now that the masonry is done, we move on to the carpentry. the first tier of wood resources is cedar.
there are several places in the world to harvest cedar, as there is for most resources, but for my purposes, the training island of new trismus is the best. on blight, it is an inside joke that i call nt the evil place - i spent more than my share of time there (i am no strategist, so it takes me while to learn the adventuring side of things - i always need the man in black!) and grew to know it well into the contempt stage. i grew to curse its very existence........
however, that is not really what we are here for! what we are interested in is crafting cedar timbers and braces. new trismus cannot be accessed from brist (there are actually only 2 or 3 ports to nt), so you need to port to aughendell first, then on to the nt port.
once you hit the port pad, you turn to face westerly. run down the hill in front of you and you will see a road (you can actually just take the road next to the port pad, but it makes a wide semicircle, so i just take the shortcut) - this is the beginning of the cedar field. stay on that road until you reach the crossroads. the stone marker you see in the screenie is a sign post showing the way to the copper and tin field (more about that when we get to metalwork) up the hill. staying on the other road will take you to the wood work station. you will run thru the unguarded part of the cedar field on the way. the wws (as is all the workstations on nt - because it's the training island, of course! lol) is a complete one, with a table saw and workbench.
cedar is the only guarded resource on nt. not all of the field is guarded, thankfully, but a sizable portion (on the other side of the wws from the unguarded field) is infested with cedar treants. not a problem for me, but i well remember a time when they gave me much grief! beiside, it is fun to beat them up then harvest em dry!
once you have done the work you need to do, you just head back the way you came until you hit the port area. unless you are attuned to brist, you will only be able to port to the other training islands or to kion.
and that is pretty much it for cedar! easy tier, easy harvesting!
for our next venture into woodworking, we will be doing elm - which was a period of great change and upheaval for me, but fear not! all's well that ends well! fill you in soon!