The Rudiments of Self Defense

The Rudiments of Self Defense is a new player quest found in the Warriors Guild Hall in New Haven and begins with Dimethro the Wrestling Instructor.


Increase Wrestling to 50


Head East out of town to Old Haven. Battle monsters there until you have raised your Wrestling skill to 50.


Listen up! If you want to learn the rudiments of self-defense, you need to toughen up, and there's no better way to toughen up than engaging in combat. Head East out of town to Old Haven and battle the undead there in hand to hand combat. Afraid of dying, you say? Well, you should be! Being an adventurer isn't a bed of posies, or roses, or however that saying goes. If you do take a dirt nap, go to one of the nearby wandering healers and they'll get you back on your feet.

Come back to me once you feel that you are worthy of the rank of Apprentice Wrestler and I will reward you with a prize.


It's about time! Looks like you managed to make it through your self-defense training. As I promised, here's a little something for you. When worn, these Gloves of Safeguarding will increase your awareness and resistances to most everything except poison. Oh yeah, they also increase your natural health regeneration as well. Pretty handy gloves, indeed.

Oh, if you are wondering if your meditating will be hindered while wearing these gloves, it won't be. Mages can wear cloth and leather items without needing to worry about that.

Now get out of here and make something of yourself!



Stay within Old Haven to take advantage of the accelerated skill gain buff which speeds up skill gain by about 0.2 - 0.5 per gain.

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