istaria has a lot of stuff to scribe into your book of knowledge - spells, techniques and forms of all tiers and levels. while you may suffer from an overabundance of choice in that regard, fortunately you only have one way to get them all into your book - you scribe them.
it's a very easy process. as with most important things, you would first access your blue gem and choose the knowledge option, below the inventory option as shown in the screenie...
this brings up your knowledge book. it contains three tabs - spells, formulas, and techniques. you can sort (or filter) each of these specifically (for instance, by type and tier [class] for the shown technique tab).
for jemenoth's quest, we are to scribe our first crafting formula - to create metal bars. so open the formula tab then go to inventory. there you should see the icon for the metal bar form (may be hard to see, but it is the green icon under the description).
as you may have already guessed, if you have been reading this blog for a while, anyway - to scribe the form, you right click on the icon and choose 'scribe xxxxxx' (in this case, beginner metal bar). you will be asked to confirm what you want scribed. it is useful to keep in mind that you can multiscribe (as well as multidelete and a couple other tasks) by choosing more than one form to scribe - you will be asked to confirm them all in the process.
once you have confirmed, your scribed form (spells, technique) will appear on the appropriate tab in your knowledge book. you can now access it to create the desired item/effect. you can also hotkey forms and spells, handy if you are level grinding or have fave battle spells.
for the next post, we will quickly cover some old ground by creating the bronze bars needed for the craft dragon's quest. see ya soon!!