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9.37.5.1 Jewellery Design

(See also: HELP DESIGN, HELP JEWELLERY, and HELP CRAFTING GUIDELINES)

Having gained the Jewellery skill (see HELP JEWELLERY for instructions on how
to do so), you are now ready to start designing jewellery!

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

To quickly get started in jewellery, you will need to find a design to craft!

Use NDS LISTPUBLIC J to see all public jewellery designs. Select one you 
like, and use NDS P <design#> to examine it in further detail.

From there, you'll be able to determine which materials are required in order
to sew it. Materials will be taken directly from your rift if not in your
hands, and so long as you are in possession of enough to cover the design
requirements, you may CRAFT <design#>!

But this is not all! Once you achieve the level of Adept in the jeweller's
craft, you will gain the coveted ability to design jewellery of your own!

To design your own jewellery, visit the Jeweller's annex in Delos and purchase
a blank sketch and the schematic that best matches the type and material of
item you want to design. 

For instance, if you're going to be making a necklace primarily made of gold,
purchase 'a schematic of a plain gold necklace' in the Jeweller Union HQ.

Jewellery Syntaxes
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CRAFT <pattern> [passcode]
   - Craft a piece of jewellery from a design.
   - For more information on passcodes, see HELP NDS

DESIGN <sketch> COPY <schematic>
   - Apply the details of your chosen schematic to your sketch
   - This will determine commodities needed to craft the finished item.
   - This will determine where the finished item is worn.
   - This will assign the base name and type of the item. E.G "ring", or
     "crown".
   - This will not consume your schematic.

DESIGN <sketch> APPEARANCE <description>
   - Sketch out the appearance description for your new design.
       Note: Max of 50 characters.
   - The Appearance is the short description visible in WARES, in INV, and 
     what is seen when you LOOK <person>.
   - 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.
   - Examples are: 'a silver tiara' and 'a gem-studded choker'.
   - This should not be a full sentence.
   - Do not include actions or reactions, simply what the item is.

DESIGN <sketch> DROPPED <description>
   - The dropped description is what is seen in 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 possible player reactions or actions.
   - No superfluous punctuation (question marks, exclamations, etc.)
   - The main noun in the sentence must be the same as the pattern name so
     that people know what to call it when they want to pick it up, without
     having to type 'info here.'
   - Things like "A necklace lies on a table here." are not acceptable. If
     it were dropped on the highway there is no table to lie 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.
   - 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.
   - Designs must be suitable for a jeweller working in a medieval-ish
     environment.
   - Designs must be something a jeweller can reasonably create. 
      For instance, a jeweller could not create a diamond ring with an eyeball
      in the diamond.
      A jeweller cannot weave something out of the essence of darkness or 
      create something that is lighter than air.
   - Mithril is not permitted in crafting.
   - Do not "evoke" or tell the reader what sense/emotion/impression your 
     design gives.
   - Crafters are not enchanters, magic is not permitted in crafted designs.
   - Designs should describe the item, not the wearer, use of "you" and "your"
     is prohibited.
   - All numbers must be written out in words. "one, two, three," etc.
   - 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.
   - Achaea does not have 'modern' materials. If a gemstone, metal, mineral, 
     or process was discovered in the 1800's or later it will not be suitable
     for use in Achaean crafting.
   - Items claiming to be 'official' representations of affiliation with an
     organisation or person will be rejected. So no making "the official 
     brooch of the Scions" or "Zsarachnor's toering". Organisations should 
     use Patronage Requests to submit official items for sale in shops.
   - Please use a GB English spellcheck and the Oxford comma. Achaea does not
     use American spelling.
   - Do not write messages into designs. Jewellers have the ability to engrave.
   - There are children in Achaea, keep your designs tasteful. Describe the
     item, not the parts of the person wearing it.
   - The preservation of body parts is beyond the scope of the Achaean crafter.

DESIGN <sketch> ADD|REMOVE GEMS
   - Sets a flag saying that this piece uses gems in the design.

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 - See below for a
     proofreading guide!
   - Submit your sketch for approval by the Crafting Council.
   - This costs 1000 gold.
   - Must submit from the Jewellers Union HQ 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 - See below for a
     proofreading guide!

DESIGN REQUEST <pattern>
   - Use this command at the Jewellers Union HQ when you have been notified 
     (by letter) that your design has been approved.
   - Have the gold required in your hands.
   - The fee will be a minimum of 5000 gold and could be MUCH higher.
   - The fee is dependent on how valuable your item is.

Engraving
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Engraving is simple once you have reached the level of Transcendent.

Engravings cost 10 gold/letter to add, and a flat 1000 gold to remove.
  ENGRAVE <jewellery/armour/weapon> <message>

  ENGRAVE <jewellery/armour/weapon> REMOVE

You may not engrave resetting items.

Repairing
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REPAIR <jewellery>
   This will extend the months of usefulness on the given piece of jewellery,
   making it possible to keep the item forever.

Repairing a piece of jewellery will cost you a minimum of 1000 gold and will
increase depending upon the original crafting cost of the item and how much
damage needs to be repaired.

Body piercing
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Please see HELP BODYPIERCING for information about this.

PROOFREADING
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ITEM TYPE
   - Make sure that the schematic 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.
   - Examples are: 'a silver tiara' and 'a ruby-studded engagement ring'.
   - This should not be a full sentence.
   - Do not include actions or reactions, simply what the item is.

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 schematic name so
     that people know what to call it when they want to pick it up, without
     having to type 'info here.'
   - Things like "A necklace lies on a table here." are not acceptable. If
     it were dropped on the highway there would be no table to lie on.
   - "lays" is never appropriate in DROPPED, this is a transient action, you
     want "LIES"
   - "a pair of ..." is a singular item (a pair), conjugate appropriately.

EXAMINED
   - This should only describe the item, no subjective terms, reactions,
     opinions, emotions, or responses.
   - Use at least two complete sentences, NO FRAGMENTS.
   - Designs must be suitable for a jeweller working in a medieval-ish
     environment.
   - Designs must be something a jeweller can reasonably create.
   - Do not "evoke".
   - Use appropriate materials. 
   - 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 wearer, use of "you" and "your"
     is prohibited.

If you do not have a jeweller's license, see HELP JEWELLERY!

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

(See also: HELP CRAFTING GUIDELINES)