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New feature: containers for (most) bulk goods. Spices, beverages, and the like now come in suitable boxes, bags, bottles, and so on. The containers themselves may be decorated, adding to the total value of the item. Here are some more $20,000 hoards:

Hoard 1
  • Crossbow Sling. Stained, Beading (expensive, extensive). $1,580.00, 2.00 lbs.
  • Main-Gauche. Beads/Nails (minimal), Jeweled, Faint Glow(supernatural effect). Enchanted with Lightning Stare, Sound Jet. Cursed with Race Restriction (target). $9,187.50, 1.25 lbs.
  • Very Small Billon Ring. Inlay (cheap, extensive); decorated with Ox motif. $456.00, .15 lb.
  • Telescope. $500.00, 6.00 lbs.
  • 4 Bale Fur, Fox. $200.00, 300.00 lbs.
  • Sculpture, Stone. Inlay (expensive, minimal); decorated with Mouse/Rat motif. Enchanted with Turn Blade. Cursed with Backlash (Euphoria). $7,810.00, 165.00 lbs.
  • $266.50 in coins.

Hoard 2
  • Bronze Greaves. Inlay (cheap, minimal), Fringe (expensive), Visible Trail (Pale Mist)(supernatural effect); decorated with Scene: Funeral motif. Enchanted with Pain, Rooted Feet. $17,350.00, 17.00 lbs.
  • 7 oz. Ochre. Contained in Box, Wooden, Small. Exceptional Material. $40.75, .69 lb.
  • Whetstone, Dwarven. Fringe (expensive). $750.00, 1.00 lb.
  • $1,859.25 in coins.

Hoard 3
  • 4 oz. Onycha. Contained in Box, Wooden, Small. Gilding, Inlay (cheap, extensive); decorated with Narrative: Coronation motif. $74.00, .50 lb.
  • Wrap, regular. Fringe (expensive), Feathers (simple), Beading (cheap, minimal). $864.00, 1.60 lbs.
  • Very Heavy Silver Bracelet. Inlay (expensive, minimal); decorated with Narrative: Shipwreck motif. $12,075.00, 1.25 lbs.
  • Cestus. Painting/Enamel (minimal), Moving Figures(supernatural effect). Enchanted with Graceful Weapon. $3,200.00, 1.00 lb.
  • 13 oz. Chiles. Contained in Box, Wooden, Small. Fringe (cheap), Exceptional Material. $78.50, 1.06 lbs.
  • 6 gallon Wine, date. Contained in Amphora. Worn. $63.00, 88.00 lbs.
  • Round Mace. Dragonbone. $875.00, 5.00 lbs.
  • 2 oz. Sandalwood gum. Contained in Box, Wooden, Small. Fringe (expensive), Exceptional Material. $49.50, .38 lb.
  • 2 oz. Pepper, black. Contained in Box, Wooden, Small. Beads/Nails (minimal), Painting/Enamel (extensive); decorated with Domestic Fowl motif. $163.50, .38 lb.
  • Jutte. Painting/Enamel (minimal); decorated with Ox motif. $120.00, 1.00 lb.
  • 3 Rubbing Wax. Contained in Box, Wooden, Large. Worn, Silver Plating. $55.50, 5.00 lbs.
  • Ninja Suit, Heavily Armored. Feathers (elaborate), Patchwork Quilt. $1,950.00, 12.00 lbs.
  • $432.00 in coins.

Hoard 4
  • Steel Corselet. Corroded, Fine Material. $3,575.00, 35.00 lbs.
  • Shoulder Quiver. Block Printing, Embroidery (extensive), Beading (expensive, extensive); decorated with Scene: Market motif. $135.00, .50 lb.
  • Shattersand gun hammer. Fine, Aura Of Cold(supernatural effect). Enchanted with Ghost Weapon. $5,145.00, .50 lb.
  • Average Billon Buckle. Relief (minimal); decorated with Boat motif. $855.00, .75 lb.
  • Toy Chariot/Wagon. Inlay (cheap, extensive); decorated with Baby motif. $32.00, .50 lb.
  • Loom. Worn, Unusual Material (Bone/Teeth)(supernatural effect). Enchanted with Hold Breath. Cursed with Corrupting (Selfish). $9,068.40, 5.00 lbs.
  • $1,189.60 in coins.

Hoard 5
  • Vial, Iron. Gilding, Scent (Brimstone)(supernatural effect). Enchanted with Create Ice. $4,298.50, .50 lb.
  • 11 gallon Wine, grape. Contained in Hogshead. Lace (minimal). $1,359.00, 148.00 lbs.
  • Mead. Contained in Wineskin (1 gallon). Lightly Frayed, Lace (extensive). $108.50, 8.25 lbs.
  • 7 Bale Cloth, Otherwordly. $200.00, 52.50 lbs.
  • Blowpipe. Jeweled, Moving Figures(supernatural effect). Enchanted with Repel Animal. $3,260.00, 1.00 lb.
  • 13 oz. Orcish Firegrain. Contained in Box, Wooden, Small. Inlay (expensive, minimal); decorated with Interlocked spirals motif. $164.00, 1.06 lbs.
  • Small Bronze Nasal. Relief (extensive), Spectral(supernatural effect); decorated with Snake motif. Enchanted with Pain. $8,045.00, .12 lb.
  • 7 oz. Cassia. Contained in Box, Wooden, Small. Painting/Enamel (extensive), Exceptional Material; decorated with Farming tool (plow, yoke, etc.) motif. $125.00, .69 lb.
  • Cloth, Samite. $42.50, 3.00 lbs.
  • Spinning Wheel. Corroded. $75.00, 40.00 lbs.
  • 14 Bale Scale-hide. $275.00, 700.00 lbs.
  • Fur Tunic. Stained. $22.50, 2.00 lbs.
  • Average Bronze Buckle. Painting/Enamel (minimal), Silver Plating; decorated with Star motif. $187.50, .60 lb.
  • $1,837.50 in coins.


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