6.8.1 For Mentors

The mentoring system in Aetolia is a system that is designed to ensure a
friendly reception into Aetolia by newbies. When you wish to mentor     
someone, you would type MENTOR <player>. You must be in the room with   
him at the time. PROTEGES will list any proteges you currently have.    

In return for taking on the responsibilities of a mentor, you will gain 
a plethora of benefits, listed in HELP MENTORBENEFITS. However, under NO
circumstance, are you to ask the newbie if he or she intends to buy 
utilize these benefits, nor should you simply be taking on proteges for
this gain. 

The responsibilities of you as a mentor are to answer all questions     
about Aetolia that a newbie has, to the best of your ability, and to, at
the very least, help him to help himself. You may choose to give him    
gold, or equipment, but at the least, you must help him go ratting, help
him find other things to fight, and perhaps even help him do some quests
or kill some things. If your protege needs help, you are expected to    
help him or her. The privilege of mentorship means that your proteges   
come first, and you come second. If you cannot handle this, do not be a 

Generally, once the newbie has either purchased credits or played for at
least 25 hours, he will likely need less help, but you should still be  
willing to grant reasonable assistance if need be. Remember that it is  
to your advantage to help him out. The more interested in Aetolia he    
becomes, the more likely he will be to buy credits, and the more credits
you will get.                                                           

We take the position of mentor seriously, and if you are not performing 
your duties as a mentor, then you risk having your ability to be a      
mentor taken away.                                                      

Tips for Mentors:

1) When dealing with newbies, always try to be in-role.

2) Even if it is not entirely in-role, be patient with them. Remember 
   that Aetolia is probably much different from their previous mudding
   experience (if any).

3) Don't try to push them to buy credits. It's the sort of thing you 
   might want to casually work into a conversation if the newbie asks 
   about other ways to get lessons, but any hard-selling is strictly out   
   of the question.

4) To sum it all up: Be professional. You are representing Aetolia to 
   newbies, who are the lifeblood of the world.