Begins the quest Gruedheim Steel when examined and is used throughout that quest.
Quest examine progression:
The steel looks old and rough. You brush it off and notice that it is inscribed with ancient writing. At first it seems blurry, but within moments your vision clears and you are able to make out an inscription.
Put the steel away - Always available, ends examine.
Examine the writing again - Available once after step 1 of Gruedheim Steel is completed. Goes to 2.
Rub soil on the steel - Available once after step 3 of Gruedheim Steel is completed. Goes to 3.
As you look closer, the words seem to shift before your eyes. "Gather the deepest, darkest earth of this keep and press it against me. I long to know the cool embrace of the Gruedheim soil.
Put the steel away - Ends examine.
Before your eyes, the writing on the steel changes once again. "Of blood and earth am I, but it takes a true son of Gruedheim to shape me and fulfill my destiny".