ESO Crafting Writ Turn-in Locations List

Often crafters follow in their parents footsteps and take over the family business. As a result some rarely live their hometown and the familiarity of the crafting stations.  With the new crafting writs, crafters can take orders from the local notice board and deliver it a distant town.  Some end up taking up residence in the new town.

Summary

Merchant travels by horseback.
The saavy crafter knows the writs in distant lands can be a lucrative business.

Often the journal system doesn’t properly identify the turn in location if it is not at the crafters location. This brief tome describes the popular writ destinations of Tamriel. At the moment, it seems that consumables offer the best rewards consistently at all levels. Equipment writs seem to consume nearly a stack of resources and at lower levels, the rewards can mock the crafter with low value items like a quartz stone. Continue reading ESO Crafting Writ Turn-in Locations List

ESO Fishing Hole Map Compendium

After some considerable effort, my hirelings and I explored much of the Ebonheart Pact regions looking for fishing holes.  This compendium is the first edition the covers most of the Ebonheart pact. The maps are a bit crude as it is my first attempt at producing maps.

Summary

Various fish
Find the perfect fishing holes off the beaten path and away from the competition.

The following maps were created using data collected using Voltan’s Fisherman, HarvestMap, and Destinations.  Objectives and Wayshines were included on the maps to make it easier locate the holes on your in game map.

This first edition covers most of the Ebonheart Pact.

Legend

Yellow Hook – Foul

Dark Blue Hook – Ocean

Light Blue Hook – Rivers

Turquoise Hook – Lakes

Dark Blue Hook with Works – Fishing Hole with unconfirmed type.

 

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ESO Provisioning Writs

During my journeys throughout Tamriel, I have often heard young apprentice provisioners grumble to their masters about needing more information relating to their daily writs. This brief compendium identifies the list of provisioning writs and the approximately level they are offered.

Summary

Cooks prepare food.
Writs do not only provide inspiration to level provisioning but also the chance to earn recipes and ingredients.

One of the many things an inhabitant of Tamriel can do is to become a certified Provisioner located in their starting area.

Certification in their crafting profession is not required to reach maximum level. However, writs offer a chance to earn new recipes (including purple recipes) and rare provisioning materials.  After level 10, crafters can be certified without have to do the introductory quest.

The recipes given to a player doing the daily writs depend on a number of factors. These include Crafting Level, Skill Points assigned in the Provisioning Skill Line, and if certain regions of the game have been unlocked.

Most crafting masters and scholars agree, the consumable writs offered the best rewards.  Fortunately, Masters only require the finished crafted products and do not care where they come from.  An efficient adventure who wants to benefit from writ rewards can buy the crafted items or only need to learn the necessary recipes once.

Knowing which recipes are used for writs provides the crafter and adventurer alike a greater sense of their value and rarity.

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ESO Uncommon and Rare Fish Guide for Master Angler Wannabes

There’s an old fishing expression, “it’s not the length of the worm that matters but how you wiggle it that matters”.  The list of fish needed for each region is well known (see journal, achievements, trophies, fishing) but not the water type of each. Fortunately, that’s where this tome fills the gap.

Summary

Strange fish

There are 25 different fishing achievements up for grab in Tamriel.  One for every region. One for every faction. One for getting them all. Aside from a sense of great accomplishment, the fisher is bestowed the title of Master Angler and unlocks several new colours for dyeing equipment.  The uncommon fish (green) have a vendor price of 36g and the rare fish (blue) a price of 110g.

This document lists all of the rare fish in each region and which body of water they can be found. In some regions without a certain water type, the rare fish are divided by the remaining water types.

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ESO Fishing Guide

After reading the Guide to Fishing Tamriel, I found the content lacking sufficient details to satisfy my scholarly curiosity.  I wanted more details and it set out to answer my many unanswered questions.

Summary

Boat with fish under it.
The fish do you no good in the water.

This guide covers fishing in a very comprehensive and organized manner.  Fishing results in special achievements (including one of the rarest titles in the game), crafting raw material (including the legendary ingredient for crafting experience potions), and rare sellable fish. The legendary ingredient, Perfect Roe, is currently fetching a high price and harvesting it is a lucrative activity. There are four types of water fish can be found and particular bait must be used at the right location to obtain the best results.   Fishing parties looking for rare fish should limit their group to 4 or 5 people. The table below lists the water types and their respective baits.  Several tools have been created to make fishing a lot easier.

Water Type Bait
Foul / Oily Fish Crawlers. Fish Roe
Lake Guts, Minnow
Ocean Worms, Chum
River Insect Parts, Shad

Unknown:

Clockwork City: Clockerfish, Typical Bar

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