The Legendary 12
Raw materials and metals are imported from all over Othyr and end up in Dameron, the smithy capital of the country. From Weapon-smiths and armor-forgers to ordinary blacksmiths and simple farriers, Dameron is home to some of the best metallurgy of the continent. Here, as long as a smith displays skill and passion in his work, he is treated as a noble. Community forges, equipped with towering stacks, masterwork tools, raw materials, and errand boys, are available for the smiths to use without charge. Each smith makes a stipend for his work, but the greater sum for sale goes towards improving the city and purchasing even greater metals and equipment for working with. In this way, Dameron hopes to ever increase its standing as the center for metal-work.
Despite its high standing in craftsmanship, or perhaps because of it, Dameron smiths do not usually sell directly to buyers. Dameron ships its wares throughout Othyr, supplying such cities as Sasplen, Pagua, Edmark, and Myat. Potential buyers usually never see the smith who forged their blade. In fact, the town is walled and heavily guarded by Myat-hired soldiers. King Relndor has approved funds from the crown to help pay for the guards, and they are some of the best. It has been agreed that it is in the best interest of the land that Dameron and its stores not be taken by anyone who wishes ill of the crown.