Some of the most well-regarded and revered craftsmen in Auveron, runesmiths are masters of enchanting arcane symbols into mundane materials, crafting runes into weapons, armors, and items of particular note.
Initially regarded as a subset of smithing and alchemy, runesmithing has become a discipline all its own, with a prominent academic program implemented into the Auveron Academy. The most skilled runesmiths are usually sought and employed by either The Bastion or The Order, though Order runesmiths are usually more focused on religious rune applications.
Still, however, there are mysteries, such as the wonder why runes are permanently bonded into a weapon or armor. Many runesmiths have attempted to break this requirement, but none have yet been successful in removing a rune from an item once it has been properly applied.
Some runesmiths do engage in smithing or alchemy on the side, while the rare craftsperson learns all three tenets of the craft, able to work with magical, chemical, and material components in equally skilled measure.