The SYLVAN CLASS - Achaea Online Help

8.1.17 The SYLVAN CLASS

(See also HELP ELEMENTALISM, HELP GROVES, HELP CONCOCTIONS, HELP 8, HELP
CLASS.)

The Sylvan guild was founded in modern times by those taking knowledge from
both the Druids and the Magi of Achaea. They generally hail from the forest
village of Eleusis, and exhibit both a deep reverence for nature and a profound
curiosity about the base workings of reality. A typical Sylvan is in love with
the forests and with those beings of the forest, but beyond that, they are
scholars of nature who seek to better understand how to live in harmony with it
by employing the basic elements -- fire, water, air, earth -- to help them.

In battle, the power of a Sylvan is often dependent on whether he's in the
forest or not. In the forest, a Sylvan is extremely powerful, while his power
fades some outside of the forest. This is because one of the most important
things a Sylvan does is establish a Grove in the forest from which his power
flows. A Grove is a location devoted solely to a particular Sylvan or Druid,
and within his Grove, a Sylvan is nigh-undefeatable. He may call down
lightning, summon swarms of bees, call up an earth golem, order the very forest
to rise against enemies, and even resurrect the dead. Beyond providing a Sylvan
with his Grove, the forest provides a Sylvan with a bounty of herbs to harvest,
with which he may concoct helpful healing and defensive salves and elixirs.

Beyond these forest-related skills, the Sylvan possesses the power of the
elements. By manipulating these fundamental building blocks of reality, he may
transform himself into a Viridian -- a living being of the forest, conjure
fiery holocausts, call up a rainstorm, or summon an aerial servant to carry him
into the skies.

A Sylvan gains the skills of Elementalism and Groves when joining as a
fledgling, and receives Concoctions upon embracing class. 

** Warning: The Council of Oakstone has the power to declare you an enemy of
the forests, resulting in forest beasts and the forest itself attacking you
when you're in it. Therefore, as a Sylvan, you must be careful not to harm
natural areas by setting fires or blowing up the forests.


(See also HELP ELEMENTALISM, HELP GROVES, HELP CONCOCTIONS, HELP 8, HELP
CLASS.)