Hi everyone, I've recently been trying to make sense of crafting and how it would actually happen in the lore and stories. I would like to know more about how crafting actually happens in the lore, because making hypothesis based on the crafting system is, to say the absolute least, sub-optimal.
Whereas materials like darksteel are a bit of a headache because their exact properties are ill-defined, we have some inkling they exist, and some idea of what they are. Dragonite and Empyreal shards, however, are something I don't understand. I've seen a rather interesting theory that one is a metal relating to the crystallization of energies appropriated by elemental or draconic forces, and the other a manifestation of divine presence, however I find absolutely nothing to corroborate these theories.
Also, why would it be sought after and used? Bloodstone has proven capabilities when it comes to raw power. It is a hallowed material that has been a consistent part of GW lore. But we have little idea as to how it would be used in crafting, when it has been the focal point of an arms race during the three guild wars. Dragonite and Empyreal shards are woefully underexplored, in comparison, and we have no idea how they are used, save that forging them into ingots requires thermocatalytic agents, indicating that they are near-impossible to forge in their raw form using heat alone. But how much of this is canon?
Am I missing something in the lore? Is this something we should ask during the next dev sub-forum on lore?