THE FELLOWSHIP OF EXPLORERS

4.19 THE FELLOWSHIP OF EXPLORERS

(See HELP RANKINGS)


What It Is
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The Fellowship of Explorers is an organisation formed to honour true explorers.


Who Are Members
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All mortal Achaeans are members in the Fellowship of Explorers, excepting Romeo
and Juliet who have special duties.


How to Gain Rank
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Though all mortals (as noted above) are members, not all have a ranking in the
Fellowship of Explorers. To gain rank, explore! The exact amount of exploration
needed to gain your first rank in the Fellowship changes over time, and is
currently between three and four hundred new places.

If you are unranked as of yet (See RANKINGS EXPLORERS), then keep at it! You
will be soon enough.


How to Lose Rank
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As new lands are discovered, your rank in the Fellowship may actually decrease.
This is because your rank in the Fellowship depends on how much of the known
world you have explored. If you do not keep the boots dusty, as the Theran
saying goes, your prowess as an explorer will diminish. Your rank may be seen
in RANKINGS EXPLORERS ME, or just RANKINGS EXPLORERS, or SCORE. Others may see
it in HONOURS or RANKINGS EXPLORERS.


What doesn't count
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Certain kinds of exploration will not affect your rank:
- Exploring while a soul
- Exploring burrowing/buried
- Exploring using the evade ability
- Exploring while following someone else
- Exploring in the wilderness (HELP WILDERNESS)
- Exploring in any newbie area
- Exploring in a subdivision
- Exploring in any private home
- Exploring on a ship
- Exploring while deepsea diving
- Exploring in the Soul Plane, Limbo, or the Plane of Creation
- Exploring in the stockroom of a denizen's shop (which you
  should not be able to do anyway)


Commands
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RANKINGS EXPLORERS
  will show you a ranked list of the greatest explorers in the land.


Ranks
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  Sightseer
  Vagabond
  Itinerant
  Rambler
  Nomad
  Wayfarer
  Voyager
  Landstrider
  Forestwalker
  Searcher of Horizons
  Vashnarian Climber
  Penetrator of the Depths
  Desert Roamer
  Hunter of the Lost World
  Continental Wanderer
  Terran Master
  Sapient Explorer
  Questor of the Far Reaches
  Haidionic Seeker
  Aspiring Achaean Ranger
  Achaean Ranger
  Worldwalker