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Rymac
Learned Scribe

USA
283 Posts

Posted - 04 Sep 2015 :  06:10:59  Show Profile  Visit Rymac's Homepage Send Rymac a Private Message  Reply with Quote
That is fantastic. Is this downloadable in one format or another?
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SaMoCon
Learned Scribe

USA
212 Posts

Posted - 04 Sep 2015 :  06:20:18  Show Profile Send SaMoCon a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I originally put this list together in an excel spreadsheet but I don't have it uploaded anywhere where it can be downloaded. The only thing I can recommend is the tedious process of cutting and pasting the posts into a text program, replacing the | symbols with a semicolon or tab and then importing the result into your own spreadsheet as either a CSV or tab delimited file.

The following is a shout out to all websites that I have heavily relied upon or may not have had their proper plug in the list. If you are ever stuck in coming up with an art object of your own, give these sites a try:
http://www.topstonecoltd.com/ stone works
http://carvedstonecreations.com/ stone works
http://www.greekshops.com/index.aspx ecclectic
http://www.galeriefledermaus.com/portfolio/objects/ art objects
http://www.campaignfurniture.com furniture
http://www.candlekeep.com/library/articles/magicdb.htm magic items
http://daniel-s-crowns.blogspot.com/ crowns
http://medievalwalltapestry.com/index.html tapestries
http://www.larsdatter.com/pomanders.htm pomanders
http://www.anteeka.com/ tribal jewelry
http://www.medievaljeweler.com/index.html jewelry
http://www.inezstodel.com/ period jewelry
https://www.bridgemanimages.com/en-US/explore/news/new-collections/ museum
http://www.wulflund.com/en viking reproductions
http://www.michaelbackmanltd.com/Catalogue.html art objects
http://twistedsifter.com/2014/06/acid-etched-metal-art-from-the-renaissance/ metal art
http://www.romanovrussia.com/ jewelry
http://baidun.com/ antiquities
http://www.jewelryexpert.com/catalog/Gentlemans-Jewelry-Gallery.htm men's rings
http://newagetogo.com/ arcane objects
http://www.busaccagallery.com/index.php antiquities
http://www.maskworld.com/english/products/masks/--/leather-masks--140/holly-king-circlet--107425 costumes
http://kingstears.tripod.com/art/art-paintings.htm art objects
http://www.rubylane.com/ antiquities
http://www.bigbeadlittlebead.com/guides_and_information/jewellery_chain_glossary.php necklaces
http://www.realmshelps.net/stores/specialitems.shtml FR items

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SaMoCon
Learned Scribe

USA
212 Posts

Posted - 19 Sep 2015 :  05:19:58  Show Profile Send SaMoCon a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Okay, now I'm just going to pathetically whine. Two weeks ago I posted up 1000 random art objects with values ranging from a handful of copper coins up to tens of thousands of platinum coins. Since that time the post view count jumped by over 1700 views. George & Rymac responded sincerely with their opinions of the work; as had Fendrikor, Bladewind, BEAST, and Wooly done prior with my earlier inferior postings on this topic. While I do appreciate the kudos and encouragement, I am really looking for criticism and deliberate nitpicking of the items in this list.

I want this list to be a finished product and to submit it to Candlekeep proper for inclusion in its hosted lore with a webpage and download for the excel file & pdf document. Though that is my ambition I do not feel right about submitting something that only I have worked on and for which I have only my perspective to judge its merits. I need an outside perspective to see the faults that I cannot see. The people whom use this board come from across the world and bring many differing views on what is or is not good content (I've had enough arguments with other sages to convince me of this point) and I know that when someone says something on this board it is a statement of personal conviction and not just whim.

Do the average values for the things strike you as "right" or, if they do not, should the values be changed to a different number higher or lower? Does something strike you as being not X in value because of Y? Do I need to add Z to the object to achieve that X value? I'm not asking anyone to tackle the entire list (it took me months to rewrite/create the entire list) but there might be a few items that caught your eye where you said to yourself "I could do better than that!" My feelings won't be hurt by anyone telling me what I did wrong, why it is wrong, and how I can make it right.

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Bladewind
Master of Realmslore

Netherlands
1256 Posts

Posted - 21 Sep 2015 :  19:56:50  Show Profile Send Bladewind a Private Message  Reply with Quote
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448 | 850 | 2d4 | 17 | "a 12in beer stein with golden relief & figural fox handle that depicts huntsmen in the chase, winding horns, and with their dogs harrying a boar." | DC13 Claywork: ceramic body and pewter clad ceramic lid of Daleland design. | 4% as is/100% if known |

665 | 5500 | 2d10 | 50 | a crescent of red cloth with hood and orphreys of golden thread embroidery. Its ogival carnation design has sprays of stems each bearing a trio of cintamani balls. A central patch depicts a male & female dwarf under a radiant symbol of two interlocking rings. | DC16 Knowledge Religion: a Berronar Truesilver priest's cope. / DC20 Weaving: gold thread & maiden's hair earthsilk of dwarven style. | 1% as is/50% part known/100% if known |


Dropping the beermug and red poncho at the end of an encounter tomorrow, both in use by the hobgoblin boss.

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480 | 1000 | 2d4 | 20 | This large device is a disk of tightly wound reeds tied by brightly colored bindings in a pivoted wooden clam shell holder covering all but the topmost reed openings. The clamshell has colorfully painted patterns of geometric shapes | "DC13 Disable Device: When placed in wind the action of the air resonates through the reed and the disk spins to change the reeds, creating a tune. / DC13 Perform: Songwheels of the Serpent Hills made by the Gur based on devices found in ruins of the Serpent Hills" | 2% as is/40% part known/100% if known |


I cant get a clear picture of how this one works, but I'm planning on using it tomorrow as well, before the encounter, just to befuddle the players. Have you got a picture link for this Songwheel?

My campaign sketches

Druidic Groves

Creature Feature: Giant Spiders
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SaMoCon
Learned Scribe

USA
212 Posts

Posted - 22 Sep 2015 :  06:14:38  Show Profile Send SaMoCon a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Bladewind

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[quote]480 | 1000 | 2d4 | 20 | This large device is a disk of tightly wound reeds tied by brightly colored bindings in a pivoted wooden clam shell holder covering all but the topmost reed openings. The clamshell has colorfully painted patterns of geometric shapes | "DC13 Disable Device: When placed in wind the action of the air resonates through the reed and the disk spins to change the reeds, creating a tune. / DC13 Perform: Songwheels of the Serpent Hills made by the Gur based on devices found in ruins of the Serpent Hills" | 2% as is/40% part known/100% if known |


I cant get a clear picture of how this one works, but I'm planning on using it tomorrow as well, before the encounter, just to befuddle the players. Have you got a picture link for this Songwheel?

Yeah,... the Songwheel. I kinda' imagined that one so there is no basis for it in either the real world or the FR canon. What I have is entirely home-brew lore that explains the origins and the theoretical workings of this device.

CONCEPT: The songwheel is an advancement of the concept of wind chimes/whistles using environmental winds to both act as an activator for exposed reed openings and mechanical motion to turn the "disk of reeds" like how water turns a waterwheel. To prevent wind from blowing over reed openings other than the few the creator wants activated at one particular time, a case encloses most of the disk leaving a slot at the top (aperture) for the wind to interact with the revealed reed openings. The disk is suspended inside the case by a fixed axle which allows it to easily spin inside the case. The split at the top of the case gives the enclosure the outward similarity of a partially opened clam shell balanced on one end - the base. The base is attached to a stand of some kind by a pivot that allows the clam shell to freely rotate. This rotation is intended for wind currents to push the clam shell around to provide the least resistance by the case and align the aperture to use the wind to spin the disk and activate the exposed reeds. The clam shell has another purpose in its design by creating a resonating chamber that both conditions and amplifies the notes piped by the reeds. More elaborate songwheels have grooves and armatures inside the clam shell that are activated by the disks rotation to open and/or cover piping holes of reeds allowing each reed to play notes of different pitches depending upon the number of turns before it automatically resets on the final turn. Additionally, the device may have a trailing wind vane or wind sock attached to the the clam shell to properly orientate it into the wind instead of possibly angling itself directly opposite the wind flow.

ORIGIN: The early Najara empire was technologically advanced thanks to the ha-naga, Terpenzi, but had been destroyed by Ebenfar and many of its crafts were lost. The write-ups were so sparse on anything but for what was important on the D20 battlemats that I decided to give the scaled ones at least one unique item of culture from before their fall - a passive device that exemplified mechanical prowess, musical appreciation, sophistication of design, and a nod to the environmental considerations for the Najaran homelands bordering the Serpent Hills & High Moor upon the windswept plains of the Backlands. The destruction of Najara would also wipe out the original artisans that crafted these devices. Enter the only humans whom would be inquisitive enough to explore ruins in that region and try to replicate the non-magical and non-combat orientated artifacts they would encounter - the Gur. Gurri imitations would be sold or bartered to travelers on the Trade Way allowing some items to come to notice in Waterdeep, Baldur's Gate, Irieabor, Elturel, Candlekeep, and Neverwinter where craftsman of differing techniques and mediums could elaborate on the simpler Gurri designs. Or at least that is how I imagine these devices to have spawned in the Forgotten Realms. Again, this origin is made entirely out of whole cloth and is unsupported by any FR material.

I hope this helps.

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Bladewind
Master of Realmslore

Netherlands
1256 Posts

Posted - 22 Sep 2015 :  12:27:08  Show Profile Send Bladewind a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Love the concept! Thanks for clearing that up, SaMoCon.

The players will start to hear this Songwheels soothing tunes as soon as they near the Goblin Gully's exit, just before the lounge of the hobgoblin boss. It'll be hanging from the tree-hollow that marks the topside entrance to the gully, playing a soft meditative tune when winds rise.

I'll let you know how the players reacted later this day...

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Druidic Groves

Creature Feature: Giant Spiders
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Bladewind
Master of Realmslore

Netherlands
1256 Posts

Posted - 22 Sep 2015 :  22:26:13  Show Profile Send Bladewind a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The Songwheel really helped set the tune for an awesome duel between the dragonborn paladin of the Lord of the Northwind (Bahamut) and the hobgoblin longsword wielding boss. After the hobgoblins honorable demise the party were drawn to the Songwheels tune, quickly guiding them through a tree hollow to a nice cliffside view of the High Road and its grassy Sword Coast-line. The warlock shot the branch from which the wheel turned caught it. But its weight and bulk managed to dissuade him from carrying it along.

I adapted the red religious vestment worn by the goblin to one of Angharradhan design, with upturned triangles in the carnations ending in three interlocked circles (as the cintamani balls). One of the few items plundered from en elven tomb, as the goblin gully has been carving into a long lost en well hidden tomb of a moon elven clans' underground mausoleum. The party warlock loved it and wears it now.

The beer stein was used in the local tavern as the inn was brazenly entered by the fighter, and refilled by the tavern wench at his sign.

I say this table is worthy of Alaundo's attention (for easy reference).

My campaign sketches

Druidic Groves

Creature Feature: Giant Spiders
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Irennan
Great Reader

Italy
2989 Posts

Posted - 22 Sep 2015 :  22:33:04  Show Profile Send Irennan a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Wow, just bookmarked the thread, I will definitely use those items in my game.

Thanks for sharing.

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SaMoCon
Learned Scribe

USA
212 Posts

Posted - 23 Sep 2015 :  07:22:25  Show Profile Send SaMoCon a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I like what you did there, Bladewind, because how you used or allowed the players to use the items made them better than what was written in the table and it sounds like everybody (including you) had fun.

Anybody who wants the Excel xls file with the 1000 item table can have it if you send me a PM with your email. I will attach the file "ArtTable2" in a reply back to you. Included will be two additional worksheets with the inspirations/credits and a preview of the work so far towards 100 magical art objects on which I have no idea when I will actually get back to work.

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Fendrikor
Learned Scribe

Australia
189 Posts

Posted - 14 Dec 2015 :  07:53:13  Show Profile Send Fendrikor a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Wow. This is amazing, i wish someone would turn this into a Random treasure generator!

There is just so much here, its difficult to critisise. I tested the random variable / sp generator and it worked out fine. At first i wondered why you used SP, but now i get it.

I will post critisisms as i find them, but i expect i will be using this for a long time yet. Ill post feedback as i go.

'Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup'

Edited by - Fendrikor on 14 Dec 2015 07:59:19
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SaMoCon
Learned Scribe

USA
212 Posts

Posted - 09 Dec 2016 :  18:34:18  Show Profile Send SaMoCon a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Some more items that came up like furniture, relics, and household items.

The code to figure this out is the first number is just numerical order. The second number is average value in silver coins. The third number is a randomizer in case you want to roll the value. The fourth number is by what to multiply the rolled value. The first text is initial description ready to be plugged into any written adventure. The second text is the percentages the item is evaluated based on how many pieces of information is know by the seller. The third text is all the information that can be discovered by an appraiser with the appropriate skills, literacy, languages known. The hyperlinks go to the places where I was inspired.

  • 1 | 50 | 2d4 | 1 | a tiny, brown, wooden, rectangular box barely 1ft long with a hinged, cove-molded lid and a keyhole in the front. Oval-inlaid pateras, "barber pole" inlay design along the edges, two-tone stringing, and lightwood crossbanding decorate the exterior. The interior is lined with blue paper and divided into 3 compartments, each containing a removable metal lined wooden box, with dovetailed sides, & a top-mounted wooden knob handle. | 10% as is/ 50% part known/ 100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: a mahogany case with yellow pine, lead foil, & blue paper decorations. The elongated "dot and dash" inlay is associated with Zhent furniture makers of the Antebellum period. / DC15 Knowledge Nobility: the case is a tea chest used to store the precious commodity & to impress guests when brought out to make tea. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/1303/title-asc?t:state:flow=9098c812-cb1d-4277-b904-2471f15cbf1d


  • 2 | 60 | d4+d6 | 1 | a tiny looking glass in an arched top wooden board with a hole at center. The glass is recessed within a slight chamfered molding. There is an incised design on the back of an encircled flower. | 10% as is/ 50% part known/ 100% if known | DC15 Knowledge Arcana: while the pine board mirror could be made by any competent whittler, the carving is a latent arcane mark which is a sigil that acquires arcane mark properties after the maker becomes a wielder of the Art. / DC15 Knowledge History: this was the mirror used by Shandril Shessair, the most widely known user of Spellfire in Faerun, prior to her acquiring power & fame. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/792/title-asc?t:state:flow=5aa15ec7-6821-44ba-9ad8-ab7fcd45beaa


  • 3 | 80 | d6+d8 | 1 | a set of dark, olive green glasses with press molded spirals around the base of the container and an engrailed foot what's lines carry up the stem to the spirals. | 10% as is/100% if known | DC13 Glasscraft: crafted by gaffers in Luskan, these are madiera crystals with Illuskan flourishes formed into stemmed pokal glasses meant for beer consumption. | https://www.etsy.com/listing/244959513/four-dark-olive-green-franciscan-madiera?ref=market


  • 4 | 100 | d8+d10 | 1 | a rectangular construct of two attached frames 2.5ft high with columnar legs terminating in turned ball feet and feltwork panels. Needlepoint scenes in each panel are: a house on a hill surrounded by blooming wildflowers, and a basket full of flowers on a grassy gnoll. | 10% as is/ 40% part known/ 70% mostly known/ 100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: a Nathlekh made folding frame of mahogany hardwood holding paper & silk sheets with stitched designs. / DC13 Weaving: coarse feltwork panels make the canvass too durable & expensive for needlepoint to be its primary purpose. / DC15 Knowledge Nobility: well to do households use fire screens to prevent embers, sparks, & ash from leaving the hearth while allowing out the heat. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/657/title-asc?t:state:flow=5c21a5d9-49dc-44b4-ae17-f675e81fb3e8


  • 5 | 100 | 2d4 | 2 | a tiny wooden box with forward-sloping lid, flat back & sides, and shaped curvilinear front. Cock-bead molding, triple string inlays, brass hinges, ovoid silvery escutcheon, and silvery ring complete the understated decoration. | 5% as is/ 20% part known/ 50% mostly known/ 100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: mahogany hardwood with deal, lightwood, brass, & silverplate fashioned in specialized woodworking shops of Sembia's urban centers. / DC15 Knowledge Nobility: a Knife Box meant more to display one's collection of knives than to secure the expensive cutlery. / DC15 Disable Device: a simple lock secures the lid closed. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/719/title-asc?t:state:flow=e7bbe44c-b305-4fc6-992e-f9040a19f978


  • 6 | 120 | d4+d6 | 2 | an ovoid wooden chest engraved with swirling foliage on the top, a fish-scale stripe around the middle, and more swirling foliage in a band underneath surrounding a chequerboard motif. The metal mounts comprise four zoomorphic legs, two flower-like openwork disks at either end, and an engraved bud-like finial. The mounts are secured to the nut by screws or rivets with heads shaped to mirror the bud finial on the lid. | 5% as is/ 20% part known/ 50% mostly known/ 100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: a finely carved gourd with tight foliage scrolling typical of crafters from the woodlands of Cormyr or the Dalelands. / DC13 Metalcraft: Silver metal mounts are cast and shaped by silversmiths probably from Sembia. / DC15 Know Nobility: a tax collector's coin container used to transfer small amounts of wealth from his collections to the local Lord. | http://www.michaelbackmanltd.com/848.html


  • 7 | 130 | 2d12 | 1 | a tiny wooden construct shaped like a cylinder 2ft high with carved reeded sides, a shield shaped brass plaque on the front, fitted brass key hole, domed top with a carved acorn finial, square pedastle base, and ormolu lion-paw feet. | 10% as is/ 40% part known/ 70% mostly known/ 100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: mahogany hardwood with lacewood, tulip poplar, white pine, & brass fashioned in specialized woodworking shops of Luskan. / DC15 Knowledge Nobility: a Knife Box meant more to display one's collection of knives than to secure the expensive cutlery. / DC15 Disable Device: a simple lock secures the lift-top closed. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/722/title-asc?t:state:flow=8e8e708f-5fd6-43a1-8598-135a29aecde8


  • 8 | 140 | 2d6 | 2 | a small wooden tub on legs standing almost 3ft high with coopered oval hoops, 2 brass rings, 2 brass carrying handles, and four Marlborough legs flanked by C-scroll brackets. | 5% as is/ 50% part known/ 100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: a mahogany hardwood and brass water tight basin with telltales of Hin construction. / DC15 Knowledge Nobility: An ingenious cross-market idea from Tosscobble's Carpentry, this item is sold as a tub for small humanoids or, with legs, a luxury drink cooler for medium humanoids. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/1411/title-asc?t:state:flow=5424e891-e6c5-43fd-bb13-8d5fbc7d4aaa


  • 9 | 150 | 2d4 | 3 | a tiny, dark brown, wooden construct shaped like an oval cylinder on four carved lion-paw feet. Serpentine fluted sides, golden metal bands at the top & bottom, sunray fluted top with oval turned knob, and a keyhole in the top band complete the decorations of this box. | 10% as is/ 66% part known/ 100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: a watertight mahogany wood basin with brass reinforcements. Illuskan lumber guild marks are identified here and there on the body. / DC15 Knowledge Nobility: an ice chest for short term storage of the cold crystals in warmer temperature. The simple lock employed is not to keep villainous parties out but to keep the container sealed tight during transport. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/1410/title-asc?t:state:flow=5424e891-e6c5-43fd-bb13-8d5fbc7d4aaa


  • 10 | 150 | 2d4 | 3 | a looking glass with high arched & scrolled crest, pierced circular hole of gilted & gessoed carved shell, molded wood frame, gilded inner frame, scrolled ears, scrolled brackets, and scrolled & cut-out base. | 33% as is/ 100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: the mahogany & deal hardwoods of this mirror frame are carved in the Luiren-style and gussied-up with gesso & gilding for export. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/739/title-asc?t:state:flow=5865f4c5-9ab8-47a9-9168-a0636bc832aa


  • 11 | 160 | 2d3 | 4 | a rectangular construct of two attached frames 5ft high painted grey-green around panels painted with multicolored birds and foliage on a black backgtround. The frames are attached by hinges that allow them to swing back to back or away from each other to form a straight line. | 5% as is/ 25% part known/ 50% half known/ 75% mostly known/ 100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: a folding screen framed in yellow pine with brass fittings crafted by Berduskan Joiners. / DC11 Painting: a mix of linen & plaster provides the base for the oil paintings which cover every exposed surface of canvass making a durable, if rigid, artwork. / DC13 Weaving: coarse linen warp and colored wool make the canvass too durable & expensive for needlepoint to be its primary purpose. / DC15 Knowledge Nobility: households which cannot afford more space for private rooms purchase screens like these that maintain modesty & decency for individuals who must share space. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/666/title-asc?t:state:flow=13232575-3e93-465f-b000-e764fcfd48c0


  • 12 | 170 | d12+d20 | 1 | a tiny rectangular box of black-brown wood less than 1ft long with canted corners, fitted with brassy ball feet, bail carrying handles, large escutcheon plus keyhole, and lid-mounted hasp. The inside is lined with red velvet and divided to hold 3 large & 2 medium stoppered glass bottles and 1 funnel. | 10% as is/ 50% part known/ 100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: a cherrywood travel case with shagreen, velvet, glass, and brass finishes. / DC13 Healing: a medicine dispensary for safe transport, measuring out, and returning healing solutions. May also be used for potions and alchemical liquids. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/250/title-asc?t:state:flow=af6767f1-80df-4c96-8712-352767f7cb3a


  • 13 | 170 | d12+d20 | 1 | a rectangular trunk wrapped in cream-colored cowhide with a slightly domed lid, tan strip reinforcements around the edges, 2 bail handles, and iron keyhole plate & hasp. Inside is lined with patterned paper of leaves in light purple forming diagonal lines. | 10% as is/ 100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: deal wood with cow hide covering reveals the origin as Selgaunt's poor grade exports. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/1370/title-asc?t:state:flow=66e573cb-9166-4dad-8519-9c95ad6d457a


  • 14 | 180 | 2d8 | 2 | a dark brown wooden construct nearly 3ft tall with molded ring top supported by three S-scrolled columnar shafts fitted into a triangular stand of 2 small drawers with turned wooden knobs. The drawer box is supported by 3 columnar shafts fitted into a triangular undershelf on 3 cabriole legs terminating in snake feet. | 5% as is/ 50% part known/ 100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: a mahogany with oak & deal hardwoods shaped by Sembian furniture makers. / DC15 Knowledge Nobility: a growing interest in personal cleanliness promoted the design of basin stand, also called a "wash-stand" or "wash-hand stand," which typically held a bottle for storing water and a basin for washing. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/113/title-asc?t:state:flow=97228c8f-1c8e-4066-99d6-02392e8b9f11


  • 15 | 180 | d4+d6 | 3 | a tiny 2ft high dull wooden cabinet with a hinged door, thin molded top, reverse stepped cornice molding, a dovetailed base, and lightwood inlays of 4 small dot positioned towards each corner & lettering inside two rectangles. Inside are 4 graduated rows of drawers (2 rows of 3 short drawers over 1 row of 2 medium drawers over 1 long drawer) each with a large brass knob. | 10% as is/ 20% part known/ 33% half known/ 66% mostly known/ 100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: Black walnut construction with yellow pine, ash, brass, & iron with Almraiven's guild markings on each of the materials. / DC11 Lockcraft: a decent lock of DC20 with guild marks from Yeshpek locksmiths. / DC15 Knowledge Nobility: a spice chest for storing & securing valuable spices worth more than their weight in gold. / DC25 Search: A chamfered backboard slides down to reveal a row of two secret drawers behind the heavy cornice molding | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/1226/title-asc?t:state:flow=0ca73024-77a9-4c73-9c27-7039a14fb622


  • 16 | 200 | 2d4 | 4 | a lift-lid rectangular chest of stained wood with strap hinges, 2 iron handles, a flattened heart shape on top, and a decorative brass escutcheon surrounding the keyhole on the front. Across the front is lettering in light colored paint and iron tacks form more letters across the lid. | 10% as is/ 25% part known/ 50% mostly known/ 100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: a sturdy trunk made by Arabel's arkwrights from composite woods oak, birch, & imported cedrella. / Thorass: "Hugh Cofsart Baker, 27:th Reg.!" / DC15 Knowledge Nobility: Hugh Baker was a Provincial Guard Captain of Cormyr's undeveloped frontier called to action against the Tuigan Horde where he fell in battle in 1360 DR. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/842/title-asc?t:state:flow=ba739f60-c33d-440c-9ce6-5598409e5ba0


  • 17 | 200 | d8+d10 | 2 | a rectangular wooden box 3.5ft by 2.5ft with side cutouts fitted by course cloth screens. A large door on the front opens to reveal a single shelf inside composed of two loose boards. Four straight, sausage turned legs which are continuations of side posts and terminate in domes "potato masher" feet. A wooden hasp secures the door. | 5% as is/60% part known/100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: an ash & yellow pine cabinet crafted by halflings of Archendale. / DC15 Knowledge Nobility: a food safe designed for short-term storage of fresh or recently cooked foods that would attract vermin before serving. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/667/title-asc?t:state:flow=13232575-3e93-465f-b000-e764fcfd48c0


  • 18 | 200 | d8+d10 | 2 | a wooden construct of four frames attached by hinges that swing the outer frames away from and the inner pan frames toward each other. Each frame contains an uncolored print painted on cloth of the same finely dressed man and woman in different venues: a man climbing down a ladder to show an interested woman a flower plucked from a tree, a woman weighing some grapes on the vine in her hand while a man looks on from her side, a man presenting a seated woman sheafs of wheat & apples, and a woman presenting a plate of assorted nuts to a man holding a broom. | 5% as is/ 20% part known/ 50% mostly known/ 100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: Theskan furniture makers have often been overlooked by traders but this piece of mahogany with oak & yellow pine hardwoods shows they are worthy of inclusion in well provisioned homes. / DC16 Painting: the representation of the four seasons is a work by Crollarc, a Theskan artisan called the Witch of Watercolor. / DC15 Knowledge Nobility: well to do households use fire screens to prevent embers, sparks, & ash from leaving the hearth while allowing out the heat. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/665/title-asc?t:state:flow=610c0682-74ac-4edd-9f66-37ff734ec40d


  • 19 | 240 | d4+d6 | 4 | a portrait holding pole stand with urn finial, tapering shaft, ring-turned pedestal, spiral-carved bulb & bell-shaped base, 3 projecting cabriole legs with terminating in snake feet, and rectangular frame of lacquered wood strips. The needlework panel has a central female figure dressed in blue & white, seated beneath a red & blue parasol, attended by 3 hand maidens, and surrounded by flame-like embroidery in red, blue, & yellow with brown ground. The painting on the back is of birds perched on branches with a serpent dragon encircling a branch in the top left corner. | 5% as is/ 25% part known/ 50% half known/ 75% mostly known/ 100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: a portrait on a pole framed in mahogany with brass & copper fittings applied by craftsmen of Selgaunt. / DC11 Painting: coarse linen warp and ivory silk wefts make the canvass too durable & expensive for painting to be its primary purpose. / DC13 Weaving: coarse linen warp and colored wool make the canvass too durable & expensive for needlepoint to be its primary purpose. / DC15 Knowledge Nobility: well to do households use this fire screen to keep heat directly off the faces of people seated close to a fireplace. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/655/title-asc?t:state:flow=5c21a5d9-49dc-44b4-ae17-f675e81fb3e8


  • 20 | 240 | d4+d6 | 4 | a wooden chair with red cushioned seat sized for a medium humanoid. The striking features of this chair include a curved crest rail with ogee ends terminating in volutes, 3 tapering columnar stiles, 2 pierced splats surrounded by volutes, cabriole legs, and ball & claw feet. | 25% as is/ 100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: the hardwoods of mahogany & maple are joined in this Cormyran style chair by furniture makers of Marsember. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/407/title-asc?t:state:flow=09a156c3-4197-49b5-9a6b-93544c97bfd4


  • 21 | 240 | d4+d6 | 4 | a dome-lid trunk wrapped in hairy cowhide with 4 leather straps, a rectangular plate painted black, brass studded diamond shaped lozenges, scalloped brown leather skirting, brass studded straps, iron bail handles, and iron lock & hasp. | 10% as is/ 50% part known/ 100% if known | DC13 Leathercraft: there is no wood in the construction, just 2 forms of rothe leather with cured leather exterior and an expertly made rigid hide (cuir boilli) interior. / DC13 Metalcraft: brass, leather, iron, & tin works show a few maker's marks of Mirabar. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/1372/title-asc?t:state:flow=66e573cb-9166-4dad-8519-9c95ad6d457a


  • 22 | 240 | d4+d6 | 4 | a pale green transparent glass cup of vertical walls with eight claws applied in two rows. Glass beading has been decoratively applied around the claws and the circular foot. | 25% as is/100% if known | DC16 Glasscraft: Hlondathan glass sculpture known as a claw beaker that uses spot heating and gaffing techniques, often made as tomb offerings to Moander. | http://decodedpast.com/medieval-glass-beautiful-cups-beakers-flasks-drinking-horns-survived-test-time/16239


  • 23 | 250 | 2d4 | 5 | a rectangular table 3ft hight by 4.5 ft long with white & gray stone top, thumbnail molding, coved & beaded rails, cyma-shaped knee brackets, & 4 cabriole legs on pad feet. | 20% as is/ 60% part known/ 100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: a sideboard table of black walnut, white oak, & yellow pine that is an imitation of Sembian design, although white oak does not grow near Sembia. / DC13 Stonecraft: travertine marble quarried by dwarf stone cutters in the Far Hills near Asbravn. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/1191/title-asc?t:state:flow=7ccf71e3-dbc7-45f0-bc57-ad930fac918c


  • 24 | 250 | 2D4 | 5 | a wooden chair with red cushioned seat sized for a medium humanoid. Flourishes include: a heavy rolled arm with rounded terminals, 2 solid vase shaped splats, 3 baluster arm supports, a square slip seat, deep double lobed shape skirt, cabriole legs with stylized leaf carving extending well down the knee, and crisply cut claw & ball feet. | 20% as is/ 60% part known/ 100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: crafters of Luskan made this chair of mahogany, cherry, & white pine woods. / DC15 Knowledge Nobility: the seat lifts to reveal a wide hole. This combined with the long skirt of the chair means that a chamber pot would normally go there and be hiddn from casual view. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/411/title-asc?t:state:flow=b7d801d4-9851-4e7d-9afd-52754f6b0f37


  • 25 | 280 | 2d6 | 4 | a brown wooden construct that looks like two smaller tables stacked one on the other. The top has a large circular central hole with a smaller hole at to the right, recessed wooden dish to the left left, and a scalloped skirt. The 4 chamfered legs it stands on go through the table below which is a shelf & drawer in the middle of the stand, and are braced by "X" shaped stretchers with a central, circular tray. | 10% as is/ 50% part known/ 100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: a mahogany stand with yellow pine & tulip poplar hardwoods assembled in Everlund. / DC15 Knowledge Nobility: a growing interest in personal cleanliness promoted the design of basin stand, also called a "wash-stand" or "wash-hand stand," which typically held a bottle for storing water and a basin for washing. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/1387/title-asc?t:state:flow=71d6e254-e75a-485b-bb39-d44b3f1aaa11


  • 26 | 280 | 2d6 | 4 | a portrait holding pole stand with removable flame finial, beaded collar, bulbous urn & ring turned pedestal, 3 cabriole legs terminating in claw & ball feet, and a rectangular portrait frame with rounded top corners. A brown fabric canvas has needlework embroidery in red, blue, & yellow depicting wildflowers flowing out of a silver goblet. | 10% as is/ 25% part known/ 50% mostly known/ 100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: foliate leg carvings on the legs ending with asymmetrical curves, called "leaves on the knees," is a signature of Marsember's mahogany crafted furniture. / DC11 Painting: coarse linen warp and ivory silk wefts make the canvass too durable & expensive for painting to be its primary purpose. / DC15 Knowledge Nobility: Decorative and functional, well to do households use this fire screen to keep heat directly off the faces of people seated close to a fireplace. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/657/title-asc?t:state:flow=69fbd100-a59b-4ad4-a7ea-871e4599e98f


  • 27 | 280 | 2d6 | 4 | a lift-top chest with hinged lid, mid-molding, 2 molded drawers & brass bail handles, black painted base, and bracket feet. The chest is painted with diamond motifs on top, a 3-part division with semi-circles in green & brown & red on a green & red putty-grained ground in front, blue putty-graining on the drawers, and putty-grained in red & green on all other sides. | 10% as is/ 50% part known/ 100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: yellow pine & tulip poplar worked by Everlund's arkwrights. / DC16 Painting: painted by Lady Alustriel when she tried her hand at various arts of Silvermoon's trades. The master arkwright called it "pedestrian" and it became forgotten. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/346/title-asc?t:state:flow=05b5935a-ef1a-4764-80cb-559a6858145a


  • 28 | 300 | d4+d6 | 5 | a rectangular 5ft looking glass with carved & gilded frame of alternating C scrolls, foliage supporting a flying phoenix, pair leafed vines, a central bloom & foliage, and triple lobed pierced leaf at the base. | 20% as is/ 100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: a deal hardwood mirror frame with gesso & gilding surrounding the polished steel mirror. The careful wood carving shows off the Scornubian tradesmen skills. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/772/title-asc?t:state:flow=307358b1-9bc5-4d56-b6db-a6795c12e537


  • 29 | 300 | d4+d6 | 5 | a medium wood construct with a small chair attached to an apparatus consisting of a horizontal bar with fringed cloth tennoned through one of three mortices cut through the top of a vertical chamfered post. A treadle in front left of the chair is attached to an L-shaped structure screwed to rebated bases of front and rear left legs. | 20% as is/40% part known/80% mostly known/100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: a maple hardwood construct made by unknown small people since there is no specific styling and a complete lack of makers marks. / DC15 Knowledge Architecture: a push lever activated piston attached to a gear-&-flywheel that turns a counter-weighted pole to spin it back & forth approximately 90 degrees. / DC15 Knowledge Nobility: Flywhisk activated by rocking treadle with a foot while seated. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/1008/title-asc?t:state:flow=b671f5dc-9ada-469d-8480-bc02a51025d2


  • 30 | 300 | d4+d6 | 5 | an elliptic front green drawer table with attached box drawer, half-elliptic sides, ovolo corners, thick ring-turned colonnettes topping turned legs, yellow pin striping, gold paint banding, freehand grapes painted on drawer fronts, round knob drawer pulls, and multi-layered "oyster-shell" technique in medium-dark blue stone tops to the table & drawer box. | 20% as is/40% part known/80% mostly known/100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: a sturdy basswood, pine, & maple table using Untheran joining methods but the markings for origins are scorched to unreadable. / DC15 Knowledge Nobility: dressing tables, also known as "toilet tables," achieved a fairly high level of popularity around the Inner Seas. / DC11 Painting: polychrome & gilt decoration was substituted for figured veneers, reeded legs, and contrasting inlays on Chessentan furniture. The light blue ground, gilt spiral-striped legs, stenciled clusters of grapes with painted tendrils, and a dressing box that is a miniature duplicate of the main case is the work of an Untheran expatriot furniture maker in Mordulkin. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/609/title-asc?t:state:flow=56247105-3795-43f4-8071-05843bee9333


  • 31 | 300 | d8+d10 | 3 | a portrait holding pole stand with narrow cylindrical post topped by acorn finial, turned pedestal, carved rings, and urn base on three cabriole legs terminating in snake feet. The portrait is a floral design of poppy plant springing from grassy mound, worked in cloth. Unusually, the portrait back is a light & dark brown pattern of scrolling floral branches instead of being bare. | 10% as is/ 33% part known/ 66% mostly known/ 100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: Lyrabar's artisans crafted mahogany & deal hardwoods into this portrait on a display stand. / DC11 Painting: coarse linen warp and ivory silk wefts make the canvass too durable & expensive for painting to be its primary purpose. / DC15 Knowledge Nobility: well to do households use this fire screen to keep heat directly off the faces of people seated close to a fireplace. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/659/title-asc?t:state:flow=5c21a5d9-49dc-44b4-ae17-f675e81fb3e8


  • 32 | 320 | d6+d8 | 4 | a rectangular black chest with hinged lid, integral base molding, front scalloped skirt, and straight bracket feet. The front is painted with a central urn of flowers and trailing vines up the feet and corners in green, gold, & red. | 25% as is/ 100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: a zalantar wood product that was softened through treatments pioneered in Derlusk to preserve its appearance while making it easy to work. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/279/title-asc?t:state:flow=7acfb5fa-a2b1-4ca4-a8d2-ac36c16eb51a


  • 33 | 320 | d6+d8 | 4 | a portrait holding pole stand with acorn finial, bobbin & ring-turned pedestal, 3 projecting cabriole legs with terminating in snake feet, and rectangular frame scrolled & veneered top. A red, blue, green, & gold needlework panel has a basket of flowers (tulips, bluebells, carnations, roses, etc.,) on grassy mound with white background on the front and paper painted with colorful birds among flowering branches & ducks in a pond by a rocky cliff on back. | 5% as is/ 25% part known/ 50% half known/ 75% mostly known/ 100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: shaped mahogany with deal hardwood accents shows that the Dalelands have skilled furniture makers as this piece is stamped with an export mark from Ashabenford. / DC11 Painting: coarse linen warp and ivory silk wefts make the canvass too durable & expensive for painting to be its primary purpose. / DC13 Weaving: coarse linen warp and colored wool make the canvass too durable & expensive for needlepoint to be its primary purpose. / DC15 Knowledge Nobility: well to do households use this fire screen to keep heat directly off the faces of people seated close to a fireplace. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/658/title-asc?t:state:flow=5c21a5d9-49dc-44b4-ae17-f675e81fb3e8


  • 34 | 320 | d6+d8 | 4 | a curiously narrow & thin silvery metal table nearly 4ft tall with ten-sided top depicting a relief scene at center of stilted & squared buildings, plants & flying birds are in relief around the central image, and the rim is molded in acanthus leaves. The stand is: above the ball knob - a stem with 2 leaf-encrusted balusters, below - is a tapering hexagon molded with leaf or husk patterns. The tripod base has 3 leaf-encrusted, voluted, S-scroll feet. | 10% as is/ 50% part known/ 100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: silvered gesso on deal & walnut hardwood showing the craftwork of Laothkund's furniture makers. / DC15 Knowledge Nobility: a candle stand. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/1347/title-asc?t:state:flow=bfbf2e0b-e67b-4c67-b925-010d2fa66013


  • 35 | 320 | d6+d8 | 4 | a clear glass jar with a severely elongated spout nearly 6" in length. Swooping yellow & azure decorations are sparsely painted on the jar, a black & gold coat of arms is prominently situated at the center of the flourishes, and stripes line the spout in bright white & blue. | 10% as is/ 25% part known/ 50% mostly known/ 100% if known | DC14 Glasscraft: Tethyrian top quality colorless glass perfume jar shaped in the style of Calimshan's crafts. / DC10 Knowledge Nobility: the coat of arms belongs to no known family or lineage. / DC17 Knowledge the Planes: the symbol is an honorific for el Nar'ysr, an Abbalayar known as "the Phoenix" of Calimshan in the 10th century. | http://decodedpast.com/medieval-glass-beautiful-cups-beakers-flasks-drinking-horns-survived-test-time/16239


  • 36 | 340 | d12+d20 | 2 | a leather-sheathed domed-lid trunk with printed fabric linings. The trunk is decorated with three stylized trees in brass nails on the lid, 2 spade-shaped escutcheons surrounded by swirls of brass nails in front, and 4 different patterns in the lining - block printed red & yellow exotic floral & scroll with balloon-shaped floral elements, red & yellow sub-pattern of scrolling flowers & leaves, red scrolling floral, and yellow scrolling vines. | 5% as is/ 20% part known/ 50% mostly known/ 100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: deal wood covered with leather, but the brass nail designs are particular to Selgaunt's Foreign District. / DC11 Weaving: the cloth lining is a linen-cotton blend that is meant to wick moisture away from the contents, marking this as a sea-farer's trunk. / DC20 Search: the locking mechanism is released by inserting a pin directly under the tips of the escutcheons to release the hasps. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/1369/title-asc?t:state:flow=66e573cb-9166-4dad-8519-9c95ad6d457a


  • 37 | 350 | 2d6 | 5 | a tiny reddish wooden cabinet 1.5ft high with a flat-paneled door with keyhole, applied edge molding on top, scotia base molding, and ogee bracket feet. Opening the door shows 15 small interior drawers with ring pulls separated by cherry dividers and round-nosed dust boards. | 20% as is/40% part known/80% mostly known/100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: a cherry hardwood & tulip poplar construct manufactured by the cabinet makers of Theymarsh in the Border Kingdoms. / DC15 Knowledge Nobility: spice boxes are compact & portable boxes also used for currency, documents, jewelry, and personal accessories such as pocket books and spectacles. / DC13 Lockcraft: a good lock of DC30 with guild marks from Yeshpek locksmiths. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/1225/title-asc?t:state:flow=0ca73024-77a9-4c73-9c27-7039a14fb622


  • 38 | 350 | 2d6 | 5 | a trunk covered in leather with domed lid, bail handle on top, lock plate & hasp on front, thin strips of dark leather reinforcements, and tacks arranged in double rows of studs at all edges. The interior is lined in paper decorated all over with stencil circular patterns and lines of lettering. | 10% as is/ 20% part known/ 40% half known/ 80% mostly known/ 100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: a deal hardwood case shod in leather with brass tacks typical for Cormyr's arkwrights. / Thorass + Calant: the papers are indexes of wording mixed with dates but the shorthand notes contain archaic words that are needlessly precise and confusing. / DC13 Profession: legal references and an index to the Acts of Justice for Cormyr. / DC15 Knowledge History: used by Dash Wicker, a local lawyer of Cormyr, to defend one of the accused rebel nobles after the Lost King's failed revolt. This was the first recorded instance where a lawyer won a capital case but was lynched and his client was left unmolested by the enraged mob. Cormyr soon after changed its legal practices to deter vigilante or mob justice for future judicial proceedings. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/1360/title-asc?t:state:flow=f99d159c-199a-4b29-8e38-818cb04a9df0


  • 39 | 350 | 2d6 | 5 | an oval looking glass gilt framed with foliate carving around a molded inner frame, 2 giant C scrolls, 4 conjoined C scrolls supporting a large foliate cartouche at the crest, and 2 C scrolls supporting a pendant foliate carving at base. | 20% as is/ 100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: a deal hardwood mirror frame with gesso & gilding surrounding the polished steel mirror. The careful wood carving shows off skills of Elturan framers. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/756/title-asc?t:state:flow=736f8ecd-292b-4028-8425-9515347b972d


  • 40 | 350 | 2d6 | 5 | a crudely made lift-top chest made of clearly individual boards with wooden peg hinges, metal loops in center of front & top in place of hasps, and plainly exposed nail heads. | 20% as is/40% part known/80% mostly known/100% if known | DC11 Woodwork: though simple, this chest is of deceptively sturdy yellow pine construction made by Ardeep's arkwrights. / DC25 Search: one of the 2 hasps moves and there is a way to open & close it from inside the chest meaning it can be unsecured in spite of any lock on the hasps. / DC15 Knowledge History: 1 of thousands of smugglers' chests used to secret gnome slaves out of Netheril, though many have fallen into the hands of others including goblins who sometimes use the chests to sneak agents into fortified areas to sabotage defenses from the inside. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/143/title-asc?t:state:flow=7b40bf5d-7f6a-4df7-97b5-51124717abbd


  • 41 | 350 | 2d6 | 5 | a twisted, black rod about 1ft long with contrasting white domes terminating either end. The decoration on the body is one continuous spiral while the domes are edged with mock Gothic tracery and spiral fins radiate from the center of the caps outwards to the edges. | 20% as is/40% part known/80% mostly known/100% if known | DC13 Woodcraft: ebony wood machine turned by guildsmen in Starmantle. / DC13 Stonecraft: whalebone ivory precisely made to match the fine threading of the wooden tube to screw on-off the end caps. / DC16 Know Religion: the spiral is the symbol of Eadro, Lord of the Sunlit Shallows, which indicates this is a messenger tube with his symbol as a supplication for good luck when travelling across water and a strong indicator the scroll tube is air tight. | http://www.michaelbackmanltd.com/3625.html


  • 42 | 390 | 2d12 | 3 | a golden device about 2ft in diameter with a long tube coiled three times and terminating in a broad bell at one end & a tiny bowl at the other. Struts brace the the bowl & the bell extension to the coil. Etched into the bell are scenes of several stags being chased by a giant cat in turn chased by human folk armed with spears & bows. | 10% as is/33% part known/66% mostly known/100% if known | DC11 Perform: a hunting horn (horn) used to panic prey, call other hunters, and coordinate activities but may also be played for the aural pleasure of its clarion sound. / DC13 Metalcraft: a brass metal device with the hallmarks of Everlund's braziers. / DC15 Knowledge Religion: the etchings are of scenes for the Feast of Stags, a Malarite ritual respected & appreciated by the peoples of Northern Faerun. This horn was commissioned by Noanar's Hold village to signal Malar's faithful of the ritual's start for the winter. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@27/53/title-asc?t:state:flow=995cac0b-d2bb-459f-8d6e-8faa546e2d14


  • 43 | 390 | 2d12 | 3 | a trunk with flat base, straight sides, domed lid, large brass catch plate shaped like a crown, scrolled heart-shape lockplate below, 4 rectangular panels formed by tacks, 2 metal bails, and 6 brass braces at front corners. Decorative studding includes 2 panels containing a large crown above a cipher formed from tacks and 2 panels bearing a pair of tulips. | 10% as is/ 33% part known/ 100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: leather shod deal hardwood with mahogany cross-fittings and interior show this to be the work of halfling carpenters using common joining methods found around the Sea of Fallen Stars. / DC13 Leathercraft: fine leather, ample use of rose images in the tack designs, and fittings shaped like crowns marks this as a Donny Growpath product, a luggage maker in Westgate. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/1357/title-asc?t:state:flow=f99d159c-199a-4b29-8e38-818cb04a9df0


  • 44 | 400 | d6+d8 | 5 | a rectangular locking wooden box 2ft by 2.5ft on four thin cabriole legs with sharp knees terminating in almost circular claw and ball feet. | 20% as is/50% part known/100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: a black walnut & yellow pine hardwood cabinet of Balduran make. No lock is currently fitted to the keyhole. / DC11 Brewing or Distilling: a cellaret used to secure alcohol from theft while stored in public rooms or transported from storage to places of distribution. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/162/title-asc?t:state:flow=a4e3643c-42f1-4c78-bc12-48b093615a53


  • 45 | 400 | d6+d8 | 5 | a rectangular looking glass nearly 5ft high with floral volute terminated arch pediment, rococo leafage trailing downward from volutes, shell-based central gilt cartouche, carved acanthus leafage base strip, square-cornered gilt inner & outer frame, and bands of carved leafage trailing down either side of frame. | 20% as is/ 100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: a walnut veneer with gilt & gesso on deal is a staple of the Moonsea's woodworkers. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/736/title-asc?t:state:flow=fec217c1-1a66-4a51-bd51-2fcaa1f717d5


  • 46 | 400 | d6+d8 | 5 | a wooden construct 7ft high by 6ft long with peaked headboard, a more gradually peaked foot board, tapered and chamfered posts, rail boxed with central rope channel molding, and ovolo beaded at top and bottom. A top rail closes the post tops. | 20% as is/40% part known/80% mostly known/100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: made by Western Heartlands craftsmen of tulip poplar hardwood stained to mimic mahogany. / DC13 Use Rope: the bedstead is held together only by the tight roping of the rails without the use of metal, precision tooled fittings, or glue. / DC15 Knowledge History: apprentice guilders in Waterdeep make high post bedsteads for poorer customers in bulk to hone their craft skills, but they back their works with the guild seals still on the frames. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/712/title-asc?t:state:flow=60474e43-d8bc-425f-a4f9-6a93796b0d6f


  • 47 | 400 | d6+d8 | 5 | a leather-covered trunk nearly 4ft long with decorative rows of brass nails, domed lid, swirl ornamentation, double lobed over inverted heart over fish-tail motifs, a pair of iron lock backplates, and iron carrying handles. | 20% as is/ 60% part known/ 100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: seals of Waterdhavian arkwrights are found in the Leather, brass, iron, & cedar wood of this chest. / DC15 Knowledge Nobility: this chest has the marks of an Evermeet princeling who had this as part of his luggage train when making a diplomatic sojourn across Faerun but abandoned it when boarding a vessel back to his homeland. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/1373/title-asc?t:state:flow=66e573cb-9166-4dad-8519-9c95ad6d457a


  • 48 | 400 | d6+d8 | 5 | a brown wood, large cupboard 8ft tall by 4ft wide with tenoned top, waist, and bottom rails. The cornice and full-height side moldings are nailed to the front assembly and the side stiles around the 3 shelf cabinet. The doors are hung on butterfly hinges and feature pinned through-tenons. | 20% as is/ 100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: The shaped & molded baroque arch, deeply scalloped shelves, and absence of doors on the upper section of this yellow pine hardwood cupboard imply that for its first owner, display was of greater consideration than storage or security. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/418/title-asc?t:state:flow=673d7cdc-6f71-46b9-a655-b76cec751767


  • 49 | 400 | d6+d8 | 5 | a painted wooden chair with rounded top edge, turned baluster stiles, rectangular cane seat, and tapering rounded legs. The top has three stenciled shield designs. | 20% as is/ 100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: the white pine hardwood chair's simplified turnings, mahogany graining, and modest stenciled decoration link this design to Estagund's furniture industry. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/845/title-asc?t:state:flow=ba739f60-c33d-440c-9ce6-5598409e5ba0


  • 50 | 450 | 2d8 | 5 | an oval topped table of deep brown wood varying between 4.5ft to 5.5ft around with arched & shaped skirt, concave shell dependant from central point of arch, 6 cabriole legs with carved shell on knee, and claw & ball feet. | 20% as is/ 60% part known/ 100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: Scornubrian table makers made this table of mahogany, deal, & oak hardwoods. / DC11 Disable Device: the table folds down and the 2 extended legs swing in from the sides to make a compact table 2ft wide by 4.5ft long. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/531/title-asc?t:state:flow=edde9de4-5de7-4e1a-9e50-47bb7b3fb538


  • 51 | 480 | d4+d6 | 8 | a 6.5ft long by 3ft high thin brown wood table with prominent oval escucheons & ring pulls on 2 large doors flanking the 2 small central drawers, dark & light wood inlaid ovals around the escutcheons, an arch-cut skirt beneath the smaller drawers at center, and 6 tapering squared legs (4 in front, 2 in back). The surface is planed smoothe and the entire piece is well varnished. | 25% as is/ 75% part known/ 100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: a mahogany sideboard with yellow pine, white pine, tulip poplar, holly & other lightwood inlays marked with guildstamps of Waterdeep. / DC15 Knowledge Nobility: a decade after the sideboard first appeared in noble manses its great utility & convenience in storing plate, flatware, table linen, & other dining equipment won wide acceptance and its presence often dictates the perception of a well-to-do host. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/1214/title-asc?t:state:flow=7c25d789-ffc9-4ef3-91a4-d4208de9c239


  • 52 | 480 | d4+d6 | 8 | a six-board lift lid chest supported by a molded base raised on straight bracket feet. The chest is painted with a central large stellar device flanked by 2 smaller stars on the lid, a pair of swan's-neck pediments flanked by red & white & blue bars on the front center panel, centering pinwheels surmounted by stylized fleurs-de-lis & quarter-fans above a row of diamonds & vertical bars in the flanking front panels, and blue with finger-dabbed circles on the sides. | 25% as is/ 75% part known/ 100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: a yellow pine trunk with characteristics of the Heartlands, possibly of Dalelands origin. / DC11 Painting: folk art style & symbolic mix that is a feature of Archendale's artisans. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/125/title-asc?t:state:flow=8ca8a54b-8857-4bb9-963d-b9a40bd57d7e


  • 53 | 500 | d8+d10 | 5 | a rich brown hexagonal topped table with raised molded edge, conforming lower platform connected by 6 turned spindles, and 3 cabriole legs terminating in snake feet. | 20% as is/ 60% part known/ 100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: Nashkel table makers made this mahogany table with built in swivel so the top may spin. / DC11 Bookbinding: a shelf table for storing & displaying books made popular by their use in Candlekeep. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/729/title-asc?t:state:flow=1b1296c3-15fc-438c-b904-7d28076564f1


  • 54 | 510 | d12+d20 | 3 | a black 6in diameter cylinder terminated at both ends by metal caps with flattened round knobs. Carved into the shiny black surface are 2 nude female figures squatting on stools with their legs spread and bent, perhaps in childbirth. Each holds flowers in both hands and between them stands another figure of a gravid female humanoid bereft of any other features. | 10% as is/ 33% part known/ 100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: Zelantar hardwood scroll tube with like wooded caps covered in gold leaf. / DC15 Knowledge Religion: the depictions of the gravid female and the flowers are symbols of fertility most closely associated with the Talfir people. | http://art.thewalters.org/detail/30332/cylinder-seal-with-a-nude-goddess/


  • 55 | 520 | 2d12 | 4 | a blue-green lift-top chest with 2 drawers, cavetto base molding, bracket feet, & painted decoration. Pinwheel flowers, red & white & blue vertical trim bars, pierced spade designs, serpentine vines, and gamecocks are painted on the front while downwards facing crescent moons are painted on the sides. | 10% as is/ 50% part known/ 100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: arkwrights of Battledale made this trunk of sturdy yellow pine & chestnut. / DC11 Painting: Archendale's influence of folk art paint style is mixed with Essembra's chosen symbology. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/128/title-asc?t:state:flow=a190813b-1f71-4948-b1f3-0a3c36b28376


  • 56 | 550 | 2d10 | 5 | a light brown wood elliptical table at least 5ft long & 4.5ft wide with 2 leaves, cyma recta & versa curved skirt, 6 cabriole legs, shell carved & pendant bellflower incised knees, and claw & ball feet. | 20% as is/ 60% part known/ 100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: a black walnut & birch hardwood table of Everlund design. / DC11 Disable Device: the table folds down and the 2 extended legs swing in from the sides to make a compact table 1.5ft wide by 4.5ft long. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/540/title-asc?t:state:flow=27eef72a-8ee6-40a1-9600-7794c1ab29b5


  • 57 | 550 | 2d10 | 5 | a medium-sized gilded girandole looking glass with deeply coved molded frame ornamented with beads & rope carvings in concentric rings surmounted by an eagle, foliage, & bellflower swag and supported at the base with scrolls & foliage. The mirror has a slight frosting effect around the edges. | 20% as is/ 60% part known/ 100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: a Zhent framed mirror of gessoed & gilded deal hardwood. / DC11 Glasswork: an early attempt by Zhent gaffers at silvering glass using pure silver which causes the frosting effect and a less reflective surface than modern mirror craft. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/773/title-asc?t:state:flow=307358b1-9bc5-4d56-b6db-a6795c12e537


  • 58 | 550 | 2d10 | 5 | a 3ft high by 4ft wide rectangular wooden cabinet with overhanging molding, full-width top drawer, 2 flat-paneled doors with applied panel moldings, and corner stile feet. | 20% as is/40% part known/80% mostly known/100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: black walnut & tulip poplar wood shaped by woodworkers of Hillsfar. / DC11 Lockcraft: a simple lock made in Zhentil Keep that secures both the lid & cabinet. Zhent locks had a poor reputation because of rumors that a Zhent master key opens them all. / DC15 Knowledge Nobility: a court cupboard, offering facilities for both display and secure storage of valuable tablewares. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/793/title-asc?t:state:flow=5aa15ec7-6821-44ba-9ad8-ab7fcd45beaa


  • 59 | 600 | d10+d12 | 5 | a wooden barrel 1.5ft by 1.5ft with cloth tightly pulled over the top & bottom. The rims are striped red & black, rope secures the lids in a sawtooth pattern around the barrel, and the sides are richly painted with figures, devices, and lettering. A rope lanyard is attached for easier portage of the barrel. | 20% as is/40% part known/80% mostly known/100% if known | DC11 Perform: a snare drum meant as a side mounted instrument used to quickly relay orders to an entire troop in formation movements. Leather ears slide to tension the ropes for tuning the drumhead. / DC11 Woodcraft: an ash wood shell with brass tacks. Snares of gut lay against the bottom of the lower drumhead. / DC15 Knowledge Nobility: the decorations include the painted device of the Durlaven Dynasty of Impiltur and circular battle honors of Sharaun's Folly, the Battle of Bloody Reeds, the Pony of Earthspur, the Demonhunt in Dunwood, and the Warswords of Lyrabar. This device may be regalia from a lost patrol of Impilturan soldiers during the refugee-caused chaos of the Tuigan Horde's invasion in Northeastern Faerun. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@27/14/title-asc?t:state:flow=797dd55c-8e10-40f5-810a-efb0ef327019


  • 60 | 600 | d10+d12 | 5 | a rectangular glossy wooden box 2.5ft by 0.5ft with striped inlay on the edges, 2 decorative "rose" holes of interlacing fretworks, alternating turnkey & post pins at each end, and 12 strings crossing the length. The inside of the box is hollow. | 20% as is/40% part known/80% mostly known/100% if known | DC11 Perform: the deivce is an instrument of some type but plucking or bowing the strings does not produce a pleasant enough noise to merit its construction. The device is obviously not designed to be comfortably held by any type of physical being. / DC11 Woodcraft: spruce, maple, ebony, & holly woods supplemented by ivory fittings went into the Berduskan craft of this device from the Sunset Vale's Asbravn. / DC15 Knowledge History: an Aeolian (Akadian) harp is the stringed instrument equilivant of a wind chime, placed in a window sill with the window open just enough to focus the breeze across the strings which vibrated sympathetically producing pitched sounds. Instruments of wind have been found or pioneered by the peoples of the Western Heartlands for centuries. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@27/3/title-asc?t:state:flow=e33913e9-8da2-4c6a-bf10-cd5d920a248e


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  • 61 | 600 | d4+d6 | 10 | a sea-green lift-top chest with applied astragal (3 tombstone-shaped paintings of stylized flowers) over cavetto molding, above 3 dovetailed drawers (2 larger flanking the smaller) along the base, and ogee-bracket feet. A keyhole is carved into the top of the middle painting & each of the 3 drawers, bail drawer pulls are nailed to the drawers, and metal strap hinges for the lid complete the fittings. | 10% as is/ 30% part known/ 60% mostly known/ 100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: a linen chest made in Tsurlagol of tulip poplar, yellow pine, iron & brass fittings, and missing all 4 locking mechanisms. / DC11 Painting: the stylization is a local preference in the Vast. The flowers are Felsul Blooms. / DC15 Knowledge History: in 1369 DR this locking chest was sent with alchemical antidotes from Maerstar to help Sevenecho's poisoned water supply but had been intercepted by highway robbers. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/144/title-asc?t:state:flow=568cc278-cd11-41aa-b38c-53df695ce30c


  • 62 | 600 | d4+d6 | 10 | a light brown wood, large cabinet 8ft tall by 4.5ft wide divided into three cupboards, glazed 2 over 2 doors on top, 2 fielded paneled doors in middle, and 2 more on bottom. A total of 8 shelves are behind the doors with 2 drawers in the bottom cupboard. Carpentry flourishes include molded cornice, mullions with deep scallops, applied plate rails, bail & rosette drawer pulls, scratch beading, integral base molding, straight bracket feet with arch, and a pendant in center of front skirt. | 10% as is/ 50% part known/ 100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: black walnut & tulip poplar hardwoods made to order from Everlund's carpenters and fitted with glass panes from Silverymoon. / DC15 Knowledge Nobility: a porcelain press meant to house and showcase fine porcelain items. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/874/title-asc?t:state:flow=4b21f19a-9be2-49c9-8b2d-81ca57b1cfc0


  • 63 | 600 | d4+d6 | 10 | a rectangular table 2.5ft hight by 4ft long with 4 carved console legs with broad-leafed bellflowers intertwined, prominent volutes centered by carved rosettes on scrolled feet & blocks, large gadroon upper & rope lower edge mouldings, a central skirt shell flanked by voluted acanthus leaves, and a rectangular stone top bordered by cherry facing strips. | 10% as is/ 50% part known/ 100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: cherry & beech hardwoods crafted by carpenters of Ardeep near Daggerford. / DC13 Stonework: marble stone carved from the cliff face of the High Moor near Daggerford. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/1188/title-asc?t:state:flow=7ccf71e3-dbc7-45f0-bc57-ad930fac918c


  • 64 | 600 | d4+d6 | 10 | a red armchair sized for a medium humanoid with fully upholstered back, arched crest rail, square seat upholstered over the rails, upholstered serpentine arms with carved lion-head terminals, acanthus-carved serpentine arm supports & knees, cabriole legs, and hairy paw feet. | 10% as is/ 30% part known/ 60% mostly known/ 100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: mahogany hardwood with beech backing made by the dwarves of Mirabar. / DC11 Weaving: rothe fleece stuffing in crimson felt cushions is of Mirabarran dwarf craft. / DC15 Knowledge Nobility: a great ceremonial seat height symbolized the elevated importance of the sitter intended for the highest government officials. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/674/title-asc?t:state:flow=5e20b399-e554-4a4c-8917-f8cac24e9355


  • 65 | 600 | d4+d6 | 10 | a tiny 2ft high polished, wooden, astragal-end work table with carved reeding and turned legs. The top lifts on hinges to reveal deep, half-round compartments on either end and a center removable 9-compartment tray fitted with 8 lids and turned shiny white knobs. | 10% as is/ 100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: Mahogany hardwood with satinwood, white pine, ivory, paper, & leather additions common of Delimbiyran furniture crafters. / DC15 Knowledge Nobility: a crafters work table that compartmentalizes multiple raw materials. Reduces tool penalties by 1 when used during daily work Craft skill checks. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/1413/title-asc?t:state:flow=5424e891-e6c5-43fd-bb13-8d5fbc7d4aaa


  • 66 | 600 | d4+d6 | 10 | a gilded girandole looking glass with domed mirrored glass surrounded by an inner ridged black frame and an outer gilded frame with a vine of applied leaves & ring of golden balls. The mirror is surmounted by a an eagle on a rock formation flanked by dolphins. Foliate elements with 4 candle-arms & pendant prisms support the base. | 10% as is/ 50% part known/ 100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: Waterdhavian wall mirror of gilded oak wood, brass fittings, & glass. / DC15 Knowledge Nobility: the ornamentation shows this mirror was intended to be sold in Tethyr. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/673/title-asc?t:state:flow=5e20b399-e554-4a4c-8917-f8cac24e9355


  • 67 | 600 | d4+d6 | 10 | an upholstered sofa 3ft by 4ft with serpentine crest and inward curving wings continuing to molded arms. The yellow & brown fabric covering is designed with repeating flower vases, flying buttresses, and hanging balconies. The sofa is supported by five reeded tapering legs with spaded feet. | 10% as is/30% part known/60% mostly known/100% if known | DC13 Woodcraft: a mahogany & beech hardwood sofa of unknown providence. The construction is so precise that seams, fasteners, & joists are invisible. / DC16 Weaving: a wool & lining fabric stitched so tightly that there are no gaps in the weaving. / DC26 Knowledge Arcana: the furniture was magically formed from base materials. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/1221/title-asc?t:state:flow=82ec392e-c973-4a86-b3a7-77d24c7a149e


  • 68 | 600 | d4+d6 | 10 | a glass cup carved with images of a bearded man entangled by briar branches. The cup has a silver-gilt band of leaf ornament around the rim, sits on a circular silver-gilt base with open-work vine leaves, and changes color from opaque green to translucent red when light shines through it. | 10% as is/40% mostly known/100% if known | DC16 Glasscraft: Anaurian dichroic glass sculpture known as a cage cup chiseled from a single block of glass. / DC25 Knowledge History: the scene depicted is the fate of the False Prophet of the Bedine who foolishly challenged the Netherese priestess of Jannath and died believing her magics could not harm him. | http://decodedpast.com/medieval-glass-beautiful-cups-beakers-flasks-drinking-horns-survived-test-time/16239


  • 69 | 650 | 2d12 | 5 | a wooden cabinet 3ft high by 3.5ft wide with bow front, flat top, and sided & topped by pierced, chinoiserie, fretwork gallery. The bowed & gadrooned center section has 2 shelves stylized with downward drip foliage. The sides consist of geometric fretwork doors opening to 3 interior shelves. The cabinet has 4 scrolled bracket feet, with leafage and scrolls flanked by C-scroll carved shoulders. | 20% as is/ 60% part known/ 100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: mahogany & deal hardwoods crafted by cabinetmakers of Westgate. / DC13 Sculpture: Chang Chuset, an immigrant Shou artisan to Westgate, made these cabinets for a local woodworker shop before his artistic flair for carving was noticed and made him a reknowned sculptor. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/370/title-asc?t:state:flow=8f750667-e2b5-40ad-86a5-f0120d0e2a63


  • 70 | 650 | 2d12 | 5 | a wooden banister-back chair with crest rail, turned & squared stiles, molded arms with voluted terminals; turned front stretcher, over the rail black leather seat, black leather back, and trimmed with two rows of brass nails. | 20% as is/ 60% part known/ 100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: maple & oak hardwoods with leather appointments crafted in Amn. / DC15 Knowledge Nobility: the baroque-style gained initial popularity in the Lands of Intrigue of the Sword Coast South before permeating the courts of the Heartlands & Inner Seas. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/6/title-asc?t:state:flow=fdb17fef-303f-48fa-bddb-4af17b80b0d5


  • 71 | 680 | d12+d20 | 4 | a leather-shod trunk with domed lid, brass tack studs in designs of crowns & swirls, a large brass keyhole escutcheon of a pierced crown over a heart, 3 pierced brass strap reinforcements at each front corner, and brass bail handles. | 10% as is/ 50% part known/ 100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: deal & spruce hardwoods for the foundation of this leather-shod trunk. The design is fairly standard though the choice of lumber puts its origin somewhere near Cormanthor. / DC13 Leathercraft: fine leather & ample use of royal images in the tack designs marks this as a Rance Chutner product, a luggage maker in Suzail. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/1363/title-asc?t:state:flow=76b05535-2cf1-4cf3-99f5-359c2489243b


  • 72 | 700 | 2d6 | 10 | a tiny wooden cabinet 1ft tall with hinged lid, 2 doors on front & back, golden pull handles on each side, a keyhole on the top front, and double latches to secure each door. The lid covers 4 compartments holding 4 medium stoppered glass jars. The front reveals 6 compartments at top with 6 small stoppered glass bottles with stoppers and 3 rows of drawers with brass pulls: 2 long, 3 short and 2 long. The back has 2 rows of 4 compartments each with 8 stoppered large glass bottles. | 10% as is/ 30% part known/ 60% mostly known/ 100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: mahogany hardwood box of Balduran design with glass vessels and brass fittings. / DC11 Lockcraft: a decent lock of DC20 with guild marks from Lantan locksmiths. / DC15 Healing: an apothecary cabinet meant to transport & dispense medicines and healing substances. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/1/title-asc?t:state:flow=01a37a7d-f16b-4056-b848-648b83312589


  • 73 | 700 | 2d6 | 10 | a hanging chain of golden metal plates with gilt-metal mounts and attachments of stark white (a pair of small egg-shaped ornaments and an elongated case). The backing is curved in a secure-looking hook clip. The white surfaces are painted with violet & indigo flowers in bloom while the metal is embossed with scrolling vines or floral designs. | 10% as is/30% part known/60% mostly known/100% if known | DC13 Metalcraft: copper molded in the Vast and enameled & painted in Procampur fashion. / DC15 Knowledge Nobility: a chatelaine used by noblewomen to keep tools ready in style using the elongated case. The breloques (egg-shaped containers with screw top lids) hold a deoderent ungent and breath freshening herbs (woe to the individual who confuses one for the other). / DC11 Weaving: the items in the case are a penknife, a bodkin for threading ribbon through lace, pins & needles in a stay, nail-file and tweezers, and a combined toothpick & earscoop. These tools are meant to keep a prim & proper appearance and their use prior to socializing amongst nobility will reduce a circumstance penalty to social skill checks by 1. In a pinch, these fine but durable tools can be used to open locks at a -1 circumstance penalty instead of -2 for lacking thieves' tools. | http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O77943/chatelaine-unknown/


  • 74 | 720 | 2d8 | 8 | a yellow domed-lid chest with painted pattern on the top and front that gives the impression that the wood was cut from the round end of a log. The black and reddish brown faux-graining mimics the concentric growth rings of a tree. Even the metal lock and hasp has faux-painted brown and black over yellow to simulate the growth rings of a tree. | 25% as is/ 50% part known/ 100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: a rare example of crafted basswood from Sespech's Winterwood. / DC13 Painting: a former druid who refuses to divulge his name made many items and painted them like this, enough to start an artisan following and creating a minor demand for items like this one. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/572/title-asc?t:state:flow=23e4c266-e3be-4c4a-8115-e0c48ccf24ce


  • 75 | 720 | 2d8 | 8 | a 2ft tall rectangular table with two drawers supported by two lyre shaped supports on a base with rounded ends, incurving front & rear faces,and on four ball feet. The table is decorated with brass escutcheons on drawer fronts and brass gadrooned edges around base & sides of table top. | 25% as is/ 50% part known/ 100% if known | DC13 Woodcraft: Mahogany, white oak, and brass typical of Aglarondan carpenters' furniture. / DC12 Search: the top drawer is false, not stuck, the top lifts to reveal compartmentalized interior when the catch is released. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/1419/title-asc?t:state:flow=8c681100-7931-4c17-b4dc-3d69e9b7831c


  • 76 | 750 | 2D4 | 15 | a 4.5ft tall, armless chair with carved and pierced crest over a 3ft cane back with molded stiles and a shaped stay rail flanked by turned stiles. The rest of the black chair has a trapezoidal cane seat, a carved and pierced arched front stretcher, and turned & carved front legs with scrolled feet. | 20% as is/ 100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: a high-backed chair made in Tashelar from beech hardwood & cane mesh. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/908/title-asc?t:state:flow=e2cb383c-64ae-4c22-9f59-1a11f6b72d8e


  • 77 | 750 | 2d4 | 15 | a low 6ft long wooden frame with chamfered corners & ball-shaped finials, straight headboard, chamfered rails, rope pegs, and four cabriole legs with sharply pointed knees terminating in claw & ball feet with undercut claws. | 20% as is/ 100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: mahogany, birch, and white pine from the High Forest crafted into a bedframe by Everlund's carpenters. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/812/title-asc?t:state:flow=e1dd1430-d224-4acb-8db5-7c4d9314f2af


  • 78 | 750 | 2d4 | 15 | a brown wood table in 3 detachable pieces: 2 semi-elliptical end tables, and one rectangular drop-leaf table. Simply shaped aprons, channel-molded straight legs, and a waxed finish complete the tables features. | 20% as is/ 66% part known/ 100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: the mix of mahogany and albino oak marks the origins of this piece from the North, manufactured in Silverymoon, and exported to Waterdeep. / DC11 Disable Device: When the table is set up for dining, four different lengths may be had by the following combination of parts The two side boards drop down, and are supported by one extra leg on each side. The extra legs swing out from the frame. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/557/title-asc?t:state:flow=37eb4b5a-c106-4331-ac3b-132bbd1ae9ba


  • 79 | 750 | 2d4 | 15 | a brightly painted glass goblet of gold & red on a silvery base embossed with Fleurs-de-lis has a depiction of a nobleman sitting between two attendants who hold swords. The vivdly white figures have fine details highlighted in red and blue. Above them is a flurid script. | 20% as is/ 33% part known/ 66% mostly known/ 100% if known | DC16 Glasscraft: Calishite enamel and gilt glasswork of the artistic style popularized in the Shoon Imperium. / DC15 Knowledge Nobility: a depiction of Munaa yr Oma el Shoon before she was Queen Shoon V. / Alzhedo or DC25 Speak Language: the script is a poem in praise of enjoying drinking wine while alive. | http://decodedpast.com/medieval-glass-beautiful-cups-beakers-flasks-drinking-horns-survived-test-time/16239


  • 80 | 800 | d6+d8 | 10 | a wooden construct 2.5ft high by 6.5ft long with four low posts terminated by flattened ball finials & turned rings over tapering cylindrical feet. Over a boxed in section is a serpentine topped headboard and a rectangular footboard tenoned into the posts. The boxing rails have evenly drilled holes through the sides through which a rope is woven in a knotted net. | 10% as is/60% part known/100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: a bedstead of stained maple & white pine by fewsters in Loudwater. / DC11 Use Rope: the netting can be adjusted to comfortable hold a small to medium humanoid of varying weights and number of occupants. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/821/title-asc?t:state:flow=ae831ec6-9d25-4da2-9a33-9e1d9208b1ed


  • 81 | 800 | d6+d8 | 10 | a rectangular sofa 3ft by 5ft with dark green upholsterey and matching cushions. The exposed wood forms the back crest with double arch and central panel, reeded sloping arms terminating in baluster shaped supports, and six rounded & center reeded legs. | 10% as is/50% part known/100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: a settee of mahogany & bird’s-eye maple hardwoods made by halfling boardwrights in Cormyr's Marsember. / DC11 Weaving: tapered box edged stuffed wool upholstery was made by fullers of Sembia's Daerlun. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/1220/title-asc?t:state:flow=ceb47a94-0c13-40a4-90f6-d6d15e061210


  • 82 | 800 | 2d3 | 20 | a black lift-top chest with ogee base molding, and bracket feet. The interior has a till mounted on the left side. Painted decorations consist of two blue circles outlined with white bands on the lid, 3 astragal panels painted on the front containing 5 tulip flowers painted in red, white, & brown emanating from a black vase, and contrasting color painted on the dovetails. | 5% as is/ 100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: an impressive work with Zalantar wood that shows off the fine fittings for which Berduskan cabinet makers are known. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/136/title-asc?t:state:flow=66f71c18-bbd4-4b23-b11a-5d9f5fc27c62


  • 83 | 800 | d6+d8 | 10 | a wooden chair for a medium humanoid with cabriole legs terminating in ball feet, a trapezoidal seat frame upholstered over the rails, an interlaced splat highlighted with a lozenge, and a cyma-curved crest rail with flaring ears & central carved scallop shell. The cushion cloth is sea green with pale scrolling cabbage leaf designs stitched into the surface. | 10% as is/ 50% part known/ 100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: Scornuban carpenters used hardwoods of cherry & white to make this chair. / DC11 Weaving: wool & linen needlepoint cloth of Elturan design is stuffed with horsehair for the cushion. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/921/title-asc?t:state:flow=11e10714-9186-4e53-9e3a-f3391bb8ab8f


  • 84 | 800 | d6+d8 | 10 | a small-sized chair with pointed-eared serpentine crest rail, flared stiles, pierced diamond in quatrefoil above heart motif splat, trapezoidal seat, symmetrical center shell & acanthus leaf carving, cabriole legs flanked by scrolled knee brackets, ball & claw feet, and needlework featuring cream-colored grape leaves & scrolls on the burgundy cushion. | 10% as is/ 50% part known/ 100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: walnut & beech hardwoods were carefully cut by Neverwinter guild workers to make this chair. / DC11 Weaving: wool & linen needlepoint cloth of Illuskan design is stuffed with horsehair for the cushion. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/938/title-asc?t:state:flow=da79d92a-9f2d-498f-bfc3-2577d771b002


  • 85 | 800 | d6+d8 | 10 | a large, one-piece wooden corner cupboard with 2 paneled doors above the waist molding and 2 below. The exterior surfaces are paint decorated with graining, marbleizing, and border framing to accentuate the cornice, waist moldings, and blackened base. | 10% as is/ 30% part known/ 60% mostly known/ 100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: yellow pine hardwood harvested in Archendale but assembled by non-human methods. / DC11 Painting: painting furniture & architectural surfaces to look like costly figured wood or polished stone is known as graining or marbling, which was done with this cabinet. / DC15 Knowledge Nobility: "Fancy Painted" furniture to closely resemble grained & marbled doors emerged during the fading days of Cormanthyr as the need to keep up appearances outstripped the resources to do so for many noble houses in both elven and human states. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/417/title-asc?t:state:flow=673d7cdc-6f71-46b9-a655-b76cec751767


  • 86 | 800 | d6+d8 | 10 | an oval looking glass in a wooden oval frame pivoting between two S-shaped & ivory bossed supports attached to a chest of drawers nearly 2ft wide. 2 small and 1 larger center drawer fitted with hanging metal pull rings finish the serpentine front chest of drawers on four ogee bracket feet. | 10% as is/ 30% part known/ 60% mostly known/ 100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: Zhent made mahogany & spruce hardwood cabinet & frame. / DC11 Glasscraft: Zhent-style silvered glass mirror. / DC13 Stonecraft: band of herringbone & ivory inlays imported from Waterdeep. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/582/title-asc?t:state:flow=43ba3423-1d20-4786-8e99-6f00a61bef1e


  • 87 | 850 | d12+d20 | 5 | a long looking glass 6.5ft tall with a scroll pediment ending in floral rosettes hung, pendent leafage, a shaped & gilded bezel, flanking fruit & leaf fillets, shaped pendants, and a surmounting spread-winged phoenix ascendent. All decorative carvings of the frame are gilded while the flat surfaces are varnished. | 20% as is/ 60% part known/ 100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: a gilded mahogany & spruce frame made by the carpenters of Sembia. / DC11 Glasswork: silvered-glass imitating the superior work of Zhentil Keep's gaffers but the hairline cut in the glass shows that it was made in 2 pieces which is against Zhent principals for mirror craft. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/776/title-asc?t:state:flow=6e38c360-0355-4f82-88e1-98f6d616b002


  • 88 | 850 | d12+d20 | 5 | a cushion seated chair with pointed-eared serpentine crest rail, flared stiles, pierced diamond in quatrefoil above heart motif splat, sinuous arms terminating in downward pointing grips, central carved shell in seat rail, cabriole legs, and ball & claw feet. | 20% as is/ 100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: Almraiven carpenters used walnut hardwood to make this chair. / DC11 Weaving: loomed & wefted cotten cloth woven in Manshaka stuffed with wool fleece for the cushion. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/25/title-asc?t:state:flow=73a35648-5217-42c7-8857-786f7c75f3d6


  • 89 | 850 | d12+d20 | 5 | a pierced wooden chair with pagoda top, geometric lattice work, quatrefoils, lattice work arms, straight square legs, and caned seat. | 20% as is/ 100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: mahogany & cane shaped into pagoda crests & fretted brackets derived from Shou designs but composed with C and S-scrolls common to the Moonsea's rococo ornamentation. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/78/title-asc?t:state:flow=da8e6ea5-884b-468c-b8d7-4da729d4c859


  • 90 | 850 | d12+d20 | 5 | an oval portrait metal plate with a beaded border dangling five chain links. The portrait is of a handsomely dressed woman. The chains terminate in clasp clips. | 20% as is/40% part known/80% mostly known/100% if known | DC13 Metalcraft: silver forged by dwarven smiths in Llorkh. / DC15 Knowledge Nobility: a chatelaine used by noblewomen to keep tools ready in style. / DC16 Painting: an early Ruben Delgaug painting of Lady Daphne Talmost, magnate of the Waterdhavian House Talmost's expansion into Calishite silks. | http://collections.museumoflondon.org.uk/online/object/54076.html


  • 91 | 850 | d12+d20 | 5 | a 1ft wooden artifact with a round hourglass body, a long neck, and a scrolled headstock. Strings run the length of the device over a blackened plank and they are flanked by scrolled holes near the middle of the body. | 10% as is/60% mostly known/100% if known | DC13 Perform: a masterwork kit, essentially a very small violin, designed to fit in a pocket. / DC11 Woodcraft: a mahogany & spruce hardwood construct with ebony & ivory fittings made by artisans in Sembia. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@27/58/title-asc?t:state:flow=b5965aae-97eb-463d-98fd-c2825d4538c0


  • 92 | 880 | 2d10 | 8 | a 7.5ft high by 5ft wide dark wooden cabinet with faux bois, gold stenciled finish, carved pediment top, sun burst motif, and carved ionic capitals. | 10% as is/ 25% part known/ 50% mostly known/ 100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: maple hardwood with satinwood & holly fashioned and marked by furniture makers guild of Everlund / DC11 Painting: the wood is repainted to look like mahogany, a trick used by merchants in Silverymoon when reselling Everlund's works to Waterdeep. / DC15 Knowledge Nobility: an armoire clothes press useful for storing elaborate or large garments in a place where they will not wrinkle & are safe from pests. | http://www.houzz.com/photos/39657683/Empire-Sun-Armoire-in-Original-Faux-Bois-and-Stenciled-Finish-midcentury-armoires-and-wardrobes-miami


  • 93 | 900 | 2d8 | 10 | a wooden rail, cushioned chair with arched cresting, vasiform splat, stiles terminated in carved rosettes, leaf-carved "Shepherd’s crook" arms, victorian rose cloth seat, apron with applied shell & acanthus carving, cabriole legs, claw & ball feet. | 10% as is/ 50% part known/ 100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: a chair made of walnut & beech hardwoods by Illuskan carpenters and further detailed & etched by dwarven artisans of Mirabar. / DC11 Weaving: wool & linen needlepoint cloth of Illuskan design is stuffed with horsehair for the cushion. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/19/title-asc?t:state:flow=c9d738f3-b9b1-47ae-ba4d-024c93d05a7a


  • 94 | 900 | 2d8 | 10 | a deep brown wooden construct that looks like a corner table except for the bell-shaped splash board, small upper shelf, and central opening in the top. 2 smaller openings flank the large hole, rectilinear panels of string inlay, a central door with lock leading to lower interior shelf, a central drawer on bottom with brass knob, and straight Marlboro legs complete this strange 4ft tall item. | 10% as is/ 50% part known/ 100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: Illuskan craftsmanship shines in this construct of mahogany & yellow pine hardwood with maple & rosewood string inlays. / DC15 Knowledge Nobility: a growing interest in personal cleanliness promoted the design of basin stand, also called a "wash-stand" or "wash-hand stand," which typically held a bottle for storing water and a basin for washing. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/110/title-asc?t:state:flow=97228c8f-1c8e-4066-99d6-02392e8b9f11


  • 95 | 900 | 2d8 | 10 | a rectangular top table with inward & outward edge-carved large leafy scrolls & flowers, straight-sided apron, carved broad spiral legs, curving X-stretchers pinned by a turned finial, and 4 ball feet. | 10% as is/ 100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: the walnut with cane top table is crafted particularly strong by Harrowdale's carpenters, and the double border of carving around the top is of very high quality. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/1157/title-asc?t:state:flow=43d67378-b535-4fa8-80d1-ce9fe3ae8d44


  • 96 | 900 | 2d8 | 10 | a low 6ft long wooden frame with solid headboard & footboard. The headboard is formed of cyma, versa, & recta curves meeting at center & straight across bottom, and each post is cut through with a rectangular slot for the side rails which in turn are slotted for the slat planks that are suspended between the rails. | 10% as is/ 100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: yellow pine from Sembia crafted into a bedframe by Sembia's carpenters. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/808/title-asc?t:state:flow=821e1c82-618d-4520-98f0-9963ff366dea


  • 97 | 960 | d10+d12 | 8 | a 5ft high by 4.5ft wide dark wooden cabinet with molded rails & stiles, stylized guilloche & diamond ornament & central rosette & crossed arrows carved into the doors, a row of dentils below the central shelf, a canti-levered guilloche-carved frieze, gouge & punch applied molding decoration, and turned hanging pendants at the corners. The central panel has a more elaborate version of the diamond/rosette/arrow ornament found on the doors below. 2 paneled doors flank the central carved panel on top while the bottom opens completely with 2 large panel doors. | 25% as is/ 50% part known/ 100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: made entirely from white oak, this cabinet bears the guild marks of Lyrabar's carpenters. / DC15 Knowledge Nobility: an armoire clothes press useful for storing elaborate or large garments in a place where they will not wrinkle & are safe from pests. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/445/title-asc?t:state:flow=a69afffc-3eed-4ea5-9cfb-0b5edb156cac


  • 98 | 1000 | 2d4 | 20 | a wooden construct 6.5ft high by 6.5ft long with elongated vase shaped octagonal posts, baluster feet, rabbeted rails with evenly spaced wooden pegs, double tenoned headboard peaked at either end, and three-sided yellow painted cornice. A vase of flowers in green, blue-green, red, & gold bordered with green striping decorates the central raised panel of each cornice section. The stamped bed-bolt covers show a pair of bound hands. | 5% as is/60% part known/100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: a bedstead of deeply stained curly maple & white pine by fewsters in Loudwater. / DC13 Painting: the vase & flowers is the preferred decoration of the Renshas dynasty of the Delimbiyr Vale. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/707/title-asc?t:state:flow=a3acf9d7-e0ac-4a22-b09b-81d43428f995


  • 99 | 1000 | d8+d10 | 10 | a white stone topped brown wood table with serpentine ends, mahogany veneered skirt, crossbanded edges, serpentine legs, a solid back, a square mahogany panel surrounding a circular mirror, a shelf, and sawn scrolled feet. | 10% as is/ 20% part known/ 50% half known/ 80% mostly known/ 100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: a mahogany & white pine table made with cultural flourishes prominent in the Vilhon Reach. / DC13 Stonecraft: white marble mined from the Deepwing Mountains and shaped in Nimpeth. / DC11 Glasscraft: a Turmish looking glass of elven craft made in Xorhun. / DC15 Knowledge Nobility: a pier table which is named for the structural wall between 2 windows, known as a pier, where this table is traditionally located. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/867/title-asc?t:state:flow=37fa2ba3-a08b-40f1-9eea-8e7a0b18705d


  • 100 | 1000 | d8+d10 | 10 | a 3ft by 5ft extended chair with yoked serpentine cresting rail mortised into shaped stiles which are rectangular in section and scrolled at top. The frame is supported on three pairs of cabriole legs with shaped knee brackets terminating in high pad feet. The legs are braced by four turned and blocked crosswise stretchers into which are mortised three turned longitudinal stretchers. | 10% as is/50% part known/100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: a maple daybed crafted by craftsmen of Tethyr's Forest of Tethir and stained in Myratma. / DC11 Weaving: the cushion material has zig-zag patterns made famous by Tethyr Mills what provides greater comfort with thinner material than other comercially available fabrics & stuffing. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/456/title-asc?t:state:flow=20ae7f29-2e27-463e-8450-16109a3bf6c1


  • 101 | 1000 | d8+d10 | 10 | a grand pillar looking glass crested with a spreadwinged eagle perched on a stylized leaf-form base. Triangular eglomise panels in the form of finials within giltwood frames flank the crest. An eglomise panel below painted in gilt with a view of a manor on the shore is above a rectangular mirror-plate within a golden frame. | 10% as is/ 50% part known/ 100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: gesso & gilt on curly maple carved by artisans of Loudwater and fitted with a looking glass from Zhentil Keep. / DC15 Knowledge Nobility: the crest on the mirror is unmistakably connected to the Waterdhavian Noble House Eagleshome. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/787/title-asc?t:state:flow=2fdd425e-d069-4670-be6f-335169ea8167


  • 102 | 1000 | d8+d10 | 10 | a white rectangular lift-top chest with molded lid, 2 wood battens, dovetailed construction, molded base, and scrolled bracket feet. The chast has painted diamond grid pattern in black & orange borders, 2 flanking round paterae, a larger central oval paterae, and draped in black wreath-like swags of bellflowers. A pair of letters are also painted on the front. | 10% as is/ 50% part known/ 100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: it must have cost the carpenter many tools to craft this duskwood chest that is harder than iron. The workmanship bears the hallmarks of the dwarves of Loudwater. / DC15 Knowledge Nobility: a linen chest painted & styled for the humans of the Delimbiyr valley. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/145/title-asc?t:state:flow=568cc278-cd11-41aa-b38c-53df695ce30c


  • 103 | 1000 | d8+d10 | 10 | a large, brown wooden cupboard 10ft tall by 5ft wide with a broken pitched pediment, side urn & spire wooden finials, fluted plinths, 2 arched glazed doors enclosing 4 fixed shelves inside the cupboard, arched stop-fluted pilasters with Ionic carved capitals, 2 paneled doors enclosing 2 fixed shelves, and shaped bracket feet. | 10% as is/ 50% part known/ 100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: made by Luskan's cabinetmakers largely of cherry hardwood, but the carved pilaster capitals were executed in mahogany, a wood which is better suited for such work. / DC13 Painting: the brown paint on the interior surfaces, including the scalloped shelf edges, is a later alteration that covers the original regalia marks of the Shoon Imperium still visible as slight protrusions through the coat of paint. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/423/title-asc?t:state:flow=32289008-6eaa-48cb-a595-cd4e91d7dad0


  • 104 | 1100 | 2d10 | 10 | an 8ft tall by 4ft wide, large, wood & glass, single-unit corner cupboard with a pair of rectangular glazed doors of 8 panes each mounted with concealed butt hinges and revealing an interior lined colored paper. Below, 2 doors framing two arched panels and an inlaid tulip is surmounted by a tier of 3 drawers with wooden pulls. Decorative flourishes include canted corners, bracket feet, ogee skirt, maple cockbeading, inlaid escutcheons, inset lightwood panels, and a heavy flat cornice molding. | 10% as is/ 100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: a black walnut cabinet crafted and paned in Mulhorand, guild stamped by the nomarchs of Sultim. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/416/title-asc?t:state:flow=673d7cdc-6f71-46b9-a655-b76cec751767


  • 105 | 1100 | 2d10 | 10 | an obstructed oval looking glass in matching frame with gesso & water gilding, carved roses & acanthus leaves in full relief, 2 S-curved brass candle arms terminating in naturalistic sunflower head with central candle sockets, and sunburst centering mask of a handsome man dividing the glass into 4 plates. | 10% as is/ 30% part known/ 60% mostly known/ 100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: carved in the Netherese religious revival style, this gilded deal & gessoed mirror has crafter marks from Yartar. / DC11 Glasscraft: the looking glass is of Zhent origin. / DC15 Knowledge Religion: the sunburst face is the graven image of Lathander. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/733/title-asc?t:state:flow=fec217c1-1a66-4a51-bd51-2fcaa1f717d5


  • 106 | 1200 | d10+d12 | 10 | a wooden barrel 1.5ft by 1.5ft painted black (possibly on a blue ground) and decorated with a unicorn painted in red and yellow on one side. A vertical geometric decorative pattern of tacks runs next to the unicorn's head. The barrel's rims are painted red with a yellow scalloped line and alternating dot design. | 10% as is/40% part known/80% mostly known/100% if known | DC11 Perform: a tenor drum needing the skins & tensioning ropes through the ten holes at top and bottom. / DC11 Woodcraft: an ash wood body with decorative brass tacks made by woodworkers in Shining Falls. / DC12 History: this device is a relic from the Battle of Tanglefork Woods that saw the overthrow of the Renshas in the Delimbiyr Vale by Nanathlor Greysword's army of Mielikki and ushered in the era of High Lords in Loudwater in 1317 DR. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@27/95/title-asc?t:state:flow=a741f648-2e6e-4aed-b167-7152a6883a04


  • 107 | 1200 | d4+d6 | 20 | a tripartite wooden cabinet 4.5ft by 6.5ft on six turned legs. Bowed double doors, an arched splashboard, deep bottle drawers, and side cabinet doors are under a tier of five shallow drawers. | 5% as is/20% part known/60% mostly known/100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: a sideboard of mahogany and yellow pine hardwood made by Sembian carpenters. / DC11 Lockcraft: the cabinet doors have average quality locks set to the same key. / DC20 Search: with all the locks unlocked and the cabinet doors opened the deep bottle drawers pull out to reveal hidden storage areas. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/1174/title-asc?t:state:flow=cb3f561d-7dca-4499-a512-7d59a87a5f42


  • 108 | 1200 | d10+d12 | 10 | a couch 3ft by 7ft with serpentine shaped cross banded crest rail curving around into cabriole arms & supports with double bead on edges. A brown animal skin is laid over this frame and layered with additional smaller furs of varying brown shades. Eight square tapered legs inlaid with lightwood stringing and light & dark wood cuffs support this furniture. | 10% as is/60% mostly known/100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: a sofa frame made of black walnut & mahogany hardwoods by Sembian woodwrights. / DC13 Leathercraft: the hide pile has cured pelts of squirrels, rabbits, raccoons, & badgers on a deer hide foundation throw. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/1217/title-asc?t:state:flow=7c25d789-ffc9-4ef3-91a4-d4208de9c239


  • 109 | 1200 | d4+d6 | 20 | a low wooden cabinet 3.5ft by 3.5ft with a smoothe sloped front and two hinged doors at the back. Opening the doors reveals a series of pigeon holes. Below the slope are two drawers. The cabinet is supported by turned legs. Extensive inlays create abstract images on the broad slanted surface while the borders, drawer fronts, and upper leg blocks are inlaid with alternating light and dark linear and diamond designs. | 20% as is/60% part known/100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: a writing desk of oak and pine hardwoods but the inlay is creative use of woodscraps common to colonization of the Chondathan emigrations into the Sword Coast. / DC15 Knowledge Architecture: Extensive inlays on the surfaces are accurate and full-size images of a hammer, hatchet, compasses, square, bevel, two chisels, a screwdriver, two diamond-shaped designs, and a star decoration, along with a folding rule. This provides a +1 circumstance bonus to the week income roll for the appropriate profession skill checks. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/461/title-asc?t:state:flow=20ae7f29-2e27-463e-8450-16109a3bf6c1


  • 110 | 1200 | d4+d6 | 20 | a wooden frame 4ft high by 6ft long with hinged legs, turned posts topped with iron pins, squared side rails, and bulbous turned legs terminating in high cylindrical feet. An arched headboard bridges the headposts. | 5% as is/60% part known/100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: beech & red pine hardwoods logged from the Vordrorn Forest and shaped into this bed frame by capenters in Luskan. / DC11 Disable Device: the hinges & brackets used allow the disassembly & easier portage of this furniture. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/662/title-asc?t:state:flow=610c0682-74ac-4edd-9f66-37ff734ec40d


  • 111 | 1200 | d4+d6 | 20 | a flat rectangular wooden table just over 2ft high with projecting square corners, strip of cross-banded veneer around the surface edge, veneered skirt, heavy band of carved gadrooning below skirt on front and sides, 4 cabriole legs having heavy leaf carving on knees surrounding central narrow section of cross hatching, and claw & ball feet. | 5% as is/50% part known/100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: furniture makers of Selgaunt made this walnut, black walnut, & oak table. / DC10 Search: the top opens to a baize-lined playing surface, the rear legs swing out on a gate to support the open top. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/223/title-asc?t:state:flow=acb63111-82c3-4e66-a366-4464c1917f12


  • 112 | 1200 | d4+d6 | 20 | a high, rectangular backed cushioned chair with high arch, shallow-shaped wings, horizontally rolled arms; slightly concaved broad seat, shaped cushion, cabriole legs, and covered in multi-colored triangles-in-diamond patterned cloth. | 5% as is/50% part known/100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: the oak frame was made by chair makers of Elmwood. / DC11 Weaving: wool & brushed linen cloth with needlepoint designs of the Moonsea culture. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/622/title-asc?t:state:flow=2cd41da4-b9a5-4a84-a306-bbb27760cd54


  • 113 | 1200 | d10+d12 | 10 | an 8ft tall by 4ft wide, large, wooden cabinet with 2 flat paneled doors concealing 5 clothing trays, a secretary drawer, and 3 full-width drawers. A flat top cornice, Gothic arches, turned drops, cock-beaded edges; metal oblong octagonal back plates & bails, and straight bracket feet beautify this piece of furniture. | 10% as is/ 50% part known/ 100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: Waterdhavian carpenters made this mahogany & red cedar hardwood press. / DC15 Knowledge Nobility: the great height & the inclusion of a secretary drawer are typical of many Waterdhavian clothespresses. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/400/title-asc?t:state:flow=6d97a630-09ef-4c0f-a4d4-a2bd35ed5e23


  • 114 | 1200 | d10+d12 | 10 | a shield-shaped looking glass with dashed stringing at edges & ivory finial on 2 shaped supports attached to a serpentine 2ft wide chest of 3 drawers. Turned ivory bosses. ogee bracket feet, light wood cross-banding, colored stringing, ovoid central inlay with carnation & spray of leaves, canted corners with ovoid inlay of roses & leaves & quarter-fans, and silver hanging pull rings decorate the 3ft high construction. | 10% as is/ 30% part known/ 60% mostly known/ 100% if known | DC13 Woodcraft: Sembian master crafters made this of mahogany hardwood with satinwood inlays. / DC13 Stonecraft: the central spray of carnations in a similar setting band of herringbone inlay was imported from Spandeliyon. / DC15 Knowledge Nobility: The shape of the base, which has a serpentine front, half-serpentine ends, and canted corners, was quite popular in Sembia, where it was used for card tables, clothespresses, chests of drawers, and other forms. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/580/title-asc?t:state:flow=5cc14da4-41d3-4b3f-8a7d-45973d940664


  • 115 | 1200 | d4+d6 | 20 | a slender, black drinking horn banded in silvery metal; the bands are engraved with a pair of boys beckoned by beggars and shunned by priests; the middle band is chased to represent fur and joined to base the by a bird's claw; the circular base is embossed with animals surrounded by an engraved border; both a removable lid and the horn point are surmounted by raptors. | 5% as is/20% part known/60% mostly known/100% if known | DC17 Knowledge Arcana: a talon of a huge griffon. / DC12 Metallurgy: silver precious metal fashioned & etched in Thayan styles. / DC15 Know Religion: the boys are Akachi and Eveshi, blessed by Myrkul, who left the safety of the church to tend the dying of Mulsantir in Rashemen during the Black Whisper plague of the 13th Century. Akachi later becomes Myrkul's Chosen before turning on his god for love. | http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details.aspx?objectId=31701&partId=1&museumno=WB.102&page=1


  • 116 | 1200 | d10+d12 | 10 | a metal belt clasp of three cascading medallions from which hang five chains terminating in closing hooks. The openwork medallions are crafted with beaded borders and standing vessels. | 10% as is/ 50% part known/ 100% if known | DC20 Know Nobility: the decorations show this to be the headmaid's chatelaine in Luthcheq's admiralty residence. / DC16 Metalcraft: electrum styled by Chessentan silversmiths. | http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O114137/chatelaine-unknown/


  • 117 | 1250 | 2d4 | 25 | a 7ft tall by 6ft long wooden construct with carved leaf pattern foot posts carved with reeded, elongated balluster, semi-vase shaped, tapered, & squared stylings and with an arched headboard. | 8% as is/ 100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: mahogany hardwood from Chondath crafted into a canopy bedframe by Chondath's carpenters. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/1296/title-asc?t:state:flow=d58cb0df-055f-4759-bf52-f7c67b29bf9f


  • 118 | 1300 | 2d12 | 10 | a stuffed back chair with serpentine top, "S" shaped arms, scrolled arm supports, assymmetrical ribbon work skirt, strawberry-shaped cabochon, and leafy scrolled feet. Fabric needlework show a bird in a pastoral landscape surrounded by an elaborate scrolled architectural border and embroidered in large fruit & flower designs in beige, blue, green, red, and yellow. | 10% as is/ 50% part known/ 100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: mahogany & beech hardwoods carved & stained in Baldurs Gate. / DC11 Weaving: Balduran wool & silk needlework of the Fulham type foundation in linen with hair stuffing cushioning. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/65/title-asc?t:state:flow=4991b10a-9233-497e-b5d8-eddbdb4417f2


  • 119 | 1400 | 2d6 | 20 | a shield-shaped back armchair with molded stiles, crest rail, molded serpentine arm supports terminating in carved rosettes, over rail upholstered seat, brass nails applied in a swag pattern, and tapered legs ending in spade feet. The shield splat is carved with Prince of Wales feather, tassel, three rosettes, and double drapery. | 5% as is/20% part known/60% mostly known/100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: a mahogany & white pine hardwood chair that was not crafted by mundane means. / DC11 Weaving: royal blue felt fabric stuffed with fleece engrailed with brass tacks. Signature marks of / DC15 Knowledge Nobility: the shield design was made for the free city diplomats convening the first council to form Luraur 1369 DR. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/68/title-asc?t:state:flow=d70a2006-a0b5-4509-b882-8f16b65def1f


  • 120 | 1500 | d4+d6 | 25 | an 8ft by 3.5ft tall cabinet with reverse C-scroll shaping, applied rosettes, reeded urn finials, cockbeading and brass knob decorations. The cabinet has doors fitted with triangle, diamond, and rectangle panes of glass. The cabinet bottom has four stacked drawers with individual keyholes. The cabinet rests on four short, turned legs. | 10% as is/40% part known/80% mostly known/100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: a secretary & bookcase of mahogany and yellow pine hardwoods shaped by Balduran boardwrights. There are no locks installed behind the keyholes. / DC11 Glasscraft: fused quartz glass of good durability that can only be created by intense heat. / DC25 Knowledge Arcana: the Red Dragon Trading Post of Luskan exclusively supplied this glass that was reputed to be molten by an actual red dragon (really a blue juvenile). | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/882/title-asc?t:state:flow=cce3a58a-52ba-4647-87f7-5df5180b4c30


  • 121 | 1500 | d4+d6 | 25 | a sloped wooden cabinet 6ft by 3ft. The crown is is shallow and straight but for a semi-circular projection and three wood urn-shaped finials. The cabinet doors have Gothic arch glass panes painted in reverse with leaves and gothic arches in black and gold along the bottom. The doors open to reveal shelves and pigeonholes. The lower section has three stacked drawers with large metallic pull knobs. The legs are faced with circular rings, are fluted in the middle, and bordered by C scrolled brackets. | 10% as is/60% mostly known/100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: this secretary and bookcase, an evolution of writing desks and lady's cabinets, is made of curly maple & white pine hardwoods made by a Neverwinter craft guild. / DC11 Glasscraft: purified forest glass paned by dwarf gaffers in Neverwinter that is harder than typical glass panes. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/885/title-asc?t:state:flow=cce3a58a-52ba-4647-87f7-5df5180b4c30


  • 122 | 1500 | d8+d10 | 15 | a rectangular backed bench 3ft by 4.5ft upholstered in viridian green cloth with formalized floral pattern. Exposed wood compose the out-curved arms terminating in volutes and cabriole legs with shaped knee brackets & pad feet. | 4% as is/20% part known/40% mostly known/100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: walnut and beech hardwoods compose this settee made by crafters in Selgaunt. / DC11 Weaving: linen & wool foundation cloth with curled horse hair stuffing with the dye marks of Sembia's Loomers' Guild of Saerloon. / DC15 Knowledge History: the furniture was installed on the Dragon's Claw, a ship that sailed the Inner Sea under a pirate's banner in the 14th century. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/901/title-asc?t:state:flow=54fd68a2-433c-413c-b12e-68e4e3ca2a3e


  • 123 | 1600 | d6+d8 | 20 | a 2ft artifact with a domed shell body, a tapering carved tail forms a tailpiece, a reptilian head was carved at the top of an elongated neck, four five-toed carved feet project from the interior of the shell where an actual turtle's feet would have been located. Wires are strung from the tailpiece up to four tuning pegs. | 5% as is/20% part known/60% mostly known/100% if known | DC11 Perform: a violin of cosmetically unusual design but otherwise ordinary. / DC11 Woodcraft: black walnut shaped and installed into an animal shell, made by crafters of Chethel's Luthiers' Guild. / DC15 Knowledge Nature: a heat treated & hardened shambos, a valuable tropical sea turtle shell harvested off the shores of Southern Faerun. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@27/100/title-asc?t:state:flow=71680563-9384-45c1-8298-b93fea6d4094



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  • 124 | 1600 | d6+d8 | 20 | a 6.5ft tall by 3.5ft wide chest with seven tiers of graduated overlapping-front drawers supported by ogee feet. The top tier has three drawers, the second has two drawers, while the rest has a drawer each. A wavy sawn board trims the gabled cornice molding, what looks to be large keyholes in the drawers, horizontal arrangement of the wood grain, and unadorned metal drawer pulls completes a simple aesthetic for this furniture. | 10% as is/50% part known/100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: a chest of drawers made of birch, black walnut, yellow pine, and tulip poplar hardwoods made by artisans of Everlund. / DC11 Lockcraft: Quaker Locks (very simple locks), needing springy wood "keys" and holes cut into the drawer shelf, are built into each drawer except the top tier. A key must be put into the keyhole and pushed by a finger through the hole above to open the drawer. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/1293/title-asc?t:state:flow=15da9f18-026a-454d-8187-6f70440ad8ae


  • 125 | 1600 | d6+d8 | 20 | an angled open wooden rectangle flanked by pair of hinged wings on a tri-footed 3ft pole. The front edges of the rectangle and wings are carved serpentine. A pair of rounded arms push forward from the base of the angled rectangle and the remannts of candle wax hint at their use. The baluster turned column and three cabriole legs each have decoratively carved raised teardrop motifs. | 5% as is/20% part known/60% mostly known/100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: a lectern Sembian artisans made from mahogany. / DC15 Disable Device: cleverly hidden catch hooks allow the lectern to be quickly collapsed and easily set-up for portable use. / DC15 Know History: this item was used by Tobin Smelterjack, a famed shield dwarf engineer who lectured at schools from Candlekeep to Calimport. He and a winter caravan disappeared in Fang Pass on the Trade Way through Amn's Cloud Peak in 1348 DR. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/840/title-asc?t:state:flow=ba739f60-c33d-440c-9ce6-5598409e5ba0


  • 126 | 1600 | d6+d8 | 20 | a couch 3ft by 7ft with serpentine crest rail, horizontally scrolled arms, serpentine front rail, egg-and-dart moulding, and leaf-carved cabriole legs on claw & ball feet. The soft upholstery is a vivid blue with large floral prints that is edge fastened with golden tacks. A base cushion and pair of cylindrical pillows match the upholstery. | 5% as is/50% part known/100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: a sofa of mahogany & beech made by guildsmen of Sembia's Selgaunt. / DC11 Weaving: a mix of Daerlunian wools with wolf fur stuffing upholstered by fullers from Sembia's Daerlun. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/1218/title-asc?t:state:flow=ceb47a94-0c13-40a4-90f6-d6d15e061210


  • 127 | 1600 | d6+d8 | 20 | a medium-sized, cushioned chair with curved wings & arms, bulbous turned feet, and emperor styled back. The cloth has designs of pastoral subjects with figures in a landscape: an arbor enclosing a woman at left in a yellow gown & man at right in a red coat both above a seated horseman in red cap & pants & blue coat holding the reins of his white mount, a red & beige castle, a reclining beige stag, a plant with white & beige flowers & white & green leaves, a standing woman in a red dress, a standing man in a blue coat & beige cap & trousers, a standing man holding a rake over his shoulder & wearing a beige hat & trousers & a blue coat, a standing man blowing a horn & holding a lance & wearing a blue cap & coat & beige trousers, a woman harvesting grain & wearing a brown hat & red dress, a man in brown cap & blue coat & yellow trousers herding 6 sheep, and a woman seated beneath a tree reading & wearing a brown cap & blue blouse & and red skirt. | 5% as is/ 100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: walnut hardwood frame made by Iriaeboran bodgers. / DC11 Weaving: black fabric worked in wool and silk tent stitch by needleworkers of Iriaebor. / DC15 Knowledge History: the images are a montage of the historical foundings of the City of a Thousand Spires, Iriaebor. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/641/title-asc?t:state:flow=5c38c965-fca0-42b7-878f-42e7be67c8d7


  • 128 | 1650 | 2d4 | 33 | a woven carpet of red, blue, brown, sparkly white, & sparkly yellow decorated with a large central medallion and corner segments. The oval medallion has end pendants filled with half palmettes and interlacing floral & arabesque scrolls. Each corner segment has a section of medallions. The border has floral scrolls with large palmettes alternating with stems bearing lotus palmettes, buds, & leaves. In the inner guard band is a wavy geometric scroll: in the outer guard band a series of stylized leaves and spiral scrolls. | 10% as is/ 66% part known/ 100% if known | DC11 Weaving: a wool pile "medallion Ushak," a Turmish style rug characterized by a large central medallion and corner segments on floral vine tracery. This one was made in Tethyr's Saradush. / DC15 Knowledge the Planes: the sparkling is fairy dust impregnated in the white & yellow areas of the carpet that causes it to dimly glow in the dark. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@6/43/title-asc?t:state:flow=c1baa895-e908-4a19-9cdf-eed7fc001be6


  • 129 | 1700 | d12+d20 | 10 | a nearly 8ft tall cabinet with molded cornice, 2 inlaid full length doors, central faux stile, scalloped & inlaid skirt, squared cabriole legs, and neoclassical inlays of: ovals, swags, bellflowers, bowknots, & a vine with berries emanating from a classical snake-handled vase. Inside are 2 shelves over 3 small drawers above 1 shelf and several holes where a half dozen dowel hooks could be fitted. | 10% as is/ 50% part known/ 100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: Shavinaran artisans combine hardwoods & decorative lumbers for this furniture: mahogany, tulip poplar, yellow pine, satinwood, holly, & maple. / DC15 Knowledge Nobility: an armoire clothes press useful for storing elaborate or large garments in a place where they will not wrinkle & are safe from pests. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/92/title-asc jsessionid=F5581773F12FB55B6170959EA9C6F0E3?t:state:flow=9297b72f-43b0-4aed-a0e6-7783c68384f3


  • 130 | 1800 | 2d8 | 20 | a huge wooden construct 11ft long by 9ft high of glass door encased bookshelves over cabinets. A broken pediment over cornice, two flanking wings, 4 doors with trelliswork & 2 rows of gothic arcading, central double arch with waterfall carving at juncture of lower scrolls, pleated curtain panels hung between rods attached to top and base rails of door, adjustable shelves, broad lower cupboards, and moulding above stepped plinth base accentuate the workmanship of this furniture. | 5% as is/50% part known/100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: mahogany & oak hardwoods arched & styled by Sembian woodworkers. / DC20 Weaving: silk curtains made of maiden's hair fungus earthsilk exported by the dwarves from the Earthspur Mountains. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/730/title-asc?t:state:flow=a57dc174-b961-4b85-b5d4-fd51d1de33b2


  • 131 | 2000 | d8+d10 | 20 | a polished dark wood table with rounded "turret" corners, deep skirt, ruffles, foliage, C scrolls, rectangular bead-edged drawer, inset brass keyhole escutcheon, ornate bail & rosette drawer handle, 4 acanthus leaf carved cabriole legs, single pendant bellflower, and ball & claw feet. | 5% as is/50% part known/100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: a mahogany, yellow pine, & white cedar table made in Citadel Felbarr according to the old guild marks. / DC15 Search: the top opens to a baize-lined playing surface with round corner reserves and oval wells for gaming pieces to the left of each corner, the rear legs swing out on a gate to support the open top. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/232/title-asc?t:state:flow=4f5f6ca0-3f29-482e-8b1f-e2f084782bc5


  • 132 | 2000 | d8+d10 | 20 | an upholstered bench 2.5ft by 7.5ft with two scrolled arms, flat crest rail decorated by carved vines & clusters of grapes, reeded seat rails terminating in carved rosettes, and raised by four reeded saber legs ending in metal paw feet. Metal tacks secure the upholstery and raised cushions in place, providing a shiny yellow lining contrasting with the verdant cloth's wide-lined patterns. | 4% as is/60% mostly known/100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: an empire-style sofa of mahogany and black walnut hardwoods fabricated by Sembian carpenters and finished with brass fittings. / DC11 Weaving: upholstery of Daerlunian wool textile stuffed with horse hair made by Sembian fullers. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/1215/title-asc?t:state:flow=45912897-6ec7-4e5d-996c-4aea7ee82902


  • 133 | 2000 | d8+d10 | 20 | a rectangular framed, pillar looking glass with cornice molding, carved bowknot & vine frieze, large rectangular églomisé panel, flanking fluted pilasters, foliate carved capitals, églomisé panels of gilded urn & vertical vine on black, and a plain base. The large panel is painted with a patterned dark border around a white reserve with a swag of leaves & roses at center supported by 2 bowknots. | 5% as is/20% part known/60% mostly known/100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: Chondathan crafters in Samra carved the wooden frame for the mirror. / DC11 Painting: gilt & gesso decorated by artisans in Iljak. / DC11 Glasscraft: silvered-glass of Turmish make. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/753/title-asc?t:state:flow=688d607a-3e32-4db0-876d-f40de9be6e55


  • 134 | 2000 | d6+d8 | 25 | a partially backed cushioned bench 3ft by 6.5ft with one end curling rest higher than the other and serpentine curves shaping the legs and backing. The scrolls are painted with gilt rosettes, triple elongated elements, and foliate motifs terminating in anthemions. Red upholsterey covers the back, the upwards exposed scrolling rests, and the length of the bench with golden thread braiding at the seams reinforced with gleaming tacks. | 10% as is/30% part known/60% mostly known/100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: recamier couch of Amnish design using applied rosewood graining on tulip poplar hardwood. / DC11 Weaving: red wool cover with red and yellow silk tape filled with curled horsehair makes a firm cushion of high quality. / DC15 Knowledge Nobility: reclining couches like these are in demand in humid areas or during the summer by nobles with high fashion tastes but low tolerance to the stifling heat of their own clothing. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/443/title-asc?t:state:flow=5981e712-6e3f-4bae-8aa4-fc70b7ad1ed0


  • 135 | 2000 | d6+d8 | 25 | a 2ft wooden artifact with a thick pear-shape body, a bent headpiece, six strings running the length, and a strange wheel in the base mounted behind a stocky center-aligned box. It is decorated with black & white inlaid border, ten white & thirteen black levers, a tapering flat tail piece, and a white handled crank. The neck has shell engravings on top, star and diaper patterns on the side, and is terminated in a carved female head. | 8% as is/40% part known/100% if known | DC13 Perform: it is a Hurdy-gurdy or violin that produces a sound when the crank-turned wheel scrapes the strings. Melodies are played on a keyboard that presses small wedges against one or more strings to change pitch. / DC11 Woodcraft: a Sundabaran device of mahogany & satinwood with ebony, beech, & ivory flourishes mixing dwarven and human techniques. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@27/54/title-asc?t:state:flow=b5965aae-97eb-463d-98fd-c2825d4538c0


  • 136 | 2100 | 2d20 | 10 | a voluted-edge framed looking glass decorated with beadwork in figural subjects including: a woman tied to an anchor, a woman pouring out a cornucopia, a seated man holding a bird, and a man holding a scroll trodding on a serpent. Also shown are flowers, birds, insects, a deer, a hound, a fox, and a unicorn. The background beads are white, with design in opaque and clear shades of yellow, orange, blue, green, coral, black, tan, and brown. The mirror is edge & outside scalloped edge trimmed with narrow dark blue and white looped fringes while block printed cotton cloth in a design of minute birds, insects, flowers, and butterflies, in red, blue, & green skirts the entire frame. | 10% as is/ 30% part known/ 60% mostly known/ 100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: portrait mirror frame of sandalwood carved & festooned with glass beads by woodshapers of Innarlith in the Lake of Steam region. / DC11 Glasscraft: colored ceramic beads and silver looking glass exported from Turmish. / DC15 Knowledge Religion: Umberlee, Chauntea, Ilmater, and Oghma in benign almost elemental roles. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/786/title-asc?t:state:flow=2fdd425e-d069-4670-be6f-335169ea8167


  • 137 | 2200 | 2d10 | 20 | a rectangular framed, pillar looking glass with coved cornice molding, 3 églomisé panels, 2 pairs of gilded, fluted, & carved pilasters with composite capitals flanking églomisé panels of painted fluted pillars with alternating leaf & floral vines wound around them; and a center carved leaf motif base. The panels have a black border surrounding a rectangular bordered and patterned reserve containing an oval painting depicting: a woman by a tree leaning on an anchor with a ship in the background, a woman seated with a child & an oval shield, a woman holding a tall lyre. | 5% as is/ 10% part known/ 40% half known/ 70% mostly known/ 100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: the deal hardwood was lobe cut and planed by woodworkers in Hlath. / DC11 Painting: gesso, gilt, & paint featuring distictly Cimbar-trained artistry. / DC11 Glasscraft: silvered-glass pane made by glassmakers in Alaghon. / DC15 Knowledge Religion: the women depicted represent aspects of worship for fertile worship of Chauntea, creative reverence for Liira, and dilligent vigil of Helm. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/751/title-asc?t:state:flow=688d607a-3e32-4db0-876d-f40de9be6e55


  • 138 | 2250 | 2d8 | 25 | a white cup supported on a foliate-covered knob which rests on the head and spear of a soldier in fanciful armor standing on a base of double-headed imperial eagle surrounded by rococo floral ornamentation carved in bas-relief. Narrow carved ribs divide the surface of the cup into three vertical panels containing three-quarter length portraits beneath tasseled drapery. 1) a regal woman wearing a crown, an elaborate gown, a sash, and a medallion, gesturing with both hands toward a scepter and orb resting on the edge of a table in the lower-right foreground. 2) a wizened man with his right arm extended to grasp a baton, a sword in his left hand, and wearing a medal & a sash with a badge. 3) a homely woman wearing a dress with a very full skirt, a tight bodice that reveals her shoulders, a badge over her heart, and a sash with a badge tied in a bow at her left. The curving border of the cup beneath the portrait panels is ornamented with military trophies, including shields, flags, pikes and swords. The fitted cover of the vessel forms a shallow dome which is surmounted by a crown encircling a central finial. The sloping surface has obscure emblems & devices: a cherub standing in a garden holding his bow and a shield emblazoned with three hearts, a divine hand descends from clouds to pour water from a pitcher on a plant growing from a two-handled pot, and an eagle balanced on a globe. | 4% as is/ 20% part known/ 60% mostly known/ 100% if known | DC15 Stonecraft: ivory worked by master carvers in Luiren. / DC15 Knowledge Nature: the ivory comes from a sapient loxo. / DC15 Knowledge Nobility: the man (Sir Jake Hillskip) & women (Ladies Roka Bander & Hara Masters) are halflings of a noble hunting order, whose biggest trophy was Chu'shel Aila, tunnuk of the Somu loxoth herd in 1197 DR. | http://art.thewalters.org/detail/8780/pokal-with-royal-portraits/


  • 139 | 2400 | d4+d6 | 40 | a wooden construct 5ft high by 6.5ft long with a high arched frame of serpentine shape resting on four octagonal tapering posts. Chamfered rails box the posts and are channel pierced with rope holes along each side face. A peaked headboard bridges the posts above the boxed section. | 5% as is/60% part known/100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: a bed of maple & white pine crafted by dalelanders from Cormanthor timber. / DC11 Weaving: the serpentine top is designed for a full double-curtained canopy, one to keep out pests and the other to keep out light. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/650/title-asc?t:state:flow=22d88fec-12f2-40ee-89f5-ffe0528866b5


  • 140 | 2400 | d4+d6 | 40 | a nearly cylindrical leather-bound trunk with domed lid, rectangular iron lockplate & iron hasp, iron ring handles, dark leather trim, and leather strap reinforcements. | 5% as is/25% part known/50% mostly known/100% if known | DC14 Spellcraft: the trunk was not carved but shaped by magic into its configuration by spells that warped the wood, molded the iron, and conjured the skin. / DC11 Woodcraft: the deal wood with iron mounts was made by no mundane craft and is surprisingly strong. / DC13 Leathercraft: the leather was tanned by an unknown method and from a thicker hide than for what deerskin is known. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/1361/title-asc?t:state:flow=f99d159c-199a-4b29-8e38-818cb04a9df0


  • 141 | 2500 | 2D4 | 50 | a combined wooden lift-top chest and chest of drawers 3ft high by 3ft wide with light wood stringing outlines, overhanging angled moldings, 2 over-under drawers, light wood stringing inlay in geometric pattern on drawers, maple cross banding mitered at corners, applied cock beading, turned wooden knobs, inset escutcheons, and tapering feet. | 4% as is/ 20% part known/ 60% mostly known/ 100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: a trunk & chest of drawers of black walnut & tulip poplar hardwood with ornamental hollywood inclusions crafted in Sembia. / DC11 Lockcraft: the average locks on the drawer faces & chest front are of Sembian make. / DC15 Knowledge Nobility: wealthy consumers purchased enough sugar to last the year and stored it in specialized furniture like this that typically had a large interior space often subdivided for the storage of white sugar, brown sugar, and other expensive spices. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/1241/title-asc?t:state:flow=67a679d0-a1c4-4b6d-85f7-544d682f91c4


  • 142 | 2600 | 2d12 | 20 | a tall-backed, darkwood chair that is 4.5ft high with carved tulips and 3 roman columns supporting an elaborate crest in the backboard. The curved arms terminate in lions heads and the leaf-kneed legs end in claw & ball feet. | 5% as is/50% part known/100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: mahogany hardwood carved using elvish methods despite the guild marks of Mosstone & tariff marks of Tethyr. / DC15 Knowledge Nobility: this is the throne of Ring Tredarath, the Rebel Lord of Tethyr rumored to have died in the marsh terminating the Winding Water river. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/828/title-asc?t:state:flow=8e30580f-5fe5-43c9-868b-f19b762b4ca2


  • 143 | 2600 | 2d12 | 20 | this item has a round body, four equidistant circular protrusions, a tailpiece, and a scrolled headstock. Though made of wood, the entire device is painted blue and has the general shape of a turtle. Wires are tautly strung from the head stock to the tailpiece over a hole in the center of the body. Symmetrical, faceted cut-outs are along the top & bottom perimeter edge, and wooden disks are suspended in each hole by two wires. | 10% as is/30% part known/60% mostly known/100% if known | DC15 Perform: a violin of masterwork quality (+1 circumstance bonus to Perform) though its design is more cumbersome than usual for such an instrument. / DC11 Woodcraft: an instrument made of juniper, beech, & mahogany crafted by luthiers of Rashemen's Immilmar. / DC15 Knowledge Religion: religious symbology is built into the device with the wooden disks representing the phases of the moon (Selune) and the central disk is the sun (Lathander) (+2 circumstance bonus to Perform checks made to woo the faithful). | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@27/1/title-asc?t:state:flow=e33913e9-8da2-4c6a-bf10-cd5d920a248e


  • 144 | 2800 | 2d6 | 40 | a 6ft tall towering chair with an impressive pierced backing of three columns topped by a golden sun, a wooden bust, and a silvery moon. The columns are crested by a rusticated arch rail surmounted by a gold-lined keystone. Gaps between the columns are filled in by carved tools (hammer, trowel, pick, maul, scribe, awl, planar, level, compass, chisel, and rulers) with additional decorations in the wood of keys, books, writing impliments, laurels, and scaled serpents for the feet. Plump upholstery covers the arm rests and seat under black leather covers nailed in place with a brass nail trim. | 5% as is/ 25% part known/ 50% half known/ 75% mostly known/ 100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: mahogany & black walnut hardwoods with rocaille ornamentation & corinthian pillasters made by master craftsmen of Selgaunt. / DC13 Metalcraft: goldsmithed & silversmithed ornaments molded in Selgaunt. / DC15 Knowledge Architect: the chair exhibits distinctive construction trade imagery used by related guilds of the heartlands. / DC15 Knowledge Religion: the imagery of each pillar alludes to the division of the Gondsman's day into three equal periods for work, study or devotion, and sleep. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/827/title-asc?t:state:flow=b72d7253-5b62-4970-972c-59643a20affa


  • 145 | 3000 | 2d4 | 60 | a slant front wooden cabinet 3.5ft by 3ft with two stacked drawers, scalloped front & side skirts, and squared cabriole legs. Lightwood banding and stringing ornamantaion includes double bead on divider edges, compass drawn stringing, heart vine inlay, star shapes, and banding around front and sides of base. The locked top opens to reveal five drawers in two layers and a deep compartment under a sliding panel. | 5% as is/33% part known/66% mostly known/100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: a writing desk of black walnut & tulip poplar hardwood with ornamental hollywood inclusions crafted in Sembia. / DC11 Lockcraft: the three locks on this furniture are of average quality with the drawers requiring one key and the cabinet requiring a different key. / DC15 Knowledge Nobility: wealthy consumers purchased enough sugar to last the year and stored it in specialized furniture like this food safe that typically had a large interior space often subdivided for the storage of white sugar, brown sugar, and other expensive spices. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/1241/title-asc?t:state:flow=197937c9-511c-4128-86cf-f63ae8bd2c18


  • 146 | 3000 | d6+d8 | 25 | a 3ft by 2.5ft wooden table with a drawer at one end and and several loose panels supported on a central pillar with tripod base and pad feet. | 5% as is/20% part known/60% mostly known/100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: a writing desk of mahogany and oak made by Sembian woodwrights. / DC11 Disable Device or Lockcraft: when the drawer is unlocked (average lock) it activates spring & lever mechanisms that prop the lid up to a fixed angle and pop out mirrored candle holders. / DC15 Know History: this item was used by Tobin Smelterjack, a famed shield dwarf engineer who lectured at schools from Candlekeep to Calimport. He and a winter caravan disappeared in Fang Pass on the Trade Way through Amn's Cloud Peak in 1348 DR. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/1428/title-asc?t:state:flow=b85530fa-46c9-42b0-b224-3688e8baa892


  • 147 | 3200 | d6+d8 | 40 | a 7ft by 4ft wood cabinet with multi-paneled upper section and two-tiered drawers in the lower on straight bracket feet. A door opens the upper section revealing symmetrical hooks and a cross bar. Ornamentations include coved cornice, fluted pilasters, projecting thumbnail moldings, oval rosettes with bails, paneled sides, & deep pendant lobes. | 5% as is/20% part known/60% mostly known/100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: a hanger press made of black walnut with yellow pine crafted in Amn using halfling methods. / DC11 Disable Device or Lockcraft: the upper portion is removable from the lower chest of drawers for easier portage. A single key opens the five poor locks installed in this item. / DC17 History: this items was commissioned by Baron Zelarravyan Fangshield but abandoned when he left to settle the area known as Yarthrain in the Backlands of the Western Heartlands. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/675/title-asc?t:state:flow=5e20b399-e554-4a4c-8917-f8cac24e9355


  • 148 | 3200 | d6+d8 | 40 | a wooden construct 3.5ft high by 3.5ft long with four turned posts, open mortised stretchers, baluster shaped legs, and blocked feet laterally bridged by round bottom boards. A raised box frame is bordered by column slats and filled with a fabric mattress plus matching bolster. Curvy top rails steeple towards the middle between the posts and are decorated with 6 onion shaped finials that secures a stark white shroud covering the frame. | 5% as is/60% part known/100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: a rocking bed of Sembian mahogany crafted in Urmlaspyr as signified by the marking of blessing by that city's priest of Gond. / DC11 Weaving: flock or woollen mattress sewn and stuffed in linen by fullers of Urmlaspyr as signified by the marking of blessing by that city's priest of Gond. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/452/title-asc?t:state:flow=766af0e2-1fb8-4216-b655-f2a4f10ef7c8


  • 149 | 3400 | d12+d20 | 20 | a brown metal mace-like object with a hollow cylinder head topped by a dome with molded sunburst and acorn finial. Mysterious symbols line the flat cylinder in two rows and are highlighted by a tan lacquer wash. A chain terminating in a tab pendant is attached to the molded ridge bisecting the two lines of symbols. | 5% as is/20% part known/60% mostly known/100% if known | DC13 Metalcraft: brass & copper work of Kara-Tur origin with a wooden handle. / DC11 Discable Device: the pendant comes off allowing the head to open on the bisected line to reveal a paper roll with lines of printed chracters (Shou+Shou: prayer mantras). / DC15 Knowledge Religion: a prayer wheel usually used by lay priests. Each rotation of the wheel is thought be equivalent to reciting however many mantras are inside the canister. Lay people, lacking the time and expertise, probably favor such practices over the more rigorous and technically demanding practices employed by religious specialists. | https://www.lib.virginia.edu/exhibits/dead/ceremon.html


  • 150 | 3600 | 2d8 | 40 | a lavishly decorated dome-lid trunk with hinged lid, 2 C shaped handles on diamond backplates, 4 iron bands, applied large rectangular panel on front of trunk & lid around the lock, and 2 smaller applied rectangular panels on front of lid at the ends. The trunk is painted with flowers, vines, butterflies, birds, oak leaves & acorns, wheat, trees, buildings, fountains, trellis, and scenes with animals dressed as people. | 5% as is/25% part known/50% mostly known/100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: a masterwork treasure chest made of oak with mahogany & holly stringing. / DC11 Painting: the paint & lacquer techniques are decidedly Shou in method but the subject matters are Faerunian suggesting the artisan was trained in Kara-Tur or under the tutelage from a native of the East. / DC15 Know History: this item was looted from a Hu Hsien that had blended into a Sembian town working as an arkwright & artisanal painter before being exposed and killed by adventurers, which nearly caused the adventurers to be lynched by the local community that did not mind the "monstrous" nature of the likable crafter. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/846/title-asc?t:state:flow=6afdb004-852f-4660-a9b3-d1f99e31a8d2


  • 151 | 4000 | d6+d8 | 50 | a tall wooden cabinet 7ft by 3.5ft with a tombstone glass cabinet surmounting a sloped front which is above another glass cabinet over 2 levels of drawes on each of three facings. Brass fittings with minor flourishes of florid carvings and engrailed skirt between the short feet. | 10% as is/40% part known/80% mostly known/100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: a bookcase desk with three work surfaces made of white pine crafted in Luskan and fitted with glass panes from Neverwinter. / DC25 Search: secret compartments are built into the desk surfaces and under the drawers. / DC15 Knowledge History: this furniture was seized as part of a ship's repossession by creditor's in Waterdeep but lost in transition by caravan overland. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/505/title-asc?t:state:flow=b8d85e9e-88cb-4a3c-9e0c-e33bd6d16854


  • 152 | 4000 | d8+d10 | 40 | a tall wooden cabinet 7.5ft by 3.5ft with a double-doored upper thin cupboard and a lower chest of five stacked drawers. Gothic arch molding, lightwood pendants, light/dark stringing, diamond-shaped escutcheons, oval brass backplanes, patera inlays, and falred feet decorate the item. The doors open to reveal three fixed shelves adorned with double scratch beaded leading edges. | 10% as is/60% mostly known/100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: a secretary-bookcase of mahogany, yellow pine, black cherry, and tulip poplar hardwoods made by cabinetmakers in Luskan. / DC13 Lockcraft: the good quality locks are Illuskan pass tumbled - in other words, a master key was made that could bypass the locks made by this craftsman. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/887/title-asc?t:state:flow=cce3a58a-52ba-4647-87f7-5df5180b4c30


  • 153 | 4000 | d6+d8 | 50 | a wooden case of drawers 3.5ft by 3.5ft with a slant front over four graduated cockbeaded drawers four tapered rectangular feet, and sacking bottom. The item has bail and rosette drawer pulls, false oval escutcheons, and cockbeaded lopers with a brass knob for decoration. | 5% as is/40% part known/80% mostly known/100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: mahogany, deal, and beech hardwoods compose this case made by crafters in Selgaunt. / DC11 Search: the furniture is a flase drawer chest that conceals a folding bed with mattress & bolster suitable for a medium sized humanoid. / DC11 Weaving: flock or woollen mattress sewn and fullered by craftsmen of Harrowdale. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/664/title-asc?t:state:flow=301119ca-0b16-411b-9967-7d19deecfa44


  • 154 | 4000 | d6+d8 | 50 | a 2.5ft wooden artifact with a trapezoidal body and a clover shaped head. The top has incised foliate borders and corner rosettes; the lower rosettes are perforated and have trefoil motifs. There are 19 keys, 3 strings running under removable covers, and a pair of strings flanking the covers. The removable wheel cover is decorated with a matching incised border and the crank is centered above an inlayed rosette. | 4% as is/40% part known/80% mostly known/100% if known | DC15 Perform: a masterwork Hurdy-gurdy or violin that produces a sound when the crank-turned wheel scrapes the strings. Melodies are played on a keyboard that presses small wedges against one or more strings to change pitch. / DC11 Woodcraft: maple & fruitwood embellished with ebony & mother of pearl made by luthiers of Songfarla. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@27/55/title-asc?t:state:flow=b5965aae-97eb-463d-98fd-c2825d4538c0


  • 155 | 4400 | 2d10 | 40 | a 2ft long metal rod of orange metal with a finial molded like a clam shell and polished black leather wrapped around the center as a grip. | 5% as is/ 50% part known/ 100% if known | DC13 Metalcraft: copper metal that has been forged by coppersmiths of Mirabar. / DC15 Knowledge Nobility: a Lodge Master baton for the Mistwind sponsored explorer's guild of the Dragoncoast. | http://www.southernregalia.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=85&products_id=385&zenid=f6e68f03bd40180665c6f958f97a6d77


  • 156 | 4500 | 2d8 | 50 | a glossy white octagonal table and eight chairs. The surface of the table has a painted image of Baron Gaur with the edges painted profile portraits of crowned, dark-haired men looking towards the central image. | 10% as is/25% if part known/60% mostly known/100% if known | DC13 Woodcraft: the table is carved from a single piece of hardwood then heat lacquered, an experimental style of Marsember's woodworkers. / DC16 Painting: Nes Cropren, a painter of royal portraits in Suzail, painted this and the style suggests a lineage to the central portrait. / DC25 Knowledge Nobility: depicted are the eight Reinhar kings of the Yaerthal Dynasty of Dambrath. | http://forgottenrealms.wikia.com/wiki/Reinhar


  • 157 | 4800 | d4+d6 | 80 | a tall wooden cabinet 8ft by 3.5ft with a slender glass cabinet over a sloped front which is above four stacked drawers. The cabinet is surmounted by applied moldings, blind fretwork, and a turned finial. Brass swing handles on the drawers and cabinet doors, sash-molded muntins, an ogee base molding, and straight bracket feet lend a staid presence to this imposing furniture. | 5% as is/25% part known/50% mostly known/100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: a bookcase desk made of black walnut with yellow pine and cherry hardwoods crafted in Amn using halfling methods. / DC11 Disable Device or Lockcraft: the bookcase is removable from the fold-away desk & drawers for easier portage. A single key opens the six poor locks installed in this item. / DC17 History: this item was one of many commissioned by Baron Zelarravyan Fangshield to outfit his lord knights' clerks when settling the area known as Yarthrain in the Backlands. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/493/title-asc?t:state:flow=8cc097a3-5a36-4eb4-af77-f9b2ac72c5eb


  • 158 | 4800 | d4+d6 | 80 | a leather shod flat-top trunk completely tooled with bands of trailing vines, tulip-flowers, barking dogs, rosettes in the corners, symmetrically arranged vines, a circle enclosing a flowing-maned long-tailed griffin, iron rectangular bands enclosing symmetrically arranged vines & flowers & buds on the lid skirt, semi-circular cutouts on the apron, complex vines & flowers on the body, a large iron open-work escutcheon plate with keyhole, complex scrolls & leaves on all other sides, and twisted iron handles. | 5% as is/ 50% part known/ 100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: black walnut harvested and crafted into this masterwork chest by Berduskan arkwrights. / DC13 Leathercraft: the tooling shows the flourishes typical of Evereskan leatherworkers. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/1358/title-asc?t:state:flow=f99d159c-199a-4b29-8e38-818cb04a9df0


  • 159 | 4800 | d4+d6 | 80 | a metal belt clasp of an arrowhead-shaped badge suspending three cascading medallions by chains and terminating in a wide disk. All five metal surfaces are painted with youthful humanoids dressed in simple togas in colorfully rendered enamels. | 5% as is/ 50% part known/ 100% if known | DC20 Know Nobility: this chatelaine is a badge of office denoting the head of the Lavender's Guild in Hlondath. / DC16 Metalcraft: electrum styled by Netherese silversmiths of the Last Age or later in the Diaspora. | http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/363891


  • 160 | 5000 | d8+d10 | 50 | a red and black grained bench 2.5ft by 6.5ft backed by a flat crest rail supported by sixteen spindles and stiles. It is decorated with spindles, scrolled arms, rosewood graining, stenciled grape leaves, freehand-painted tendrils, gold stencilling, and striping. | 4% as is/60% mostly known/100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: a painted & grained pine hardwood with poplar, maple, & birch veneers made by artisans of Everlund. / DC15 Knowledge History: Plank-bottomed settees provided a relatively inexpensive alternative to upholstered sofas. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/900/title-asc?t:state:flow=54fd68a2-433c-413c-b12e-68e4e3ca2a3e


  • 161 | 5000 | 2d4 | 100 | a long chest of drawers 3.5ft by 6ft with serpentine front, three shallow drawers in one layer, a recessed panel in the second layer's center featuring two doors flanked by two ovolo panels & two deep drawers, and six tapered legs. Each door and drawer features triple stringing and four quarter-fan inlays. Additional flourishes of inlaid stringing, cuffs bellflowers, oval panel inlays, stamped oval plates with bails drawer pulls, and trimming of single string inlays that join in a V-shape to support chains of three bellflowers interspersed with inlaid dots. | 10% as is/60% mostly known/100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: a sideboard made of mahogany and yellow pine hardwood with holly stringing and satinwood oval inlays made by Sundabaran boardwrights. / DC11 Lockcraft: gnome locksmiths of Sundabar made these five intricate but average quality locks set to the same key. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/1183/title-asc?t:state:flow=6dc1ff05-bd0e-4a60-b7d1-0521e49f98ff


  • 162 | 6000 | d4+d6 | 100 | a rectangular locking wooden box 3ft by 1.5ft on four straight legs. Yellow metal side handles, metal escutcheons, and hasp lock are fitted to the upper chest. A modest amount of ornamentation appears in the deftly rendered moldings, cream-colored dogwood cock beading, large astragal moldings, inlaid cream-colored string border, and light cockbeading decorate the wood. | 5% as is/40% part known/80% mostly known/100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: a black walnut & yellow pine hardwood cabinet with dogwood & brass fittings contrasting the black walnut displaying sophisticated cabinetmaking techniques of Waterdeep. / DC13 Lockcraft: the good locks are of Lantan make and their activation separates the upper chest from the lower drawer for easier portage. / DC11 Brewing or Distilling: a cellaret used to secure alcohol from theft while stored in public rooms or transported from storage to plces of distribution. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/257/title-asc?t:state:flow=471d4f38-a596-4b2b-87e2-db1a6908d308


  • 163 | 6000 | d4+d6 | 100 | a ball-footed wooden cabinet 5.5ft by 4.5ft with a hinged locking door dominating the top section over four drawers arranged into three tiers in the bottom, the lower two of which have keyholes. If the door is opened it folds down to form a writing surface while revealing: eight pigeon holes across the top, a locked prospect door, flanking banks of three tiered drawers, one wide drawer above an open cubby space, and flanking banks of two narrow drawers. Opening the prospect door discovers a space with a shelf. There is ovolo base molding on three sides and bead molding on the drawer dividers & front facing case sides. | 3% as is/20% part known/60% mostly known/100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: the black walnut & yellow pine veneer that could easily obfuscate this Berduskan crafted escritoire with Sembian make if not for the framing of white cedar & white pine hardwoods native to the West and the average furiniture locks. / DC30 Search: removing the drawers on the left and unlocking & swinging out the prospect section reveals three small walnut drawers. / DC20 Search: the pigeon hole units may be removed to reveal a long drawer behind them across the back of the case. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/647/title-asc?t:state:flow=285df347-fdd0-42ff-89d0-16802cc37c46


  • 164 | 6400 | d6+d8 | 80 | a massive 7ft mirror with griffin figures, elaborate scroll & leaf designs, and heavy plates of glass held in suspension by gilded elements of wood. | 5% as is/ 50% part known/ 100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: wall mirror is a feat of Tashelar craftsmanship since the entire heavy thing is held together by delicately carved soft wood. / DC11 Glasscraft: a Thindol looking glass made in Lundeth. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/758/title-asc?t:state:flow=736f8ecd-292b-4028-8425-9515347b972d


  • 165 | 8000 | d6+d8 | 100 | a 5.5ft by 3.5ft wooden cabinet of small drawers and shelves with one long drawer over a central arched kneehole flanked by two small drawers on each side. Two cabinets with hinged doors surmounted by domed tops with replaced acorn finials flank a central bookcase shelf with an ogee pediment all of which rest on top of the cabinet. Triple and quintuple light and dark wood stringing outlines cabinet doors, drawers, bookshelves, and kneehole; and ornaments cabinet doors with ovals, cabinets with geometric shapes, and legs with diamonds over ogival arched panels. Square tapered legs are ornamented with lightwood stringing, single pendant bellflowers, and lightwood cuffs with darkwood stringing. | 10% as is/40% part known/80% mostly known/100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: a lady's cabinet & writing table made of mahogany, satinwood, white pine, and red cedar hardwoods with birch and string inlays using gnomish methods but the simple locks in the drawers are later additions. / DC15 Knowledge Religion: the finials are crafted holy symbols of the Dancer in the Glades, the demigoddess Shiallia. / DC15 Knowledge History: this item was a gift that appeared on the doorstep of a Delimbiyran baroness' summer home after she disallowed the development of a copse in her domain. She brought the item back with her to the capital where it was lost in the turmoil of Delimbiyran's fall in 697 DR. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/724/title-asc?t:state:flow=8e8e708f-5fd6-43a1-8598-135a29aecde8


  • 166 | 8000 | d6+d8 | 100 | a small hexagonal box decorated with carved white plaques of bone and inlays of stained wood & white stone. The lid is a six sided dome rising to an elongated steeple point mounted with a knob finial. The scenes are incidents of a human man's life: childhood abandonment, rescue by a noble family, rearing to literature & music, love-smitten by an elf maid, petitioning an elf lord, fleeing his burning noble home, rescued again by peasants, reuniting with his birth mother & father, working the fields, militia training with spear & shield, killing an orc standing over the slain body of the elf lord, sheltering the elf-maid and her child beneath his shield, returning the elf-maid to her people and an elven paramour, returning to his farmstead home where a wife & children wait, teaching his own son with book & flute & spear. | 1% as is/ 25% part known/ 50% mostly known/ 100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: carved ivory plaques, horn inlay, and stained oak wood of Sembian design, specifically the hallowed Arichembi guildmaster hallmark. / DC15 Knowledge History: The scenes are a fairy tale of a human who was raised by elitist nobles, thought he was better than being merely human, brought the wrath of the elves on his adopted family, found his roots, learned strength through the virtues of humility & mercy, and made sure that everything he learned was not forgotten. / DC15 Knowledge Nobility: Such caskets were often given to a lady upon marriage to hold her bridal jewels. The empty shields on the lid would have been painted with the coats of arms of the woman and her husband. They may have worn off over time. | http://art.thewalters.org/detail/20503/bridal-casket-with-scenes-from-the-life-of-paris/


  • 167 | 8000 | d6+d8 | 100 | a small wooden table with octagonal multi-colored stone top, sides longer than corners, light brown wood border framing edged in orange stone, a large baluster shaped pedestal supported by 4 Doric columns, and 4 saber legs terminating in golden lion's face & paws feet. The colored stones of the top are arranged in checkerboard style outlined in white. | 1% as is/ 25% part known/ 50% mostly known/ 100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: The brass fittings are particular to the furniture makers of Tethyr though the import marks on the black walnut & cherry hardwoods are for Amn. / DC13 Stonecraft: quarried & sculpted in Amn the slate, marble, limestone, lapis lazuli, malachite, and other ornamental or hard stones were carefully fitted using rock gnome methods. / DC10 Knowledge Nobility: the top center of the table is a checkerboard making this a chess table. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/818/title-asc?t:state:flow=68d3faeb-01c3-440b-9eae-6fa2a675a614


  • 168 | 9000 | 2d8 | 100 | a wooden chest of drawers 3ft by 3ft with serpentine front & four graduated drawers on short cabriole legs terminating in ball & claw feet. Large golden drawer pulls and matching escutcheons, bead molding, molded-edge overhanging top, base molding, and shaped leg brackets collectively beautify this object. | 2% as is/50% part known/100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: a beautifully waxed & stained mahogany & white pine masterwork chest of drawers crafted by Waterdeep's cabinetmakers. / DC13 Metalcraft or Lockcraft: electrum metal used for the metal fittings and four individually keyed good quality locks. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/289/title-asc?t:state:flow=86e45ac0-a81f-4a65-8f10-03b15904929a


  • 169 | 9000 | d4+d6 | 150 | a wooden bench 3.5ft by 8ftthat looks like it is composed of three conjoined chairs joined at the shoulders with shaped and scrolled stiles molded with gilt scrolls. There are decorations of large, gilt, stylized foliage on either side of central husks above a small, molded shell; a large, central, vase-shaped ornament, slightly intaglio and gilded; ornament consists of a trefoil top above a tapering, center section terminating in a smaller, reversed trefoil at base filled with raised, molded decoration of baroque scrolls, crosshatching and bellflowers. The legs terminate in rounded hoof feet on pad with gilt bellflower at the ankle. | 4% as is/60% mostly known/100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: a settee of walnut & beech hardwoods of composite S-curves and gilt "horsebone" feet with hallmarks of Sembia's Selgaunt woodworkers. / DC15 Knowledge Nobility: furniture with this baroque style famously decorated the court nobles' residences in Tethyr and much of it was looted during the Ten Black Days of Eleint that ended the ruling dynasty in 1347. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/894/title-asc?t:state:flow=f06981fe-b684-4ff4-a742-b143fcae5787


  • 170 | 10000 | d8+d10 | 100 | a 7ft tall carved wood-frame standing mirror on two pivots mounted into a trestle base. Carved images in the light brown wood include abstract patterns, chain links, a stair to a high door, stylized lightning bolts striking tablets, doorways, tree stumps, open books, a bird nest with eggs, eyes, and inked inscriptions. | 1% as is/ 25% part known/ 50% mostly known/ 100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: butternut hardwood frame made in Elmwood. / DC11 Glasscraft: the looking glass and colored beads are from Zhentil Keep. / DC15 Knowledge Religion: a mélange of stylized, naturalistic, and conceptual images that refer to creation in deific & artistic terms: carved images of Selune's Eyes and Celestial Stair leading to the door of Heaven, there is the Tablets of Fate, a bird's nest with eggs with maps of Faerun, and a Holy Book opened to inked inscriptions from Mystryl's rebirth as Mystra. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/349/title-asc?t:state:flow=d735ae56-c312-464e-9edc-fdb1e057e4ba


  • 171 | 11200 | 2d6 | 160 | a composite object consisting of a 1.5ft shaft studded with glittering stones and a pearlescent white-green finial forming a pair of horns whats tips curl back on themselves. The golden shaft tapers to a blunt point opposite the finial and the studded stones are ordered into encircling rings throughout the length between taper & finial base. | 5% as is/ 25% part known/ 50% mostly known/ 100% if known | DC16 Jeweler: a Calishite artwork of nephrite, gilded silver, gold alloy, turquoise, red spinels, garnets, and beryls. / DC15 Knowledge Arcana: the moonbar finial is an awakened gemstone that adds +1 to spell save DCs or +1 caster level to all spells cast from a charged item that incorporates this item. / DC15 Knowledge Nobility: a ceremonial scepter of a burgeoning Heartlands sewing guildmember held or worn to indicate the wealth and authority of the owner. | http://art.thewalters.org/detail/13603/arm-rest/


  • 172 | 12000 | d4+d6 | 200 | a thin shiny black desk with a frosted glass cabinet attached to the top surmounted by a broken scroll pediment with carved rosettes and central cartouche of a carved shell to create furniture 7ft tall by 3ft wide. Golden handles for the cabinet doors, cabinet drawers, and desk drawer accent the shell and cabriole motifs of the mouldings, crown, skirt, & legs. Each of the three drawers has a keyhole. | 5% as is/20% part known/60% mostly known/100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: a bookcase desk made of mahogany crafted in Sundabar using a mix of dwarf and human styles. / DC11 Disable Device: unfolding the writing desk automatically deploys shelves, specialty writing utensil holders, and work surfaces providing a +1 circumstance bonus to skill checks involving prolonged writing. A single key opens the four good locks installed in this item. / DC11 Glasswork: the frosted glass panes are silvered mirrors that can be cleaned up with tools, and a total income check of 10gp from an appropriate Profession or Craft skill (see SRD). | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/498/title-asc?t:state:flow=e6ede251-3c0f-409c-bb41-ebd0f4b789b5


  • 173 | 12000 | d10+d12 | 100 | a cream-colored baton about 1ft long with carved motifs of humanoid dancers, addorsed swans, stylised orchids, and scrolling creepers & vines. The bulbous head of the baton is carved on both sides with a pretty fey creature amid floral scrolling while the tapering handle is atched with more scrolling and interlocking swans pattern. | 1% as is/ 25% part known/ 50% mostly known/ 100% if known | DC16 Stonecraft: Ivory tusk hardstone carved by human artisans of Thindar in Thindol. / DC16 Knowledge Nobility: not a wand but an elongated fan holder exported for affluent markets along the Sword Coast South. / DC21 Know the Planes: Fiendish Elephant tusk ivory. | http://www.michaelbackmanltd.com/3584.html


  • 174 | 13000 | 2d12 | 100 | a 2ft baton of golden metal topped by a pierced octagonal ornament holding a painted cross symbol. A black resin tube wraps around the lower half of the baton making a comfortable hand grip. The cross in the ornament has an additional painted cross at the center of its spokes surrounding a raised hub that is painted with a circular light blue background upon which is a lamb facing dexter over a canted flagpole with a red over white stripe. | 1% as is/ 25% part known/ 50% mostly known/ 100% if known | DC13 Weaponcraft: beautiful handpainted enamels on a gold plated bronze light mace of masterwork quality. / DC15 Knowledge Nobility: a scepter of mercantile authority in the commodity fleece trade recognized from the Dragon Reach to the Easting Reach, the bearer of which pays a smaller tariff for wool. / DC30 Search: pressing the circular seal in the cross releases the finial piece so that the hollowed baton can be opened to a space of 1in diameter by 1ft long. | http://www.southernregalia.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=85&products_id=1547&zenid=f6e68f03bd40180665c6f958f97a6d77


  • 175 | 16000 | d6+d8 | 200 | a long chest of drawers 3.5ft by 7ft with serpentine sides and bowed front, five shallow drawers in one layer. Below the drawers are large cupboard drawers, two large veneered and inlaid areas, a double door, and a large central oval inlay consisting of joined bellflowers and dots in repeating pattern with rosette. Repeated patterns of large 4-petaled flowers over downwards facing bellflowers, small ovals, elliptical loops, and urns sprouting vines & flowers finish the surfaces of the furniture. | 5% as is/20% part known/60% mostly known/100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: a sideboard of mahogany, white & yellow pine, black cherry, and tulip poplar made by cabinetmakers in Luskan. / DC13 Metalcraft or Lockcraft: gold and copper alloy known as tumbaga was used in the knobs, hinges, and four poor quality locks. / DC15 Knowledge History: Luskan sent a dozen of these items to Amn as an apology for one of its allied pirates raiding an Amnish ship. To Amn's chagrin, they were made out of metals and lumbers seized from its own ship. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/1177/title-asc?t:state:flow=cfad01ec-0bb1-4d86-a883-87a69ee3d718


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  • 176 | 17000 | d12+d20 | 100 | metals of grey, yellow, and orange create this spade-shaped plate with five dangling chanins of medallions and links. Applied ornaments on the plate form of symbols of love, cupid, and doves at an altar with a flaming heart. The central chain has four cartouches decorated with trophies terminating in a suspension hook. A large closed locket, a small key, and a small box hooked to the chains are decorated with baskets of flowers or scrolling vines. | 1% as is/40% part known/80% mostly known/100% if known | DC13 Metalcraft: gold, silver, and electrum form this item with gnomish flourishes from smiths in Tashalar. / DC15 Knowledge Nobility: a chatelaine used by noblewomen to keep tools ready in style. The locket has a strange pin and rings while the box has writing implements. The key is for <insert>. / DC15 Knowledge Arcana: the locket is a lodestone-pinned dry compass used for recreational divinations (+1 Survival checks to not get lost, +2 Perform checks to entertain). | http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details.aspx?objectId=80540&partId=1


  • 177 | 18000 | 2d8 | 200 | an 11in golden baton with finely carved spirally fluted handle, two graduated tear-shaped fluted finials, a fluted & ribbed cup carved with a band of three leaves at the base, a ring of cream-colored stone beading, and a turned hardwood spacer of 2 voluminous bulbs. | 5% as is/25% part known/60% mostly known/100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: an elmwood device with gold leaf foil and oak head. / DC16 Jeweler: the beading is boar tusk ivory. / DC15 Knowledge Nobility: a scepter of office for an Ebonfar tax collector. As the materials denote, Ebonfar was not a particularly prosperous kingdom in its day. |


  • 178 | 24000 | d6+d8 | 300 | a tall black chest of drawers 7ft by 3.5ft capped with an open bonnet top with heavy scrolled moldings and three urn & corkscrew finials while the skirt is simply shaped with 3 flat headed arches, 2 drops, and cabriole legs terminated in pad feet. A horizontal row of 3 drawers at top, 4 stacked long drawers graduated in size at middle, and 2 shallow drawers over 3 deep drawers on the bottom are all rife with images in gold and red on black ground, Leaves, vines and flowers are painted on legs and cornice while Chinoiserie designs include a man and woman in front of a pagoda, men in boats, rickshaws, birds, roosters, and camels, and an unusual small, one-masted boat. | 10% as is/30% part known/60% mostly known/100% if known | DC11 Painting: the unusual decoration was achieved by building up gesso to create raised areas and then painting, gilding, & varnishing the entire object to simulate the lacquered wooden wares of Kara-Tur. / DC11 Woodcraft: chest of drawers made of maple & white pine hardwoods by guildsmen of Waterdeep. Six good furniture locks from Mirabar are installed in the drawers. / DC15 Knowledge History: a counterfeiter's ring in the Carpenters', Roofers', & Plaisterers' Guild of Waterdeep made these items to pass off as goods from Kara-Tur, but the goods were soon in higher demand and commanded more money as domestic products leading to the ring's disolution. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/682/title-asc?t:state:flow=7350386c-4f11-4928-93ba-bfdd407bb67c


  • 179 | 26000 | 2d12 | 200 | a silvery bracelet with a scene for a banquet of human antiquity painted in enamel on a gold ground in a wide band around the bracelet's circumference. The finely detailed painting is so precise that individual faces, styles of dress, foods, and supperware are easily identifiable. An etched & polished border above & below the painted scene features interlocking doublearch & chevron designs. | 5% as is/ 40% part known/ 100% if known | DC16 Jeweler: goldsmithed and enameled by jewelers of Calimshan's Suldolphor. / DC13 Painting: a reproduction of Stelio Gorlamo's "Hubris of the Baclani," a lost painting showing the result of a curse by Sharess placed upon a Jhaamdathan noble house for its taciturn strictures upon all within their domain. The delirious revelry emptied the Baclani fortune, brought public shame, and destroyed their credibility but it also earned them friendships, new business interests, and a humility that endeared them to their subjects. | http://art.thewalters.org/detail/24775/bangle-bracelet-2/


  • 180 | 28000 | 2d6 | 400 | a bundle wrapped in oiled cloth is partially undone to show yellowed bones of an approximately medium sized humanoid which are bound together by colored strings. The bones themselves appear to be polished though the cloth they are in is nondescript and may just merely be meant for easy transport. | 1% as is/ 25% part known/ 50% mostly known/ 100% if known | DC13 Healing: the bones belong to an orc though the weathering shows they were preserved and bundled centuries ago. / DC17 Know History: this item contains the bones of Uruth Ukrypt, the orc king of the Orcfastings War in 936 DR who drove an orc horde to the gates of Waterdeep before being routed and killed in the Westwood. / DC20 Know Religion: the "Bones of the Orc King," this relic is a point of contention between humans of Tempus' faith and orcs of Ilneval's faith and has traded hands several times in temple raids. |


  • 181 | 33000 | 2d10 | 300 | a chain necklace made of elongated blue links and round brassy rings with an idol pendant of a partially draped female figure holding a pitcher of carved white stone surrounded by metalwork wisteria vines with deep blue stalks, green leaves, and opalescent white blossoms. Pale orange cabochon stones are set in the vines flanking her head and below her feet. The reverse of the pendant is carefully tooled but unadorned by the vivid colors on the front. | 5% as is/ 33% part known/ 100% if known | DC16 Jeweler: a work of enameled gold, opal precious stones, and carved ivory by Quillea of Myratma who incorporates entire human figures into his designs. / DC15 Knowledge Nobility: a depiction of Lady Serisa Khiilart, a favored customer of Quillea's jewelry, and one of many works he made in her honor in the middle 13th century. Debutantes wearing a graven image of the Lady were believed to be under her protection and guidance, a superstition that is still followed no matter how old fashioned. | http://art.thewalters.org/detail/5299/la-source-pendant-and-necklace/


  • 182 | 34000 | d12+d20 | 200 | a carved & gilded looking glass surmounted by an eagle with outstretched wings. Below the eagle is a round mirror then a rectangular mirror surrounded by C scrolls and foliate carving. Comely female heads above C shaped sections of mirrors over floral garlands at each side meet at the base in C scrolls surrounding a foliate carving. | 5% as is/ 40% part known/ 100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: gesso & gold foil applied to white pine carved by Silverymoon's top carpenters. / DC13 Metalcraft: in place of a looking glass is a silver plate forged & polished by silversmiths of Sundabar to a mirror quality reflictiveness. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/731/title-asc?t:state:flow=1b1296c3-15fc-438c-b904-7d28076564f1


  • 183 | 39000 | 2d12 | 300 | a wooden case of drawers 4ft by 4ft with a slant front over a pair of graduated cabinet doors on the front, three tiers of cabinet doors on each side, and a base barely carved out 1in for the feet at each corner. A 1ft metal rod protrudes from the base and bends parallel to the case. Another rod also protrudes from the base but stays perpendicular. | 5% as is/40% part known/80% mostly known/100% if known | DC11 Perform: a masterwork pipe organ of 53 keys. It is powered by the foot lever and the volume can be increased by opening the cabinet doors. / DC11 Woodcraft: a mahogany & oak hardwood cabinet with ebony & ivory fittings made by artisans in Sundabar. / Disable Device: the average locking panels on open to reveal chambers & mechanism that are not intended for storage and a desktop with pull knobs & shiny lever keys of white & black. A latching mechanism in each side can be disengaged to separate the upper and lower halves of the cabinet for easier portage. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@27/15/title-asc?t:state:flow=797dd55c-8e10-40f5-810a-efb0ef327019


  • 184 | 42000 | d4+d6 | 700 | a metallic luster desk sized for a medium humanoid with curved blocked elements on each side of the front forming four graduated drawers. An additional central drawer bridges the block elements. In the recess between the elements is a cabinet door. | 2% as is/20% part known/60% mostly known/100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: a bureau table made of mahogany and white pine crafted and varnished in Sundabar. / DC13 Locksmith: built into the desk are eight superior locks (6 for the side drawers, 1 central, and 1 cabinet) separately keyed. / DC15 Knowledge History: this furniture was used by Arabel's court magistrate but was looted by mercenaries in 1352 DR during the Usurper King's aborted coup. | http://emuseum.history.org/view/objects/asitem/classification@7/191/title-asc?t:state:flow=b926f51f-97fb-466d-a70e-72489f456eb8


  • 185 | 44000 | 2d10 | 400 | two halves of a round disk made from yellow metal sheets soldered together. A pattern on both disks is of concentric bands of differing sunburst patterns. Surmounting the front disc is a maned lion's head crowned by a cobra in full hood. | 5% as is/ 25% part known/ 50% mostly known/ 100% if known | DC16 Jewelry: gold metal which is chiseled and beaten into shape rather than molded, a method common to Eastern lands where labor is cheaper. / DC15 Knowledge Nobility: a broad collar worn by upper class Mulhorandi men & women used as decoration that proclaimed high status. / DC15 Knowledge Religion: also used as a ritual instrument by holding the collar in the hand and rattling the beads. The feline & serpent heads are dual natured, the appeal of Nobanion's right to rule and Set's merciless grip on power - the wearer of this device wanted it known that he or she was in charge and no one should question that. | http://art.thewalters.org/detail/39570/aegis-with-the-head-of-sakhmet/


  • 186 | 50000 | d8+d10 | 500 | a golden chest that looks like a pillared building with four peaked gables and a large, raised central dome. There are carved reliefs of humanoid figures on all the flat spaces and elaborate decorative work on the borders and roofing. | 10% as is/40% part known/80% mostly known/100% if known | DC13 Woodcraft: a red cedar wood frame chest shod with metal and bears the markings of Sembia's Selgaunt Trades Guilds. This item is not a chest but a storage box that can only be opened by undoing all the latches which is time consuming and inconvenient. / DC13 Jeweler: copper metal that is gilded, affixed with bronze fittings, and inset with walrus tusk carvings. / DC20 Know Religion: this is the reliquary of Orla, High Cleric of Chauntea who proselytized the Grain Goddess to Moondale prior to its evolution into the nation of Sembia. It held her bones until they were interred at the Harvest House temple in Daggerford but the reliquary is still revered by the faithful. | http://www.wga.hu/html_m/zzdeco/1gold/12c/13g_1101.html


  • 187 | 68000 | d12+d20 | 400 | a golden 3ft long sceptre with a pyramid supported by crescent moons and a jeweled cup base on the top. A fluted pillar supports the cup base and provides a spacer from the turned handle. | 5% as is/ 25% part known/ 50% mostly known/ 100% if known | DC13 Metalcraft: gold leaf on brass, probably of late Jhaamdathan or early Chondathan design. / DC16 Jeweler: beljuril jewels adorn the cup base. / DC15 Knowledge History: a Supremus, or gifted mentalist of Aupensor, used scepters like this to denote his power & authority in Jhaamdath. | http://www.phoenixmasonry.org/masonicmuseum/Shrine_Potentate_Scepter.htm


  • 188 | 120000 | d10+d12 | 1000 | a wooden cabinet on an attached dais topped by an open chamber, the whole of which is 8ft tall. The 1ft high dais fills a 5ft square and holds the 4ft cabinet. Urn finials decorate the tops of the cabinet & chamber, polished wood reveals tones of deep brown & red, and gilt patterns of scrolling vines & draping wreaths decorate the flat spaces. | 2% as is/ 20% part known/ 60% mostly known/ 100% if known | DC13 Woodcraft: teak and maple hardwoods of Theskan master craftsmanship. / DC18 Know History: this, like many mobile shrines, was part of a temple that had to evacuate as this one had from Thesk's Phsant during the panicked flight from the Tuigan Horde in 1360DR. / DC25 Know Religion: this was originally a shrine to Waukeen that was rededicated to Shaundakul. | http://www.architecturalartifacts.com/store/funkadelics/0801540556/


  • 189 | 140000 | 2d6 | 2000 | a nearly two foot long gray metal statue of an upright human arm in a sleeve with 3 raised fingers, an inscribed golden bracelet about the wrist, golden sleeve trim in scrolling interwoven vines, and quatrefoille knotwork patterns on the sleeve. Though the sculpture does not seem hollow, its weight is less than what a solid metal piece would be. | 1% as is/ 10% part known/ 25% half known/ 75% mostly known/ 100% if known | DC13 Metalcraft: gilded silver with rock crystal, semiprecious stones, glass, & niello silversmithed by dwarves of Dardath. / DC15 Knowledge Religion: a "speaking" reliquary which takes the shape of the saint's body part it contains. Items like these are believed to be channels to the saints' patron gods and bring the attentions of the sainted persons. / Dethek + Shanatan: an inscription in niello on the narrow silver strip ornamenting the seam of the sleeve, "For my arm is a shield to my allies and always extended in friendship to the good of heart. - Gammon" / DC25 Knowledge History: this item of dwarf origin and human content can only be the arm of Gammon the Helmite, a Northman who brought word of a surprise force of orcs to the King Oskilar of Dardath and prevented an assassination attempt at the cost of his arm in 612 DR. Gammon died 2 years later in the same battle that also slew the dwarf king. The dwarves chose to honor Gammon with a mix of their artisanship and human religious reverence. Gammon is not officially sainted. | http://art.thewalters.org/detail/25190/arm-reliquary-of-saint-pantaleon/


  • 190 | 150000 | d4+d6 | 2500 | a silvery, rounded stone irregularly shaped to be roughly 2ft across by 9" high. A pair of holes in the stone are connected by a channel that slopes from one end to the other allowing marbles or liquid to run from the higher to the lower hole. No scratches mar the surface of this item. | 1% as is/30% part known/60% mostly known/100% if known | DC16 Jeweler: a hypersthene ornamental stone. / DC13 Stonecraft: this rock was not carved into its shape but had been worn by water erosion. The polish was hand done which is far more labor intensive and unusual for anything other than works of art. / DC15 Know Religion: Fontstone of the Unicorn Run |


  • 191 | 280000 | 2d6 | 4000 | a brassy metal box molded & engraved with symbols & images which are ominous for its inclusion of skulls as border motifs, manacled creatures at either end, skeletal figure riding a gaunt horse on a field of dying people & animal corpses, and leering spectral visages on the lid. Fine gray chains connect ring bails on either side of the box to closed loop terminals while another 2 chains loop back on either side of a protruding box handle beneath the lid on the front & back. The chains may be pulled across the lid and secured to each other through a seperate padlock on the top to secure the box tightly. | 1% as is/ 20% part known/ 50% mostly known/ 100% if known | DC13 Jeweler: silver with gilding & turquoise showing molding techniques used during the Netherese diaspora. / DC15 Knowledge Religion: an appeasement vault dedicated to Bhaal meant for the placement of a murder victim's heart. The heart would attract murderous or baneful energies which would then be trapped in the vault. / DC22 Knowledge History: this relic was shamefully used by the watch captains of Waterdeep's poorer Dock district whom desicrated the corpses of murder victims to place hearts inside the vault to stanch the high crime rates. A wandering priest of Myrkul exposed the watch captains who fled from the startled authorities. The priest took the relic as payment for a service rendered to Waterdeep and disappeared in 1341 DR. | http://art.thewalters.org/detail/23140/a-ritual-box/


  • 192 | 400000 | d6+d8 | 5000 | a small chest with glass walls bordered by spiral twist pillars, a domed metal lid sculpted with overlapping scale designs, and a sawtooth patterned base on four feet designed to look like swans. Clearly seen inside the case are golden locks of hair filling the interior. | 1% as is/20% part known/60% mostly known/100% if known | DC11 Glasscraft: the glass is pure of impurities in simple pot metal molded by Tammerbund's Glasswares of Waterdeep complete with his mark & guild number. / DC15 Know Religion: this is a divine relic of Lathander known as the Hair of Sevra Delkinson used in sermons of redemption and faith (+2 to checks to proseltyze). / DC15 Know the Planes: the hair is from an aasimar though it is stained with the fumes of abyssal sulfer fires. | http://osmsauce.com/index.php/2011/03/23/religious-relics/


  • 193 | 780000 | 2d12 | 6000 | a golden chest that looks like a narrow pillared building with tall peaked roof. There are carved reliefs of humanoid figures on all the flat spaces and elaborate decorative work on the borders and roofing. There is decorative foil lining on the edges, people in acts of worship embossed in inset panels, and colorful cabochon stones of yellow, orange, green, and brown. | 1% as is/40% part known/80% mostly known/100% if known | DC11 Woodcraft: a white pine wood frame chest shod with metal and bears the markings of the Trades Guilds of the Shining Baronies. This item is not a chest but a storage box that can only be opened by undoing all the latches which is time consuming and inconvenient. / DC16 Jeweler: Spinel precious stones in gold metal construct, affixed with electrum fittings, and embossed by Waterdhavian goldsmiths. / DC15 Know Religion: this is the Ark of the Sun, the dust & pebbles contained therein is believed to be the remains of a divine tablet entrusted to the mortal world by Lathander when he first appeared but mysteriously crumbled during the Dawn Cataclysm. | http://www.fisheaters.com/relics.html


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21 | 15 | 2d4 | 0.3 | "a skeleton key almost 8 inches long and weighing about two pounds coated in red rust, obviously meant for unlocking a gate or similarly huge door. The key's ""teeth"" look like a hammer, balanced haft down, on top of an anvil"

So, a skeleton key that is not a skeleton key at all?
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43 | 30 | 2d4 | 0.6 | "a book with blue-bordered grey slate covers and a silver moon painted on the front. The arcane text inside is water-stained, blurry, and hard to read much less decipher" | "DC13 Knowledge Nobility: the Everet noble line was supposed to have died with Delthrin the Deadmaster a few years ago. / Draconic + High Wyrmish: the diary of Kaedi Everet a necromancer's daughter bemoaning having a father, Delthrin Everet, who scares away all the good-looking boys." | 25% as is/100% if known |
Why would an unknown book on Draconic cost less than one known to be... a girl's diary bemoaning whatever?

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Originally posted by SaMoCon

DC25 Knowledge Religion: a Chosen of Mystra is summoned when used. This object is only carried by powerful wizards/priests in Mystra's favor

...seriously?
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1000 | 2100000 | 2d6 | 30000 | "a small octagonal golden box with intricate metal designs on each side and the lid has more patterns surrounding an elaborately inlaid blooming rose. A total of 320 cabochon stones of red, blue, green, and orange are set as a border to the lid & each facing." | "DC16 Metalcraft: gold metal using three techniques (engraving, embossing, & wire filigree) practiced only by the dwarves of the Great Rift. / DC16 Jeweler: ruby & sapphire jewels and tourmaline & jade fancy stones in gold." | 1% as is/20% part known/100% if known | http://arts.cultural-china.com/en/41Arts1707.html

If the dwarves would make such a thing, why not add a combination lock (buttons, buttons everywhere!), double bottom or something?

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SaMoCon
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Posted - 23 Nov 2018 :  19:46:14  Show Profile Send SaMoCon a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hmm... I hope you don't mind that I answer this in order, TBeholder.

A skeleton key is any kind of a master key made by a locksmith to open his locks minus the extra parts of the regular keys that would differentiate & unlock their mated locks.

Part of the value is knowing what you are selling and the other part is knowing whom to sell it to for that value. A book that is unknown could be anything and just be worthless. This one identifies how a necromancer and his family interacts with the problems that would arise. Use of this information can be helpful to finding such spellcasters trying to remain incognito in a civilian population. And, believe it or not, the original idea taken from its source was just the diary of a necromancer's teenage daughter. The revelation of a continuance to a believed ended noble line, was added later. All told, the book is still worth roughly 30 silver coins, which is less than the cost of a blank book of similar size & materials.

Again, this was taken from another source; however, it does fit with the whimsical nature of (Mystral/Mystra/Midnight)'s religion and nowhere does it say one controls said Chosen. It just brings one. Also compare this to a Greater Necklace of Prayer Beads, which can be manufactured. I am not saying this was a good idea to begin with; however, in my updated and more fully detailed listing of over 1500 mundane & magical art objects I have downgraded the summon to just a signaling that the Chosen can hear across the planes. If a Chosen decides to do anything is up to that Chosen in the manner & expedience that he sees fit. Such whistles are also sacred objects of the church that would be sought after and demanded from those not ordained into the mysteries of the faith... further enhancing its value.

I do find your statement about dwarves to be curious. Your notion seems to indicate you think they are more like Tinker Gnomes from Dragonlance that needlessly complicate simple things. It is a beautiful jewelry box. All the security such a box would need is everything that was built around it to protect the inhabitants of the space the box happens to occupy. If anyone is going to steal from the box then they would steal the whole box! The real world item that inspired this description has no such lock because it would have been unnecessary. On top of that, this item was the most highly valued thing on this list; moreover, the mostly wire design of the box is delicate so any lock would be of exceptionally limited use to anyone who wanted to get at something inside of the box by merely cutting through one side or just dashing the box against a hard stone.

Those points being made, this is all just suggested. Nothing is stopping any DM from making changes on the points you made or altering everything. You want a lock on the box <bam!> it's there. I'm not some prissy artiste who believes any alterations of his works is blasphemy - heck, what I am doing is altering many other peoples' works & endeavors.

Make the best use of the system that's there, then modify the mechanics that don't allow you to have the fun you are looking for.
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