When you reach Level 5, you can become a mentor, and teach Students about Dragon's Tale. In return, you will get a percentage of their wagers added to your Dragon's Treasures. Your mentor's mentor also earns a percentage of dt from the house in the same way as your mentor does. This happens for 8 levels / generations of students e.g. students, students students etc.
Here's an in-depth example. Suppose that there are three players with the following levels:
|Player||Level||Treasure Rate||Mentor's Name|
When MisterLucky places a wager of 1 BTC (regardless of if he wins or loses,) then Moe gets 0.0051 BTC (0.81% - 0.30% = 0.51% of Moe's 1 BTC wager), and Noitev gets 0.0042 BTC (1.23% - 0.81% = 0.42% of Moe's 1 BTC wager.)
Your mentor earns a percent of dt from the house as long as they are a higher level than you.
So in the example, if MisterLucky's level was 5 (the same as moe) instead of 3, then he would get 0.0081 BTC added to his own dt, Moe would get nothing, but Noitev would still get 0.0042 BTC (1.23% - 0.81% = 0.42% of Moe's 1 BTC wager.)
A note on mentors:
Mentors get a small rake-back on any bets their students make ( See Dragon's Treasures on the wiki ). When you get to Level 3 you start to get your own DT, and the rate they get from you is reduced. In return for this DT they should be expected to make an effort to teach you the games to the best of their ability. Mentorship is a commitment to be taken seriously, so if you feel your mentor isn't helping you, then please speak with them about it. Student stealing ( poaching students from a different mentor ) is about the lowest and most untrustworthy thing any mentor can do, and most mentors will reject your mentor request if you already have a mentor. If any mentor grade player approaches you and requests to change to become their student, then seriously consider if this person deserves your trust. Ask yourself if you are able to trust a player that puts there own greed before the benefits of their students and other players of the game. By all means if your mentor isn't doing their job, then feel free to change, but first let your mentor know why you are going to remove them as your mentor BEFORE selecting a new mentor. When choosing a mentor you want to be sure that they are a player that has helped you and will continue to do so in the future.
A note I have been asked to add for mentors taking multiple students but not helping them :
Taking students is a serious responsibility. When you take a new student you should at least stay with them until they advance to Level 2. There are rare occurrences when a new student doesn't listen or doesn't want to play when you try and help them with their tasks, but by taking students and then abandoning them before they get to level 2, you are stopping a decent mentor from taking this student and then giving them the help they deserve from a mentor. You know that decent mentors will not poach a student who already has a mentor and are using this for your own greed. Decent mentors do not abandon students and leave them without help, and this type of behavior doesn't help anyone.