Experience Points

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Experience Points are obtained through Experience Events and Quests and are used by hearthlings for a number of tasks, including:

Experience Events are not limited, and can be randomly activated throughout your daily activities. The amount of Experience Points received is a good indicator of how often you can activate that event. For Example, Quenching Thirst can be activated very often, while Fragrance of Flowers may only activate every few days. In this fashion, it is recommended or encouraged to perform a number of varied activities or often go exploring to activate these events as often as possible.

  • You can check which event you haven't done in Character Sheet under Lore & Skills by clicking on Lore.
  • It's worth noting that by using Hearth Magic, you may end up with negative Experience Points when any Curiosities in your Study finish.
  • Members of a Realm may be allowed to withdraw Experience points from the Realms bank to use as they will.

Experience Events

Event EXP How to Acquire Lore Text
Experience-A Talking Tree.png A Talking Tree 150 Greet a quest-giving tree. "For some reason some power higher than yourself has compelled you to seek out this tree, and it is to your great amazement that you hear -- directionless, as if in echo from everywhere and nowhere -- it speak to you in a soft seductive voice. Perhaps it desires something?"
Experience-Abyssal Chasm.png Abyssal Chasm 400 Find an Abyssal Chasm "There is a draft, quite cool, from lower recesses, and it is only a faint echo from below which prevents you from suddenly tumbling headfirst down the scar on the world which now stretches out before you. You have found an Abyssal Chasm, and from it blow ill winds."
Experience-Ancient Windthrow.png Ancient Windthrow 400 Find an Ancient Windthrow "Sometime, in the great old beginnings, when the Old Gods where still young, free and wild, a mighty tree did here come crashing down. Now there is only shade, and damp, and the slow decay of ages. You have found an Ancient Windthrow"
Experience-A Marriage of Light and Darkness.png A Marriage of Light and Darkness 0 Right before picking your gender during character creation.
Experience-By Weeping Willows.png By Weeping Willows 75 Stand under a Willow Tree and right click it. "Why does Old Man Willow weep? In longing for youth and friends bygone, or in sadness at the touch of an axe or an ill wind? Beyond the rustling of leaves you can, in any event, swear that you heard him sobbing."
Experience-Carrying Light.png Carrying Light 350 Have a firebrand burn longer than twenty seconds. "You hold the flame gasping between your cupped hands, shielded from a light breeze, and wafting like silk. In the world around and beyond you, cold and darkness linger, ever encroaching upon the houses of light and life. This moment will not last forever, but for now you carry warmth into the world where you tread. It is a rare thing for a Firebrand to last this long."
Experience-Caving In.png Caving In 130 See a cave entrance. "You pass a bend in the road, and then suddenly there it is: A mysterious cave entrance peeking out from behind a tree. Your sense of adventure and the curious is tingled. Will you cave in?"
Experience-Clay Pit.png Clay Pit 400 Find a Clay Pit "A peculiar, slow, bubbling, combined with a light reek of moisture, decaying matter, and earth, reveals the unmistakable presence of a Clay Pit."
Experience-Conversant Boulder.png Conversant Boulder 150 Find a quest-giving boulder. "An eerie feeling creeps over you as it slowly begins to dawn on you that the personage you have been searching for is none other than that old boulder now lying supinely before you, counting clouds, stars, and years. You can hear its whisper everywhere around you."
Experience-Crashing Through the Forest.png Crashing Through the Forest 400 Observe a Dryad. "An Otherworldly presence, squirming roots and shaking aspen, seemingly bending the natural world around the path it cuts, comes crashing through the foliage in a most sublime spectacle"
Experience-Dawn Breaking.png Dawn Breaking 80 Exit a building or cave at dawn (04:45-07:15). "They say that the night is always at its darkest just before dawn, and never was this more true than this morning, as the sun rises in unusual splendor over the horizons, burning away any lingering shadows of the night. This fast breaking dawn is truly spectacular."
Experience-Dawn on the Mountain.png Dawn on the Mountain 350 Be on a mountain at dawn (04:45-07:15). "Far away in the distant horizon, a great fiery orb rises in the sky, casting its warming light over the cold and age of the mountain. The view from here is breathtaking."
Experience-Drawing Blood.png Drawing Blood 150 Random chance while butchering a corpse. "Far away in the distant horizon, a great fiery orb rises in the sky, casting its warming light over the cold and age of the mountain. The view from here is breathtaking."
Experience-Driving out the Darkness.png Driving out the Darkness 300 Light a fire or fireplace at night, or in a cave. "The light rushes out into every nook and cranny around you, driving off shadows and darkness further into hidden recesses, and revealing ever new possibilities everywhere around you."
Fall of The Beaver King.png Fall of The Beaver King 1000 Kill a Beaver King "You saw the Beaver King fall, his throne overtuned, his crown stolen away and dissapeared and you remember the lesson well."

+5% damage against Beavers

Experience-Familiar Face.png Familiar Face 200 Walk onto shallow water. "Far, deep down in the blue fathoms, you notice a familiar face looking back at you. A soft smile spreads out across the face of the stranger recognized, and there is calm. You hear sounds of water."
Experience-Fashioned with Love.png Fashioned with Love 125 Craft anything. "You know that you at some point may have to part with this thing that you made, and that's fine, but for now, for this once, you stand in silent, humble, marvel at the simple perfection here sprung forth from your hands."
Experience-Fragrance of Flowers.png Fragrance of Flowers 200 Pick a flower "The air here carries a breath of sweet perfume, and you feel the fullness of life pulsating everywhere around you, draped in a note of divine simplicity. These flowers smell lovely."
Experience-Geyser.png Geyser 400 Find a Geyser "A furiously bubbling cauldron, steaming with brimstone and possibility, stands before you."
Experience-Great Cave Organ.png Great Cave Organ 400 Find a Great Cave Organ "Sombre, haunting notes echo within the bellows of this colossal, stalagmite structure of these cavernous underworlds, as ill fumes spew forth from below. Who knows what secret pathways connect it to the deeper core of the Hearth?""'
Experience-Grave Flowers.png Grave Flowers 150 Place a Flower on a grave "With a heavy heart you place your flowers at the door of the crypt and final resting place of a Hearthling now quickly fading from memory, in defiant offering to time, death, and decay."
Experience-Guano Pile.png Guano Pile 400 Find a Guano Pile "The buzzing of countless flies, along with the chirping of almost as many bats, and a deep, putrid reek of feces, can only mean one thing: You have found a sizeable Guano Pile."
Experience-Haven & Hearth.png Haven & Hearth 0 Walk out of the pool during character creation. There is light, and you find yourself surrounded by a vast and dark forest, with a path ahead of you stretching far off into some distant greenery. All around you, the land draws heavy breaths of wind, carrying with it scents of pine, and earth, and age. You feel light, almost floating, and yet strangely also heavier than you have ever felt before. Centuries are everywhere around, and within you.
Experience-Having a Seat.png Having a Seat 75 Sit down on a chair. "It is nice to rest your weary bones from time to time. It is nice to lay down your burdens. It is nice to have a seat."
Experience-Headwaters.png Headwaters 400 Find Headwaters "The river winds, on and on, and up and away. Whether you have followed the river here, or whether you stumbled upon it, you have nevertheless discovered its source here at these Headwaters. From this spring the river is continously made anew."
Experience-Heart of the Woods.png Heart of the Woods 400 Find a Heart of the Woods "A slow, thumping, beat, pulsating with the age of the forest around you, reveals a Heart of the Wood over yonder."
Experience-Heave-ho!.png Heave-ho! 75 Lift anything. Boom! You ripped that thing right off of the ground! It never stood a chance!
Experience-Ice Spire.png Ice Spire 400 Find an Ice Spire "Before you a gleaming spike of ice and silver rises toward the heavens, refractured with the cool of the snow and the mountain, sparkling like a million diamonds in the sun. You have found an Ice Spire."
Experience-In Golden Fields.png In Golden Fields 175 Harvest Barley. "Everywhere around you are golden stands of grain, ripe for the harvest, glowing in the sun, and scenting the winds with hints of grass and soil. These fields are truly a sight to behold, and the labors ahead of you seem lessened by their glory."
Experience-Jotun Mussel.png Jotun Mussel 400 Find a Jotun Mussel "Cast out before you as if by some Jotun hand lies an entish Mussel, glittering in the sun, and tattling tales of secret treasure."
Experience-Laying Old Bones to Rest.png Laying Old Bones To Rest 500 Put a skeleton or skull into a grave. " It is in sombre rememberance of the finalities of death and passing that you watch, as old bones are laid to rest, now consigned forever to the quiet of a cold tomb, and of eternity."
Experience-Leaping Free.png Leaping Free 200 Jump down or climb up a cliff. "Time pauses and leaves you suspended mid-air, a fly trapped in the amber of time, and for a lifetime passed in the wink of an eye, you hang there from nothing, in defiant conquest of time and space. The thunder of the world surging back into motion is deafening."
Experience-Letting go of your Dream.png Letting go of your Dream 75 Drop A Beautiful Dream!. "You open your hand just slightly, and suddenly it's gone in a puff of pink and sugar. Perhaps you threw it away. Perhaps you just dropped it. Perhaps you gave it to the world. Either way you let go of your beautiful dream, and it is now gone."
Mandrake's Shriek.png Mandrake's Shriek 250 Find Spirited Mandrake Root "Chillingly your blood freezes as a howl as if from some midnight-haunting banshee pierces the dark. The root in your hand has come alive in the moonlight, and darts away from you before you have time to react."
Mistle Kiss.png Mistle Kiss 200 Use Lean in and Kiss emote in front of Yule Wreath. "You lean in, drawing waiting breaths of Mistle, and of another soul near yours, and..."
Experience-Mixing Up the Medicine.png Mixing Up the Medicine 350 Create a medicinal substance. "There is a sublime smell, pungent, with creamy notes, as if from onion or poppy, arising from the poultice before you, in reminder of the selfless joys of the healer's calling."
Experience-Monster in the Cellar.png Monster in the Cellar 150 Enter a cellar. One Rat will spawn in conjunction with this event. "The darker corners of this place can be ominously frightening sometimes. There's that frantic clawing from within the walls, and just now you can swear that you saw something large, with ravenous red eyes, skulking in the pitch."
Natural Gallery.png Natural Gallery 500 Random occurrence when mining. "Your axe suddenly bites into nothing but the damp of long-trapped air, as a final plunge to the rock crumbles a thin wall, and reveals a natural cave gallery, stretching some ways into the darkness ahead."
Experience-New Land.png New Land 50 Walk from one terrain onto another. "A feeling of mixed excitement and trepidation comes over you as you stand here, by this edge between two lands, waiting to cross."
Experience-Nidbanes shadow.png Nidbane's Shadow 150 See the Nidbane. "An ill wind sweeps in with the vengeful shadow of a Nidbane approaching. The Nidbanes are vengeful spirits summoned to carry vengeance to those who have broken the Hearthlaw, on behalf of the wronged."
Experience-Nuggets of Wisdom.png Nuggets of Wisdom 200 Craft metal nuggets. "In the writhing of molten metal before you, you see woven the threads of distant futures and near pasts, reflected in the pure magic of fire. Clearly nuggets of wisdom, those!"
Experience-Omen of ruin.png Omen of Ruin 0 Log in during Hearth land's end is coming "A dark sense of foreboding fills the air of every living place under the Hearth. Somewhere in the world, foul incantations of ruin are being spoken, and if the ritual currently taking place is not prevented, the Hearth will come to ruin, perhaps to be reborn."
Experience-Planting for the Future.png Planting for the Future 500 Random occurrence when planting trees and bushes. "You pad the sapling gently with the moist of the soil, and can, for the brief flash of an instant, see the entire future of this plant, from now to mighty timber, laid out before you, and your act of planting it suddenly seems laden with portent."
Experience-Pounding Metal.png Pounding Metal 350 Random occurrence when using anvil. "It is a very special feeling that, pounding metal to form by hammer and muscle. The metallic reverb of your rhythm rings out far and wide."
Experience-Pricked by the Spindle.png Pricked by the Spindle 300 Random occurrence when using a Spinning Wheel. Deals 5 SHP damage. "It is like a fairy tale of unraveling thread, and more pain than you had honestly expected, as a red droplet bleeds out where you, just now, pricked yourself on the spindle. Ouch!"
Experience-Quenching Thirst.png Quenching Thirst 75 Drink water. "You drink deep and greedily in full, dank, draughts, as visions of mist and Huldra dance within the theatre of your mind's eye. Only rarely have you, in hindsight, ever felt this thirsty, and having quenched that thirst now leaves you feeling unusually alive. For the briefest moment the road ahead seems clear."
Experience-Roaring Fire.png Roaring Fire 250 Light a Fire "ou are at the end of your efforts when, from crooked tinder set before you, there suddenly leaps, born of a single spark, a mighty Worm of flames blazing, wrapped in manes of soot and crimson. Writhing and twisting he roars and hisses, before finally disappearing down into the captivity of his lumbered prison. The odor of a single, singed hair will linger for hours."
Experience-Rock Crystal.png Rock Crystal 400 Find a Rock Crystal "A gleaming wonder of the natural world appears, refracting worlds within worlds within its crystal, and chiming deep, pure, notes."
Experience-Salt Basin.png Salt Basin 400 Find a Salt Basin "Before you stands a pool reflecting the white gold of pure salt, in hues of blue. You have found a natural Salt Basin."
Experience-Say Cheese.png Say Cheese 250 Slice a cheese out of tray. "As you draw along the edge of the tray, the soft, salt and briny smell of fresh cut cheese plays sensually in your nostrils. You smile in simple delight."
Experience-Sensing the Beast.png Sensing the Beast 100 See a large wild animal (Boar, Deer, Bear, ...). "You suddenly freeze at a muffled noise in the distance. Up-ahead stands a majestic beast, in a defiant stride of wilderness triumphant, caring not for the ways of Hearthlings. Nature is amazing."
Experience-Setting the Vats.png Setting the Vats 350 Fill a tanning tub with Prepared Animal Hides. "Is it just you, or are you always the one left doing this? It reeks to the High Havens, the stuff seems to seep into every pore of your being, and, frankly, its heavy, and if you had a gold pebble for every bucket you've dropped..."
Experience-Soot Cogs and Fire.png Soot, Cogs & Fire 300 Open a lit ore smelter. "There is an acrid taste in the air here, and black particles dance in hot furnace drafts, and the heavy sighs of bellows. Somewhere far off you can hear the clattering of cogs, and everywhere around you is the pressing heat of a hundred coal fires."
Experience-Sowing Time.png Sowing Time 150 Plant seeds. "With a light heart you lighten your burden, and give unto the field all that which same shall soon be given back from it in turn. The exchange leaving you both the richer."
Experience-Spelunking.png Spelunking 100 Enter a cave. "You've entered a cave, and the light from the outside now grows fainter as you delve deeper into it. The cave appears to stretch on for some distance into the pitch. Your sense of excitement tingles, as a light breeze from within the recesses of the mountain touches your cheek, carrying with it a faint, pungent scent of mushrooms and cavebulbs."
Experience-Stalagoomba's Dance.png Stalagoomba's Dance 500 Find one or more Stalagoombas "You're not sure if it's because you have been eating mushrooms, but distantly you can swear you hear the beating of rhythmic drums, as a conga line of Stalagoombas dance past."
Experience-Striking the Earth.png Striking the Earth 175 Dig earth. "You raise your shovel and strike, strike the earth. Dirt flies everywhere and a strong, luminous sense of good omens concerning the project comes over you. The gods smile at your ambitions."
Experience-Striking the Root.png Striking the Root 125 Lift a bush or destroy tree stumps. "Well, that took some doing, but you finally managed to untangle those darn roots, and get that thing out of the ground. Now for what to make of it..."
Swan-lake.png Swan Lake 150 Find Swan in lake "The spark of a soft tremor leaps across the fabric of reality, as a majestic apparition, in ghostly white, glides over waters yonder."
Experience-The Symbel.png The Symbel 150 Feast at a table with symbels "It is not every meal that feels like a grand banquet held in a well-lit Hall, in the company of Kings, to symphonies of blowing horns and roaring fires, flowing with mead, but this one does."
Experience-The Mother Lode.png The Mother Lode 250 Find an Ore vein by mining. "As the dust settles you suddenly see it, gleaming like some long forgotten treasure in the dark. You've struck an ore vein."
Experience-The Tables Have Turned.png The Tables Have Turned 75 Lift and place a table. "You set the table down with a thud, sending a cascade of long undisturbed dust and cobwebs in a spray through the air, as vain hope suddenly turns established fact: The tables have turned."
Experience-Things Piling Up.png Things Piling Up 50 Place a stockpile by hand or wheelbarrow. "You quietly think to yourself that all of cultured life is one long quest in pursuit of piling one thing ontop of another."
Experience-Timber!.png Timber! 175 Chop down a tree. "With your final whack of the hatchet, the tree comes crashing down in a flurrious cascade of twig and branch. Your sense of satisfaction is complete."
Experience-Touch of Silk.png Touch of Silk 250 Crafting Silk. "You let the fibers of the material flow through your fingers like a rapid stream, almost frictionless. There is a slight cool note in the touch, but otherwise there is only the softness of a summer cloud, in this touch of silk."
Experience-Treading Grass.png Treading Grass 100 Walk onto grassland terrain. "A patch of grass brushes against your feet, touching them with dew and damp. It tickles, reminding you of childhood joys, as a smile radiates out across your lips, and further on and away toward a universe which you in this moment know could not know evil."
Experience-Udder Shudder.png Udder Shudder 100 Milk an animal "As you sit down to draw milk, an eerie, if not entirely unpleasant, feeling comes over you. You feel close to the animal, and to the world around you."
Experience-Watercraft.png Watercraft 150 Place a rowboat onto water. "It is with a sense of bold adventure that you plunge your craft into the water, and ready yourself to board."
Experience-Well Wishing.png Well Wishing 100 Draw water from a well. "The bucket rattles down to bluer fathoms below, and, as it does, the sublime beauty of the world around you suddenly occurs to you. Your heart takes the opportunity to make a secret wish."
Experience-Wind & Fire.png Wind & Fire 1000 Go through the fire at the end of character creation. "You burn in the fire for what seems like an eternity, in unbearable pain singing through every fibre of your body, convulsing in darkness and flame, and it is with relief that you then suddenly sense the quite different note of a cool breeze, somewhere high above and beyond the fire and the pain. The breeze grows softly stronger, soothing your charred skin, and cooling the rage around you, Before long, there is only the wind."