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19.10.15 Shop of Wonders

(see also: HELP ARTEFACTS, HELP ARTEFACT TRANSFERS, HELP ARTEFACT TRADEINS)

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.

Note About Stacking
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Artefact effects (for similar artefacts) don't combine or stack. If you have, say, a Collar of Ceylon and a Collar of Agatheis, 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.


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.


An album of preservation:                                     6 Mayan Crowns
 - Have a slew of images from the Obsidian disc that you'd like to keep forever? Well now you can, this album will eternally preserve images kept within it! Simply PUT your photos in the album and they'll be safe from the ravages of time.
Holds up to five frozen images.

A 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.

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

A massive war beetle:                                         5 Mayan Crowns
 - This legendary steed is innately collared and will return to its owner after death.

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

Golden cologne bottle:                                        2 Mayan Crowns
 - This fragrance bottle will allow the owner to SPRAY a letter, imbuing it with the scent in the bottle.
Cologne is a fragrance of citrus, bergamot, sandalwood, and exotic spices.

Ruby perfume bottle:                                          2 Mayan Crowns
 - This fragrance bottle will allow the owner to SPRAY a letter, imbuing it with the scent in the bottle.
The perfume is a fragrance of vanilla musk, jacaranda, and jasmine. 

A 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.

A small wooden polling box:                                   4 Mayan Crowns
 - Poll your friends, vote for your enemies, this informal and portable polling box allows you to gauge opinion without the hassles of organisational ties.
See POLLBOX for all commands.

A portable vanity cabinet:                                    4 Mayan Crowns
 - This cabinet fills with up to four beads of perfume a day
Four different types of perfume are possible.
This cabinet and the perfumes it produces can be customised!
The limit of four perfumes always remains, but existing perfumes can be switched out for new ones.
This costs 250 bound credits per perfume, contact customisations@achaea.com for more information!

A really nice cake:                                           1 Mayan Crowns
 - Celebratory cakes that can be set down and SLICE CAKE to carve off a piece. Each cake has 8 slices and is automatically refilled once per Achaean day (RL hour).
Options for cakes are: Wedding, chocolate, frosted lemon, sponge, and birthday.

A leather carry case:                                         4 Mayan Crowns
 - Fills with four beads of cologne a 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 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).

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 miniature enchanted stone circle:                           5 Mayan Crowns
 - DROP CIRCLE and SKIP AROUND CIRCLE for an on demand trip to Annwyn! Skipping is restricted to the owner only, but they can be followed. Will not work if: not on the Sapience continent, on a ship, not on the prime plane.

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.

A bamboo coracle:                                             3 Mayan Crowns
 - Drop this boat in a river and PUSH it, and you'll begin to sail downstream.
Note that you can keep PUSHing it once you're off to increase the speed.
We cannot be held responsible for any harm this may or may not cause.

A crest of the Crafting Council:                              6 Mayan Crowns
 - Possession of this official token allows its owner to DESIGN SUBMIT, DESIGN VIEW, DESIGN LIST, and pickup an approved design from anywhere in the world!

A humgii-shaped deconstructor:                                7 Mayan Crowns
 - This mechanical marvel will deconstruct your crafted items (clothing, jewellery, and food) and get approximately half of the commodities returned to you. Just DECONSTRUCT <item>!

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

A 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.

Glazed runic vial:                                            1 Mayan Crowns
 - 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. 

A sleek heron feather:                                        1 Mayan Crowns
 - These function as a single use version of the eagle's wings artefact. CARESS <feather> to activate.

A shiny firecracker:                                          2 Mayan Crowns
 - A firecracker with a new and unique explosion pattern. This will reset to the owner in three minutes after use.

A 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.

A 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.)

A crafter's folder:                                           2 Mayan Crowns
 - Allows 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.

A lesser viewing glass:                                       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 Orb of Suppression.

A greater viewing glass:                                      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 Orb of
Suppression.

A chrono gyre:                                                6 Mayan Crowns
 - Ensure that an artefact you own will last an entire day before resetting back to you.
This can only be used by its owner on an artefact that you own.
WAVE <gyre> OVER <item>

A 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.

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.

An 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.

A jar of silt:                                                7 Mayan Crowns
 - SHAKE JAR AT HARBOUR to attune this jar. Any tokens of Charybdis (including bronze) that you use afterwards will deposit you at your chosen harbour!
Shaking has a 24 hour cooldown.
Simply shake the jar at another harbour to change the designation (provided it is off cooldown).
This will only work for mainland Sapience and Meropis harbours.

A leather 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.

A stationery kit:                                             1 Mayan Crowns
 - This will generate up to five letters that are embossed with your name and title.
 - The current stationery kit on sale is onyx!

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.

A leash of spun gold:                                         3 Mayan Crowns
 - Allows the owner to LEASH <minipet>. Gives the wielder enter/exit/LOOK description based on the minipet, and lasts for one hour or until the minipet is picked up.

A 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 matrimonial licence:                                        3 Mayan Crowns
 - Alter the way your marriage status is displayed to the world with this licence!
MARRIAGELINE LIST            - View the options!
MARRIAGELINE SELECT <line #> - Select the line you wish to use.
SIGN <licence>               - Once you have selected your line.
                             - This consumes the licence.
                             - You must already be married.
This will only change the way your marriage line appears and does not affect your spouse.

A mound of glistening snow:                                   2 Mayan Crowns
 - Drop this mound of snow in the room and you'll find you can arm yourself with up to 12 snowballs. Syntax: PACK SNOWBALL.

A crude gut cord necklace:                                    5 Mayan Crowns
 - Simply THREAD <a shrunken head or removed ear> ONTO <necklace> and you'll have a lasting memory of your conquests.

A 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 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.

An 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)!

A shimmering tetracontakaidigonal prism:                      7 Mayan Crowns
 - Squint around corners! For example: SQUINT SOUTH WEST.
Note: only allows squinting around one corner, SQUINT WEST SOUTH WEST will not work

A blood-soaked record:                                        5 Mayan Crowns
 - Keep track of the date, victim, and nature of up to 50 adventurer kills!
   - RECORD KILL          - Use this command within 1 minute of landing a
                            killing blow on another adventurer to record the
                            details of the kill.
   - RECORD VIEW          - An overview of your grisly achievements.
   - RECORD VIEW <page>   - Read further details about a kill.
   - RECORD WRITE <page>  - Add a comment along-side the grisly trophy.
   - RECORD ERASE         - Wash your ledger clean of all kills and comments.

A sheaf of ornate letters:                                    4 Mayan Crowns
 - This updates any existing stationery kit to produce letters that can be folded into origami shapes. Place the letter inside the kit to apply this functionality, which will apply to all new letters generated after the sheaf is used.
   - TURN <letter> <shape> will fold the letter into one of the following:
     Pegasus, crane, butterfly, goldfish, dolphin, angel, demon, snake, falcon,
     mouse, lemming, chimera, fox, dragon, rose, flower, willow, dragonfly, 
     frog, moon, star, sun, tree, duck, horse, heart, wolf, dirk, sword, 
     shield, swan, ship, leaf, fan, fish, whale, shark, octopus, kraken, 
     stag, or phoenix.
   - The recipient will need to TURN the letter to unfold and read it.

A 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.

An ethereal shroud:                                           1 Mayan Crowns
 - The ethereal shroud functions like a Veil of the Sphinx artefact! Once worn, these shrouds will begin to rapidly decay, lasting two Achaean days from their first wearing.
This does not stack with the Veil of the Sphinx

A 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.

A vicarious sigil:                                            8 Mayan Crowns
 - ATTACH <sigil> TO <earring/linked bag> to a paired artefact (providing you hold the master) and once per year you can change the ownership of the partnered item without charge.
   - CHANGE PARTNER <itemID> TO <new partner>
   - This currently works for Earrings of Sinope and the Box of Sharing.
   - Once attached, this sigil cannot be removed from an item.

A golden slingshot:                                           5 Mayan Crowns
 - Allows the owner to SLINGSHOT lit firecrackers into the air, allowing any in the area to see the explosion.

A bar of 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.

A crafter's folder strap:                                     1 Mayan Crowns
 - Expands the capacity of a crafter's folder or portfolio by 25 designs.
ATTACH <strap> TO <folder|portfolio> to use, at which point the strap is consumed. For adventurers with multiple crafter's folders or portfolios you may CONSOLIDATE FOLDERS <target folder or portfolio> to make a single item with the consolidated capacity. 

A briny tally:                                                3 Mayan Crowns
 - READ <tally> <shipID> - See the average level of seamonsters killed by a vessel.
SCATTER PAGES   - When aboard a ship you own to reset the ship's seamonster record.
                - This permanently consumes the tally item.

A cleverly packed, deconstructed tent:                        6 Mayan Crowns
 - - ASSEMBLE TENT in an outdoors location (wilderness, subdivision, cities, House estates, temples, and ships do not count).
- ENTER TENT and enjoy increased willpower and endurance regeneration whilst within.
- Anyone can enter your tent, they afford no protection from attack or location abilities.
- DISASSEMBLE TENT when you are done using it!
- Tents will not reset while assembled, you must disassemble them first.
- Tents cannot be customised.

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

A 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.

An 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!

A mahogany 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.

A hunting wasp:                                               6 Mayan Crowns
 - - This ruthless insect shall pursue that person for two minutes, reporting upon their location whenever they try to move away from it.
- PUSH <WASP> <TARGET> while in the same area with your target.
- If you send it out to find someone in an area and they are not there, it goes on cooldown for two minutes. 
- If it successfully finds someone, it goes on cooldown for one hour.

A figurine of a horkval bard:                                 2 Mayan Crowns
 - Continue the civic pride with these city-themed battle figurines! As an additional perk, Mhaldor as the winning city of the festivities was able to nominate Taraus and immortalise her likeness in their city's figurine!

A luminous vellum sheet:                                      3 Mayan Crowns
 - Encode your missives upon this piece of vellum and only allow your most trusted friends to read! (TOUCH VELLUM for details on how to use it)

A covered cup of dice:                                        3 Mayan Crowns
 - Set your target to any day and month, today's date, or even your birthday and then shake this cup to try your luck! (READ CUP for details on how to use it)

A petite ceramic urn:                                         10 Mayan Crowns
 - These urns contain the spirits of champion's steeds from across the lands. This item will be transformed into a city-specific description when purchased by a member of a city.
 - RUB URN and it will summon one of twelve spectral mounts for 24 hours at a time. In addition to having a limited mount, each of the steeds can be ORDERed to GO HOME to carry their rider across the lands to their home.
 - Mount possibilities are as follows:
   Animal                    Home
   -------------------------------------
   A giant spectral owl      Actar
   A phantom grizzly bear    Bitterfork
   A hulking phantom spider  Darkenwood
   A mighty ghost basilisk   Aalen Forest
   A phantom ankheg          Azdun Forest
   A ghost mule              Moghedu
   A phantom sea turtle      Shastaan
   A phantom jaguar          New Hope
   A phantom donkey          Delos
   A mammoth apparition      The Frozen Tundra
   A spectral gorilla        Dun Valley
   A phantom harp seal       Sea Lion Cove

City Warpaints:                                               1 Mayan Crowns
 - Show your city pride with these custom city warpaints! Each contains (and refills with) 10 applications of civic warpaint!
- APPLY <vial> NAME [TO <person>]: Paint the city name on your forehead (ASHTAN etc.)
- APPLY <vial> INITIALS [TO <person>]: Paint the city letter on your cheeks (M for Mhaldor etc.)
- APPLY <vial> ARMS [TO <person>]: Paint the city's coat of arms on your face (A rampant stag for Eleusis etc.)

A pair of thundersticks:                                      1 Mayan Crowns
 - SHAKE these thundersticks to provide accompanying hype to any and all occasions, no matter how subtle or sombre someone else thinks they should be!

A statute of acknowledgement:                                 2 Mayan Crowns
 - WEAR this statute and a city-themed deathsight shall occur whenever you slay another adventurer.

A Dwarven drinking horn:                                      8 Mayan Crowns
 - DRINK HORN and enjoy 30 seconds of being absolutely smashed, but you won't trigger totems or runes! This drinking has a 25 minute cooldown.

A stark Mhaldorus costume:                                    2 Mayan Crowns
 - This enchanted costume transforms your very appearance to resemble the hero (or horror) that you have chosen to don!

A most excellent swami costume:                               2 Mayan Crowns
 - This enchanted costume transforms your very appearance to resemble the hero (or horror) that you have chosen to don!

A magnificent phoenix costume:                                2 Mayan Crowns
 - This enchanted costume transforms your very appearance to resemble the hero (or horror) that you have chosen to don!

A great white wolf costume:                                   2 Mayan Crowns
 - This enchanted costume transforms your very appearance to resemble the hero (or horror) that you have chosen to don!

Housing-related Wonders items can be found in HELP HOUSE OF WONDERS
Discontinued stock can be found in HELP DISCONTINUED SHOP OF WONDERS