Estates are the player housing system in Bless Unleashed. In order to unlock your own Estate, you must first progress to the quest "Old Friends and Allies" in "The Armies of Chaos" campaign. On completion of this quest, you are granted an estate that can be collected from the Sorza Knight standing right by you. You will have to speak to this Sorza Knight and begin the side quest "Entering Your Estate" in order to gain access.
*Note: The campaign above is not to be confused with the "Campaigns" that are a separate UI that grant rewards for game progression!
In your Estate, you can construct buildings where you are able to gather different resources and train tamed monsters to use as Mounts.
Figure 1: Estate
How do I access my Estate?
To access your Estate, open the World Map by pressing the "View" button on your controller and then press the "Right Bumper (RB)" button to move tabs to the Estate tab. Once you reach the Estate tab press and hold the "Y" button to enter your Estate.
Figure 2: Estate Window
In the same window, you can check all of your Estate activity logs (Figure 3), and the status of worker productivity (Figure 4).
Figure 3: News
Figure 4: Labor Pool
What are some of the areas I can find in my estate?
One of the buildings you will find in your Estate is the Tavern. Inside the tavern, you can hire workers such as farmers and miners.
Figure 5: Tavern
How to Hire workers: In order to hire workers, you must first find them within your tavern. Walk up to a worker and press the "A" button to display their worker profile. This profile will show you the worker’s producible items, the hiring period, the worker’s trait and their production speed. Once you've decided that you want to employ them, press and hold the "A" button within this menu.
Figure 6: (From Left to Right) Available workers, Workers Profile, Hired Worker
You can also acquire or hire workers if you have their contracts. You can acquire contracts from side quests, monster drops or reward boxes.
Figure 7: Worker Contracts Icon
The orchard can help you produce timber, fruits, plants, and other items, including materials for equipment growth.
Figure 8: Orchard
The Underground mine allows you to obtain ores, rocks, gems, and other items, including materials for equipment growth.
Figure 9: Underground Mine
The animal pen is a place where you can manage animals that you have captured out in the world of Lumios. Animals stored here can either be trained to become a mount or become livestock that produces resources for the player.
Figure 10: Animal Pen
How do I capture animals?
Early on in the development process of your estate, you will receive the sidequest "Capturing Animals". This quest, much like the name implies, unlocks your ability to capture certain animal types within the world of Lumios. While fighting these animal types, reducing their health close to 0 has a rare chance to trigger a capture opportunity. Once a capture opportunity is triggered, you need to approach the animal and long press "A" to prompt a Quick Time Event that you need to successfully clear in order to capture the animal. Captured animals are transferred to your estate lobby. Not all animals can be successfully captured on your first try or second try. If you fail, give it another go. Patience is a virtue, Pyreborns!
Once the animal is captured successfully, you can check them out in the animal pen inside your estate. You can view which animals can be trained as mounts by checking the stables tab. Other captured animals can be trained inside the animal pen as livestock to produce materials that you can gather.
Figure 11: Mount and Livestock Count
How do I unlock buildings in my Estate?
You can acquire blueprints from side quests, monster drops or reward boxes. These blueprints are used to construct the following: Old Forge, Old Carpenter’s Shop, Old Leathercraft Workshop, Old Alchemy Workshop, and Old Grocery store.
Figure 12: Sample Blueprints (From Left to Right): Old Alchemist's Lab Blueprint, Old Carpenter's Workshop, Old Grocer's Market Blueprint, Old Mine Blueprint, Old Orchard Blueprint, Old Tailor's Cottage Blueprint, Old Village Smithy Blueprint
How do I start a production at one of my estate structures?
In order to start a production at a structure within your estate, you'll first need to interact with that structure's sign by pressing the "A" button.
Figure 13: The Old Mine’s sign
Once you have interacted with the sign, it will redirect you to the “Manage Structures” tab and there you can manage and assign workers to every structure available.
Figure 14: Manage Structures
Once a production has finished, you can return to the structure's production menu in order to collect the items that were gathered, as well as start a new production.
Figure 15: Mine Production Menu
To gather the finished product, just press and hold the "A" button. After that, you will receive a notification on where you can find the collected items.
Figure 16: Notifications for collected items.
The Estate Warehouse is in front of your estate. To check your items in the warehouse, all you need to do is interact with the Estate Warehouse sign by pressing the "A" button.
Figure 17: Estate Warehouse Sign
Figure 18: Estate Warehouse
From your warehouse, you can transfer them to your personal bag and can use it for upgrading or creating items, potions, and equipment as well as building estates.