Trainers (Services Help)
One of the fundamental aspects of leveling your character in Arda
are the trainers. Trainers are located in many cities throughout Arda,
and will train you in specified skills, for a fee of course. There are
trainers for each profession available, including civilian.
When you choose your desired profession in the game, you need to
go to a trainer of that profession, in order to be initiated into the
profession. Normally this is done by typing 'study' but may also be
something else, such as 'spar': just 'look' at the trainer to learn the
To see what a trainer can train you in, and also how much they will
charge, type 'cost'. The prices displayed for each skill and stat are
the prices to advance the skill by 1 point.
For example, if it shows:
then it will cost 27 gold to train 1 point of strength.
To train a particular skill or stat, type 'train <stat/skill name>'.
The gold will be automatically deducted from your pockets, and your skill
or stat will rise. You may pay for many points at once, by typing:
'train <num> <stat/skill name>'.
There is always more than one trainer for a particular profession,
and these trainers invariably offer different prices to train professional
skills. Some are cheaper than others, and it is a good idea to shop
around before training skills with a trainer; the savings add up.
Trainers can also train secondary skills, that is, skills that are
not related to your profession, but you want to train because of their
usefulness. Different trainers can train different skills to non-members
of their profession, and at different base prices.
Trainers are also used to train stats. Different trainers can train
different stats. No trainer can train all stats, so you need to use quite
a few different ones in order to get them all trained. Unlike with skills,
the base prices offered for stats are the same no matter which trainer you
There is no assassin trainer willing to train anyone under level 5.
The assassin profession is not a newbie profession, and can be very
challenging. It is NOT a recommended 'first profession'.
The final trainer price that you pay may vary from the base one,
as it will be based on how many NPCs from the trainer's community
you have killed.