buildstructure "Name" [max-days] * time: varies * priority: 3
Build the indicated structure or ship. All construction tasks require at least three workers to begin. The character should acquire the required quantity of building material, unstack from beneath other characters, and issue one of the following build commands:
build inn "name of inn" build mine "name of mine" build temple "name of temple" build tower "name of tower" build castle "name of castle" build galley "name of galley" build roundship "name of roundship"
For example, to start building a castle, one might issue:
build castle "Castle Blood"
A new structure or ship will be created, and the builder will be placed
inside. Construction proceeds until completed. Interrupted
construction may be resumed by entering the uncompleted structure and
reissuing the appropriate build command (
build tower, etc.)
kind effort material skill where ---- ------ -------- ----- ----- inn 300 75 wood 125 province or city mine 500 25 wood 125 or 129 mountain or rocky hill temple 1,000 50 stone 125 anywhere tower 2,000 100 stone 125 anywhere castle 10,000 500 stone 125 province or city galley 250 50 wood 9503 ocean port roundship 500 100 wood 9503 ocean port
Effort is in worker-days.
Construction  is required to erect buildings. Shipbuilding , a subskill of Shipcraft , is required to build ships. Mines may be built either with Construction  or Mining .
The noble will cease work after the specified maximum number of days have been spent at construction, or the task is finished, whichever comes first. If a maximum number of days to spend working is not given, construction continues until the task is finished.
The first tower a player builds requires no workers, no stone, and only takes a day to build.
For more details, see Buildings and Ships.