Thursday, June 29, 2006

Smithing with the Elements

Just a quick post before bed.

The more I smith, the more I realize how this art encompasses all five elements.

Many would say that to work with metal, you must use the four classic elements. Metal of the Earth, heated in the Fire of the forge, which is brought to greater heat by Air, then finally, the metal is quenched in Water. While all this is true, none of it can take place without the smith, who shapes the metal to his Will, who imprents each piece with his Soul, reguardless of conscious effort of doing so.

While the four classic elements can all be found in the forge, it takes the fifth to actuall accomplish anything.

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