Thanks, guys, for the encouraging remarks. I will try to expand on this. (To tell the truth, I totally misunderstood what the quest was abt and thought I was supposed to help complete a 30 list. Then I didn't know how to add an entry to the scroll and so decided to experiment by trying to submit a piece and then linking it back to the scroll. I just found out yesterday that the submit scroll button was right there in my face all the time. :D) Go to Comment
Thanks for all the comments above. A few responses (hopefully not seen as excuses/overly defensive remarks, mainly want to clarify some points):
Re: essence in the hammer and its power- the way I see it, the two are quite separate. While the lady smith has poured some of her essence into the crafting, she hasnt poured so much into it becomes sort of sentiment or adopted her personality kind of thing. Rather, it only radiates her aura. Such an idea might be a bit flawed and I leave that to the readers judgment.
Re: enchantment doesnt mirror maker- my original thought is that the enchantment is there to augment the advantage of a female warrior, which is speed (probably a stereotypical view of warriors of different genders). I couldnt fit this into the backstory of the Chinese female smith and it was in the back of my mind as I was writing. I actually find it nice to see my own unconscious thoughts echoed in feedback. Comment very much appreciated.
Re: powers of the hammer doesn't match the history- basically a result of this being originally intended for the scroll rather than sub. I didn't have a ready backstory so as I was racking my brain for one, somehow things got fused with another idea of mine- the Soul Craft thing (Its currently hidden and might shed light on this pt if completed but I havent touched it in ages, dont know whether it will ever come to light). So again, I acknowledge this pt myself.
Would have given a 4 except for the fact that I don't quite understand the section on the downside of sectioning (do you mean there's no index within particular sections so you just have to flip through a whole section to find a particular page? if so, the description as it currently is is a bit ambiguous) so 3.5. Go to Comment
Liked this kill-two-birds-with-1-stone sub that belongs to both the Whimsical Flora and Red Herring Codices. Actually, I ran into this years ago and somehow didn't vote on it, mistake corrected now. Go to Comment
Fantastic formatting and very comprehensive article on the topic.
The formatting for the Appendix table, however, is slightly messed up towards the end (from no. 5 onwards after the Magic Allegy section). Also, for scroll 5 and 7, extra line break tags probably needed since there are bolded word that should go onto the next line. Go to Comment