The Official Rogue Guild

OVERVIEW

To become a member of the Official Rogue Guild of Elanthia, one simply needs to be a rogue who has achieved 15 trainings.  Once you are the proper age, a runner will come visit you and offer you an invitation.  You're then on your own to discover the location of the guild.  I will tell you that there are guilds located in Wehnimers Landing, Teras Isle, Solhaven, Icemule Trace, and the Elven Nations.

TOPICS

Joining the guild

Selecting skills to train in
What/who are Guild Masters
How many ranks can I get
What does it take to become a Guild Master
Finding a partner to train with
Finding a critter to train with
 Guild stance
How do I...?  FAQ's

INFORMATION ON THE SKILLS

Rogue Gambits
Sweep
Subdue
Cheapshot
Stun Maneuvers
Lock Mastery 


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Joining the guild.

Once you have been invited to the guild, and discovered it's location, all you have to do is find a Guild Master and talk to them about being invited.  There is a 15000 silver initiation fee, along with a 5000 monthly membership fee to remain in the guild.  Once you find a guild master, either one of the permanent ones, or a player, and have them initiate you.  Once you're a member you must select a skill to train in.

 

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Selecting skills to train in.  To train in a skill, you'll need to find the training administrator of the guild you're in.  If you're in the landing, you'll want to find DeLuca.  In Icemule you'll want Teagais, or Runaire on Teras.  Once you find them, just ASK them ABOUT TRAINING.You can actually train in multiple skills at the same time, by simply asking to train in a specific skill.

There are currently six skills to train in.  Sweep, cheap shot, subdue, stun maneuvers, rogue gambits and lock mastery.  Below is a brief explanation of what each does.

Sweep: By sweeping a target you knock it down and thus lower it's defense and attack by 50 points.  To succeed, you need an end roll of greater than 100.  If you fail with an end roll resulting in less than 50, you will be forced to your knees and have your own defense lowered. Sweep works on most critters, but not all.

Cheap shots: There are seven total cheap shots.  The first is FOOTSTOMP which causes a critter to hop around and incurs a roundtime.  The rest of the cheap shots are listed under the FAQ section.

Subdue:  Subdue allows you to stun a critter without actually doing any physical damage to it. This requires hiding, and the use of a weapon, a dagger is recommended since it provides an additional bonus.  This skill does not work on many critters, including all undead.  If you manage to hit something with an end roll of over 200, you will paralyze it, leaving it completely defenseless. With a really good attempt 

Stun maneuvers:  Stun maneuvers allows you to perform certain actions while stunned.  The first of these is SHIELD, which allows you to get your shield out while stunned.  The other skills are listed below in the FAQ section.

Rogue gambits: Gambits is a collection of numerous other skills, including acrobatics, dagger tricks, sleight of hand and more.  See the gambits section for further details.

Lock mastery is a collection of skills and abilities to allow you to open boxes, handle traps, and work with lockpicks.

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What/who are Guild Masters.

Guild masters are those who have earned the right to become a Guild Master, through their training in the guild.  They are able to initiate new members, promote members along their path to training in a skill, as well as promote them to the next rank.  They can nominate others to become Guild Masters, as well as collect monthly dues from current members.

 

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How many ranks can I get?

Each skill has a total of 63 ranks, and the first rank in each skill does not count toward your total number of ranks.  The formula to figure out how many ranks you can earn is quite simple.  It is:

(4 x (your level - 4))

 

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What does it take to become a Guild Master

To become a Guild Master you must reach 125 total ranks and master at least one skill.  Once you achieve this, you must find five others who are either Guild Masters, or eligible to become Guild Masters and have them nominate you to a sixth Guild Master, usually the NPC Guild Master.

 

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Finding a partner to train with.

In order to train with another person, they must be a challenge to your skill.  This means that they must have no more than two less ranks of the skill you are training in.  For example, if you are training in sweep, and have 10 ranks, your partner must have at least 8 ranks, but can have as many more than you as possible.

 

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Finding a critter to train with

Again, this is a fairly simple formula.  All the values listed are the minimum age the critter may be.  You can always practice on a critter older than you.

If your level is from...
5-9, the critter may be 1 level below you
10-14, the critter may be 3 levels below you
15-19, the critter may be 6 levels below you
20+, the critter may be 10 levels below you.

For a listing of critters and what skills work and don't work on them, see Midgar's list.

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Guild Stance

USAGE: GLD STANCE (stance desired)
offensive 100% of total skill
advance 85% of total skill
forward 70% of total skill
neutral 55% of total skill
guarded 40% of total skill

Unlike your regular stance, guild stance affects attacking and defending equally, as if you were simply less skilled. The stance names are simply the same for the sake of being easily remembered.

For example:
When using his full guild skill, JoeRogue sweeps with an MS of 424 and defends against being swept with an MD of 310, while parrying in stance offensive. He types GLD STANCE FORWARD without modifying his normal parry stance. He will now attack with a sweep MS of 296, and defend against sweeps with an MD of 217.

Changing your guild stance will also affect the amount of experience you gain when training in guild skills with a partner.

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How do I...?  FAQ's

How do I sweep the courtyard?
How do I water the wildflowers?
How do I clean the windows?
Why can't I water the flowers/clean the windows again, they're not ready?
I can't hit the footpad, what am I doing wrong?
The guard won't let me in, but I'm old enough, what do I do?
Who are the skilled masters?
The NPC Guild Master is gone, where is he?
I hate this skill/task, can I trade it in for another?
I haven't paid my dues in a while, and the guard won't let me in, what can I do?



How do I sweep the courtyard?

First, get yourself a broom and bag from the tool rack.  Then find some scattered dirt, and make sure nobody else in the room is sweeping it. Then simply PUSH the broom and it'll make a pile.  Once all the scattered dirt is in a pile, simply GET pile.  Periodically you should LOOK in your bag to see if it is full.  Once its full, take it back to the rack where you got it from and PUT it in the bin.  If you find there is no dirt around, go and PUT the bag in the bin, even if it's not full, it will generate more dirt.

How do I water the wildflowers?

Head down to the storage area and get yourself a watering can.  Then find yourself a bunch of wildflowers, kneel down and WATER the wildflowers with your watering can.

How do I clean the windows?

Head to the storage area and get yourself a soft rag.  Find a window and RUB it with your rag.

Why can't I water the flowers/clean the windows again, they're not ready?

You have to wait a while for them to need watering/cleaning again.  It generally takes around 10 minutes.

I can't hit the footpad, what am I doing wrong?

First off, make sure you are in an OFFENSIVE stance.  Then, make sure you're not wearing armor.  If you're doing both of these things, you should be able to hit them, although you may have a very small chance, it will be possible.

The guard won't let me in, but I'm old enough, what do I do?

If you don't have or forgot your password, just listen to what the guard tells you.  He'll give it to you again, but it'll definitely cost you.  If you're smart, you'll write it down in a safe place and never lose it again.

If on the other hand you just reached your 15th training, there is a different procedure.  If you're patient, you can wait for a runner to find you and deliver your password to you so you can get in the guild.  However if you just can't wait, just find a Guild Master and ask them to initiate you outside the guild.  Either way, you'll have to get a Guild Master to initiate you before you can start training in the guild.

Who are the skilled masters?

The skilled masters are NPC's who will give you lessons in the skills.  They are located within the guild, near the Training Administrator.

The NPC Guild Master is gone, where is he?

Probably on a break.  If you need to talk with him, try asking if there are any other Guild Masters around that can help you instead.

I hate this skill/task, can I trade it in for another?

You can trade in tasks easily.Simply ask the training administrator about TRADING.Be forewarned that itíll cost you training points though, so itís often not worth it.

I haven't paid my dues in a while, and the guard won't let me in, what can I do?

By not paying your dues three months in a row, you become an inactive member in the guild.  This means that you will have to be re-initiated into the guild by a Guild Master.  You will have to pay the 15000 silver initiation fee again, and will keep all the ranks you earned before.  You MUST be invited back by a player Guild Master, meaning you have to find one and get them to come outside the guild and help you back in.

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