AUCTIONS - Lusternia Online Help

17.12 AUCTIONS

In order to participate in a Lusternian auction, go to one of the lottery
 and auction offices in your local city or commune. Once there, you may 
BID <amount> ON <auction>.

When a auction is over, the prize will be awarded, and any unused bids 
in escrow will be returned.

Commands:

AUCTIONS 
 o List all auctions you can participate in. Also lists your maximum bid 
   if you are the current highest bidder. Bids CANNOT be retracted.

BID <amount> ON <auction>  
 o Bids the specified amount on an auction. It will notify you if you out 
   bid any proxy bids for that auction. ONLY BOUND CREDITS AND ESCROW CREDITS
   CAN BE USED TO BID IN AUCTIONS.

BID INCREASE <amount> on <auction>
 o Increases your maximum bid on an auction you are currently winning. 
   For example if your maximum bid is 100 and you increase it by 50, your 
   new maximum bid will be 150.

AUCTION INFO <auction #>   
 o Get information on an auction.

AUCTION CREDITS
 o Shows how many credits are available for bidding.

AUCTION ESCROW BUILD
 o This will build-up your escrow account, based on how many artifacts you 
   currently possess. You can use your escrow in any auctions as credits
   taken against the value of your current artifacts. If you win an auction
   using escrow credits, and cannot pay for the bid fully with bound or unbound
   credits to your person, your artifacts will be used to meet the value of
   the auction.
 o ESCROW CREDITS ARE DIRECTLY RELATED TO YOUR ARTIFACTS. USING ESCROW
   CREDITS MAY RESULT IN YOUR EXISTING ARTIFACTS BEING TRADED IN SO THAT YOUR
   BID CAN BE COMPLETED.

AUCTION <auction #> RESOLVE
 o This will resolve an auction if you have won it through an escrow. In other 
   words, after you have traded-in artifacts to cover the escrow or purchased 
   credits normally, you can resolve the auction.

NOTE: You must have the gold or credits on hand to bid. Your bid will be 
held in escrow until you are outbid or win the auction. If the winning 
bid is less than your maximum bid, then the remainder will be returned to 
you.

The auction houses are located at:
  Glomdoring: the Cave of Chance
  Magnagora: Magnagora lotteries and auction house
  New Celest: the Celestian Lotto booth and auction house
  Serenwilde: Goldie's Lucky Lottery of Providence and Fortune
  Hallifax: Halls of Chance and Exchange
  Gaudiguch: the Gaudiguch Lottery

NOTE: It is in extremely poor taste to prevent others from bidding in their own auction houses, and the administration reserves the right to exact excruciatingly painful punishments for those who engage in such dishonourable activity.