Manufactories are a key element of Elvenar. They produce an important resource: Goods!
Goods will be needed for any kind of progress, such as: unlocking technologies, upgrading buildings, quests, and exploring Provinces (if you want to negotiate instead of fight).
There are 9 different Manufactories in Elvenar and you will find them under the "Goods" tab in the Buildings menu.
As you progress through the chapters, you will see two types of Goods: The Standards Goods and the Sentient Goods.
Standard Goods are grouped into three categories: Basic Goods, Crafted Goods and Magical Goods.
The Basic Goods can be researched quite early in the Research Tree and are cheap to produce.
Magical Goods will only be available later in the game. Their production is very expensive, but you will need them for higher technologies and exploring distant Provinces.
Sentient Goods (from Chapter XII - Elementals and up)
Sentient Goods are also grouped into three categories: Quality 1 Sentient Goods, Quality 2 Sentient Goods and Quality 3 Sentient Goods. The Sentient Goods can be researched from the Elemental guest race chapter and beyond in the Research Tree and can be produced in any Manufactory that is at least level 24. The production options for Sentient Goods will replace some of the production options for the normal Good in that Manufactory.
Their production requires the other Good produced in the same Manufactory plus Divine Seeds.
The Sentient Goods are subject to a special decay. You can store unlimited amounts of Sentient Goods in your Main Hall, but they will decay overnight by 10%. Sentient Goods decay like Mana and Divine Seeds, but unlike them, they will not just disappear but "transform back" into the original resource. For example, if you have 1000 Moonstone, and the decay is 10%, you will lose 100 Moonstone overnight and gain 100 Marble.
Standard Goods Production Boost
Over the course of the game, you will gain the ability to increase your production of three out of the 9 Goods in the game (one per each category). The three Boosted Goods are assigned randomly to you at the start, and they will depend on your location on the map. You can see them listed in the Main Hall.
Your new boosted Sentient Good will be your current boosted Basic Good +1. If your boosted Basic Good is Marble, your new boosted Sentient Good will be Platinum (Steel), for Steel it will be Elven Tree Gum (Wood) and for Wood it will be Moonstone (Marble).
To activate a Sentient Goods production boost, you need to unlock its technology in the Research Tree much later in the game and collect the corresponding Relics on the World Map. The more corresponding Relics you collect, the more your boosts will be upgraded in the Main Hall.
The image in the Mainhall will change, as you research the Sentient Goods.
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