I have been exploring the class of Runewarden in the top MUD Achaea, Dreams of Divine Lands.
I love it, and after these articles you may want to try it for yourself!
Alright! Sorry I haven’t been writing things lately just been busy but now I have extra time on my hands. I decided that I’m going to start off by talking about a class. The class I have decided to discuss is the Runewarden class. I recently started a new character that is a Runewarden. I think that this is probably one of my favourite classes so far actually, because there are so many things to do with it. This is one of the older, traditional Achaea classes, but it is very downplayed I’m finding and not one that gets a lot of rave. The Runewarden class comes with three skills, Runelore, Chivalry, and Forging. As I continue to write this all down, new ideas are flooding to my head and I think I’m now going to spend two articles on the class. I’ll tell you about the class in this one, and then how to build a solid runewarden in the next article.
Ok! So first lets talk about each of the skills your runewarden has. We’ll discuss Runelore first, because this one is probably my favorite. Runelore may be my favourite, because I have always found runes interesting not just in Achaea, but in OOC books as well. I like the different powers they can hold, and in Achaea they can be very handy. There are healing runes, offensive runes, afflicting runes, weapon enhancing runes, and more. Each one requires a certain amount and color of inks to sketch upon yourself. An example of a popular rune is the Jera rune, this rune is paid for widley by players because it is useful for hunting. The rune increases your character's strength and constitution by one point, so it makes you stronger and tankier while hunting.
As you can see, I sketched a Jera rune on Dorn. Isis was jealous he got one and she didn't, but she already had a Jera rune. You can see Dorn was excited to have his stats upped a bit.
The second skill you gain as a runewarden is Chivalry. This is the skill of swordplay, and your falcon. As a chivalrous knight, you are allowed to have a falcon. This falcon is useful because you can have it attack your opponent, throw them off balance, retrieve items like corpses, deliver items to players in need, and locate your opponent. Another part of chivalry is archery. You learn how to use the various bows of achaea like crossbows, dark bows, longbows, etc. I haven’t done this yet but this is one of the things I’m looking forward to most because I have watched other players use bows over the time I have played Achaea and always been envious. Then, the swordplay part of chivalry is very fun. You gain proficiency in short swords, broadsword, and later can choose more weapons, but most people just choose the rapier. With this part of chivalry, you learn the different slashes and moves you can do with your sword. Such as learn how to impale your opponents, and then disembowel them dealing great damage. You can also envenom your swords with venoms that serpents can produce for you.
In this picture, I doubleslash a gnoll while hunting and slay it. An Iconic shard falls from him his corpse.
The last skill a runewarden has is forging. This is one fun skill, and one that I have always been interested in someday doing. In this skill, you can buy commodities from the markets and other players, and take them to a city or village forge and forge your own weapons! You can refine the weapons to a certain extent, and get weapons with better statistics! You can forge rapiers, swords, axes, armour, and so much more. This is fun because you can choose to spend days on end forging just to get the perfect weapon for your combat.
So that is the basis of Runewarden skills, it is a great class, a challenge, but much more enjoyable than some of the other classes. In the next article, I will help get your young runewarden going.