Characters may now also craft Melee Weapons (swords and some other manufactured weapons) and Armor of no better than average quality. To craft or improve these items beyond average quality, its child skill, Mastersmith is needed.
The character must have access to a forge in order to use this skill, as well as raw materials such as steel or brass for the crafting process. Forges are generally found in Factories, Smithies, Ivory Towers, Ebony Towers, and Stygian Foundries. Factions may also spend renown to maintain a Force in their Stronghold.
For a list of things which can be crafted with this skill and the materials needed, see Crafting.