Originally posted by TDS
Are first age artifacts obviously such to anyone that sees them? Or in other words, if a young Dynast travelling the threshold finds an artifact, can he easily identify it as a first age artifact that should be handed over to the Empress? Obviously warstriders are very iconic and known as first age artifice, but I imagine there's some less well-known ones, too, right?
First Age Artifice isn't a visual theme; it's not something the untrained viewer can casually assess. And artifacts requiring First Age Artifice aren't the same thing as artifacts dating back to the First Age.