as a player in istaria, one of the best things is the ability to design, build, and revel in, your own castle, be it ever so humble. bipeds get plots - from tiny ones barely big enough for a couple workstations and maybe a tent or two for storage, to the huge palace plots, like the 2 i have. i am happy to support horizons with my money, which pays for the cheese palace - and with my meager talents in composition, i gain the industrial complex by blogging about the awesomeness that is istaria!!
but - i am using both plot spots for bipeds. altho it is unlikely that mourningwood will ever have a lair of his own, he can still help out his friends, and it is one of the few skewls for dragons anyway. so, i decided to get the boi started!
bipeds have lots of skewls to choose from, for both adventuring and crafting. dragons don't - but what they do have is pretty intensive. it takes a lot of resources to dig out and construct a dragon lair, and until recently, draggies could not use ped stations (and vice versa). aside from general crafting (and now crystalshaping, which i hope to be able to cover for you after the adventure trainers), dragons can learn to create a lair by learning the art of lairshaping.
the first step in learing to lairshape is resiata in chiconis. when we did the tour. resiata was one of the seemingly unneeded trainers, the one who sells forms and gives out low level crafting quests (which mw was too high level to get). but resiata also gives you the info you need to find relstaroth the master lairshaper and its apprentice, balennos the crystalshaper (not the same as the new crystalshaping skewl. balennos only teaches you the things related to lairshaping building materials, not to the shaping of boon crystals). resiata will send you to talk to relstaroth in dralk.
so, by now, you should be at least passingly familiar with the area we need to get to, certainly if you have been reading the last couple posts. the lairshapers are to be found just past the ravine for the attunement to drakul, around the little bend. the cave entrance is on the left and can be hard to see if you are running past it, so once you see the second set of gates, you are there.
enter the cave and take the long drop to the secondary entrance. just inside, you will see a large cavern filled with lairshaping workstations and 2 large dragons, relstaroth on your left and balennos on your right.
come back next time, when we will speak to the trainers and perform the tasks we will be assigned. it's important work!