Cobbling is an artisan guild skill that allows a character to make footwear.
- 1 Cobbling workshop locations
- 2 Joining the Guild
- 3 Supplies
- 4 Progressing
- 5 See also
- 6 External Links
Cobbling workshop locations
There are five cobbling workshops. They are:
- In Wehnimer's Landing: in the warehouse on the east side of town.
- In River's Rest, outside of town along the banks of the river.
- In Cysaegir, in the The Cobbler's Cobby near the furrier.
- In Kharam Dzu, at the Teras Isle's Cobblers' Co-Operative in a single story stone building at the corner of Imflass and Dragonstail.
- In Zul Logoth, at D.H. Cobbling Outfit in a squat stone building in the Sapphire Tunnel.
- In Mist Harbor, in the Eastern Harbor in an enormous warehouse on Cormorant Lane.
Joining the Guild
Find the foreman and ask him about joining. The foreman is the master cobbler of the guildhall, and among his responsibilities is that of teaching new cobblers. When asked about joining, he will demonstrate the first pattern, how to make a basic pair of shoes.
>ask foreman about joining
"Ah, so you'd like to take up the trade of the cobbler, would you?" the foreman says to you. "Not an easy task, becoming a master cobbler, but everyone needs shoes, and some people even appreciate good ones."
The foreman pauses for a moment before continuing, "First things first. Start off with the registrar, who can set you up with a book to hold your cobbling patterns. Since you're just learning, we'll start you off with the basic shoe pattern. It looks like this:"
The foreman spreads a piece of leather on his worktable and, holding a piece of chalk in his hand, gazes at his pattern book and copies the lines onto the leather. He produces a measuring cord and presses it down on the leather, its small beads leaving distinct marks on the soft surface. Drawing from his boot a small knife, apparently made just for this purpose, the foreman carefully cuts out the pieces of the pattern he has drawn on the leather. He picks them up and studies them momentarily, finally nodding in satisfaction.
"So, that's how to cut out the pieces for the upper. Repeat the process for the leather of the sole, and you'd then put them on a form in one of the workshops and JOIN the pieces together," he explains. "When you're ready for a workshop, just ask me about one."
As the foreman turns back to his work, he pauses for a moment to say, "Oh, and you'll find all the supplies you'll need in the storage area. If you prefer to work with your own pelts, you'll need to see the tanner at the town furrier."
Roundtime: 20 sec.
To get a book to hold the patterns, find the registrar. A book costs 2000 silvers. ASK the registrar about book, and then GIVE the note to the registrar and they will give you a book. The registrar will also give you new or replacement patterns, keeping track of those you have learned. (The registrar will also keep track of the individualized hallmarks of master cobblers, once these are developed.)
All registrars have the basic four patterns available: shoes, boots, slippers and sandals. Each will also have a selection of other patterns for more advanced cobblers. You can see what patterns are available in a particular guildhall by flipping through the book of patterns in the registrar's office. You can specify a page number (FLIP PATTERN 2), or just flip to the next page (FLIP PATTERN).
To use a pattern, you will need to have a copy of it in your book. Each basic pattern costs 200 silvers while more advanced patterns costs 1000 silvers. Patterns will last between 40 and 70 uses. To select a pattern, flip the registrar's book of patterns open to the pattern you want, and TAP it. Then ask the registrar about patterns to have the pattern put in your book. This must be done in quick succession.
>flip pattern 6
You flip through the book of patterns to page 6, which contains the pattern for a pair of shoes.
This pattern is familiar to you.
You tap the pattern for a pair of shoes found in an oversized book of patterns. Tamariya glance over at you expectantly.
>ask lass about pattern
Tamariya consults a large tome, scanning long columns of names before finally settling on one entry. After a moment, she looks up and nods her head, saying, "Yes, that'll be fine. Just give me a note for 200 silvers, and I'll set you up with that."
>give note to lass
You hand Tamariya your book of patterns, who takes it and opens the binding. She scans the labels on various drawers, finally opening one and pulling out a sheet of heavy vellum, which she inserts into your book. Tamariya closes the book of patterns, dusts it off quickly, and hands it back to you, saying "Enjoy!"
Tamariya accepts your note, tucks it away in a lockbox, and writes out a replacement note for 178743 silvers in perfect, though cramped calligraphy.
Roundtime: 5 sec.
Cobbling novices can only get the basic patterns added to their book of patterns, and only those taught by the foreman. Asking about patterns not taught by the foreman gives the message "You need to learn the basic patterns before you can work with an advanced pattern like that."
Once you are past the novice stage, you will be able to choose to learn a new pattern from time to time. Master cobblers can know as many as 50 additional patterns, in addition to the basic four.
- Available patterns
Shoes require at least an "upper" piece of leather, hide or cloth. Not using a second piece of material (leather) for the sole significantly reduces the quality of the shoe and skips an opportunity to gain an Aha, or a rank more skilled in cobbling. Each cobbling attempt fully uses up the piece or pieces of leather used.
LOOKing at a piece of material will indicate which pattern(s) it works for (update July 2014).
There are two ways to obtain materials for cobbling:
- Bring pelts (hides, etc.) skinned from creatures to the tanner in town. In Wehnimer's Landing, Kharam Dzu, and River's Rest, the tanner is located in the furrier's shop. In Cysaegir, you will find the tanner downstairs from the storage room in the guildhall. In Mist Harbor, the tanner is also in the cobbling warehouse. If you GIVE your pelt to the tanner, she will assess its suitability and ask you some questions about how you want the pelt tanned. The lowest quality tanning process is cheapest and quickest, but will markedly detract from the quality of the finished cobbled goods.
- The three curing processes are:
- Oak: Cost is 50 silvers and takes 7 days
- Alum: Cost is 400 silvers and takes 10 days
- Oil: Cost is 800 silvers and takes 14 days
- The quality of the tanned leather depends on the quality of the pelt. When trying to produce best-quality shoes, seek out skilled skinners who can provide magnificent pelts.
- Leather, hide and cloth can be purchased from the storage room in the guildhalls. The supplies there are ready to use, but they are more expensive than having the tanner tan a pelt. Although there is a range of pelt qualities available, none are as good as a top-grade pelt tanned using the best tanning process.
|Landing||River's Rest||Cysaegir||Kharam Dzu||Zul Logoth||Mist Harbor|
|some light tanned leather||some light tanned leather||some light tanned leather||some light tanned leather||some light tanned leather||some light tanned leather|
|some medium tanned leather||some medium tanned leather||some medium tanned leather||some medium tanned leather||some medium tanned leather||some medium tanned leather|
|some heavy tanned leather||some heavy tanned leather||some heavy tanned leather||some heavy tanned leather||some heavy tanned leather||some heavy tanned leather|
|a tanned thrak hide||a tanned rat pelt||a tanned goat skin||a tanned rat pelt||a tanned rolton hide||a bolt of canvas|
|a tanned spotted leaper||a tanned troll hide||a tanned sheep skin||a tanned troll chieftain skin||a tanned orc hide||a bolt of oilcloth|
|a tanned black boar hide||a tanned black panther pelt||a tanned black boar hide||a tanned iguana skin||a tanned cave lizard skin|
|a tanned white puma hide||a tanned antelope hide||a tanned leopard skin||a tanned pyrothag hide||a tanned wormling skin|
|a tanned panther hide||a tanned rattlesnake skin||a tanned warthog hide||a tanned tsark skin||a tanned troll zombie skin|
|a tanned dark panther||a tanned crocodile hide||a tanned tawny brindlecat hide||a tanned triton magus hide||a tanned undertaker bat skin|
Mist Harbor Backroom Materials
|a bolt of saffron chainsil||some prepared shark skins||a set of ivory settings||a set of cream pearl settings|
|a bolt of cobalt blue chainsil||some prepared eel skins||a set of pale sapphire settings||a set of tiny pearl settings|
|a bolt of lavender silk||some manta ray skins||a set of green pearl settings||a set of scrimshawed settings|
|a bolt of misty grey linen||a cured python skin||a set of blue sea glass settings||a set of tortoise shell settings|
|a bolt of viridian linen||a tanned black tapir pelt||a set of sunset garnet settings||some shark's teeth|
|a tanned rainbow snake skin||some prepared plush fur pelts||a set of thunderhead settings||some parrot feathers|
|a tanned sea thrak hide||some tattered netting||some lush marabou down|
Mist Harbor Wandering Cart (June 2014)
On the blue teak cart:
|a pair of mithril plates||a pair of faenor plates||a block of balsa||a block of mistwood|
|some gold fireflies||some laje ladybugs||a piece of blue sea glass||a set of grass green cords|
|a set of doeskin laces||a set of blue satin laces||a set of yellow silk ribbons||a set of mother-of-pearl settings|
|a set of jewel mosaic settings||a set of pink spinel rose settings||a set of waterweb settings||a bolt of dupioni silk|
|a bolt of raw silk||a bolt of watered silk||a bolt of spun cotton||a bolt of satin|
|some ramie silk||some chainsil||a square of sleek calfskin|
In the golden bowl:
|a teardrop of green amber||a purple stormcloud diamond||an ovoid of lunar jasper||a blue green lagoon opal||a purple black thunderhead opal|
|an irregular cluster of blue quartz||a pale mistvein sapphire||a mist blue sea glass disk||an Alhan'aht rivertear||a cluster of pink roestone|
|a pale gold firefly saewehna||an iridescent azure butterfly saewehna||a fossilized sponge|
On the yellow metal rack:
|a vial of raspberry dye||a vial of dusky rose dye||a vial of blackberry dye||a vial of honey dye|
|a vial of sunny yellow dye||a vial of rich lilac dye||a vial of aquamarine dye||a vial of sky blue dye|
|a square of flyrsilk||a square of silk|
Mist Harbor Wandering Cart (October 2014)
On the polished teak cart:
|a block of mistwood||a block of rosewood||a slat of cherrywood||a piece of faceted crystal|
|a roll of glossy taffeta||a length of natural linen||a bolt of soft came line||a bolt of paeline||a bolt of soft velvet|
In the teak bowl:
|a chalky cube of feldspar||a round amber sea glass disk||an oblong piece of nephrite||a dark purple sunset garnet|
|a cluster of yellow roestone||an ovoid of leopard jasper||a glossy sable mekret||a crystal of shadowy wraithaline|
|a midnight blue pearl||a scarlet smoldereye||a shifting multihued auboraline||a bright orange butterfly saewehna|
|a jewel-toned dragonfly saewehna|
On the metal rack:
|a square of soft sheepskin||a square of suede||a vial of sunset orange dye||a vial of cherry red dye||a vial of lemon dye|
|a vial of inky blue dye||a vial of apple green dye||a vial of almond dye||a vial of cream dye||a vial of rose pink dye|
Wehnimers Landing Materials
The 'Wehnimer's Cobbling Shop' is located on South Ring Road and sells materials and dyes:
Catalog ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. a sharp cherry red cutting knife 52. a set of golden mesille settings 2. a bone-inlaid black cutting knife 53. a set of dark modwir settings 3. a slender white cutting knife 54. a set of dull ironwood settings 4. a gem-hilted cutting knife 55. a set of blue-grey tanik settings 5. a length of knotted cord 56. a set of bleached monir settings 6. a wedge of greyish white chalk 57. a set of black willow settings 7. a wedge of bone white chalk 58. a set of black ash settings 8. a wedge of blood red chalk 59. some topaz square settings 9. a wedge of pale blue chalk 60. some black puma fur 10. some latticed straps 61. some matted bear fur 11. some dirge-vaon vines 62. some mottled warcat fur 12. some plaited nymph hair laces 63. some rabbit fur 13. a bolt of rat skin 64. some smoky coyote fur 14. a bolt of worm skin 65. some yeti fur 15. a bolt of goblin skin 66. some combed wool 16. a bolt of kobold skin 67. some soft lamb's wool 17. a bolt of troll hide 68. some cockatrice plumes 18. a bolt of minotaur hide 69. some harrier pinions 19. a bolt of gnoll hide 70. some roa'ter teeth 20. a bolt of orc hide 71. some translucent scales 21. a bolt of velnalin hide 72. some lion manes 22. a bolt of yeti hide 73. a vial of salmon pink dye 23. a bolt of oiled leather 74. a vial of sage green dye 24. a bolt of pebbled leather 75. a vial of willow green dye 25. a bolt of scaled leather 76. a vial of aquamarine dye 26. a bolt of soft buckskin 77. a vial of royal blue dye 27. a bolt of brushed suede 78. a vial of cherry red dye 28. a bolt of striped damask 79. a vial of fiery red dye 29. a bolt of crisp taffeta 80. a vial of roan dye 30. a bolt of goat hair 81. a vial of ale brown dye 31. a bolt of woven chain mesh 82. a vial of sand-hued dye 32. a bolt of interlocked ringmail 83. a vial of sallow dye 33. a bolt of soft calfskin 84. a vial of storm grey dye 34. a bolt of brocade lace 85. a vial of jet black dye 35. a pair of kiramon chitin plates 86. a vial of sable dye 36. a pair of antique brass plates 87. a vial of lily white dye 37. a pair of silver niello plates 88. a vial of chalk white dye 38. a pair of mottled pewter plates 89. a vial of swan white dye 39. a pair of etched laje plates 90. a vial of ghostly white dye 40. a pair of copper plates 91. a vial of vanilla-hued dye 41. a pair of brushed mithril plates 92. a vial of azure dye 42. some striped green jasper settings 93. a vial of coppery dye 43. some faceted ruby bar settings 94. a vial of bronze dye 44. some deep lapis teardrop settings 95. a vial of topaz dye 45. some honeyed amber oval settings 96. a vial of ashen dye 46. some bloodstone cabochon settings 97. a vial of smoky blue dye 47. a set of gold thorn settings 98. a vial of taupe dye 48. a set of silver barb settings 99. a vial of mulberry dye 49. a set of silvery haon settings 100. a vial of mahogany dye 50. a set of pale mistwood settings 101. a vial of lilac dye 51. a set of lacquered fel settings
The shop 'Well-Heeled' near the Hanging Gardens in Ta'Illistim also sells cobbling materials:
|a length of blue silk cord||a set of silk laces|
|a length of cream silk cord||a bolt of velvet|
|a length of ebon silk cord||a bolt of silk|
|a length of crimson silk cord||a bolt of suede|
|a set of velvet laces||a bolt of leather|
|a set of suede laces||a pair of silver plates|
|a set of leather laces||a pair of gold plates|
|a pair of faenor plates||a bolt of sapphire leather|
|some raptor feathers||a set of black rose settings|
|some wispy grifflet down||a set of peacock settings|
|a bolt of umber silk||a set of oak leaf settings|
|a bolt of amethyst silk||a set of harp settings|
|a bolt of jade silk||a set of green glimaerstone settings|
|a bolt of sapphire silk|
Cobbling has its own set of dyes, but those found in the Dyer's locations in various towns and the dyes created through alchemy can be used on uppers. After purchasing a dye from the Dyer's tent, bring it to the clerk and ORDER BOTTLE to have it converted. These can also be used with alchemy dye additives.
In Cysaegir (and likely at other cobbling warehouses, but not the one in Mist Harbor), a vial of dye can be purchased from the backroom and customized with the following colors:
Cobblers will also need some marking chalk, a cutting knife and a measuring cord. These three items are available in the storage room in the guildhalls. The knife and cord are tools are purchased once and used for the entire cobbling career. They each cost around 5,000 silvers. The chalk is used up slowly and costs 100 per piece.
LOOKing at a measuring cord first used after 9/21/14 will indicate who the cord was used on. Measuring cords can also be dyed in the dyer's tents for additional organization.
Novice or apprentice cobblers (fewer than 200 ranks, checkable with the ARTISAN (verb)), are tightly constrained by guild training rules. You will first start off making basic shoes, then move on to boots, and so on, until you have achieved sufficient basic skills. When you gain skill by practice, you may also be told that it's time to check in with the foreman, who will review your work and may advance you to the next stage.