ARTIFACTS - Lusternia Online Help

19.10 ARTIFACTS

(see also HELP ARTIFACT_TRADEINS, HELP ARTIFACT_TRANSFERS)

Artifacts are special items that can be purchased only with bound credits.
Unless otherwise stated, artifacts can be purchased in the Museum of Curious 
Relics and Miraculous Marvels on Avechna's Peak. They will reset into your 
inventory frequently, which means they cannot be loaned out, or stolen(!), 
for very long. Some only work for the owner. They never decay. They cannot 
be changed to reset to anyone else's inventory, so do not buy artifacts of 
any kind if you intend to sell them.

Artifacts can be broken up into three broad types: personal artifacts, manse 
artifacts and beasts. Each of these types is listed below, with helpfiles for 
their various subcategories. A fourth type of artifact is bought 
with 'dingbats'. These are dealt with separately in HELP DINGBATS.

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PERSONAL ARTIFACTS
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Personal artifacts come in two types: runes, which (depending on the type) may 
be attached to jewellery or weapons; and artifacts which are items in-and-of 
themselves. The helpfiles are careful to indicate which type is which.

A Note on Runes
   o Runes can be attached to a piece of jewellery or a weapon with the
     following syntax: ATTACH <rune> TO <item>.
   o Attaching an artifact rune to any item will make it permanent and
     cause it to reset to the rune's owner.
   o Attaching an artifact rune to a piece of jewellery will also add 10
     extra enchantable charges to it.
   o You can only have one rune of each category attached to a piece of
     jewellery or a weapon, and there is a maximum of ten runes of any
     type that can be attached.

Personal artifacts have been split into five broad categories, which can be 
found in the following helpfiles.

- HELP ARTIFACTS WEAPONRY
    o Lists artifacts which modify or improve weapons or offensive items.
- HELP ARTIFACTS COMBAT
    o Lists artifacts which add to your offensive or defensive ability
      in combat
- HELP ARTIFACTS TRADE
    o Lists artifacts relating to trade and trade skills.
- HELP ARTIFACTS UTILITY
    o Lists artifacts which improve your travel, survival, or influence
      abilities.
- HELP ARTIFACTS MISCELLANEOUS
    o Lists other artifacts that do not fit into the other categories.

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MANSE ARTIFACTS
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Manse artifacts enable you to add special objects and effects to your 
aethermanse (a player house - see HELP MANSE for more details). Aethership 
artifacts enable you to upgrade your aethership (see help aetherships for more 
details).

The two helpfiles which list these artifacts are as follows:

- HELP MANSE ARTIFACTS
- HELP AETHERSHIP ARTIFACTS

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BEASTS AND MANSE DWELLERS
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Beasts and manse dwellers are both types of pet. Beasts can be ridden like any 
ordinary mount, but are uniquely customised. Manse dwellers are creatures that 
live in your manse or aethership. For more information on either beasts or 
manse dwellers, consult the following helpfiles.

- HELP CUSTOM BEASTS
- HELP MANSE DWELLERS

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HOW TO PURCHASE
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Many artifacts are available to you at the Museum of Curious Relics & 
Miraculous Marvels on Avechna's Peak. Artifacts are purchased with
bound credits.

BUY <artifact>

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ARTIFACT GIFTS
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To buy artifacts as gifts for another person, you must do the following:

BUY <artifact> AS GIFT FOR <person> [WITH DELIVERY] [MESSAGE <your note>]

Gift artifacts are purchased with unbound credits. When you buy a gift,
it will be expertly wrapped into a present for your recipient. You can
then deliver the gift yourself, or if you choose the delivery option, it
will be mailed to the recipient for you (and will arrive with no small
amount of fanfare!).

Each artifact gift includes a special notecard to your recipient, and
will include the personal message you include. If you do not wish to
include a message, simply do not specify one and a generic note wishing
the recipient well shall be enclosed. The notecard will include your
name so that the recipient will know who to thank.

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OTHER REQUESTS
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Customization of most non-mobile items is also possible, altering the 
appearance as per your specifications as well as how the object decays
and resets. For more information, see

- HELP CUSTOMISATION

For any other requests or special needs, email artifacts@lusternia.com.
Please be very clear as to what you want to purchase and what you 
believe it will cost. This is especially true in cases where you may
be claiming a discount, or other special consideration.

See also:
HELP ARTIFACTS WEAPONRY
HELP ARTIFACTS COMBAT
HELP ARTIFACTS UTILITY
HELP ARTIFACTS TRADE
HELP ARTIFACTS MISC
HELP MANSE ARTIFACTS
HELP AETHERSHIP ARTIFACTS
HELP CUSTOM BEASTS
HELP CUSTOMISATION
HELP DINGBATS