TREASURE HUNTS - Aetolia Online Help

17.3.4 TREASURE HUNTS

A Treasure Hunt is a world-wide event initiated by the Gods. When a Treasure
Hunt begins, everyone in the realms at that time will be notified, and will be
told approximately how many treasure chests are now buried across the Prime
Material Plane. Once this happens, you will have up to a specified amount of
time in which to dig up these treasure chests, in order to claim their contents
(either an item of some description, some gold or both). This time is a
maximum, and the Treasure Hunt may end before then, either by the will of the
Gods or simply by all the chests being found.

During a Treasure Hunt, digging (both with a shovel and with claws if morphed)
will be twice as fast, due to the fervour of everyone wishing to discover the
chests. If you happen to be lucky enough to dig up a treasure chest, you may
open it to look inside - but before you take any items out (gold is fine),
make sure you want it for yourself, as once an item is taken out of a treasure
chest for the first time, any bindings it has (such as resetting to a
particular place) will be linked permanently to you.

After you have successfully dug up a buried chest, you will receive the tendonitis affliction for a short time. Tendonitis prevents you from digging while afflicted.

Related commands:

TREASUREHUNT/THUNT STATUS - This shows you how many chests you have found, how
many are still buried and how long is left in the Treasure Hunt.