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100 Inexpensive Treasures


Going in a slightly different direction, here's a new trick: a list of a hundred treasures, all with a cost between $100 and $500. I certainly can't recommend that d100 be used to randomly select items from this list in a GURPS game, but I certainly can't stop you.

  1. Banner. Exceptional Material, Frayed (Lightly), Fringe (cheap). Set with 1.0 ct. Beryl. $253.75, .50 lb.
  2. 5 Bale Leather, Deer. $150.00, 375.00 lbs.
  3. Hip Quiver. Block Printing, Fringe (cheap), Bells (expensive); decorated with Ruins motif. Set with 1.25 ct. Pearl. $417.19, 1.00 lb.
  4. Hat, wide. Embroidery (minimal), Lace (extensive); decorated with Narrative: Worship motif. $216.00, .30 lb.
  5. Caltrops. Exceptional Material, Inlay (cheap, minimal); decorated with Lotus motif. $112.50, .50 lb.
  6. 4 Bale Fur, Wyvern. $500.00, 300.00 lbs.
  7. Blanket. Fur Trim (cheap), Fringe (expensive), Dyed (expensive). $360.00, 4.00 lbs.
  8. 3 Bale Leather, Monkey. $150.00, 225.00 lbs.
  9. Myrmex. Fine Material, Exceptional Material, Inlay (cheap, minimal); decorated with Craftsman motif. $490.00, .25 lb.
  10. Leather, Lion. $250.00, 75.00 lbs.
  11. Scroll Case. Painting/Enamel (minimal). $225.00, 1.00 lb.
  12. Hooded cape. Resist Dyed, Patchwork Quilt; decorated with Whale motif. $253.00, 2.20 lbs.
  13. Chair. Beads/Nails (minimal), Branding. $247.50, 12.00 lbs.
  14. 4 oz. Ochre. Contained in Box, Wooden, Small. Beads/Nails (minimal); decorated with Narrative: Wrestling/boxing motif. $154.25, .50 lb.
  15. Leather Jacket. Fur Trim (expensive). $450.00, 4.00 lbs.
  16. 5 gallon Wine, rice. Contained in Barrel. Beading (cheap, minimal). $170.50, 60.00 lbs.
  17. Button. Inlay (expensive, extensive), Beads/Nails (minimal), Gilding; decorated with Weapon motif. $173.75, .24 lb.
  18. 3 Burning Stone. Contained in Box, Wooden, Large. Beads/Nails (minimal); decorated with Narrative: Dancing motif. $276.25, 5.00 lbs.
  19. Tent, 1 man. Feathers (simple), Quilting, Fine Material. $375.00, 5.00 lbs.
  20. Tunic, light. Dyed (expensive), Patchwork (expensive), Bells (expensive). $432.00, .30 lb.
  21. Brass Knuckles. Painting/Enamel (extensive), Inlay (expensive, extensive); decorated with Crosshatching motif. $200.00, .25 lb.
  22. Hose, regular. Dyed (average), Fine Material, Tapestry Weaving; decorated with Interlocked squares/rectangles motif. $468.00, .60 lb.
  23. Chain. Material (Billon), Beads/Nails (extensive); decorated with Animal-headed person motif. Set with 2.0 ct. Azurite. $120.45, .01 lb.
  24. Leather, Dire Wolf. $250.00, 75.00 lbs.
  25. Brush. Fringe (expensive). Set with 1.75 ct. Amber. $260.56, .50 lb.
  26. Piercing. Silver Plating, Material (Electrum). Set with 1.0 ct. Malachite. $246.88, .02 lb.
  27. Backpack Toolkit, Cobbler/Leatherworker. Fringe (expensive). $300.00, 7.00 lbs.
  28. 2 Bale Fur, Elk. $200.00, 150.00 lbs.
  29. Small Shattersand bomb. Inlay (cheap, minimal), Worn; decorated with Bamboo motif. Set with 2.0 ct. Chalcedony, 2.5 ct. Onyx. $499.40, 2.20 lbs.
  30. Dueling Pollaxe. Dwarven. $500.00, 8.00 lbs.
  31. Mail Bikini. Fine Material, Beads/Nails (minimal). $281.25, 7.00 lbs.
  32. 4 Bale Scale-hide. $275.00, 200.00 lbs.
  33. Chain Whip (2 yards). Inlay (cheap, minimal); decorated with Carpenter motif. $350.00, 6.00 lbs.
  34. 2 Bale Leather, Deer. $150.00, 150.00 lbs.
  35. Piercing. Relief (extensive), Inlay (expensive, extensive); decorated with Smith motif. Set with 1.75 ct. Aquamarine. $313.75, .01 lb.
  36. Boomstick, Single-Barreled. Beads/Nails (minimal). $420.00, 6.90 lbs.
  37. Amphora. Inlay (expensive, minimal); decorated with Grain plants motif. $420.00, 40.00 lbs.
  38. 5 Bale Leather, Antelope. $150.00, 375.00 lbs.
  39. Backpack, Small. Beading (cheap, minimal). $150.00, 3.00 lbs.
  40. Fork, Cooking. Exceptional Material, Inlay (cheap, extensive), Corroded; decorated with Narrative: Birth/presentation of child motif. $267.50, 2.00 lbs.
  41. Map. Material (Exotic leather). Set with 1.25 ct. Diamond. $362.50, .20 lb.
  42. Hooded tunic, winter. Fringe (cheap), Block Printing, Feathers (elaborate); decorated with Fruit Tree motif. $386.10, 1.65 lbs.
  43. Maul. Cheap, Painting/Enamel (extensive); decorated with Hawk motif. $432.00, 12.00 lbs.
  44. 4 Bale Leather, Antelope. $150.00, 300.00 lbs.
  45. Blanket. Resist Dyed, Fur Trim (cheap), Lace (extensive); decorated with Weapon motif. $310.00, 4.00 lbs.
  46. Wine Glass. Inlay (expensive, extensive), Painting/Enamel (minimal), Exceptional Material; decorated with Rabbit motif. $360.00, .50 lb.
  47. First Aid Kit. Fringe (expensive), Fine Material. $175.00, 2.00 lbs.
  48. Hat, small. Beading (expensive, extensive), Resist Dyed; decorated with Seamstress/Tailor motif. Set with 2.75 ct. Onyx. $497.25, .20 lb.
  49. Sleeves, regular. Dyed (expensive). $108.00, .20 lb.
  50. Throwing Stick. Exceptional Material, Inlay (cheap, extensive); decorated with Narrative: Procession motif. Set with 0.75 ct. Emerald, 2.0 ct. Agate. $454.69, 1.00 lb.
  51. Piercing. Gilding, Fringe (cheap). Set with 1.75 ct. Chalcedony. $113.28, .02 lb.
  52. Sack. Stained, Fur Trim (cheap). $117.00, 3.00 lbs.
  53. Anti-Garrote Collar. Relief (extensive); decorated with Alchemical symbol motif. $175.00, 1.00 lb.
  54. Seal. Silver Plating. $165.00, 1.50 lbs.
  55. Trousers, regular. Block Printing, Fringe (cheap); decorated with Narrative: Nursing mother motif. $180.00, 1.20 lbs.
  56. 5 oz. Salt, Black. Contained in Box, Wooden, Small. Exceptional Material. $156.75, .56 lb.
  57. Dress Smallsword. Corroded. Set with 1.75 ct. Tourmaline. $476.56, 1.00 lb.
  58. 3 oz. Huajiao (Szechuan pepper). Contained in Box, Wooden, Small. Beads/Nails (extensive), Worn; decorated with Knight motif. $155.80, .44 lb.
  59. Bayonet. Painting/Enamel (extensive); decorated with Goat motif. $240.00, 1.00 lb.
  60. 6 Bale Fur, Wolf. $500.00, 450.00 lbs.
  61. Leather Helm. Tapestry Weaving, Embroidery (extensive), Lace (extensive); decorated with Sheep motif. $420.00, .50 lb.
  62. 6 oz. Cinnamon. Contained in Box, Wooden, Small. Inlay (expensive, extensive), Fine Material; decorated with Cobra motif. $262.75, .62 lb.
  63. Elven Rope, 3/8” (10 yards). Lace (minimal). Set with 2.0 ct. Tourmaline. $367.50, 1.50 lbs.
  64. Leather, Goat. $150.00, 75.00 lbs.
  65. Leather Gloves. Patchwork (expensive). $180.00, .00 lb.
  66. 5 Bale Fur, Antelope. $200.00, 375.00 lbs.
  67. Light Horse-Cutter. Painting/Enamel (minimal). $360.00, 8.00 lbs.
  68. 3 Bale Fur, Tiger. $500.00, 225.00 lbs.
  69. Blowgun Mount. Patchwork (expensive), Beading (expensive, extensive), Tapestry Weaving; decorated with Unicorn motif. $190.00, 1.00 lb.
  70. Cage, Small, Wooden. Beads/Nails (extensive), Worn. Set with 1.25 ct. Cat's Eye. $254.88, 2.00 lbs.
  71. Fishhooks and Line. Fringe (cheap), Painting/Enamel (extensive). Set with 1.25 ct. Jet. $378.12, .10 lb.
  72. Axe. Dwarven, Beads/Nails (extensive), Cheap. $320.00, 4.00 lbs.
  73. Pole, Spring-loaded. Inlay (cheap, minimal), Fine Material; decorated with Fields motif. $412.50, 7.00 lbs.
  74. 4 Bale Fur, Monkey. $200.00, 300.00 lbs.
  75. Toy Weapon. Fine Material. Set with 1.5 ct. Peridot. $259.50, .50 lb.
  76. 5 Bale Leather, Giant Ape. $250.00, 375.00 lbs.
  77. Combat Fan. Beads/Nails (extensive); decorated with Griffin motif. Set with 1.75 ct. Chalcedony. $220.62, 1.00 lb.
  78. Flower water. Contained in Vial, Crystal. Inlay (cheap, minimal); decorated with Scene: Market motif. $142.50, .31 lb.
  79. Bola Perdida. Silver. $200.00, 1.00 lb.
  80. 3 gallon Wine, date. Contained in Barrel. Bells (cheap). $269.00, 44.00 lbs.
  81. Morningstar. Fringe (expensive). $120.00, 6.00 lbs.
  82. 4 gallon Wine, rice. Contained in Barrel. Corroded, Fine Material. $186.75, 52.00 lbs.
  83. Skirt, regular. Patchwork Quilt, Feathers (elaborate). $390.00, .60 lb.
  84. 5 Bale Fur, Monkey. $200.00, 375.00 lbs.
  85. Wax Tablet. Inlay (cheap, extensive), Painting/Enamel (extensive), Beads/Nails (minimal); decorated with Eye motif. Set with 1.5 ct. Tourmaline, 0.75 ct. Jade. $415.00, 2.00 lbs.
  86. Trousers, light. Feathers (simple), Beading (cheap, extensive). $198.00, .60 lb.
  87. Playing Cards. Beads/Nails (minimal), Fringe (expensive), Relief (extensive); decorated with Narrative: Tending animals motif. $312.50, .25 lb.
  88. 4 oz. Halfling Savory. Contained in Box, Wooden, Small. Inlay (expensive, minimal); decorated with Interlocked triangeles motif. $164.00, .50 lb.
  89. Skirt, light. Frayed (Heavily), Patchwork Quilt, Lace (extensive). $262.50, .30 lb.
  90. 6 Necromantic Preservative. Contained in Wineskin (1 gallon). Patchwork (cheap), Dyed (expensive). $220.00, 6.25 lbs.
  91. Sack. Bells (cheap), Feathers (elaborate). $240.00, 3.00 lbs.
  92. 2 Bale Fur, Deer. $200.00, 150.00 lbs.
  93. Myrmex. Silver Plating, Exceptional Material, Painting/Enamel (minimal). $480.00, .25 lb.
  94. 5 Bale Leather, Frost Snake. $250.00, 375.00 lbs.
  95. Shovel. Fringe (cheap), Beads/Nails (minimal), Gilding; decorated with Animal-headed person motif. Set with 2.5 ct. Obsidian. $284.50, 6.00 lbs.
  96. Sewing Needles. Beads/Nails (extensive), Inlay (expensive, extensive); decorated with Scene: Birth/presentation of child motif. $255.00, .00 lb.
  97. Map. Material (Cloth), Obscure Knowledge, Durable writing. Set with 1.75 ct. Quartz. $325.94, .10 lb.
  98. 2 Bale Fur, Ibex. $200.00, 150.00 lbs.
  99. Map. Durable writing, Fine, Material (Paper). $337.50, .20 lb.
  100. Whip (2 yards). Silver Plating. $120.00, 4.00 lbs.

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