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Ok, so I took a long time and eventually got both Master and Legendary Smith.
Obviously, the economy is a breeze when you can forge weapons worth 100k+ denars, so I gather up a lot of materials to make a magnum opus.
So I make the weapon I want, which of course has a certain configuration. Then...