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.
(See also: HELP SHIPS, HELP SEAFARING) Seaspells are powerful spells invoked through melding one's psyche with a sea spirit that dwells within a ship's figurehead. In order to invoke seaspells, you must first obtain a ship figurehead. Vedel, the gypsy woodworker in Manusha, is known to carve and sell a handful of figureheads. There may be more available from others. Once a figurehead is in your possession, you must travel to the Altar of the Sea Spirits, somewhere in the ocean to the southwest of Zaphar Isle. There, provided you have the SHIPMELD ability, you must consecrate the figurehead. At the altar, place the figurehead on the ground and PRAY TO SEA SPIRITS. Await a while for consecration. When the figurehead is consecrated, you can take it to your ship's bow and SHIP MOUNT <figurehead>. Only one figurehead may be mounted at a time. Only the captain or the owner of the ship may mount or dismount a figurehead. Dismounting the figurehead will drain all power it once held. Once your figurehead is mounted, you must add power to it before any seaspells may be invoked. Travel over water adds power to your figurehead, so sail or row around for a while. Be warned: running down your stored power to 0 will destroy your figurehead. While any crew member may shipmeld and invoke these seaspells, a ship's captain may manage available spells via SEASPELLS, so long as they are in a harbour. A figurehead may have up to four seaspells accessible at one time. Available seaspells are as follows: Barrier - Surround all passengers with prismatic barriers Rainstorm - Douse all fires on a ship Shield - Create a protective shield around a ship Shipcloak - Cloak your ship from the view of others Wavecall - Summon a wave to carry a ship great distances Wavescythe - Summon a wave to destroy another ship's shield Whirlpool - Summon whirlpools about your ship, making sailing difficult Windboost - Summon winds to fill your ship's sails Take note that certain seaspells are mutually exclusive. A ship cannot have both the Shipcloak and Wavecall seaspells available, nor can a ship have both the Rainstorm and Shield seaspells. More documentation on how to shipmeld and use seaspells may be found in the appropriate AB SEAFARING scrolls. (See also: HELP SHIPS, HELP SEAFARING)