Cryptic Chests - Aetolia Online Help

23.3.11 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. Most of the tokens can be redeemed by using REDEEM TOKEN, save for the pet and ambiance ones.

The full listing of the current available prizes are as follows:

* Gold
* 3-6 Grimstim pills (eaten, provide a critical chance increase)
* 3-6 Bull's eyes (eaten, restores willpower)
* 3-6 Phoenix hearts (eaten, restores endurance)
* Chocolate(s) (varies)
* 5 credits + gold
* 10 credits + gold
* 25 credits + gold
* 50 credits + gold
* 100 credits
* 200 credits
* 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 (turn into Razmael)
* 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
* a 25 credit artifact discount voucher
* an ambiance token (must be turned into Razmael)
* compendium page(s) (see HELP COMPENDIUM)
* All artifacts within the 500cr to 1000cr range, excluding things like class-specific hunting artifacts. Some of these might come as an 'orb of power' if their artifact power doesn't have an item normally associated with it (e.g. xpgain). Powers can be transferred from an orb of power to any other valid artifact item free of charge.

Each chest also has a 10% chance of containing a broken piece from a chest, detailed below in set items. If you ever decide you do not wish to keep these items, you can trade in several or sell them to other players. Artifacts and bound credits cannot be sold to other players.

Artifacts may be traded in by ARTIFACT # TRADEIN (see HELP ARTIFACT TRADEINS for details). A handful of items from HELP GIFTBAG can be traded in using PROMO TRADEIN # (see HELP GIFTBAGS for details). Relics can be re-rolled or traded in - RELIC REROLL # or RELIC TRADEIN # (see HELP RELICS for details).


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


 - a sly, black-feathered crow
 - a squat penguin
 - a black raven
 - an iridescent hummingbird
 - a dark, bald eagle
 - a red-tailed hawk
 - a scavenging vulture
 - a young roc

Karak forest, the Dramedo Warrens and Tcanna

Retired: Arbothia, Fengard, Nal'jin


Stealth crystal:
Once you crack this crystal, it will give you the sense_elusion defence while you are logged in, which has the same effect as a hood of elusion. It will also dismiss itself upon death. Destroyed upon use. Can be traded in for 5 credits using PROMO TRADEIN.


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.

You will find pieces to assemble these in cryptic chests. These are not permanent: They will either eventually decay, or be destroyed upon use. You can find these in HELP RELIC ITEMS.


A repair kit
4x an assortment of tools

This relic is consumed on use. You can use it to REPAIR <item> to extend the decay time of any item by 100 real life days.

A dissonance bell
4x a cracked porcelain bell

You can RING BELL to create a monolith effect in the current room for 10 mins. Can be used three times before it is destroyed.

A resplendence token
4x a rainbow-hued fragment

Allows you to emote in colour! Simply EMOTE <colour> <text>. This item will eventually decay.

A brooch of lifesense
4x a snapped gold brooch

Grants access to the LIFESENSE ability, which grants a defence that will inform you when (but not where) someone comes back to life from the death sequence - the opposite to deathsight. Works for undead, living, and vampires rising after a death mistform. This is a permanent relic.

These are PERMANENT. And will be BOUND TO YOU when you assemble them. Assemble with care! The assembled item disappears when assembled! You can find these in HELP RELIC ITEMS.


NOTE: Some retired items will be listed in HELP RELIC ITEMS, for those specifically related to relics.

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 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.

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