|Here is a letter translated from old
writings from Flippy, Tailor of Moonglow. Read carefully for his letter
has hidden meanings.
While out adventuring, if you come to a place that appears to be a
fine spot for a house, be glad for ye are a lucky sort. Once you ponder
on this area, get out your land survey tool*, (ye should always have
one in these days, when a house can be built by anyone and sold for
at least 250,000 gold coin.) and survey the area.
If your blasted luck is finding that a house will
fit GREAT, be off with ya, for ye are to lucky for my taste. For
those remaining, you should not give up when at first the tools
say nay. Take a look around. Look at what is near and on the land
on which you want to build. I have found a few things out in my
Now listen carefully my friends to my words for they have meaning
beyond this realm.
If you have recently warred yourself with a baddie, and its stench
is still around, know that your builders hate this and will not build
while the decaying corpse is lying at there feet.
Other times I find my builders taking a bath in a
tub filled with water instead of making my house (shame on them!).
Dump the thing over and move it away. They need to do that on there
Once when traveling with my guildmates, I came across a area of land
I knew used to house a house. I told them to break camp here for a while,
so I might check my tools. Well the knuckle heads started playing around,
challenging each other to magic duels, once casting a wall of fire followed
by a wall of stone. Well my builders HATE magic in all forms, and refused
to work while such behavior was taking place. After I ordered a halt
to the childish playing, the builders, though annoyed, made me a new
Speaking of guilds, I had once came across a house that had fallen,
and on the ground were various items. A Plant, a Table a Box.. all of
which a common house builder will move outside of my new house's door
once building is completed. However this day a nicely polished guildstone
had fallen to the ground. Since it looked so darn pretty the builders
refused to move it. They said I could build around it but since it was
so pretty they would not touch it. Had it been dirty and rusty then
maybe they would have considered moving it. I asked what I could do,
how could I move it without damaging it? Well matte, you'll need to
pray for a robed god to come and move it, for only divine intervention
could move such a pretty thing. Sure enough my builders did not lie,
I saw the guildstone fly! My house then appear right before my eyes!
On another adventure, I came across a house next to the shore. It
appeared to be on its last leg and ready to fall down at a gust of a
wind. Luckily I was there when it did, and I called on my builders again.
They explained that they could not build here due to the stench of Fish.
"FISH?" I said. "Aye" they replied as they pointed to a nearby boat
docked along the shore line. "That has to go. Guild Rules. Our
noses shall not endure bad smells". I explained that it was not
my boat and could not move it. They said in that case I would need to
pray to the gods of the 7 Winds to come and push it out of the way.
I did pray and sure enough a robed one came and pushed it out of the
way. I had myself a nice home after that.
Another time myself and large number of people had gathered around
a large tower deep in the woods. The tower held all sorts of valuable
goods in it, and better yet, it was on its last leg like the house I
just told you about was. When it fell I told my workers to start construction
of a new house identical to the Tower. Needless to say the builders
again explained that although they be strong from years of hard work,
they couldn't possibly force the other 30 people who where gathered
around to move out of the way. 5, maybe 10, would be okay, but not much
more. I told them that it was okay and I understood, I told them to
keep trying until maybe the crowd faded out. As it turned out my builders
were NOT loyal to me, for a tower was built but no key had I. A big
fella next to me though had a huge grin on his face, a shiny silver
key dangling from his hip., I asked his name, odd name it was, I can't
remember it fully, all I remember is his parents named after some bay
I had never heard of, Grr..
If after knowing all this and yer blasted tool says it still will not
fit, or your builders refuse to build, ye may be out of luck for today,
but also remember, the Builders Guild changes it's rules once every
3 half moons, so remember thy spot and try again later..