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Explorer  U

Historical background

Christopher Columbus was no solitary visionary. His project rested upon a long medieval tradition of exploration. He sailed caravels and a carrack, vessels that capable of sailing the Atlantic because they combined the best features of northern European cargo ships with the refinements of Mediterranean construction. He knew there was someplace to sail to because he was well read in ancient and medieval geographical and travel literature (contrary to “flat earth” misinformation introduced by Washington Irving in his 1828 Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus, Columbus’s contemporaries all recognized, as the ancients had, that the world was round).

How does it work?

Use your Job Log on the ground and choose "Make a map of this area". If you have Empty Pages you'll get a Map of [insert area name]. Using this item adds to an online collection of minimaps which you can browse from the forum.

Your job ranks determine which areas you can map out: rank 1 only allows you to deal with interior areas, and rank 2 and 3 add surface exterior areas and underground exterior areas respectively. Underdark races switch the order of the latter two: they can map out underground areas at rank 2 and surface areas at rank 3.


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G Gatherer: You gather natural resources such as ore and wood.

C Converter: You convert none resource into the other, for example ore into metal.

F Farmer: You plant crops or breed animals from which to harvest resources.

H Hunter: You locate creatures or areas and interact with them.

A Academic: You can generate knowledge by examining objects.

S Service: You can boost abilities by attending a character.

T Trader: You can buy, sell, and store resources.

U Unique: See description.