Postings are the heart of the Smithcraft, with hundreds of Journeymen and Masters spread throughout the lands. Generally a posting of any decent size will host a Master Hold/Hall/Weyrsmith, with 2-5 Journeymen under him, and roughly 2 or 3 apprentices per Journeyman plus five for himself, totaling 12 to 26 Smiths depending on need. Smaller postings might only have a Journeyman and a few apprentices, while the smallest are serviced by itinerate Journeymen, of which there are roughly two hundred.

The largest concentration of Apprentices is at the Smith Hall in Telgar, but many serve specific Masters at Postings and return frequently for lectures and workshops. All Apprentices once they have reached a certain competency are given field assignments periodically to polish their skills.

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