Artificing has been around since the Dark Ages but wasn’t truly a profession until the opening of the first arcane college. It is a profession that takes equal parts of smithing and magic, inscribing magic into items. It’s practitioners work closely with both the College of the Arcane Arts and the University of Tinkers, creating masterful and powerful works. It’s generally a true symbiotic relationship between the three organizations, the college providing the spells for the artificers item and the university incorporating the newly produced item into one of it’s great inventions.
Artificers are also known throughout the land for providing upgrades to equipment, arms and armor as well as household items. Their costs are generally quite high since it’s very labor intensive and materials are often costly, but those who can afford their services swear by it.