It is the Atreides way to be examples of honor for our children, so that they may be the same for their own progeny.
-Duke Leto Atreides
Legend has it that the Atreides are descendants of a noble family that originated from Ancient Greece on Earth, and that they rose to great prominence during the Butlerian Jihad. House Atreides have claimed that they are the direct descendants of the great King Agamemnon, son of Atreus.
Once you have successfully passed the Newbie Academy and you find your way to Caladan AP(Astro Port) you will need to head to the Atreides Headquarters. Exact directions from Caladan AP are: 6n,enter (If you don't understand 6n,enter please read the page on shorthand directions).
Once you have made it to the Atreides Headquarters, you will be able to join the guild. To do so just type join.
Once enlisted into the Atreides army, there are a few things you will want to learn first.
Most information may be found in the guild helpfiles. These can be accessed via the
'ghelp' command while in game, which will bring up a subject index. Some of the files have also been transferred to the wiki for offline access.
If you cannot find the information you seek in the helpfiles the feel free to ask on either the Atreides channel
'atreid' or on general
Once you have joined you may access your all guild file information via the
'gfile' command. You will see a scoresheet much like this:
=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=[Atreides Guild File]=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- Current Time: Fri Feb 08 12:44:38 2013 Reboot: Not in a while. Name: Parasocks Level: 1 Experience: 10,000 Money: 10,000 Bank Money: 0 Guild Rank: Cadet Guild Level: 1 Promotion Points: 1 / 499 (0.20%) Honor Points: 0 Pledged: no Prestige level: 0 (0 used) Medals and Ribbons: Atreides Skills: (* = specialization) Battlelore 1 Counterstrike 1 Overpower 1 Powerwords 1 Fury 1 Prescience 1 Weirdingway 1 Belt level: 1 -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
'ghelp medals' for more information.
As a member of House Atreides you have access to several pieces of specialized gear.
First is the shieldbelt, which is an armour which occupies the 'energetic' slot. For complete use of the shieldbelt see the shieldbelt page or
'ghelp shieldbelt' while in game. One important detail is that improving your shieldbelt takes considerable amounts of solaris, and the cost increases heavily with glvls. It is wise to obtain a loan and max (level 10) your shieldbelt while still at a low glvl.
Second is your guild weapon. When you first join the House your weapon will be a Hawkblade which is of the 'Long Blade weapons' type. To obtain the hawkblade you must go to the Weapons Room (d,n from the main guildroom) and
'claim weapon'. You will want to always use your guild weapon although you can certainly wield others in your offhand. The type of weapon you receive in the future depends on which subguild you join.
As a member of House Atreides you have access to a number of unique skills, hereafter referred to as 'gskills'.
Trainable Skills are (mostly) passive gskills which nevertheless give great benefits to your combat prowess. The effectiveness of most active gskills depends on one or more of these trainable gskills. The trainable gskills are:
More complete info may be had ingame via
Trainers inside the Atreides Guild will improve these skills at a cost of exp and solaris. You can view the cost of improving these skills via the
Active Skills (commands) are the you use by typing in a command. These are usually combat-oriented but not always. Active skills usually are glvl-restricted, and you may check
'ghelp commands' to see when some become available. Here are several which deserve mentioning:
Once an Atreides soldier has progressed beyond the training phase (glvl 10) he or shee has the opportunity to join a more specialized section of House Atreides known as a 'subguild'. Each subguild has a (hidden) room in the main guildhall and also grants access to unique gskills and a new guild weapon. You may change subguilds, although it will cost you.
The current subguilds are:
As of this writing, virtually every Atreides character is in either the Desert or Ginaz subguilds. To grossly generalize the reaon: they get better gskills. This does not mean that Intel or Hawat's are vastly inferior, however, and you may certainly become powerful as a member of them.