The Apprenticeship Tier
The first tier of the game, the Apprenticeship tier extends from the moment you switch from being a lowly Stable Hand into being an apprentice under a wizardly mentor.
The Apprenticeship tier is essentially a tutorial introducing the concepts of Arcanum: Theory of Magic, introducing concepts such as qualifying for and progressing through classes, moving into your first home, buying and replacing furniture, basic actions and activities, learning new skills, unlocking new resources, and finally binding your own spellbook and unlocking your first Spells. There is even a "secret" class, the Scribe, which is not automatically unlocked at the beginning and must be revealed by fulfilling certain conditions.
While there are theoretically several "classes" in the Apprenticeship period, most of these are simple upgrades with no choice, just denoting your character's progress towards independence.
As befitting a tutorial, there are few decisions with any permanent impacts through the Apprenticeship period, no unique benefits to unlock, and nothing missable except the mutually exclusive class bonuses, save for the final choice.
Unlike other tiers, this is divided between several events and upgrades as you progress through the tier and finally end your apprenticeship to become a Solitary Mage working towards Tier 1.
- Research Max +45
- Arcana Rate: 0.0002/s
- Lore Max +2
- Lore Rate +0.3/s
- Player Exp +40
- Skill Points +3
- Max Evil - Depending on final path selected.
- Arcane Body x3 Unlocked.
- Occult Endurance x3 Unlocked.
- Crystal Mind x3 Unlocked.
- Lodge at Inn Home activated.
- Purchase Gem unlocked.
- Most homes, adventures and upgrades now can be unlocked.
Unlike the tiers after this one, choosing a class is not the end of the tier, only when the player has purchased Apprentice, Neophyte, and chosen to end their apprenticeship one way or another will the tier end and the main game begin.
Ending the Tier
When the player is ready to move on, they must make their first major decision: