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15.4.4 Fences

Per the decree of the Jaguars Crime Syndicate after the notorious thief 
Trole stole the western Bridge to Delos in 806 AF, all thieves and acts of
profiteering are under their purview.


YOU WERE JUST STOLEN FROM, WHAT NEXT?
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Whatever was stolen from you has been transferred to the fences of the 
Jaguars Crime Syndicate. The thief no longer has your property.

The item stolen from you will be sold off by a fence.

Anyone can visit a fence and use the FENCE commands to place a single, maximum
bid on any item being fenced. 

This is a silent auction, no incrementing. Top bid "wins". This auction period
lasts for fifty days.

A fence can be found in Delos, there are more scattered around the land.

If your bid wins and you were the thief, you get the item and a cut of the gold.

If your bid loses and you were the thief, you get a cut of the gold.

If your bid wins and you were the original owner, you get your item.

If your bid loses, the thief did not win the bid, and you were the original
owner, you will be prompted to buy out the item with the bid to match. This
happens when an auction period ends and is the final opportunity to retrieve
the item. You have twenty-five days from the auction's end to do this.

If you bid on an item and you are not the thief or owner, you will either win,
or lose. Losing will return your gold to you.

For all winning bids, the item is transferred directly to your inventory.

BUYING OUT AN AUCTION OR WINNING AN AUCTION IS THE ONLY WAY TO GET YOUR 
PROPERTY BACK.

CHITS
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When a thief steals an item, the item is passed along to the fences, and the
thief gets a chit. This chit can be turned in for the thief's cut of the gold
once an item is fenced. 

HAVING A CHIT DOES NOT MEAN THAT YOU WILL GET YOUR STOLEN ITEM BACK.
ONLY WINNING THE AUCTION WILL ACHIEVE THIS.

A theft victim can kill a thief and the chit will become theirs.

A theft victim can hire a mark, if said mark is successful the chit will be
transferred to the victim.

Any Champion of the Mark can kill a thief, and the oldest chit owned by the
thief will be returned to the victim.

Any Quisalis assassin can kill a thief and earn the oldest chit held by the
thief for themselves.

A thief cannot kill you because you killed them to claim your chit back.

VALUABLES
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Resetting items cannot be stolen.

If you keep your valuables in a resetting container and this container is
stolen, the container will be returned to you, but your items within (if not
resetting) will be fenced in a separate container.

All gold stolen remains with the thief.

Items being sold by a fence will not decay during this period.

COMMANDS
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Anywhere in the land
   FENCE STATUS BIDS            - View your current bids.
   FENCE STATUS BUYOUTS         - View your currently available buyouts.

At a fence
   FENCE LOTS                   - View the list of lots currently being fenced.
   FENCE LOT <lot ID>           - View the details of a specific lot.
   FENCE PROBE <item ID>        - Probe a specific item.
   FENCE BID <item ID> <gold>   - Place your bid on a lot.
                                - This is a silent auction style, one bid only.
   FENCE BUYOUT <item ID>       - If available, buyout an item.
   FENCE TURNIN <chit>          - Turn in a thief's chit for their gold cut.

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