New theft and stolen-item mechanics!
ANNOUNCE NEWS #5081 (07/29/2019 at 01:40)
From : Nicola
To : Everyone
Subject: Events Stole My Subject!
With the heavy weight of the Jaguars Syndicate being brought brutally to bear upon the unlicensed
thieves of Achaea, we have some big changes to theft to introduce!
First up, Serpents get CASEing!
Each time you case an individual you will gain a better grasp of their belongings and how they store
This information becomes outdated over time, though repeated cases will allow you to maintain your
knowledge and so improve upon it. You can only case a target every so often(*).
* Around once every 50 minutes.
Casing a subject in this way significantly improves the effectiveness of attempts to pickpocket
specific items from a target. You will lose all of your accumulated cases on an individual if that
individual slays you or a mark does so on their behalf.
Pickpocket chances of success for targetted items are VERY low without casing.
And we have some recourse for the unfortunate victims of Achaea!
The Jaguars have set up fences around the land.
When an item is picked from your pocket it goes to the fences to be sold off!
Anyone can visit a fence and use the FENCEboldwhite}FENCE commands to place a single, maximum bid on
any item being fenced.
This is a silent auction, no incrementing. Top bid "wins". This auction period lasts for fifty days.
A fence can be found in Delos, there are more scattered around the lands.
If your bid wins and you were the thief, you get the item and a cut of the gold.
If your bid loses and you were the thief, you get a cut of the gold.
If your bid wins and you were the original owner, you get your item.
If your bid loses, the thief did not win the bid, and you were the original owner, you will be
prompted to buy out the item with the bid to match. This happens when an auction period ends and is
the final opportunity to retrieve the item. You have twenty-five days from the auction's end to do
If you bid on an item and you are not the thief or owner, you will either win, or lose. Losing will
return your gold to you.
For all winning bids, the item is transferred directly to your inventory.
BUYING OUT AN AUCTION OR WINNING AN AUCTION IS THE ONLY WAY TO GET YOUR PROPERTY BACK.
When a thief steals an item, the item is passed along to the fences, and the thief gets a chit. This
chit can be turned in for the thief's cut of the gold once an item is fenced.
HAVING A CHIT DOES NOT MEAN THAT YOU WILL GET YOUR STOLEN ITEM BACK.
ONLY WINNING THE AUCTION WILL ACHIEVE THIS.
A theft victim can kill a thief and the chit will become theirs.
A theft victim can hire a mark, if said mark is successful the chit will be transferred to the
Any Champion of the Ivory Mark can kill a thief, and the oldest chit owned by the thief will be
returned to the victim.
Any Quisalis assassin can kill a thief and earn the oldest chit held by the thief for themselves.
A thief cannot kill you because you killed them to claim your chit back.
About Your Valuables
- Resetting items cannot be stolen.
- If you keep your valuables in a resetting container and this container is stolen, the container
will be returned to you, but your items within (if not resetting) will be fenced in a separate
- All gold stolen remains with the thief.
- Items being sold by a fence will not decay during this period.
Anywhere in the land
FENCE STATUS BIDS - View your current bids.
FENCE STATUS BUYOUTS - View your currently available buyouts.
At a Fence
FENCE LOTS - View the list of lots currently being fenced.
FENCE LOT <lot ID> - View the details of a specific lot.
FENCE PROBE <item ID> - Probe a specific item.
FENCE BID <item ID> <gold> - Place your bid on a lot.
- This is a silent auction style, one bid only.
FENCE BUYOUT <item ID> - If available, buyout an item.
FENCE TURNIN <chit> - Turn in a thief's chit for their gold cut.
HELP FENCE has been added with all of the information!
Penned by My hand on the 11th of Valnuary, in the year 806 AF.