I'm working on cataloging all the locations for both trainers and backpack upgrades. I have not completed the game yet so this list is only up to date for as far as I currently am.
The following is a work in progress, please leave and comments, suggestions, corrections, or additions below.
BACKPACKS Backpacks give you +10 to your inventory space.
Backpack Upgrades: Rikka Egest - The Corner Shop, Gorhart (Odarst) Wil Donall - Scholia Arcana, Rathir (Tywili Coast) Riona Helt - Asker's Alley, Ysa (The Sidhe)
TRAINERS Trainers can permanently increase the attribute of one of your skills for a fee. Each trainer can be used only one time, and you can only train with a trainer if you within their trainable skill range. For basic trainers you must have skill level 0-3 and for advanced trainers, you must have a skill level of 4-6.
Trainers are NPCs who can increase one skill you have by a factor of 1, but only if you are of a certain level of skill; if you are too skilled (or not skilled enough), you cannot learn from trainers. Note that unlike Skill Books, trainers are not randomized (except for one or two special cases); hence, so long as you meet the requirements (or re-weave your destiny) and have the gold to spend, you can always use them to improve your skills.
Keep trainers constantly in mind, as you can use gold to train yourself before you exceed a trainer's maximum skill level. If you miss taking advantage of a trainer, you need to Fate-weave yourself to get the chance to purchase the skill point, and that gets expensive. Alchemy
(0 to 3) Lyceum Grove in City of Ysa (0 to 3) Blue Bear Tavern in Emaire (western Forsaken Plain) (4 to 6) Scholia Arcana academy in Rathir Blacksmithing
(0 to 3) Shieldring Keep (0 to 3) United Merchants Delegation in City of Ysa Detect Hidden
(0 to 3) Gorhart Inn (0 to 3) Embassy Hall in City of Ysa (4 to 6) Sun Camp in Detyre Dispelling
(0 to 3) Eric Porthe at the Adessa Walls (evening required) (0 to 3) Trellis in the City of Ysa (4 to 6) Scholia Arcana academy in Rathir Lockpicking
(0 to 3) Throvald Ulfsson in southeastern Lorca-Rane (0 to 3) Tefroy Tarion in Tirin's Rest, a town in Galafor; events in Lock and Key must be completed (4 to 6) Hospitaler Quarters in Adessa Walls Mercantile
(0 to 3) Star Camp in Dalentarth (0 to 3) Anton Demian in northern Alserund (4 to 6) Moon Camp in the Plains of Erathell Persuasion
(0 to 3) House of Ballads (0 to 3) Rathir, Upper City (4 to 6) Adessa Isles Sagecraft
(0 to 3) Viscount Setter the Allseer City of Ysa; gardens or Trellis (0 to 3) Delving Hall in the City of Ysa (4 to 6) Scholia Arcana academy in Rathir Stealth
(0 to 3) Star Camp in Dalentarth (0 to 3) Moon Camp (0 to 3) in Plains of Erathell (4 to 6) Hospitalis Quarters in Adessa Walls You will want to use trainers when you can, since they are essentially an obtainable skill point waiting to be purchased. Don't forget, you normally earn a maximum of 40 skill points for your character -- points from trainers and skill books are considered valuable bonuses.
If you missed using a trainer, you may re-weave your fate, adjust your skills to meet a trainer's requirements to obtain the skill point you missed.
Note that trainers appear on your map (local and global) once you've discovered the location where they live. Trainers appear as little sword icons (and the symbol is annotated on the map legend -- except for Adessa which has trainers, but only appear once you venture to the local map).
itsrumsey (Topic Creator) Posted 2/9/2012 1:18:03 AM
Well, I sure wasted a lot of time. Although the format of their list does suck, no standard format - half of them are named, half aren't, half are just a city, some give a building. Ah well :\
PinkestFloyd07 Posted 2/9/2012 2:00:31 AM
tisuko Posted 2/9/2012 2:34:39 AM
Where exactly is Wil Donall? I'm in the town, ran to each merchant, but no luck. Even went up to Upper Town, one door is locked so I'm not sure if this person is in that building. --- +_AN|?+=E+ ?w?_+ i PSN: tisuko GT: k0tet5u
itsrumsey (Topic Creator) Posted 2/9/2012 3:06:04 AM
He is in the Scholia Arcana, the Upper District or Rathir. When you get to the upper district, head to your left down the long walkway over a bridge to enter Scholia Arcana, then straight ahead the frontmost door.
Bhellium Posted 2/9/2012 3:32:11 AM
sticky --- P&L: Deal w/it Cookie if you get the reference
Dordledum Posted 2/9/2012 3:55:43 AM
Dart_Feld7 Posted 2/9/2012 4:05:48 AM
Is there any way that you could list the prices for each skill level? --- http://cdn2.sbnation.com/imported_assets/826383/30t2qtl.jpg [[[[[[[[[[[[[[[|||||||||||||]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]