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Pottery for Rogues



Some of the rogues say "Master it!" some say "Forget it and buy the vials!". That is a point that you have to decide yourself - it depends on your poison usage habits and the amount of money available. If you are a quite young rogue and usually low on money it is a must-have skill. On a higher level you possibly will not bother with that anymore.



Starting

To bring your skill to 122 you need about 20-40pp. You may invest a trainings point that will give you the skill equal to your actual level and is a nice start but do not spend any more points (would be simply a waste of precious points).

Find yourself a cheap pottery merchant with a close pottery wheel and kiln and a merchant that sells water. Make sure that all is possibly close together or you will do a lot of running.

    For Teir´Dal rogues: Buy sketches in the Southern Ro at the merchants camp and make your work in Neriak Foreign quaters where you can buy the rest from ChonChon.

First of all: prepare yourself with 8 empty bagpacks. The more space you have the better. Now go and buy:
  • 40 Ceramic Lining Sketches
  • 200 Medium Bowl Sketches
  • some stacks of water (NOT foraged!)
  • fill up the rest with 20 small blocks of clay
Now it is time to go to the pottery wheel and make ceramic lining. Place in the pottery wheel:
  • 1 Ceramic Lining Sketch
  • 1 small block of clay
  • 1 flask of water
Press the combine button and if you succeed you will get a "unfired ceramic lining". Repeat that until your skill reaches 36. If the stack of ceramic lining is not enough you may continue with the jars or buy some more linings. You decide. You do not expect to get money back anyway, do you?

Now you can also decide if you want to fire your linings and sell them to a merchant, which will reduce the price of your training a bit, or forget that crap and continue with the bowls. In case you want to sell the linings or just have some fun with the kiln, go to the pottery merchant close to you and buy as many Quality firing sheets as you have unfired linings. Place in the Kiln:
  • 1 Unfired Ceramic Lining
  • 1 Quality Firing sheet
After you hit combine, you will hopefully made a new item. Note, that you do not gain skill with firing, you just get finished items!



Medium Bowls

Now we are ready to do the Medium Bowls. Not that the trivial level of the bowls is at 122, so you will fail a lot, but that does not hurt your skill gains and that is what we are heading for. You should still have the sketches in your bag. Refresh the amount of water to the same number of stacks as your sketches are. Also fill up your bag with Blocks of clay. Place in the pottery wheel:
  • 1 Medium Bowl Sketch
  • 1 flask of water
  • 1 Block of clay

This will give you and unfired med.bowl and you simply work your way through that bowls with refills of the block of clay until you hit skill 122. If the 200 sketches are not enough, buy enough to hit 122, that will depend on your skill. A good idea is to buff your int as good as possible, that will increase your gain rate and reduce your costs.

For firing you use:
  • 1 unfired Medium Bowl
  • 2 high quality firing sheet

Not that you need TWO HIGH QUALITY firing sheets now. Again: this step is optional and you can also save the costs of the fireng sheets and the time and throw away the unfired bowls. However

You are master now - Congratulations.




Poison vials

It is time now to make poison vials. The sketches are comparably expensive but you will get your vials as reward. You know how pottery works now so I will break down the vials to the essential points.
Vial receipt - Trivial at 148
    Pottery Wheel:
    1 Vial sketch
    1 Flask of water
    1 small block of clay
    1 animal skin or pelt

    Kiln:
    1 unfired vial
    1 high quality firing sheet

For the animal skins: The most interesting ones are the zombie skins because they stack. Anyway you can also use a lot of different skins and pelts that are not ruined!. Common not working pelts are: anything ruined, shark skin, silk swatches, shadow wolf, lion skin, rat pelts and Deathfist pawn skalps.


Lined Vial receipt - Trivial at 168
    Pottery Wheel:
    1 Lined Vial sketch
    1 Flask of water
    1 small block of clay
    1 animal skin or pelt

    Kiln:
    1 unfired vial
    1 high quality firing sheet


Sealed Vial receipt - Trivial >170
    Pottery Wheel:
    1 Sealed Vial sketch
    1 Flask of water
    1 small block of clay
    1 animal skin or pelt

    Kiln:
    1 unfired vial
    1 high quality firing sheet

Sealed vials have been broken for some time but work fine now. They are really expensive so check out your best prices at the merchants and buff your charisma before you go shopping.



Merchants

Here are some locations of common merchants. It is not complete but I never intended to make a whole pottery site anyway.

    North Freeport: Kyrin Steelbone at Groflah´s Forge and Winonyn right of the bank
    Southern Ro: Two dark elf merchants selling everything needed at teh camp
    Kelethin: Legwein at the PoD-lift and Nildar at the Orc-lift
    West Karana: Tarnar at the location 1000/-2080
    Neriak: ChonChon in the Foreign Quaters (Clay, Firing, Vial sketches)


Now you are equipped with everything a rogue must know about pottery. Keep in mind that vials are also sold at the poison merchants and be aware that the "empty vials" that are needed for the dyes, are not makable at all. That ones you have to purchase at the gnome-mills in Steamfont Mountains. For further informations have a look at the various Everquest pages in the web, there are a lot of pottery receipts around which are beyond the scope of this little guide.
Have fun
    Kiky Aramagoo
    Order of the White Hand
    Morell-Thule