The Unofficial Eternal Lands Database
Client version 1.9.6

NPC: Tutorial NPC

Location: Isla Prima

Coordinates: 161, 139

Start NPC for Quests:

  1. Beginner Tutorial

An NPC that breaks character in order to give exhaustive information on how to play the game, using the interface, and more.

As well, is the start of the first quest that a new player should do as it is a tutorial on how to do things in the game.

Tutorial NPC

Speak the Words

Text may not be 100% complete. Most quest text is not included.
Due to multiple options when speaking, text below may not be in comprehensive order.

For some unknown reason, maybe because of the floating name above his head, yoEL-DB.comu guess this is a tutorial NPC designed to help you. He looks at you and says:
"Hello, [PLAYER NAME]. Do you need any help?"

Who are you?
As you can see by looking at my name, my name is Tutorial NPC. I am here to teach new players about multiple aspects of the game, such as a few tutorials and help topics.

If you want to learn more about the game, please finish all the tutorials. Not only they will help you understand how the game works, but you will also get small rewards, such as items or experience, and they will show you the location of some quests and resources.

Unlike the tutorials, the help section just tells you about game topics without forcing or motivating you to actually do them. It's more like reading a manual, which is something so repulsive that almost no one does it.

Using Items
In order to use any item, you have to have it in your inventory (bag icon on your interface). To use an item (such as food, potions, rings, etc.) select the USE icon (pointing finger) and left click on it. Note that only some items can be used like that. Once an item is used, it will disappear. Equipment items (weapons, armors, medallions, clothes)

have to be dragged in one of the 8 squares in the right part of the inventory window, in order to be equipped. Once equipped, you can take them off at any time, if you wish. In order to drop an item, drag it outside the window. The selected quantity (shown in the right part of the window) will be dropped. If you wish to drop ALL the items in a slot, hold down ctrl and click

on the desired slot. Each time you drop an item, it will be placed in a bag, at your feet. As long as you are over that bag, no one else can take your items, but as soon as you move, they can move over your bag and take everything in there. In order to take items from a bag, select the appropriate quantity, and click on the desired item. To open a bag, select the WALK icon

if not already selected, put the cursor over the bag, and when it changes to a hand, click on it. A final note about the bags: They do NOT last forever. The lifetime of a bag is about 10-15 minutes, but this can be extended by dropping stuff in the bag (even if you take back the stuff you dropped). However, sometimes the bags can disappear well before their normal 'lifetime'

therefore do not put anything you don't want to lose in a bag.
If you want to inspect an item, select the eye icon, and left click on it. That way you can see a small description of that item, its name, and its weight. If you are in the WALK mode (walk icon selected) you can right click on the item once, and that is equivalent to selecting the eye icon and then clicking on the item.

To USE an item (such as food, or a potion), right click on it until the cursor changes into a pointing finger, then click on it. Alternatively, you can select the Use (pointing finger) icon on the bottom of the screen, then left click the item.

How to chat?
The ability to communicate with other players in the game is very important, so that's why we placed so much emphasis on chatting. That's why there are quite a few ways to communicate with other players. First, you can type a text, and then press enter. That text will be heard by all the players that are in your range (that is, players you can see).

If you wish to send a private message (PM) to some other player, so only that player can read that message, you can use the following syntax (no quote marks) '/name message' '/john Hi, how are you?'. You can use only the first few characters, rather than the full name, as long as there are no other players online whose name starts with those characters.

If this is the case, the server will tell you to provide more letters. To PM to the last person that PMed you, type '//' (again, no quote marks). Private messages work regardless of where you and the other players are, so you can use that whenever you want, as long as the targeted players is online.

Sometimes, it is desirable to chat with more than just the players you can see in your range. This is why there are chat channels. By default, when you start the game, you are not assigned to any channel. If you wish to enter the newbie chat channel, to ask for all kinds of newbie related questions, or just see what's going on, type: '#jc 1'. '#jc' stands for join channel, and 1 is the number of the

newbie channel. Channel number 3 is the market channel, where you can talk about buying and selling items, while channel 4 is the general chat channel, where you can talk about whatever. Please keep the conversation on topic, otherwise the mods will reprimand you. To leave a channel, type: '#lc' (leave channel). To send a message to a channel, rather than to the people in your range,

type @ then your message, such as '@hello, guys'. That message will go ONLY to the channel you are currently on (if any). All the channel chat messages start with '[', then the name of the person, then the message itself. Local chat messages do not start with '['. To see what channel you are on, type '#ci' (channel info).

If you need help with something, you can use the #help_me command. Example: '#help_me how do I do x'. If you see someone abusing the rules, such as blocking a path, or spamming, etc. use the #abuse command (such as '#abuse player x is blocking this bridge'). Only the admins can see your messages. Please do not abuse the #help_me and #abuse commands, because if you do so there will be consequences.

General Advice
This section contains a few generic tips. No matter how many manuals and tutorials and help items there are out there, it's much easier to learn stuff from a human. That's why you really should make a few friends, and maybe even join a guild later on. People here are usually helpful, as long as you don't ask stupid questions (such as questions that are answered here).

Obviously, asking for free stuff will generally lead to animosity towards you. Would you give someone who you just met free stuff? Most likely you wouldn't, so don't expect others to. Be poliEL-DB.comte, ask questions after you tried to exhaust other sources of information (such as the encyclopedia, tutorials, manuals, etc.). On our main website, we have a few links

to fan sites, which contain useful information, advises, etc. You may also consider visiting our forums, and even registering. Registered users (in the forums) will get some updates about the game, every few months, with the possibility to 'unsubscribe' from further e-mails, in case you wish to. Last but not the least, try to explore, and figure stuff for yourself.

It can be a lot of fun to go where no man, or elf, or dwarf has gone before. Figuratively speaking, of course. Have a pen and paper ready (or just Notepad), and write down the stuff you find interesting. Talk with all the NPCs you can find! Do quests! Explore!

No doubt, the interface is a crucial element in any game (or software application). Therefore, a large portion of your success depends on how much you understand the interface. As you can see, the game has the following elements: The game scene (where you see people, trees, the grass, etc.), the icons bar (bottom left), the clock and compass (bottom right), various bars,

and the items quick bar (in the middle right). There are 18 icons: WALK, SIT/STAND, LOOK AT, USE/TOUCH, ATTACK, TRADE, INVENTORY, MAGIC, MANUFACTURE, CHARACTER INFO, ENCYCLOPEDIA, MAP, CONSOLE, BUDDY LIST, NOTEPAD, URL Window, and, finally, SETTINGS. Some icons are called 'mode' icons, which means that depending on which icon is selected your

mouse pointer will act differently. Default is WALK, and this means that when you put the cursor over a bag it will change into a picking hand (pick), when you put it over an animal or monster it will change into a fist (attack), over an NPC it will change to a dialogue cursor (talk) and when you put it over a resource it will become a pickaxe (harvest).

Otherwise, it means it's walk mode, so by pressing the left mouse button your character will attempt to walk to the position you specified. Note that in the walk mode, the cursor might also change into a door, if it is over an item that might act as a gateway (such as a door, building, ship banner, cave entrance, etc.). However, some objects are 'false alarms', meaning that

while the mouse does change into a door, that object is not actually a gateway (for example not all the cave archways lead somewhere). If you want to override the default mode, such as, for example, you want to trade with a player, select the trade icon, then click on that player. Similarly, if you want to look at an item, select the eye icon, and click on that item.

Same thing for USE and ATTACK. After you finished with the desired action, do not forget to select the WALK icon again, otherwise you will repeat the last performed action (for example, if you select the trade mode, trade with a player, then forget the trade mode selected, next time you click on a player you will inadvertently send them a trade request).

The other icons are self explanatory, just check them all and see what they do. The settings icon, for example, can adjust the window size, set the game to full screen (or windowed), disable some graphic options to make the game faster, etc. The console icon (also accessible by pressing F1 or, on some keyboards, `) will show you the console screen, which is more like a chat history.

You can move through the text in the console with the arrow keys, with the scroll wheel, or with Page Up/Down. You can also find the entire chat history in the file called chat_log.txt, in your My Documents/Eternal Lands folder. The clock and compass indicate the hour and the time. Clicking on them will give you a clear, digital reading of the in game time, or your current location.

The 'Quick Items Bar' is a window/bar that holds the first 6 items in your inventory, for quick access. If properly used, it can provide an invaluable help in combat. For example, put your healing potions there, or rings of damage, etc. and use them without having to open your inventory window. The last element of your interface is the bars above the icons.

The first bar (blue) is the Ethereal Points (mana). The yellow one represents your food level, but levels below 0 will not be shown (the bar will just be empty). The red bar is your health, brown is your load (how much you carry at the moment), and the green bar is the experience needed to reach the next level, in whatever skill you have currently selected in the skills/character info window.

Note that in the 640x480 resolution, the last bar is not visible. The last thing I am going to teach you is some shortcuts and mouse usage. If you have a scroll wheel on your mouse, you can use it to adjust the zoom level. If you don't have one, use Page Up/Down. By holding down the middle mouse button (or scroll wheel) and moving the mouse to left or right, you will rotate the camera.

Otherwise, you can use the left/right arrows to rotate the camera. The keyboard rotation speed can be set with elconfig.exe (or by editing the el.ini file). alt+n will disable the names EL-DB.comabove the head (useful in crowds), alt+h will disable the health bars, and alt+b will also show numbers near the health bar. Tab will bring up the map, F1 or ` will bring up the console.

Quests Help
Note that you will NOT find quest walkthroughs in this help, since this would defy the very idea of having quests. Instead, this section is here to give you some hints about our quests system. First, there are two kinds of quests: The ones given by priests which, once completed, will allow you to gain more experience, and free or cheap services from the gods.

You can't serve more than 3 gods at the same time, and some gods will not accept you if you are serving an enemy god. But don't worry about this, even though it may seem confusing, later on in the game you will find it relatively simple. The god quests are more like missions, they do not involve much brain, their objective being bringing them a lot of stuff. So it just takes time and money.

The other type of quests are the 'normal' quests, which can be obtained by talking to NPCs in the game. Please note that some quests are linked with other, so you will need to complete them in a certain order. Some quests have a reward, some don't. Some quests have an obvious start, while others are a little more subtle. Some of the important information is stored in your quest log,

but do not rely on that, since various subtle pieces of information wouldn't be subtle anymore if they would appear in your quest log. That means you have to pay attention to all the things the NPCs say. For a fighting quest, see Novac, right here on the island.

Heal me
I am sorry, but I only heal newbies, and by my standards, you are not a newbie anymore. You can buy healing potions from other players, or from Mira, the potion seller in White Stone City. Or learn some magic, and heal yourself.

Have a good day, and stop by again if you have other questions.