"A skill much sought after in the 7 Skies (at least amongst those who know or speculate upon its existence), the Gift of the Cyclopes allows sensing, shaping, hardening, softening and maintaining metal.

"Enterprising blacksmiths and finesmiths have used this gift unanounced to improve their wares and amaze their customers. Some of the best smiths in the world are that good because of the assisdtance of this gift.

"For others, the ability to adjust the flexibility and sharpness of a blade or shield temporarily have made them better warriors.

"Subtlety takes time and effort, but is generally worth it. To a cyclopes, being able to remove rust and tarnish, or encourage them rapidly, can mean the difference between a clean getaway and the local guardsmen catching him after he bent his cell bars and rescued his brother from jail.

"Those with excellent concentration can even make these alterations without touching them, extending their ability to metal objects not within reach, such as an enemies weapon or the chain of a hanging chandelier. Some go so far as to wield a sword with the Gift alone, while using their hands for another task, making other think they were using the Gift of the Pegasus instead."

- from the Travel Log of Duro Xaa, The Word Dancer, as provided to Captain Froederik Wiki

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