"No one keeps their forge as hot as an Avani. You'd have to journey to the heart of Ash Mountain to find a fire this strong. You're welcome to work ... if you think you can handle it."
―Merail Avani[src]

Merail Avani is a Dunmer blacksmith residing in the city of Davon's Watch, Stonefalls. He works and sells his wares at his stall, Avani Bladeworks, in the Artisans' Row. He is a widower, as his wife died in the Second Akaviri Invasion of 2E 572.[1]


I'd like to learn more about blacksmithing "We put hammer to anvil to forge armor and weapons. This requires a lot of metal. We scour hills and caves looking for rare ores to work. Raw materials will only take you so far. You need style books and special ingredients for more advanced work."

I'm sure there's a lot to learn "You bet. A true blacksmith can read the metal to determine its potential. During the forging process we can choose a trait that best fits the item–provided we've done our research. Additional sharpening, extra weight ... these are just examples."
Is there more to it? "Well, the piece can be augmented even more through the use of tempers. These elements can enhance the value and quality of your work. Of course, no worthwhile endeavor comes without risk. Trying to improve an item can result in breaks, so be careful!"




  1. Dialogue between Eats-To-Learn and Runthor