Originally Posted by Pants
Quick question: what is ore used in? Alchemy? I thought I would be able to smelt it into ignots and do some smithing, but it doesn't look that way.
Smithing. Most (but not all) of the blacksmith shops have a smelter (big dome looking thing). Go to the smelter and smelt ore into ingots - ingots are then used for crafting weapons, armor and jewelry.
Took me a while to figure out what the smelter was. They don't have one in Riverrun where you first get the training.