Though at first the armory appears to be nothing but a dark, soot covered hole-in-the-wall shop in a magical corner of Trondheim, Norway, the inside of the building opens up to be a bit larger... though no less dark and no less sooty. Weapons of all shapes, sizes, and antiquity are on display on the walls and on racks around the room, and because of this no underage wizards are allowed to browse without an adult present.
A door in the back of the shop leads to the forge in the back, and further beyond that still is an outdoor smithing yard that is used year round for melting down various metals and forging various blades. Most customers are not allowed back where the weapons are made, but occasionally lessons and open house days are held to give the public a glimpse into what goes in to creating each piece that the armory puts out for sale.
Due to Norway being the most sought out armor crafters throughout the years, Ulfbercht is a diamond in the rough. Despite being hidden away in a little ‘hole in the wall’, the products sold there are worth the soot on your boots. Weapon varieties include, and aren’t limited to, longswords, Nordic hammers, large double-edged axes and the odd scythe. Some of the products crafted are even enchanted as simple farming tools rather than battle weapons.
For those willing to pay handsomely, the armory offers custom shields and body armor to the clients wishes. It is often requested to engrave a person’s coat of arms onto the piece for a more personal effect. Other reasons may focus more on fitting the armor precisely to the customer’s shape without the need of multiple adjusting leather straps to accommodate.
Ulfbercht specialises in enchanted armor, whether it is to simply make it lighter and more comfortable, or make it withstand intense heat and reflect spells. The business does not reveal how they add enchantments to items, one of their most famous piece being the ‘Klengete Shield’, a forged metal shield that, even when dropped, will jump up to the owner in order to protect them from danger. The art of armory certainly isn’t dead.