15.3: Buildings

The following structures may be built by characters with the Construction [125] skill:

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

The term `anywhere' means a province, city, or other sublocation. Buildings may not be built inside other buildings, with the exception of towers. Up to six towers may be built inside a castle.

Effort is in worker-days.

The builder must know the required skill, have at least three workers, and possess at least one-fifth of the necessary construction materials in his inventory.

To start building, unstack from beneath other characters and issue one of the following build orders:

For example, a character who wanted to build a tower would need to know Construction [125], have at least three workers [11], and possess at least 20 stone [78].

The construction materials will immediately be deducted from the builder's inventory and put to use. The builder and his workers will be placed inside the new structure.

The remaining construction materials are paid as work on the structure progresses. A second fifth is required as the building becomes 20% complete, the third fifth at 40%, etc. Construction halts if the builder runs out of materials.

The building is completed when the required number of worker-days is invested in construction.

To resume construction of a partially completed building, first enter the structure, then issue the appropriate build order (such as build inn, build mine, etc.)

Mines may only be built in mountain provinces or on rocky hills. Only one mine per location is allowed. Mines may also be built by characters with the Mining [129] skill.

Only one castle may be built in each province. The castle may be built either in the province or a city, if the province has one. Castles may not be built sub-locations other than cities.

Shadow Island  |  Olympia PBEM  |  Arena PBEM  |  Dice server  |  PBM archive

Main Index  |  Olympia  |  Arena  |  PBM FAQ  |  Links