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the adventures of reine du fromage de blight

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Author: velveeta

journeyman scholar trainers

Posted by velveeta Friday July 25 2014 at 8:32PM
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time to meet the journeyman scholar trainers!

first up is hubert hufflebing in new rachival. you can find the gnome trainer in the lower level of the fort, in the same building as other trainers we have met.  you will find him just inside the door, next to the scholar's desk.

in an environment as cold as new rach is hot, the scholar trainer in kirasanct is palaikis the fiend.  he can be found in the upper right building of the fort, in an alcove at the back of the main area.

the cold must be good for learning, as the next scholar trainer is revaan nosfer in mahagra.  since, apparently, most scholars are male - and so it is with revaan.  find him in the the back right tower of the fort.

the last of the jm trainers is a rare female - talyshae in sylvan feladan.  she can be found next to the scholar's desk in the lower level of the fort, to the left of the essence channeler.

 

i hope you will join me next time, when we meet the last scholar trainer and i introduce you to the tools of the trade.  see you soon!

update on some resource locations

Posted by velveeta Sunday July 13 2014 at 8:23PM
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well, my children, thanks again to yildar.  after so many recommendations, his was the final straw that made me download the map pack.  and why i waited so long, i don't even know!  if you are gonna play horizons for serious, you need to do so as well!  go to istariareference.com and download the mappack mod with updates.  you will thank the gods for it (altho, of course, it is a player made thing,,,,,).  i will be relying on it heavily to show you locations i can't get to, for whatever reason (usually time or attunement, i imagine!  lol )

anyhoo, to the topic at hand.

harro is a high level and dangerous place.  so, of course, there are several high level resources located in the surrounding lands.  today, i will show you how to get to some unguarded steelsilk (for outfitters) and radiant wisps (for scholars, if you want to check the related earlier posts).  you can also find thornwood in the area, which we will cover in future.  so, let's get started, shall we?

starting at the harro arrival pad, head southernly down the hill past the guard shack.  stay on the road as it turns southeastish and go up the hill.  at the top, you will see the settlement port pad.  head to the right, behind the middle plot (on blight, it is the only plot that is built on - that is unlikely to be the case on the live shards).  there is a scaleable 'pass' (you will need to jump up a couple times, but it is fair easy to climb) you need to climb.  once at the top, you are entering the safe resource area.

to get to the steelsilk and rads, you need to cross the top of the hill and go down another 'pass' to a lower plateau.  on that plateau, you will find the rad wisps - including some enraged, much easier to deal with than the blight hounds and other nasties in the other areas around here - to your right and the start of the steelsilk field to your left.  remember, the closer you get to blighted lands, the better your chances of running into trouble.  also, there are no convenient workstations for any of this, so you will prolly need to become very familiar with the harro settlement area, for access to player plots with workstations.

and that is how easy it turned out to be to get to some important high level resources.  join me again soon, when we will meet the journeyman scholars!

beginner scholar trainers

Posted by velveeta Friday July 11 2014 at 8:04PM
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before we jump into the trainers, i want to thank yildar for some very welcome resource location info that i will be incorporating into the appropriate posting.  i will also be post a short piece on both radiant essence and steelsilk that will use this info.  i just need to get ingame long enough to do the screenies, but suffice to say that yildar has advised me of an easily accessed safe area for several tier 6 resources.  i hope to have the new info soon, this weekend, with luck.

 

anyway, on to the topic at hand.

the first scholar trainer one usually meets is erelald on new trismus.  the elf can be found next to the stone workstation, between the gem mine and the cloth workstation.

kion is usually the next place to advance, and you will find geleon the saris in the upper level of the fort.  go up the stairs and you should see the trainer at the back of the room, next to the balcony archway.

in sslanis - non gender specific sibling city to kion - the sslik trainer is kesh.  it can be found in the upper floor of the main fort area, above the vault.

last but not least, beginner scholar trainer leah can be located in the building to the east of the outfitter's building in the heart of dalimond.  she will get you started with tools and formulas!

 

thank you for coming to read these, and we will see you very soon with another post.  whether the journeymen trainers or a resource location update remains to be seen!

my fave essencel resource locations

Posted by velveeta Saturday July 5 2014 at 2:46PM
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now it is time to meet the trainers for the last basic crafting skewl for istaria - the scholar.  scholars are the basic skewl for several crafting and adventure prestige skewls, and provides important skills for those seeking a magic using profession.

in order to scribe spells, one must first make spell shards, which require stone and essence to create.  essence is harvested from wisps and wisp residue.  wisps are living creatures - the only ones that you can harvest from while still alive.  harvesting essence from a dead wisp gets you tainted essence, which can be used to make blighted weapons and spells.  residue is a big pile of essence, affectionately known as wisp poo.

as with all resources, wisps come in tiers.  so here we go with the in game locations - with, of course, my fave places to harvest:

tier 1:

wiki description:  the first essence you work with is dim.  as the first tier resource, it is the most common.  the wiki shows these locations for finding dims

  1.  South New Trismus
  2. Above Nuthala to the easy
  3. Isle of Wisps
  4. Northeast of Sslanis
  5. Southeast of Genevia
my thoughts:  when it comes to essence, at least the first few tiers, you will make friends with wisp island.  small island with plenty of dims, pales, and glows, at least.  supposedly, you can find brights as well, but i can't remember finding them - if i have, it hasn't been worth it, as you will see in a bit.  also a very handy ews right across the bridge from the port area.
 
tier 2:
 
wiki description:  pale essence is the tier 2 essence.  pales can be found at the following places:
 
  1. Isle of Wisps
  2. Between Dalimond and Chiconis
  3. Abandoned Island
  4. Mambow Point
  5. Northeast of Kenaf Port northwest of Slate Hills
  6. Slightly northeast of Bristugo portal pad
my thoughts:  see above.  wisp island is the only real place to go.  unguarded, small field, with workstation.  can't ask for better.
 
tier 3:
 
wiki description:  next, you will learn to work glowing essence (glows or glowies).  you can find them here:
 
  1. Isle of Wisps
  2. North side of Heather
  3. East of Mahagra
  4. North of Acul in the oak forest
my thoughts:  see above two.  the only small drawback to the isle of wisps is that the different types are all mixed together, so you do spend some time running around sorting.  small price to pay, to my mind.
 
tier 4:
 
wiki description:  next tier, we work brights.  we are getting into the higher tiers, and that means rarity and guards.  
 
  1. Between Sanctuary Bay and Spire's Shadow to the north
  2. Just outside Feladan to the west
  3. Isle of Wisps
my thoughts:  you can find brights in the maple fields above sanctuary bay.  but, as you may remember, that also means maple treants - and they are no joke.  doable solo if you are high enough level, but for an easier time harvesting brights, i go to feladan.  a fairly large field, guarded only by an enraged wisp or 2.  much easier than 50 treants on your butt all the time.  plus, the ews is inside the city proper, very close to the field.
 
tier 5:
 
wiki description:  yeap, the last 2 tiers.  the killer tiers.  tier 5 essence is shining (shinies, of course).  wiki lists 2 places to find them:
 
  1. North of Harro
  2. Spiritous Swamp
my thoughts:  spiritous swamp is deadly.  don't go there at all.  if you have to, go with an army.  still prolly won't last long, but you might find some shinies....  that leaves harro - only slightly less deadly, but at least, if you are careful, you might actually do some harvesting.  it was here that i got my death point, as you can see from the screenie.  those bloodsnouts aggro'ed me while i was taking screenies, and before i could recall, i was written in the ded book.  there are several high level resources in this area and surrounding, so keep in mind you will need a babysitter and/or lookout while around here.
 
tier 6:
 
wiki description:  the rarest and most difficult essence resource is radiant.  wiki sez you can find some in these locations:
 
  1. East and southeast of Harro
  2. Just outside Feladan to the west
  3. Mixed in with the Glowing east of Mahagra
my thoughts:  believe me, i looked.  i looked hard.  i could not find any rads in feladan or mahagra.  both would be better than harro, which is where i go to die.  but, if you are lucky, you will find some before you croak.
 
 
so, now that we are familiar with essence, we can meet the trainers.  come back next time!