Achaea Help Files
Achaea has hundreds of help files to you learn about Achaea. This is a copy of the in-game help file structure. HELP in-game will show you this same menu.
4.4 Learning, and Other Ways of Increasing Skills
(See also: HELP LEARNING LANGUAGES, HELP LESSONS, HELP MYRRH, HELP SKILLRANKS) I. Learning II. Practicing III. Speeding Up Learning IV. Other Ways to Increase Skills V. Tutors VI. City Tutors VII. House Tutors VIII. Learning From Adventurers IX. Forgetting skills I. Learning ----------- To raise your skills and gain more abilities, find a tutor to learn from and spend your lessons! A tutor could be an adventurer or a denizen. You must have lessons available to spend on your learning (HELP LESSONS). To begin a lesson: LEARN <#> <skill> FROM <tutor> (# can be anything from 1 to 15) For example: LEARN 15 SUBTERFUGE FROM EPICURUS You may see how many lessons you have to spend by typing SCORE RESOURCES. To find out how far you are to the next skill level, try asking a denizen tutor: ASK <tutor> <skill> II. Practicing -------------- Practicing, which is using an ability over and over, does nothing to increase the relevant skill. The only case in which practicing (of a sort) is useful, is when you have just acquired a proficiency (HELP PROFICIENCIES). Attack with the weapon in order to fully gain the proficiency. III. Speeding Up Learning ------------------------- - Should you learn from a mentor, you will be able to learn 5 more lessons at a time. - Should you eat myrrh or bisemutum, you will be able to learn 5 more lessons at a time. IV. Other Ways to Increase Skills --------------------------------- - You may gain a small amount if others learn from you. - Certain abilities may increase your skills, such as a Druid harvesting his own hive or the effects of using a certain Tarot card. - Possibly via a boon (HELP BOONS). V. Tutors --------- There are four types of tutors: General tutors, city tutors, House-specific tutors, and adventurers. A general tutor is a denizen who can teach anyone class specific abilities up to virtuoso level and non-class skills up to maximum level. There are few so learned who will share their knowledge publicly. Of these few, the most famous are Onorol the Healer and Tyrandiel the wise. You may find Onorol in the Sacristy of Healing in Shastaan, and Tyrandiel within the Lucretian Athenaeum in New Thera. VI. City Tutors --------------- City tutors can train you in any ability but are only able to teach up to the skillrank of Skilled. (See: HELP SKILLRANKS.) The city tutors are: Ashtan: Epicurus Cyrene: Indalecio Eleusis: Aine Hashan: Damaris Mhaldor: Maric Targossas: Cazin VII. House Tutors ----------------- Each House in Achaea has at least one tutor. Only House members may learn from this tutor, who usually resides in the House's estate where you may learn in relative safety. House tutors alone can teach all abilities up to the maximum level. VIII. Learning From Adventurers ------------------------------- The final method is learning from another adventurer. The adventurer you are learning from must have the same skill that you want to learn, and he must have the skill at a higher level than you. Your tutor also benefits slightly from teaching you. This benefit to the teacher will only occur if you learn no less than 15 lessons each time. You may offer to teach a skill by typing TEACH <skill> <adventurer>. There is never any benefit (in terms of increased skill) to you, as teacher, when you offer to teach someone a skill in this way. IX. Forgetting Skills --------------------- Those at level 30 and under may reset the lessons spent in a skill by using the following syntax: FORGET <SKILL>. This will return almost 100% of your invested lessons back to you. * Note: This functionality is blocked once you've been offered to embrace, or you've embraced your class. (See also: HELP LEARNING LANGUAGES, HELP LESSONS, HELP MYRRH, HELP SKILLRANKS)