Turning Dunbarton Green
Aside from a few trees, some bushes and some shoddy-looking grass, Dunbarton is a mess of brick, wood and cobblestones. In this day and age in Erinn where the environment is deteriorating due to excessive use of furnaces in Bangor, I have taken the initiative to start bringing more foliage to this drab city.
Actually, this post is more about handicraft. First of all, I have finally reached weaving rank 1 via Walter’s part-time finest leathers. Now on a normal day, I have base 80% on braids, tough string and tough thread, 94% on finest leather straps and 99% on everything else. Of course the only one I care about is tough string because of handicraft.
I had a lot of fun dropping the part-time finest leather straps around town.
With Rorec’s help making another 123 iron ingots (which took more than 2 hours), I got to rank 9 handicraft today by making 26 Nao costumes. I had 99% on everything with Monday and party bonus (rain not necessary). No failures on wood boards and the costumes… which is a relief. It would suck to fail them at 99% considering the amount of time spent on getting the materials.
Getting rid of paper hats to make bank space.
Megas helped get some sheep stuck near Deian on Ch3/4/5. This helped me a lot with wool collection to make thick yarn and tough string. I did the shearing on my alt Mari, moved the items on to the pets and then weaved them on Ari in Dunbarton. The two gathering knives were repaired alternately during this turnover period.
My first Nao costume. Yay. Now they’re all just sitting in bank. I’m going to move them over to a mule or give them to guildies or friends.
I know I said before that I wasn’t going to train past rank 9, but I looked at the requirements are they’re not so bad (Rank 8 is a totally different matter altogether). I already made 9 thicket costumes with the excess iron pipes that I had left over. The plan now is to stock up with about 104 iron pipes (sorry Rorec) and 100 stacks of thick yarn. I already have the nails and wood is easy to come by. The thick yarn will be from Simon’s part-time job as usual, as well as shearing sheep as explained above. I can do about 8-10 stacks an hour, so this should be no problem. I need to make 26 more thicket costumes next Monday.
As for the other requirements, I plan to wear the -dex set after rebirth on late Friday night and make cranes for the B- success/failure requirement and fine bandages for the 89A success/failure requirement. I expect to spend a considerable amount on common fabric, but this is better than spending time on more wood boards. I expect to reach rank 8 handicraft next Monday. Then I can make… trees!!!
Other than that, since I am rebirthing this Friday, I want to do some dungeons and get some levels again. So I’ll probably mix it up with shearing every day so that I don’t get bored.
Simon’s shop is closed for business today. Please come again tomorrow.