I started blacksmith, but getting to make fine plate or cultural seems so expensive. And really not feasible to do unless i hit some kind of lottery item to sell. I was collecting all these weapons and melting them down to bricks, only to realize that this probably isn't worth the trouble but is pretty fun from a RP perspective. So really you just gotta throw down the plat on a trade-skill that is extremely vendor friendly to skill-up. But no one actually wants the stuff you can make. I have this dream of outfitting a small militia of bards in dyed fine plate to do marching band exercises in the desert of ro.