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Author: velveeta

introducing the armorer skewl

Posted by velveeta Wednesday November 12 2014 at 9:49PM
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allow me to introduce you to the armorer prestige craft skewl.  as you can guess, armorers take the cloth and hide armors of the outfitters to metal.  using a pick, armorers harvest ore to make bars (using smelting tongs and a smelter).  they then use the bars, along with a smithing hammer and an anvil, to make metal armor and shields.  metal armor comes in two types - chain (connected rings or chains) and plate (solid, unbroken sheets or pieces of metal) - and each type has 2 subtypes: ringmail and chainmail for chain, scalemail and platemail for plate.

to become an armorer, you would first need to seek out the sslik ssanithor, in sslanis.  you can find it in its own building, in the area above the incoming port pad.  speak to it to join the skewl and trade for your beginner forms.

the journeyman trainer, tahtoom frumja, is located in an outbuilding directly above the incoming port pad in mahagra.  simply run up the road and find him in the right hand hut. talk to him and trade for your jm forms.

finally, when you are ready, you will meet garthor strongarm in aughundell.  you can find him in the second left hand crafthall, just past the mine entrance hall.  he is quite talkative, for a dwarf, and has a tale to tell.  listen to his story, or just trade for your forms.

 

and that covers the armorers!  see you soon so we can meet another set of prestige class trainers.  come on back!

introducing the alchemist skewl

Posted by velveeta Tuesday November 4 2014 at 10:46PM
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the first prestige craft skewl we will meet today is the alchemist.  alchemists work with essence, along with several other components, to make potions.  the pots are then used to buff abilities and skills - such as reaping pots being used to harvest resources.  for instance, quint's quickstep potions are used to increase your speed (bonus based on pot tier) for 20 minutes.  a first level quickstep pot requires 2 glass vials (an item that, itself, must be created), at least 2 dim kinetic suspensions, and at least 8 strips of cedar bark.  alchemists must, therefore, carry a lot of different tools, as some pots may require crushed gems or stone to make.  pots themselves are created from the components using a mortar and pestle at a cauldron.

to join the alchemist skewl, you would first travel to sslanis to speak to sshranu.  you can find this trainer on the upper level of the main fort - take the stairs closest to the port pad - in the corner of the left hand room.  speak to it to join the skewl and trade for the beginner forms.  please do keep in mind that prestige skewls are expensive - to buy, to work, and in time - and the forms are gonna cost you more coin than the lesser skewls.

when you are ready for the next level, seek out morrigan in the outskirts of feladan.  this female fiend has made her home in the elvish city, presumably for its closeness to the bright fields.  find her in the tent under the big tree in the northwest corner of outer wall.  talk to her and trade for the jm forms.

the final alchemist trainer is ghent flaskshaper in aughundell.  he sells both expert and master forms.  find him in the first room of the mine area, just inside the entrance.  speak to him or trade for your needed forms.

now, there is someone known as master alchemist barrakhen.  he is not a trainer - a fact you will discover for yourself if you try to talk to him without good reason.  barrakhen will only take notice of you if you are on the high level adventures dealing with the myloc queen.  he is found in kirasanct, in the little room under the stairs.  he sells 2 forms you need to advance in the quest line.

 

and that about covers our first prestige skewl,  join me next time to find out about the wonderful world of armorers!!  see you soon.

introducing the weaver construction skewl

Posted by velveeta Friday October 24 2014 at 8:36PM
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time to meet our final construction skewl, the weaver.  obviously, weavers work in fabric to make construction materials.  using a harvest knife, weavers gather the raw fibers.  at a distaff machine in a fabric workstation and using a pair of scissors, weavers turn the fiber into spools.  using the spools, a loom, and a weaving awl, weavers then make construction materials - namely, tapestries and bolts.

there are only 2 weaver trainers.  the beginning trainer is bashale, and you can find him in the manor house at the top of the hill in kion.  turn right thru the door and find the trainer at the back of the room.  speak to him to join the weaver skewl and trade for the beginner forms.

the journeyman and expert trainer, ayios, is in kirasanct.  he is located in the lower level left of the main fort area.  speak to him and get both your jm and expert forms from him. 

 

and that just about covers it for the construction skewls!!  when next we meet, we will start our exploration of the last set of crafting skewls, the prestige classes.  most of these only have 3 (in at least one case, only 2) trainers at most, so i think we can cover them in one post each.  join me next time!!

introducing the mason construction skewl

Posted by velveeta Wednesday October 22 2014 at 10:03PM
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today, we move on to the construction skewl that deals with stone - the mason.  like the fitter, mason use the mining pick to harvest the raw stone, then use a stone chisel and a stone cutter in a stoneworking station to make the bricks.  using the bricks, a masonry trowel, and pedestal, masons make construction materials like keystones and blocks.  of course, you apply the finished construction materials using the masonry trowel.

to get started in the mason skewl, you would first visit amaris in parsinia.  he can be find just inside the left hand entrance of the main fort. speak to him to join or trade to get your beginner forms.

the journeyman mason trainer is hilar torvas in mahagra.  she is in the right hand room of the main fort area with the blacksmith and scholar trainers.  speak to her and trade for your jm forms.

our last mason trainer is located on the lower mine level of aughundell.  torkon stonesplitter will tell you about masons and he will sell you the expert forms you need.

see you soon to cover the last construction skewl and associated trainers.  catch you then!!!

introducing the fitter construction skewl

Posted by velveeta Tuesday October 14 2014 at 6:53PM
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let's meet the construction skewl that works with metal - the fitter.  using a mining pick, fitters harvest the raw ore and turn it into bars, using a smelter and smelting tongs.  then, using the proper forms, a fitting mallet, and an anvil, fitters turn the bars into sheets and joints.  of course, the mallet is also used to apply the finished materials to the building.

fitters only have 3 trainers, one for each level.  to begin your fitting career, you need to speak to unaya in parsinia.  she can be found just inside the entrance to the main fort that is directly in front of the gate.  speak to her to become a fitter and buy your beginning forms.

our journeyman fitter trainer is devisha in mahagra.  speak to her in her own workstation, next to the main fort, to join the skewl or trade to get the jm forms.

instead of aughundell, as one might suppose, the expert fitter trainer is found in the gnomish city of new rachival.  as we meet more trainers, we will become more familiar with new rach, but it may be a little unexplored if you are following these blogs only.  brinkel is the trainer to look and speak to.  find him almost dead center of the main fort, 2nd floor, on top of the tower.  he has your expert forms as well.

 

and that's it for the fitter trainers.  come back soon to meet #4!  see you then.

introducing the enchanter construction skewl

Posted by velveeta Friday October 10 2014 at 9:09PM
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time to meet the enchanter skewl - enchanters make contruction materials out of essence.  using an  essence siphon to harvest the raw essence, enchanters can then use an essence channeler to make both the basic orbs (along with a shaper) and, using the orbs and a structurer - and, of course, the proper forms - the finished construction materials.  these are sources and spheres, which you apply to the buildings using the essence structurer.

there are only 3 trainers for this skewl, one for each level.  to start, you need to port or run to sslanis.  if you can, porting is best, as it puts you out almost in front of klaatos' hut.  the sslik can be found in its hut up the road from the incoming port pad.  trade with klaatos to get your beginner forms.

when you are ready, you can find the journeyman trainer in dalimond.  seek out richlan  in the largest building in the human town, in the last room on the left side of the building.  he will be happy to sell you the jm forms you need.

kavanth is the last and expert enchanter trainer.  the fiend can be found in kirasanct, of course.  go up the stairs and look for him in the large room to your right.  speaking to him will give you some info about the skewl and you can trade for the expert forms you need.

there we have the enchanter construction skewl in a nutshell.  soon, we will meet the 3rd of the construction skewls - hope to see you back here soon!

introducing the carpenter construction skewl

Posted by velveeta Friday October 3 2014 at 8:48PM
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just as dragons get to build lairs, bipeds can do construction.  unlike dragons, however, there are 5 different construction skewls.  today we will be introduced to the carpenter skewl.

as you might guess, carpenters turn raw wood into construction materials.  they use a wood axe to harvest the wood, a wood saw to make boards, and a carpentry hammer to make the braces and timbers needed to build the different workshops and homes and even decorations on a player's plot.  the use of a woodworking station is also required.  of course, you need to have the appropriate formulas as well.  you will also need to have the carpentry hammer in hand to apply the finished materials to the building.

to get started in the carpentry field, you have to visit a trainer.  as with all trainers, they come in 3 sizes; beginner, journeyman, and expert.

carpenters have 2 beginner trainers to choose from.  maruna can be found in the kion suburb of parsinia.  she is in the lower level of the fort proper (use the entrance directly across from the gate), toward the corner of the long hall near the stairs.  she is happy to provide you with basic equipment and formulas.

just outside the dalimond city gates, you can find eujean.  he is near the wood yard, and speaking to him will allow you to join the skewl or buy the beginner forms you need.

there is only one jm carpenter trainer, and you can find the elf in, of course, the elven city of feladan.  you have actually been in his room before (lower level left of the essence channeler), when meeting the blacksmith trainers.  being an elf, he is much more longwinded than the beginner trainers, and offers the jm forms.

the last trainer to meet is expert carpenter vincent, in kirasanct.  to find him, you need to go up the stairs in the main fort, turn into the first right hand archway, and he will be on your left in the corner of the room.  speak to him to join the skewl, or trade to get the exp forms.

 

so, now you know about the carpenter skewl!  join me next time to get to know another exciting construction skewl!

journeyman and expert miner trainers

Posted by velveeta Friday September 19 2014 at 8:20PM
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as i said in the previous post, today we will meet the jman and expert miner trainers.

nels baandi is the jman trainer, and you can find him in mahagra - in a small building near the fort.  he is happy to sell you jman forms.

you may have noticed by now, that aughundell is the place for the high tier trainers.  such is the case for the expert miner - fulthas oreseeker.  he is to be found in the lowest level of the mine (i believe we have covered that route in a recent past post), and sells, of course, expert forms.

miners working with gemstones will need a mining pick to harvest the gems.  to turn the raw stones into cut gems, you need the proper form and skill level, of course, along with a gem cutter tool and a gem cutter machine - usually found in a jewelry workstation in tandem with a jeweler's table.

 

and there we have come, to the end of the basic crafting skewls.  when next we meet, we will start with the prestige skewls - first up, the construction skewls!!  see you soon.

beginner miner trainers

Posted by velveeta Friday September 12 2014 at 8:17PM
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time to meet the miner trainers!  first up, as usual, are the beginner trainers.

you can find gaeta in new trismus, in the workstation down the road from the gem mine, in the very edge of the cliff near pratt's pond.  the dwarf will sell you forms, and will take part in beginner crafting quests.

outside the dalimond city gates, down the road from the gatherer trainer, you will find jasmine in the stone workstation sheltered in a tiny canyon.  she also sells beginner forms, ones for making blighted versions of resources, in addition to the basic ones.

the last beginner miner trainer is in parsinia - hopefully, you remember the suburb of kion from our previous discussions.  raine can be found in the tower just inside the gate and to the left.  she sells the same forms as jasmine.

 

next time, since there is only one of each, we will meet the jman and expert trainers for miners and i will tell you about the tools miners use when working gems.  after that, we will start with the construction trainers.  these are 'prestige' craft skewls, and therefore, there is usually only one trainer for each level of expertise.  plus, we have already covered the resource locations for all the materials these skewls use.  so, i expect each skewl will have one post for it - shouldn't be a need for too much filler, ya ken!!   hope to see you back here soon!

 

my fave gem resource locations

Posted by velveeta Friday September 5 2014 at 11:12PM
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the second resource skewl, along with gatherer, is the miner.  where gatherers work with organic materials, miners specialize in the inorganic - metal, stone, and gems.  since we have already covered the other two, let's take a look at where to find the 6 tiers of gemstone nodes.  each tier has 3 different gems associated with it - fortunately, all three types will be found together or in very close proximity to each other, making harvesting easy.  in addition, more than any other resource, gems have workstations convenient to the fields.  on the down side, they are among the most guarded of resources, making them dangerous to work.

anyhoo, you know the routine by now.  i will first post the wiki info, then i will post my thoughts.  please keep in mind that i have not worked extensively with gems, and do not have first hand experience of locations of, and what might be guarding, the higher (5 and 6) tier locations.  thanx again to yildar for the mappack!  you would be very wise to assume, based on the map locations of those tiers, that those nodes will be heavily and massively guarded by extreme nasties.  at the very least, most fields will be guarded by golems of the appropriate type - so i will be using the pix of the gols to give you an idea of what the gems look like, as the wiki doesn't have that info.

 

tier 1:

wiki description:  the 3 t1 gems are malachite, garnet, and turquoise.  the wiki page gives the following locations to find these gems:

my thoughts:  seeing as all other locations are guarded (not that that bothers vel, it's just who needs the extra aggravation of dealing with the gols while harvesting?), i like new trismus to harvest t1 gems.  i have already introduced you to the evil place's gem mine, so i will just remind you that it is located on the left side of the road between the windmill and pratt's pond, near the sandstone field.  you head down the cavern to find 2 large, connected caves full of nodes.  the gem workstation is down the right hand fork of the road, across from the pond.
 
tier 2:
 
wiki description:  amethyst, lapis lazuli, and rose quartz are the t2 gems.  this is the tier where they become annoyingly guarded.  just something to keep in mind for the rest of the post!  find them in the following locations:
 
 
my thoughts:  okay, the only reason i go to abandoned isle for my t2 gems is for the gws.  it is annoyingly guarded by ishkuk and ice beets, and the gws itself is a pain to get to, as is the field.  first, of course, you have to be attuned to ai, then you have to run around to the west end of the island and find the entrance to the mountains, behind the waterfall.  then you have to battle your way to the field itself, then climb to the very top to reach the gws.  for my money, t2 gems are the worst resources to harvest and work.
 
tier 3:
 
wiki description:  for t3, we find aquamarine, citrine, and jasper as gem resources (no screenies available).  the wiki sez you can find them in the following locations:
 
*in the 'maze' surrounding the Tower of Healing
 
my thoughts:  yes, as such things are reckoned, summit is a good place.  lightly guarded (if you pick the right spots, you can avoid the gols easily) - but no handy gws unless someone has built one on a nearby plot.  i prefer the augh mine location.  it is guarded by nickel gols, but the field is small and compact with generous rich and motherlode nodes, and the gws is steps away.  plus, the augh ports are but a short run away.
 
tier 4:
 
wiki description:  jade, opal, and topaz (no screenies) make up the gems comprising t4 resources.  you can find them:
 
 
my thoughts:  ah, blessed dralk.  i love that place.  unguarded and a gws in the public lair in the middle of the cobalt field down the road.  go there or go square!
 
tier 5:
 
wiki description:  gem resources for this tier are emerald, fire opal, and peridot.  the following locations are very well guarded:
 
my thoughts:  since you aren't getting away with harvesting without being bothered, i prefer to, at least, have a gws handy.  therefore, i go to the isles of ice and fire.  at least on the ice isle, you have a couple gws to use. 
 
tier 6:
 
wiki description:  the last tier gems are difficult to find, harvest, and process.  i don't have a lot of experience working this tier, as yet, so this info is based on the wiki and mappack.  based on the locations - widespread and located in dangerously high level areas - there are much easier ways to level your miner.  wiki gives only one location for finding diamonds, rubies, and sapphires:
 
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my thoughts:  as i stated, i haven't done any of these gems.  the following info is based on mappack search.  for diamonds, go to the area north of the eastern outpost.  rubies can be found between harro and the eastern outpost.  sapphires, both blighted and unblighted, are located near the wan coast, east of harro and the eastern outpost.
 
 
that's it for gems.  come back next time and i will introduce you to the trainers you will meet while becoming an expert miner.  see you soon!

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