Glossary of Game Specific Terms

Alchemy A skill that enables your character to combine components for use in magical spells. Admin A game administrator who can intervene in in-game problems. Characters have Admin in front of their names. Advocate Player character who can answer questions and give minor assistance in the game. Advocates wield glowing shields. Appraise Skills Appraise Armor, Appraise Item, Appraise Magic Item, and Appraise Weapon enable your character to find out detailed information about armor, items, magic...

Finding Your Way Around

After you create a character, you'll be returned to the Asheron's Call main menu. To enter the world of Dereth, click your character's name, and then click Enter Game. Your character will appear in the game world in the starting town outpost that you selected for your character. When you enter the world for the first time, the first structure you'll see is a building with four tall spires the advocates' tower. You will usually find a player advocate on duty here. Nearby is a swirling energy...

Combat and Experience

Experience in Asheron's Call is earned, in part, through combat with opponents, using either weapons or magic spells. This chapter will deal with combat, using weapons, and raising attributes and skills by applying the experience points you earn. To learn how to fight opponents using magic, see Chapter Seven, Magic in Acheron's Call, and On Thaumaturgy at the end of that chapter. To learn about the finer points of combat, weapons, and armor, read The Way of Steel at the end of this chapter. The...

Starting Asherons Call

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The legendary magician Asheron has summoned many to Dereth only the bravest have answered the call. Here, warriors will battle creatures of awesome might, magicians will discover magical items and create new spells, and treasure hunters will seek out precious relics. Quests will impel adventurers to uncover the wealth and lore of legend. Adventurers will form allegiances and fellowships, for often many can accomplish what one alone cannot. In ancient times a powerful race the Empyrean...

Way of Steel

Excerptedfrom The Eagle's Road, by Ummaz ibn Baqani The path of the warrior is, by nature, fraught with peril. Those who travel it will seldom live to see their old age. Many will perish while they are still young. Yet the rewards for the skilledfighter can be great power, glory, wealth, and the respect of friend andfoe alike. Still, the novice warrior should learn something about his blade before he draws it for the first time. There's much to think about when it comes to selecting the right...

Your Player Character

Each Asheron's Call character is a unique combination of heritage group, appearance, profession, attributes, and skills. If you spend the time to create a carefully constructed character, you will increase both that character's survival potential and your own enjoyment of the game. There are three major heritage groups currently inhabiting the world of Dereth Aluvians are known to be warlike, but they are also loyal to their own people. Their towns, such as Holtburg and Rithwic, are found in...

Nanto

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Social Systems

The social systems of Asheron's Call are designed to grow and evolve as the game progresses and players discover new ways of shaping their game world. There are two basic forms of social interaction defined by the game allegiance and fellowship. For as long as there have been societies, there has been some form of allegiance, with followers serving leaders, and those in power protecting their vassals. The allegiance system in Asheron's Call is somewhat similar to those of feudal societies....