It's Hammer Time!

It's Hammer Time! is a new player quest found at the Forge and Anvil in New Haven and begins with George Hephaestus the Blacksmithing Instructor.


Increase Blacksmithing to 50


Create new daggers and maces using the forge and anvil in George's shop. Try making daggers up to 45 skill, then switch to making maces until 50 skill.


Hail, and welcome to my humble shop. I'm George Hephaestus, New Haven's blacksmith. I assume that you're here to ask me to train you to be an Apprentice Blacksmith. I certainly can do that, but you're going to have to supply your own ingots.

You can always buy them at the market, but I highly suggest that you mind your own. That way, any items you sell will be pure profit!

So, once you have a supply of ingots, use my forge and anvil here to create items. You'll also need a supply of the proper tools; you can use a smith's hammer, a sledgehammer or tongs. You can either make them yourself if you have the tinkering skill, or buy them from a tinker at the market.

Since I'll be around to give you advice, you'll learn faster here than anywhere else. Start off making daggers until you reach 45 blacksmithing skill, then switch to maces until you've achieved 50. Once you've done that, come talk to me and I'll give you something for your hard work.


I've been watching you get better and better as you've been smithing, and I have to say, you're a natural! It's a long road to being a Grandmaster Blacksmith, but I have no doubt that if you put your mind to it you'll get there someday. Let me give you one final piece of advice. If you're smithing just to practice and improve your skill, make items that are moderately difficult (60-80% success chance), and try to stick to ones that use less ingots.

Now that' you're an Apprentice Blacksmith, I have something for you. While you were busy practicing, I was crafting this hammer for you. It's finely balanced, and has a bit of magic imbued within that will help you craft better items. However, that magic needs to restore itself over time, so you can only use it so many times per day. I hope you find it useful!



Stay within the Forge and Anvil shop to take advantage of the accelerated skill gain buff which speeds up skill gain by about 0.2 - 0.5 per gain.

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