News Updates / BLOG
In an awesome move, Portalarium has made the decision that Shroud of the Avatar's world is now known as TRAMMUCCA. Everything will be reset (towns, properties).
Richard "Lord British" Garriott was quoted of saying*, "It is what the fans and backers want."
Just remember - Oh shoot. Dara Brae is now in the PVP zone. Lord Greagoir Pendragon, ONBE (Duke of Dara Brae) has declared the Dara Brae will be the safe zone for all of PVP Novia this day forward while the land is TRAMMUCCA!
* - not really
First of all I want to thank all of the GM tamers with their great advice and resources. Today (10/16/2016) I am joining their group as a GrandMaster in Tame Creature.
I hope this guide helps you in your quest to be a GrandMaster Tamer.
Another beautiful and sunny day. I look towards the east and see how the sun radiates off of Brittany Castle. I can feel the electricity in the air with busy streets and places for Novians And Outlanders to go to. Most of us Outlanders who have lived in Novia consider ourselves more Novian than where we came from.
I found a good price on taming collars and have decided to boost up my skills in my most favorite profession - Animal Taming. Back in Old Britannia, I have tamed quite a bit of different animals. Fire Steeds, Nightmares, War Horses, and my favorite - Dragons and Wyrms.
Seeing new places always excites me. This week I am focusing more away from Elysium and into the north woods past the mountain passes. These passes have a lot of bad news in them. I feel good that I am able to run through the passes now. I used to just die and my ghost would float to the other side. Transporting items is not an ideal way through the passes as the weight can definitely slow you down and make you a bigger target to the ruffians. Do that not even animals want you to pass through there. Been attacked many times. Now I can defend myself with my faithful companion.
I make my way through Longfall into South Paladis. My first stop is the towns of Jannaford and Bramble. These two towns are very nice. Jannaford seems more busy with property taken close to the entrance. Bramble has only two lots taken. Writing this down in my blank book I will need to tell the other citizens of Dara Brae. Maybe one will want to make that trip between here and Dara Brae. It seems like we have a taker. My friend and long time namesake, Dara Brae (the person), wants to take this head on and open a Dara Brae Supply up in Bramble. Dara Brae (the person) took his name to honor the Nature Spirit who overlooks and protects the island.
As I travel all over the north there are good towns all over. Right now I don't think we want to travel too far north as the journey right now takes a few hours.
The trip takes a detour once I hear about Spite. Another citizen of Dara Brae, Kaley Brae, likes the town of Spite. She has spite in her so this makes sense. I talk to her about the long trip making many hours and she is ready for the responsibility. She wants to make our gathered resources and goods available up there in her own Dara Brae Supply. She places a row house down by the docks where you can take the ferry to the dungeon Malice. Kaley took the last name of Brae to honor the Nature Spirit of Dara Bare who overlooks and protects the island.
Back to taming and training. One of my passions is taming and caring for animals. Making them feel safe and loved. I have one pet that I keep with my during my shorter travels. Malvina, my spotted bunny. She lives traveling so many times you will see me with her running through town. I started trying to tame a Large Polar Bear. Oops. These guys are just bad news and rips me a new one quickly. I could sense that my chances were very low. So off to the woods of Perennial Coast. After many, many hours I raise my abilities up. I use the tame and release method so the animals can still remain home.
4B has an taming event today so I travel to the Island of Wonders for the 4Beasts store opening event. Lots of great questions and answers, with many I did not know. Luckily for me I won third place for my taming knowledge. Not the most knowledgeable yet but I am learning with every tame attempt. Sindariya will even give me a lesson. This makes me smile.
Hearing the busy townsfolk on the streets in Brittany Central makes me know that this is the perfect spot to buy seeds. The cotton seed market seems to of doubled recently. This is putting pressure on cotton growers/resellers to raise prices. I don’t like to do this but it is what it is. I hope Dara Brae Supply customer's are ok with this. If not, Lord British will be notified at once!
I am spending most of my time lately in the southeast corner of Novia. There are a lot of Novians who need help in a camp set up in Soltown. Helping is something I like to do with both Outlander and Novian alike. At the "End of the World" party someone was lost getting to the final destination. Without delay I gave them a teleport scroll as a "just in case" we were separated and we travelled there together. I forget the lad's name, but he was very appreciative.
Animal Taming is something I always liked to do in the past in Old. So I went to Ardors and visited the merchant in the Sequanna Square and picked up a few recipes to make the taming collars and whistles. Lots of ingredients are needed while reading the recipes. Time to get gathering.
Silver will be the bane of my existence, I told myself after I died many times while in the Elysium Mines. A group is needed for sure. So right now I purchased a few collars and a whistle from the public vendor in Ardoris. This will help keep the economy going too. One of my goals is to create these once I obtain silver ore. Many of the prices for silver seem high, so I will wait.
Taming is not a task for someone who wants to take the easy route. You beat down the animal or insect, them attempt to tame them while they get free cheap shots in. Sometimes you live, sometimes you die. Once I am skilled enough I am able to now learn new skills that I heal and resurrect my Chest Mimic. For now, he will fit in. He used to be stronger but many did not like his strength so all Chest Mimic pets were weakened.
Another branch of the Dara Brae Supply is now opened in Solana. This is a short jog from Soltown and Ardoris. This area is visited by many delivering mail and is the fastest way to sell items and sell for those in the West Perennial Trail and beyond. Ardoris is very large and takes a lot of time to walk around. Solana is quick to get in, do your business, and get out. I was surprised not a lot more outlanders looking for a house spot placed here.
The greenhouse is up and fully functioning. I cannot place a house currently as the large rusted greenhouse I made takes up too much space. Laid down the measurements of a row house, nope. Measurements of a village house, nope. The guy who is doing the vending for me is not happy he has to sleep in the greenhouse with the plants. What to do?
The first yield is picked and not much was grown. More water! More water next time. Pricing will not be cheap as it is taking 22gp just to grow a good supply of raw cotton. I will have to price these at 25gp per just to make a very little profit.
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