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Dear Ariella, What do we do?

This is the dilemma of the new player often referred to as a "Newbie". After eight tales of playing I will attempt to give some helpful hints to get started and continue in your everyday life. Good luck my fellow Egyptian as this is a wonderfully complicated game and enjoyable socially. Our Egyptian slang will be in ().

Love thy neighbor is a good virtue and keeps you from getting poked with sharpened sticks.

  • Ask potential neighbors if they think you are building too close to them when you find your potential Home Sweet Home.

I need help! And I need it now!

Are you in distress and need a helping hand or found a possible bug in code? Click Options (gear icon at top right) -> Call a Game Master... (see the 3 choices below).

  • World Builder Call - Terrain problems. Your call stays in line after you log out
  • Normal GM Call - General distress call. Your call disappears if you log out.
  • Developer Call - For a potential bug or serious issue. Your call stays in line after you log out.
  • Billing Related Call - For payment-related issues

Miscellaneous Tips to make you look savvy

  • Put up your F3 map right away. You can stretch it and move it all over.
  • [time:hhmm] To show the time in everyone else's time zone
  • /cmd or click Self -> Utility -> Information -> Show the Command List
  • /afk to show yourself as... AFK
  • /chat <whomever>
  • /clockloc to turn on your Current Year and Month/clock/present location or Self -> Options -> Little window -> Clock/changes to Clockloc so click again.
  • /ignore <whomever> or /silentignore <whomever> or /squelch <whomever>
  • /info <whomever> to see that avatar's information box.
  • /tell <whomever>.....to talk to someone in Main, but beware that most don't notice!
 /join ENN      (important news about the game)
 /join Story    (Role playing with NPC characters in the current story of Egypt)
 /join Events   (Current Events that are running)

https://atitd.sharpnetwork.net/mushrooms/ Current spots where shrooms spawned.
https://atitd.sharpnetwork.net/herbalist/ Foraging help.
Ariella's Darkest Night Guide
Ariella's Prospecting and Mining Camp Guide
https://csirkeee.github.io/atitd-talent/ Track your talent points

  • To minimize Items/Skills/Principles Tabs, click on the active tab.
  • Camera views F5 - F8. F7 is most commonly used. F8 has two settings, hit once (not used often) and then twice. This second view is great for prospecting and for camp decoration. Click self -> Utility -> Camera.
  • The Friends icon at the top of the screen will bring up the Friends List. Use the + button to add friends, the ^ button to set sorting/display options, right click on a friend for various options relating to them.
  • To change your appearance...click the Player icon (top of screen, just left of center), and choose Change my Appearance.
  • Guilds. You are not limited to only one guild. They are like social clubs, learning and regional clubs, test clubs and skill clubs. The Goods guild is excellent to do trading. Guilds <-- Click
  • How to dig a hole. Have a shovel on you. Make sure the dirt icon appears. Right click the shovel in your inventory -> Dig a Hole.
  • Pick up your Wine Notebook at any School of Body. Before you drink wine, please ask your host which quality wineglasses are best to get points from his particular wine instead of randomly grabbing glasses. One to Two glasses of wine is considered a polite amount since wine bottles give only 7 glass fulls. The host may say otherwise. Three glasses of beer per person is fine because beer kettles give 21 glasses each time.
  • Iron pots for machines are made in Master Casting Boxes (600 Charcoal to fire) for 20 Iron and 20 beeswax in 10 minutes while Iron COOKpots with 3 Iron and 3 beeswax for Kitchens are made in a Student's Casting Box (100 Charcoal to fire).
  • A good browser function is Ctrl+F to bring up a Search tool to use when you have a Foraging page up.
  • Macros are wonderful to use but BEWARE! If you do not respond to a chat and are macroing you can be thrown in game jail.
  • SO YOU DON'T TAKE IT ALL! Click Camel Pens, Greenhouses, Silos, Forges, etc. then click Utility -> Turn on Verify Take All.

Handy Wiki Links


The Wiki is your best friend! Cuddle it and learn how to use it!

This means you should do more than just read the helpful wiki. Get yourself set up so you can start editing and having fun on your User page!


Login. Type in your avatar name and hit Enter then type in your password.

Find Users at the left. Copy the formatted line in the directions. Read the directions. Do the directions.

Put part of your user name in the Search. Your empty User page will be sitting there waiting for you to play with! It will be in red until you click it and go there. That first jump to your User page automatically opens it up to edit. Otherwise, click on Formatting help in the Navigation Box at the upper left column to learn what cool stuff you can do with your page. Click the edit tab to start making your User page the coolest one on the Wiki!

If nothing else, use = A Title = or == Another title == or === Yet Another Title === to put paragraphs that are individually editable. By the way, one equal sign on each side of the title gives the largest font size and then increasingly smaller after that.

And heck, then there's always the cheating way to make an awesome page...go copy the format in edit mode off of another User page! Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery...or so they say. Whomever 'they' is.

Buying from the Perk Store


First buy Perk Points. Then purchase items with PP.

Hay Bales - Click on your Ranch and Perks... appears as the top option. NOTE: You may only place 2 Hay Bales per Ranch.

Otter - Under Perks... on Self. Then Self/Special/Call over your Otter to train it to run to different spots.

Compounds - Self/Projects/Compounds and the new type will be in that list.

Most Perk Store items will be found under Self/Perks...

Critter Care

Camels stud...1 male 4 female (Max camels in pen is 10). Lure a camel into the pen by loading straw. Make sure the door is open (click the pen, should say 'Close the door'). 'Check the pen for wild camels' and if it says 'They even nibbled at your straw' so you're getting closer to the amount needed.

Sheep in pairs...3 male 3 female is best.

Rabbits breed...like rabbits. They do not stud. Keep 2-3 of each sex in a hutch with about 300-500 carrots. ALWAYS remove your rabbits from your hutch at night or they may multiply too much, eat all the carrots and escape!

Beetles are good at 2 males and 4 or more females.

Get Hens and Roosters from Examining Pale Pampas Grass and Dark Pampas Grass. Building 4 Chicken Coops is a good idea. Put Hens in one (roosters eat too much and are not needed to make eggs) and then move eggs to hatch in the other 3 coops. Eggs are hatched and Hens lay at 6 o'clock so check then and remove the live cheekins from the 3 egg coops so they don't munch all the food.

Bovine stud...1 male to ? females. Click Ranch to learn more.


Where shall I live?

Homestead Hunting

You have taken your Passage to Egypt! Congratulations!

Take your time! Don't rush into building your home at the first place you land. Yes, everyone is hurrying around doing things like busy little bees. But patience is a virtue also.

Egypt is divided into 50 regions. There are 3 faction areas: Kush (south), Hyksos (central), and Meshwesh (north). Each faction has 3 or 4 Chariot Stops that have all 6 types of Schools (Architecture, Art and Music, Human Body, Natural Philosophy, Thought, Worship). Universities are scattered around the map.

Chariot Stops (cs) are not up and running at the beginning of the game. There is a University Tech that will need donations so we citizens can repair them. They are the transportation network in the game, instantly transporting you to different regions. There are many Homesteads near a chariot stop which saves a huge amount of play time in the game.

Consider that papyrus planting (pappy) must be done along the Nile.

A polite citizen of Egypt will ask the current residents if it will be encroaching into their camp to live there. Please never build right next to anyone or crowd others already there. Leave plenty of space (your own whole green area) for yourself to expand with more compounds, warehouses, flowers, etc. coming later into the tale.

If you speak a language other than English there are communities that gather that speak mainly one language like French or German that might be handy to live in or join their guild for ease of play.

What's the best way to set up camp?

Ariella's Setting Up Your Homestead

Homestead Hunting page lists Homestead sites. Homesteads are completely level areas of land that are primarily outward around each chariot stop. These areas are more highly landscaped with a clay run, more water features, more trees and cacti.

Time saving building ideas and machine setups in compounds are at Camp Setup Guide.

Good components for your home sweet home. Building your compounds on shorelines is important. Homesteads have more trees, water areas (for kettles), mud/sand (for bricks), silt (for firebricks) and clay nearby with large green areas of flat ground. Flat area is needed so that compounds, buildings, Ranches and veggie fields sit level on the ground.


Guide to building a Bazaar (bought in the Store for 500 Perk Points) so you can set up easy trades!

Build one compound right up against water. Why? You will be building many machines inside your compound. Before building a compound, stand where the fish or water icon appears in the top left(have a jug and/or fishing pole in your inventory).

Build a compound for parties! It could have several wine tables in the center, many kitchens near the outer walls and chests for supplies.

Talking about your home sweet home...what is this Cornerstone?


  • Monthly payment receive one cornerstone right away, a 2nd one after 6 months, a 3rd one after 12 months and your last one after 18 months.
  • Prepay for 6 months and receive 2 cornerstones immediately, and then same as above.
  • Prepay for 12 months and receive 3 cornerstones immediately and your last one after 18 months.
  • Prepay full tale and receive all 4 cornerstones immediately.

After you build your compound you need to add your Cornerstone to the compound to keep it from deteriorating and having to repair it. Click your compound -> Utility -> Install Cornerstone. You can do this at any time before or after you expand but it is good to install very soon after initially building or the compound will start deteriorating without it.

You can also Remove your Cornerstone if you want to move.

See where your cornerstones are installed by clicking Self -> Special -> Show my Cornerstones.

Occasionally portable cornerstones are given away in Events. You will be able to give or sell these to other players but you cannot do that with normal cornerstones.

Universities, Schools, Techs, Skills...what's the difference?

Universities have Technologies (tech) that we must all donate to so we can learn to do new things. But when Technologies are first opened for donations, they are expensive, so it is each Egyptian's duty to pay in materials (mats) that are required. Once a Technology is unlocked then that tech is free to all citizens of that faction of Egypt. Taking over regions for your faction involves donating to tribute posts. Find regions that have Universities and that will lower the cost of the donations for Technologies.

Universities also provide Tests and Principles for each of the seven Disciplines as time goes by. To open a Test for your faction someone must Demonstrate and provide the necessary materials. That Test then shows up in System for you to get it IF your are high enough in level.

Schools have Skills you can buy. Schools also provide the same Initiations (or starter tests) for the seven Disciplines the same as Universities do. You will find a set of the seven different types of Schools at each faction capitol.

To see which Tests and Disciplines are open click the gold pyramid in the top left of your screen.

Both Universities and Schools have avatar level requirements to be able to add the Technology or Skill under your Skills tab. So be careful to check the wiki and NOT ruuuuun before you know if you are high enough in level to get the skill or tech.

To check what level you are and what you can currently buy at a School or obtain free at a University, click the clipboard icon on your screen. You can type /info <your name> to check your level too.

Teach what you know! Once you have learned a Technology from a University, you can teach it to other players. Learn from your buddies. Click someone else to see what you can teach them. You may teach or receive a lesson once every 5 minutes. You may teach or receive only one Technology at a time. You cannot concurrently learn and teach at the same time. Social gatherings like digs are excellent times to teach.

Expedition Sites....Waypoints...Which is Which?

First, go buy Exploration Travel at the School of Harmony for 2 Leather.

Second, you need to set your Home Location by standing in the spot you want as home. Click yourself->Navigation->Set your Home Location.

Third, find the closest Expedition Site so you can set it as "Make this my Expedition Site".

Now you can warp back to your Expedition Site for less cost than if you set a Waypoint at your home. Once you get to your Expedition Site you can also click it and choose to warp to the Home Location you set earlier (at a less cost than if you Waypoint home). So save on Travel Time by using Expedition Sites.

Setting Offline Chores

Click Self -> Options -> Offline Chores -> Offline Options.

After completing the required amount of manual production you can choose to magically produce mats while offline. BEWARE—TO GAIN THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF TRAVEL TIME, DO NOT CHECK ANY OTHER OFFLINE CHORE. Each offline chore reduces the amount of travel time gained while offline.

Picking up the pace on bricks and boards and flaxing and veggies

Circle of Wood Planes.jpg

Boards...build several wood planes in a circle so you can stand in the center of them. Let's get rid of the chat popups, shall we? Click yourself then Options then scroll down to Notifications then choose "Use the Chat area instead of popups for many messages so it doesn't obscure your view when the stone blades break.

Next let's learn to minimize the chats so we can use hotkeys. YOU MUST MINIMIZE CHATS TO USE HOTKEYS. Options->Chat-Related->Scroll to Minimize->Choose both options in there SO YOU CAN ALSO SEE YOUR BUDDIES TALK.

Second, we need to enable hotkeys for things. Options->One-Click and Related->Go ahead choose Make Tab like a Mouse (you'll need this to save your clicker finger), Enable hotkeys on Brick Racks (we'll get to that in a minute), Enable hotkeys on flax, plus any others you'd like.

Last, MINIMIZE CHATS BY HITTING THE ENTER KEY. Hold down your P key (not just click) and swipe your cursor in a circle around all the wood planes. Voila! Tons of boards in a few seconds. It's also a good idea to have a bunch of stone blades on you to Repair.

Bricks....build several Flimsy Brick Moulds. Since you can carry only 500 Items, 225 Mud plus 150 Straw plus 75 Sand is a good plan for a set of bricks at one standing. It is good to have extra Boards in your inventory to replace the brick racks you lose. Hit Enter to minimize chats. Hold down the B key and swipe over the Flimsy Brick Moulds to quickly make many. When the bricks turn white, hold down the T key to Take them all up as you swipe over the whole lot.

Flaxing...<< DOES NOT WORK TO KEEP YOU FROM RUNNING IN TALE 7---DO NOT enable Options/One Click and Related/Enable hotkeys on flax. UNCHECK that one or your avatar will lose time running to every flax bed.>> You already made Tab like Mouse for boards. Right click to pin your Plant flax box. Place your mouse so it hovers over the Plant flax box. Use the Tab key to plant and the up and down arrows to move as you plant. Practice with rows of 3x6 and then try more later.

To grow then harvest what you planted stand in the center of your beds. Hover your mouse over the first flax bed and Tab, then move cursor over middle of box and tap Tab until you can select Weed and/or Water. Do that for each flax bed quickly and come back around for another go if your type of flax requires it. Then do the last round to Harvest flax.

To grow seeds from flax you WILL want to enable hotkeys...Click yourself -> Options -> One Click and Related -> Enable hotkeys on flax (check that one). Plant flax as above, but when harvesting seeds, hover the mouse over the first flax bed then hit the 'H' key and continue to the next flax bed. Your avatar will run to each bed.

Veggies...click Self/Options/One Click and Related/Choose "Plant all crops where you stand".

Who's yer Papy?

Or more accurately what is papyrus (papy) and how do we get more of it? Upon reaching level 1 in Grass Harvesting, you will find 20 papyrus seeds. For optimum growing, take 30 seeds and ask in regional chat what the coords for the starting and stopping points are for papy planting along the Nile. Someone has usually put signs to mark those points. There are dead growing zones along the Nile that will not grow papy and experienced players know this. Announcing your papy growing in region chat will warn other players not to pick your papy.

Stand right next to the Nile(or you cannot find the Papyrus Seeds option). Click Self-->Right click the Plant menu to pin. Click a shoreline spot ahead of you and run north. Click Papyrus Seeds every coord or two to drop a seed in the Nile. Continue planting seeds until you run out of seeds. Twiddle your thumbs for a few minutes.

While you are twiddling, run back to about 100 coords north of your beginning seeding spot...and wait...and wait, twiddle some more. Is it really going to show up? And voila! You see your thin-stemmed yellow papy plant along the edge of the Nile about 10 minutes after planting your first seed. Run north, click and pick, try to click and miss the papy and run back to click again. Continue until about 100 coords north of your last planted seed.

And guess what? Run across the Nile to the other side, run south and click and pick and miss some more! It grows on both sides of the Nile.

Still more! Papy magically shows up in the nearby lakes and ponds to the east too, commonly called papy traps. It's up to you whether to take the time to pick that extra papy.

Time to dry it! But again, look to the experienced players in regional chat and say, "I am but a new citizen and know not where the papy mountain is!" The locals will be happy to give coords. Fertile papyrus must be dried at high altitude to maximize the seeds. Public drying racks and flax hammocks are already there because our Egyptian citizens are so thoughtful!

Wassup with this Acro thing?

Acrobatics (acro) is a Task called Test of the Acrobat from the University of Body. Your avatar will be gyrating in 28 different odd ways (eventually). You will receive four Moves to begin with when you pick up the test. Go up to other players, ask politely in Main chat (anyone nearby can see what you ask there) "Acro?" then click the player -> Tests ->Test of the Acrobat so he sees the Acro list.

Make sure you are in the Main chat tab to see what type of teacher you are after you both click an acro move that you have on your acro list.

You will need to be a certain distance away from any others to acro or you will receive a message in Main saying others are in your way and it won't work.

The little Acro icon in the upper left will tell you when you can acro again and not "Go too fast".

If the other player is your Master it means that you WILL either 1) be taught a facet of that move after one or more attempts or 2) you will Follow if you keep trying. If you Follow then you will not be taught a facet by that other player.

In order of most likely to teach a facet: Master, Great, Pretty Good (pgt), Last Resort (lr), Blur.

Immediately tell the other player which teacher type they are for you.

It is advantageous for you to list in your Info (click yourself -> Utilities -> Edit my Info) the avatar name that was YOUR Master or Great teacher like so...Master: Ariella Great: Pascalito.

Until you learn 7 facets, you can only learn 1 facet per move per player until that point. Then you need to teach 7 more (a total of 14 Facets Taught) so you can learn 2 facets per move per player. After that point it is good to contact your Masters and Great teachers to retry the moves so you can learn a second facet from them.

Watch on the Egyptwide channel for Acro Parties and also on the calendar. Consider helping to teach for even quicker progression on this acro test. There are 3 Acro fields near the Kahun, ?, ? chariot stops.

It takes 7 facets to have a complete move.

A Master will ALWAYS either teach you a facet or you will Follow their move...ALWAYS. So keep acroing a move until you do one or the other. This applies for the second facet too.

Knowing the above, take a day to go around Egypt and ask player by player to acro ONE time so you can see if they are your Master. Then revisit those Masters once in awhile. This is the quickest way to gain facets.

Guilds. You mean I can be in more than one Guild?!

Yes, dear citizens of Egypt, you can be in many guilds. The first Guild hall (gh) you make is usually your own personal guild for just you or you and your special one or you and your drinking buds that will live together. Compounds, chests, warehouses can then be put in that guild name so that if one Elder decides to stop playing then all their things do not crumble to dust.

After that you will be deciding to join other larger guilds for the purpose of helping to skill or learning a new hobby or just to have fun egyptwide with your sense of humour. Each guild you join will automatically put up a chat you cannot close again unless you go to the guild hall and kick yourself out or an Elder does that at your request.

Lint, Tow, Twine, Thread, Rope...Conversions help

  • Add little signs with conversion rates in the Creator's Notes option by machines.

5 tow -> 15 twine -> 3 rope
20 tow -> 60 twine -> 1 canvas
27 lint -> 405 thread -> 1 linen

  • Bricks -> 150 Mud + 100 Straw + 50 Sand = 300 bricks from a 5x5 grid of Permanent Brick Racks

brass -> copper/tin/stout palm resin (small gears)
bronze -> copper/zinc/fern palm resin (bearings)
moon steel -> 7 steel/3 brass/3 pewter/hawthorn resin
pewter -> 7 iron/4 antimony/1 brass/royal palm resin
steel -> 7 Iron/1 Tin/towering palm resin

  • Blast furnaces. either load 9 cc (instead of 10) or open them at 9:55. Cooking the full 10 minutes with 10 cc will yield only half the metal.

I've got the whole tale to play! Uhhh, but now what do I do with it?

You've built your home sweet home, laid out your spacious camp area, started getting levels by finishing your principles and tests tabs. But you're standing forlorn in the middle of your grass wondering which way to go. So many things to choose from.

Try clicking the gold pyramid in the upper left. There are 7 disciplines to choose from with multiple Tests in each discipline. If this is your first tale many players pick and choose from each discipline in what seems the easiest Tests and most fun to your particular tastes. As you pass a Test it lights up on your pyramid and you have an increasingly higher title in your Info.

Some players decide just gaining levels is enough. You might decide to dabble in the variety of skills like vine growing and wine making, or beer making, cooking, genetics, flowers, chemistry, blacksmithing, gemcutting, etc. Each one takes practice and work to achieve expertise. Whatever suits your fancy is the thing to do in this game!

Helpful web sites for playing

Go to Guides (in left column of Wiki) for a list of many tutorials.

Cooking Tutorial with Ariella and Pascalito

http://atitd.sharpnetwork.net/herbs/ Herbs categorized by search criteria

http://julianatdeltona.com/pearls/Solver.htm Test of the Oyster Catcher solver
Swim to the bed of lights and SWIM TO THE SINGLE LIGHT in the Solver pattern with a 1 or 2 or 3 you want to dive on first. Right-click to make your avatar dive once. If it says 2, then you Right-click to dive a second time and so on for 3. Keep swimming to each light that has a 1 or 2 or 3 in the Solver pattern and dive that many times. It does not matter in which order you do the diving as long as you do all the dives ON THE SPECIFIC LIGHTS the Solver pattern indicates. Click on Edit to clear the light panel. Then add the dots one by one of your pearl bed. Click once to enter a blue light. To enter a green light, click one more time to make it go from blue to green. Click a third time to make it go to a white light.

For learning how make gem cuts: http://www.atitd.org/wiki/tale3/Guilds/Sunset_Enterprises/Venery_-_Bijou_School

Fishing Times and Lures

Sequence of Tasks to Accomplish where Skills and Talent Points are Acquired

Task - New Beginnings - Skills Knapping, Carpentry
Task - Solid Progress - Skills Brick Making, Grass Harvesting and Rot Flax in Water
Task - Flax Growing - Skills Clothwork, Flax Processing
Task - Flax Processing
Task - Building Materials

    • While you wait on Rope, make 100 Bricks, 58 Boards and have on hand 110 Wood for next Task

Task - Head for Pastures New - Earn Citizenship into Egypt and choose 1/3 Factions

  • 7 Rope total needed to leave for Egypt, 2 for Cart and 5 to put in Cart (Total 12 Tow -> 36 Twine -> 7 Rope)
  • 1 Talent Point
  • Skill Compound Construction
  • Specialization [Laborer] - Increases Strength, Dex, Speed
    • Level 4 Increased Carry by 500
    • Level 8 Increased travel time and offline chore production
    • Level 12 Increased yield in charcoal hearths, charcoal ovens, and charcoal brazier
    • Level 16 Increased Carry by another 500
    • Level 20 Increased travel time and offline chore production
    • Level 24 Increased yield in charcoal hearths, charcoal ovens, and charcoal brazier
    • Level 28 Increased Carry by another 500
    • Level 34 Increased travel time and offline chore production

Task - Home Sweet Home - Arrival into Egypt.

  • Find a place Homestead Hunting (large landscaped areas around and outwards from each chariot stop) to build your compound (100 boards + 200 bricks)
  • INSTALL A CORNERSTONE to prevent compound from degrading
  • Build a Crafting Bench before expanding another 10 Sectors (original compound has 6 Sectors).
  • WIKI GUIDE for Buildings and their costs
  • 1 Talent Point
  • Specialization Architect - Increases Constitution, Dexterity and Endurance
    • Level 4 Increased compound size by another 14 Sectors
    • Level 8 This Old Town House unlocks Town House style of compound to use
    • Level 12 Increased compound size by another 14 Sectors
    • Level 16 Home Construction allows construction of Small House ? for 60k storage
    • Level 20 Increased compound size by another 14 Sectors
    • Level 24 Buddha's Architect - unlimited Eastern Meditation at School of Thought allows rearrangement of buildings inside a compound
    • Level 28 Increased compound size by another 14 Sectors
    • Level 32 Home Construction allows construction Medium House ? for 130k storage

Task - Botany (task) - Identify 25 plants

  • Learn Botany Level 1 Eat and pick Herbs and plant flowers to earn 5800 XP for next level
  • Level 2 - Pick same herb successfully 7 times and to instant pick that herb

Reward - after Level 2 Cross-Breeding 1 in a Greenhouse WIKI GUIDE Cegaiel's Herb DB Task - Water water everywhere

Task Test of the Sculptors

  • The first actual Test as Art & Music task appears after making your first linen
  • A Sculpture costs 100 boards + 10 Rope + 4 Linen

Task - Crafting Makes Perfect

  • Making boards adds XP to Carpentry
  • Making bricks adds XP to Brick Making
  • Making canvas adds XP to Flax Processing
  • Making rope adds XP to Clothwork
  • Reward - Storage Basket found under Self/Projects/Storage/Storage Basket
  • Reward - Tent is an upgrade to your Cart Camp allows 59k storage

Task - Pottery (task) - requires Water water everywhere Task to be finished

Task - Puzzle in the Night Sky - Prerequisite Stonework skill from Pottery (task) above

  • Will learn Papyrus growing (see in above section), Clay Lamp, Limestone mining
  • Build a Puzzle of the Night Sky to be judged by other players
  • Reward - 1 Talent Point
  • Reward - Compound Construction Level 3


Task - A home for a Sheep - after you find your first sheep in the wild and pick it up

Task - Beetle Breeding starts when first beetle is picked up (after Glassblowing tech is open)

HINT: Upgrade Beetle Terrarium with a Thermometer so beetles need less cabbage!

Previous Tales Skills and Principles

  • Level 0
    • SKILLS
      • SArch
        • Rocks of the Ages - 10 Slate (Requires Perception +1, Can be repeated) to find marbles. Get temporary perception from food or eating a grilled carrots to gain +2 Perception for 10 minutes. Get permanent perception from drinking 7 Beer, eating 7 Masterpieces or 49 hookah smoking points.
      • SArt
        • Ferry Construction - 4 Tar
  • Level 1 Things to Get
    • SKILLS
      • School of Architecture
        • Structure Maintenance - 20 Oil
        • Salvage - First Degree - 200 Firebricks
      • SBody
        • Fly Fishing - 16 Thread, 1 Sharpened Stick
      • SHarmony
        • Exploration Travel - First Degree - 2 Leather (warps back near home or wherever cheaper than Navigation)
      • SLeadership
        • Firebuilding - 4 Tinder (requires Controlled Burn tech)
        • Local Leadership Level 1 - 300 Bricks, 150 Boards
        • Local Leadership Level 2 - 100 Jugs of Water, 10 Leather
      • SThought
        • Kiln Construction - Level 1 - 20 Bricks (Kilns crumble - get salvage and tear down when Kilns might Crumble Next Firing message appears on them)
  • Level 2 Things to Get
    • SKILLS
      • SWorship
        • Cooking - First Degree - 100 Cabbage, 100 Carrots, 100 Onions, 100 Leeks, 100 Garlic
        • Arthropodology - First Degree - 100 Dirt (Allows catching of Insects for Lures)
        • Foraging - First Degree - 300 Thorns, 30 Cactus Sap
  • Level 3 Things to Get
    • TESTS (ONLY gotten at the Universities NOT the Schools)
      • Obelisk - UArch
    • SKILLS
      • SArch
        • Ritual Item Construction - 10 Linen, 200 Firebricks, 100 Oil
      • SBody
        • Carving - First Degree - 100 Wood
        • Ecology - First Degree - 10 Tadpoles, 5 Flax, 1 Papyrus
      • SWorship
        • Filleting - First Degree - 7 Knife Blade, 7 Phagrus Meat, 20 Common Basil
        • Fly Tying - First Degree - 100 Thread, 25 Thorns
  • Level 4 Things to Get
    • TESTS
      • Prophet - UHarmony
    • SKILLS
      • SArt
        • Structure Repair - 14 Pulley
      • SArt
        • Salvage - Second Degree - 100 Candle
      • SThought
        • Structure Maintenance - 300 Bricks, 50 Oil, 50 Beeswax
      • SWorship
        • Cooking - Second Degree - 20 Common Sage, 20 Thyme, 20 Common Rosemary
  • Level 5 Things to Get
    • TESTS
      • Towers - UArch
      • Vigil - UWorship
    • SKILLS
      • SBody
        • Cooperage - 2 Brass Plate, 50 Copper Strap, 100 Boards (requires Advanced Metallurgy)
      • SWorship
        • Arthropodology - Second Degree - 200 Tadpoles
        • Ritual Item Construction - Second Degree - 14 Candle
  • Level 6 Things to Get
    • TESTS
      • Oyster Catcher - UBody
      • Marriage - UHarmony
    • SKILLS
      • SBody
        • Swimming (when Oyster Catcher test comes out) - 10 Linen
      • SWorship
        • Fly Tying - Second Degree - 7 Bat Mites, 7 ??, 7 ??, 7 ??, 7 ??, 7 ??, 7 ??, 7 ??
  • Level 7 Things to Get
    • TESTS
      • Library of Alexandria UArch
      • Raeli Mosaic - UArt (requires Tech Raeli Pottery tech)
      • Pathmaker - UThought
      • Venery - UThought
    • SKILLS
      • SArt
        • The Art of the Pipe - 7 Fine Glass Rods (requires Advanced Glassblowing) to assemble a hookah from parts
      • SBody
        • Carving - Second Degree - 10 Sharpened Stick, 10 Tinder (requires Flint Knife to make tuition)
        • Ecology - Second Degree - 20 Cabbage Juice
        • Salvage - Third Degree - 1000 Charcoal
        • Conflict Shrine Construction - 1 Oyster Shell Marble
      • SHarmony
        • Navigation - First Degree - 50 Water in Jugs (let's you set one Waypoint)
      • SWorship
        • Structure Maintenance - 4 Mud Granite, 4 Rose Alabaster
        • Cooking - Third Degree - 49 Salt
  • Level 8 Things to Get
    • TESTS
      • Singing Cicada - UBody
    • Chains - UHarmony
    • SKILLS
      • SArch
        • Mechanics - 400 Concrete (requires Automation tech)
      • SArt
        • Mechanics - 49 Acid (requires Automation tech)
        • Structure Repair - 60 Linen
      • SBody
        • Botanical ID 1 - 10 Acorn's Cap, 10 Bleeding Hand, 10 Camel's Mane, 10 Cobra's Hood, 10 Dead Tongue, 10 Toad Skin (Can make Nut's Essence for Crossbreeding)
        • Mechanics - 300 Malt (Burnt), Malt (Raw) (requires Automation tech)
      • SHarmony
        • Mechanics - 200 Rope, 200 Slate (requires Automation tech)
      • SLeadership
        • Mechanics - 1000 Gold Wire (requires Automation tech)
      • SThought
        • Mechanics - 10 Cuttable Lapis, 10 Cuttable Garnet, 10 Cuttable Amethyst, 10 Cuttable Turquoise (requires Automation tech)
        • Structure Repair - 14 Pulley
      • SWorship
        • Arthropodology - Third Degree - 300 Beeswax
        • Mechanics - 1 Huge Sapphire, 1 Large Emerald, 1 Medium Diamond, 1 Small Topaz
  • Level 9
    • SKILLS
      • SWorship
        • Fly Tying - Third Degree - ??
        • Foraging Memory - Second Degree of Foraging - 7 Yellow Tristeria, 7 Sweetsop, 7 Pulmonaria Opal, 7 Orange Sweetgrass, 7 Ilex, 7 Fumitory, 7 Ashoka
        • Pilgrim Shrine Construction - 1 Oyster Shell Marble, 1 Yellow Alabaster, 1 Mud Granite
  • Level 10
    • SKILLS
      • SBody
        • Botanical Identification 2 - 15 Earth Light, 15 Fish Hook, 15 Hairy Tooth, 15 Nefertari's Crown, 15 Ra's Awakening, 15 Slave's Bread
      • SHarmony
        • Navigation - Second Degree - 20 Glass Rods
      • SWorship
        • Filleting - Second Degree - 3 Fish Roe, 70 Carp Meat, 25 Salt, 77 Glass Jars (Vanity skill not worth the little it does)
  • Level 11
    • SKILLS
      • SArt
        • Advanced Tub Design - First Degree - 200 Saltpeter, 200 Sulfur, 20 Tar, 1 Tangerine Marble (Tubs will not crumble)
      • SWorship
        • Arthropodology - Fourth Degree - 400 Cactus Sap
        • Cooking - Fourth Degree - 7 Camel's Mane, 7 Cobra Hood, 7 Dead Tongue, 7 Iron Knot, 7 Peasant's Foot, 7 Toad Skin, 7 Slave's Bread
  • Level 12
    • SKILLS
      • SBody
        • Carving - Third Degree - 10 Glass Blade, 10 Small Wooden Peg (requires Glass Knife to make tuition)
        • Structure Repair - 200 Cut Stone, 200 Beeswax, 200 Charcoal
      • SThought
        • Structure Repair - 2 Oyster Shell Marble, 20 Cuttable Jade, 200 Bricks
      • SWorship
        • Filleting - Third Degree - 7 Fish Roe, 105 Perch Meat, 17 Thermometers (Vanity skill not worth the little it does)
        • Fly Tying - Fourth Degree - ??
  • Level 13
    • SKILLS
      • SBody
        • Ecology - Third Degree - 20 Dried Flax
  • Level 14
    • SKILLS
      • SArt
        • Structure Maintenance - 4 Thermometer, 100 Sheet Glass
        • Advanced Tub Design - Second Degree - 100 Iron Bars, 10 Small Barrel, 50 Fine Glass Pipe, 20 Barrel Tap (make larger amounts)
      • SHarmony
        • Exploration Travel - Second Degree - 100 Leather 7 Large Opals 7 Bay Lobster Meat (warp home from any Exploration site)
        • Navigation - Third Degree - 25 Copper
        • Salvage - Fourth Degree - 4 Night Granite, 4 Canary Granite, 4 White Travertine
      • SWorship
        • Arthropodology - Fifth Degree - 500 Raw Silk
        • Preservation - 50 Papyrus Paper (Carry food)
  • Level 15
    • SKILLS
      • SBody
        • Indonesian Bee Care - 500 Honey (Makes Citrus Trees and Aromatic Honey)
      • SThought
        • Kiln Construction - Level 2 - 200 Firebricks, 10 Serpentine Marble, 200 Cut Stone (Kilns will not crumble!)
      • SWorship
        • Fly Tying - Fifth Degree - ??
  • Level 16
    • SKILLS
      • SWorship
        • Cooking - Fifth Degree - 7 Chukkah, 7 Crimson Lettuce, 7 Crumpled Leaf Basil, 7 Dwarf Wild Lettuce, 7 Jaivanti, 7 Royal Rosemary, 7 Wild Garlic
  • Level 17
  • Level 18
    • SKILLS
      • SBody
        • Carving - Fourth Degree - 10 Barrel Tap, 10 Wooden Pestle (requires Iron Knife to make tuition)
  • Level 19
    • SKILLS
      • SArt
        • Silkworm Farming - 500 Honey
      • SBody
        • Ecology - Fourth Degree - 50 Cabbage
      • SHarmony
        • Navigation - Fourth Degree - 50 Papyrus Paper
  • Level 20
  • Level 21
    • SKILLS
      • SBody
        • Ecology - Fifth Degree - 10 Papyrus Paper, 20 Cactus Sap
      • SHarmony
        • Salvage - Fifth Degree - 4 Night Granite, 4 Canary Granite, 4 White Travertine
  • Level 22
    • SKILLS
      • SWorship
        • Cooking - Sixth Degree - 100 Peppers, 100 Eggplant, 100 Cucumbers, 100 Coconut Meat
  • Level 25
    • SKILLS
      • SBody
        • Carving - Fifth Degree - 10 Bottle Stopper, 10 Cotter Pin
      • SHarmony
        • Navigation - Fifth Degree - 6 Silk Cloth
  • Level 28
    • SKILLS
      • SLeadership
        • Salvage - Sixth Degree - 200 Cut Stone, 100 Clay, 2 Oyster Shell Marble
    • SKILLS
      • SWorship
        • Cooking - Seventh Degree - 100 Barley (Burnt), 100 Malt (Burnt), 100 Wheat (Burnt)
  • Level 32
  • Level 33
    • SKILLS
      • SBody
        • Carving - Sixth Degree - 10 Empty Tackle Bocks, 10 Wooden Cogs
    • SKILLS
      • SHarmony
        • Navigation - Sixth Degree - 1 Large Sapphire
  • Level 35
    • SKILLS
      • SThought
        • Salvage 35 - Seventh Degree - 20 Cuttable Garnet, 20 Cuttable Turquoise
  • Level 40
    • SKILLS
      • SHarmony
        • Navigation - Seventh Degree - 7 Huge Topaz
  • Level 41
    • SKILLS
      • SBody
        • Carving - Seventh Degree