DRINKING - Achaea Online Help

6.12 DRINKING

Consuming alcohol in Achaea can be, much like in real life, either a
pleasurable or a rather detrimental experience. Many Achaeans enjoy celebrating
a particularly stunning victory with a flute of champagne, or perhaps just
knocking back a few flagons of ale with the lads. A few brave souls even take
pleasure in doing shots of tequila or whiskey, though what enjoyment can be
found in that is beyond this humble writer.

It must be pointed out that the effects of drinking alcohol range from simple
slurred speech to serious alcohol poisoning and death. When you type SCORE
VITALS, will show you your level of sobriety.

The amount that a given quantity of alcohol will affect you is determined by
your tolerance. Tolerance is based on two things: your adventurer level and how
much you drink on a regular basis. Among non-drinkers, the adventurer with the
higher level will have the higher tolerance, but a low-level adventurer could
easily out-drink a high-level adventurer if the low-level adventurer is a
regular drinker.

To increase your tolerance, you need to get fairly drunk (however, drinking to
the point of vomiting is not necessary) on a regular basis. Every real-time
day, your tolerance goes down by a certain amount, but each day that you get
fairly drunk, your tolerance will go up by more than that until you reach
a maximum level of tolerance gained for the day.