Mail system

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The mail system allows characters to send in-game messages and items to each other even while the other person is offline. Mail can also be sent with a payment-on-delivery designation. In order to mail something you need a stamp and either an envelope or a package. There is a cost for the stamp, for the envelope or package, and a per pound cost. When requesting payment-on-delivery, there is an additional tax that the sender must pay.

Whoever is being sent a piece of mail will get a message:

A courier hurries over to you and says, "I heard the post office might have a package inbound for you.  You may want to check and see if it's been delivered yet."

Steps

Visit the post office located closest to you.

  1. Buy a stampbook. PULL a stamp from the stampbook.
  2. Buy a package or envelope.
  3. Put a stamp on the package or envelope.
  4. Put something in the package or envelope.
  5. Close the package or envelope.
  6. MAIL.

Costs

Using the mail system has at least three costs every time: stamp, envelope or package, and per pound fee. There is additional cost if purchasing wax to apply or if requesting payment on delivery.

Costs of Mail System
Stamp Designation Delivery Speed Stamp Cost Envelope Cost Package Cost Per Pound Cost
Standard 60 min 2,500 300 800 25
Express 20 min 5,000 600 1,600 50
First Class Immediate 10,000 2,400 4,800 200

Components

Stamps

Stampbooks must be purchased and used to control the subsequent cost of components when mailed as well as the speed of delivery. Each stampbook contains 20 stamps. See the table for costs. Having stamps separate allows for less unwieldy commands in the mail system and more flavor as stamps can be customized.
Messaging
>look stampbook
The stampbook is a stampbook holding 10 first class stamps.  First class mail arrives very swiftly, but is expensive.

You can PULL the stampbook to produce a small mint green stamp.
>put stamp on envelope
You pull an individual stamp out of the stampbook to place on the envelope.
You neatly place a small mint green stamp on the front of a mule-printed frost blue envelope.
Commands
  • PULL MY STAMPBOOK : retrieve one stamp
  • PUT STAMP ON [envelope/package]

Envelope

Sending an envelope will cost an additional amount in addition to the stamp cost. See the table for costs. Envelopes can be sealed with mail system wax and signet rings.
Messaging
>put parchment in envelope
You put a snow white parchment in your frost blue envelope.

>close envelope
You close a mule-printed frost blue envelope.

>open enve
You tear open your frost blue envelope and pull a snow white parchment from within.

>read parch
A snow white parchment is blank.
Commands
  • PUT <item> IN ENVELOPE
  • CLOSE ENVELOPE
  • OPEN ENVELOPE

Package

Sending a package will cost an additional amount in addition to the stamp cost. See the table for costs.
Note: While at this time the mail system does not work with existing stationery boxes and related materials, you can use the stationery and then place it inside of a package to be sent.
Commands
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Signets and Wax

At this time, the mail system does not work with existing waxes and signet rings. A work around, however, is to use all of your existing stationery pieces and place them into a package and send them that way.
When using the official mail system wax and wearing a mail system signet ring, you will see the below messaging once you PUT WAX ON [PACKAGE/PARCEL/PARCHMENT].
Messaging
>put wax on package
After placing your black and gold wax on your burlap-covered package, you press your steel signet ring into the wax.  Heat blossoms momentarily over the surface of your ring and it presses into the softened wax, leaving behind a seal.
You have 9 pieces left of your wax.

>look package
A thick burlap-covered package is a parcel meant for sending items to other adventurers.

A blob of black and gold wax is affixed to the package.  It is imprinted with a seal depicting a whiny airship owner.
Commands
  • PUT WAX ON [PACKAGE/PARCHMENT]

Locations

Post Offices by Location
Town Room Name and Location NPC Description Room ID Prime Lich Room # Plat Lich Room #
Caligos Isle [Caligos Post, Little Shop]

(post office at Caligos Isle, Southern Slope)

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Cysaegir [Rhyaesdid Hall, Second Floor]

Words on the Wind

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Icemule Trace [Icemule Trace, West Road], the red brick building west of town center

Northern Post, Little Shop

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Kharam-Dzu [Paspartu Moving Company], through curtain

Teras Postmaster

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Kraken's Fall [Wandering Eye Market, South], red brick building

Wandering Kraken's Mail Shop

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Mist Harbor [Tigerlily Avenue], the pale coral-tiled office east of the general store

Mist Harbor Mail Office

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River's Rest [River's Rest, Underbridge]

(a small wooden structure)

a grizzled half-elven clerk (Finn) 2101031 10839 This section has not been added yet; please add to it now!
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Ta'Illistim [Ta'Illistim, Airship Terminus], through lapis-tiled arch

Peacock Couriers

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Ta'Vaalor [Ta'Vaalor, Airship Terminus], through broad archway

Ta'Vaalor, Mail Room

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MAIL

Usage:

    MAIL CHECK                    - checks your received mail
    MAIL COLLECT {stamp #}        - collects an parcel mailed to you
    MAIL DND {on|off}             - toggles do not disturb on or off
    MAIL RETRIEVE {stamp #}       - retrieves a sent parcel that the recipient has not picked up
    MAIL ESTIMATE {item}          - estimates the cost of sending the designated item
    MAIL REJECT {stamp #}         - returns a mail item to its sender
    MAIL SEND {name}              - send the item in your hands (prioritizing right)
                                    to the designated person's mailbox
    MAIL SEND {name} COD {amount} - sends mail, requests payment on delivery
    MAIL STATUS                   - checks the status of your sent mail

MAIL CHECK

Messaging
>mail check
You hail down a mail clerk and ask if you have any parcels available for pickup.  After a brief search, they return to you and say, "Ah, yes.  It appears that you've got mail."

Stamp #    Sender           Parcel                                           Sent

--------------- ----------------------------------------------- ------------------- 512100001 Auchand a mule-printed frost blue envelope within the last day
You hail down a mail clerk and ask if you have any parcels available for pickup.  After rummaging around for an inordinate while, they say, "I'm sorry, <Character>, but it doesn't appear that anything has come in for you."

MAIL COLLECT

This defaults to the top item when used alone.

Messaging
>mail collect 512100001
You inquire with a mail clerk about picking up a parcel.  They disappear for a little while before returning with a mule-printed frost blue envelope, which they hand to you.

MAIL DND

>mail dnd on
You are now rejecting all mail sent to you.

MAIL RETRIEVE

You will lose all associated costs for stamp and shipping if you retrieve a parcel before the receiver picks it up.

MAIL REJECT

You cannot reject mail if the original sender's mailbox is full.

MAIL SEND

Messaging
>mail send paidreg
You inquire with a mail clerk about sending a mule-printed frost blue envelope to Paidreg.  They say, "Sending the envelope to Paidreg will cost 5,000 silvers based on its weight and priority."

If you're certain you'd like to send a mule-printed frost blue envelope to Paidreg, enter MAIL SEND PAIDREG again within 30 seconds.

>mail send paidreg
The mail clerk takes a mule-printed frost blue envelope from you, along with 5,000 silvers.  They say, "We'll make certain to get this safely to Paidreg.  Don't you worry!"  The clerk places the envelope atop a pile of other parcels.

MAIL SEND {name} COD {amount}

You cannot mail a package with a negative delivery amount.

>mail send arianiss cod -50000
You must specify a payment-on-delivery amount that is greater than zero.
  • If someone does not accept the package, you can use MAIL RETRIEVE.
  • There is a 2% tax for COD deliveries. The sender pays this.
  • The maximum amount for COD is 250 million silvers.

MAIL STATUS

>mail status
You hail down a mail clerk and ask for the status of parcels that you have sent.  Capably perusing a small ledger, they say, "Ah, yes.  Here you go."  They place the ledger before you.

Stamp #    Sender           Parcel                                           Status

--------------- ----------------------------------------------- ----------------- 512100001 Paidreg a mule-printed frost blue envelope ready for pickup

Behind the Scenes

The mail system, spearheaded by GameMaster Auchand, was activated on the Test server on September 27, 2021. It went live on October 2, 2021.

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