert weaponsmith says 'Definitely one of my best. Enjoy it!'