**Just beside the Crag Colosseum sits the Königthron Forge, one of the kindirin structures left completely unaltered by the modern contrivances of the Guild City. Dug straight out of the solid mountain rock below Ash, the forge is a deceptively massive structure, cunningly designed to tap deep into the natural forces of the mountain itself. Here, ancient methods of craftsmanship continue to prove their utter superiority to anything modern man can dream.
The forge is a hotbed of activity, filled day in and day out with apprentices that seem to have been drawn from every corner of Bakara. And that is because they have been; smithing families and craftsmen from all the world over send their children and promising young talents to Ash to study under one of the greatest minds to ever put hammer to anvil: Corin, creator of the eponymous alloy and grandmaster smith. He is also holder of ancestral titles declaring him master of the Königthron and kindirin lord of Ash Itself, though Corin treats this title as the ceremonial fluff it is. Content to let the Guilds keep to their own business whenever he can, Corin's council seat is left empty as he spends his time overseeing his charges and personally handling works that interest him.**