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Revision as of 13:29, 4 October 2014

A fence is an NPC who buys stolen goods. Although fences are thieves' guild NPCs, they will trade with any player from any guild.

Players use fences for two reasons:


Using a fence

To use a fence, use the command:

fence <goods> to <fence>

Fences will only deal with one player at a time, so you may have to wait until existing players are finished. Fences can only handle up to 10 items at a time too.

The fence will take your items and make you an offer. You can then:

  • Nod, say 'yes' or whisper 'yes' to accept the offer.
  • 'Shake' (your head), say 'no' or whisper 'no' to reject the offer.

If you accept the offer, the fence will slip you the appropriate amount of cash. If you reject, the fence will return your items to you.

The fence will also return your items if:

  • You leave the room.
  • You wait too long to accept an offer.
  • Someone attacks the fence.

If you accidentally sold something you wanted to keep to a fence, you can buy it back if you don't wait too long, using the syntax:

buy back last items from <fence>

Fences will charge you 5% more than their original offer to buy things back from them.

Specialisations

Each fence specialises in a particular type of item. For example, Sol specialises in jewellery, while Shifty Jim specialises in armour and clothing.

Fences will reduce their offer by 10% for goods which are not of their specialisation.

Items in high demand

Each fence may have a small set of specific items which are in high demand. These will always be items from that fence's specialty. You can ask a fence for a list of high-demand items by using the syntax:

list wanted items from <fence>

Fences will pay 10% more for an item in high demand.

Note that most fences will not reveal which items are in high demand to non-thieves. Only Jak Raplin, Ragman and Klepton the Fixer currently tell non-thieves which items they highly demand.

After giving a fence a certain number of the item in high demand, the fence will stop asking for it. (The number seems to be three). If you fence many of those items at a time, the fence will pay 10% more for all of them.

Skills

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The amount a fence offers you is dependent on your skill in the people.trading.valueing subskill appropriate to the item you are fencing, as follows:

Skill Items
people.trading.valueing.gems Gems
people.trading.valueing.jewellery Jewellery
people.trading.valueing.weapons Weapons
people.trading.valueing.armour Armour and clothes
people.trading.valueing[1] Everything else

The fence reduces their offer by a percentage equal to (100 / sqrt(bonus))%, with a maximum reduction of 33%.

List of fences

The following details the fences of the Disc, where they can be found, and what their specialisations are:

Fence Location Specialisation
Dodgy Bill Mad Stoat Weapons
Aristide Felon Genua Weapons
Tiffany Glitter Pekan Ford Armour/clothes
Shifty Jim AM, Thieves' Guild Armour/clothes
Notorious Jones Bes Pelargic Jewellery
Mariania Genua Armour/clothes
Ragman Sto Lat Gems/pearls
Jak Raplin AM, Troll's Head Weapons
Scrakkik Djelibeybi Armour/clothes
Sol AM, Thieves' Guild Jewellery
Klepton the Fixer Ephebe Jewellery
Elusive Adriano Ephebe Weapons

See also

External links

Footnotes

  1. Since you don't actually have a bonus in this skill, the MUD simply ignores your 'bonus' here and has the fence knock off the maximum 33%.