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9.3.3 THE JEWELCRAFT TRADESKILL

Jewelry serves different functions to different cultures around the     
world. To some, it is the purest of luxuries. To others, jewelry serves 
ceremonial purposes, marks rites of passage, or acts as a badge of rank 
or office. Almost universally, however, those who sculpt works of       
jewelry are admired and valued for their skills.                        

To become a professional jewelsmith, you must be trained by the craft   
guild of a major city. Go to the craft guild office and BUY JEWELCRAFT  
PERMIT. The craft guild assesses a fee of 100 credits for the permit,   
which does not expire. Once a licensed jewelsmith, you will have basic  
ability in the Jewelcraft miniskill. The more you train in this skill,  
the higher quality your products will be.                               

To craft a piece of jewelry, simply purchase a jewelry mold (either from
the craft guild shop or from a more experienced jewelsmith) and the     
components required to make the item as indicated by the mold. Then     
CRAFT <mold> to construct your jewelry.                                 

Once you have attained Expert skill in Jewelcraft, you will gain the    
coveted ability to design items of your own. This process is a bit more 
involved:                                                               

1) Purchase a blank jewelry design sketch from a craft guild office.

2) Acquire a diagram of the same type as the item you wish to design
   (ring, necklace, etc.), then DESIGN <sketch> COPY <diagram>. This
   will make a copy of the existing diagram on your blank sketch. DESIGN
   <sketch> ERASE will completely erase a sketch, allowing you to start
   fresh.

3) Customize your sketch's appearance when held, when viewed in a room,
   and when examined closely:
   DESIGN <sketch> APPEARANCE <description>,
   DESIGN <sketch> DROPPED <description>,
   DESIGN <sketch> EXAMINED <description>.
   DESIGN <sketch> EXAMINED EDIT,
   DESIGN <sketch> ADD <component>,
   DESIGN <sketch> CLEARCOMPONENTS.

4) Take your design sketch to a craft guild office and DESIGN <sketch>
   SUBMIT it for evaluation. The craft guild will review your sketch and
   make a project mold from it if the design is approved.

5) When the mold is finished, you will be notified by letter that your
   mold is ready to pick up.  Return to the craft guild office and
   DESIGN REQUEST <mold>, using the mold number specified in the letter
   from the craft guild. The craft guild charges a fee for the creation
   of the mold.

Use DESIGN LIST to list all of the unsubmitted sketches you are holding.

Once you have attained Transcendent skill in Jewelcraft, you will have  
the ability to list all diagrams in your inventory with MOLDS.