Alter Aeon Online Help
Keywords are: 'skill crafting woodcrafting fletching bowyer bowcraft'
Skill: woodcraft Lvl 7 Any (28%)
Skill: fletching Lvl 8 Any (42%)
(helpful) Requires: woodcraft
Skill: bowcraft Lvl 11 Any (42%)
(helpful) Requires: fletching
woodcraft check <wood>
woodcraft quarter <wood>
woodcraft halve <wood>
woodcraft create <item> <wood>
woodcraft finish <wood>
woodcraft add <arrowhead/upgrades> <wood>
The 'woodcraft' skill allows you to manufacture basic items from solid
pieces of gathered wood. You can make shields, wooden bowls for brewing
and a simple weapons such as blowguns, clubs and quarterstaffs. Generally,
only whole pieces of wood can be used - bundles of branches are better suited
for wicker-weaving than woodcrafting projects. Sometimes pieces of rotten
or worm-eaten wood can be used, but many of them are simply too damaged to be
made into a functional item.
You will attempt to finish the item until you run out of movement, choose to
stop or are otherwise interrupted. Unfinished wooden items can be finished at
a future time using the 'woodcraft finish' command. You can fashion
objects for other players by adding their name after the name of the item
you wish to craft.
You can use the 'woodcraft check' command on a piece of wood to check
what kinds of items it can be crafted into.
The fletching skill allows you to craft ammunition such as arrows and
crossbow bolts. The ammunition produced is merely sharpened wood - you can
enhance its potency by adding arrowheads. The bowcraft skill allows you to
craft bows, and if you have knowledge of metallurgy, crossbows. Flexible
woods, such as yew, ash or hickory, work best for making bows.
Woodcrafting is necessary to make pieces for other crafting skills as
well, and is considered a foundational skill for most crafters. It differs
from the druidic rune carving and totemic skills by being purely physical
in nature - it uses no mana and relies entirely upon knowledge and skill
rather than any magical properties inherent in the wood. However,
woodcrafted items can be enhanced by the application of runes.
Be aware that any runes carved into arrowheads will be lost when they are
mounted to ammunition. The shaft will retain any runes that it has, and
can be rune-carved more if desired.
Pieces of wood larger than 10 inches and heavier than 4 pounds can be
split into four equal pieces with the 'woodcraft quarter' command. This
is especially useful for crafting smaller pieces such as arrows, though
some of the total mass is lost each time it is quartered. Pieces of wood
longer than 24 inches can be sawed in half with the woodcraft halve'
When you finish crafting a wooden item, you will see a message like
After a final sanding and examination, a crude cedar bowl is complete.