Part 5: Tools of the TradeOur class today was kind of strange.
Video- Predictology 1
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Im not totally sure I get what Ms. Isolde was talking about.
This is the study of predicting progress and results to make decisions.
It may not quite feel like a science, but theres no harm in learning it.
Uhm So what does she mean?
Why are you asking me?
For example, lets say you encounter a huge monster during your searches.
What would you do in this situation, Mr. Gossiping, Vayne Aurelius?
Y-yes! Um Run away, I guess?
Running away is certainly an option. But check your situation first.
Do you know your enemy? Will you lose against it? How is your group doing?
How quick is it? Can you even run away? How far do you have to run?
You must know your limits, as well as your situation. And then you can decide.
Urrh That sounds hard.
It is hard. In order to predict correctly, experience is important.
Thats why we emphasize hands-on Assignments to build this experience.
But, dont just do it. Try to predict the most effective way. Understand?
Students: Yes, Ms. Isolde.
For todays Assignment, Ive prepared a simple task to predict.
Or how exactly fishing entered into it.
You must go to The Heights and fish there for 2 hours.
But, try not to catch any monsters Thats it.
Fishing, huh? I like eating fish, but catching them is a different story.
Im just not patient enough to wait.
Me, neither. Ill end up daydreaming and before you know it, Ill fall asleep.
I used to fish a little before I came to school
Then, well leave it to you!
Good luck, Vayne!
Uh, okay Ill do my best.
We headed up to the Heights. It took a while to reach the river, but it wasnt so bad.
Yep. But she said to try not to catch any monsters.
Well, well leave the rest to you! Thanks!
Professor Feinnes Alchemy 101: Fishing
Fishing is very simple, really. Lets take a look at the interface.
The little red line will move back and forth, and if we stop it when its in the orange zone we catch a fish. The size of the success zone and speed of the line will depend on what weve got on the hook. Monsters always take up a huge portion of the bar, so you can predict and avoid them by just letting it run for a while until it fails or by stopping it in the failure zone. For this assignment catching monsters is a penalty, so even if it means you dont catch enough for an A Id suggest avoiding monsters.
We caught a pretty fair amount I think.
I think so.
Well, lets go back and get our stamps.
Oh! I bet hes thinking, These two didnt do anything this time!
N-no! I didnt think that at all
Hahaha, Im just kidding. Come on, lets go already.
But it seemed it wasnt quite good enough for Isolde, we only got a B. Oh well, its good enough I guess.
Yes. Ive been informed. Show me your Handbooks and I will stamp your grades.
Were also getting some strange looks around campus now.
Whisper: Arent they you know? The ones in Flays workshop
Yeah, thats them. I heard theyre even worse than Flay
R-really!? We have to be careful then *shudder *
W-well. It sounds like we have some sort of rumor going around
Yeah Doesnt sound like a good one though
Mrrgh. Its so rude. Whispering in secret behind a persons back.
???: Eh heh heh You guys are great. Great rumors.
Though it seems the source of the rumors might be willing to help us, for a fee.
Rumor spreading ? Thats some hobby youve got.
Then the rumors about us were spread by
Eh heh heh Sorry about that. It was just too good of a rumor to pass up.
Pass up!? Hurry up and go take it back!
Yeah. Im so embarrassed. I dont think I can walk around campus anymore.
Well, now now there. Rumors arent all bad, you know.
It means that people are interested in you and your reputation.
Depending on the rumor, you could get discounts or teachers will like you.
Really? I dont know if I can trust you on that one.
Yeah But if its true, then thats amazing.
If you dont believe me, want to try spreading a rumor right now?
Though, itll cost you a little bit.
What? You charge people?
Hey, it takes money to spread rumors.
The quickest way to spread em is to pay people off with a little cash
This guy sounds way too fishy.
Im not saying you have to do it now. Just come by if youre interested.
Oh and remember Even with my capabilities, I cant spread lies.
Youre gonna have to make the seed of the rumor yourselves. Eh heh heh
All this rumor stuff is giving me a headache. I think Im going to get some sleep
Professor Feinnes Alchemy 101: Rumors
So, the rumor shop is pretty cool. We can buy ourselves bonuses that apply to the whole group here. The catch is that we have to have done something to qualify for these rumors. As you can see when we look at the interface, we have not yet:
Some come from the story, some come from us doing weird things, well see them every so often as they show up.
The nurse had a class for us today.
Video- Pharmacy 1
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Shes going to be teaching us about medicine I guess.
My name is Melanie and Ill be teaching Pharmacy for the next 3 years.
Students: Nice to meet you.
In this class, you will learn more syntheses, especially for medicine.
Today, I will teach you about plants.
Sasha: Aww, just plants?
Kaya: I wanted to learn about crazy potions and stuff
Now, now, plants are the most basic ingredient in most syntheses.
Especially in medicine. For example, the Heal Jar. The ingredients are
Clearwater, Blue Petal, and Can anyone tell me what else? Jessica?
Oh, uh, me? Um. Its Spinacherb.
Correct. I see youve studied well.
This Heal Jar is used to heal wounds.
But the actual healing power comes from this Spinacherb.
The others just enhance the power. Now do you see the importance of plants?
In Pharmacy, youll learn methods to enhance the powers of these plants.
The effects of the medicine can be to heal or even to strengthen you.
Medicine is a necessity for your searches as well, so pay attention.
Students: Yes maam.
This lesson was just about plants, though.
I think Ill have you all take care of these plants today.
In the Living Forest, theres a farm. I want you to go water these plants.
You can bring water from campus, or get some from the river nearby.
Well, that sounds easy enough.
Oh, you think so? Theres a lot of monsters nearby, so its quite dangerous.
Well, theyll get beaten up badly! By Vayne.
Hehehe. How dependable.
Oh, I know. While youre there, gather a few things for me with this shovel.
System Message: You receive Key Item: Shovel.
Well, thats all for todays class.
When youre done watering, go to Student Affairs to receive your stamp.
Ill be watching you secretly, so dont even think about ditching.
Good luck everyone.
The Living Forest, huh Well, lets go for a little walk.
Okay. Lets go and get this done with.
Thanks to Jess maps we found the farm without any trouble.
Yep. Now lets give it some water
This should be good enough.
Good job! And now all we have to do it go back and get our stamps.
Shouldnt we gather some of this stuff first ?
Oh yeah, I forgot! Okay, lets root this place up!
I think thats going a little too far
Dont worry, theyre plants. Theyll grow back in no time.
Professor Feinnes Alchemy 101: Gathering
Now that we have a tool for gathering we have access to some new sources of items. The Shovel allows us to dig up plants, which is always nice. Well see more tools later for gathering things like fruit from trees and minerals.
Im not sure how but Melanie had already gotten word back to campus that we had accomplished the task.
Water the farm ? Oh, from Dr. Melanies class. Please hold on.
Mr. Vayne, Miss Jessica, and Miss Nicole
Yes. Ive received records from her that you have indeed watered the plants.
What? She was really watching?
I wonder where she was I didnt even notice her.
She looks so nice, but she might be a tricky one.
Hehe. Please show me your Handbooks for your grades.
Weve finished our Assignments for now, but there is still a while before the Exam.
Good job, Nikki.
Were in Free Time! Im gonna play and play and lay all day!
Playings fine, but maybe we should get some jobs.
I wanna buy some medicine and other stuff, too.
Boo, no way. I dont wanna work.
Fine then. What about you, Vayne? Do you want to work? Or play?
Uh, I think Im tired so I just want to rest
Vayne, youre like an old man
Youre young, you know! Shape up, get up!
Lets go ask the Student Affairs Office about jobs and stuff later.
We can think about doing it or not afterwards, okay?
I guess. Working might be better than being bored.
Wed found some new recipes and raw materials, so it only made sense to try and create some new items. I also had some new ideas, but I think well need some new items to produce them.
I was able to refine some salt earlier thanks to that recipe Nikki gave me, but Jessica wasnt very impressed.
Whats wrong? You seem kinda mad.
Youre boring. You only make white powder.
Uh, I cant really help being boring, though
Lets make some black powder sometimes, too.
Well I mean You can make it if you want to, I guess
Well of course Just dont use any dangerous materials.
I know! I know
What should I use ? Well, if its black Oh yeah, gunpowder.
Might as well make it go BOOM! real fast
I did a bad thing.
System Message: Item: Black Powder can now be made.
Jess also got quite excited when we made those bombs wed found the recipe for.
Yay! A bomb, a bomb!
So, you like bombs?
Yep. Its so alchemic when things go Boom! or Bang!
Is that so?
Oh, by the way, I read this in a book a few days ago
Hm? Read what?
A combustive explosion requires more than a few thousand degrees of heat.
But, you only need -195C, the same as liquid nitrogen, for a cold one.
It can stop almost all organisms from their normal bodily functions.
Th-thats a pretty weird fun fact.
Doesnt it sound fun to make a bomb like that?
I dont think itll be fun
Especially if I give it to you
Dont worry. I wont use it on you.
Alrighty then! Ill try it out later.
Be really careful when youre handling it
System Message: Item: Ice Bomb can now be made.
Shes kind of scary sometimes. Anyway I think were going to take a look at the jobs tomorrow in the morning, was a bit late when we got done in the workshop.