Miscellaneous Artefacts - Achaea Online Help

19.10.6 Miscellaneous Artefacts

(see also HELP ARTEFACTS, HELP ARTEFACT TRADEINS, HELP ARTEFACT TRANSFERS)

Artefacts are special items that can be purchased only with Bound Credits.
Unless otherwise stated, artefacts can be purchased in Merentesh's series of
shops in Delos. They will reset into your inventory frequently, which means
they cannot be loaned out, or stolen(!), for very long. Some only work for the
owner. They never decay. They cannot be changed to reset to anyone else's
inventory, so do not buy artefacts of any kind if you intend to sell them.

Note About Stacking
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Artefact effects (for similar artefacts) don't combine or stack. If you have,
say, a Collar of Ceylon and a Collar of Agatheis, then only one will boost
damage of a magical nature. If you have a Logosian Ring and a Mayan Ring, then
only one will increase the value of sipping a health elixir. In general, the
best item rules, but there may be exceptions. So don't count on having two
artefacts and somehow stacking their effects.

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RIFT EXPANDERS
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Prospero's Lesser Vault:               350 credits - rift_expand(1)
   - Doubles rift capacity.
   - Not stackable with Lesser or Greater Vault.
   - Works when in inventory. Does not have to be wielded.
   - Will only work for the owner.
   - Only affects putting things in - you can always take things out,
     even if you don't have your vault at the moment, and the actual
     contents of the rift are unchanged, whether you have your vault
     or not.

Prospero's Greater Vault:              500 credits - rift_expand(2)
   - Quadruples rift capacity.
   - Not stackable with Greater or Lesser Vault.
   - See other notes on the Lesser Vault.

A Tippler's tap:                       300 credits - fluid_expansion(1)
   - Doubles base liquid rift capacity.
   - Not stackable with spigot or faucet.
   - Works when in inventory. Does not have to be wielded.
   - Will only work for the owner.

A Sot's spigot:                        400 credits - fluid_expansion(2)
   - Triples base liquid rift capacity.
   - Not stackable with spigot or faucet.
   - Works when in inventory. Does not have to be wielded.
   - Will only work for the owner.

A Phaestean faucet:                    500 credits - fluid_expansion(3)
   - Quadruples base liquid rift capacity.
   - Not stackable with spigot or faucet.
   - Works when in inventory. Does not have to be wielded.
   - Will only work for the owner.

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SPECIAL CONTAINERS
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Bag of Sharing:                        800 credits
   - A linked storage space that shares its contents between two bags.
     Buy one with a friend and easily pass anything from cakes to weapons
     to each other. Hold up to five items. 
   - To purchase this bag, visit the Miscellaneous Artefact Shop in Delos
     with your intended partner and BUY <bag> PAIRED WITH <person>. 
   - Like with Earrings of Sinope, the bag has one owner, who can change
     the partner at any time for a 150 credit fee.

Box of Stasis:                         750 credits
   - This container prevents the decay of almost all items held inside it.
     It will hold five items at any one time. Stasis effect may not apply to
     some special items, forged weapons or armour, and decaying talismans.  

An Eidolic Ewer:                       250 credits
   - This ewer will serve as an extension of a city font.
   - TURN <ewer> <cityname> to set the ewer to a specific city.
   - TURN <ewer> to clear any city association for the ewer.
   - READ <ewer> to check its current association, if any.
   - PUT <lesser eidolon> IN <ewer> 
      This will add to the font of the city the ewer is associated with
      otherwise it will check for your personal city alliegance.

A gilded pike:                         150 credits
   - What better way to prove your combat prowess than with this imbued
     pike. Once planted, it will last for 5 Achaean months, and will allow
     the owner to pike multiple heads on the one spike. Each additional head 
     will add an Achaean month until the pike resets.
   - Syntax for use:  PIKE <head>/ PIKE <head> ON <pike>.

An upright travelling trunk:           150 credits - outfit_expansion
   - Double your outfit capacity from 5 to 10!
   - This dapper trunk can also be used to store your wearables 
     and has a capacity of 100 items.

Wyrmskin Packs:                        100 credits
   - For sale in Moghedu, right next to the entrance, in a shop.
   - These packs hold 100 items instead of 50, and never decay.

Dragonskin Quivers:                    100 credits
   - For sale in Moghedu, right next to the entrance, in a shop.
   - These quivers, and their contents, never decay.

Ivory Pipe:                             50 credits
Ebony Pipe:                             50 credits
Marble Pipe:                            50 credits
   - For sale in Moghedu, right next to the entrance, in a shop.
   - They will never decay.
   - They do not need to be lit with a tinderbox.

Gemstone vials:                         40 credits
   - For sale in Moghedu, right next to the entrance, in a shop.
   - Choice of diamond, ruby, sapphire, emerald, glass, quartz, amethyst,  
     peridot, onyx, garnet, moonstone, and jade.
   - They never decay, and can hold up to 240 sips instead of the usual 200.
   - It will require fewer brewings of elixirs and salves to fill to maximum
     capacity than a normal vial.

A mechanical box:                       25 credits 
   - Try your luck with this nifty device and SPIN DIAL <boxID>.
   - If you match all three symbols you'll earn a talisman piece from
     the associated set (Wonders, Death, or Blackwave).
   - If you only match two symbols, you'll get a quarter box 
     (four quarter boxes = 1 whole box!).
   - If you match no symbols, you'll get a consolation prize.

Top Hat:                                25 credits
   - This beautiful top hat has various interesting properties.
     It is a container, and it holds 75 items: put what you want into it.
     When you look in it, all you see is if it's empty or not.
     When you try to take anything out (GET x FROM HAT) you will not know
     in advance what item you are getting. The hat does not create new
     (or destroy existing) things, nor does it change the things you put in.
     If you put in ten things, and pull out ten things, you'll still have
     the same ten things exactly. You just won't know what order they'll
     come out. THINK OF THE POSSIBILITIES!

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NIFTY AND USEFUL ITEMS
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A gilded coinbox:                      900 credits - banking
   - Portable access to all your bankaccounts.
   - DEPOSIT <amount> GOLD IN <citybankname>.
   - WITHDRAW <amount> GOLD FROM <citybankname>.
   - This artefact does not exempt you from bank fees.

A Tinkerer's kit:                      800 credits - tinkering
   - Use the REPAIR/ENGRAVE/EMBROIDER commands without knowledge
     of the respective tradeskills.
   - Associated gold costs remain.

Explorer's tome:                        500 credits
   - Invested with incantations tied in to the very earth, this tome will
     report how much of the current area has been explored.
   - Syntax for use: READ <tome>.

A Shopper's Guidebook:                 350 credits - directory
   - Use the directory command from anywhere, for anywhere.
   - DIRECTORY <city> <item to find>


Cask of Ironbeard's finest:            150 credits.
   - This cask will make you considerably more drunk each time you take
     a swig from it. 
   - This can not be forced.

A Focusing Lens:                       150 credits - lastlogin
   - Use LASTLOGIN <playername> on your mutual allies to see when someone 
     last logged in to Achaea.

A phial of shimmering permanent ink    100 credits
   - Make an existing tattoo permanent
   - TRACE OVER <existing tattoo> ON <body part> WITH PERMANENT INK.
   - See HELP ARTEFACTTATTOOS

Ivory Dice:                             50 credits
   - ROLLDICE will allow you to roll the pair of dice, allowing you to
     run gambling rings, etc.
   - ROLLDICE <count> <sides> will allow you to roll up to 10 dice with
     from 4 to 100 sides each.

Taper of Eternity:                      50 credits
   - Endless sealing wax candle with several new colours available
     only to owners of this special artefact. See HELP 7.19 for
     the colours available.

Signet Ring:                            50 credits
   - Allows you to SEAL <letter> WITH <ring> (after it has been emblazoned
     with your personal arms by an Herald).
   - Allows you to SIGN <letter|manuscript|scroll> WITH <ring> (after it
     has been emblazoned with your personal arms by an Herald).
     NOTE: a signet ring may ONLY bear personal, not organisational arms.

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REFILLING CONTAINERS
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Painter's Palette:                     450 credits
   - Fills with inks on a regular basis, much like a flower pot.

Horn of plenty:                        250 credits
   - Like a magic flowerpot or chocolate box, the horn will regularly
     produce up to six different kinds of food, including a turkey potpie,
     waybread, a smoked wheel of cheddar, and more. If you purchase a horn
     of plenty, you can also email customisations@achaea.com regarding
     customising what sort of food it produces, at additional per-item
     credit cost of minimum 100 credits per item. Buy a horn of plenty and
     customise it to produce nothing but strawberry cheesecakes and seared
     oysters on the shell all day long!

Enormous vat shaped as a dragon's head: 250 credits
   - This vat will refill with dragon's tears.
   - 10 applications of the combustible substance will refill into the vat
     every Achaean day, up to a maximum of 50.

Box of chocolates:                     200 credits
   - This neverending box of chocolates functions like the magic flowerpot,
     but for chocolates. Open a chocolatterie! 
   - 18 types of chocolates are available, and sometimes more are added.

Clay flowerpot:                        200 credits
   - 33% chance of growing one random flower (out of 17 types) 
     every Achaean day. The flowerpot holds 6 flowers, and will stop
     producing them when full, until you pick one. 

Drinking horn:                         150 credits
   - Replenishes with 30 draughts of ale every Achaean day.
   - For additional credits (50-250+ depending on type of liquor), you
     can customise what kind of liquor is produced in the flagon every
     Achaean day. For example, if you want the horn to replenish with
     beer or mead instead of ale, you can request this customisation on
     your horn for 50 credits. You can request non-alcoholic liquids
     as well, such as apple juice or tea. Some liquids are not available,    
     such as fairy nectar. You can also add more draughts per Achaean
     month for additional credits. For exact price quotes and availability,  
     please email customisations@achaea.com.

Brass cigar box:                       100 credits
   - Like a magic flowerpot or chocolate box, the box will regularly
     produce up to six different kinds of cigar. The box will produce
     one cigar per Achaean day and hold up to five at a time.

Wyvernskin tabac pouch:                100 credits
   - Like a magic flowerpot or chocolate box, the pouch will regularly
     produce up to nine different kinds of tabac. The pouch will produce
     one tabac per Achaean day and hold up to eight at a time.

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PETS, ENTITIES, AND MOUNTS
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Collar of Lupus:                       250 credits
   - ATTACH <collar> TO <mount> that is loyal to you, excluding chimeras
     and inflatable giraffes, but including falcons and snakes. Makes the    
     mount reset to you approximately every 18 hours. Can never be killed    
     permanently. *NEW: May be used with some customised class loyals
     (see HELP CUSTOMISATION for more details).
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* NOTE: this particular artefact cannot be traded in at all. *          
* NOTE: this artefact may be used exactly once and no longer *          
* exists after it is used. It may not be removed or transferred, *      
* nor may the now-resetting-to-you mount be traded or transferred *     
* NOTE: This collar does not allow you to keep class loyals (such *     
* as falcons and snakes) when quitting class. If, through some *        
* error, your class loyal stays with you after quitting class, *        
* please report this at once. The cost of the Collar will not be *      
* refunded, nor will a new Collar be issued, so be careful! *           
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Silver whistle:                        500 credits
   - Allows you to REQUEST LETTERs and POST mail from anywhere.
     Additionally, this item may be upgraded with a customised mail
     delivery message for an additional fee. Email
     customisations@achaea.com for further information.

A Lavishly Gilded Pet's Cage:          100 credits
   - DROP <cage> in any room and it will reset there. (Owner only)
   - PUSH <cage to be able to pick it up. The cage will then reset
     to the owner's inventory once more. (Owner only)
   - The owner can TURN <cage> FOR <petID> and the pet will reset in 
     the cage.
   - The owner can GET <pet> FROM <cage> and the pet will reset to 
     their inventory again.
   - ANY player can take the pet from the cage, but it will reset
     back to the cage after an hour.

Leadrope Inlaid with Silver:           450 credits.
   - This leadrope will make it so that you do not lose your loyal 
     denizen entourage when leaping or tumbling.

Parrot in a cage: 400 credits
   - A master of mimicry, these birds will memorise any conversation
     they're privy to (up to an Achaean day in length), and can recite
     them back with unerring accuracy!
   - Being a somewhat small-brained creature, the can only retain their
     memory of a conversation for 2 Achaean months. From the tavern bard to
     the esteemed city leader, this is a must-have.
   - Syntax for use:
         TELL <parrot> TAKE NOTE - Start the Parrot's memorisation.
         TELL <parrot> THAT'S ALL - Cease memorising a conversation
         TELL <parrot> REPEAT WHAT WAS SAID - Recite a conversation
         TELL <parrot> FASTER - Increase the speed of a recitation.
         TELL <parrot> SLOWER - Decrease the speed of a recitation.
         TELL <parrot> FORGET - Forget the memorised conversation.

(see also HELP ARTEFACTS, HELP ARTEFACT TRADEINS, HELP ARTEFACT TRANSFERS)