Tricks of the Trade is a quest in Kingdom Come Deliverance. In it, you have to discover a “spell” that Sasau blacksmith Mikesh recites while tempering steel. Then, you have to recite it back to the blacksmith in Ledetchko, who gives you the quest. The song can be difficult to memorize, so let’s go over Blacksmith Mikesh’s song in Kingdom Come Deliverance and see where to find him.
at the start of the quest, you learn that the blacksmith in Ledetchko has heard tell that the Sasau blacksmith, Mikesh, uses some kind of magic spell while tempering steel. Spoiler alert: Of course it’s not magic. He just recites some nonsense that helps him time the stages of tempering. Still, that’s very useful information, so the Ledetchko blacksmith will want to know it. And that’s where this quest becomes annoying. You have to memorize his rhyme. If you forget any stage of it, you’ll have to go back and listen again.
Blacksmith Mikesh’s Rhyme – Tricks of the Trade Quest in Kingdom Come Deliverance
Mikesh isn’t too hard to find, since the game will mark the blacksmith’s location on the map. If you’re having trouble finding him, check out the maps below. You kinda have to observe Mikesh from a distance, and the lyrics to his “song” will appear above his head. Don’t approach him too close, because he’ll get annoyed. Just find a safe distance from where you can read the words, and listen to the whole thing. If you have a high speech score, you can convince Mikesh to explain his tempering process and make the whole thing easier on yourself.
As for the rhyme itself, here’s the order in which you have to choose the options you have to select, courtesy of Reddit user nramos33. The first line starts with The sun sets out across the skies, followed by the Kutten is far, far away line, then My Breath is Short…, The sun may burn…, He heated it again…, The sun hides behind the clouds…, He drowned the fish…, and, lastly, the Fry your fish line. Recite this to the Ledetchko blacksmith, and you’ll complete the quest.