Forgotten Realms: Age of Worms
The Smelting House
Years ago, local mine managers maintained their own smelting houses, but constant conflict resulted in frequent sabotage that choked the flow of resources from Daggerford to Waterdeep markets. The city leader reluctantly stepped in, monopolizing the smelting trade and basing the town’s only smelting house in a massive fortress-workshop perched on the edge of the Delimbyr River. Runoff slag belched from great sub-surface pipes accounts for the majority of the pollution that has killed off most aquatic life in the immediate area, and production these days is more robust than it has ever been. Five massive furnaces and great chemical vats crowd the building’s interior, criss-crossed with shallow channels containing molten iron. Noxious fumes and scalding heat require special suits that filter the air and protect the exposed skin.