we start our exploration of biped trainers where all biped alts start. dragons (if you can remember o so long ago, when we started all this malarky) have skalkaar island - the ped tutorial island is spirit isle.
when your ped character creation is done, you emerge on spirit isle. once you leave it, you can go back to it (in the old days, this was not an option. most experienced gamers would skip it as soon as they could, when taking advantage of the 14 day free trial. even they became paying players, they often wanted to go back and do the tutorial. therefore, the port option was added.) via the new trismus port.
on spirit isle, the general crafting trainer, gravus, is responsible for showing you the ropes of basic crafting and schools. the 3 fundamental crafting schools are blacksmith, outfitter, and scholar. the trainers on the tutorial islands do not sell formulas, but do give quests that do.
when an alt emerges after character creations, the new character appears on the 'shrine' (you can't bind to it) of the island. ryson and the trainers are all located within this shrine area. if you are coming from the evil place, you have to run across the island to the shrine area. gravus is to be found to the left of the stairs.
once upon a time, tazoon was THE place to be. so much so we called it lagzoon. however, since it was such a boggy place, the gods decided to deactivated the trainers that were housed there. therefore, peter the blacksmith is no longer available, and is listed as mia.
that's about it for now. next time, we will meet the beginning level blacksmith trainers and find out where you can find them! see you soon.