9.8.4 Floristry

Flowers are a common decorative and celebratory piece throughout many cultures, and in each, the artist that makes a single beautiful flower or a collection of colorful bulbs come most to life is the Florist. The talent of Floristry allows you to create a number of floral arrangements that can be used for decoration, as gifts, or as accessories to your favorite outfit.                                                        

To become a Florist, you must visit the master Florist of Aetolia, Esine. Located in the Grand College of Aetolia, Esine will teach you all she knows of Floristry for a fee of 65 credits. Once you have learned this Talent, you will be as skilled as any other Florist, though your creativity will be the ultimate test.                                   

To create a floral arrangement, there are several steps you should follow.                                                                 

1) Purchase a blank design pattern using DESIGN REQUEST.

2) Identify the pattern you wish to copy for the specific item you need from the Floristry shop, then DESIGN <your new pattern> COPY <pattern to be copied>. This will make a copy of the existing pattern layout on your blank pattern.

3) Customize your pattern's various requirements. DESIGN FLORISTRY will give you a list of useful commands for this and DESIGN by itself will list all other essential commands.

4) Take your design pattern to a craft guild office and DESIGN <pattern> SUBMIT it for evaluation. The mortal approvers will review your pattern according to our standards and make a pattern from it if the design is approved.

5)  When the design is approved, you will be notified by message or prompt in-game. Return to the craft guild office and DESIGN <pattern> PAY FEE to gain access to your ready-to-use pattern! The craft guild charges a fee for the creation of the design.

Use DESIGN LIST to list all of the patterns you have access to. To create an item, you'd simply use CRAFT <pattern> while holding the appropriate materials.

Those who have learned the talent of Floristry may make use of a handy storage space, the Flowercache, designed specifically to store their flowers.

To store a flower, you may INFLOWER [<#>] <flower>. If you wish to store all of your flowers at once, you may use INFLOWER ALL, or INFALL. INFLOWER may be substituted by INF anywhere it is used. As you may notice, you are unable to store flowers which return to another location after a given amount of time, such as quest items, or those that are imbued with any sort of artifact power. 

If you have previously stored flowers in your flowercache, you may view them using FLOWERLIST (or FLOWERL for short). By default, all of your flowers will be sorted by type. If you wish to sort them by color, you may instead use FLOWERLIST COLOR. Finding a specific color of flower is easy, as you may just use FLOWERLIST followed by a part of the flower's name. Example: FLOWERLIST ROSE will list any flowers containing 'rose' in their name. If you wish to find a specific color, FLOWERLIST COLOR GREEN, for example, will list only your green colored flowers.

You may use the following variations of the FLOWERLIST command:
FLOWERLIST [<partial name of a flower>]
FLOWERLIST COLOR [<partial name of a color>]
FLOWERLIST TYPE [<partial name of a type>]

Removing flowers from your flowercache is slightly different than removing objects from a normal cache. When you wish to remove a flower, you will need to use OUTF, followed by a part of the flower's name. Example: OUTF ROSE will remove the first rose in your flowercache. If you wanted only black roses, you could use OUTF BLACK RO. If you desire, you may put a quantity before your search; OUTF 50 TULIP will remove the first fifty tulips from your flowercache.