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==Overview==
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'''Engraving''' allows you to engrave patterns or text onto items made of metal, wood or glass. The material an item is made of can be identified using [[appraise]].
Engraving allows you to use a graving tool to engrave patterns or text onto items made of metal, wood or glass, such as weapons and armour.
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Engraving is a [[Crafts|craft activity]].
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==Requirements==
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In order to engrave you will need the following items:
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* A graving tool.  The tool required depends on the material you want to engrave on:
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** A {{itemdb|2939|steel graving tool}} can engrave on normal metals and wood.
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** A {{itemdb|6850|diamond tipped graving tool}} can engrave on gemstone and glass and also on metals and wood.
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** A {{itemdb|6851|silvery blue graving tool}} can engrave on octiron, and also on steel and wood. While sapient pearwood refuses to be engraved under almost all circumstances, a very few highly special items such as the custom wedding rings from [[Jaqu Alufe]] can be engraved with this tool.
  
==Where and What==
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* If engraving a pattern, a pattern bookCurrently available books are:
Engraving requires a [http://daftjunk.com/dw/items/index.php?item=2939 steel graving tool].  Patterns can be engraved from designs in engraving pattern booksEngraving equipment can be purchased in the [http://daftjunk.com/dw/items/index.php?shop=337 dojo] on Wung-Chi Lane in Bes Pelargic.
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** {{itemdb|6852|A brass-bound engraving pattern book}}
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** {{itemdb|7115|An elemental engraving pattern book}}
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** {{itemdb|2937|A traditional Agatean engraving pattern book}}
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** A Djelian engraving pattern book (DJB bazaar, engraving stall)
  
A steel polishing file can be used to remove engraved text or patterns from an item, damaging it slightly in the process.  '''Skills or additional details unknown, if any.'''
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* To remove engraving from an item, a {{itemdb|2938|steel polishing file}}.
  
==Pattern Details==
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Engraving makes use of the following skills:
Patterns come in various difficulties, requiring various engravings to complete.
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* [[crafts.smithing.black.tools]] - Used for engraving both text and patterns, as well as polishing off patterns.
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* [[crafts.arts.design]] - Used for engraving patterns.
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* [[crafts.arts.calligraphy]] - Used for engraving text.
  
Depending on the skill of the engraver, the resulting pattern can take one of eight forms - four levels of success, and four of failure.
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Engraving an object requires multiple stages; each stage consumes 50 crafts GP.
  
==Skills Used==
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Polishing an engraving off an object also consumes 50 crafts GP, and will damage the object slightly.
crafts.smithing.black.tools (engraving patterns)<br />
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*For jewellery and weapons each polishing action will reduce the value of the item with 15% of its perfect-condition-value.
crafts.arts.design (engraving patterns)<br />
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crafts.arts.calligraphy (engraving text)
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==Help File (help engraving tool)==
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==Adjectives for engraving text==
<pre>Engraving tool                Discworld player help              Engraving tool
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*poorly
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*untidily
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*messily
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*crookedly
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*neatly (the one NPC engravers do)
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*carefully
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*expertly
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*extravagantly
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*beautiful
  
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==Patterns==
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Various patterns are available; the patterns are of varying difficulty and number of stages.  The quality of the pattern is dependent on a test of the engravers [[crafts.smithing.black.tools]] bonus against the difficulty of the pattern, and will affect the final displayed engraving.  The [[Research:{{PAGENAME}}|research tab]] has details on the quality levels.
  
Name
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The following patterns are available:
    graving tool - used to engrave text or patterns on hard objects
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Syntax
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{| class="wikitable sortable" border="1"
    engrave text <string> on <object> {with|using} <object>
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! Book !! Page !! Pattern !! Stages
    engrave pattern from <book> on <item> {with|using} <tool>
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    engrave text <string> on <object> {with|using} <object> in <language>
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| Brass-bound || 2 || Wizard's Hat || 4
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|-
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| Brass-bound || 3 || Star || 4
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|-
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| Brass-bound || 4 || The Academy Seal || 6
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|-
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| Brass-bound || 5 || Alchemical Symbol for Gold || 3
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|-
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| Brass-bound || 6 || The Tower of Art || 6
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|-
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| Brass-bound || 7 || Oak Tree || 4
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|-
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| Brass-bound || 8 || Scrying Ball || 4
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|-
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| Brass-bound || 9 || Unbroken Circle || 4
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|-
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| Brass-bound || 10 || Skull || 4
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|-
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| Brass-bound || 11 || Lodging House || 4
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|-
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| Brass-bound || 12 || Demonic Shadow || 4
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|-
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| Brass-bound || 13 || Top Hat & Wand || 4
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|-
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| Brass-bound || 14 || Last Order Tools || 4
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|-
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| Djelian || 2 || Scarab Beetle || 4
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|-
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| Djelian || 3 || Imposing Djinn || 6
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|-
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| Djelian || 4 || Crescent Moon || 3
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|-
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| Djelian || 5 || Majestic Pyramid || 4
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|-
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| Djelian || 6 || Sacred Cat || 3
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|-
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| Djelian || 7 || Sand Dunes || 4
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|-
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| Djelian || 8 || Graceful Ibis || 4
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|-
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| Djelian || 9 || Hashish Leaf || 3
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|-
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| Djelian || 10 || River Djel || 7
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|-
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| Djelian || 11 || Ripe Melons || 3
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|-
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| Elemental || 1 || Earth || 2
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|-
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| Elemental || 2 || Fire || 2
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|-
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| Elemental || 3 || Wind || 2
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|-
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| Elemental || 4 || Water || 2
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|-
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| Elemental || 5 || Heart || 2
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|-
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| Traditional Agatean || 1 || Autumn Leaves || 2
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| Traditional Agatean || 2 || Snowflake || 3
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| Traditional Agatean || 3 || Auriental Dragon || 4
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|-
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| Traditional Agatean || 4 || Bamboo Forest || 6
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|-
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| Traditional Agatean || 5 || Pouncing Tiger || 4
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|-
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| Traditional Agatean || 6 || Lotus Flower || 4
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|-
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| Traditional Agatean || 7 || Koi Carp || 3
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|-
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| Traditional Agatean || 8 || Beautiful Butterfly || 1
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|}
  
Description
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==Related Achievements==
    The graving tool can be used to engrave messages on metal, wooden, or     
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* {{achievement|Steady Scratcher}}
    glass objects.  In order to engrave in a language, you need to have
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* {{achievement|Expert Engraver}}
    some proficiency in it.
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    If you have an engraving pattern book, you can use it to add a pattern
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    to your item, if you turn it to the right page.
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    If you make a mistake you can remove the pattern with a special
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    polishing file, but that will damage the item.  Engraved text can also
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    be removed.
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    The skill crafts.smithing.black.tools is the main one used for
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    patterns, but crafts.arts.design also helps.  Engraving text uses
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    crafts.arts.calligraphy.
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Example
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==See also==
    > hold tool
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*[[Engraving shop]]
    You hold a steel graving tool in your left hand.
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    > engrave pattern from book on axe with tool
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    You start to engrave a pattern on the ornamental temple axe with the steel
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    graving tool.
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    Your fingers begin to cramp and you set down your engraving tool, noting
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    that there is still more to be done on the pattern.
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    > engrave pattern from book on axe with tool
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    You start working once more on the unfinished engraving on the ornamental
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    temple axe.
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    You finish engraving the pattern on your ornamental temple axe and set down
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    your engraving tool.</pre>
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==Related Achievements==
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Steady Scratcher<br />
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Expert Engraver<br />
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[http://discworld.atuin.net/lpc/secure/achievements.c?category=engraving Engraving achievements category]
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==External links==
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* {{objecthelp|engraving_tool|Discworld object help: Engraving tool}}
  
Engraving is a [[Crafts|craft activity]].
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[[Category:Crafts]]

Latest revision as of 05:48, 8 April 2022

Engraving allows you to engrave patterns or text onto items made of metal, wood or glass. The material an item is made of can be identified using appraise.

Requirements

In order to engrave you will need the following items:

  • A graving tool. The tool required depends on the material you want to engrave on:
    • A steel graving tool can engrave on normal metals and wood.
    • A diamond tipped graving tool can engrave on gemstone and glass and also on metals and wood.
    • A silvery blue graving tool can engrave on octiron, and also on steel and wood. While sapient pearwood refuses to be engraved under almost all circumstances, a very few highly special items such as the custom wedding rings from Jaqu Alufe can be engraved with this tool.

Engraving makes use of the following skills:

Engraving an object requires multiple stages; each stage consumes 50 crafts GP.

Polishing an engraving off an object also consumes 50 crafts GP, and will damage the object slightly.

  • For jewellery and weapons each polishing action will reduce the value of the item with 15% of its perfect-condition-value.

Adjectives for engraving text

  • poorly
  • untidily
  • messily
  • crookedly
  • neatly (the one NPC engravers do)
  • carefully
  • expertly
  • extravagantly
  • beautiful

Patterns

Various patterns are available; the patterns are of varying difficulty and number of stages. The quality of the pattern is dependent on a test of the engravers crafts.smithing.black.tools bonus against the difficulty of the pattern, and will affect the final displayed engraving. The research tab has details on the quality levels.

The following patterns are available:

Book Page Pattern Stages
Brass-bound 2 Wizard's Hat 4
Brass-bound 3 Star 4
Brass-bound 4 The Academy Seal 6
Brass-bound 5 Alchemical Symbol for Gold 3
Brass-bound 6 The Tower of Art 6
Brass-bound 7 Oak Tree 4
Brass-bound 8 Scrying Ball 4
Brass-bound 9 Unbroken Circle 4
Brass-bound 10 Skull 4
Brass-bound 11 Lodging House 4
Brass-bound 12 Demonic Shadow 4
Brass-bound 13 Top Hat & Wand 4
Brass-bound 14 Last Order Tools 4
Djelian 2 Scarab Beetle 4
Djelian 3 Imposing Djinn 6
Djelian 4 Crescent Moon 3
Djelian 5 Majestic Pyramid 4
Djelian 6 Sacred Cat 3
Djelian 7 Sand Dunes 4
Djelian 8 Graceful Ibis 4
Djelian 9 Hashish Leaf 3
Djelian 10 River Djel 7
Djelian 11 Ripe Melons 3
Elemental 1 Earth 2
Elemental 2 Fire 2
Elemental 3 Wind 2
Elemental 4 Water 2
Elemental 5 Heart 2
Traditional Agatean 1 Autumn Leaves 2
Traditional Agatean 2 Snowflake 3
Traditional Agatean 3 Auriental Dragon 4
Traditional Agatean 4 Bamboo Forest 6
Traditional Agatean 5 Pouncing Tiger 4
Traditional Agatean 6 Lotus Flower 4
Traditional Agatean 7 Koi Carp 3
Traditional Agatean 8 Beautiful Butterfly 1

Related Achievements

See also

External links