now i get to introduce you to the next crafting skewl vel will be taking up once all the plot construction is done - the confectioner. confectioners make food and drinks, as well as the containers and pots to make them, that restore health and decrease - if not eliminate - death point (dp) penalties and time to expire. players eat a meal (of your appropriate tier) - consisting of an appetizer, side dish, main dish, and dessert - within the proper time span and preferably within a game tavern at least (player built taverns have the same bonuses as other player built workstations).
an excerpt from the relevant content release notes:
The amount of DP reduction for foods has been greatly increased. Eating a full meal (Appetizer, Side, Main and Dessert) of the appropriate tier will now remove a full 50% of a Death Point when eaten outside of a Tavern.
just because of the nature of the beast, confectioners are very busy peeps. they have to harvest the raw food materials needed for the recipe, craft the pots and bowls and such, most recipes call for water to be fetched (a major reason vel built the palace and industrial complexes near the well in addition to the incoming port pad). they also work with a big variety of workstations, therefore, as well as tools. confectioners must be able to work glass and earthenware as well as butcher gruoks and harvest veggies. a small sample woutd be using a bucke
t to harvest milk
or a fishing pole
to catch mackrel
, a baking spatula
or a cooking knife
with the cooking table and oven
, brew stirrer
s in the distillery
, and clay scoop
s at the pottery kiln
. the food materials are way too many to list; confectioners work with everything from fruits and veggies (carrots, potatoes, tomatoes, apples, etc) to aromatics (garlic, onion, elc.) to grains (wheat, corn, barley, etc.) to meat (vension, beef, pork - okay, grulets and gruoks - etc.), to fish, to dairy (eggs, milk, etc.). plus being able to make glass, clay, and stone implements and containers. as you can see, confectioners are the hardest working crafters in istaria, or at least tied with tinkers for the 'honor'. not a skewl to be taken up lightly, but a very necessary one. confectioners are honored and lauded on horizons. it is also the reason that the trainers give a lot of quests. i recommend you take advantage of them - not only to get to know the lay of the land, as it were, but to level in all the different skills it takes to be a confectioner.
**please be aware that some of the trainer info on the wiki page is inaccurate. i have checked the info and will, of course, post the info within the appropriate topic. screenies should be taken as the correct, in game info.**
anyway, on to the trainers. when you are ready to begin your cooking career, you have a choice of trainers to choose from. there is julie
- find her
in the kitchen north of the incoming port pad. speak
to her to join the skewl and trade for your beginner form
s. she also offers some quests to get rare food recipes. she shares the building with the jm trainer, velma
offers jm forms
when you speak
the other beginner trainer is fillet
. it is the most famous confectioner in all the land! fillet
offers, in addition to the normal forms
, the best quests. speak
to it in its kitchen
just inside the city walls near the incoming port pad to find out more.
our last confectioner trainer is the expert and master confectioner, estelwen
the elf, in feladan
. she is located up the stairs and to the left, in the 'towe
r' kitchen. speak
to her and trade for your forms
also has some nice quests to bestow.
and so, we have only the very basic info about this complex skewl, but it is enough to get ya started! see you soon with another exciting crafting profession to explore!