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9.37.10.2 Vessel Design

See also HELP CRAFTING GUIDELINES

Having gained the Beverages skill (see HELP Beverages for instructions on how
to do so) and specialised in Vessels, you are now ready to start designing 
your drinking vessels!

Below is a comprehensive guide from start to finish on how to design and
eventually create a drinking vessel, including any and all relevant rules
and guidelines to ensure your design matches Achaea's standard of writing and
acceptable content.

To quickly get a batch of vessels made:

Use NDS LISTPUBLIC V to see all the vessel designs that you have access to. 

Select one you like, and use NDS P <design#> to examine it in further detail.

Visit the denizen specified and REQUEST <nds ID#> [PASSCODE] FROM <denizen>

If you do not have enough gold in your hands this will inform you of the gold cost.

To design your own vessel, visit the Beverages cellar in Delos and purchase 
a blank vessel sketch and the diagram that best matches the type of vessel 
you want to design.

Vessels Syntaxes
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REQUEST <nds ID#> [PASSCODE] FROM <denizen>
   - Have an appropriate denizen create vessels for you.
   - For more information on passcodes, see HELP NDS
   - This has a gold cost per vessel.

   - Jessie the glassblower in New Thera will make glass-based vessels.
   - Gazban the potter in El'Jazira will make clay-based vessels.
   - Palusta the stonemason in Xhaiden Dale will make stone-based vessels.
   - Tobe the woodcarver in Caer Witrin will make wood and bone-based vessels.
   - Rico the blacksmith in New Thera will make metal-based vessels.
   - Vanac the leatherworker in Bitterfork will make leather-based vessels.

DESIGN <sketch> COPY <diagram>
   - Apply the details of your chosen vessel type to your sketch
   - This will assign the base name and type of the item. E.G "stein", or
     "snifter".
   - This will not consume your diagram.

GENERAL NOTE: Vessels should not include straws, spoons, or other various drinking accessories. This is unfortunate, but because the vessel is a standalone item and cannot directly correlate to the drink that may eventually be inside it. Therefore, drinking accessories are inappropriate.

DESIGN <sketch> APPEARANCE <description>
   - Sketch out the appearance description of your vessel.
       Note: Max of 50 characters.
   - The Appearance is the short description visible in WARES, in INV, and
     seen with IH.
   - Commas are not permitted in the Appearance of crafted items.
   - This should begin with a lowercase letter and NOT end in a full stop.
   - This must feature the name of the canvas type as a main noun.
   - Examples are: 'a bone drinking horn' and 'a snifter of amber glass'.
   - This should not be a full sentence.
   - Do not include actions or reactions, simply what the item is.
   - Do not include the drink this will eventually contain.

DESIGN <sketch> DROPPED <description>
   - The dropped description is what is seen via LOOK when your item is
     dropped in a location.
   - This must be ONE complete sentence that begins with a capital letter
     and ends with a full stop.
       Note: Max of 80 characters.
   - Describe just the item, not any drink, or possible player reactions or
     actions.
   - No superfluous punctuation (question marks, exclamations, etc.)
   - The main noun in the sentence must be the same as the compound type so
     that people know what to call it when they want to interact with it.
   - Things like "A wine glass stands upon a table here." is not acceptable. If
     it were dropped on the highway there would be no table to stand on.

DESIGN <sketch> EXAMINED <description>
   - This is what people see when an item is examined/probed.
   - This should only describe the item, no subjective terms, reactions,
     opinions, emotions, or responses.
   - Do not describe a beverage inside the vessel.
        The INVESSEL portion of a beverage's design will append to the Examined
        of your vessel's description and will serve to describe any drink
        currently within.
   - Use at least two full sentences.
   - Must begin with a capital letter and end with a full stop.
   - This must feature the main noun of the item.
   - Do not try to format your descriptions in the editor. When using the
     editor put your entire description on line one. The editor will properly
     format it for you.
   - Do not "evoke" or tell the reader what sense/emotion/impression your
     design gives. ALWAYS SHOW DO NOT TELL.
   - Vessel crafters are not enchanters, magic is not permitted in crafted
     designs.
   - Designs should describe the item, not the onlooker, use of "you" and "your"
     is prohibited.
   - Single spacing only.
   - Do not use words that require accents or other non-English punctuation,
     these cannot be replicated in Achaea and will be treated as misspellings.
     E.G: Applique would require an acute accent over the e.
   - Feet, inches, yards, etc, no metric measurements.
   - Please use a GB English spellcheck and the Oxford comma. Achaea does not
     use American spelling.
   - There are children in Achaea, keep your designs tasteful.

DESIGN <sketch> PRIVATE ON|OFF
   - At a cost of 1000gp you can hide your designs from others when they do
     NDS MATCH searches. This flag may be set on the sketch or after approval
     with the corresponding NDS command.

DESIGN <sketch> HIDEMARK ON|OFF
   - At the cost of 1000gp you can hide the crafters mark. This means that
     when the crafted item is probed it will not show the line saying "It
     bears the distinctive mark of "".

DESIGN <sketch> SUBMIT [URGENT]
   - PLEASE PROOFREAD YOUR DESIGN BEFORE SUBMITTING
   - Submit your sketch for approval by the Crafting Council.
   - This costs 1000 gold.
   - Must submit from the Beverages cellar in Delos
     (unless you possess the Crest of the Crafting Council)
   - The addition of URGENT places a design in a high priority queue and costs
     10,000 gold instead of 1000.
   - You can have up to ten designs in the submission queue. This is total,
     across all tradeskills.
   - PLEASE PROOFREAD YOUR DESIGN BEFORE SUBMITTING

DESIGN REQUEST <ID>
   - Use this command at the Beverages cellar when you have been notified
     (by letter) that your design has been approved.
   - Have the gold required in your hands.

PROOFREADING
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This section will be embellished in the future when common mistakes become
apparent.

ITEM TYPE
   - Make sure that the compound type used matches the main noun in all aspects
     of this design.

APPEARANCE
   - Commas are not permitted in the Appearance of crafted items.
   - This should begin with a lowercase letter and NOT end in a full stop.
   - This must feature the name of the item as a main noun.
   - This should not be a full sentence.
   - Do not include actions or reactions, simply what the item is.
   - Do not reference a drink.

DROPPED
   - This must be ONE complete sentence that begins with a capital letter
     and ends with a full stop.
   - Describe just the item, not possible player reactions or actions.
   - The main noun in the sentence must be the same as the canvas name so
     that people know what to call it when they want to pick it up, without
     having to type 'info here.'
   - Do not reference a drink.

EXAMINED
   - This should only describe the item, no subjective terms, reactions,
     opinions, emotions, or responses. SHOW DON'T TELL
   - Do not reference a drink.
   - Use at least two complete sentences, NO FRAGMENTS.
   - Do not "evoke".
   - All numbers must be written out in words. "one, two, three".
   - Feet, inches, yards, etc, no metric measurements.
   - Please use a GB English spellcheck, Achaea does not use American spelling.
   - Achaea uses the "Oxford comma" when using lists. This means that when
     writing a list, a comma should be used before the "and". E.G: a red,
     white, and blue scarf.
   - Single spacing always and only. Check for double spaces especially after
     full stops, and if you have copied text from another format.
   - Designs should describe the item, not the onlooker, use of "you" and "your"
     are prohibited.

If you do not have a Beverages license, see HELP BEVERAGES!

For a full and detailed listing of the entire NDS output, see HELP DESIGN

(See also: HELP CRAFTING GUIDELINES)

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