Achaea Help Files

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14.1 Quests and Questing


In Achaea we have many types of quests, nearly all of which involve denizens 
(a.k.a. mobs or NPCs).

Quests may be simple (locating and delivering an item) or quite complex (with 
many steps, puzzles, etc., that might take days or weeks to complete). They are 
numerous and may be found all over the world.

The most basic quests, such as those found in adventurer cities and newbie 
areas, are simple to discover and relatively easy to complete. Simply GREET the 
denizens you meet, or say something such as "have any quests for me?" and you 
will often be offered a quest. When you accept (by answering in the 
affirmative, whether a spoken word or an emote), it will be added to your quest 
log (see HELP QUEST LOG). Do as you have been instructed, and you will gain a 
reward in the form of experience and/or gold!

As you progress in Achaea, quests may become more difficult to discover. You 
will need to look for clues in what denizens have to say, and even carry on 
conversations with them before they will offer you a quest. Many denizens have 
multiple things to say, so greeting them multiple times may be useful.

Other clues might be found in journals or books or other writings that you can 
READ. Read everything carefully: the appearance of each room you enter, the 
descriptions of the denizens you meet, and the written texts in books or 
journals you may happen across in your adventures.

If part of a quest involves giving an item to an denizen, you have but to give
the item to it, and the denizen will then respond in a manner it deems
appropriate. Occasionally, of course, this may not be quite the manner you
hoped for, but this might simply be the result of the denizen being a bit
grouchy today.

Limitations on Quests
Quests are for individuals or groups to challenge and to attempt to overcome.
The answers are not for sharing, buying, or selling. If you do this, you may
lose rolepoints, market privileges, your voice, or even your life. The
exception to this is newbie quests. Newbie quest information is already given
out in HELP NEWBIE QUESTS and is not restricted as with other types of quest.