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The Warring States Period: Fierce warlords fought for control of Japan, and many would perish. When a warrior falls, where does the passion they once held go? Possibly into something dear such as a favorite weapon or heirloom. These heirlooms have been labeled as “relics”, and those that carry them are labeled as “Scions." Recently more and more of these special relics have been activating, signaling the start of a great change as ancient power meets the modern world!

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 Special Class: Smithing 101
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 Posted: Dec 4 2017, 10:36 PM
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The forge was hot. In the fairly modern workshop of Edo Bugie's smithing lab the forges ran extremely hot and one could see the air bend and curve as heat rose from the various ovens around the room. In the middle of all of this stood Oda Nobukatsu. He was a large man from the Oda clan that had come to the school to be it's primary smithing teacher. He and Kono-sensei seemed like polar opposites, but it was to be expected.

Due to his long history regarding working with a forge he didn't seem phased by the intense heat at all. Instead he smiled as he waited on today's students to show up. The lesson was a simple, after hours class to teach three people the absolute basics of smithing. To this end he had various minerals and workstations set up.

Seeing the students arrived he smiled.
"WELCOME!" he said, his arms a bit spread.
"Today you will learn the basics of creation! You will learn how to create works of metallic art with your own two hands, your blood, your sweat, and your tears! Now introduce yourselves!" he yelled over the sound of the various machines in the room.

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 Posted: Dec 6 2017, 01:08 AM
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Naturally, the first in line was...

"Roshi Bento!"

...which he spoke while taking the stance of the north star. This may have been a class about the basics, but Roshi was hyped. Why? Well, his reasons were twofold. First...even if this were merely an intro course, it was one being taught by a master. The starting course of a master was the advanced course of an amateur, so it still worked out ahead.

The second reason was down to Roshi himself. He had a desire, a desire to unlock the fullness of his potential, to break so far out of the mold that his father wanted to put him in - the family business - that he could never be shaped there again. It was Roshi's ultimate goal to create true art in as many expressions as possible. He could do things that were nice to look at, but even if they were art...they were not the masterwork genius strokes he truly desired.

That required effort, and skill, and besides...he also wanted to create things that were perfection for people to use. The Scions of the empire were good and all, but the backbone of defense was in the regular soldier who didn't have special powers. He knew. He'd been there. He wanted to help others like him who had only themselves to bring into battle, and not the soul of an ancient warrior.

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Masato was always prepared. At least that is what he told himself. He woke up every morning, prepared his school uniform and anything to go over it such as a sweater vest, put on his pants and his swords, and left for the day. This day was no different. Seeing another student go into the boiling hot smithing station before him he took a deep, final breath of clean air and entered the room. Currently he had on his uniform, but instead of his school jacket he had on a green sweater vest.

The teacher quickly introduced himself. Of course being a third year Masato already knew him, but it was still kind of the teacher to do. The strategist also quickly recognized Roshi as a fellow third year. Adjusting his outfit a bit he looked like a gentleman out of place, but that didn't matter right now.

"Katayama, Masato. I'm a third year and a student within with the tactician tract. It is a pleasure Oda-Sensei." he said with a polite bow, both to Oda-sensei, as well as Roshi.
"Roshi, it has been some time since you and I have been in a course together. I believe since we chose such different tracks." he said with a kind smile. After all he and Roshi would have had similar starting classes together at the Bugei.

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Kitsu decided to wear his every day Kimono so he didn't ruin his new suit he just bought a few days prior, and so he didn't burn his school uniform as well. It also allowed him to simply drop the top half of the outfit to alleviate a bit of the heat. He arrived to the forge area and was a bit excited to build something. He knew about the inner workings of a gun, but a mortar was a really BIG gun, and needless to say, he liked big guns.

He listened to introductions before introducing himself. Momochi, Kitsu of the Iga clan." He paused for a moment, catching himself off guard as he almost continued by saying 'Iga Revival', his gang that had been, to quote a newspaper, 'Terrorizing East Edo' ever since King, a Yakuza lord, was assassinated. He then finished up, "I'm a gunman taking part in the Artillery track." He then stepped off to the side as if dismissing himself from the attention of the others in the group.

He remembered that he had intentionally gotten kicked out of his rifle class, but this was one class he didn't want to be removed from, so he was on his best behavior currently. However long that will last.

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"Alright boys, welcome! Today we are going to go over the most basic parts of steelworking and smithing! To start with, I've prepared about six metal rods for each of you. The metal rod is the basic unit of production for us. We are going to take a metal rod, in this case steel, and shape it into what we need. I'm not going to go over how to produce steel at this point in time, because honestly, you dont need to know that." said the teacher. Pointing over by three of the forges, the students could see six, long, metal rods stacks near each forge.

"Now. To work with a steel rod, you need three important keys. The first, is something to heat your metal. Now for that we have these forges! The second, is something to hold your metal so you don't destroy your bare hands. That is why we have metal Tongs. The third, and most important, is something to shape your metal. Thus we have, THE HAMMER!" he said as he pulled out his own, highly worn forging hammer.

"You will each get to take home your own hammer. It is a smith's weapon in the field. With a proper, high quality hammer you can turn any piece of steel into a work of art!" he declared as he swung the hammer a few times like a sword.

"Oh, and you need something to place under your steel. That is a fourth thing, and why we have those massive anvils at every forging station. Now, what we are going to do is simple. Though, before we begin, can anyone explain to me what protective gear any good smith should have?"



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Of course, Roshi didn't realize that he might've been required to point out that he was a third year artisan to the group until he was suddenly surprised to find fellow drama enthusiast, Masato, in the room. Does that make him surprisingly embarrassed or embarrassingly surprised? Well, whatever your range of ambivalent behavior, he gave the other student a polite bow.

"It has been a while. You're still classy as ever."

...which fit his nature, just fine. Masato was in the Drama Club, of course, and that looking nice there could be important. Roshi was also in the Art Club, and that defined HIS attire to be more down-to-earth in case it were to get messed up. It made sense to do what they do, and they both recognized it. At any rate, the other guy was Kitsu, whom Roshi was pretty sure he'd seen around before. Might have to search on what the Iga Clan does...

Okay, so! To begin with, they were all going to employ steel rods to make whatever it was that they were doing today! Roshi had actually heard a bit about how to make certain metals, such as steel, from previous times being at a forge, working to pay for something he wanted done. Art takes effort, and sometimes you need something made that you can't shape yourself, but by truly learning smithing, Roshi would break all of his barriers.

So, let us begin with that wonder of all modern tools, the hammer! What? The hammer was introduced last? Nonsense. I heard the hammer come firs,t then the tongs, then the forge. What do you mean the fire's more important? Oh, alright, please yourself, though the hammer was the only tool that they would be able to take home, apparently. Not the anvil, which was also important.

"What will we be making with the steel rods?"

Ah, yes. He didn't actually mention that yet.

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Masato took off his tie and placed it in his pocket. If he was messing with open furnaces and small workplaces it may not be best to have something like a tie that could get caught on all sorts of snares or even worse catch on fire at some point. With that now taken care of Masato listened carefully to the instructor. Everything seemed fairly straight forward to started.

"Thank you Oda-Sensei. I'm sure this class will be highly enlightening."

After all he knew the basics of smithing. This class was just to take his practical theory from his studies and not apply them to a real world scenario. Looking around he seemed to be in well enough company. Roshi Bento had always interested him. As for the other young man, he seemed a bit aggressive looking but that shouldn't have been too large of a problem.

Looking around the idea seemed simple. Take a metal rod, heat it, put it over an anvil, pound it into the shape you need. Though again that was all theoretical and he had yet to actually try it. Walking over he looked over the steel rods. It appeared they each got six to play with. As well as a hammer, some tongs, and their own furnace. Now the question was what they would be using their steel rods to make.

"What will we be making with the steel rods?" Roshi asked.
After all, that was the million dollar question her wasn't it.

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The basics of blacksmithing. He saw a few videos on the internet about the subject and thought he could at least do decent at it. Heat up the metal, pound it with the hammer, use an anvil's special surface features such as the curves, corners, and other such parts to form the metal. He shifted his weight on his feet more from boredom than being uncomfortable from standing, as he heard that the other students ask the question he had. He assumed they were there to make whatever they wanted, or a specific task considering that the artillery club was invited, but he perhaps jumped the gun. (Heheh, puns.)

He would wait for the instructor to answer the questions and would remain silent.

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Oda-sensei shook his head a bit at the three students. He had asked a question of what safety gear they should be using, instead the only thing the students wanted to know was what they would be doing with the steel rods by the forges.
"First!," he yelled ",we will go over safety so you don't destroy my forges, or hurt yourselves!" he said as he pointed towards some lockers in the back of the room, looking a bit agitated by the boys already.

"Now, here is what you will need to survive this experience! A pair of polycarbonate lens safety glasses will stop almost all of the harmful light radiation. You can get safety glasses with shade 4 flipups as well for looking into the forge, but they are more to keep the eyes from being dazzled than anything else as Polycarbonate does a good job of filtering. You also don't want sparks destroying your eyes!

As far as respirator a particulate respirator in a HEPA rating is best. A respirator is NOT a paper mask, but a real rubber facepiece with filters. Be aware they work poorly to not at all if you have facial hair under the face piece seals area. Be aware that a respirator also stresses you respiratory system and if you already have issues, this can make them worse and cause respiratory distress. Though I don't think any of you have breathing problems. If you do you can choose a normal face mask instead!


You will also need Decent, non melting clothing, IE natural fiber like Cotton is best and should be thick if the weather allows. Many like an apron. These can be a cheap Denim, next best and coolest is the Green cotton Sateen welders aprons followed by the best protection a leather apron. Today though, you will be using reinforced aprons to guard your clothing.

Foot wear is often not mentioned, a nice leather boot, better if safety toe, best with meta-tarsel guarding. The meta-tarsel will both protect those delicate bones behind the safety toe as well as shed hot scale or steel bits. I don't care if they aren't your size, but we have steel toed boots of various sizes in the back of the forge area. Slip them on. If they are too big put them over your current shoes.

We also have ear muffs, put keep them off until we actually start working so you all can hear me!"
and with that he pointed again at the lockers in the back of the large room. In truth the students didn't really need amazing masks since the room was extremely well vented. However he also know that two of them weren't use to this process and didn't want any mishaps. Waiting for the students to change and come back over he eyed them up and down.

"NOW! There are three fundamental ways to apply force!

The first is known as 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.

The second is upsetting. This is applying force to the end of a piece of work to “mushroom” the metal out to add volume to a piece. If you’re making a piece that needs some heft on an end, like a wide chisel, you use upsetting.

Then finally, peining. This is applying force to move the metal in a certain direction. You can move the metal in one direction or you can spread it in all directions. If you karate chop a piece of clay, it spreads out away from your hand parallel to the axis of your hand. If you take a fist and hit it, it spreads out in all directions.

The little ball on the back of your hammer is called a ball-pein. It’s designed to move metal out in all directions. See? Useful!"
he explained as he nodded a few times.

"Now everyone, pick up your hammers, stand away from one another, and swing them around a bit. Rise your arm up, drop it down a few times. I want you all to get use to the weight of the hammers we will be using. Considering how much force you will need to bring down. Examine the various parts of the tool!"


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Okay, to be fair, they probably should've tried to answer the other million-dollar question regarding safety. However, it may be that they all felt they knew that you needed protective covering, because they'd all seen a blacksmith at some point in their lives and all of them wore those very things. When the instructor said he was going to teach the basics, then, he meant it.

Thus, he plowed along into the very topic he had in mind: Safety. Not that the safety equipment meant for them would protect the forges from them, but it was all to a good cause. Of course, Roshi didn't know what kind of safety glasses the safety glasses were around here, but Oda-sensei mmade them sound very strong. He didn't really have to mention the special respirator not being paper, though. Paper's flammable...

Clothing... You know, really, if they were selecting stuff to be bought - Roshi had borrowed things, himself, prior to this occastion - they would probably save alot of time by asking for proper blacksmithing equipment, rather than having to memorize what they are. The people who run these stores pride themselves on knowing their product and conveying it to the customer for a sale. It's their bread and butter. Roshi didn't want to learn too heavily about products anymore than he wanted to sell whole foods. Let the people who are good at it do the job they've been trained for.

At about 'earmuffs', Roshi was thinking they would hear him just fine over thunder storms. Oda-sensei had an incredible booming voice. At last, he got down to smithing terms, and almost immediatel the comprehension of technique came to Roshi. However, he honestly did not know about the true purpose of the ball-peine hammer. That part had always confused him...until now. At any rate, they were to spread out and swing away with their hammers. Ball-peine hammers were not heavy. Nay, the weight they would be getting use to was its lack of weight...unless he was referring to a big heavy sledge for practice.

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So many rules and regulations, glasses, filters, breathing respirators. He wasn't sure if he was going to be able to keep up with all of the rules. He became even more confused when he heard all the types of hitting metal to the point of thinking about leaving the smithing to the real smiths. He received the hammer and was instructed to feel the weight of the hammer.

He picked it up and was immediately unimpressed. He was used to the kick of his gun, and had worked his muscles out to withstand that kind of rough treatment, so swinging around this hammer seemed easy. Little did he know that the repetitive motion would quickly make him tired since his muscles weren't toned for that kind of treatment. He was confident though in for some pain today.

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Masato looked awkwardly at the other two as they got yelled at by the teacher. It was a fair point that they hadn't really answered the safety question as they should have. Though perhaps it was best they hadn't, since Oda-sensei went into a long discussion about the various types of safety equipment they would be using.

Everything from googles to masks had been mentioned and the various ways it could keep them safe not only from themselves but from any accidental sparks and such. As someone who was usually seen in a suit and tie Masato was he could have something fireproof. Looking at his classmates they also seemed to understand about safety as the teacher continued on into discussing various techniques.

Drawing out, peining, and upsetting. Basic techniques that they would likely be exploring today as they then got ordered to go change into proper equipment. Following the other two Masato quickly changed before starting to swing the hammer around. He was quite use to his twin katana so the hammer wasn't a problem in the least. He did know, however, that repeated heavy strikes would be difficult. He was use to using his twin blades for quick slices, not hard blows in sequence.

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Oda-sensei watched the students return with proper safety gear on and began swinging the hammers. He nodded approvingly as the students seemed to adjust to the weight of the special hammers they would be using today.
"Alright. Now I want you all to consider something important before we start. Size vs weight. Now, the steel beams you all are using are small and thin. If you use a huge hammer you are going to flatten the metal out fast and destroy it. If you have a huge metal rod and tiny hammer, you aren't going to accomplish shit. Size vs weight. The steel rods you all will be using are 3/8″ square stock with a 2.2 pound hammer." and with that he grabbed a pair of tongs and summoned the boys over.

Using the tongs the teacher grabbed one of the steel beams and put it into the hot furnace next to him as he yelled.
"YOU'LL WANT IT HOT!" he screamed at the students as he slowly moved the metal rod around inside the flames. The end of the rod started turning a beautiful orange yellow hue.
"We’ll create a nail point by drawing out!"

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"Now, notice I work at the edge of the anvil here, to allow me to put a fine point on the work!" said the teacher as he started using the drawing out technique he told the students earlier. Constantly he pounded the metal down and drew it out to create a large, flattened spear point at the end of the steel beam before plunging the still hot metal into a bucket of water next to him as the water sizzled, sending a large gush of steam up into the air as he pulled out a flattened spear point.

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"This wont do you much against an enemy in real combat. However, I want you three to try it. This is the basics of making a steel spear head. The drawing out technique!" he declared to the students.


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They were all silent as they took in the safety information, putting it to use. If they hadn't, no doubt Oda-sensei would've yelled at them. Further, nobody wanted to interrupt him as he went into detail over the matter of the size of the tools versus the size of the material. For now, they had these little ball-peiners and these thin metal rods. Roshi was gonna ask why he was pounding his hammer to make it flat when he said drawing out was a four-sided thing...only it became clear that he was making a spearhead, which isn't like a nail at all.

After demonstrating how he made the spear and cooled it off, Oda-sensei asked that they do it next. Well...they all had their own stations, and they all had their gear on, so we'll get to work, and cue the music.



Fortuunately, there wasn't real music playing, or else they might all get distracted. Besides, it would kinda' be ruined by all the loud dinging of metal being worked on. So, Roshi began to heat his rod in accordance to the amount of 'One Nagisaki, Two Nagisaki' counts he made while watching Oda-sensei. He'd get to work with surprising ease, since...he had real talent here for this.

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Kitsu strapped on his safety equipment and tried to perform the same actions that the master smith did. With just a few sings of the hammer it was obvious that Kitsu's work was vastly inferior to even some of the other students, though it was never a secret that Kitsu wasn't the artistic or crafting type, but more the killing and destruction type. It was the exact opposite of what he was used to.

He finished his spear, the glowing red form was crooked and not quite in any sort of shape that would be considered usable. He thrust the hot steel into the cool water provided for him, the steam caused by the temperature change of the water fogged his goggles. He pulled out the metal 'spear' and looked at it disappointingly.

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