Anvil Vale Craftworks
Alchemist's Supplies • Elvish, Imperial
Brewing & Winemaking
Brewer's Supplies • Dwarven, Elvish, Halfling
Calligrapher's Supplies • Elvish, Imperial
Carpenter's Tools • Dwarven, Imperial
Cartographer's Tools • Imperial
Cobbler's Tools • Gnomish
One of the distinctive gifts of craft from the gnomish folk is the making of fine footwear. The making first of boots and then of other footwear was a gnomish innovation; even the elves trod the world largely bare of foot in the early dawning days. As the dwarrowfolk grew less of stone and more of flesh, halls of stone wore on bare feet, until the clever hands of the gemfolk (as the gnomes are sometimes called) turned a solution with clever fingers and left-over scraps of rothé leather (still considered the best leather for making footwear).
- Worker's Boots (50gp): These finewrought boots are made for those who will be on their feet for much of the day, the soles gentle and unbruising to the feet, the clasps secure and tight without being binding. Those performing physical labor or travel that involves being on their feet for that time may gain a +1 bonus to saves against exhaustion.
- Shiftingsoles (80gp): A clever gnomish design leaves precious little in the way of discernable tracks as the shifting overlapping pieces of sole shift and disturb soil and sand in different ways with each step taken. Those who wear shiftingsole boots leave tracks difficult to follow, inflicting disadvantage on Wisdom (Survival) checks to track them by print alone. They of course are no aid tracking through scent or by broken plantlife, or similar traces.
Cook's Utensils • Halfling
It is no great surprise that nearly all of the techniques of fine cooking come from the shirefolk. Elves rarely cook food other than meat, and that is most often stewed. Dwarves are likewise fond of stews and roasts, which never did require particularly noteworthy skill. No, it is with halflings and their gardens and kitchens that nuanced application of spice and cooking techniques arose, and they are arguably still its masters today. From hearty pies both sweet and savory, to rich pastries, those skilled in culinary arts have halflings to thank for that discipline.
Of all the folk who have adopted these talents, the elven folk have taken to them with a delight – indeed, shared love of the arts culinary has been the basis for many a friendship between the two people. Where halflings tend to prefer homier, heartier fare, elvenfolk prefer lighter, more delicate foods that tease and mystify the palate rather than fill the belly. In particular, sweets made from honey and berries, as well as light egg confections, are well-loved on elven tables.
Glassblower's Tools • Elvish
The making of glass arose from elven hands, one of their Gifts of Summer. Elven buildings often feature panes of either perfectly clear glass (the glânheled of elven crafts) or of colored, stained glass (mîrheled among the elves). These techniques have passed into the knowledge of the other peoples of the world, although there is still no equal to elven glass. Elven glass is known to be hardy, so much so that it can be spun into absurdly delicate works that would shatter if made using lesser glass.
Some fine glass treasures of the land include:
- Glânheled: The "brightglass" of elven make, glânheled is perfectly transparent, with only occasional reflections of light making it visually distinct. It also repels filming, dust, and smears of all kind, and starlight that shines through it is brightened.
- Mîrheled: The "jewelglass" of elven make, mîrheled is the template for all stained or colored glass. True jewelglass glitters like gemstones, and seem to absorb and kindle light that shines upon them.
- Êlcalar: Elven "starlamps" are fine-wrought glânheled lamps, usually tall and slender, hung from trees and from eaves in elven vales. The êlcalar takes in the light of the stars and refracts it back a dozenfold, giving off a soft, blue-white starry glow at night. Starlamps are capable of absorbing starlight even indirectly, through cloud cover or even indoors, as long as they are not completely sealed away from the night sky (this is one of the reasons why elven constructions are so often built with êlhenneth, the distinct openings in their buildings to the outdoors).
- Êlmîri: The "stargems" of elven legend are gem-like constructions which are crafted only in elven domains, for their creations requires some of the magics of those glades. When finished, the êlmîr captures the light of a specific star, most often the star of someone the craftsman knows and loves. Valued as highly as the finest of gemstones, the ethereal beauty of the êlmîr is not merely decorative: elves who reverie gazing into the gems have an easier time recalling their ancient memories, and there are said to be magics the elves can call upon using them. If an elf gives one of these to a lover, it is said that the two can sometimes speak to one another in their reverie (or dreams, if the lover is mortal) the so-called siidhren (or "now-memory") of legend.
Jeweler's Tools • Gnomish
Leatherworker's Tools • Elvish, Halfling
Mason's Tools • Dwarven
Painter's Supplies • Imperial, Halfling
Potter's Tools • Gnomish, Halfling
Smith's Tools • Dwarven, Elvish
Tinker's Tools • Gnomish
Weaver's Tools • Elvish
Woodcarver's Tools • Elvish