->''"Your skills are a gift of the Omnissiah. Create nothing with your hands and mind that you do not believe to be useful. Or beautiful. Or lethal."''
-->-- '''Reverend Fabricator Ghanak''', ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''

->''"People say I'm making gold off of other people's misery, but what else would I do? Smithing is all I know. Next time one of my shields deflects a killing blow, they'll change their tune."''
-->-- '''Balimund''', ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim''

->Wreathed in smoke and flames, this blacksmith often toils for darker masters, outfitting soldiers and building deathtraps. Once, perhaps, he aspired to something better - a prince's commission or a place in the Imperial Court. Somewhere along the road, the artisan fell from grace; he may have been frustrated by a lack of skill; [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds beaten down by disaster]]; or betrayed by a rival. Maybe [[EvilAllAlong he was corrupt all along]], and simply [[DealWithTheDevil petitioned demons for abilities or rewards he couldn't earn on his own]]. Now he bends raw matter with Infernal might, shaping it with hammer, fire and [[FunctionalMagic arcane Arts]]. Sometimes he binds souls into the metal or traps spirits and lesser demons in the work, creating [[AndIMustScream mad Talismans that scream when they're employed]]. If he's particularly subtle, he might even cast weapons for the [[ScienceHero Order of Reason]], [[TheMole concealing his true allegiance]]. Either way, he's a product of his age, a master of old Black Magick and new inventions.
-->--'''[[EvilCounterpart Hellsmith]],''' ''[[TabletopGame/MageTheAscension Mage: The Sorcerer's Crusade]] - Infernalism''
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