|Converts from||Converts to|
|Iotic Essence, Bitterblack Salts, Xanthotic Essence, Bronze Spintria, Blue Gold|
|“||´Fire,' I once read, 'is the winter that warms and the spring that consumes.` [The principle of the Forge transforms and destroys.]||„|
Forge is the Principle of The Forge of Days, The Madrugad, and The Meniscate, of transformation, artifice, fire, and destruction. Its followers are characterized by ingenuity, mechanical thinking, and superhuman strength. It is the aspect the Unflinching Order is dedicated to. Before The Lithomachy, Forge was known as "Flint" and was the principle of The Flint, a God-from-Stone.
A Smith's Secret [ Forge 2 ]: "In five continents, smiths have whispered the same words to the iron. Murderers have been known to whisper these words, too. And adepts, of course. These words are spoken in ritual to inspire an unmerciful Change."
An Ardent Orison [ Forge 4 ]: "When we watch a fire, what are we watching for? When we find it, these are the words it will speak: a word that sanctifies the change that comes when the seared skin peels."
A Shaping Chant [ Forge 6 ]: "The proper words must be employed when the Change comes. [Use this in a Rite with a Knock influence and a Bone Flute - or other resources of equal power - to summon a Caligine.]"
Formula Fissive [ Forge 10 ]: "Break a thing, and you have fragments. Break those fragments, and you have dust. Break the dust, and then break what remains. Here is fire. [Use this in a rite with a Consecrated Lintel and a little Refulgin - or other resources of equal power - to summon King Crucible"
Furnace Paean [ Forge 12 ]: "This is the hymn the heat sings to the iron. If we imitate it faithfully enough we will parch our lips and crisp our tongue, but O, the rewards. [Use this in a rite with a Consecrated Lintel and a little Refulgin - or other resources of equal power - to summon King Crucible.]"
Mysteries of Making [ Forge 14 ]: "The Forge of Days, the Meniscate and the Madrugad are gods-from-Light. Mercury, silver and gold are the seeds of the Work, and here is their secret doctrine... [Use this in a rite with a Consecrated Lintel and a little Refulgin - or other resources of equal power - to summon King Crucible.]"
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|'The Forge of Days'||8||If the Forge could regret, it would regret the Intercalate, but in all its other work, it knows joy.|
|Carcass Spark||12||A remnant of a greater radiance, glowing softly as decay. Just possibly, a mote of the divided Sun.|
|Cinnabar Amulet||4||Scarlet is the colour of heat. Mercury holds one key to an ultimate dissolution.|
|Malleus Imperative||8||A tiny ear-bone, blackened by intense heat. Applied correctly, it can crack stone.|
|Bitterblack Salts||4||No ordinary chemist could produce these dark-gleaming crystals - not without the touch of the Forge.|
|Iotic Essence||12||In the later operations of the Forge, the Madrugad yields to the true Forge of Days, and the essence begins to redden. Some day, perhaps, it will not, but for now we have this.|
|Xanthotic Essence||8||In certain operations of the Forge, sunlight is said to overcome moonlight, as we pass from the Meniscate to the Madrugad. This essence was mercury, once, but now it's the rich gold of a summer afternoon. Pretty.|
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