Slime, scales and the smell of the sea doesn't bother you, and you don't even mind being slapped round the face with a wet haddock! You're all set to become one of Amakna's happiest fishmongers!
It won't be easy to sell your products at the beginning because most adventurers don't immediately think of fish when they get hungry. Most reach for bread when their Health grows weak.
But with a bit of luck and hard work, you'll get on fine in spite of the unpopularity of your produce. And if you don't sell anything, at least you don't have to worry about dying of hunger yourself!
Although it's not obligatory, it can be a great help to have trained as a fisherman before becoming a fishmonger. You'll reduce your costs considerably if you can collect the resources you need yourself, and you'll end up making a lot more money.
Have you been itching to get the smell of a salty cleaver in your nostrils? Well get to Astrub and go see Bish Fone (2,-17) as quick as your land legs will take you. This hoary fisherman will teach you all you need to know about the profession before you can say 'Do I smell fish or are you just happy to see me?' If you're feeling extra fit, you can also make the trip south to see Roupi Chipon in his Sufokia workshop (14,26).
Once you've got the hang of preparing fish, you'll need to invest in the tools - start with a Fishmonger Cleaver, which you can get from Bish Fone or Roupi Chipon. It'll cost you 200 Kamas.
That's it! You got the tools, you've got the know-how, nothing remains but to get down to business!
It's time to prepare some fish! Put down your weapon, equip your cleaver and go to the nearest fishmongers' Workshop. Click on a Workbench and select the action 'Prepare a Fish'. Slide the ingredients into the empty slots according to what you see in the recipes interface.
As you might have guessed, the main ingredient in your cooking will be fish. You can buy some at the fishermen's Marketplace, or catch it yourself if you're trained. Any fish you buy has to have been gutted by a fisherman before you get it, so before trying out your recipe, make sure this is the case.
You'll also need certain resources for seasoning your dishes such as salt, lemons and onions. You'll find everything you need in Astrub grocery store (1,-16) or from Aga Dou at the (?) Amakna Marketplace (1,1).
The dishes you're going to make are eaten by tired or wounded adventurers to restore Health Points. The number of stars a particular dish has tells you more or less how many HP the plate restores, from 2 to 4 stars (****). The more stars a dish has, the more Health Points it restores when it's eaten. Four-star recipes are difficult to make, due to the rarity of the fish required to make them.
When you start practicing your profession, you'll only be able to use simple recipes, and only ones with 2 resources (i.e. 2 slots). Once you get a little experience under your belt, you can move on to more complex recipes with more ingredients and more slots. The list below tells you the different grades of recipe along with the level you require to be able to use them:
- 2 slots (level 1+)
- 3 slots (level 10+)
- 4 slots (level 20+)
- 5 slots (level 40+)
- 6 slots (level 60+)
- 7 slots (level 80+)
- 8 slots (level 100+)
As with all crafting professions, the more complex a recipe is, the more experience you'll gain if you manage to do it. But the lower your level is, the less likely you will be to succeed in using it... bear in mind that no recipe is a guaranteed success.
Fishmongers never make recipes with more than seven slots.
Special Recipes (****)
|Special Recipes for Fish|
|Sliced Gudgeon ****||Grawn Fritters ****|
|Trout Flambé ****||Crab Stick ****|
|Smoked Tiger Fish ****||Fried Breaded Fish ****|
|Stuffed Mullet ****||Grilled Kralove ****|
|Steamed Carp ****||Oil Sardine ****|
|Grilled Bass ****||Skate Wing ****|
|Stuffed Pike ****||Spicy Shark ****|
These dishes are special because they don't just restore HP, but they also give characteristic points to whoever eats it. Dishes made from sea fish give you one INTELLIGENCE point and those made from river fish give you one WISDOM point.
You'll need a workbench to prepare your fish. You'll find them in the fishmongers' workshops scattered around the World of Twelve (you'll be sharing workshops with fishermen):
- - Astrub (2,-17)
- - Sufokia (14,26)
- - Bonta (-35,-54)
- - Brakmar (-24,40)
Crab Stick, Oil Sardine or Steamed Carp - you can sell all your products in a fishmongers' marketplace. You'll find one in each of the main cities in the World of Twelve:
- - Astrub (0,-17)
- - Bonta (-35,-55)
- - Brakmar (-27,37)
Tip: Fish isn't the first thing people think of when they get hungry, so you might have to go out looking for clients yourself. The best idea is to go far away from the cities to places where adventurers gather to gain XP (the Lousy Pig Plain, for example). Put yourself in merchant mode and hope for the best that the smell coming off you doesn't scare everyone away.