The talent of Ventier - Aetolia Online Help

9.5.5 The talent of Ventier

The talent of Ventier is the time-honored craft of creating wind        
instruments, as well as reeds. The fifer and the bugler of your wartime 
military units have now been gifted with the means to stir your militia 
to battle!                                                              

To become a Ventier, you must visit the master Ventier of Aetolia,      
Philippa. Located in the Grand College of Aetolia, she will teach you   
all she knows of Ventier for a fee of 75 credits. Once you have learned 
this Talent, you will be as skilled as any other Ventier, but your own  
personal crafting style will be the ultimate test of your creativity.   

To create a wind instrument, there are several steps you should follow:

1) Purchase a blank design sketch.

2) Acquire a chart of the same type as the arrangement you wish to      
design, then DESIGN <sketch> COPY <chart>. 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.                                              

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 chart from it if the design is approved.                         

5) When the chart is finished, you will be notified by letter that your 
chart is ready to pick up. Return to the craft guild office and DESIGN  
REQUEST <chart>, using the chart 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 sketches you are holding, and CHARTS 
to view all of the charts you hold. To create any of the charts that you
own, simply CHART #.