Furniture - Achaea Online Help

7.23 Furniture

(See HELP FURNITURE SELECTION, HELP FURNITURE PRICING, HELP FURNITURE COMMANDS,
     HELP FURNITURE DECAY, HELP FURNITURE RETURNS, HELP FURNITURE RELOCATION,
     HELP FURNITURE PLACING)


FURNITURE: What is it?
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Furniture is couches, chairs, tables and more: places to sit and have private
conversations. Furniture is decorations and adornment for your homes, offices,
temples, and government buildings. Furniture is a way to beautify and liven up
otherwise drab and humdrum environs!

Furniture can't be stolen. Furniture cannot be given, traded, or transferred.
You may only buy it for yourself (or a group of which you are member).

Depending on your material of choice, furniture may last quite a long time, or
even forever.


Warning!
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If you aren't a qualified leader(**) or a home owner, don't buy furniture.
- Only the owner of a private home can put furniture in that home.
- Only a qualified leader(**) can purchase furniture for an organisation.

You can't buy furniture FOR someone else. You can't give furniture at all.
See "How to get Furniture" and "Dropping/Locating your furniture" below for
more details.


How to get Furniture
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1) Decide who you're buying for -
   - yourself, because you own a home already
   - any house/city/order of which you are a qualified leader(**) (see below).
   - you CANNOT buy furniture for someone else, or give as a gift!
2) This stuff is expensive. Make sure you have plenty of gold.
3) Visit the furniture showroom in the crafter's offices in Delos.
4) Read the signs, REQUEST-ing your piece and then SPECIFY-ing options.
5) When you're ready, BUY FURNITURE SELECT.
6) go to the place you want the furniture to be located.
7) drop the piece.
   (for private homes, only the owner may drop a piece;
    for organisations, only a member may drop a piece).
8) enjoy all the new commands and features!


Pricing
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Pricing varies by type of piece and the material of its composition, from a few
thousand gold to in excess of one million. At least one piece, the bed, is
priced in credits.


Describing what you want
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Using the REQUEST and SPECIFY commands, choose your piece and all of its
options. See HELP FURNITURE SELECTION for details.


Quirks
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Some things don't have an 'inside' to allow lining. You can _specify_ a lining
for a throne, but it doesn't do anything. A throne, or any other non-container,
could have a covering, but not a lining.


Dropping/Locating your furniture - putting it where you want it!
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You may drop/locate furniture in your OWN home only, not someone else's. If you
are dropping/locating in an organisational area, then you must be a qualified
leader(**) of that organisation (see more below).

Furniture may only be dropped/located in a special sort of location:
- Private houses
- *House Manors
- *Temples
- *City government rooms

The three marked with asterisks (*) are all for organisations. This requires
preparation. File an ISSUE ME when you have decided on which rooms you would
like designated and have a qualified leader(**) of your organisation available
to help designate the proper rooms for your organisation's property. You
must include in the issue the names of the rooms, or the issue will be
deleted. Then please be patient! It may take some time early on to get to all 
of these requests.

** Qualified leaders are House leaders, City leaders, and
   anybody in an order that has the ability to ERECT a shrine.


Getting rid of furniture
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You may unburden yourself of unwanted furniture, except beds (which are not
repossessible, or refundable) through furniture repossession. Here's how:

Note the full information on whatever item you wish to get rid of by using
IH/INFOHERE. Get the name and number. For example, it might be chest213.
 
Take this information to Fronck in the furniture showroom.

Make sure that you are the owner of this piece, or that you are a qualified
member of the org that owns it:
  For orders - all those able to erect shrines
  For cities - any officeholder, but not aide
  For houses - the leader, newcomerhead, and any position holder

REQUEST REPOSSESSION furniture-item-name-and-number
 
Then sit back and watch the show. You may want to either very quickly run back
to where the item is, or least have a friend there.
 
It should all be over in a minute or two.
 

New commands and features!
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SIT ON <furniture item>   - if it's the sort of thing you can sit on!
SIT <furniture item>

SAY TO SEATED <text>      - directs your words to everybody sitting on the
                            same piece of furniture as you. Others in the
                            room will not hear this, but eavesdroppers and
                            other listeners will.

LOOK IN <furniture container>
PUT <item> IN <furniture container>

OPEN <furniture container>
CLOSE <furniture container>

LOOK AT <furniture item>

LOOK <furniture item>

EXAMINE <furniture item>
PROBE <furniture item>

SWING SWING (Swings only!)

Furniture and locks
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Furniture does not get locks. You can't get a lock or a locking lid/door/etc
for any sort of closeable furniture, or indeed for any form of furniture at
all.


Cooking stoves
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For the low cost of only 200000 gold, you may REQUEST STOVE from Fronck in
Delos, gifting you a miniature stove that can be dropped in any housing room
that you have permission to place furniture.


(See HELP FURNITURE SELECTION, HELP FURNITURE PRICING, HELP FURNITURE COMMANDS,
     HELP FURNITURE DECAY, HELP FURNITURE RETURNS, HELP FURNITURE RELOCATION,
     HELP FURNITURE PLACING)