The skill of Herbalism utilizes the knowledge of various herbs and plants, particularly with respect to their medicinal properties. Through study and refinement of the more beneficial properties, a practiced Herbalist may create small, easily consumable pills. The process of creating a pill, which is comprised of plant matter inside of dried honey or resin, begins with harvesting or otherwise acquiring the plants themselves. Read HELP HARVESTING to learn more about the harvesting process. Pill preparation requires an Herbalism preparation room, which contains a variety of necessary implements, including a mortar and pestle. Once inside of a preparation room with your ingredients, you may PREPARE [amount] <pill type>. Each individual preparation requires balance, and you will continue preparing until you've finished the specified amount of pills, or you enter PREPARE STOP. Some gathered herbs are also of medicinal benefit when smoked, which requires a pipe and a tinderbox. These tools may be acquired from a woodcrafter. See also: HELP MERCANTILE, HELP CURES, HELP CURE ORDERS, HELP APOTHECARY, HELP HARVESTING.