Launder

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Launder is an innate command used on stolen items in a launder room. It costs 5 crafts gp.

Use

Successfully laundering a stolen item will alter any identifiable marks on an item, thereby removing its stolen status and allowing it to be sold at a general store. Depending on how well you launder, you may raise or lower the value of the item or even destroy it.

The item's value and the number of times it's been laundered before determines the difficulty of the task. A thief can value something to try to determine number of times it has been laundered. Keep in mind that laundering a damaged item is just as difficult as (or more difficult than) laundering the same item in excellent condition. Thus, it would be wise to fix or mend something before laundering it.

In order to use this command, you must be a thief (you may not be on leave either), must be in a launder room (there's one in the guild in Ankh-Morpork and another in Genua's guild) and cannot have fines to pay.

Skills

The skills used for laundering something depends on the item's material. Appraising an item will determine what it's made of.

The skills are:

Messages

There are a few messages you can see upon laundering an item, depending on your success.

Non-leather clothing, from worst to best:

  • You attempt to modify the design of the <item> somewhat. Due to your spectacular lack of skill you manage to cut it in half. You regretfully throw the <item> in the rubbish bin. (item is destroyed)
  • You try to modify the design of the <item> somewhat. Due to your spectacular lack of expertise you end up modifying it with a series of rips and holes, and then with some truly horrendous ricrac and glittering lime-green sequins. You regretfully throw it in the rubbish bin. (item is destroyed)
  • You attempt to modify the design of the <item> somewhat. Due to your lack of expertise your hand slips and you modify it with a long, messy rip. It's still usable, although any fool could recognize it as the original stolen item. (value decreases)
  • You attempt to modify the design of the <item> somewhat. Due to your lack of skill you end up modifying it to fit like a glove, with enough fingers for an entire family of octopodes. Oh well, at least it's still usable. (value decreases)
  • You modify the design of the <item> somewhat. It's slightly askew, but at least it's unrecognizeable[sic].
  • You modify the design of the <item> somewhat. It doesn't look bespoke, but you think you did a good job overall. (value increases)
  • You modify the design of the <item> somewhat. You handle the needle with such exceptional skill that it couldn't have been done better by a professional seamstress. Er, needlewoman. (value increases)
  • You modify the design of the <item> somewhat. Due to your skill it looks like something straight off a catwalk. (value increases)

Non-leather armour, from worst to best (incomplete):

  • You work on the <item> and succeed only in changing its shape a bit. It looks a little worse for wear. (value decreases)
  • You work on the <item> and modify it into a different shape. It looks quite good. (value increases)
  • You work on the <item> and modify it with skill and precision into a different shape. (value increases)
  • You work on the <item> and modify it with amazing skill and precision into a different, better shape. (value increases)

Jewellery, from worst to best (incomplete):

  • You work on the <item> and succeed only in denting it in quite a few places. (value decreases)
  • You attempt to work the <item> into a slightly different shape. Unfortunately you only succeed in chipping it. Oh well, at least it's unrecognizable. (value decreases)
  • You gently work the <item> into a different shape. It's not perfect but you think you did a good job overall.
  • You gently work the <item> into a subtly different design. Due to your exceptional skill it's now not only totally unrecognizable, but also a stunning piece. (value increases)
  • You gently work the <item> into a subtly different shape. With amazing skill you transform the piece into an item of life and beauty. (value increases)

See also