Stumbled over something new today when I opened up a vendor's backpack on Asuka. When a non-crafter character tries to alter an item, they get the message, "You must be at least grandmaster level to alter an item." However, a character that doesn't have GM skill in the appropriate crafting skill can use one of the contracts to alter an item for gargoyle use if they use one of these contracts while standing at a soulforge. It appears that only characters with GM or higher skill level in a crafting skill can create an alter service contract. Eh...probably old news to all of you. I was just a bit surprised by it.