Smiths are highly esteemed members of Dwarven society, they are artisans as well as craftsmen. The finest and most skilled among them earn the right to advance further in their sacred profession, eventually becoming Runesmiths. They combine magic and smith work, fashioning truly wonderful masterpieces.
Runic magic is probably the most guarded secret in Emporea. Even the wisest of the Elven sages hasn't been able to fully comprehend their powers.
Chronicles of Emporea.