Put your stamp on history by helping Gerardus Mercator compile the World Atlas!
You can find Mercator in his estate in Amsterdam. From here, you will be taught the basics of cartography and begin your journey to construct the World Map!
Character must have finished at least one intermediate school to start map creation.
The World Map is constructed by completing regional maps. These maps are completed by diligently surveying the many regions of the world, which in turn contributing to the completion of world map.
Mercator will request North Sea region map to be completed, below is a demonstration of the steps of regional map making.
Set sail towards the North Sea. You can confirm your survey region by clicking the “chart button”.
1. Upon reaching the appropriate sea region, click “Research” and a list of tasks will appear. Complete the given task to progress map completion level.
2. As the level of map completion increases, more research tasks will appear. Respective tasks can only be executed once.
* Tasks in pink lettering are “mandatory exercises”. Completing these exercises are necessary to complete the regional map.
3. Once the progress level reaches 100%, the North Sea regional map is complete. Return to Mercator to report and you are free to start researching any region of your choice!
Completing regional maps will allow players to view the current information of the appropriate survey region, including various market items from each city within the region.
Other rewards include special sailor events, decreased occurrence of certain disasters, increased sailing speed, etc.
Progress the world map construction and have your achievements recognized by Mercator. For those who have already gained East Asia permits, an uncharted path will be given to explore the Arctic Ocean through to East Asia. Sail the frigid seas, complete survey efforts, and secure the trade route!
The Arctic Ocean is more treacherous than any other oceanic region, but the view of the Northern Lights is spectacular!
A path to visit the new NPC nation Russia (St. Petersburg) will become available when map creation for Baltic Sea Region has completed. Then take Chrono quest “Delivery Request to the capital of Russia” taken from Stockholm.
In the empire state of Russia, new features, Skill Refinement can be used in the guilds to further develop player characters. Take caution, Skill Refinement will reset skill to rank 1 with bonus effects, skill must be retrained to regain the previous ranks.
Upon suppressing the upheaval caused by the fall of the Rurik Dynasty, the Romanov family assumed the throne of the Tsar. They revived the exhausted land and strengthened the authority of the Tsar. Victory in the Great Northern War at the dawn of the 18th century led them to become the most formidable nation in Europe. Subsequently the victorious Tsar Peter I declared himself emperor. It marks beginning of the Russian Empire, so feared by its surrounding nations for its grandeur.