Shop of Wonders

19.10.11 Shop of Wonders

Shop of Wonders
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All items purchased in the Shop of Wonders with Mayan Crowns are resetting and
non-decay. They also have no trade-in credit value and cannot be refunded.

Items purchased with GOLD in the Shop of Wonders are NOT resetting nor
non-decay.

The Shop of Wonders can be found among the rest of the artefact shops in Delos.


Gifting items from the Shop of Wonders
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To purchase an item as a gift for another character, use this syntax: BUY
<item> AS GIFT FOR <person> [MAIL]. If you include 'MAIL' at the end, it will
be delivered via the postal service.


Current Stock
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Aeonic Hourglass: 2 Mayan Crowns
   - With this treasure in hand, STOP SAND will hide your age and date of
     birth from your HONOURS and START SAND will let it show.

Badge of Returning: 5 Mayan Crowns
   - Attaching this to any collared companion or artefact pet will reduce
     the reset time by 50%. (The item is destroyed upon use.)

A brass bait hook: 3 Mayan Crowns
   - This hook will return the fishing bait to the owner's inventory in 
     the event of the line snapping.

A bloodsteel chain: 5 Mayan Crowns
   - Wearing one of these chains will increase the amount of life essence that 
     the owner recovers. This effect applies to the daily recovery of life 
     essence (assuming you're in the realms).

Bronze Token of Charybdis: 5 Mayan Crowns
   - This imbued token will both halve the time required for a SHIPRETURN 
     and remove the willpower and endurance cost from SHIP RESCUE ME once 
     per Achaean day.

A chain of black iron: 5 Mayan Crowns
   - Wearing one of these chains will increase the amount of karma that the 
     owner recovers. This effect applies to the karma obtained from studying a 
     karmic item.

A chain of burnished gold: 5 Mayan Crowns
   - Wearing one of these chains will increase the amount of devotion that the 
     owner recovers. This effect applies to the daily recovery of devotion
     (assuming you're in the realms).

A clasp of vocal intensity: 6 Mayan Crowns
   - Imbued with power over the wind itself, preventing the owner's voice from 
     being drowned out in blustery conditions.

Crafter's Folder: 2 Mayan Crowns
   - Allow the preservation of up to 50 crafting designs from decay.
   - Preserved designs may not be given away, disowned, or unpreserved.
   - You may own as many Folders or Portfolios as you like, increasing
     your capacity without limit.

Diamond-tipped Shovel: 2 Mayan Crowns
   - This unbreakable shovel will cut the time of DIGging by 50%. This item 
     will confer no benefits during a treasure hunt event.

Disc of Transformation: 1 Mayan Crown
   - Tired of your old stationery kit? Simply place this disc into your old 
     kit to transform it into the current incarnation of this artefact: the 
     ebony stationery kit. This item is consumed upon use.

Drop of Yen-Sorte's Blood: 7 Mayan Crowns
   - Ingesting this gruesome keepsake of the great battle master will grant
     the owner base-level mastery of all current publicly available weapon
     proficiencies. This item is consumed upon use.

New Elixirs: 1 Mayan Crown
   - Sipping these elixirs will grant a bonus to the consumer for 12 Achaean 
     days (12 hours) - each vial contains 5 sips.
         Elixir of life enhancement - bonus experience
         Elixir of the lucky - critical hit bonus.
         Elixir of the ogre - strength bonus.
         Elixir of the pixie - dexterity bonus.
         Elixir of the hunter - constitution bonus.
         Elixir of Epicurus - intelligence bonus.
      *NOTE: You are purchasing the elixir within the vial. Once the elixir has
             been consumed the vial will decay as normal. 

Enchanted Pebble: 7 Mayan Crowns
   - Possession of this artefact allows the owner to make use of the 
     continental portals between the Sea Lion Cove harbour (Sapience) 
     and Rageteeth Beach (Meropis)!

Falconry Jess: 4 Mayan Crowns
   - This stylish thong of leather can be used to accessorise any glove or
     gauntlet to accommodate your feathered friends. Included in this is
     resetting and non-decay, and the jess is destroyed upon use. To use,
     ATTACH TO your choice of handwear.

Golden Desert Drake: 5 Mayan Crowns
   - A non-flying legend steed, unique to the Shop of Wonders. Comes 
     pre-fitted with a Collar of Lupus.

Golden Honeycomb: 9 Mayan Crowns
   - DROP this in your grove, and you will be able to HARVEST from your
     hive twice as often as normal.

Golden Quill Nib: 8 Mayan Crowns
   - Empowered by an ancient Seleucarian enchantment, this item has a 
     50% chance to copy the current tarot inscription to another blank 
     card in your inventory.

A grisly carving knife: 6 Mayan Crowns
   - This gruesome tool is perfect for fine slicing actions. This knife will 
     allow you to SLICE EAR FROM <DECAPITATED HEAD> to create a keepsake of 
     your kill. I hear they make a great addition to any necklace or charm 
     bracelet.

Incandescent Pillow: 5 Mayan Crowns
   - Dropping this luxurious pillow in your bedroom will expand its
     capacity, and allow a third person to occupy the bed. Only one pillow
     may be in a bed at any time, and only the owner of the pillow and the
     bedroom has permission to drop it.

Ivory Peryton: 5 Mayan Crowns
   - A flying legend steed, unique to the Shop of Wonders. Comes 
     pre-fitted with a Collar of Lupus.

Maritime Ledger: 5 Mayan Crowns
   - This hardy leather ledger will keep track of the current ship trading 
     deals at the different ports around Achaea. Simply READing it will 
     display the desired cargo and rewards for that month.

A mound of glistening snow: 2 Mayan Crowns
   - Always looking for your next snowball fight, but found that you can never 
     find snow in when you want it? Look no further - simply drop this mound 
     of snow in the room and you'll find you can arm yourself with up to 12 
     snowballs. Syntax: PACK SNOWBALL

Pitted Ankh: 5 Mayan Crowns
   - One can never be too careful with one's identity. This mysterious
     artefact will prevent anyone from being able to chameleon the owner when
     worn.

Pirate's Eyepatch: 2 Mayan Crowns
   - Giving this eyepatch to a shipmate will give them a more swashbuckling
     outlook on life.
   - Usable once per Achaean month.

Polished Skull: 7 Mayan Crowns
   - Want to know the location of an adventurer corpse? CARESS SKULL
     <person> to find out. Any contact with life energy, however, will
     prevent this skull from working. That means if the corpse is being
     held by another adventurer, the skull will not be able to find it.

Pumice Soap: 2 Mayan Crowns
   - This scented block will ensure that any odorous ailments are quickly
     removed. Simply have the soap on your person when you SCRUB. You still
     need to be in water to use this soap.

Scrying Bowl: 6 Mayan Crowns
   - SCRY FOR <person> while you have this bowl to see not only that
     person's specific location, but the area he or she is in as well.

Sigil of Suppression: 3 Mayan Crowns
   - When ATTACHed to an artefact, it will hide it from view (similar 
     to the Orb of Suppression.) If you own an Orb of Suppression, the sigil 
     will work to reveal the item from behind the obscuring effects of the 
     Orb. This sigil can be DETACHed from the artefact at any time.

Stardust Flask: 10 Mayan Crowns
   - SHAKE FLASK will give the user the starburst defence.
   - Can be activated once every three achaean days.
   - No need for an open tattoo slot.

Stationery Kit: 1 Mayan Crown
   - The kit currently offered is made of ebony.
   - This will generate up to five letters that are embossed with your name
     and title.
   - Only the one whose name is embossed upon the letter may mail it.

Stone Flowerpot: 5 Mayan Crowns
   - A new twist on an old favourite, this flowerpot will grow a selection
     of 10 beautiful (and different from the standard pot) flowers every
     Achaean month! The best thing about this new pot is that it is
     customisable! Want new flowers in it? Only one type of flower? Not a
     problem! (Contact customisations@achaea.com for more information on
     modifications.)

Veil of the Libertine: 2 Mayan Crowns
   - We all make mistakes after a few too many darkbrews! Use this
     fashionable item to hide any past transgressions to the sanctity of
     marriage from your HONOURS. WEAR VEIL will hide your indiscretions from
     the eyes of others.

Viewing Glass (lesser): 3 Mayan Crowns
   - GAZE INTO GLASS <person> will show you the current description of an 
     adventurer who is currently visible and scryable. 
     (This artefact respects artefacts such as the Veil of the Sphinx and 
     the Orb of Suppression)

Viewing Glass (greater): 6 Mayan Crowns
   - Same as the lesser viewing glass, but it will also let you see what the 
     adventurer is wearing as well! (Also respects artefacts such as the Veil
     of the Sphinx and the Orb of Suppression)

Wooden Ocarina: 4 Mayan Crowns
   - These instruments are attuned to a particular environment, and when
     played, will summon a small wild creature from that biome to follow the 
     summoner for one hour. Should you lose your companion, just play the 
     ocarina once more to summon it back to you.
         Caves (Underground) - a furry mole.
         Forests - a tiny chipmunk.
         Breakers (Beach) - a hermit crab.
         Deserts - a frill-necked lizard.
         Plains (Grassland) - a deer mouse.
         Swamps - a green frog.
         Jungles - a multicoloured gecko.
         Gardens - a small swallow.
  


Discontinued Stock
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Barnacle-encrusted Bucket: 2 Mayan Crowns
   - A must for the avid fisherman, this bucket replenishes with up to 50
     freshwater bait every Achaean month.

Bottle of Perfume/Cologne: 2 Mayan Crowns
   - These scented trinkets allow the owner to SPRAY <bottle> ON <letter>
     to scent a letter with its particular fragrance. Perfect for the
     aspiring temptress or libertine!

Charcoal Hippogriff: 5 Mayan Crowns
   - Legendary flying steed.
   - Comes fitted with a collar of Lupus.

Cookie Jar: 1 Mayan Crown
   - Self-filling lambent golden jar
   - Creates 8 different types of cookie at a rate of 2 per day.
   - Holds a max of 5 cookies.

Crafter's Portfolio: 3 Mayan Crowns
   - Allow the preservation of up to 100 crafting designs from decay.
   - Preserved designs may not be given away, disowned, or unpreserved.
   - You may own as many Folders or Portfolios as you like, increasing
     your capacity without limit.

Crystalline Vase: 1 Mayan Crown
   - This vase comes in three types. Like flowerpots, these vases generate
     new flowers. Each vase generates only one flower each, and will not
     generate another until that flower is taken out.
   - The flowers are unique and not available anywhere else.
      * White  - pale pink calla lilies.
      * Blue   - clusters of indigo hydrangeas.
      * Violet - amethyst magnolias.

Diamond Pipe: 9 Mayan Crowns
   - This pipe is cleverly designed to allow you to get 15 puffs out of any
     plant you put in it, rather than 10.

Dragonskin Pack: 4 Mayan Crowns
   - These packs hold 200 items instead of 50.
   - Never decay and reset.
   - It has a lid that can be opened and closed by anybody holding it.
   - NOT protected by any special permissions.

Ebony Pegasus: 5 Mayan Crowns
   - Legendary flying steed.
   - Comes fitted with a collar of Lupus.

Egg (Parquet Wooden)*: 1 Mayan Crown
   - This egg can be hatched inside either a walnut, birch, or mahogany
     brazier.

Egg (Mosaic Stone)*: 2 Mayan Crowns
   - This egg can be hatched inside either an onyx, sandstone, or marble
     brazier.

Egg (Damascene Metal)*: 3 Mayan Crowns
   - This egg can be hatched inside either a bronze, iron, or copper
     brazier.

Egg (Inlaid Gemstone)*: 4 Mayan Crowns
   - This egg can be hatched inside either a diamond, garnet, or emerald
     brazier.

Estachian Feedbag: 3 Mayan Crowns
   - When attached to a non-pet, non-collared mount, will keep your mount
     from starving to death.
   - You may order your mount to drop or give the feedbag to you if you wish
     to transfer it to a different mount.
   - It will return to your inventory if the mount dies.

Fluvian Jar: 3 Mayan Crowns
   - Fills with 100 draughts of water when you FILL it at a water location.
   - You can use each of those draughts to douse forest fires or scrub
     graffiti off walls.
   - If you POUR <jar> ON <self/another person> you will immediately remove
     the stink affliction, though this will empty the jar in one pour.

Hand Vice: 3 Mayan Crowns
   - This magnificent device allows the owner to COMPRESS SHARDS in their
     inventory, forming them all into a single larger crystal.

Landstrider's Boots: 2 Mayan Crowns
   - Allow for faster transit across all wilderness environments that impede
     movement.

Obfuscated Crystal Vial: 3 Mayan Crowns
   - This vial will refill sips of whatever curative fluid it contains every
     Achaean day. Should the vial be empty, a random fluid will seep in!

Obsidian Panpipes: 6 Mayan Crowns
   - The alluring call of these pipes will draw more rats to you in non-sewer
     urban locations.
   - 5 per room instead of 3, like the Bardic Rondo. PLAY PIPES.

Platinum Whistle: 7 Mayan Crowns
   - BLOW upon this whistle to call all your loyal entities and mounts to you
     at once, even from across planes and continents.
   - Excludes Angels, Daemons, giraffe balloons, golems, toboggans, and Icon
     alchemists.

Portable Stove: 5 Mayan Crowns
   - Allowing the use of the Cooking skill anywhere at any time, using this
     portable stove is as simple as drop and cook!

Quartz Crystal Vial: 2 Mayan Crowns
   - 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.
   - There is a 1% chance that it will regenerate a draught when one sips an
     elixir or applies a salve from it.

Ram's Horn: 5 Mayan Crowns
   - This horn allows you to shout from anywhere as if you were at a public
     ram's horn, without the gold cost.

Ruby Hydra: 5 Mayan Crowns
   - Legendary steed.
   - Comes fitted with a collar of Lupus.

Sacrificial Kris: 10 Mayan Crowns
   - Wield this sacrificial blade and OFFER up any denizen corpse to your
     favourite Divine when you are not in front of a shrine. You can ATTUNE
     it in the presence of any Deity's shrines once per Achaean month.
     Any shrine in the same room will take precedence for offerings.
     (Can not be used to sanctify or defile)

Shining Feather: 5 Mayan Crowns
   - While this feather is in the owner's inventory, the owner has no need
     for the levitation defence.

Sceptre of Aqueous Mastery: 10 Mayan Crowns
   - Wielding this sceptre, you can part water like a devotion user and flood
     a room like a magi.
      * CAST FLOOD
      * POINT SCEPTRE <direction of water>.

Silver Token: 2 Mayan Crowns
   - Redeemable to customisations@achaea.com for one custom description with
     resetting customisation. Please include the numeric ID of your token
     (e.g. token12345) with your email.
   - See HELP CUSTOMISATION for details on eligible items.

Stationery Kit: 1 Mayan Crown
   - Discontinued versions include olivewood, rosewood, and sandstone.
   - This will generate up to five letters that are embossed with your name
     and title.
   - Only the one whose name is embossed upon the letter may mail it.

Terrin'ukia's Monocle: 8 Mayan Crowns
   - This monocle allows you to see ALL secret exits when you are wearing it,
     without needing to use any ability.

Trader's Satchel: 1 Mayan Crown
   - The satchel will continuously generate a few random commodities.
   - The commodities generated could be anything that would normally be
     purchased in a commodities shop.
   - The Satchel will fill up to 4 total items. And will go from empty to
     full in 3-4 Achaean days.

Wyvernskin Pack: 3 Mayan Crowns
   - These packs hold 150 items instead of 50.
   - Never decay and reset.


 * About Eggs and Braziers
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Braziers are available at the Shop of Wonders, priced in gold. When you
purchase an egg, hatch it in the appropriate brazier. A bird will hatch from
the egg. (Note: of course, the egg will be destroyed in the process. If you
desire to keep an egg, well, don't hatch it.) The precise mechanics of hatching
an egg are yours to figure out. The birds range from canaries to hummingbirds
to swallows to many more, and the type of bird that hatches from your egg will
depend on the type of brazier you use to hatch it. We'll leave it for you to
figure out the combinations.

The eggs and the birds are for decoration/fun only. They are not meant for any
utility nor combat purpose. If you happen to find a way to use them in such a
way, please consider that a bug and report it using BUG.

As with all artefacts, the birds hatched from the eggs will reset to their
owner.

All birds will respond to "Sing, <bird type>." Metal and gemstone birds will
respond to "Fly up, <bird type>" and "Land, <bird type>". Gemstone birds will
respond to "Hop up, <bird type>" as well as "Come along, <bird type>".