Well, it is time to bid farewell to new trismus as we should have said hello. This is a new quest to me, and I didn’t think to check with pratt before undertaking the dragon quests.
This little quest (it took maybe an half hour for me to do, but then, I am very familiar with new tris – you may recall I call it the evil place, personally, for reasons too many to name here and now) is intended to get (mostly bipeds, as it turns out, but dragons do benefit as well) new characters acquainted with both the locations of important areas and mechanics of the game. So, I really recommend that once you have your new character in new tris, first thing you should do is take this quest.
Let’s get this started, shall we? First step is to speak to steward pratt. He can always be found somewhere in the vicinity of the shrine, walking around and chatting to the area in general (the dialogue shows in your game chat log). Track him down and listen to what he has to say. Your quest log advises you to seek out acolyte miry. You can find her in the building next to the pb/connie tent, sharing the space with a couple other peeps who you will need to know – sergeant gaedin and the assistants of wit and endurance. The last two are important to know as part of the gifted quest. Acolyte miry is on the other side of the room. Your quest journal will update when you speak to the cleric trainer and she advises you to go speak to frelic the weapons merchant.
Luckily, if you have been doing the dragon quests, you know where to find guran, the blacksmith trainer. Head to the ore field and the metal workstation and speak to guran. He needs you to go see elenna, the gatherer trainer.
You have passed elenna on your way to other places, but as a dragon, you haven’t had to meet her formally. From the mws, head past the cedars and you will come on the wood workstation on your right, heading toward pratt’s pond and the sandstone field. Instead of going past it, go in and find elenna. Speak to her, and she will instruct you to seek out rancher elden, after speaking of the trainers you will find on the way – gaeta the metalworking trainer sharing a building with the gemworking trainer reffis, the scholar erelald, and the outfitter johald. You can stop and visit with them, but keep heading down the road until you reach the ranch.
The rancher is very flattered by the good words of the gatherer, and so will fill you in on some the rougher spots on the island. After the talk, he advises you to return to the steward and let him know about your progress. Recall is your friend!!
Pratt will praise you for your advances in exploration and give you a bit of coin (500cp) for your trouble, then send you on your way!
And that ends our tour and our time on new trismus. Next time, we will start our tour of the various trainers in istaria, beginning with the dragon trainers. These trainers will be short posts – dragons only have 2 ‘crafting’ schools (a third one is on the way) – crafting in general and lairshaping – and one adventure school, and only 2 cities – chiconis and dralk. Bipeds have many more schools to cover.