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Can 魔力 in certain contexts mean “magical forces”?

When I look up 魔力 in the dictionary it gives me the definition of "magical powers". However, when 魔力 is used in fantasy fiction, is it also possible for it to carry the meaning of "magical forces" ("...
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Difference between 一番鎚 and 親方 referring to a blacksmith in a fantasy novel

In a fantasy novel I am reading, a young blacksmith is referred to as "二番鎚", which I think means 'apprentice'. Later, there is a reference to a "一番鎚(の大男)" and a ”親方". I'd guess the former of these ...
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Usage of the term 風吹き

In the below passage, I'd like to understand the meaning and nuance of the term "風吹き". こんど崖下の刀鍛冶に弟子入りするつもりだ。崖下に風吹きから入りなおすんだよ。それで、いずれは一番鎚を打つよ。 Doing some online searches it seems that "風吹き" can ...