Tasks and Quests
Quests on Tempora Heroica are a way to guide your
exploration of the world. They are not required, but often have rewards
unobtainable outside of the quest. Quests on the MUD range from the
simple to the complex.
The most basic of quests are called tasks on Tempora
Heroica. Tasks are short, simple errands usually to fetch or
deliver an item. An example of a delivery task, would be to fetch a
short-handled mace for the giant Lyseed.
Some tasks are repeatable and can be used to earn coins. Players
often refer to these tasks as jobs. An example job would be that of
rat-catcher in Wivernhoe.
If your hero kills rats and mice, he or
she may take their corpses to Officer Toody of Wivernhoes Department of
Animal Control and offer them up for a bounty.
Quests on Tempora Heroica usually offer more sophistication
than tasks or jobs and while they may involve elements of tasks and
jobs, such as fetching items or slaying foes, they can require more
puzzle-solving and more legwork. For example, you might be asked to
rescue someone, help a village rid themselves of a menace, assassinate a
rival leader, or solve a riddle or puzzle.
All quests are handed out by the MUDs mobs (short for mobiles). So when playing, be always on
for mobs who have something to say to you. A quest or task offering mob
will give you instructions and maybe even a clue or two to help you get
started. So be ready to listen carefully and respond to its questions
Upon successful completion of a task or quest, you will be rewarded
for a job well done. You could receive food, money, equipment, or even
access to an area previously unavailable to you.
On Tempora Heroica, quests and tasks are not centralized in
any single master list. This has allowed our world builders
to easily add new quests, while letting others discover new
quests through their ceros play. Each hero begins
building his or her own custom quest list by interacting with mobs. When
you type quest on the MUD, you will be shown what quests you have
started and whether they are open or solved.
So, should you be a newcomer to the MUD or a seasoned veteran of
Tempora Heroica, there is a quest for you.