|Players are able to purchase and own a barkeep,
that can be placed in the player's house. An item called "a barkeep contract"
can be purchased from either a new barkeep "shopkeeper" (which can be found
in non-player character taverns) or an innkeeper (which can be found in
The "prime" owner of a house (but not a co-owner), who is in his or
her house, will be able to double-click a barkeep contract so as to place
a barkeep. The house must be "public" in order to place a barkeep.
The barkeeps will serve as a method for players to support and announce
their own events and quests, by responding to certain keywords
or tips. The barkeeps will have the following properties:
Barkeeps are in the various taverns throughout the cities, to support the
scenarios as well, with the scenario rumors. However, players will not be
able to add rumors to these barkeeps.
- Saying "news" to a barkeep will give a scenario hint, just like a
- The "tip rumor" will be optional and customizeable by the player
owner. Amounts of gold under 50 gold will cause the Barkeep to speak
this rumor. Amounts over 50 gold will be returned.
- In addition to the one tip rumor, players can put 3 "oracle style"
rumors with keywords on the Barkeep. (oracle style rumors are spoken
once certain keywords are said by the player. The rumor and linking
keyword are added to the Barkeep by the player owner).
- There are no limitations on what style of housing the Barkeeps can
be placed within (provided that the house is set to be "public" and
- Barkeeps are customizeable like a player vendor, with clothing/dress
- The Barkeep owner can make the Barkeep male or female.
- The Barkeep owner can choose another title for the Barkeep other
than "Barkeep", from a list of between 30-50 different job titles.
- Up to two Barkeeps are allowed per home.
The titles for the "Bartender" can be chosen from the following list:
alchemist, animal tamer, apothecary, artist, baker, bard, barkeep, beggar,
blacksmith, bounty hunter, brigand, butler, carpenter, chef, commander,
curator, drunkard, farmer, fisherman, gambler, gypsy, herald, herbalist,
hermit, innkeeper, jailor, jester, librarian, mage, mercenary, merchant,
messenger, miner, monk, noble, paladin, peasant, pirate, prisoner, prophet,
ranger, sage, sailor, scholar, scribe, sentry, servant, shepherd, soothsayer,
stoic, storyteller, tailor, thief, tinker, town crier, treasure hunter,
waiter, warrior, watchman and no title.