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Istanbul: The largest turkey! (Part.10) Capt.Aki's tour

Posted by UWO_NEWS Tuesday November 29 2011 at 4:42PM
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I traveled to the land named after a big chicken! I always wondered where they got the name of the place. And what sort of place it is its a dangerous place to get too but curiosity gets the best of me all the time.


Istanbul (Turkish: ?stanbul), historically known as Constantinople it is the largest city in Turkey and 5th largest city proper in the world , also making it the second largest metropolitan area in Europe by population, and the largest metropolitan city proper. stanbul is also a megacity, as well as the cultural, economic, and financial centre of Turkey. The city covers 39 districts of the Istanbul province. It is located on the Bosphorus Strait and encompasses the natural harbour known as the Golden Horn, in the northwest of the country.


It extends both on the European (Thrace) and on the Asian (Anatolia) sides of the Bosphorus, and is thereby the only metropolis in the world that is situated on two continents. Istanbul is a designated alpha world city.

By the 19th century, the city had acquired a number of names used by either foreigners or Turks. Europeans often used Stamboul alongside Constantinople to refer to the whole of the city, but Turks used the former name only to describe the historic peninsula between the Golden Horn and the Sea of Marmara. Pera was used to describe the area between the Golden Horn and the Bosphorus, but Turks also used the name Beyo?lu, which is still in use today. However, with the Turkish Postal Service Law of 28 March 1930, the Turkish authorities formally requested foreigners to adopt ?stanbul, a name in existence since the 10th century, as the sole name of the city within their own languages.


Born in Karaman he travelled to ?stanbul to study in the medrese founded by Mahmut Pasha. Later on, he worked as a teacher in the medrese. Being a man of letters, in various occasions he acted as a consultant to sultan. He contributed to the kanunname of Mehmet II, a series of laws regularizing the Ottoman Empire. He also helped the sultan in writing letters of high literary value to Akkoyunlu sultan Uzun Hasan.

The skills that can be learned from Kara Mehmet are.

Biology (Skill)
5,000 Ducats





He can be located East of Istanbul


Sadly Rossana is a generic NPC tho I like how her charter model is maid. I wish I had the same clothes as her.

The skills that can be learned from Rossana are.

Persuasion(Skill)
30,000 Ducats




She can be located south of Istanbul



The Süleymaniye Mosque (Turkish: Süleymaniye Camii) is an Ottoman imperial mosque located on the second Hill of Istanbul, Turkey. It is the second largest mosque in the city, and one of the best-known sights of Istanbul.

The Süleymaniye Mosque was built on the order of Sultan Süleyman (Süleyman the Magnificent) "was fortunate to be able to draw on the talents of the architectural genius of Sinan Pasha" (481 Traditions and Encounters: Brief Global History). The construction work began in 1550 and the mosque was finished in 1558.
This "vast religious complex called the Süleymaniye...blended Islamic and Byzantine architectural elements. It combines tall, slender minarets with large domed buildings supported by half domes in the style of the Byzantine church Hagia Sofia (which the Ottomans converted into the mosque of Aya Sofya)" (481 Traditions and Encounters: Brief Global History).


The design of the Süleymaniye also plays on Suleyman's self-conscious representation of himself as a 'second Solomon.' It references the Dome of the Rock, which was built on the site of the Temple of Solomon, as well as Justinian's boast upon the completion of the Hagia Sophia: "Solomon, I have surpassed thee!" The Süleymaniye, similar in magnificence to the preceding structures, asserts Suleyman's historical importance. The structure is nevertheless smaller in size than its older archetype, the Hagia Sophia.

The Süleymaniye was ravaged by a fire in 1660 and was restored by Sultan Mehmed IV. Part of the dome collapsed again during the earthquake of 1766. Subsequent repairs damaged what was left of the original decoration of Sinan (recent cleaning has shown that Sinan experimented first with blue, before turning red the dominant color of the dome).

During World War I the courtyard was used as a weapons depot, and when some of the ammunition ignited, the mosque suffered another fire. Not until 1956 was it fully restored again.


I did not find any chickens nor turkeys here but it is said the best place to get them is just close by

The Curios Captain-Aki-Chan

Guide to a Spanish Trader

Posted by UWO_NEWS Monday November 28 2011 at 11:11AM
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So you want to play UWO here is a guide to help you begin your adventures as a trader. its very important to have money early in this game so you can spend it later if your doing adventuring you wont be spending much but doing battle can be very costly. a typical Spanish trader can make his own cannons and armor so its very ideal to start as a trader.


A path to Money Trader

As explained in the current Spanish situation in the world, we have advantages for cannon casting, firearm and gold trading.

Political merchant favors all those skills (precious metal trading, casting firearm trading) but doesn't favor account and the lvl requirement is high. So, at this step we will aim for money trader class that favors metal trading and casting which is enough for us to start making gold bars in Habana.

This is just one way of playing UWO but let's say you are out of newbies Spanish once you are a money trader and can cast gold dusts into bars with reasonable firearm trading to bring firearms to carib.


Milestone goals

- Casting R12+1
- handcrafting R5
- metal trading rank 4+5
- firearm trading R6+3
- wares trading R5
- mineral trading R6+3
- luxury trading R5
- account R6+4
- sociability R5+3
- frugality R6
- caution R6



optional (helps increase profits while training core skills)
- weapon trading R3
- craft trading R3
- Spice trading
- alcohol trading R4


Now lets break them down to 10 steps.


1. Aim for 10/7/7

10/7/7 is the requirement for dhow. fastest ship until you get yourself a Sambuk (16/22/16) You will be doing a lot of schooling. Schooling is mostly about sailing, so save your time with ship.


2. Graduate adv school

with dhow, you can easily graduate adv school so finish with it. you probably should get yourself adv lv16 galley for better trading after this. I personally think geography/recognition path is easiest. (tho it gives less long term benefits.)


3. Aim for merchant lvl of 16 (graduate merchant school)

dhow and galley should help you with most of merchant schooling.

this lvl is for a transport galley. Very nice ship for short distance trading until you move onto Arabian galley. (need to learn rowing)

keywords: dhow (10/7/7)

4. Aim for lv 22 merchant as you rank up casting/mineral/wares on mineral trader class in Oslo, Plymouth, Amsterdam, Hamburg.===

Here we start moving toward the goal. this stage is kind of hard until you get to casting R5. Your casting should be around R10 by the time you get to lv22.

Get yourself an aide too.

keywords: casting+1 hammer, mineral+2 earrings


5. Graduate maritime school and continue MT until lv19

Continue with maritime until lv19. You should be able to get permits to India if you do storyline.

keywords: transport carrack(5/17/5) nice PC made cannons, mining laying

learn about maritime


6. Chandler on Arabian galley around Barcelona until casting R12

Now, you should meet the requirements for the Arabian galley. awesome awesome ship for any purpose. You will love it so much. (its kind of hard to buy from the PC market. you might have to camp in Hormuz)

Become chandler and work on trading skills (especially firearm) and brash up ur casting to R12 here. (probably be lv28 merchant lvl too)

if you get to rank12 before you get to lvl.

you can optionally go India to learn spice trading before you start this step if spice is something you want for good.

The key item: firearm+2 earring (4m Hormuz), Arabian galley


7. Merchant lv28 then become money trader.

first become accountant to learn metal trading and luxury trading(if you haven't learned) Buy metal trading+2 boosts.

you get the quest with metal trading R5 requirement in Santo Domingo to get the card money trader. (maybe keep it)

keywords: gold armor, gold earring (from Zanzibar)


8. Handcraft rank5

this step should be really easy if you have come so far.


9. Optional step: get gem trading.

if you have some to help u get the quest in India. Having gem trading help you loading agates to protects markets for selling golds better. done! just become a money trader and keep casting gold from dusts in Carib to sell in EU. Oh, don't forget to invest 1m to unlock the recipe at craftsman in Habana.

keywords: big transport carrack

In my opinion, you don't need Xebec for Caribbean trading (combination of trading galleon and Arabian galley will do it better.)

Join our Spanish gold casting union to share information about ports to sell gold bars!


Bon voyage!

Athens: A city worshiped by gods and people (Part.9) Capt.Aki's tour

Posted by UWO_NEWS Saturday November 26 2011 at 4:39PM
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Athens is one of the oldest cites and the world and that means it also has the oldest treasures its time for me to get rich!  
 
 
 
 
  Athens ( /?æθ?nz/; Modern Greek: Αθ?να, Athina, IPA: [a?θina], Katharevousa: ?θ?ναι, Athine, Ancient Greek: ?θ?ναι, Ath?nai (plural)), the capital and largest city of Greece, dominates the Attica periphery; as one of the world's oldest cities, its recorded history spans around 3,400 years.
 

 Classical Athens was a powerful city-state. A center for the arts, learning and philosophy, home of Plato's Academy and Aristotle's Lyceum, it is widely referred to as the cradle of Western civilization and the birthplace of democracy, largely due to the impact of its cultural and political achievements during the 5th and 4th centuries BC on the rest of the then known European continent.




 
 The heritage of the classical era is still evident in the city, represented by a number of ancient monuments and works of art, the most famous of all being the Parthenon, widely considered a key landmark of early Western civilization. The city also retains a vast variety of Roman and Byzantine monuments, as well as a smaller number of remaining Ottoman monuments projecting the city's long history across the centuries. Landmarks of the modern era are also present, dating back to 1830 (the establishment of the independent Greek state), and taking in the Hellenic Parliament (19th century) and the Athens Trilogy consisting of the National Library of Greece, the Athens University and the Academy of Athens. Athens was the host city of the first modern-day Olympic Games in 1896
 
 
 

 In Ancient Greek, the name of Athens was: ?θ?ναι [at????na?], related tο name of the goddess Athena (Attic ?θην? [at???n??] and Ionic ?θ?νη [a't??:n?:]). The city's name was in the plural, like those of Θ?βαι (Th?bai), Μυκ?ναι (Muk?nai), and Δελφο? (Delphoi).
An etiological myth explaining how Athens acquired this name was well known amongst ancient Athenians and even became the theme of the sculpture on the West pediment of the Parthenon. Both Athena and Poseidon requested to be patrons of the city and to give their name to it, so they competed with one another for the honor, offering the city one gift each. Poseidon produced a salt water spring by striking the ground with his trident, symbolizing naval power. Athena created the olive tree, symbolizing peace and prosperity. The Athenians, under their ruler Cecrops, accepted the olive tree and named the city after Athena.




 

 Martinengo - Ooops! a generic NPC since there are several Martinengo from a composer to a General I have no Idea which one this is since he has a common name for the era.




The skills that can be learned from Martinengo are.       



Salvic (Languge)  
4,000 Ducats
Salvage  (Skill)
8,000 Ducats






 He can be found right on the center of Athens
 
 
 
 
 Jean Parisot de Valette (born in 1494[?]; died in Malta, 21 August 1568) was born into a noble family in Quercy. He was a Knight of St. John, joining the order in the Langue de Provence, and fought with distinction against the Turks at Rhodes. As Grand Master, Valette became the Order's hero and most illustrious leader, commanding the resistance against the Ottomans at the Great Siege of Malta in 1565, widely regarded as one of the greatest sieges of all time. He became Grand Master of the Knights Hospitaller on 21 August 1557.
 
 
 
   The skills that can be learned from La Valette are.       
Swordplay (Skill)  
8,000 Ducats
Assault  (Skill)
30,000 Ducats
Tactics  (Skill)
10,000 Ducats
 
 
 


After the great siege, he commissioned the construction of the new city of Valletta in 1566, laying the first stone with his own hands. This took place on the slopes of Mount Sciberras, where the flower of the Turkish army had died whilst trying to storm Fort St. Elmo, a fort which the Turks thought would fall within three or four days, but which, due to the bravery of the defenders, held out for 30 days.




 
 
 
 
The Parthenon  
   The Parthenon (Ancient Greek: Παρθεν?ν) is a temple in the Athenian Acropolis, Greece, dedicated to the Greek goddess Athena, whom the people of Athens considered their protector. Its construction began in 447 BC and was completed in 438 BC, although decorations of the Parthenon continued until 432 BC. It is the most important surviving building of Classical Greece, generally considered to be the culmination of the development of the Doric order. Its decorative sculptures are considered some of the high points of Greek art. The Parthenon is regarded as an enduring symbol of Ancient Greece and of Athenian democracy and one of the world's greatest cultural monuments. 
 
 
No Luck      
 
 Athens really didn't have much to offer all the ruins were already cleared out!. and all they had were odd jobs not worth of my keen adventuring skills so off I go wherever the wind may take me!
 
Pennyles...
 
 
Capt.-Aki - Chan
 

Month of November, Full of Surprises!

Posted by UWO_NEWS Wednesday November 23 2011 at 4:26AM
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Surprise 1: MAJOR EXPANSION!

Tierra Americana, Chapter 1. Atlantic

Update Date: NOV 23, 2011

1. Build a Pioneer City in America

Land of freedom and opportunity, America is revealed! You now can build your own city with your guild member. Also, visit other guilds’ cities and trigger the trade!

2. Paris, City of Art

New inland cities of the West will also be introduced! Visit the famous museums in Paris and see what the new trends are!

3. Firenze, City of Craft

City of innovation attracts the craftsmen! Walk through the second inland city, Firenze. Its special recipe is changing the city!

4. New Vessels

Reinforcement system to improve the performance of your beloved vessel!

Surprise 2: BACK TO UWO EVENT!

Back to Duty, Captains!

Event Period: NOV 23 ~DEC 21, 2011

If you did not log-in for past two months, it is time to come back to UWO!

All your sailors are ready to set sail. Only your command is needed!

Join during the event period to receive complimentary items! ($ 15 worth):

Surprise 3:BLACK FRIDAY DEALS!

Majesty of Invincible Fleet!

Limited Time Only: NOV 23 ~ NOV 30, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving UWO sailors! UWO Team offers the best offer that you’ve never seen and will never see! Not only has the discounted price of 2,600 NC, this special version of Treasure Box has gotten more number of ships and a better chance of attaining it!

Premium vessels are available for a limited time only:

Different types of cannon shots

Posted by UWO_NEWS Monday November 21 2011 at 10:11AM
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Favoring cannons I know the different shots that they have and for what specific purpose you need them. its also importance since they also affect how you PVP or defend yourself in the game.


1. Normal shot/duel shot
Durability damage dealers. Duel Shot type cannons are normally high-penetration, short-ranged, slow reload.
Dual Shot Ship Skill "armor piercing" can cause "great leaking" to the target. (leaking causes lower armor + great leaking can't be healed with buckets)

2.Flame shot
It can cause fires on targets. The more slots you have flame shots with, the more frequent cause fire.
Not effective when it is raining. Flame shot can occasionally cause explosion which reduces ammunition.

Flame shot skill "armor deterioration shot" is a passive skill to decrease armor of the target during the battle. (only goes down to half. no way to heal)
Aide skill "Enhance Flame Shot" can increase possibility of fire and reduces more water on fire.

3. Smoke shot
can cause smoking on targets. can only recovered by an item which certain NPCs drop or by time. Critical hit cause smoking at 100%.
Ship Skill "Special smoke shot" can cancel effective active skills of the target on critical hit.
Aide Skill "Enhance smoke shot" can increase the possibility of smoking and reduces food of the target.

4. Chain shot
Damages ship parts. High bursts can cause damages to sails and the steer of a target.
Critical hit cause damages on sails or the steer at 100%.

It also halve the sailing speed when critical shot hit on the peak. (good for PKers)

5. Grape shot
Damage to sailors WHEN the durability of the target is less than half.
Critical hit can reduce vigor of the target.

Ship Skill "Burst shot" can cause chaos on the target (stronger version of confusion) at low possibility (critical hit causes at 100%)
Aide skill "Enhance Grape shot" can reduce vigor of the target even without a critical hit.

Melee Vs Cannon Comparison

Posted by UWO_NEWS Sunday November 20 2011 at 4:56AM
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Dary is the leader of the Armada he sure is a smart guy! He knows a lot of stuff and is a veteran player even before the UWO global servers. He teaches us a lot of stuff and this is one of the lessons we had when we were still noobs. ^^

Melee is better than cannons for:

1. rare item hunting

You can only plunder rare items though melee combat.

2. privateering to plunder

You can steal goods with cannons when you privateer PC, but you can only steal items with plunder.

3. last longer to grind

Because you can steal food/water as you grind, you can keep grinding as long as you do not keep losing your sailors.

4. big advantages for 1on1 in PvP

In 1on1, the opponent has no way to heal their sailors while doing melee. It takes so much time to heal up sailors after retreating.

5. Lower cost on items

The durability of cannons can really go down fast. Whereas, melee goods last quite long. (and generally cheaper as long as you do not go for very expensive melee items)

6. More Ducats per battle

You plunder money as well so you get more money than winning with cannons.

7. More fame per battle

Extra fame is given when you kill all sailors of a ship.

Now, cannons are better than melee for:

1. better for more than 1on1 PvP

Because in this game, you can only do 1on1 to go melee with, automatically cannons have higher chance to kill a ship in a short time. This becomes more predominant as numbers of players involved increase.

2. More exp per battle

As long as you have good cannons, generally (still depends on kind of enemies you are fighting with) you make more exp efficiently than melee.

3. better for PKK

Normally PKers are good at melee. It is risky to fight them in their game. AND, they might not to have good plating. (to catch merchant ships) It is very easy to sink a ship without good plating. When you PKK, you just need to beat him however to win the bounty.

4. Less risk to grind

When you are grinding with melee-style, you occasionally face some accidents and end up losing. You do not have that problem when you are grinding with cannons.

5. Save one active skill slot

Melee-oriented players have almost no choice but to sail on galleys. Galley requires rowing to be switched on while sailing or battling (You actually should switch on and off rowing to turn or accelerate). You can only three active skills switched on. And one of them is occupied by rowing almost always.

If you are cannon-oriented, you wouldn't choose galley with some exceptions. So you save an active skill slot for something good.

Amsterdam: A dam in the river Amstel (Part.8) Capt.Aki's tour

Posted by UWO_NEWS Thursday November 17 2011 at 2:47PM
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Egypt was full of sand and caravans merchants crossed great deserts to travel to India and trade speaking of merchants I heard that there's a place up north where everyone makes lots of money and an expert in trading goods boy I'm so poor now I need a masters advice! 
 
Amsterdam - Is the capital and largest city of the Netherlands, The city is located in the province of North Holland in the west of the country. It comprises the northern part of the Randstad, the sixth-largest metropolitan area in Europe.
Its name is derived from Amstellerdam, indicative of the city's origin: a dam in the river Amstel. Settled as a small fishing village in the late 12th century, Amsterdam became one of the most important ports in the world during the Dutch Golden Age, a result of its innovative developments in trade. During that time, the city was the leading center for finance and diamonds 
 

Some people say I am as pretty as a diamond!

The Amsterdam Stock Exchange, the oldest stock exchange in the world, is located in the city center. Amsterdam's main attractions, including its historic canals, the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum, Stedelijk Museum, Hermitage Amsterdam, Anne Frank House, its red-light district, and its many cannabis coffee shops.
 
Even Pirates go to Amsterdam to look around the market
 
The 17th century is considered Amsterdam's Golden Age, during which it became the wealthiest city in the world. Ships sailed from Amsterdam to the Baltic Sea, North America, and Africa, as well as present-day Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka, and Brazil, forming the basis of a worldwide trading network. Amsterdam's merchants had the largest share in both the Dutch East India Company and the Dutch West India Company. These companies acquired overseas possessions that later became Dutch colonies. Amsterdam was Europe's most important point for the shipment of goods and was the leading Financial Centre of the world.In 1602, the Amsterdam office of the Dutch East India Company became the world's first stock exchange by trading in its own shares.
 
 
 
Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus (October 28, 1466 – July 12, 1536), sometimes known as Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam, was a Dutch Renaissance humanist and a Catholic priest and theologian. His scholarly name Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus comprises the following three elements: the Latin noun desiderium ("longing" or "desire"; the name being a genuine Late Latin name); the Greek adjective ?ρ?σμιος (erásmios) meaning "desired", and, in the form Erasmus, also the name of a St. Erasmus of Formiae; and the Latinized adjectival form for the city of Rotterdam (Roterodamus = "of Rotterdam").


Erasmus was a classical scholar who wrote in a "pure" Latin style and enjoyed the sobriquet "Prince of the Humanists." He has been called "the crowning glory of the Christian humanists." Using humanist techniques for working on texts, he prepared important new Latin and Greek editions of the New Testament. These raised questions that would be influential in the Protestant Reformation and Catholic Counter-Reformation. He also wrote The Praise of Folly, Handbook of a Christian Knight, On Civility in Children, Copia: Foundations of the Abundant Style, Julius Exclusus, and many other works.

 
The skills that can be learned from Erasmus are.       

Theology (Skill)  
8,000 Ducats
English  (Language)
1,000 Ducats
Archeology   (Skill)   
1,500 Ducats
 




I don't think he likes to joke.

The Bicker family was one of the oldest patrician families of Amsterdam - consisting of Andries' father Gerrit, a grain merchant and beer brewer, and his three brothers, Jacob, Jan and Cornelis, had a firm grip on world trade, trading on the East, the West, the North and the Mediterranean. (His uncle Laurens Bicker was one of the first to trade on Guinea and seized four Portuguese ships in 1604).
 
 
In 1646, seven members of the Bicker family, called the Bicker's league, simultaneously held some political position or other. The Bickers provided silver and ships to Spain, and were very much interested in ending the Eighty Years War. This brought them in conflict with the stadtholder, some provinces, like Zeeland and Utrecht, and the Reformed preachers.
 
  The skills that can be learned from Bicker are.       

Weapons Trading (Skill)  
15,000 Ducats
Wares Trading  (Skills)
1,000 Ducats
Fishing   (Skill)   
3,000 Ducats


 


WOW! I got to meet a famous adventurer

Gerardus Mercator (5 March 1512 – 2 December 1594) was a Flemish cartographer. He was born in Rupelmonde in the County of Flanders. He is remembered for the Mercator projection world map, which is named after him. This proved very useful to many later explorers.
 
  Mercator was born Gerard de Kremer or de Cremer in the Flemish town of Rupelmonde to parents from Gangelt in the Duchy of Jülich. "Mercator" is the Latinized form of his name. It means "merchant". He was educated in 's-Hertogenbosch by the famous humanist Macropedius and at the University of Leuven. Despite Mercator's fame as a cartographer, his main source of income came through his craftsmanship of mathematical instruments. In Leuven, he worked with Gemma Frisius and Gaspar Myrica from 1535 to 1536 to construct a terrestrial globe, although the role of Mercator in the project was not primarily as a cartographer, but rather as a highly skilled engraver of brass plates. Mercator's own independent map-making began only when he produced a map of Palestine in 1537; this map was followed by another—a map of the world (1538) -- and a map of Flanders (1540). During this period he learned Italic script because it was the most suitable type of script for copper engraving of maps. He wrote the first instruction book of Italic script published in northern Europe.
 
 
The skills that can be learned from Mercator are.       
Geography  (Skill)  
5,000 Ducats
Surveying  (Skills)
4,000 Ducats
Portuguese   (Language)   
1,000 Ducats
 

The Reguliersgracht -  in Amsterdam the canal with its canal houses is part of the second phase of the canal, which was built from 1658. It was initially intended that no moat, but a street would be. In 1664 the canal was ready for building. Reguliersgracht is named after the Regular Friary from 1394 to 1532 outside the Regular gate stood approximately at the site where the Utrechtsestraat and Keizersgracht intersect. The Regular Monastery is an engraving from 1760 by Jan Wagenaar clearly visible.
The canal started at the current Reguliersbreestraat. The part of the Herengracht in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries muted. Here we are now Thorbeckeplein.


I tried to make some money but it seems no one was interested in my wares. I have no idea why ?!? Oh well I guess maybe because I have a heart of an adventurer rather than a mind of a merchant its time for me to sail away wherever I may end up next.      
 
 
Captain-Aki-Chan!

Simple Storage!

Posted by UWO_NEWS Tuesday November 15 2011 at 10:44AM
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I just got this skill a few days ago and found out that it really is important kinda boring to do but one of the late game skills that really matter

 Here is the guide made by star I usually follow all her guides but if you are comfortable with another pattern feel free to share

Originally written by and produced by MTC and her leaders. Moved to these forums by demand and complaints of signing up for the MTC forums to view them:


Introduction


Why Storage?
Storage is probably one of the most underrated skills in the game. I say that because most people see Storage as a skill that turns various Fish caught on the sea into Fish Meat. But many people probably wont know that Storage has also two very important Passive Components to it in addition to its Active Component of preserving Fish and Food.

1) High levels of Storage reduces the rate in which your equipment wears down when sailing
2) When you are being plundered by Pirates, the amount of money and Trade Goods plundered by your opponent depends on your level of Storage.

Both of these Passive boosts makes it worthwhile to level up your Storage, especially in late game.
There are two ways to level up Storage, either by using ingredients caught when fishing, or by using ingredients gathered from Landing Areas using either the skill of Collection or Procurement.



Recommended Birth Place
Any nation



Chapter of the Sea
This method is used for levelling up Storage by combining with Fishing.
All the processes require only one recipe book, and therefore taking up less inventory space.

-Required Recipe Book
Book of Fish Preservation (London, Amsterdam, Seville, Lisbon, Marseilles, Venice 5000D

-Required Skills
Storage (fisherman)
Fishing (fisherman)

Level 1 (Sardine >>> Fish Meat or Herring >>> Fish Meat)
If you are in Southern Europe, you can fish for Sardines and make Fish Meat. If you are in Northern Europe, you can fish for Herring

Level 2 (Horse Mackerel >>> Fish Meat)
You can stay in Northern Europe and fish for Sardines and Herring or you can go to the Mediterranean and make Fish Meat from Horse Mackerels

Level 3 (Tara >>> Fish Meat)
Tara requires level 4 Fishing, can are common the North Sea. The best place is south of Oslo and north of Copenhagen.

Level 4 (Salmon >>> Fish Meat)
In the same place where you fished for Tara, you can also fish for Salmon. Salmon requires level 5 fishing, and it can be turned into Fish Meat to level up your Storage skill.

Level 5 - 8 (Bonito >>> Fish Meat or Sawara >>> Fish Meat)
Bonito can be found between Madeira and Cape Verde. Alternatively you can travel to the Arabian Sea, outside Aden to fish to Sawara. Both fish can be preserved using Storage.

Level 8-10 (Tuna >>> Fish Meat)
Tuna requires level 8 in fishing, there two common spots for Tuna fishing. the first one is below Syracuse or just outside. The other spot is just south of Madeira. Tuna can be processed into Fish Meat.

Level 10+
See Late Game



Chapter of the Land
This alternative method can also be used to level up Storage. Instead of using various Fish as the raw materials, this method relies upon items gathered from Landing areas using either Procurement, or Collection.
The disadvantage is that some of the raw materials require high levels in Procurement or Collection. However, this disadvantage can be compensated if your farm produced these goods such as Nuts and Bark.

-Required Recipe Books
Book of Catering for Travellers (Benghazi, Salonika reward after 200,000D in investment)

-Requires Skills
Procurement (fisherman, biologist)
Collection (fisherman, biologist)
Storage (fisherman)

Notes on Procurement and Collection
Each time you activate the Procurement or Collection skill. It costs 5 vigour per action. The higher your level of Procurement and Collection, the more goods you will be able to collect with one action.
The best Landing areas to use Procurement and Collection is Landing areas outside towns, since you can go back into the Bar to replenish your vigour when it runs out.
The best spots in Landing areas to Procure or Collect items is on the Landmark areas, such as Stacked Boulder or Large Tree.

Level 1 (3 x Nuts >>> Dried Strawberries)
Nuts can obtained through Procurement in many European landing areas. I prefer the Landing area outside Nantes, because you can go into the bar to refill your Vigour when it runs out through Procurement.

Level 2 (3x Nuts >>> Prunes or Egg >>> Chicken/Duck)
You can stay in the location above and turn Nuts into Prunes or you can go to a town that sells Eggs such as Faro and produce Chicken/Duck from Eggs.
Prunes are a Specialty product from the south of France.

Level 3 (3 x Nuts >>> Dried Fig)
Using the same methods as above, turn Nuts procured from Landing area into Dried Figs. Dried Figs are a Specialty product from the Near East and can be sold for high prices in Norther Europe.

Level 4 (3 x Nuts >>> Dried Apples or 3 x Nuts >>> Dried Apricots)
Both Dried Apples and Dried Apricots use the same amount of Nuts. The different is that Dried Apples is a Speciality product of Northern France. So if you are in the Mediterranean, you are better off to make Dried Apples instead of Dried Apricots.

Level 5 - 7 (5 x Nuts >>> Dried Mango)
Since most the recipes in the Book of Catering for Travelers use Nuts as the main ingredient, you can stay in one Landing area and procure Nuts to produce various items.

Level 7 (Nuts >>> Lime Juice)
This recipe only requires a single Nut, but the item produces is not a trade good but a consumable. Lime Juice is used to cure Scurvy when sailing on the sea.

Level 8 (5 x Strange Fruit >>> Red Pepper)
You must be sick of procuring Nuts by now. It's time to move to a new area and start procuring a different. For the next 3 levels, you need to Procure Strange Fruits which is native to the Americas. The best place is outside the landing area outside the town of Merida in the Caribbean.
Strange Fruits require level 7 in Procurement to obtain, and this recipe combine 5 Strange Fruits to make Red Pepper.

Level 9 (6 x Strange Fruit >>> Green Chilli)
In the same method as above, combine 6 Strange Fruits to make Green Chilli.

Level 10 (5 x Strange Fruit >>> Cashew Nuts)
In the same method as above, combine 5 Strange Fruits to make Cashew Nuts.

Level 10+
See Late Game


Late Game
-Required Recipe Book
Book of Fish Preservation [optional] (London, Amsterdam, Seville, Lisbon, Marseilles, Venice{/COLOR] 5000D
Book of Extracting Dye [optional] ([COLOR=”green”]Merida
, reward after 800,000D in investment)
Book of Catering for Travellers (Benghazi, Salonika reward after 200,000D in investment)

-Required Skills
Storage (fisherman)
Fishing [optional] (fisherman)
Procurement [optional] (fisherman)
Collection [optional] (fisherman)


Congratulations on reaching level 10 in Storage. This probably one of the hardest crafting skills to level up. At level 10, your equipments should hardly drop in durability when sailing, and when you get robbed by Pirates, your Storage level should prevent significant losses.
Level 10 is adequate enough, there is no real need to get Storage to 15, but for those who wish to do so, here is how.

Path A

Level 10 - 14 (Tuna >>> Fish Meat)
If you chose the path of levelling up Storage through Fishing, then your best way of levelling Storage above 10 is to process Tuna. There is no effective recipes from level 8 until level 14 where you can process Marlin and Mako for Fish Meat.

Level 14 - 15 (Marlin >>> Fish Meat; Mako >>> Fish Meat)
Marlin and Mako require level 14 in Fishing can be both fished near the Port of Madeira
It's best if you equip yourself with some booster items to both Storage and Fishing so that you can process Marlin and Mako when your Storage level is under 14. This way your Storage level will level up much faster.

Path B

Level 11 (5 Strange Fruit >>> Allspice or 5 x Bark >>> Logwood)
There are more options for levelling up storage when you are using items from the land.
Procure Strange Fruits outside the town of Merida and combine 5 Strange Fruits to produce Allspice.
Alternatively you can use the Collection skill to collect Bark from the same Landing area in the Caribbean and produce Logwood using the Book of Extracting Dye.
Barks require level 8 in collection.

Level 12 (5 x Bark >>> Cinchona Bark)
Collect Barks and using the Book of Catering for Travellers to make Cinchona Bark from 5 Barks

Level 13 - 15 (5 x Bark >>> Cinchona Bark; 5 x Large Leaves >>> Cochineal)
Strangely, Large Leaves only require level 5 in Collection. When you collect 5 Large Leaves turn them into Cochineal with the Book of Extracting Dye and when you collect 5 Barks turn them Cinchona Bark with the Book of Catering for Travellers.

Level 15
WOOHOO!! Your Storage level is maxed. Now you have no fear of travelling on the seas in your best equipment and carrying large amounts of Ducats around. Even when you are robbed, your level 15 Storage would prevent you from incurring any significant losses.
Good luck and sail safe.

Cooking For A Cause!

Posted by UWO_NEWS Monday November 14 2011 at 1:50PM
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Another crafting skill in the game is cooking! It's kinda fun to do but not much rewarding as casting and handy crafts if your in a company its really good to have since its a support skill! expect to have lots of orders

This is another guide made by Starcrossed   hope we see her back in the game again.


Originally written by and produced by MTC and her leaders. Moved to these forums by demand and complaints of signing up for the MTC forums to view them:

Introduction
Cooking has always been on of my favourite crafting skills in UWO. On my old server i made hundreds of millions selling items such as Seafood Pizza and Garlic Chicken and the best thing about cooking is that there will always be a demand, regardless of where the server is at. Each guild requires a good cook or two, and if you are interested in pursuing this path here is a simple guide.


Recommended birth place
-Lisbon
-Amsterdam


Portuguese and Dutch players will have the easiest times starting out as chefs due to fact that their ports nearby stock up on all the items required for cooking, and being Portuguese or Dutch would allow them to buy extra ingredients at lower price.

With the introduction of the animal trader job, the food merchant is very much made redundant. The animal trader favours all the essential skills required for cooking, so when you are ready, change your job into an Animal Trader



Portuguese Cook

-Required Recipe Books
Easy Recipes (Palma, Bordeaux, Quest Reward --- the city's first Epicurean) 5000D
Livestock secrets - chapter of Pig (Porto) 8000D
Introduction to meat [optional] (Genoa) 10000D
Eastern Mediterranean Dishes (Fagumasta, Venice reward after 1,000,000D in investment)
Livestock secrets - chapter of Sheep [optional] (Amsterdam) 8000D

-Required skills
Accounting (all major merchant jobs)
Food trading (food merchant, animal trader)
Livestock trading (food merchant, animal trader)
Cooking (food merchant, animal trader)
Seasoning trading [optional] (medicine trader)


Level 1 - 3 (Wheat >>> Flour)
Buy Wheat from Porto or Seville (you can buy more wheat from Porto if you are Portuguese, if you are Spanish you can go to Seville, you can buy it from other players). Use the Easy Recipe book to mill the Wheat into Flour and then sell at the market

Level 3 (Pig >>> Pork)
Purchase the Livestock secrets - chapter of Pig from Porto, buy Pigs from Faro market or players and butcher the Pigs into Pork. Sell the Pork to the market in Faro. You can purchase Pigs from travelling players for 200D each and still make a handy profit

Level 4 (Pig >>> Pork >>> Bacon
Using the Livestock secrets - chapter of Pig book, buy Pigs from Faro, butcher into Pork, turn Pork into Bacon, sell at the market.

Level 5 (Pig >>> Pork >>> Ham)
Using the Livestock secrets - chapter of Pig book, buy Pigs from Faro, butcher into Pork, turn Pork into Ham, sell at the market.

Level 5 - 7 (Pig >>> Pork >>> Ham)
Butcher Pigs at Faro, turn Pork into Ham, sell at the market.

Level 7 - 10 (Pig >>> Pork >>> Ham; Sheep >>> Lamb; Lamb + Butter + Salt >>> Roast Lamb)

Path A
Butcher Pigs at Faro into Ham until level 10. (takes roughly a day or two)

Path B
Sail to Genoa to purchase the Introduction to Meat recipe book, sail to Amsterdam for the Livestock secrets - chapter of Sheep book, and make Roast Lamb (more details in the Dutch Cook section)

Level 10 (Wheat >>> Flour; Flour + Fish + Cheese >>> Seafood Pizza)
CONGRATULATIONS, you have made an important milestone, now its time to make some serious money. Either, sail to Fagumasta in the Middle East, opposite Beirut, and invest 1 million Ducats for the Eastern Mediterranean Dishes or if you have a friend from Venice, kindly ask that player to invest 1 million in Venice for the book.

All the ingredients for Seafood Pizza can be purchased at Porto, therefore making Portrugese players the most fearsome chefs in game.
Buy, Wheat, Fish and Cheese at Porto, turn the Wheat into Flour and combine all three ingredients for 1 - 3 Pizzas.
Each Pizza in early game can sell up to 5000D


Level 10 - 15
See late game for more details.



Dutch Cook

-Required Recipe Books
Easy recipes (Palma, Bordeaux, Quest Reward --- the city's first Epicurean) 5000D
Livestock secrets - chapter of Sheep (Amsterdam) 8000D
Livestock secrets - chapter of Bovine (Nantes) 8000D
Introduction to Meat (Genoa) 10000D
Dishes of the Northern Sea (Amsterdam, London, reward after 1,000,000D in investment)
Eastern Mediterranean Dishes [optional] (Fagumasta, Venice reward after 1,000,000D in investment)

-Required skills
Accounting (all major merchant jobs)
Food trading (food merchant, animal trader)
Livestock trading (food merchant, animal trader)
Cooking (food merchant, animal trader)
Seasoning trading (medicine trader)


Level 1 (Wheat >>> Flour)
Buy Wheat from Antwerp. Use the Easy Recipe book to mill the Wheat into Flour and then sell at the market

Level 2 (Sheep >>> Milk, Milk + Salt >>> Butter)
Purchase the Livestock secrets - Book of Bovine from Nantes, buy Sheep from Den Helder, make Milk, combine Milk and Salt (both available in Den Helder) into Butter

Level 3 - 5 (Sheep >>> Lamb)
Using the Livestock secrets - Book of Sheep, buy Goat from Den Helder, butcher the Sheep into Lamb, sell back to the market.

Level 5 - 7 (Sheep >>> Lamb, Lamb >>> Sausage)
Using the Livestock secrets - Book of Sheep, buy Sheep from , butcher the Goat into Lamb, turn Lamb into Sausage and sell back to the market.

Level 7 - 10 (Sheep >>> Lamb, Lamb + Butter + Salt >>> Roast Lamb)
Time for a trip into Genoa. if you any friends there you can ask them to bring back a book for Introduction to Meats which will allow you to make Roast Lamb in Den Helder.

Path A
Buy Sheep at Den Helder, turn 1/3 of the Goat into Milk, combine Milk and Salt to make Butter, Butcher the remaining Sheep into Lamb, and combine with Butter and more Salt to make Roast Lamb.
This option requires high levels in Seasoning trading to purchase enough Salt and is rather time consuming, but saves the trouble of leaving Den Helder

Path B
But Goat, butcher the Goat into Lamb, buy Salt, travel to London, and buy Butter, combine all three ingredients to make Roast Lamb . This option will allow you to trade between Den Helder and London and perhaps make even more profits.

The Roast Lamb can be sold to players or back to the Item Shop in bundles of 200.

Level 10 (Wheat >>> Flour; Flour + Fish + Cheese >>> Seafood Pizza or Cheese + Pork + Milk >>> Gratin with Cheese)

CONGRATULATIONS!!! You have become a true Dutch master of the culinary arts. Like your Portuguese counterparts, its time to make some serious money.
You can either sail to Porto and make Seafood Pizza provided you have the Eastern Mediterranean Recipe book, or stay in the Northern Sea and make the level 10 Gratin with Cheese.

For Gratin with Cheese, simply buy Goat from Den Helder, make Milk, combine Milk with Pork and Cheese (both available in Antwerp) and make Gratin with Cheese.

Level 10 - 15
See late game


Fisherman's Cook
-Required Recipe Books
Easy recipes (Palma, Bordeaux, Quest Reward --- the city's first Epicurean) 5000D
Livestock secrets - chapter of Pig [optional] (Porto) 8000D --- For Portuguese players
Livestock secrets - chapter of Sheep [optional] (Amsterdam) 8000D --- For Dutch players
Seafaring food (Lisbon) 7000D
Seafood of the North (London) 7000D
Fisherman's knowledge of fish storage (all major capital city) 5000D
Book of pharmaceutical preparations (Nantes, Malaga, Syracuse - Craft shop)
Book of Seasoning (Palma) 5000D

-Required Skill
Accounting (all major merchant jobs)
Food trading (food merchant, animal trader)
Livestock trading (food merchant, animal trader)
Seasoning trading (medicine trader)
Alcohol trading (accountant)
Industrial trading [optional] (mineral trader)
Cooking (food merchant, animal trader)
Handicraft (medicine trader)
Storage (food trader, fisherman, chef)
Fishing (fisherman, chef)
Either one of Procurement (fisherman, chef), Collection (fisherman, chef) or Search (basic Adventure Skill)

This type of cook combines fishing skill and cooking skill to specialize food dishes prepared using the fish caught at sea. The skill requirements and recipe requirements are much more extensive than other methods, but it does offer a different playing style.

It is essential to first change your job into a Chef from a job changing quest in Stockholm, requirements are level 5 cooking, 3000 trade fame. The quest is relatively easy to complete, simply hand in 200 Wine Steamed Cod, which can be purchased from the Clerk in Amsterdam.

If you do not have enough fame, ask a friend to help you out.

Level 1 - 5
Use the methods described in both the Portuguese and Dutch section above to reach level 5.

Level 5 - 7 (Wine + Halibut >>> Wine Steamed Halibut or Salt + Lumber + Herring >>> Smoked Herring; Wine + Cod >>> Wine steamed Cod)

Path A.
Camp on the sea outside Bordeaux, using the recipe Seafaring food from Lisbon, purchase Winefrom Bordeaux, catch Halibut outside of Bordeaux and make Wine Steamed Halibut. If you catch other fish use storage to make Fish

Path B.
Stock up on Wine from either Seville, Porto or Bordeaux. Travel to Bergen, and camp on the sea outside Bergen, using the Seafood of the North recipe from London, purchase Salt and Lumber from Bergen, and if you catch Herring, make Smoked Herring with Salt and Lumber. If you catch Cod, make Wine steamed Cod. Use storage to turn all other fish into Fish

Path A, is closer to Wine exporting ports, but you will get more fishing proficiency and cooking proficiency if you take Path B.

Level 7 - 10 (Salt + Lumber + Herring >>> Smoked Herring; Smoked Herring + Butter >>> Sautéed Smoke Herring)
Stock up on Butter from either London. Travel to Bergen, and camp on the sea outside Bergen, using the Seafood of the North recipe from London, purchase Salt and Lumber from Bergen, and if you catch Herring, make Smoked Herring with Salt and Lumber. The combine Smoked Herringwith Butter to make Sautéed Smoked Herring.

Level 10 (2 x Olive >>> Olive Oil, Olive oil + Salt + Tuna >>> Tuna Steak)
This is what you are waiting for. That dish costs under 500D to make and sells it 15k each. The dish recovers 80 vigour to all fleet and reduces fatigue by 48. It's the ideal food for soldiers, and you will never be short of a market.

Travel to Syracuse, buy Olives and Salt. Use the Seasoning Recipe book to turn Olives into Olive Oil. The recipe requires Handicraft at level 2, an easy way to get to level 2, is to purchase the Book of Pharmaceutical Preparations at Syracuse, travel to Naples, go outside, use either Search, Collection, or Procurement skill to gather Grass, use the Grass to make Basic Medicine, then returning to Syracuse when you reach level 2 in Handicraft.

Once you have a ship cargo of 50% Olive Oil and 50% Salt, sail to a small island just south east of Syracuse. Use the fishing skill to fish for Tuna (you need level 8 in Fishing) and make Tuna Steak with Olive Oil and Tuna.
Tuna can be fished just outside Syracuse or in the island directly north of Tripoli

This option is not recommended for starting out as a cook and is only really viable when you change into a Chef in Stockholm and have equipped yourself with booster items that add +1 to Fishing and Cooking, as well as a specialist cooking Aide.

Furniture Fortune!

Posted by UWO_NEWS Sunday November 13 2011 at 3:21PM
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So you are now a master of handy dandy handicrafts here are the list of places to make furniture and lots of Ducats! ^_^


Hardware+1 at Valencia

Requirement:
Handcraft R4 + Wares TradingR3
Materials:
25 Iron + 5 carpentry tool + lead

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Document+1 at Valencia

Requirement:
HandcraftR5 + Sundries TradingR1
Materials:
10 Woolen Fabric + 5 Carpentry tools + 20 lumbers

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Equipement+1 at Pisa

Requirements:
HandCraftR5 + fabric tradingR1
Materials:
15 Iron + 5 Carpentry tools + 15 lumbers

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Consumable+1 at Bremen

Requirements:
HandCraftR5+Medicine tradingR1
Materials:
8 ceramic(at Copenhagen)
+ 5 Carpentry tools + 15 lumbers

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Goods+1 at Lubeck

Requirements:
HandcraftingR4+alcohol tradingR3
Materials:
10 wine of barrel of Diversion
+ 5 Carpentry tools + 10 lumbers

Ship cannon guide!

Posted by UWO_NEWS Saturday November 12 2011 at 11:39AM
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A bit of warning not all the books are available yet some are only available to top investors now so here's a guide to complete the casting guide also prepared by Star ^_^

Cannons are the most sought after item for soldiers and pirates alike.
A good set of cannons will tear through enemies and players alike, and a master Cannon smith is a profession every guild needs.
However crafting Cannons is a labor intensive job. Most of the high-end Cannons require a lot of raw material, which can only be obtained from a handful of Ports.
These Ports, (Hamburg and Barcelona become well known as Cannon exporting Ports, and players from all over the world travel to these Ports to purchase freshly made Cannons from players.
This guide will provide a complete list of all possible player-made Cannons in the game, arranged by the Recipe books in which they come under.
The location of the Recipe books and methods of obtaining them are also listed, as well as the basic stats of all the Cannons.

Required Skills
Mineral Trading (mineral trader)
Industrial Goods Trading (mineral trader)
Firearms Trading (arms trader)
Weapon Trading (arms trader)
Casting (mineral trading, arms trader)

Types of Cannon Ammunition
There are 6 types of Cannon Ammunition, each has a different effect. They are:

Standard Shell
Dualshot Shell
Grapeshot Shell
Chainshot Shell
Flameshot Shell
Smokescreen Shell


Standard Shell[
No special effects

Dualshot Shell
Does extra damage to ship equipment

Grapeshot Shell
Targets ship crew. Critical hits drain enemy vigor

Chainshot Shell
Damages ship equipment

Flameshot Shell
Causes fire

Smokescreen Shell
Reduces enemy accuracy

Notes on the Raw Materials for Cannon Crafting

Cannons are usually crafted by combining 2 or 3 different raw materials
The 1st ingredient is either Cannons or Ammunition
The 2nd ingredient is either Ammunition or Bronze
The 3rd ingredient is either Iron or Steel, or in the case of Bow and Stern Cannons, Lumber

The following paragraph details where each of the ingredients can be obtained.

Cannons
Purchased from London, Seville, Barcelona (require investment)
Crafted from 4 x Coal + 4 x Iron using the Firearms Production Technique Book [casting level 11] (Barcelona, Ceuta, 20,000D)

Ammunition
Purchase from Lisbon, Barcelona
Crafted from 2 x Coal + 2 x Iron using the Firearms Production Technique Book [casting level 5] (Barcelona, Ceuta, 20,000D).

Bronze
Purchased from London, Plymouth
Crafted from Copper Ore + Tin Ore [casting level 7] using the Book of Alloy Smelting (Dublin, reward after 300,000D in investment)

Iron
Purchased from London (require investment), Dublin (require investment), Amsterdam
Crafted from Iron Ore [casting level 5] using the Book of Refining Metal (Lubeck, 120,000D)

Steel
Purchased from Barcelona, Beirute, Jaffa
Crafted from Iron Ore + Graphite [casting level 6] from the Book of Refining Metal (Lubeck, 120,000D)

Lumber
Purchased from Oslo, Helsinki

Notes on Ports for Crafting Ship Cannons
Because of the restrictions on the materials required for crafting Ship Cannons, there are only two viable Ports that is suited for crafting Cannons. They are Barcelona and Hamburg.

Barcelona
Barcelona is the ideal location for crafting Cannons because the Port exports Cannons, Ammunition and Steel. Only Spanish players will have the option to purchase Cannons from Barcelona, therefore making Barcelona a Cannon Port exclusively to Spanish players.
Another advantage of Barcelona is that it sells the rare item of Steel, which is needed to craft high end Cannons.
For the recipes that require Iron instead of Steel, Barcelona is a short trip away from Algiers, that stock Iron Ore that can turn into Iron with the Book of Refining Metal.
The disadvantage of Barcelona is that you can't craft Ship Cannons that require Bronze there.

Hamburg
For Cannonsmiths of other nations, Hamburg is the next best Port. However, crafting Cannons in Hamburg takes longer than in Barcelona, because most of the raw materials need to be crafted first.
Cannons and Ammunitions can be crafted from Coal and Iron with the [COLOR="purple"]Firearms Production Technique Book[/COLOR.] (Barcelona, Ceuta, 20,000D)
Coal is available in Hamburg.
Iron can be made from the Iron Ore in Hamburg with the Book of Metal Refining (Lubeck, 12,000D).
Finally Bronze can be smelted by combining Copper Ore with Tin Ore in Hamburg using the Book of Alloy Smelting (Dublin, reward after 300,000D in investment)/
Whilst most of the items for crafting Ship Cannons are available in Hamburg, it does not have Steel. It takes too long to craft Steel from around Hamburg, therefore its recommended to make Ship Cannons that use Iron instead.

Notes of Crafting Cannons
Unlike crafting other materials, when there is a 'big success' you don't receive an extra Ship Cannon.
Each time you can only produce 1 Ship Cannon from the materials.
However, when you do get a 'big success' you will receive additional stats to your crafted Ship Cannon.
A 'big success' cannon will have the following additional properties:

Durability --- +10
Penetration --- x1.04 ~ 1.10
Range --- +1
Reload Time --- +1

Notes on Ship Cannons that sell

In late game, the most preferred Ship Cannons are 14-Gate Carronades. These Cannons do the most damage.
Other popular choices are [B14-Gate Perrier[/B] for increased range and 14-Gate Haiperie.
A cheap alternative is either the 14-Gate Demi-Cannon or 16-Gate Demi-Cannon
[B14-Gate Perrier[/B], 14-Gate Carronades and 16-Gate Demi-Cannon are made from Strengthening of Regular Cannons (all six Capitals, 800,000D after investment) book, and 14-Gate Demi-Cannon and 14-Gate Haiperie are made from the Book of Large Cannon Casting (all six Capitals, 200,000D after investment).

For melee players, Grapeshot and Chain Cannons are preferred because Grapeshot can kill enemy crew, and Chain Cannons rip through enemy sails. The preferred Grapeshot Cannon is 16-Gate Speed Cannon and the preferred Chainshot Cannon is the 16-Gate Angel.
Both of these Ship Cannons are crafted from the Strengthening of Special Cannon recipe book (Calicut, 200,000D after investment).

Finally, some players like to use Flameshot Cannons, because at high level, they can guarantee burning, causing massive damage overtime against enemies.
The Flameshot Cannon of choice is the 16-Gate Draconis or 16-Gate Anne Fehr, both are crafted using the Strengthening of Special Cannon recipe book (Calicut, 200,000D after investment).

Cairo: The City of a Thousand Minarets (Part.7) Capt.Aki's tour

Posted by UWO_NEWS Tuesday November 8 2011 at 2:06PM
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After discovering Columbus treasure I decided that I had enough of sailing and would want to go tomb raiding so I traveled to where else but Cairo from the sea to somewhere dry. And I needed to hike I think all that eating made me gain some weight.



Cairo (pronounced /?ka?ro?/); Arabic: ???????‎ al-Q?hira, literally "The Vanquisher" or "The Conqueror" ) is the capital of Egypt, the largest city in Africa and the Arab World, and one of the most densely populated cities in the world. Nicknamed "The City of a Thousand Minarets" for its preponderance of Islamic architecture, Cairo has long been a center of the region's political and cultural life. Even before Cairo was established in the 10th century, the land composing the present-day city was the site of national capitals whose remnants remain visible in parts of Old Cairo. Cairo is also associated with Ancient Egypt due to its proximity to the Great Sphinx and the pyramids in adjacent Giza.


Egyptians today often refer to Cairo as Ma?r (Arabic: ???‎), the Arabic pronunciation of the name for Egypt itself, emphasizing the city's continued role in Egyptian influence. Cairo has the oldest and largest film and music industries in the Arab World, as well as the world's second-oldest institution of higher learning, al-Azhar University. Many international media, businesses, and organizations have regional headquarters in the city, and the Arab League has had its headquarters in Cairo for most of its existence.


Al-Ashraf Qansuh al-Ghawri (Arabic: ?????? ?????? ??????‎) was the last of the Mamluk Sultans. One of the last of the Burji dynasty, he reigned from 1501 to 1516.On the disappearance of Sultan Al-Adil Sayf ad-Din Tuman bay I, it was not till after some days that the choice of the Emirs and Mamluks fell upon Al-Ashraf Qansuh al-Ghawri.


As Circassian slave, he had served Sultan Al-Ashraf Sayf al-Din Qaitbay; was over forty before he was raised to independence as Emir of ten; and then, rapidly promoted to command of Tarsus, Aleppo and Malatia, he became Emir of a thousand, Chamberlain of the Court, and chief Vizier. At first he declined the throne; but being pressed by the Emirs, who swore faithful service, he at last consented. He was now 60 years of age; but, still firm and vigorous, soon showed the Emirs that he was not to be overruled by any of them.



The skills that can be learned from Qansuh are.
Fabric Treading (Skill) 30,000 Ducats
First Aid (Skill) 30,000 Ducats
Seasoning Trading (Skill) 4,000 Ducats




Actual mosque may differ in real life

Al-Azhar Mosque (Arabic: ???? ??????‎ G?ma` al-Azhar, "mosque of the most resplendent" ) is a mosque in Islamic Cairo in Egypt. Al-Mu‘izz li-D?n All?h of the Fatimid Caliphate commissioned its construction for the newly established capital city in 970. Its name is usually thought to allude to the Islamic prophet Muhammad's daughter Fatimah, a revered figure in Islam who was given the title az-Zahra (the shining one). It was the first mosque established in Cairo, a city that has since gained the nickname "the city of a thousand minarets."



Forget Dieting


"Hmmm all this sand and heat made me want to go somewhere a bit cooler I wonder where I'll end up next"



"Capt-Aki-Chan!"

Sewing for Success!!!

Posted by UWO_NEWS Monday November 7 2011 at 9:20AM
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This is Starcrossed guide for sewing and probably the hardest to do if you are from south Europe. I do not plan to do this but making sails is very rare and difficult task. You can also use this skill to make various costumes. Once you can make sails you can sell them for a very very high income probably the highest of all crafting skills so its a good investment



Introduction


Sewing was also known on my old server as the 'money printing' profession. The reason being that in regions around India there are ports that supply fabrics and fibres needed to make high-end trade goods. These trade goods such as Turkish Rug and Velvet are all considered Speciality Products from Europe and Middle East. When they are sold in Indian Ports, they make 100%+ in profits + double exp and fame.


recommended birth place
-Lisbon
-Amsterdam
-London



European Chapter

This is guide for players who wish to level up their sewing and make profits without leaving the Continent of Europe.

-Required Recipe Books
Secret Book of Textile Materials (all six capital cities, Craftsman shop) 5000D
Secret Book of Woven Fabric (Amsterdam, Groningen, Antwerp, Dell ****, Plymouth, Oporto, Malaga, Valencia, Palma, Barcelona, Genoa, Ancona, Zadar, Ragusa, Madeira, Syracuse, Cagliari) 10000D
Secret Book of Luxury Textile Fabrics (all six capital cities, after 200,000D in investment, Crafts shop) 100,000D
Introduction to Sewing [optional] (Groningen, Dublin, Plymouth, Oporto, Madeira, Barcelona, Pisa, Genoa, Las Palmas, Antwerp, Syracuse) 10000D

-Required Skills
Livestock trade (livestock trader)
Fibre trade (yarn trader)
Sewing (yarn trader, accountant)

Level 1 (3 x Chicken/Duck >>> Feather)
The chicken plucking exploit should be well known now. Venetians can pluck Chicken between Zadar and Ancona, French players can pluck Duck at Montpellier, Spanish and Portuguese players can buy Chicken at Lisbon, English can make Wool in Edinburgh, and Dutch players can go to Den Helder.
Use the Secret book of Textile Materials to produce Feather from Chicken/Duck

Level 2 (3 x Chicken/Duck >>> Feather or Hemp>>> 2 x Spare Sails)

Path A
Southern European players should stay in the Mediterranean and keep plucking Chicken/Duck

Path B
Players from North Europe can sail to Amsterdam, purchase Hemp and use the Introduction of Sewing book to produce Spare Sail, which can be sold back to the Peddler at 1600D, and only costing under 500D to make.

Level 3 (2 x Sheep/3 x Goat >>> Wool/Goat's Hair, 2 x Wool/Goat's Hair >>> Woolen Fabric)
Using the Secret Book of Woven Fabric turn Wool or Goat's Hair into Woolen Fabric.
Spanish players can purchase Wool from Valencia.
Venetian players can produce Goat Hair from Goats in Zadar from the Secret Book of Textile Materials.
French players can go to Cagliari and purchase Goat
Dutch players will have Den Helder which exports Sheep or can go to Oslo which sells Wool.
English players will have a huge advantage as Edinburgh produces both Sheep and Wool, making their levelling twice as fast, but the downside is that you can not sell Woolen Fabric back to the market in Edinburgh, because the town already produces Woolen Fabric.
Portuguese players are encouraged to sail either to Edinburgh or Oslo for Wool.

Level 4 (Wool >>> Knit)
In the same Ports as above, turn Wool into Knit. Edinburgh is probably the best Port to do so, as you can sell Knit directly back to the market

Level 5 - 7 (Wool >>> Knit or 3 x Cotton >>> Cotton Fabric)

Path A
Unfortunately, for Tailors operating out of Europe, there is only one efficient way to level up their sewing from 5 to 7. English players will have the natural advantage of being able to purchase more Sheep and more Wool

Path B
Venetians and French players can choose to sail to Alexandria and Cairo instead of the North Sea. Alexandria and Cairo both produce Cotton, and players can produce Cotton Fabric from the Cotton using the Secret Book of Woven Fabric.

Level 7 (4 x Wool >>> Flannel)
Time for a book change, this time use the Secret Book of Luxury Textile Fabrics to craft Flannel from Wool. A Wool exporting Port is recommended. Usually players go to Oslo or Edinburgh.

Level 8 - 10 (3 x Wool >>> Tweed)
You must be sick of Wool now. But the good thing is all the recipes are from the same book, and you don't have to travel far from the Port where you first started out.

Level 10 (10 x Linen >>> Lace)
Many players leveling up their sewing choose Oslo, because at level 10 they can craft Lace from the Linen purchased there, as well as other products that require Wool.

Level 10+
See Late Game

Indian Chapter

This guide is alternate route for levelling up Sewing. It is recommended for Portuguese players because they can access the Indian Permits the fastest. I highly recommend this route for traders from Portugal.


-Required Recipe Books
Secret Book of Textile Materials (all six capital cities, Craftsman shop) 5000D
Introduction to Sewing (Groningen, Dublin, Plymouth, Oporto, Madeira, Barcelona, Pisa, Genoa, Las Palmas, Antwerp, Syracuse) 10000D
Secret Book of Woven Fabric (Amsterdam, Groningen, Antwerp, Dell ****, Plymouth, Oporto, Malaga, Valencia, Palma, Barcelona, Genoa, Ancona, Zadar, Ragusa, Madeira, Syracuse, Cagliari) 10000D
Secret Book of Luxury Textile Fabrics (all six capital cities, after 200,000D in investment, Crafts shop) 100,000D
Secret Book of Fabric Dyeing (Machilipatnam, Den Helder, reward after 800,000D in investment)

-Required Skills
Livestock trade (livestock trader)
Fibre trade (yarn trader)
Sewing (yarn trader, accountant)
Dye trading (yarn trader)

Level 1 (3 x Chicken/Duck >>> Feather)
The chicken plucking exploit should be well known now. Venetians can pluck Chicken between Zadar and Ancona, French players can pluck Duck at Montpellier, Spanish and Portuguese players can buy Chicken at Lisbon, and English and Dutch players can go to Hel Der.
Use the Secret book of Textile Materials to produce Feather from Chicken/Duck

Level 2 (3 x Chicken/Duck >>> Feather or 2 x Hemp>>> Spare Sails)

Path A
Southern European players should stay in the Mediterranean and keep plucking Chicken/Duck

Path B
Players from North Europe can sail to Amsterdam, purchase Hemp and use the Introduction of Sewing book to produce Spare Sail, which can be sold back to the Peddler at 1600D, and only costing under 500D to make.

Level 3 (2 x Sheep>>> Wool, 2 x Wool/Goat's Hair >>> Woolen Fabric; 2 x Cotton >>> Earplugs)
Like in the European Chapter, use the Secret Book of Woven Fabric to turn Wool or Woolen Fabric.
In addition, to Woolen Fabric, you can also use the Introduction to Sewing Book to turn Cotton into Earplugs
The best Ports to do so is either in Goa, which stocks both Goat Hair and Wool or between the neighbouring Ports of Machilipatnam (Cotton) and Pondicherry (Cotton, Sheep).

Level 4 (2 x Sheep >>> Wool, Wool >>> Knit; 2 x Cotton >>> Earplugs)
Because Goa doesn’t produce Wool or Sheep, its best to sail to the Machilipatnam and Pondicherry area. Using the same route as above except, this time producing Knit instead of Woolen Fabric.

Level 5 - 7 (2 x Sheep>>> Wool, Cotton + Wool >>> Corduroy; 3 x Cotton >>> Cotton Fabric)
Here is why India is so much more superior than Europe in terms of Sewing. the neighbouring ports of Machilipatnam and Pondicherry offer ingredients three crafting processes at once.
Use Secret Book of Textile Materials to make Wool from Sheep, Combine Wool with Cotton to produce Corduroy, and then use any leftover Cotton to make Cotton Fabric.
Both Corduroy and Cotton Fabric can be found in the Secret Book of Woven Fabric.

Level 7 (2x Sheep >>> Wool, 4 x Wool >>> Flannel)
Time for a book change, this time use the Secret Book of Luxury Textile Fabrics to craft Flannel from Wool. Flannel is also considered a Specialty Product from Europe, and therefore can be sold for extra profit in India.
The route between Machilipatnam and Pondicherry is still the most efficient.

Level 8 - 10 (2x Sheep, 3 x Wool >>> Tweed; Wool + Cotton >> Muslin; 2 x Silk >>> Silk Fabric)
Once again, multiple crafting processes using materials easily purchased from the Machilipatnam and Pondicherry area.
Using Secret Book of Luxury Textile Fabrics, you can craft Tweed and Muslin, both at level 8 Sewing, and using the Secret Book of Woven Fabric, you can produce Silk Fabric. Silk can be purchased from Machilipatnam.

Level 9 (2x Sheep, 3 x Wool >>> Tweed; Wool + Cotton >>> Muslin; 2 x Silk >>> Silk Fabric; 3 x Cotton >>> Cotton Fabric, Cotton Fabric + 2 x Indian Blue >>> Chintz)
You can still level up pretty fast using the previous method, you can also add Chintz to your production line. Indian Blue dye can be purchased from Pondicherry after some investment. Using the Secret Book of Dyeing, which can be conveniently obtained from Machilipatnam if you are not Dutch, combine Indian Blue with Cotton Fabric made from Cotton using the Secret Book of Woven Fabric. Sell the Chintz in Pondicherry.

Level 10 (2 x Sheep >>> Wool, 2 x Silk >>> Silk Fabric, 2 x Silk + 4 x Wool + Silk Fabric >>> Turkish Rug)
This process can seem complicated but all the materials are available from the Ports of Machilipatnam and Pondicherry. Its important to have high levels in Livestock Trade and Fibre Trade.
Purchase Sheep, Cotton and Indian Blue from Pondicherry, purchase Silk and Cotton from Machilipatnam. Produce Wool from Sheep, Produce Silk Fabric from Silk and combine Silk Fabric, Wool and 2 addition Silk to produce Turkish Rug. Use the Cotton to make Cotton Fabric, combine with Indian Blue to produce Chintz.
Sell both in Pondicherry.

Level 10+
See Late Game


Late Game


Late game Sewing is exclusively for the Indian region, and therefore Portuguese players should have a natural advantage due to the presence of a colony in India. In addition before you head out to India please stock up on as many Sewing Kits as you can from Europe.
All the late-game recipes are Silk intensive, so you should have high level of Fibre trading skill to complement.


-Required Recipe Books
Secret Book of Textile Materials (all six capital cities, Craftsman shop) 5000D
Secret Book of Woven Fabric (Amsterdam, Groningen, Antwerp, Dell ****, Plymouth, Oporto, Malaga, Valencia, Palma, Barcelona, Genoa, Ancona, Zadar, Ragusa, Madeira, Syracuse, Cagliari) 10000D
Secret Book of Luxury Textile Fabrics (all six capital cities, after 200,000D in investment, Crafts shop) 100,000D
Mode Design Collection Volume 3 (Oporto, Plymouth, Malaga, reward after 1,600,000D in investment, Pisa, purchased at Craftshop for 100,000D after 162,000D in investment)
[COLOR="purple]Secret Book of Fabric Dyeing[/COLOR] (Den Helder, Machilipatnam, reward after 800,000D in investment)


-Required Skills
Livestock trade (livestock trader)
Fibre trade (yarn trader)
Sewing (yarn trader, accountant)


Level 11 (2 x Sheep >>> Wool, 2 x Silk >>> Silk Fabric, 2 x Silk + Wool + 2 x Silk Fabric >>> Persian Rug; 4 x Silk + Sewing Kit >>> Embroidery Thread, 2 x Silk + Embroidery Thread >>> Satin)
It is most important to have purchased as many Sewing Kits as possible from Europe.
To Make Persian Rug, use the Secret Book of Fabric Dyeing, and combine Wool made from Sheep using Secret Book of Textile Material with Silk Fabric made from Silk using the Secret Book of Woven Fabric and an additional 2 Silks.
The other level 11 crafting recipe is for Satin. Satin is produced by firstly combining 4 Silks with Sewing Kit to produce Embroidery Thread using the Mode Design Collection Volume 3, and then using Embroidery Thread with another 2 Silks to make Satin from the Secret Book of Luxury Fabrics.
To level up faster, combine with Chintz recipe.
The best area once again is Machilipatanam and Pondicherry

Level 12 (4 x Silk + Sewing Kit >>> Embroidery Thread, 2 x Silk + Embroidery Thread >>> Georgette)
Georgette is made from the same materials as Satin from the same Secret Book of Luxury Fabrics.
Because Georgette does not require Wool and Cotton, you can feel free to go to other Silk exporting Ports such as Diu and Kolkata.
I would still recommend staying in Machilipatnam and Pondicherry, because you can make Chintz.

Level 13 (4 x Silk + Sewing Kit >>> Embroidery Thread, 3 x Silk + Embroidery Thread >>> Velvet; 2 x Sheep >>> Wool, 2 x Wool >>> Woolen Fabric, 2 x Silk >>> Silk Fabric, Silk Fabric + Woolen Fabric >>> Luxury Clothing)
Velvet was once known as 'printed money' because of the exorbitant prices it could sell in India and the huge amount of exp and fame you could gain due to Velvet being a Speciality Product of Southern Italy.
The process of making Velvet is same as Satin and Georgette, except it requires 3 Silks and an Embroidery Thread instead of 2.
Another item you can produce is Luxury Clothing, made from Woolen Fabric and Silk Fabric.
In most cases you would be using Silk solely for making Velvet.

Level 14 - 15 (Sheep >>> Wool, 4 x Silk + Sewing Kit >>> Embroidery Thread, 6 x Wool + Embroidery Thread >>> Tapestries; 3 x Silk >>> Taffeta)
If you are running low on Sewing Kits, you can craft Taffetas instead of Tapestries, but if you want extra fame and exp, craft Tapestries because they are considered a Specialty Product from South of France.
They both use the same Secret Book of Luxury Fabrics, and Taffeta are much more straight foward and can be produced outside of the Machilipatnam and Pondicherry region, whilst Tapestries require Wool and Embroidery Thread, and the quickest way to make Wool is from Sheep in Pondicherry.

Level 15+
CONGRATUALATIONS !!! You are now the master tailor of 15th Century. There are many, many tailoring books to discover, 8 volumes of Mode Design Books to collect and Special Tailoring Books for each part of the world. You can now make your own elite clothing for yourself and all your friends. You will find tailoring to be one of the most enjoyable professions in the game.
Good luck and sail safe.


Trade Routes - Europe to India

Load your inventory with category 3 purchase orders for Fibres and Sewing Kits.

Load your ship cargo with at least 50 of Specialty Products from Europe and the African Coast. Some of the easier ones to obtain include, Shelly, Vodka, Whiskey, Aquavit (see my guide on Handicraft on how to make Alcohol in areas around Lisbon), Feathers, Diamonds (Seirra Leonne, Abijan, Saint-George, Luanda, Karbib, Cape Town), Germanium (Karbib, Cape Town), Shell Kinoe Kaori (Zanzibar, Mombasa), Orange Oil (Mombasa, Sofala), Frankinence (Jofaru, Aden, Muscat)

Once you reach India craft at least 50 of Flannel (level 7 sewing), Turkish Rug (level 10 sewing), Velvet (level 13 Sewing) and Tapestry (level 14 sewing).

Sell everything at an allied Port and because all the products are Specialty products and you have at least 50 of them, you will receive massive boosts in experience and fame.
Make sure you save 4 trade item slots (the maximum number of trade items you can have it 15) for Flannel, Turkish Rug, Velvet and Tapestry, which you craft in India.

Trade Route - India to Europe

Load your ship with at least 50 of Chintz (sewing level 9), Turkish Rug (sewing level 10), Persian Rug (sewing level 11) Taffeta, (sewing level 14), Pepper (Calicut), Sandalwood (Calicut, Goa), Sapphire (Calicut, Ceylon), Ruby (Goa, Ceylon), Cat Eye(Machilipatnam, Pondicherry), Tea (Calicut, Simorghian), Cinnammon (Pondicherry, Ceylon), Indian Blue (Calicut, Pondicherry), Cardamom (Cochin), Indian Madder (Cochin), Jasmine (Goa), Turmeric (Pondicherry), and sail back to Europe.

Casting Magic!

Posted by UWO_NEWS Tuesday November 1 2011 at 12:22PM
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This guide was written by Starcrossed while she may be away or no longer active she left us players with a lot of guides and useful stuff we all can use. this is the exact guide written by her I want to share it with everyone due to the forum errors the infamous "Not found (error to origin)" as I post this I have attained R13 casting just enough for Spanish players to cast gold dust into gold bars! and make cannons to and since Spanish ports have metal and cannons its Ideal for any Spanish character to have



Introduction (Words Of Starcrossed)

To me, Casting is one of those love it or hate it crafting professions. The reason i say that is that, the items produced by casting are so industrial. The raw materials for casting favour very specific nations such as England and Spain, and it makes it quite difficult for players of other nations to master.
For Maritime players, Casting is a godsend.
Cannons, Armour and Weapons crafted by master Casters are sort after across the whole game world. Because of the slow wear down of Cannons and Equipment overtime, player built weapons has become one of the most demanded items in game.
A well built Cannon can easily make light work of even the most well-armed pirates.
Recommended birth place
-Lisbon
-Seville
-London
-Amsterdam

Medittaranean Chapter

This chapter is for Spanish and Portuguese players. Spanish casters will have the luxury of crafting Cannons from the Port of Barcelona in late game.
-Required Recipe Books
Introduction to Casting (Groningen, Antwerp, Dublin, Plymouth, Oporto, Palma, Madeira, Malaga, Valencia, Barcelona, Genoa, Pisa, Syracuse, Las Palmas, Antwerp, Naples, Saint-George)
Casting of Props for Land Battle (Tunis) 10,000D
Book of Metal Refining (Lübeck, once developed) 12,000D
Weapon Production Technique Book (Barcelona, Groningen, reward after 500,000D in investment)
Book of Alloy Smelting [optional] (Dublin, reward after 300,000D in investment)

-Required Skills
Mineral Trading (mineral trader)
Industrial Goods Trading (mineral trader)
Weapons Trading [optional] (arms trader)
Firearms Trading [optional] (arms trader)
Casting (arms trader, mineral trader)

Level 1 - 3 (Log >>> Dart or Lumber >>> Carpenter Tool; 2 x Lumber >>> Spare Rudder)

Path A.
Spanish players can travel to Las Palmas to purchase Logs, and Portuguese players can travel to the Azores.
Use the Casting of Props for Land Battle to turn Logs into Darts.

Path B.
If the method feels too slow. You can travel to Oslo, and make Carpenter Tools and Spare Rudders from Lumber. For details please read the North Sea Chapter.

Level 3 - 5 (Dagger >>> Throwing Knife)
Dagger can be purchased from the Portuguese Port of Lisbon and then made into Throwing Knives with the Casting of Props for Land Battle book.

Level 5 (Iron Ore >>> Iron, Steel + Iron >>> Dagger, Dagger >>> Throwing Knives; Lead Ore >>> Lead or Copper Ore >>> Copper)

Path A.
For Spanish players, there's the route between Barcelona and Algiers. Iron can be made from Iron Ore from Algiers, using the Book of Metal Refining book.
Combine the Iron with the Steel from Barcelona to makeDaggers are made from Iron and Steel using the Weapon Production Technique Book.
The Daggers can then be made into Throwing Knives using the method described above.
In addition, Barcelona also has Lead Ore which can be turned into Lead with theBook of Metal Refining book.

Path B.
Portuguese players can purchase Copper Ore from Lisbon after some investment. Turn Copper Ore into Copper with the Book of Metal Refining book.

Level 6 (Lead Ore >>> Lead, Gunpowder + Ammunition + Steel >>> Steel Ammunition or Copper Ore >>> Copper)

Path A.
Spanish players can camp in Barcelona and use The Introduction to Casting book make Steel Ammunition by combining Gunpowder, Ammunition and Steel. All three products can be purchased in Barcelona

Path B.
Portuguese players are encouraged to stay in Lisbon to make Copper

Level 7 (Gunpowder + Ammunition + Steel >>> Steel Ammunition; Lead Ore >>> Lead or Copper Ore + Tin Ore >>> Bronze, 2 x Bronze >>> Bell of Withdrawal)

Path A.
Spanish players use the same method as in level 6.

Path B.
Portuguese players can purchase Copper Ore from Lisbon and Tin Ore from Porto, combine the two to make Bronze using the Book of Alloy Smelting.
The Bronze can then be made into the Bell of Withdrawal using the recipe book Introduction to Casting.

Level 8 - 9 (Gunpowder + Ammunition + Steel >>> Steel Ammunition; Iron Ore >>> Iron, Iron + Steel >>> Curved Sword or Copper Ore + Tin Ore >>> Bronze)

Path A.
Spanish players can use the familiar route between Barcelona and Algiers to make Iron from Iron Ore, and then combining Iron with Steel to make Curve Sword with the Weapon Production Technique Book.
This process can be added to the Steel Ammunition process.

Path B
Portuguese players should stick with the Bronze process.

Level 9+
See Late Game

North Sea Chapter

The North Sea is blessed with industrial goods, and the imba town of Hamburg. Whichever nation (England or Holland) controls Hamburg will have a huge advantage in the Casting market, and even shape the overall political map of North Europe.

-Required Recipe Books
Introduction to Casting (Groningen, Antwerp, Dublin, Plymouth, Oporto, Palma, Madeira, Malaga, Valencia, Barcelona, Genoa, Pisa, Syracuse, Las Palmas, Antwerp, Naples, Saint-George)
Casting of Props for Land Battle (Tunis) 10,000D
Book of Metal Refining (Lübeck, once developed) 12,000D
Book of Alloy Smelting (Dublin, reward after 300,000D in investment)
Firearms Production Technique Book (Barcelona, Ceuta) 20,000D

-Required Skills
Mineral Trading (mineral trader)
Industrial Goods Trading (mineral trader)
Weapons Trading [optional] (arms trader)
Firearms Trading [optional] (arms trader)
Casting (arms trader, mineral trader)

Level 1 (Lumber >>> Carpenter's Tool)
Travel to Oslo and use the Introduction to Casting to make Carpenter's Tool from Lumber.

Level 2 (2 x Lumber >>> Spare Rudder)
Staying in Oslo, make Spare Rudder from 2 Lumbers, using the Introduction to Casting

Level 3 - 5 (2 x Bronze >>> Bell of Withdrawal or Coal + Iron >>> Bullet)

Path A
If you are an English player, you could travel between Plymouth and London, using the Bronze from both Ports to make the Bell of Withdrawal from the Introduction to Casting book.

Path B
Alternatively, you can also go to Dublin and make Bullets from the Firearm Production Technique Book . The ingredients for making Bullets are Coal and Iron which are both available in Dublin.
You can also sail between Dublin and Plymouth, and add the Bell of Withdrawal to the production line.

Level 5 - 7 (Copper Ore >>> Copper; Lead Ore >>> Lead; Iron Ore >>> Iron, 2 x Coal + 2 x Iron >>> Ammunition)
It's time to move the production line to the Mineral capital of Hamburg.
Here you'll see your Casting level up in a matter of minutes. There are three metal ores, which can all be refined with the Book of Metal Refining.
Copper Ore, Lead Ore and Iron Ore can be refined into Copper, Lead and Iron.
The refined Iron can be combined with Coal to make Ammunition from the Firearms Production Technique book.

Level 7 (Lead Ore >>> Lead, Copper Ore + Tin Ore >>> Bronze, Bronze >>> Bronze Statue/Bell of Withdrawal; Iron Ore >>> Iron, 2 x Coal + 2 x Iron >>> Gun)
In a similar process to above, refine metal ores into metals. Except this time, combine Copper Ore with Tin Ore to make Bronze from the Book of Alloy Smelting.
The Bronze can be used to make Bronze Statue (requires level 5 Handicraft) or Bell of Withdrawal with the Introduction to Casting book.
Iron made from the Iron Ore can be used with Coal to produce Guns from the Firearms Production Technique Book instead of Ammunition.

Level 8 - 9 (Lead Ore >>> Lead, Copper Ore + Tin Ore >>> Bronze, Bronze >>> Bronze Statue/Bell of Withdrawal; Iron Ore >>> Iron, 2 x Coal + 2 x Iron >>> Gun or Copper Ore + Zinc Ore >>> Brass)

Path A
You can choose to stay in Hamburg and make the items from above.

Path B
Alternative you can travel to Lübeck to make Bronze from Copper Ore and Zinc Ore from the Book of Alloy Smelting, which are both available in Lübeck.

Level 9+
See Late Game

Late Game

Usually level 9 in casting is a threshold, as after level 9, there is a distinct lack of effective crafting recipes to level up casting. Furthermore after level 9, you can generally make Cannons which are somewhat useful in Sea Battles. For more details on how to make Cannons, please refer to my Cannon Production guide.

-Required Recipe Books
Introduction to Casting [optional] (Groningen, Antwerp, Dublin, Plymouth, Oporto, Palma, Madeira, Malaga, Valencia, Barcelona, Genoa, Pisa, Syracuse, Las Palmas, Antwerp, Naples, Saint-George)
Book of Metal Refining [optional] (Lübeck, once developed) 12,000D
Weapon Production Technique Book [optional] (Barcelona, Groningen, reward after 500,000D in investment)
Book of Alloy Smelting [optional] (Dublin, reward after 300,000D in investment)
Firearms Production Technique Book [optional] (Barcelona, Ceuta) 20,000D
Book of Gold Casting (Havana, reward after 1,000,000D in investment)

-Required Skills
Mineral Trading (mineral trader)
Industrial Goods Trading (mineral trader)
Weapons Trading [optional] (arms trader)
Firearms Trading [optional] (arms trader)
Casting (arms trader, mineral trader)
Precious Metal trading (accountant)

Level 9 - 11 (Iron Ore >>> Iron, 2 x Coal + 2 x Iron >>> Gun or Copper Ore + Tin Ore >>> Bronze or Copper Ore + Zinc Ore >>> Brass or 2 x Iron + Steel >>> Two-Handed Sword)

Path A
If you are English or Dutch, you can stay in Hamburg and refine metal ores or make Guns from Iron and Coal from the Firearms Production Technique Book to level up to level 11 casting.

Path B
Alternatively, you can smelt Brass from Copper Ore and Zinc Ore in Lübeck

Path C
Portuguese players can use the Lisbon, Porto route to make Bronze from Copper Ore and Tin Ore and then Bell of Withdrawal from the Bronze.

Path D
Spanish players can travel between Barcelona and Algiers to make Two-Handed Swords from the Weapon Production Technique Book.
Two-Handed Swords are made from 2 Iron and 1 Steel. Iron can be made from Iron Ore in Algiers.

Level 11 - 13 (Iron Ore >>> Iron, Brass + 2 x Iron + 2 x Steel >>> Western Armour or 4 x Coal + 4 x Iron >>> Cannon)

Path A
Spanish players can make Western Armour using the Weapons Production Technique Book from Brass, Iron and Steel. Brass and Steel are available in Barcelona. Iron can be made from Iron Ore in Algiers.
Brass is only available after investment, meaning only Spanish players should make Western Armour to level up.

Path B
Because other nations don't have access to Brass in Barcelona, they can either go to Dublin or Hamburg and use the Firearms Production Technique Book to make Cannons from Coal and Iron.
Coal is available in both Hamburg and Dublin. Iron is available in Dublin, and Iron Ore is available in Hamburg which can be turned into Iron with the Book of Metal Refining.

Level 13 - 15 (3 x Gold Dust >>> Gold)
At casting level 13, you can travel to ports in the Caribbean, and purchase Gold Dust. The ports that sell Gold Dust are San Jose, San Diego and Jamaica.
Gold Dust can then be turned into Gold.

Alternative Level 9 - 15 (Ship Cannons)
Another way of leveling up from level 9 casting to level 15 casting is to craft various Ship Cannons for players. The materials for making cannons are generally Cannons, Ammunition and Iron/Steel
The ingredients for crafting Ship Cannons are all available either by purchase or crafting in the Ports of Barcelona, Hamburg and Dublin.
Because Barcelona is a Spanish port and close to the trade hub of Lisbon/Seville, it gives Spanish players the natural advantage in crafting Ship Cannons

Level 15
CONGRATULATIONS!!! You have finally graduated from casting. What a long journey. You now have the ability to craft the best Ship Cannons and Weapons in the game.
Whether you follow the path of the Cannonsmith or the Weaponsmith, you will never be short of firepower.

Good luck and sail safe.