I don't think that there *needs* to be magic to alloy metals, though it helps! I think the chemical processes of alloying will work just finre in Glorantha as they do in the real world. BUT, no-one does it that way. Magic will be used to help the process along (what magic and how applied will vary by culture and magical system, of course. On the other hand, I could be wrong...
You can also mine for "pure bronze" of course.
The Animists probably say that the "bones of the gods" are just "bones of the giants" or similar - however they view Gods (and there are some metals that are bones of spirits, of course).
The Monotheists probably agree that they are the bones of pagan gods, which just proves that the gods are inferior to The One God and his saints.
He was born with the gift of laughter and the sense that the world was mad R. Sabatini, Scaramouche
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