Floristry - Aetolia Online Help

9.5.1 Floristry

Flowers are a common decorative and celebratory piece throughout many   
cultures, and in each, the artist that makes a single beautiful flower  
or a collection of colorful bulbs come most to life is the Florist. The 
talent of Floristry allows you to create a number of floral arrangements
that can be used for decoration, as gifts, or as accessories to your    
favorite outfit.                                                        

To become a Florist, you must visit the master Florist of Aetolia,      
Esine. Located in the Grand College of Aetolia, Esine will teach you all
she knows of Floristry for a fee of 65 credits. Once you have learned   
this Talent, you will be as skilled as any other Florist, though your   
creativity will be the ultimate test.                                   

To create a floral arrangement, there are several steps you should      

1) Purchase a blank floristry design sketch from Esine.

2) Acquire a layout of the same type as the arrangement you wish to     
design, then DESIGN <sketch> COPY <layout>. This will make a copy of the
existing layout on your blank sketch. DESIGN <sketch> ERASE will        
completely erase a sketch, allowing you to start fresh.                 

3) Customize your sketch's appearance when held, when viewed in a room, 
and when examined closely. You can also customize how your arrangements 
will appear as worn and removed, although only for those arrangements   
that are designed specifically to be worn. Florists can also describe   
the scent of their arrangement.                                         

4) Take your design sketch to a craft guild office and DESIGN <sketch>  
SUBMIT it for evaluation. The craft guild will review your sketch and   
make a layout from it if the design is approved.                        

5) When the layout is finished, you will be notified by letter that your
layout is ready to pick up. Return to the craft guild office and DESIGN
REQUEST <layout>, using the layout number specified in the letter from  
the craft guild. The craft guild charges a fee for the creation of the  

Use DESIGN LIST to list all of the unsubmitted sketches you are holding,
and LAYOUTS to view all of the layouts you hold. Simply ARRANGE #       
(design) to create the layouts that you have designed.

Those who have learned the talent of Floristry may make use of a handy storage space, the Flowercache, designed specifically to store their flowers.

To store a flower, you may INFLOWER [<#>] <flower>. If you wish to store all of your flowers at once, you may use INFLOWER ALL, or INFALL. INFLOWER may be substituted by INF anywhere it is used. As you may notice, you are unable to store flowers which return to another location after a given amount of time, such as quest items, or those that are imbued with any sort of artifact power. 

If you have previously stored flowers in your flowercache, you may view them using FLOWERLIST (or FLOWERL for short). By default, all of your flowers will be sorted by type. If you wish to sort them by color, you may instead use FLOWERLIST COLOR. Finding a specific color of flower is easy, as you may just use FLOWERLIST followed by a part of the flower's name. Example: FLOWERLIST ROSE will list any flowers containing 'rose' in their name. If you wish to find a specific color, FLOWERLIST COLOR GREEN, for example, will list only your green colored flowers.

You may use the following variations of the FLOWERLIST command:
FLOWERLIST [<partial name of a flower>]
FLOWERLIST COLOR [<partial name of a color>]
FLOWERLIST TYPE [<partial name of a type>]

Removing flowers from your flowercache is slightly different than removing objects from a normal cache. When you wish to remove a flower, you will need to use OUTF, followed by a part of the flower's name. Example: OUTF ROSE will remove the first rose in your flowercache. If you wanted only black roses, you could use OUTF BLACK RO. If you desire, you may put a quantity before your search; OUTF 50 TULIP will remove the first fifty tulips from your flowercache.