Deed acquisition

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Deeds can be purchased in all cities in Elanthia. They can be purchased by solving puzzles (each location has its own puzzle) and paying in gems, coins (accepted by most puzzles) and sometimes alchemy products or other treasure items.

Locations

Here is a summary of the locations of the deed puzzles in the lands and how to solve them.

Icemule

Just outside the temple doors there is a ice flow. Search flow to reveal a door. Go door and then close door once inside. Pull chain and a drawer slides into view. Now open drawer and put your offering(s) inside. Then close drawer to complete the ritual. If you don't open door before attempting to go through it you will walk right into it causing a loud thud which people will hear outside. If you want to make multiple offerings, you can open door and then close door to restart the ritual without even leaving. Just remember to open door again before leaving. Once you are out, no need in attempting to close the door, as it is hidden once again.

Seems Gems AND Wands recieve extra value in Icemule, and someone mentioned Lockpicks can be used in Icemule.

River's Rest

Go to Spring Rest just outside the Sanctuary (the room with the pillars, room #10854). Kneel, look in pool (an inviting message should appear), look in pool again (another inviting message should appear), touch pool, put your shells, gems or silvers into the pool, touch pool again.

If you put in items of sufficient value, you should be transported to the Garden of Life. Once there, touch flower, get seed (make sure the seed is in your right hand) and plant seed.

Note: Only local River's Rest gems (including shells) count for triple their value in the deed cost calculation.

Solhaven

Go to Lorminstra's temple on Liabo street. Enter the temple and find a curtain. Go curtain and close curtain. Kneel and place offering in the brazier. Light the brazier.

Ta'Illistim

[Hall of Patrons, Rotunda] RNUM: 745
Eight arches supported by gold-veined marble columns encircle this large rotunda. A forged chandelier hangs suspended from the lofty, domed ceiling, illuminating the room. Six pedestals form a small circle beneath the chandelier, in the center of the rotunda.

OPEN the TOME on the pedestal and TURN the TOME to the PATRON of ILLISTIM, VAALOR, NALFEIN, ARDENAI, ASHRIM, LOENTHRA. Remember the image of the patron that appears on the page. Retrieve a taper from behind the silk-screened panel in the eastern room, light it with a candle, then find the meditation room dedicated to the patron. Place any offerings on the censer inside, then use the lit taper to light the censer and meditate.

Ta'Vaalor

Deeds can be acquired at the Garden of Ancients. Search vines, then go door to enter the niche. Close door once you are inside. Pull hemp and open drawer, place any offerings in the drawer, then close drawer.

Teras Isle

STARTING POINT: Thoroughly explore the temple in town to find the somewhat hidden area and talk to the priestess there.

HELPFUL HINT: The donation box keeps track of what you put in and so just keep adding to it until you've put in enough.

HELPFUL HINT: If you've done everything successfully you'll know within a few seconds that you were correct.

PUZZLE HINT: Numbers matter and three of the tiles have dual meaning as a result.

Wehnimer's Landing

There are multiple locations near Wehnimer's Landing where deeds can be acquired.

Temple

The first is at the Temple in Erebor Square (Room #4045). Once inside, go black arch, then go tapestry. Hit chime with mallet twice, then kneel, place any offerings of silvers or gems on the ground, then hit chime with mallet one last time.

Hearthstone Manor

Down the walkway in the herb garden is a wall covered in honeysuckle vines. Search the vines to find a hidden door. If the door is open, it is available. Enter the door, close it, pull the rope, open the draw, stuff it with broken lockpicks, pawnshop fodder such as drake weapons, magical items such as wands, and/or everything made via Alchemy. Close the drawer when there is enough stuff in it, but the quantity to spell level to character level requirement is unknown. This is not a good method for getting deeds at high level as an incredible amount of magical items are required.

Northern Caravansary

There is a curtain in Small Wonders that functions similar to the Hearthstone Manor mechanism. Close the curtain, fill the brazier with magical items, kneel and light the brazier.

Zul Logoth

Visit Brother Barnstel, the herbalist (lich room #9505). Ask him about deeds and he will give you a password ("ygrutha sans'ra"). Then go arch, go hall and say the password. The small door in the room will open and you will enter it automatically.

You will be in a room with a series of murals and candles, which you have to light (somehow) and put your offering in the bowl. The candles you light depend on your race and profession. These can be determined by examining the murals in the room, but they're also provided in the table below.

Candle descriptions
Profession Colour Race Shape
Bard yellow Aelotoi winged
Cleric orange Burghal Gnome petite
Empath purple Dark Elf thin medium
Paladin grey Dwarf short thick
Ranger green Elf medium
Rogue black Erithian delicate tall
Sorcerer blue Forest Gnome small slender
Warrior brown Giantman stocky tall
Wizard red Half-Elf slender tall
Half-Krolvin sturdy tall
Halfling round short
Human tall
Sylvan slim medium

NOTE: There are only nine profession murals and matching candles in this room, so if you are a monk--the tenth and most recently added profession--you cannot get deeds in Zul Logoth.

Cost

This formula works to obtain deeds through the tapestry in the black arch room in the Wehnimer's Landing Temple. This formula works for lower level characters. Higher level characters need to offer more than the formula calculates. The point at which it becomes inaccurate is currently unknown.

Deed cost (in silvers) = 101 + (level * 100) + (deeds * 100)

Example: a 99th level character with 7 deeds = 10701 silvers

101 + (99 * 100 = 9900) + (7 * 100 = 700)

If using items (usually gems), a general estimate is 3x what they appraise for. Using the example would mean a gem worth 3567 silvers. Err on the side of caution with this. The gem bonus does not seem to apply (at least not as substantially) in Ta'Vaalor, but wands seem to apply to the 3x bonus, so they are a suggested substitute.

Using bank notes is possible but requires an additional cost of approximately 50% of the result of the formula above.

GameMaster Xayle, July 9th 2012:

Xayle says, "The answer that I seem to be getting is this..."
Xayle says, "Different deed puzzles use different formulas."
You nod.
Xayle says, "And this one isn't working on the formula you're using."
You softly say, "I see."
You softly say, "That would explain it."
Xayle says, "I wish I could say more, but that would start straying into puzzle answering."
Xayle says, "Which is a nono."

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