Cryptic Chests - Aetolia Online Help

23.3.5 Cryptic Chests

The Cryptic Chest can be bought from Qeddwyn for 150,000 gold, and is sometimes sold on the website, or given away as a prize. It contains a random prize, ranging from artifacts down to a handful of gold. The full listing of the current available prizes are as follows:

* Gold
* 3-6 Grimstim pills
* 3-6 Bull's eyes
* 3-6 Phoenix hearts
* 5 credits + gold
* 10 credits + gold
* 25 credits + gold
* 50 credits + gold
* 10-20 Iron Coins
* 2-5 Artifact vials
* A double experience chalice
* A crystal of rebirth
* A random minipet, available nowhere else.
* A hunting boon token, redeemable for a level 1 class hunting artifact
* A pet token, redeemable for the 900 credit pet package in HELP PETS
* A ring of vigour
* A house deed, with which one is entitled to either a free house plus two new rooms, or five new rooms on an existing house
* An upgrade token, which may be used to upgrade any leveled artifact power on an existing artifact to the next level
* A venom rag
* A token of passage, redeemable for a level 1 wings or amulet
* A girdle of fortitude
* Boots of the spider
* 1x racial relic piece + gold
* 2x normal relic piece + gold

Each chest also has a 10% chance of containing a broken piece from a chest, detailed below in set items.

Where applicable, further information on specific prizes will be listed in this section.

Torch of the Underhalls
* Will attune itself to whatever area you LIGHT it in.
* Will disappear eight hours after being lit.
* You can WAVE TORCH to teleport to the attuned area.
* You can GAZE TORCH to see how many mobs are alive in the area, how long ago the last mob died, and how long until the next mob respawns.
* You can TRADEIN TORCH for instant 5 bound credits, if you have yet to light it.


Set items are not artifacts by themselves, and can be traded with other players. However, once you have all the items in a set, you can FUSE them together to form a unique artifact. Details of the artifacts and their set pieces follow.

A cryptic chest (RETIRED)
* 3x a broken piece from a chest

When the broken pieces are fused together, they will form a new chest
for you to open!

A four-pointed star of the Priesthood (RETIRED)
* 1x a length of brass chain
* 1x wooden circle etched with sacraments
* 1x four-pointed wooden star
* 1x a gem of spirit

When someone breaks your magical shield (via hammer, raze, etc), you will be healed for a small portion of your health. Does not work when your shield is stripped by a skill that strips defences randomly, unless it always strips shield first).

An abdalite glove (RETIRED)
* 1x an icewyrm glove
* 1x a focusing gem
* 1x a glass feedback reservoir
* 1x a strand of pure earth essence

Allows you to do CLENCH GLOVE which summons (temporary) rubble across all exits. Usuable once per Howling.

A hunter's handbook (RETIRED)
* 4x doppleganger-skin parchment

Allows you to view a mob's maximum hitpoints when using the EVALUATE command.

A hunter's horn (RETIRED)
* 1x a silver mouthpiece
* 1x a silver flange
* 1x a broken hunter's horn
* 1x a leather carrying strap

BLOW HORN will cause mobs in the room to attack slower for the next ten seconds, however they will do more damage. This can only be done once every five minutes.

A hunter's knife (RETIRED)
* 1x a knife blade
* 1x an ivory knife handle
* 1x a set of leather grips
* 1x a leather knife sheathe

Any mob you kill while the hunter's knife is in your inventory will respawn 10% faster than normal.

A set of hunter's tools (RETIRED)
* A hunter's handbook
* A hunter's horn
* A hunter's knife
NOTE: Unlike other set item artifacts, all of those artifacts need to belong to you.

This artifact contains all the powers of its set items, with bonuses! Bonuses are as follows:

Book:  You will now also see the mob's current hitpoints.
Horn:  The effect will now last for 15 seconds, and will not increase the mob's damage.
Knife: You can PLANT KNIFE IN GROUND once per Howling, and it will reset most mobs for that area. Does not work on instances.

The star chart of Elenina (RETIRED)
* 1x the northeast segment of a star chart
* 1x the southeast segment of a star chart
* 1x the southwest segment of a star chart
* 1x the northwest segment of a star chart

By utilizing the star chart, you can increase the influence of a
particular star upon you to receive its effects. However, it will also
bring forth a random negative star to influence you. While under the
effects of the star chart, all other astronomy effects are cancelled

Usage: STARCHART <star>, refer to HELP ASTRONOMY for a list of valid

A snowglobe of Spinesreach (RETIRED)
* 5x a model Spire of Spinesreach

Upon being shaken, the snowglobe will cause a blizzard to grip the area
for half an Aetolian day. It cannot be used in a city, and can only be
used once per Howling.

A bag of seeds (RETIRED)
* 4x a shimmering seed

You can SPRINKLE SEEDS in a room, and after a while the seeds will
sprout into flowers. The bag contains enough seeds for five uses, and
refills itself each Howling.

A racial Idol (RETIRED)
* 1x a small, golden head
* 1x a small, headless golden torso
* 1x a pair of small golden arms
* 1x a pair of small golden legs

Each Howling, the idol's appearance will shift to represent a new race.
Holding the idol grants you all the abilities of the race it is

An ornately-framed mirror (RETIRED)
* 1x top half of a mirror frame
* 1x bottom half of a mirror frame
* 2x a smashed mirror shard

Will alert you whenever someone tries to sense you. Does not reveal who did it, and only works on sense skills that are targetted directly on you (i.e. farsee, and not scent).

A compass of disorientation (RETIRED)
* 1x a compass rose diagram
* 1x a magnetized compass needle
* 1x an empty gold-forged compass case
* 1x a broken length of gold chain

Rearranges the exits of the current room temporarily when you SHAKE it. The room will still connect to the same adjacent rooms, but the exits leading to them will be different. The effect lasts five minutes and can only be done once an Aetolian day.

A bracer of hammered ilmenite (RETIRED)
* 4x chunks of ilmenite ore

Glows whenever someone on your enemy list enters the same area as you. Does not bypass hood and various states such as phase and blackwind.

Eyes of the Observer (RETIRED)
* 1x Left Eye of the Observer
* 1x Right Eye of the Observer
* 1x an ornate silver gemstone setting
* 1x a silver jewellery chain loop

Allows you to DIAGNOSE other people in the same room as you. Has a longer equilibrium time than self-diagnose.

A compass-inlaid ilmenite bracer (RETIRED)
* 1x Eyes of the Observer
* 1x bracer of hammered ilmenite
* 1x an ornately-framed mirror
* 1x compass of disorientation
NOTE: Unlike other set item artifacts, all of those artifacts need to belong to you.

This artifact contains all the powers of its set items, with bonuses! Bonuses are as follows:

Eye:     Can remote diagnose anybody on the same continent.
Mirror:  Reveals the name of who sensed you.
Bracer:  Bypasses hood, phase, blackwind, etc.
Compass: The exit scrambling affects adjacent rooms as well.