Help Index :: Starting :: Begin

Welcome to the Forest's Edge. This is a quick-start file designed to
help you get going as fast as possible.

You will start in one of two main towns. If you are a member of the evil
races (orcs, gobins, ogres, trolls, or vyans) you will begin in the evil
town of
Voaleth. All other race types start in the good town of
Chiiron. It is probably in your best interests to stay close to town
until you get a feel for the mud.

You may get a map of your starting town by typing 'help Voaleth' or 'help
Chiiron' respectively. Your character also has an
atlas (in-game map) that
expands as you explore the world. Type 'atlas' or 'map'.

It is a good idea to wander about town and learn your way around. Go into
shops and type 'list' to see what each sells, 'custom' to see if the shop
offers to make any custom-made items, 'ask' shopkeepers about items they sell
to add them to your 'catalog', and 'practice' to see what skills you may
practice in a location.

There is a being in each starting town who will answer many questions posed to
it. In Chiiron it is the weary elf, In Voaleth the aged troll - a good way to
start is by going up to it and typing
'ask elf advice' or 'ask troll advice'
as the case may be. To get
help on a topic, type help . You might
also want to try out the
index, which you can begin using by simply typing
index and following the instructions.

For starting XP in Chiiron, try killing the frogs north of town or the
rabbits outside the west and east gates near town. If you are starting
in Voaleth seek out the tunnel worms east of town or the screech bats
north and east of town. Remember to use the
consider command before
you attack a mob - this can tell you, very roughly, how tough a mob is to

Some mobs, such as rabbits and screech bats, may be skinned. You may
then sell their skins to raise money. (See help

Important commands which you should learn to check frequently are
scan, consider, flee, score, and identity.

To learn how
custom items work, check out help custom. You can ask
shopkeepers about items they custom or sell to learn more about their level
and statistics. This information is retained in your

For information on skills, type help

Other useful files which you might wish to read include help
and help
starting. If you are a member of class that casts spells,
read help
leech and help prepare.

Before you reach level 5, you will need to get your character
approved. See help approvals and follow the directions therein
when you get the opportunity.

The global/public channels here are
chat, gossip, ooc (out-of-character), and
auction. New players should ask questions on the newbie channel. Generally
other players will be friendly if you identify yourself as a new player.

To learn more about mud policies, type help

More information is available on the TFE web site: