The craftsmen who make implements out of flint, glass, jade, and obsidian are to Gehennum what blacksmiths were to medieval europe: the makers of everyday tools. The craft is very skilful, only mastered after a long apprenticeship. Stone-knappers are respectable artisans, often important citizens of villages and small towns, but are lowlier than smiths.

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