The reed farm is coming along well, I’ve harvested my first crops, and was going to make a press and turn them into paper when servers came down this morning for an update, so at least it’s giving me some time to post, hehe. Reed is used to turn into paper with a press, or you can turn it into a pen and fill it with ink. Then you can write letters and mail them, or leave them around the lands of wurm for players to find in some sort of neat treasure hunt.
Making pens uses the carpentry skill. You use a carving knife on a reed plant, and create a container for ink.
Making paper uses a new skill called ‘papyrusmaking’ – you activate a press, right click a reed fibre, and select it from the misc menu. You can’t improve either of these items, so making high quality can be quite difficult and will take some time.
I’m looking forward to being able to (eventually) make books, write guides, and even sell them on merchants to players. First I’ll have to actually level up my skills, which in Wurm, is always a slow process (but very rewarding).
As always, happy gaming, no matter where you find yourself!