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Author: velveeta

journeyman and expert miner trainers

Posted by velveeta Friday September 19 2014 at 7:20PM
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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 7:17PM
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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 10:12PM
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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!

expert gatherer trainer

Posted by velveeta Friday August 29 2014 at 8:35PM
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there is one last gatherer trainer to meet, the expert level one.  today, we go to augh to meet dauga, the dwarven trainer.

you can find her in the last room right of the crafthall in the mine.  she sells, of course, expert forms.

 

keeping in mind that gatherers level in experience by harvesting and processing basic resources, they require fewer tools than other craft trainers.  however, since they can work with a larger variety of resources, they more than make up the advantage by having to carry more tools than all other skewls.

for harvesting and processing basic wood resources, one needs to have access to a tree axe of the appropriate level (for harvesting the raw wood, this requires the logging skill), a wood saw and a wood workstation - or at least a table saw machine - to process the logs into boards using your lumbering skill, and, of course, the appropriate form for the wood type you are working with (for instance, needing an expert wood board formula to make all types of wood board).

 

hope to see you next time, when we will begin our exploration of the miner skewl and find out some resource locations.  see you then!

journeyman gatherer trainers

Posted by velveeta Friday August 22 2014 at 7:46PM
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there are only 2 journeyman gatherer trainers.  let's meet them!

in kirasanct, seek out malion.  you can find the trainer on the lower level of the fort, near the archway.  you can purchase mid level gatherer forms from malion.

the elven gatherer trainer is terywyn in feladan.  he can be found upstairs of the essence channeler, in the left tower.  he also sells journeyman forms.  (yes, i know i spelled his name wrong in the screenie!)

 

next time, we will meet the final trainer and i will show you the tools used by gatherers to harvest and process wood.  hope to see you soon!!

beginner gatherer trainers

Posted by velveeta Friday August 15 2014 at 8:03PM
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the first resource skewl we will explore is gatherer.  as with all basic skewls, you will meet your first trainer on the training island of new trismus.

elenna is the first trainer you will meet.  you can find her in the wood workstation in the middle of the cedar field, just off the road.  you will also meet her as part of the training quests offered on the island, as well as acquiring beginner formulas.

after leaving the training isle, you can find cassath in parsinia, a suburb of kion.  you can find him just inside the fort, in the left hand room.  he sells beginner forms like wood board and essence orbs.

moving on from kion, you will find the last resource trainer in the human city of dalimond.  nida can be found outside the city walls to the west, in the fabric workstation.  she also sells basic resource forms.

 

there we go with meeting the beginner gatherer trainers.  come back soon to meet the journeyman trainers!

my fave wood resource locations

Posted by velveeta Friday August 8 2014 at 12:06AM
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as i mentioned previously, there are 2 bipeds crafting skewls known as the 'resource' skewls.  miners (we will cover this later) harvest inorganic resources - metal, stone, and gems.  first, we will explore gatherers, who work with essence, fabric (including leather and hide), papyrus (a new resource), and wood.  let's explore wood resource locations.  as usual, i will give you the wiki information, followed by my fave places for working the different tiers.  please do keep in mind that most fields, of all tiers, will most likely be guarded by treants of the appropriate level.  they can be sneaky!  in addition, there may be other creatures - instead of as well as in addition to - guarding the fields as well.

tier 1:

wiki description:  cedar is the first tier wood resource.  as such, the fields are large and quick to respawn.  most locations will have a wood workstation handy.  the wiki lists the following places, altho there are more scattered around the beginning level cities and settlements:

my thoughts:  obviously, most newbies will stay on new trismus to do cedar.  and i can dig that.  it's a good place - large field near the road with a lovely wws smack in the middle and you can easily avoid the treants.  but i like kion.  near the road, even closer to town than new tris, wws, and no treants.  however, the road is patrolled by lieutenant tarn, and he can be a pain for low level players.  we have a love/hate relationship - i love to give him the royal smackdown and he hates when i do it.  payback for all the times i had to run from him when i was still just a princess.......
 
tier 2:
 
wiki description:  after cedar, you move on to working elm.  elm is actually the most easily found wood resource.  wiki sez you can find it at these locations:
 
my thoughts:  there used to be a settlement called elmnic.  it was perfect for elm, as you can prolly tell.  it seems to have been repurposed, as i can't find the fine field anymore.  so, i now do my elm work at abandoned isle or dalimond.  abandoned isle must be attuned to, and it is not the normal attunement - the initial portal to the isle to greet the gatekeeper is hidden on a very narrow cliff at the north tip of scorpion isle.  someday, i will post that attunement quest - for now, if you can't get to ai, dalimond is prolly the best place.  both locations are guarded by both elm treants and ruxus, so i might suggest a babysitter if you are lower level.
 
tier 3:

wiki description:  the next tier wood resource is oak.  you can find it:

my thoughts:  i know oak is at mahagra.  peeps who know have told me so.  i think i even found it once.  but for me, heather is so much easier.  very large field and, back in the day when blight was more populated, lots of player wws at the settlement. alas, that is not the case nowadays, but still a good place to find oak.  there are plenty of treants, and, as an added reason to stay on your toes, a nasty boss  werewolf named storm's shadow patrols the mountain area in the middle of the field.  not to be messed with, run when you get wind of him.
 
tier 4:
 
wiki description:  if you read this drivel, you already know about maple, the tier 4 wood resource.  the wiki, currently, only listed one location, but there are at least 2 more, including a very safe location that escapes at the moment - it being very late for me and i am old and losing my memory.  but anyway:
 
my thoughts:  at least until i remember the other locations, i go to sanctuary bay to harvest maple.  if you are lucky enough to have some player made wws at the settlement, you will be in good shape.  there is no game wws handy.  the field is large - but heavily guarded by treants.  not a pleasant place to craft in any circumstance.
o hey, i remember another location.  it's a widespread area near mithril's anvil and the imperial outpost.  very heavily guarded by metal golems as well as treants, and baddies sometimes make their way to the area from the outpost.  sanct bay is slightly easier to deal with in that respect.
hey, i remember another place!!  harton valley - it is a settlement deep in a wide valley near tazoon.  in addition to the normal treants, the boss, bitterbranch, patrols the field.  there is a port that requires attunement.  hopefully, there are plenty of player wws to use.
 
tier 5:
 
wiki description:  yew is truly a pain in the azz resource to harvest.  no safe fields, no handy wws.  find it at these locations:
my thoughts:  DO NOT go to harro.  you will die before getting a full load of logs.  just trust me on this one.  go to yewn.  with luck, it is built up and there will be a wws handy.  you will need to run off the cliff to get to it, so make sure you know where to go, cause you don't want to get tangled with the yew treants.
 
tier 6:
 
wiki description:  ah, blessed thornwood!!  thanx again to yildar!!  both the wiki and i both agree, the one and only place for thornwood is:
  • East and southeast of Harro
my thoughts:  now, safe harvesting of thornwood depends on where you go.  east of harro, you will find the field guarded by treants.  but, if you remember, yildar told us about the area southeast of harro proper where we can safely harvest.  plus, if there are player built plots available, a handy wws near a port pad!
 
 
and so, there we have wood resources and the locations thereof.  next time, we will begin to meet the gatherer trainers.  hope to see you next time!
 

expert scholar trainer

Posted by velveeta Friday August 1 2014 at 8:18PM
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there is only one expert scholar trainer, jalthor longbraid in aughundell.  you can find him in the last right room of the crafthall mine, between the scholar's desk and the essence channeler.

 

speaking of, scholars are responsible for making scrolls and spell shards.  in order to do this, both resources need essence orbs.  to harvest essence, one uses an essence siphon.  forming the raw essence into orbs requires both an essence shaper and an essence channeler.  unlike most other resources, essence working only requires one machine, the channeler.

scholars then scribe spells and such onto stone spell shards or papyrus scrolls.  scribing requires the use of a rune stylus and a scholar's desk.

 

and there we have the scholar trainers!  hope you found the info useful.  that also concludes the basic crafting skewls.  there are 2 other skewls that i consider basic - the game calls them 'resource' skewls - gatherer and miner.  we shall explore them next, starting with the gatherer skewl.  see you soon with wood resource locations to get us started!  see ya soon!

journeyman scholar trainers

Posted by velveeta Friday July 25 2014 at 8:32PM
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time to meet the journeyman scholar trainers!

first up is hubert hufflebing in new rachival. you can find the gnome trainer in the lower level of the fort, in the same building as other trainers we have met.  you will find him just inside the door, next to the scholar's desk.

in an environment as cold as new rach is hot, the scholar trainer in kirasanct is palaikis the fiend.  he can be found in the upper right building of the fort, in an alcove at the back of the main area.

the cold must be good for learning, as the next scholar trainer is revaan nosfer in mahagra.  since, apparently, most scholars are male - and so it is with revaan.  find him in the the back right tower of the fort.

the last of the jm trainers is a rare female - talyshae in sylvan feladan.  she can be found next to the scholar's desk in the lower level of the fort, to the left of the essence channeler.

 

i hope you will join me next time, when we meet the last scholar trainer and i introduce you to the tools of the trade.  see you soon!

update on some resource locations

Posted by velveeta Sunday July 13 2014 at 8:23PM
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well, my children, thanks again to yildar.  after so many recommendations, his was the final straw that made me download the map pack.  and why i waited so long, i don't even know!  if you are gonna play horizons for serious, you need to do so as well!  go to istariareference.com and download the mappack mod with updates.  you will thank the gods for it (altho, of course, it is a player made thing,,,,,).  i will be relying on it heavily to show you locations i can't get to, for whatever reason (usually time or attunement, i imagine!  lol )

anyhoo, to the topic at hand.

harro is a high level and dangerous place.  so, of course, there are several high level resources located in the surrounding lands.  today, i will show you how to get to some unguarded steelsilk (for outfitters) and radiant wisps (for scholars, if you want to check the related earlier posts).  you can also find thornwood in the area, which we will cover in future.  so, let's get started, shall we?

starting at the harro arrival pad, head southernly down the hill past the guard shack.  stay on the road as it turns southeastish and go up the hill.  at the top, you will see the settlement port pad.  head to the right, behind the middle plot (on blight, it is the only plot that is built on - that is unlikely to be the case on the live shards).  there is a scaleable 'pass' (you will need to jump up a couple times, but it is fair easy to climb) you need to climb.  once at the top, you are entering the safe resource area.

to get to the steelsilk and rads, you need to cross the top of the hill and go down another 'pass' to a lower plateau.  on that plateau, you will find the rad wisps - including some enraged, much easier to deal with than the blight hounds and other nasties in the other areas around here - to your right and the start of the steelsilk field to your left.  remember, the closer you get to blighted lands, the better your chances of running into trouble.  also, there are no convenient workstations for any of this, so you will prolly need to become very familiar with the harro settlement area, for access to player plots with workstations.

and that is how easy it turned out to be to get to some important high level resources.  join me again soon, when we will meet the journeyman scholars!