|Diplomacy Training: Learning Statements (Diplomacy)|
|Starting Location||-31582,-18310,944 in Isle of Dawn (-26, 1)|
|Starting Chunk||Isle of Dawn|
|Ending Chunk||Isle of Dawn|
|Offered By||Haruji Fourwaves|
|Quest Series||Isle of Dawn Diplomacy Timeline|
|Previous||Diplomacy Training: The Basics of Diplomacy (Diplomacy)|
|Free to Play||yes|
Speak to Haruji Fourwaves, the Diplomacy Instructor, who stands in the Hall of Records.
Haruji smiles at you. "You wish supplementary lessons on the basics of the abilities of a talented diplomat? I will gladly indulge you."
[Place one of each type of Statement in your Strategy: Comment, Evaluation, Assertion, Rebut and Repeal. Parley with Haruji to learn some additional information about diplomacy Statements and their use.]
- Interview Haruji Fourwaves about Cards.
Parley with Haruji to learn about the different abilities of a diplomat.
[Make sure to place a Comment, Evaluation, Assertion, Rebut and Repeal in your Strategy. You can see more about an ability by hovering the mouse over it.]
Haruji Fourwaves: The Type of Cards Interview (1)Edit
- Available Expression Types:
- Opponent's Starting Dialog Points: 13
- Your Starting Dialog Points: 13
- Opponent's Diplomacy Cards Observed:
Haruji Fourwaves says, "You should have a wide variety of starting Statements. There are five different types. They consist of Comments, Evaluations, Repeals, Rebuts and Assertions."
Haruji Fourwaves says, "Your initial statements are based on your race and adventuring class. They each will heavily favor one of the four Expressions, and each class and race gets one unique card."
Haruji Fourwaves says, "First, let's discuss Evaluations. Evaluations are used for one purpose - gaining Expression that you will spend on Assertions and other Statements that have a cost."
Haruji Fourwaves says, "Assertions are the potent, high Expression cost Statements. Assertions move the Parley Progression more than any other type of statement, helping you maintain a lead or come from behind quickly."
Haruji Fourwaves says, "Comments, on the other hand, are excellent for fast gains. They generally cost little to nothing. The downside, of course, is that Comments will help your opponent by giving them Expression."
Haruji Fourwaves says, "Rebuts take Expression away from opponents. They are excellent Statements to use against opponents that rely on high Expression cost abilities."
Haruji Fourwaves says, "Repeals have the primary function of turning one type of Expression into another. They are excellent combination cards, or function as very cost-efficient Evaluations if your opponent keeps feeding you the correct Expression."
Haruji Fourwaves says, "Let me describe each part of the Statement ability display while you continue to practice playing Statements on me."
Haruji Fourwaves says, "The name of the Statement is next to the Influence of the Statement. Influence is on a wax seal in the same color as the Expression type of the Statement. Each point of Influence moves the Indicator one space."
Haruji Fourwaves says, "Below that is the icon for the Statement, which switches to a refresh timer when you use the ability. The timer is the number of your turns it takes for you to formulate the Statement again, and is an important random element in your parley."
Haruji Fourwaves says, "Cost is listed below the icon inside the colored spheres next to the word 'cost'. Below that are the Expression changes that occur when the Statement is played. The top portion represents changes to the opponent, while the bottom portion is changes to the player."
Haruji Fourwaves says, "These changes can be positive or negative for either yourself or your opponent. Positive changes are white, negative changes are red. A positive number for your opponent's Expression is generally not desirable. Managing your Expression is the key to victory."
Haruji Fourwaves says, "In the lower right hand corner is the refresh range for the Statement. When this is played, it will be unusable for a number of turns in this range. Plan accordingly!"
Haruji Fourwaves says, "Don't expect people to go as easy on you that I am right now. From now on you will need to play Statements correctly and wisely to defeat your opponents. I have faith in you. Telon is about to face a new diplomat!"
Haruji bows his head to you. "Very well done. How comfortable do you feel with this now?"
He smiles. "A diplomat's words are his arms and armor. Never forget that."
XP: 250 diplomacy experience