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The Botany task is started the first time the player uses the "Examine this plant" action on a plant.
The task requires the player to:
- Start at a School of Natural Philosophy
- Identify 25 species in 25 minutes and
- Return to a School of Natural Philosophy
Upon completing the entire task, the Botany skill is learned and advanced to level 1 allowing the player to eat and harvest wild herbs.
It also is the Initiation to the Discipline of Natural Philosophy.