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100 Quite Expensive Treasures

This is getting into serious money territory, $5000 to $10,000.

  1. Toy Boat. Relief (minimal), Aura Of Fear (supernatural effect); decorated with Bull motif. Set with 1.75 ct. Lapis Lazuli. Enchanted with Summon Elemental (Earth). Cursed with Corrupting (Bully). $8,261.16, .50 lb.
  2. Sleeves, regular. Fringe (expensive), Bells (expensive), Exceptional Material. Enchanted with Force Wall, Create Acid. Cursed with Spirit Trap. $6,432.00, .20 lb.
  3. Hose, regular. Embroidery (minimal), Beading (cheap, minimal), Exceptional Material, Animate Surface (Running Water) (supernatural effect); decorated with Craft tool (spinning wheel, anvil, etc.) motif. Enchanted with Sand Jet, Clouds. Cursed with Corrupting (Berserk). $9,882.00, .60 lb.
  4. First Aid Kit. Fringe (expensive), Visible Trail (Pale Mist) (supernatural effect). Enchanted with Beast Summoning. $8,125.00, 2.00 lbs.
  5. Chakram. Inlay (expensive, extensive), Relief (extensive), Painting/Enamel (extensive); decorated with Narrative: Building motif. Enchanted with Air Jet. $5,200.00, 1.50 lbs.
  6. Barding, Horse. Beading (cheap, extensive); decorated with Builder motif. Enchanted with Create Air, Panic. Cursed with Toxic Aura. $8,725.00, 30.00 lbs.
  7. Greatsword. Worn, Balanced, Silver Plating. $5,520.00, 7.00 lbs.
  8. Scale Leggings. Relief (extensive), Beads/Nails (extensive); decorated with Baby motif. Set with 1.0 ct. Bloodstone. Enchanted with Resist Water (always on). $5,900.00, 21.00 lbs.
  9. Plate Bikini. Exceptional Material. $5,600.00, 8.00 lbs.
  10. Keffiyeh/yashmak. Fur Trim (cheap). Enchanted with Flame Jet. Cursed with Corrupting (Gluttony). $8,064.00, .50 lb.
  11. Composite Bow. Inlay (cheap, extensive); decorated with Scene: Foot race motif. $7,200.00, 4.00 lbs.
  12. Hook Sword. Fine Material. Enchanted with Spit Acid. $8,600.00, 3.00 lbs.
  13. Sculpture, Porcelain/Faience. Corroded, Thunderclap (supernatural effect). Enchanted with Alertness 1, Talisman 1. $6,680.00, 100.00 lbs.
  14. Wheelbarrow. Inlay (expensive, minimal), Flashes brightly when its magical properties are used (supernatural effect); decorated with Concentric triangles motif. Enchanted with Ice Slick. $5,510.00, 18.00 lbs.
  15. Small Mace. Fringe (cheap), Balanced, Orichalcum. Enchanted with Resist Pain. Cursed with Haunted (Elementals). $9,198.75, 3.00 lbs.
  16. Boomstick, Single-Barreled. Silver Plating, Painting/Enamel (extensive), Gilding. Set with 1.5 ct. Sapphire. $6,768.75, 6.90 lbs.
  17. Tunic, light. Stained, Dyed (expensive), Patchwork (cheap), Dry (supernatural effect). Enchanted with Breathe Water. $8,200.70, .30 lb.
  18. Wig, Large. Dyed (average), Bells (expensive). $7,500.00, 6.00 lbs.
  19. Pole, 6’. Silver Plating, Spirit Aura (supernatural effect). Enchanted with Pull. $5,020.00, 3.00 lbs.
  20. Mallet. Fringe (cheap). Enchanted with Turn Spirit. $7,018.75, 3.00 lbs.
  21. Surcoat. Patchwork (cheap), Beading (expensive, minimal), Thunderclap (supernatural effect); decorated with Scene: Travel motif. Set with 2.75 ct. Aquamarine. Enchanted with Rooted Feet. $8,801.88, .50 lb.
  22. Armillary Sphere. Gilding, Inlay (cheap, extensive); decorated with Scene: Exorcism motif. Set with 1.75 ct. Amber. $5,651.56, 4.00 lbs.
  23. Clock, Complex. Worn, Animate Surface (Shifting Colors/Textures) (supernatural effect). Enchanted with False Tracks. $7,900.00, 25.00 lbs.
  24. Prosthetic Foot. Inlay (cheap, extensive), Fringe (cheap); decorated with Scene: Funeral motif. Enchanted with Keen Sense 1. $6,300.00, 1.00 lb.
  25. Steel Breastplate. Inlay (expensive, extensive); decorated with Narrative: Worship motif. Set with 1.75 ct. Jade. $7,701.25, 18.00 lbs.
  26. Whetstone, Dwarven. Inlay (cheap, extensive), Fringe (expensive), Silver Plating; decorated with Knotwork motif. Set with 1.75 ct. Onyx. $5,451.25, 1.00 lb.
  27. Throwing Stick. Gilding, Visible Trail (Faint Glow) (supernatural effect). Enchanted with Silver Tongue (cast), Air Jet. $8,210.00, 1.00 lb.
  28. Plug. Painting/Enamel (minimal), Corroded, Beads/Nails (minimal), Glowing Parts/Design (supernatural effect). Set with 2.25 ct. Magnetite, 2.25 ct. Turquoise. Enchanted with Mirror. $7,375.00, .20 lb.
  29. Cabinet, Compartmentalized. Relief (extensive), Fringe (expensive); decorated with Chrysanthemum motif. Enchanted with Jump 1. $6,100.00, 32.00 lbs.
  30. Candlesticks. Fine Material, Exceptional Material. Enchanted with Beast Summoning. $8,088.00, 1.00 lb.
  31. Faerie Mirror Cloth. Lace (extensive), Embroidery (extensive); decorated with Narrative: Shipwreck motif. Enchanted with Climbing +1. $8,000.00, .00 lb.
  32. Hat, wide, winter. Quilting, Unusual Material (Ebony) (supernatural effect). Enchanted with Clouds. $6,252.00, .60 lb.
  33. Bayonet. Fringe (cheap), Tempered glass. Enchanted with Penetrating Weapon (2). $6,210.00, 1.00 lb.
  34. Banner. Tapestry Weaving, Patchwork (cheap), Unusual Material (Bone/Teeth) (supernatural effect); decorated with Scene: Worship motif. Enchanted with Slow Fire, Waves. Cursed with Burden. $9,150.00, .50 lb.
  35. Hat, small, winter. Lace (minimal), Clean (supernatural effect). Enchanted with Spider Silk. $8,156.00, .40 lb.
  36. Chest. Worn, Painting/Enamel (minimal), Gilding; decorated with Waterfall motif. Set with 2.0 ct. Iolite. Enchanted with Repel Spirits. $6,740.00, 40.00 lbs.
  37. Sculpture, Stone. Inlay (expensive, minimal), Fine Material; decorated with Demon motif. Enchanted with Wither Plant, Pain. Cursed with Corrupting (Gluttony). $9,870.00, 165.00 lbs.
  38. Elven Limb Brace (Arm). Fringe (cheap), Beads/Nails (minimal). Set with 2.25 ct. Turquoise. $5,281.25, 2.00 lbs.
  39. Platter. Inlay (expensive, extensive), Exceptional Material, Beads/Nails (minimal), Wordless Singing (supernatural effect); decorated with Garment motif. Set with 1.0 ct. Lapis Lazuli. Enchanted with Magic Resistance 2. $8,151.81, 1.00 lb.
  40. Hat, wide. Bells (cheap), Tapestry Weaving, Unusual Material (Sandstone) (supernatural effect); decorated with Mountains motif. Enchanted with Haste 1. $5,216.00, .30 lb.
  41. Brush. Gilding. Enchanted with Warm, Climbing +2. Cursed with Time Restrictions (Day). $9,870.00, .50 lb.
  42. Legionary Suit. Beads/Nails (minimal), Unusual Material (Ebony) (supernatural effect). Enchanted with Spark Cloud. $7,012.50, 41.00 lbs.
  43. Horn. Branding, Exceptional Material, Relief (minimal); decorated with Narrative: Nursing mother motif. Enchanted with Seek Water, Alertness 1. $8,258.00, 2.00 lbs.
  44. Hand Cannon. Inlay (expensive, minimal), Painting/Enamel (minimal), Relief (extensive); decorated with Crosshatching motif. Set with 4.75 ct. Chalcedony. $5,940.62, 28.00 lbs.
  45. Large Net. Inlay (expensive, extensive); decorated with Scene: Funeral motif. Enchanted with Penetrating Weapon (2). $5,600.00, 20.00 lbs.
  46. Hand Cannon. Inlay (expensive, minimal), Painting/Enamel (extensive); decorated with Craft tool (spinning wheel, anvil, etc.) motif. Enchanted with Cool. $8,100.00, 28.00 lbs.
  47. Whetstone, Dwarven. Worn, Fringe (cheap). Enchanted with Talisman 1, Shape Water. $8,590.00, 1.00 lb.
  48. Heavy Horse-Cutter. Fine, Orichalcum. Set with 2.0 ct. Bloodstone. $5,160.00, 12.00 lbs.
  49. Spy’s Horn. Inlay (cheap, minimal), Always makes a faint humming or ringing noise (supernatural effect); decorated with Scene: Building motif. Enchanted with False Tracks. $6,400.00, 2.00 lbs.
  50. Edged Cape. Fringe (cheap). Enchanted with Fog. $6,120.00, 2.50 lbs.
  51. Wooden Stake. Poisonwood, Corroded. Set with 2.25 ct. Topaz. Enchanted with Create Fire. $6,531.19, .50 lb.
  52. Compass. Fine Material, Moving Figures (supernatural effect). Set with 1.5 ct. Onyx. Enchanted with Spark Storm. $6,365.00, 5.00 lbs.
  53. Trousers, light. Quilting, Feathers (simple), Patchwork (cheap). Enchanted with Fog, Seek Water. $6,278.00, .60 lb.
  54. Crown. Worn, Relief (minimal), Fine Material; decorated with Head motif. Set with 1.75 ct. Garnet, 1.25 ct. Bloodstone. Enchanted with Gloom. $5,686.56, 1.50 lbs.
  55. Longbow. Gilding, Silver Plating, Corroded. Set with 7.75 ct. Amethyst. $7,081.88, 3.00 lbs.
  56. Burglar Bar. Silver Plating. Set with 0.5 ct. Pearl. Enchanted with Keen Sense 3. $9,138.75, 2.00 lbs.
  57. Chain Whip (3 yards). Gilding, Poisonwood, Very Fine. $7,200.00, 9.00 lbs.
  58. Chest, Compartmentalized. Painting/Enamel (minimal), Corroded, Inlay (expensive, extensive); decorated with Sun motif. $5,025.00, 45.00 lbs.
  59. Hose, winter. Beading (cheap, extensive), Dyed (expensive), Frayed (Heavily). Set with 1.5 ct. Calcite. Enchanted with Wall of Wind. $8,840.00, 1.50 lbs.
  60. Stiletto. Exceptional Material. Enchanted with Thunderclap. $6,400.00, .25 lb.
  61. Myrmex. Tempered glass, Very Fine, Dirty (supernatural effect). Enchanted with Lightning Whip. $7,975.00, .25 lb.
  62. Rope, 3/4” (10 yards). Tapestry Weaving; decorated with Armor/Shield motif. Enchanted with Blur 1, Create Air. $6,175.00, 5.00 lbs.
  63. Chest, Compartmentalized. Exceptional Material. $6,000.00, 45.00 lbs.
  64. Button. Exceptional Material, Unusual Material (Sandstone) (supernatural effect). Enchanted with Force Wall. $6,110.00, .16 lb.
  65. Atlatl. Silver Plating, Spirit Aura (supernatural effect). Enchanted with Heat. Cursed with Backlash (Moderate Pain). $6,480.00, 1.00 lb.
  66. Cup. Exceptional Material, Corroded. Set with 1.5 ct. Amethyst. Enchanted with Burning Touch. $6,257.38, .15 lb.
  67. Barrel. Inlay (expensive, extensive), Painting/Enamel (minimal), Fine Material, Always warm (supernatural effect); decorated with Bull motif. Enchanted with Ice Sphere. $9,241.50, 20.00 lbs.
  68. Barding, Flying Animal. Patchwork Quilt, Lace (extensive). $9,000.00, 30.00 lbs.
  69. Razor. Exceptional Material, Gilding, Fringe (cheap), Unusual Material (Sandstone) (supernatural effect). Enchanted with Cold. $9,237.50, .10 lb.
  70. Dueling Glaive. Dwarven, Very Fine. Enchanted with Coolness, Wall of Light. $9,920.00, 6.00 lbs.
  71. Pipe. Worn, Unusual Material (Sandstone) (supernatural effect). Enchanted with Wind. $6,002.90, .25 lb.
  72. Boomstick, Double-Barreled. Fringe (expensive), Inlay (expensive, extensive); decorated with Scene: Battle motif. Set with 3.0 ct. Tourmaline. $6,260.00, 10.80 lbs.
  73. Scale Leggings. Worn, Exceptional Material, Painting/Enamel (minimal). $5,475.00, 21.00 lbs.
  74. Censer/Incense Burner. Exceptional Material, Scent (Flowers) (supernatural effect). Set with 1.75 ct. Agate. Enchanted with Acid Ball. Cursed with Time Restrictions (Waking Moon). $5,810.31, 2.00 lbs.
  75. Wig, Small. Beading (expensive, minimal), Tapestry Weaving, Glowing Parts/Design (supernatural effect); decorated with Scene: Procession motif. Enchanted with Magic Resistance 1. $5,050.00, 1.00 lb.
  76. Quick-Release Backpack. Painting/Enamel (minimal), Unusual Material (Flower Petals) (supernatural effect); decorated with Fir/Pine Tree motif. Set with 1.25 ct. Beryl. Enchanted with Whirlpool. $5,696.88, 3.00 lbs.
  77. Staff Sling. Painting/Enamel (extensive), Beads/Nails (minimal), Wordless Singing (supernatural effect). Enchanted with Magic Resistance 2. $8,155.00, 2.00 lbs.
  78. Holy Symbol, High. Inlay (cheap, extensive); decorated with Narrative: Tending animals motif. $8,000.00, 1.00 lb.
  79. Quick-Release Backpack. Exceptional Material, Fine Material, Corroded. $6,525.00, 3.00 lbs.
  80. Kusarigama. Beads/Nails (minimal), Orichalcum, Tempered glass; decorated with Fir/Pine Tree motif. Set with 1.5 ct. Diamond, 1.5 ct. Emerald. $5,398.75, 4.50 lbs.
  81. Canteen (wooden, 1 qt.). Inlay (cheap, extensive), Relief (minimal), Scent (Smoke) (supernatural effect); decorated with Scene: Sailing motif. Enchanted with Hold Breath. Cursed with Corrupting (Gluttony). $9,096.00, 3.00 lbs.
  82. Wig, Small. Fine Material, Resist Dyed, Patchwork (cheap), Unusual Material (Sandstone) (supernatural effect); decorated with Scene: Birth/presentation of child motif. Enchanted with Spark Storm. $6,712.50, 1.00 lb.
  83. Cabinet, Compartmentalized. Inlay (cheap, minimal), Worn, Fringe (expensive); decorated with Giant motif. Set with 2.25 ct. Agate, 1.75 ct. Jet. Enchanted with Waves. $6,950.94, 32.00 lbs.
  84. Cabinet, Compartmentalized. Gilding, Exceptional Material. $7,800.00, 32.00 lbs.
  85. Crossbow. Beads/Nails (minimal), Scent (Flowers) (supernatural effect); decorated with Spider motif. Enchanted with Freedom 2. Cursed with Class Restriction. $5,412.50, 6.00 lbs.
  86. Strongbox, Iron, Compartmentalized. Beads/Nails (minimal); decorated with Scene: Hunting motif. Enchanted with Melt Ice. $6,525.00, 18.00 lbs.
  87. Pick. Meteoric. Enchanted with False Tracks. $7,400.00, 3.00 lbs.
  88. Toy Unusual Animal. Fringe (cheap). Enchanted with Mystic Mist. $8,005.00, .50 lb.
  89. Trident. Beads/Nails (minimal), Poison metal, Gilding; decorated with Farming tool (plow, yoke, etc.) motif. Set with 1.0 ct. Coral. $5,680.00, 5.00 lbs.
  90. Trap-Finder’s Kit, Fine. Painting/Enamel (extensive). $7,500.00, 10.00 lbs.
  91. Piercing. Material (Silver), Corroded, Altered Reflection (supernatural effect). Set with 0.5 ct. Cat's Eye. Enchanted with Spit Acid. $8,079.00, .03 lb.
  92. Hook Sword. Tempered glass. $6,000.00, 3.00 lbs.
  93. Chest, Compartmentalized. Painting/Enamel (extensive), Gilding, Worn. $7,470.00, 45.00 lbs.
  94. Light Edged Rapier. Poisonwood. $7,000.00, 2.25 lbs.
  95. Jutte. Poisonwood. Enchanted with Shatterproof. $8,400.00, 1.00 lb.
  96. Sprayer. Corroded, Animate Surface (Shifting Colors/Textures) (supernatural effect). Enchanted with Turn Blade. $6,140.00, 4.00 lbs.
  97. Edged Cape. Tempered glass, Feathers (elaborate), Exceptional Material. Set with 1.75 ct. Pearl. Enchanted with Wither Plant. $7,532.19, 2.50 lbs.
  98. Dwarven Theodolite. Beads/Nails (minimal); decorated with Undead motif. $7,000.00, 15.00 lbs.
  99. Trap, Monster Trap. Gilding, Fringe (expensive), Beads/Nails (extensive); decorated with Triangular grid motif. Set with 2.25 ct. Beryl. $7,621.88, 11.00 lbs.
  100. Folding Raft. Embroidery (minimal), Fringe (expensive); decorated with Squid/octopus motif. Enchanted with Lightning Whip. $8,350.00, 10.00 lbs.


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