Map (item)

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A map is an item that can tell you approximately where you are in relation to the places marked on it.

If you use a map more than once in a row without moving significantly, you'll usually get the same result--you'll only re-evaluate your position on the map once you've moved a bit. Tming may be easier when re-evaluating your position on the map.

Maps were changed on May 28 2013[1] to be more accurate and add some features.

Commands

All of these commands use the adventuring.direction skill, and cannot be used indoors. For study, consult, and locate, your skill determines the quality of the information you get from using it. For adding locations, your skill determines how accurately you place them. Some maps are said to be more difficult to use than others.

Using the same command with the same map twice in a row without moving seems to give you the same results with regards to distances and directions (though not necessarily exact wording). However, you may get different results from using different commands with the same map, even if you haven't moved--for example, Wanobe being simultaneously "to the south" (from consulting) and "very close to the southeast" (from studying).

Study

study map

This takes 20 adventuring gp, and tells you where you are in relation to some of the locations marked on the map. It tells you approximate direction and distance.

Consult

consult map

This takes 10 adventuring gp, and tells you where you are in relation to some of the locations marked on the map. It tells you about the same locations as studying does, but only indicates direction, not distance.

Locate

locate <location> on map

This takes 20 adventuring gp, and tells you the approximate direction and distance to one location of your choice that's marked on the map.

Add

add <description> to map

This takes 40 adventuring gp, and adds your current location to the places marked on the map, with the description you specify. You need a writing utensil for this, and your degree of skill will determine how accurately you place the location. Looking at the map will show what kind of ink (or whatever) you used to add said locations.

Erase

erase <place> from <map>

This removes a location from a map, and requires you to be holding an eraser. It also requires that the location be in pencil.

Existing maps

Each map is useful only in the area it covers--trying to use it outside of that area will result in:

You conclude that you are not anywhere on the old Circle Sea map.

Discworld map

It starts with the locations: the mountains of Turnwise Klatchistan, the Betrush Mountains, the Haribos mountain range, the Carrack Mountains, Wanobe, Djelibeybi, Heliodelphilodelphiloschromenos, Al Ybi, N'Kouf, the Morpork Mountains, Ankh-Morpork, Al Khali, the Hub and Bes Pelargic.

It weighs 2/9 lb.

Acquisition: Kefka's item database.

map of Klatch

It starts with the locations: the Haribos mountain range, the mountains of Turnwise Klatchistan, the Betrush Mountains, Ur, Al'Znufir, El Harib, Djelibeybi, Tsort, Heliodelphilodelphiloschromenos, the necropolis, Al Ybi, N'Kouf, Re'Durat, the Morpork Mountains, Al Khali, Kom, some stone ruins, Ephebe, Hayl and Eritor.

It weighs 2/9 lb.

Acquisition: Kefka's item database.

map of Djelibeybi

It starts with the locations: Ur, El Harib, Djelibeybi, the Haribos mountain range, the necropolis, the mountains of Turnwise Klatchistan, the Betrush Mountains, the Morpork Mountains and the Djelibeybi harbour.

It weighs 2/9 lb.

Acquisition: Kefka's item database.

old Circle Sea map

It starts with the locations: the Haribos mountain range, the mountains of Turnwise Klatchistan, the Betrush Mountains, Wanobe, the Carrack Mountains, Ur, Al'Znufir, El Harib, Djelibeybi, Tsort, Heliodelphilodelphiloschromenos, the necropolis, Al Ybi, the Morpork Mountains, Ankh-Morpork, Al Khali, Kom, some stone ruins, Ephebe, Hayl, Eritor, the Skund Forest, Quirm and Pseudopolis.

It weighs 2/9 lb.

Acquisition: Kefka's item database.

exquisite vellum map

It starts with the locations: the Morpork Mountains, the mountains of Turnwise Klatchistan, the Betrush Mountains, the Carrack Mountains, Ankh-Morpork, Sto Kerrig, an old castle, Sto Lat, the Skund Forest, Sto Helit, Dinky, Quirm and Pseudopolis.

It weighs 2/9 lb.

Acquisition: Kefka's item database.

large Ramtops map

It starts with the locations: Plun, Bluntz, the Skund Forest, the Carrack Mountains, Ohulan-Cutash, Cutash Mountain, Leaping Mountain, Drumlin's Fell, Bonk, Escrow, Lancre Town, Mad Stoat, Brass Neck, Bad Ass, Slippery Hollow, Razorback, Slice, Creel Springs, Blackglass, Copperhead, Mad Wolf, Feruss, Powderknife, Hangdog, Pine Dressers, Fiddlyfjord, Oolskunrahod, the Hub, Chuckunfjord, NoThingfjord, Slartifjord, Vortexfjord, Helfjord and Jetifjord.

It weighs 3/9 lb.

Acquisition: Kefka's item database.

old Ramtops map

It starts with the locations: Plun, Bluntz, the Skund Forest, the Carrack Mountains, Ohulan-Cutash, Bonk, Escrow, Lancre Town, Mad Stoat, Brass Neck, Bad Ass, Slippery Hollow, Razorback, Slice, Creel Springs, Blackglass, Copperhead, Mad Wolf, Feruss, Powderknife, Hangdog, the Hub, Chuckunfjord, NoThingfjord, Slartifjord, Vortexfjord and Helfjord.

It weighs 2/9 lb.

Acquisition: Kefka's item database.

Bes Pelargic atlas

This is a set of maps of Bes Pelargic. It has multiple pages, with maps on twenty-two of them. It also contains text in Agatean describing the contents, and an index where you can research specific shops to find out what page they're listed on.

research <shop> in <atlas>
You read page two of the Bes Pelargic atlas:
Written in steady calligraphy in Agatean:
Bes Pelargic Atlas
  Table of Contents
==============================================================================
Government Agencies .......................................................  3
Occupational Institutions .................................................  4
Financial Institutions ....................................................  5
Services ..................................................................  6
Self-Service Repairs ......................................................  7
Cafes and Pubs ............................................................  8
Restaurants and Takeaways .................................................  9
Grocers ................................................................... 10
Agatean Apparel ........................................................... 11
Jewellers ................................................................. 12
Stationery Supplies ....................................................... 13
Home Furnishings and Decor ................................................ 14
Housewares ................................................................ 15
Traders and Pawn Brokers .................................................. 16
Diverse Dealings .......................................................... 17
Bespoke Merchandise ....................................................... 18
Fang ...................................................................... 19
Hong ...................................................................... 20
McSweeney ................................................................. 21
Sung ...................................................................... 22
Tang ...................................................................... 23
Player Shops .............................................................. 24
Index ..................................................................... 25
Notes ..................................................................... 26


It weighs 1/9 lb.

Acquisition: Kefka's item database.

Note: You need written Agatean to understand the results of using the maps.

See also

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