The fact that the wizard that created the rings of ley used tighmaevril
has has nothing to do with whether he knew Ghoingwnnwd or not.
Tighmaevril is a silver alloy, that once created can be melted down and
reformed into another object while keeping it's charcteristics. But the
question I have is, whether of not an elf conjurer, could call on the
spirit of Ghoingwnnwd, and recieve the information needed to create
Tighmaevril. Due the fact that he disappeared before he could tell
anyone the secret of his studies.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Olesens []
> Sent: Sunday, January 17, 1999 8:43 AM
> To: birthright@MPGN.COM
> Subject: Re: [BIRTHRIGHT] - Tighmaevril
> Tim Nutting wrote:
> > If you read into the tighmaevril description, bloodsilver (a modern
> > name) was discovered and worked by an ancient elven smith, being the
> > only person to ever acquire the knowledge of how to work the
> > metal. Kenneth is probably right. Ghoingwnnwd is named as a smith
> > but considering the rather great power of the elves (who were able
> to
> > create magical structures without the aid of realm magic) I think it
> > reasonable to consider him to have been a wizard of some note,
> perhaps
> > an artificer or some such. The other thing to note is that he is
> also
> > the smith who crafted the Rings of Ley in the Book of Magecraft
> > (unless I messed up there).
> You did mess up, kinda. It was a diffrent elf who made the Rings of
> Ley, but he must have known Ghoingwnnwd because one of the rings was
> made of tighmaevril. Either that or the Ring of Ley maker knew how to
> use tighmaevril as well, but perhaps not to the extent required to
> craft
> weapons.
> -Andrew
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