If you are finding a Stick of Charcoal, be sure to leave it in the "Spell Components - Free" sideboard in the entrance hall, on the right, as you enter.
Aspiring Smelter? Feel like burning three Logs of Hickory just because? Produces Charcoal at a bit better rate than smelting Iron.
// Yes, because bards can't wield hand axes to chop their own wood. Which begs the question, how do they craft musical instruments? //