Whether you are a seasoned Abyss veteran, or a baby Daeva with shiny new wings, you probably know that the artisans of Atreia are crucial to the efforts in the Abyss War. They supply the fighters on the frontlines with weapons, armor, medicines, and enough edibles to feed a herd of starving mamuts.
In addition to all that, they keep alive the traditional crafts of Elysea and Asmodae, a useful reminder of what makes our world and our customs unique, and worth preserving against the threats we each face. But it's not an easy road to become an Expert or a Master at your chosen profession. It's a road littered with many practice efforts, with objects that didn't *quite* turn out the way you'd hoped they would. It can be a daunting prospect, looking at the great crafting masters, and hoping one day to be as skilled as they are.
Does that sound familiar to you? Have you always wanted to try your hand at creating a beautiful sword? Maybe you have wanted to don a chef's hat and explore the results of adding hot spice to your favorite dumpling? Do you wish you had the skill to harvest the rare Tinga fish or Magical Aether?
Now is your chance, Daevas! The Masters of Atreia's ancient professions have arranged for a weekend devoted to accelerated skill-up in crafting, essencetapping and aethertapping!
If you'd like more information on gathering and crafting, Daeva-style, please take a look at some of the articles the Masters have compiled:
Adventurers commonly acquire powerful weapons, armor and equipment by claiming their just reward for defeating treacherous opponents and completing dangerous quests. However, another completely valid—and at times much less dangerous—method is to simply create them yourself through crafting. Through this process many different kinds of items can be created, many of which are not available for purchase from NPC vendors.
Amateur | Novice | Apprentice | Journeyman | Expert | Master
Gathering is a crucial part of Aion, as it supports both Crafting and the economies of Atreia. Even humans can gather from lesser nodes with the Collection skill, and following ascension, Daevas can acquire more potent gatherables with the Essencetapping and Aethertapping skills.
Weathered Objects are ancient objects that have been shaped and altered over the years by sandblasting wind and rushing water. They may not appear to be much, but a seasoned Daeva knows very well what treasures they can possibly contain.
Normally in order to obtain resources, elemental stones, and fluxes, you must venture into the world and gather them from nodes or creatures. Morphing is a way to create these items by using aether, divine power and/or morph catalysts.
A Work Order is a special type of infinitely repeatable quest given by the crafting masters. Their main purpose is to provide a way of increasing the level of a player’s crafting skill. The player will also be given a random ingredient as a reward for successfully completing the Work Order.