"Hot Metal" is a single story from the "Tribal Gathering" compendium.Peter Stafford and John Hughes decide to spend the weekend visiting the ancient town of Ifun where the early Nibanans first learned the art of bronze casting. The town has a reputation for powerful juju because of its association with Ogun, one of the great gods of the Yuba tribe. They encounter a mysterious Nibanan boy who offers to show them a bronze smelter in operation. Knowing that bronze casting had ceased during the eighteenth-century, the two men scoff at the idea. However, their derision soon turns to wonder when one of them finds himself in the presence of Orisha, the earthly representative of Ogun. Peter Stafford is subjected to a combination of tribal ritual; drug induced hypnosis and powerful juju magic; so powerful that it reaches out and touches his family far away in the UK.