Golden pickles can be found every year at Picklefest in River's Rest. Any citizen who finds one can redeem it for one town service, once per year. These were conceived of and are redeemed by the town guru, GM Xayle. This page provides a (partial) list of town improvements requested by players which have been turned into reality, both large and small!
The projects below have all been done in trade for a golden pickle.
Digging out Niima's Shrine
The area behind the altar at Niima's Shrine used to hold about four small items. Now it makes your eyes bleed when you look behind it, because River Rats are pack rats.
Requested by Kaldonis.
The Aardvark's Burrow
Requested by ???
A Place for Locksmiths
Although locksmiths used to climb up the willow tree in Town Commons, these days they just hang out in Commons. Some of them are not fond of standing all the time, so the luscious emerald grass in Commons is now more interactive:
>sit grass You kneel in the grass, easily sinking into the worn depressions found there.
Requested by Starchitin to honor Widlebeest.