Achaea Help Files
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19.10.1 Artefacts Overview
(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. The specific artefacts available for purchase are all listed in the following help files: - HELP OFFENSIVE ARTEFACTS - HELP DEFENSIVE ARTEFACTS - HELP STATS ARTEFACTS - HELP MISCELLANEOUS ARTEFACTS - HELP [<classname>|KNIGHT] ARTEFACTS - HELP TRADESKILL ARTEFACTS - HELP SHIP ARTEFACTS - HELP SHOP OF WONDERS - HELP PETS - HELP ARTEFACT ARMOUR Commands -------- ARTSEARCH <artefact> - Search the artefact helpfiles for matching artefacts. HELP ARTEFACT SEARCH <artefact> - Alternative syntax to ARTSEARCH. ARTEFACT LIST - View a list of all of your artefacts ARTEFACT LIST <type> - View a list of a specific type of artefact that you possess, like vials, armour, or weapon. ARTEFACT LIST EXCLUDE <type1> [<type2>] - View a list of your artefacts, excluding certain types. How To Purchase --------------- Many artefacts are available to you in shops throughout the realms, primarily in Delos, plus the artefact vial shop in Moghedu. Consult the above help files for any additional details on purchasing specific artefacts, such as bows or Earrings of Sinope. For any other requests or special needs, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be very clear as to what you want to purchase and what you believe it will cost. This is especially true in cases where you may be claiming a discount, or other special consideration. Artefacts as Gifts (see HELP ARTEFACT GIFTS) -------------------------------------------- Artefacts may be given as gifts, but with a critical restriction: to buy an artefact as a gift, you MUST pay with UNBOUND credits. If your credits are bound, you must use them on yourself. You may not buy a gift with bound credits. Beyond that, though this is not unique to gifts, please be aware that an artefact gift is not transferrable or returnable, though if it is normally something that could be traded in (which excludes pets) then it can still be traded in by the person you gave it to. Artefacts and Loaning --------------------- Some artefacts may be used by individuals other than the owner. We consider this a perk, and you are free to lend your artefacts to others to use. This functionality may change for some or all artefacts in the future. Artefacts that must be wielded to be used will be useless to anybody but the owner. This has been true since at least 2005. So don't bother trying to loan out an artefact you have to wield to use. Note About Stacking ------------------- Artefact effects (for similar artefacts) don't combine or stack. If you have, say, a Collar of Ceylon and a Collar of Agatheis, both of which would normally boost damage of a magical nature, 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. (see also HELP ARTEFACT TRADEINS and HELP ARTEFACT TRANSFERS)