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100 Very Inexpensive Treasures

I'm running out of ways I'm interested in fine-tuning the code, so I think it's approaching an as-finished-as-I-want-it-to-be state for the time being. It's just the core of a treasure-and-hoard-building machine lacking an interface and various switches (for example, enchanted items only, no metal items, etc.), but I'd need to pick a specific front-end approach for that and I can't be bothered at the moment. It'd be fun to do it for Android, but that's Right Out under current conditions. At some point in the not terribly distant future, I'll probably post the code and some sample data files (though certainly not full files).

That said, here are 100 random items with a value of no more than $100:

  1. Comb. Inlay (expensive, minimal), Relief (minimal), Corroded; decorated with Bee motif. $51.56, .60 lb.
  2. 2 lb. Fiber, Wool. $0.20, 2.00 lbs.
  3. Piercing. Painting/Enamel (extensive), Beads/Nails (extensive); decorated with Scene: Murder motif. $5.00, .05 lb.
  4. Toy Weapon. Painting/Enamel (minimal), Worn; decorated with Court motif. $11.60, .50 lb.
  5. Arrows, bodkin. Inlay (expensive, minimal), Branding; decorated with Scene: Building motif. $16.00, .10 lb.
  6. Ruff. Beading (cheap, extensive), Block Printing; decorated with Magician motif. $44.00, .10 lb.
  7. Toy Unusual Animal. Exceptional Material, Fringe (cheap), Relief (extensive); decorated with Bat motif. $97.00, .50 lb.
  8. Wineskin (1 gallon). Lace (minimal). $45.00, .25 lb.
  9. Quarterstaff. Painting/Enamel (minimal); decorated with Deer/elk motif. $30.00, 4.00 lbs.
  10. Rope, 3/8” (10 yards). Frayed (Heavily), Fur Trim (expensive). $42.50, 1.50 lbs.
  11. Plug. Gilding, Beads/Nails (minimal). $64.84, .25 lb.
  12. Cloth, Linen. $14.00, 2.50 lbs.
  13. Shattersand banger. Inlay (expensive, minimal), Relief (minimal); decorated with Narrative: Wrestling/boxing motif. $42.50, .05 lb.
  14. 4 Cosmetics. Contained in Box, Wooden, Small. Painting/Enamel (extensive); decorated with Insect motif. $52.00, 2.25 lbs.
  15. Canteen (wooden, 1 qt.). Silver Plating. $30.00, 3.00 lbs.
  16. Bracelet. Beads/Nails (extensive); decorated with Kitchen motif. $56.25, 1.20 lbs.
  17. Blowpipe. Worn, Fine Material. $87.00, 1.00 lb.
  18. Dagger. Dwarven. $100.00, .25 lb.
  19. Shuriken. Painting/Enamel (extensive); decorated with Scene: Travel motif. $18.00, .10 lb.
  20. 4 oz. Turmeric. Contained in Box, Wooden, Small. Exceptional Material. $78.00, .50 lb.
  21. Comb. Inlay (expensive, minimal); decorated with Scene: Harvest motif. $43.75, .10 lb.
  22. Box, Wooden, Large. Fringe (expensive), Silver Plating. $52.50, 2.00 lbs.
  23. Piercing. Material (Billon), Exceptional Material. $17.59, .04 lb.
  24. 6 oz. Onion Seed. Contained in Box, Wooden, Small. Gilding. $78.00, .62 lb.
  25. Kusarigama. Cheap. $32.00, 4.50 lbs.
  26. Chest, Small. Worn. $90.00, 18.00 lbs.
  27. Footstool. Corroded. $22.50, 3.00 lbs.
  28. Boomstick ammo. Contained in Box, Wooden, Small. Beads/Nails (minimal); decorated with Scene: Murder motif. $13.50, .42 lb.
  29. Pole, 6’. Silver Plating, Beads/Nails (minimal). $18.75, 3.00 lbs.
  30. Comb. Relief (extensive); decorated with Elephant/Mammoth motif. $15.00, .20 lb.
  31. Chopsticks. Fine Material. $3.00, .00 lb.
  32. 4 Bale Cloth, Plain Silk. $17.00, 8.00 lbs.
  33. Toy House. Inlay (expensive, minimal); decorated with Narrative: Travel motif. $28.00, .50 lb.
  34. Belt. Block Printing; decorated with Sea serpent motif. $22.50, .25 lb.
  35. Knitting Needles. Inlay (expensive, extensive), Worn; decorated with Cat motif. $74.50, .00 lb.
  36. Burning Glass. Relief (minimal), Fringe (cheap), Corroded; decorated with Tavern/Inn motif. $100.00, .25 lb.
  37. Cup. Gilding. $10.00, .15 lb.
  38. Bolas. Silver Plating, Fringe (cheap). $65.00, 2.00 lbs.
  39. Button. Inlay (cheap, extensive); decorated with Ruler motif. $40.00, .48 lb.
  40. Hat, tall. Resist Dyed, Dyed (cheap); decorated with Mounted Archer motif. $90.00, .30 lb.
  41. Fishhooks and Line. Worn. Enchanted with Purify Air. $55.00, .10 lb.
  42. Short Baton. Inlay (cheap, extensive); decorated with Scene: Nursing mother motif. $80.00, .50 lb.
  43. Staff Sling. Fine Material. $60.00, 2.00 lbs.
  44. 6 Paper, Rice, 20 Sheets. Contained in Box, Wooden, Small. Fringe (expensive). $43.00, 1.75 lbs.
  45. Hat, small. Lace (minimal). Set with 1.0 ct. Agate. $79.00, .20 lb.
  46. 4 Soap. Contained in Box, Wooden, Small. Inlay (expensive, minimal); decorated with Interlocked circles motif. $19.00, 2.25 lbs.
  47. Nightingale Carpet. Worn, Relief (minimal); decorated with Musician motif. $84.00, 5.00 lbs.
  48. 4 Bale Cloth, Gauze. $5.00, 6.00 lbs.
  49. Personal Basics. Relief (extensive); decorated with Scene: Dancing motif. $25.00, 1.00 lb.
  50. Bracelet. Fringe (expensive). $28.12, 1.20 lbs.
  51. Cap. Feathers (simple). $9.00, .10 lb.
  52. Pickaxe. Beads/Nails (extensive); decorated with Scale pattern motif. $45.00, 8.00 lbs.
  53. Rondel Dagger. Beads/Nails (minimal). $70.00, 1.00 lb.
  54. 3 Bale Cloth, Linen. $14.00, 7.50 lbs.
  55. Nasal. Fringe (expensive). $5.62, .36 lb.
  56. 20  Bullets. Painting/Enamel (minimal), Silver Plating; decorated with Cobra motif. $0.50, 1.00 lb.
  57. Mechanical Toy. Corroded, Fringe (expensive). Enchanted with Smoke. $55.00, .50 lb.
  58. Drinking Set. Relief (extensive), Inlay (cheap, minimal); decorated with Builder motif. $52.50, 3.00 lbs.
  59. Wrappings. Bells (expensive), Patchwork (expensive), Dyed (average). $20.00, 1.00 lb.
  60. Pouch/Purse. Inlay (expensive, minimal); decorated with Court motif. $70.00, .20 lb.
  61. Wooden Stake. Cheap, Elven. $65.60, .50 lb.
  62. Backpack, Small. Stained. $54.00, 3.00 lbs.
  63. Chain. Inlay (expensive, minimal); decorated with Oak Tree motif. Set with 2.5 ct. Hematite. $81.53, .04 lb.
  64. 5 Cosmetics. Contained in Box, Wooden, Small. Inlay (expensive, extensive); decorated with Narrative: Worship motif. $70.00, 2.75 lbs.
  65. Button. Silver Plating, Relief (extensive); decorated with Narrative: Nursing mother motif. $35.00, .16 lb.
  66. 6 Faerie Ink. Contained in Wineskin (1 gallon). Stained. $84.00, 3.25 lbs.
  67. Dinner Plate. Painting/Enamel (extensive), Beads/Nails (minimal); decorated with Scene: Coronation motif. $13.50, .50 lb.
  68. Lance. Fringe (cheap). $75.00, 6.00 lbs.
  69. Pouch/Purse. Silver Plating, Fringe (cheap), Inlay (cheap, minimal); decorated with Scene: Birth/presentation of child motif. $57.50, .20 lb.
  70. 2 oz. Turmeric. Contained in Box, Wooden, Small. Corroded. $39.50, .38 lb.
  71. Nasal. Material (Billon), Relief (extensive), Worn; decorated with Narrative: Communal meal motif. $48.89, .39 lb.
  72. 5 oz. Indigo. Contained in Box, Wooden, Small. Silver Plating, Relief (minimal); decorated with Desert motif. $41.00, .56 lb.
  73. Nasal. Relief (minimal), Beads/Nails (extensive); decorated with Vines and leaves motif. $16.88, .30 lb.
  74. 6 Bale Cloth, Plain Silk. $17.00, 12.00 lbs.
  75. Sleeves, heavy. Embroidery (minimal), Frayed (Lightly); decorated with Knotwork motif. $49.50, .50 lb.
  76. Door Needle. Relief (minimal), Corroded; decorated with Rowed Ship motif. $9.00, .00 lb.
  77. Candlesticks. Gilding. $80.00, 1.00 lb.
  78. 3 oz. Sealing Wax. Contained in Box, Wooden, Small. Inlay (cheap, extensive), Gilding; decorated with Peacock (or other elaborately plumed bird) motif. $55.25, .44 lb.
  79. Bow Drill. Beads/Nails (extensive); decorated with Unicorn motif. $24.00, 1.00 lb.
  80. 6 oz. Sumac. Contained in Box, Wooden, Small. Exceptional Material, Fine Material. $82.00, .62 lb.
  81. Chair. Corroded. $67.50, 12.00 lbs.
  82. Pickaxe. Painting/Enamel (extensive). $90.00, 8.00 lbs.
  83. Candlesticks. Beads/Nails (extensive), Painting/Enamel (extensive). $32.00, 1.00 lb.
  84. 3 Shot Boomstick ammo. Contained in Box, Wooden, Small. Painting/Enamel (minimal). $16.00, .76 lb.
  85. Harpoon. Corroded. $45.00, 6.00 lbs.
  86. Large Shattersand Bomb. Worn. $87.30, 10.10 lbs.
  87. Scythe. Corroded. $11.25, 5.00 lbs.
  88. Hose, regular. Stained. $32.40, .60 lb.
  89. Toy House. Painting/Enamel (extensive), Blurry (supernatural effect). Enchanted with Purify Air. $34.40, .50 lb.
  90. Goblet. Beads/Nails (extensive); decorated with Court motif. $15.00, .50 lb.
  91. Stiletto. Fringe (cheap). $25.00, .25 lb.
  92. 2 Bale Cloth, Plain Silk. $17.00, 4.00 lbs.
  93. Bladed Hand. Cheap. $40.00, 1.00 lb.
  94. 4 oz. Murex. Contained in Box, Wooden, Small. Inlay (expensive, extensive); decorated with Armor/Shield motif. $59.00, .50 lb.
  95. Hat, tall, winter. Stained, Feathers (simple). $50.40, .60 lb.
  96. Lanyard, Leather. Relief (extensive), Inlay (expensive, minimal); decorated with Bee motif. $11.00, .10 lb.
  97. Game Tiles. Worn. $19.80, 1.50 lbs.
  98. 3 Oil, Lantern. Contained in Wineskin (1 gallon). Inlay (cheap, extensive), Worn; decorated with Narrative: Worship motif. $81.00, 3.25 lbs.
  99. Wineskin (1 gallon). Fringe (cheap), Beading (cheap, extensive), Stained; decorated with Pig motif. $59.00, .25 lb.
  100. Caltrops. Inlay (cheap, minimal), Painting/Enamel (minimal); decorated with Sage motif. $27.50, .50 lb.


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