Economics

While in the land of Aetolia you will quickly find that you must obtain material wealth, usually in the form of golden sovereigns. There are a number of ways to earn this gold, ranging from simple quests to producing goods that your fellow Aetolians may find useful.

What follows is a brief list of some methods of earning a living:

Questing

There are a multitude of quests available that will pay gold. This gold may range from just 20 or 30, up to thousands. For newbies, we suggest exploring Minia, Lodi, Gorshire, and Kalebb, as there are many quests there to provide one with money for a shiny new sword, or a perhaps a stylish leather backpack.

Merchanthood

If you have something to sell, you could go about selling it in a number of ways. The first, and simplest way, is simply to ask the people you know if they need to buy what you're selling. Clearly however, this isn't a very efficient way, and you probably don't know enough people to make a living from. You have three major options to reach a larger audience.

The Market Channel

This channel exists for the sole purpose of selling or asking to buy good or services. It is free to use.

Classified ads

These ads are inexpensive to purchase, and can be viewed by anyone. See HELP ADS for details.

Shops

Buying a shop requires the most initial investment of these three methods. There are many player shops scatterd throughout the cities and Delos. If you wish to buy one, contact the owner of the shop and make him or her an offer. You may sometimes see shops that are closed. This is usually a result of unpaid taxes, resulting in the city closing down the shop. In these cases, it may be possible to purchase the shop from the city. The Chancellor and his aides are responsible for the ships of a city. HELP SHOPKEEPING will provide more extensive information about running a shop.

Trade Skills

So what is it you can sell? The answer may depend quite heavily on your class. Current trade skills and class requirements are:

Skill Class Description
Tailoring  Anyone  Make customized clothing for yourself and for sale to others. 
Woodcraft  Anyone  Design and construct adventuring necessities for yourself and for sale to others.
Cooking  Anyone  Live the life of a chef, preparing custom and exciting dishes.
Jewelcraft  Anyone  Create distinctive jewelry to dazzle the world.
Venoms Syssin Secrete about 30 different venoms into your fangs and milk them into vials for sale to weapons users. 
Concoctions  All Living Harvest a variety of herbs and roots that can be eaten, smoked, and mixed together into various concoctions
Reanimation  All Undead Harvest the organs of the fallen and use them to prepare restorative serums and tinctures to aide the undead body in recovering its former vitality.
Forging  Anyone Create a selection of armour and weapons, slaving away at the forge.
Enchantments Sciomancers
Ascendril
Using magical rituals and the ourobori, create magical items, or enchant existing ones.

More tradeskills, both dependent on class and indepdenent of class will be implemented in the near future.

Vermin Hunting

Aetolia's cities are quite plagued with vermin. These disease-ridden creatures live off the detritus of civilization, prowling the streets and the sewers in large numbers. Each city hosts a collector who will pay you for the corpses of these vermin. This is probably the best way to earn money fast if you have nothing to sell.

  • In Enorian, look for Sir Timothy the Red.
  • In Bloodloch, Enzo the Exterminator is tasked with hunting a different kind of vermin.
  • In Spinesreach, Procurio the chef is looking for vermin that are high in protein.

These are not the only ways of earning money in Aetolia. We will leave it to you to discover the full range of possibilities.