One thing that separates regular graphic games and MUDs, such as the ones Iron Realms offers, is the ability to play any role that you want. Want to be the knight in shining armor, protecting the populace from the wiles of Evil and corruption? You can! Want to be the dark assassin, silently leaving death and destruction in your wake? You can! Ever wanted to take part in the criminal underworld? In Achaea, you have that option!
Let's take a look at the options available for an enterprising criminal kingpin such as yourself.
First, there are a wide assortment of alchoholic beverages and drugs available. Everything from common Ale to Rum and Whiskey. For high-profile criminal business meetings, there are even assortments of wines and champagnes to choose from. Of course, drunkeness and slurred speech will occur should too many of these drinks be imbibed. But hey, your rival across the table doesn't need to be warned about such things. Drink up!
Drugs are also available for either your own use or for profitable trafficking! Cactus weed is a simple herb that can be found in the Mhojave desert. If it is smoked, it produces hallucinations and feelings of euphorbia. Gleam, on the other hand, is a snortable, highly-addictive drug. The first uses create positive changes, but multiple uses will cause hallucinations and withdrawal symtoms. If you manage to ascertain many clients of gleam, you'll certainly need to traffick in a good amount of the drug into the cities. Just make sure you pay off the custom officials! Dr. Kortoxian, a fellow that produces the drug, can also sell it to you in the underbellies of the individual cities of Achaea.
Second, no criminal enerprise would be complete without brothels! There are three main brothels situated across the lands of Achaea. Each allows patrons to pay for services ranging from simple massages to the more exquisite pleasures of life. These are fine places to setup bases of operation, conduct meetings, or to send clients to. The Bathory Chalet of Mhaldor, the Dancing Dryad Tavern (located on the Mysian Pirate Island), and the House of Delights in Hashan offer such services. All of them offer drinks or other items of interest.
Third, every criminal kingpin has the option of adding theft of stolen goods to their repetoire. Using serpent-classed individuals, gold and other items can be pickpocketed from individuals throughout the streets and markets of the cities of Achaea. Since gold buys everything from credits to herbs, it is a valuable resource. Send your henchmen throughout the countryside to swipe gold from the denizens that inhabit the many villages in order to create a steady cashflow that can be used in turn to buy the drugs that you need for your paying clients.
There are many other options for you to consider, if you'd like to play the criminal mastermind. Everything from spying to mercenary persuits, the option is yours! Create a character in one of the free to play games from Iron Realms and come join us. We're always looking for new people to play with!