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.
8.4 The Achaean House System
The Houses of Achaea are powerful organisations with varying motives. You may only join one House and many demand a lifetime of allegiance. While it may be possible to break this oath, the cost is often high. The benefits of joining a House are mainly: a) A community of like-minded individuals with a wealth of knowledge and resources. b) Benefit from any Expansions that the House might have. c) Share in the political clout of your House. House Structure --------------- A House has a formalised structure. There are 15 House Ranks, differing in name from House to House. Furthermore, there is an elected position known as the House Leader. This adventurer, whose title varies from House to House, gains prestige and some extra power. It is a mark of respect and all such worthy adventurers should be crossed only with great caution. Further, each House Leader may appoint adventurers within his or her House to various customisable positions, investing the positions with many of the powers of the House Leader him- or herself. HOUSE LIST will list the various Houses of Achaea and some brief information about each. HELP HOUSE <house shortname> will show you information on that House, including what classes are permitted in that House. HOUSE STRUCTURE <house shortname> will tell you more about the structure of each House. Joining a House --------------- Once you have found a House that suits your vision of life here in Achaea, you will need to meet the requirements to join it. For the Carnivalis Institute of Jestering and the Grand Merchant Collective you may seek out Certimene, the Class and House administrator in Delos. For all other Houses you will have to speak to a member of the organisation. To do this, locate any Newcomer Aides via HELP HOUSE <housename> and speak with them. For more information, see HELP CERTIMENE. Once in a House, you may see your rank in the House under your SCORE. HOUSE RANKS will show you a list of ranks below and including yours. HOUSE AUTHORITY will show you a list of House-related commands to which your House Rank gives you access. If, for some reason, you become dissatisfied with your House, you may QUIT <house shortname>. Be careful, though. It is difficult to regain entry into a House once you have quit it. See also: HELP 8 (which will give you a list of House and class-related help files.)