_ _ _____ _ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _ _ | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | ___| | | |  | |  | | ___| |  | |_ _| | | | | | |_| | | |__ | | | / | / | |__ | | | | | |_| | | _ | | __| | | | < | < | __| | _ | | | | _ | | | | | | |___ | |___ |  \ | _ \ | |___ | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |_| |_| |_____| |_____| |_____| |_| |_| |_____| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| ___________________________________________ /=====================================================================\ / FAQ VERSION 1.0 \ \ CREATED ON 1/5/03 BY ZACH "SPUNKSTER" DURHAM / \=====================================================================/ Contents -------- I. Version History II. Legend of Helbreath III. Interface of Helbreath IV. Hotkeys V. Chating VI. Skills VII. Classes VIII. Stats IX. Spells X. Player vs. Player XI. Dieing XII. Questions XIII. Legal XIV. Credit XV. Contact I. Version History ------------------ Version 1.0 - Put together the whole FAQ. This is the base I have started with. I will improve this FAQ for later Game Updates and such. II. Legend of Helbreath ----------------------- Once upon a time in the depths of HELBREATH, there were two Absolute Gods: Eldiniel and Aresien. These two Gods had contact with humankind through the Erisnommire Temple at Mt. Asgarde, located in the western region of HELBREATH. Eldiniel and Aresien ruled the world of 12 primary Gods. When the 'Descent of Gods' occurred, the Gods came down and lived in harmony with humankind, making the land fertile and productive. There they released the 'Divine Power' among all people . . . In HELBREATH, during the year of 2192 the 'Prime Event' took place. The world of HELBREATH fell into deep confusion due to strife between the two Absolute Gods. This event caused a rift between the Gods and humanity. As time passed, the story of the Descent of Gods faded away as legend . . . Equilibrium - the center of HELBREATH - is a peaceful area with the protection and blessing of the Gods. After the detachment of Divine Power, humankind became spiteful of the nature of HELBREATH. Animals became cruel and attacked humans indiscriminately; the abundant landscape became desolate; man's spirit transformed into something too ruthless to uphold. As the people longed once more for the aid of the Absolute Ones, Equilibrium divided into two sects: those who worshiped Eldiniel and those who worshiped Aresien. As a result, two regions - Elvine and Aresden - emerged, polarizing the landscape . . . Without the guidance of the Gods, the absolute evil - Abaddon - once restricted to the eastern region of HELBREATH, started to recover it's power. By this process, the forces of evil grew. The deceitful creatures that once lived in the darkness of hell emerged and assailed the villages of HELBREATH. Some say that Abaddon, the land of destruction, is the source of the monsters. Stories arose of missing warriors and magicians who went to Abaddon, not returning. Abaddon became a place feared by the people of HELBREATH . . . As legend of Abaddon is myth, no one knows of the true state of darkness. The one truth is that the forces of evil rise day by day, while humanity busies itself over petty conflict. These chaotic days require real heroes. Heroes who will unite the separated people of HELBREATH and contain the dark powers. Perhaps you are one of these heroes. III. Interface of Helbreath --------------------------- You will see seven buttons at the bottom of your screen. Each one has their own hotkey, which will be discussed later. I will describe each one of them from left to right. -Buttons- The first button is your "Attack Mode." It looks like a sword with a metal background behind it. When there is no colored background other than the grayish color, you are in peace mode. When the background changes to red, you are in attack mode. When in attack mode, you may attack monsters and other enemy players. These two can be toggled by the "Tab" key or by clicking on the button. To activate "Safe" Mode, press the "Home" key. This mode lets you attack enemies, but if you slip and accidently cast on a allied player, you will not hurt them. The second button is the Status or Character Screen button. Here you can see your stats, equipped items, life, mana, current weight, and stamina points. At the bottom of this screen you will be able to set your level settings, view current quest, or access the party screen. The third button is your Inventory. Here you can see all the items you are currently carrying. Double click a weapon or armor to equip it. Drag and drop items to dispose of them on the ground. The fourth button is the Spellbook. Here you can view your current spells and their casting probability. The pages are toggled with the Roman Numerals at the bottom. The cast percentage goes down the higher numbers you go into. The fifth button is your Skills. Here you can see your skills. Each skills can only reach to a maximum of 100%. If all your skills combined reach over 700%, the skills with the down arrow will begin to decrease each new skill % you gain in another skill. The sixth button is the Message Log. Here you can review text that has been said. The seventh button is the Options button. You can toggle detail level, logout, view what server you are on, and so on. -Colored Bars- To the left of all those buttons are three bars. The Red bar is your current life. Do not let it drop below 0 or you will die. The Blue bar is your current mana points. When this bar reaches low enough, you cannot cast anymore spells until it has refilled some. The green bar is your Stamina. As you run this bar will begin to decrease until you cannot run anymore. You will have to wait till it refills again. IV. Hotkeys ----------- There are many hotkeys in this game. F1 Help Menu F2 Quick Slot F3 Quick Slot F4 Cast Most Recent Spell F5 Character Screen F6 Inventory Screen F7 Spellbook F8 Skills Screen F9 Message Log F10 None F11 Toggles Transparency of Windows F12 Options Screen Tab Toggles Attack/Peace Modes Insert Uses a health potion Delete Uses a mana potion Home Toggles Safe mode End Repeat last message (only works for some chats) Print Scrn Take a Screenshot (saves to Helbreath Folder) Ctrl+1-7 Toggles pages of Spellbook Ctrl+F2 Assign a spell/items to F2 Quickslot Ctrl+F3 Assign a spell/items to F3 Quickslot Ctrl+Lclick Forced Attack Ctrl+Shift+LClick Dash Attack (100% weapon skill needed) Ctrl+R Activates Run Mode Ctrl+T Sets whisper to name/person you have pointer over Ctrl+A AutoAttack (only used on Enemies Townsmen) Ctrl+D Toggles Game Detail Ctrl+S Toggles Sound Ctrl+M Toggles Map + Zooms in on map - Zooms out on map Alt+Lclick Critical attack (100% weapon skill needed) V. Chating ---------- There are different colors of chats. The different colors represent what kind of chat you are using. Different types of chat can be seen by different kinds of people. Sometimes you may have to be a certain level before you can use a type of chat. Normal Chat (white) - Only people on your screen can see this. It does not appear on the top left of your screen, but it does show up in Message History. It is shown above the speakers head. Global Chat (red) - Anyone on the same sub-server as you can see what you say. This chat is activated by using the ! key before the sentence. You must be over level 10 to use this chat. This chat is shown above you head, in the top left hand corner of the screen, and in the Message History. Whisper Chat (gray) - Only you and whoever you are whispering can see this kind of chat. This is activated by adding /to [username] [text] and is shown above your head, at the top left hand corner, and in Message History. Town/Ally Chat (blue) - Anyone on the same sub-server as you can see what you say. This chat is activated by using the ~ key before the sentence. You can use this chat from level 1. This chat is shown above you head, in the top left hand corner of the screen, and in the Message History. Guild Chat (green) - You can speak to your guild from anywhere. Add a ^ before the text to use this chat. You must be in a guild to use this chat (duh). This chat is shown above you head, in the top left hand corner of the screen, and in the Message History. GameMaster Chat (light green) - Only a GM can use this type of chat. It is shown to all server. Not used very much by GMs...they are so unsocial. This chat is shown above you head, in the top left hand corner of the screen, and in the Message History. VI. Skills --------- -Skill- Formula To Max Hand Attack Str*2 Short Sword Dex*2 Long Sword Dex*2 Fencing Dex*2 Arrow Attack Dex*2 Axe Dex*2 Shield Dex*2 Magic Mag*2 Magic Resistance Lvl*2 Staff Attack Mag*2 Pretend Corpse Int*2 Poison Resistance Vit*2 Mining Str*2 Alchemy Int*2 Manufacturing Str*2 Fishing Dex*2 Hammer Dex*2 VII. Classes ----------- There are three classes in this game. -Warrior- A warrior relys on the power of his sword and the quickness of his movements. He overpowers the opposition with brute force. He excels in weapon use and wears heavy armor to make up for putting himself in danger. He should concentrate on raising Strength, Dexerity, and Vitality. -Mage- A mage summons the powers lost in the brain. His brain spans further than most people. He uses the arts of magic and mysticism to overwhelm and confuse the oppnent. The mage concentrates on his Vitality, Magic, and Intelligence to guide him to victory. -Master- The master has the best of both world. As a young child the master wished to be as rock hard as the warrior but deadly as the mage. Following this dream the Master rushes into battle with a sword and unleashes unexpected magic. A master's stats are mainly Strength, Dexerity, and Vitality with a decent amount of Intelligence and Magic. This rare soldier is commonly know as the BatttleMage. VIII. Stats ---------- Strength - Increases how fast you swing, how much you can carry, and adds a bonus to your damage. Dexerity - Increases your defence slightly and increases your "to hit" probability. Vitality - Increases your HP and your HP regeneration. Intelligence - Increases your Magic hit probability, required for magics, increases casting probability. Magic - Increases spell damage, MP, and MP regeneration. Charisma - Lowers prices in shops. Required to make a guild. IX. Spells ------------ Name/Int Required -Circle One- Magic Missile/18int Create Food/18int Heal/20int -Circle Two- Recall/20int Stamina Drain/22int Energy Bolt/24int Celebrating Light/25int Defense Shield/26int -Circle Three- Stamina Recovery/20int Protection from Arrows/20int Fireball/26int Hold Person/26int Possession/26int Great Heal/28int Poison/29int Greater Stamina Recovery/30int -Circle For- Invisibility/30int Detect Invisibility/30int Protection from Magic/32int Tremor/33int Fire Strike/34int Cure/35int Paralyze/36int Summon Creature/38int Lightning Arrow/38int -Circle Five- Confuse Language/42int Firewall/45int Triple Energy Bolt/45int Great Defense Shield/46int Lightning/47int Fire Field/48int Poison Cloud/49int Chill Wind/50int -Circle Six- Mass Poison/52int Mass Lightning Arrow/53int Spike Field/56int Ice Storm/59int Lightning Bolt/58int Berserk/59int Ice Strike/60int -Circle Seven- Energy Strike/67int Mass Fire Strike/85int Confusion/73int Mass Chill Wind/93int Earthworm Strike/97int Absolute Magic Protection/112int Armor Break/97int -Circle Eight- Bloody Shock Wave/105int Cloud Kill/120int Lightning Strike/123int Mass Confusion/130int Mass Ice Strike/133int -Circle Nine- Illusion/150int Meteor Strike/169int -Circle Ten- Mass Illusion/180int Blizzard/195int X. Player vs. Player --------------------- This game is built around player vs. player, also known as pvp. You pick one of two sides in this game, Elvine or Aresden. When you become a citizen, the opposing town becomes your naturally and all-time enemy. To attack an opposing player you must be in an attackable zone. Hold ctrl to attack the enemy while pressing left click. Spells will automatically hit the enemy without holding anything. Only combatants may take place in pvp. XI. Dieing --------- When you die you loss exp and some items, unless you are a traveller. It is NOT clear weather you will drop items according to your reputation. When you die hit F12 then click either restart or logout. You will then begin in your farm. XII. Questions ------------- This section will be dedicated to your most asked questions. Ask away! Q: What is rep? A: Well it depends...There is a system in the game that you can give someone a good or bad reputation (rep). This is activated by typing /rep+ or /rep-. The other kind of "rep" people talk about is on items. If someone says "Axe rep+4" that means that the item has consecutive attack +4. I guess in that case "rep" means repeat. Q: How do I make money? A: Mining, Alchemy, Manufacturing, Fishing, or making newbie characters. Making new characters and leveling them up gets you money for each level. Then you just find a "out-of-the-way" place and you just drop the money and switch to your other character and pick up the money. Q: Should I be a Civilian or a Combantant? A: Play the mode with your type of play. If you like to just level, go for Civilian. If you like the rush of pvp, go with Combantant. Its your choice in the end. Q: I am hungry? A: When you do not eat food you get hungry in the game just like in real life. To prevent this eat food from the store, fishing, enemy drops, or that a mage can make. Q: What does hungar do to me? A: In the end, hungar can eventually kill you. It slows down you hp, sp, and mp recovery. I also hear it lowers your casting probability. Q: Does rain actually lower casting percentage? A: Yes. Two types of rain, light and heavy. As the rain gets worse so does your casting percentage. I do not know if it affects you cp inside while it is raining outside. Q: What does ____ mean? A: I will add a terminology "in-game sayings" in my next updated FAQ. XIII. Legal ---------- Copyright 2003 Zach Durham This may be not be reproduced under any circumstances except for personal, private use. It may not be placed on any web site or otherwise distributed publicly without advance written permission. Use of this guide on any other web site or as a part of any public display is strictly prohibited, and a violation of copyright. XIV. Credit ----------- Thanks to The Helbreath Portal at http://dynamic4.gamespy.com/~helbreath/index.php Thanks to The Helbreath Guru at http://members.fortunecity.com/helbreathguru/ XV. Contact ------------ If you wish to contact me about errors, ideas, or thoughts, I would gladly appreciate an email from you to the address of firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks.