A manor is the area in which the lord of each castle has a productive effect upon his own territory. He sells seeds in his territory and carries out productive activities with the seeds that are sold.
Sale of Seeds
Seeds sold in one's own territory bestow monsters with the ability to produce farm products. The types of farm products that can be produced by a monster vary according to the seed types. The types of seeds that can be made, as well as the maximum amount sold, are fixed according to the manor.
The lord of the castle chooses the types and quantities of seeds to be sold by NPCs and chooses how much to sell to consumers. Then, the castle lord is notified by the NPC how much adena he needs to invest. Depending on how many are sold, the unit price for each seed is then decided; the unit price goes down as the quantity goes up. The seed and item compensation prices may be viewed by speaking with the particular castle's Grand Chamberlain.
The manor NPC announces the sale of seeds at the consumer price at the same time that the invested amount is taken from the castle warehouse. If there is not enough money, the sale of seeds on that day is canceled. It is not possible to sell during a siege.
Players can purchase seeds from the Manor Manager:
The amount earned from selling through the seed-selling NPC (i.e. the Manor Manager) is transferred every day to the castle warehouse, just like taxes.
Sowing and Harvest
Players that have completed their purchase of seeds can use them on monsters in the territory (Gludio, Oren etc.) where the seeds were purchased. The easiest way is to drag one or several kinds of seed from the inventory to a hotkey, target a monster and then hit the key. A fireworks cloud, like when spoiling, will form and a system message will tell the player whether seeding was successful. If seeding was unsuccessful and the monster is still alive, seeding can be tried a second time.
- Sowing is not possible for PCs, village NPCs, and guardians.
- Monsters in which someone has already sown cannot be sown again.
- Sowing is only possible for monsters within the territory where the seeds were purchased.
- In the event that that there is a difference of up to ±5 levels between the level of seeds used and the respective monster, then sowing has a high chance of success, but after that, for each difference in level of 1, the probability of success is reduced by 5%.
- In the event that that there is a difference of ±5 levels between the level of monster and character, then sowing is 100% possible but after that, for each difference in level of 1, the probability of success is reduced by 5%.
- If sowing is successful, a fruit is produced in the body of the monster. Fruits are not always produced even when sowing was successful, but with multiple HP monsters sometimes several fruits are growing from one seed.
- Monsters for which sowing was successful do not drop items other than adena.
- If a player succeeds at sowing, the grown fruit can be harvested. For that purpose the player needs a Harvester (a kind of scythe) that can be purchased from any Manor Manager. It is best to assign the Harvester a hotkey and then hit the key as soon as the - still targeted - monster is dead.
- In order to prevent the sowing by low level players but then the harvesting by high-level players more quickly, the evaluation of levels takes place again at the harvesting stage and when comparing the level of the monster and harvester, if it is within the range of ±5 levels, the success rate is very high and then the probability of success falls by 5% for each greater difference of one level. If harvesting is unsuccessful, the item disappears.
- Sowing and Spoil can be used together. The sequence is Sow → Spoil → Kill → Harvest → Sweep. If the Sweeper skill is used before the Harvester, the corpse of the monster will vanish.
Players that have harvested fruit from monsters in the territory can sell that fruit to the local castle lord via the Manor Manager. While seeds or the Harvester can be purchased any time, selling fruit is only possible once a day, in a narrow window between 20:04 and 20:06 real time. Depending on what the harvested fruit is, there may be those things which can only be sold in one's own territory and others that can be sold more widely in other territories too. In the latter case the Manor Manager will charge a freight fee though. The lord of the manor can decide in advance on the price and purchase quantity of farm products. When fruit comes in through the Manor Manager, the cost for that fruit is automatically removed from the castle warehouse and if there is not enough money in the warehouse, the purchasing of farm products is suspended immediately. To restart purchasing, money must be put in the warehouse again.
When selling harvested fruit through the Manor Manager, the amount received will differ depending on what method the lord chooses for compensation. If the lord of the respective territory has made it so that compensation is received fairly by everyone, the players that participate in the manor in that territory can expect more stable compensation and if the lord chooses to pay compensation in gambling-type ways, then the players that participate in the manor of the respective territory will expect gambling-type returns. The changing of these compensation factors takes place once per day.
Compensation for farm products harvested is applied differently depending on the types of fruit. The items purchased go through a process so that they enter the castle warehouse each day. For example, if the Manor Manager buys ice coda fruit from a player, what is placed into the castle warehouse is actually an ice coda extract that has been processed. 10% of a purchased item that has been processed is paid to the Manor Manager.
The lord of the manor can process the harvest and produce final products. Final products cannot be sold separately through NPCs and are used directly by the lord of the castle as needed or can be sold through personal shops.
The types of items that can be processed include things like consumable items such as potions that can be used in battle, ingredients for siege weapons to be used in sieges, or ingredients that can't be easily obtained on the market.
Item processing is carried out by the Blacksmith NPC in the castle. The quantities and types of harvested items that can be processed in the castle at a given time depend on the rating that is based on how much facilities investment has been made in processing systems.
If a player chooses to invest in production equipment through the chamberlain's menu, the NPC that is in charge of production can process products of somewhat higher added value or higher quantity. When producing items through the blacksmith, certain fees must be paid.
In the event of investing in facilities, the results last for two weeks and even continue for the full term if the lord of the castle changes during the two weeks.