# Research:Engraving

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## Engraving

### Traditional Agatean engraving pattern book

Page Pattern Stages
1 Autumn Leaves 2
2 Snowflake 3
3 Auriental Dragon 4
4 Bamboo Forest 6
5 Pouncing Tiger 4
6 Lotus Flower 4
7 Koi Carp 3
8 Beautiful Butterfly 1
cr.sm.bl.to bonus cr.ar.de bonus Page Skill stage Result
57 225 1 1 A few vague lozenge shapes cover its surface.
- - 1 2 It has been engraved with the rough outline of an autumn leaf.
213 230 1 3 It has been engraved with a stylized but life-like autumn leaf.
160-213 137-280 1 4 It has been engraved with a few dried, twisted autumn leaves.
184-262 137-304 1 5 It has been engraved with a pattern of a few fluttering autumn leaves.
213-262 230-304 1 6 A spiralling fall of autumn leaves has been engraved on it. [1]
240 272 1 7 A pattern of a dozen simple, elegant leaves drifts downwards across its surface in an unfelt wind. [1]
160 280 2 0 The surface proudly bears a pattern of scratches that might possibly represent a violent snowstorm, but probably doesn't.
160-184 225-280 2 1 It has been engraved with a symbol vaguely resembling a six-armed star.
184 225 2 2 A clumsy snowflake has been etched into the surface.
213-250 145-283 2 3 It has been engraved with a slightly lopsided snowflake.
184 225 2 4 It has been engraved with a simple but elegantly drawn snowflake.
206-262 238-304 2 5 A single detailed snowflake has been engraved on it.
240-250 272-283 2 6 A single complex branching snowflake adorns the <object>. [1]
262 304 2 7 One intricately and precisely detailed snowflake settles lightly on the surface of the <object> as if poised in the moment before it melts [1]
- - 3 1 A vaguely reptilian shape has been amateurishly engraved on it.
- - 3 2 The object has been engraved with something resembling a deformed lizard.
213-262 253-304 3 3 It has been "adorned" with a crude engraving of a dragon.
240-250 272-283 3 4 A long skinny dragon has been engraved onto the <object>.
240-262 272-304 3 5 The <object> has been engraved with a pattern depicting a serpent-like Auriental dragon.
250-260 272-283 3 6 A finely-detailed engraving of an Auriental dragon adorns the <object>, body coiled dramatically. [1]
- - 3 7 A magnificent Auriental dragon has been engraved on it, each scale of its coiling body and whisker of its fearsome face etched out in fine detail. [1]
217 145 4 1 Sloppy pairs of parallel vertical lines with the occasional horizontal dash have been engraved on the <object>, probably representing bamboo
250-262 272-304 4 2 A clumsy depiction of a bamboo forest has been engraved on it using simple lines.
240 253-272 4 3 A collection of hatched stems have been engraved on it to form a recognizable, but plain, patch of bamboo.
240-250 272-283 4 4 A simple yet pleasing representation of a bamboo forest has been engraved on the <object>.
250 283 4 5 The <object> has been engraved with a nicely composed pattern of a bamboo forest.
- - 4 6 It has been decorated with an intricately engraved pattern of a bamboo forest, consisting of tall stems and spindly leaves. [1]
- - 4 7 A masterfully composed forest of artistically angled bamboo stems, complete with leafy branchlets, has been engraved on it to create a stunningly deep effect. [1]
- - 5 1 Some wonky shapes and stripes have been engraved on it, seemingly some kind of animal.
- - 5 2 The <object> has been amateurishly engraved with what appears to be a somewhat distorted kitten.
240-250 272-283 5 3 A picture of a striped animal, probably a tiger, has been haphazardly engraved on the <object>.
- - 5 4 A stylised pouncing tiger has been carefully engraved on it.
240-262 253-304 5 5 A moderately detailed engraving of a pouncing tiger embellishes the <object>.
262 304 5 6 A snarling tiger in mid-pounce has been engraved on it in intricate detail. [1]
- - 5 7 It has been adorned with a stunning engraving of a tiger in mid-pounce, teeth and claws bared ferociously as it seems to leap from the <object>. [1]
217 145 6 1 A crude flower has been engraved on the <object>, without much skill.
240-250 272-283 6 2 It has been engraved, sloppily, with what appears to be a pointy rose of sorts.
250-287 283-333 6 3 A single lotus has been engraved on the <object> in a rough but recognisable style.
240 253 6 4 It has been adorned with a simple engraving of a lotus flower surrounded by circular leaves.
250-287 283-333 6 5 The <object> has been engraved with a pleasing pattern of lotus blooms and leaves.
262 304 6 6 Nicely detailed lotus flowers and leaves have been engraved onto the <object> with a steady hand. [1]
287 333 6 7 An expertly engraved lotus pattern decorates it, broad circular notched leaves and beautifully formed flowers etched out in crisp, intricate detail. [1]
- - 7 1 It has been engraved, somewhat amateurishly, with an image of a fish.
- - 7 2 A curiously spotty fish has been shakily engraved onto the <object>.
- - 7 3 The <object> bears a simplistic engraving of a speckled fish, probably a koi carp.
217-240 145-272 7 4 Upon the <object>, a bug-eyed koi carp has been engraved.
240-262 272-304 7 5 A koi carp, with extra emphasis on the eyes and whiskers, has been engraved on it.
240-262 272-304 7 6 A realistic-looking koi carp has been engraved on the <object>, surrounded by wavy lines representing water. [1]
250-262 283-304 7 7 Etched out in glorious detail on the <object> is an engraving of a koi carp leaping from a stylised splash of water, dappled body almost appearing to shine. [1]
- - 8 1 It has been engraved with a caterpillar
213-262 145-304 8 2 It has been engraved with the rough outline of a butterfly.
- - 8 4 It has been engraved with a stylized but life-like butterfly.
213-262 230-304 8 5 It has been engraved with a fluttering butterfly.
240-262 272-304 8 6 Motion can almost be seen from the beautiful butterfly which has been engraved on it. [1]
- - 8 7 Fluttering wings beat with a soft rhythm as a beautiful butterfly flits over the surface of the object. [1]

### Elemental engraving pattern book

Page Pattern Stages
1 Earth 2
2 Fire 2
3 Wind 2
4 Water 2
5 Heart 2
cr.sm.bl.to bonus cr.ar.de bonus Page Skill stage Result
162-163 176 1 1 The <object> bears a collection of messily engraved lines.
240 272 1 2? A simple pattern of dirt and stones has been engraved on the <object>.
217-240 145-283 1 3 A somewhat shaky pattern of cracks has been engraved on it.
238-240 272-283 1 4 The <object> is adorned with an engraved pattern consisting of rocky ridges and cracks.
238 283 1 5 It has been decorated with a skilfully engraved pattern of cracked stone, symbolising the element of earth. [1]
250 283 1 6 Engraved on the <object> is an impressively earthy pattern, intricate lines seamlessly transitioning from cracked stone to pebbled dirt. [1]
151-163 176-192 2 - Some jagged lines have been engraved on it, possibly representing grass. Or mountains.
184 225 2 1 The <object> has been "decorated" with shaky lines that look vaguely like fire.
184-217 145-225 2 2 Crude but recognisable flames have been engraved on it.
184-240 160-272 2 3 A simple pattern of flames has been engraved onto the <object>
188-250 227-283 2 4 A pleasant pattern of flames has been engraved on it.
240-250 272-283 2 5 It has been engraved with a well composed and quite realistic fire pattern. [1]
- - 2 6 The <object> has been engraved with a seamlessly repeating pattern of fire, each wispy tongue of flame coiled into the next. [1]
162-163 176 3 1 It has been engraved with some curvy lines which look like, well, curvy lines.
217 145 3 2 It has been engraved with wobbly lines depicting currents of air.
240-287 272-333 3 3 A pattern of wavy lines has been engraved on it, having a somewhat airy appearance.
240-250 272-283 3 4 Curved and wavy lines have been engraved on the <object>, adequately portraying wind.
240-287 272-333 3 5 It has been rather skilfully engraved with an airy pattern, including small leaves floating on a breeze. [1]
240 229 3 6 The engraving which adorns the <object> somehow captures the essence of wind perfectly, almost as if the pattern was etched by a zephyr. [1]
162-163 176 4 1 It has been amateurishly engraved with a mess of wonky lines.
240-250 272-283 4 2 Wavy lines, seemingly depicting water, have been engraved on it with a shaky hand.
217 145 4 3 An engraved pattern of wavy lines adorns the <object>, representing water.
240-250 272-283 4 4 Gracefully curved lines have been engraved on it in a pleasant water pattern.
250 283 4 5 Engraved on the <object> is a flowing pattern which artfully depicts the essence of water. [1]
4 6 The <object> has been engraved with a subtle yet mesmerising pattern which captures both the power and fluidity of water. [1]
162-217 145-176 5 1 An accident with an engraving tool has resulted in the <object> being marred with a... wonky circle? An apple? A crescent moon?
250 283 5 2 It has been engraved with a slightly shaky heart shape.
250 283 5 3 A simple but neat heart has been engraved on the <object>.
241-250 272-283 5 4 It has been engraved with an elegant pair of linked hearts.
- - 5 5 Two gracefully-curved hearts have been engraved on the <object>, one inside the other. [1]
- - 5 6 The <object> has been graced with a beautifully engraved pair of stylised hearts, overlapping each other in a declaration of love. [1]

### Brass-bound engraving pattern book

Page Pattern Stages
2 A jauntily cocked wizard's pointy hat, complete with moons and stars 4
3 An ornate six-plus-two-pointed star (symbol for the Silver Star) 4
4 A wizard's staff and two crossed dwarfish forge hammers (the Academy seal) 6
5 The alchemical symbol for gold 3
6 The Tower of Art 6
7 A tall spreading oak tree 4
8 An ornately mounted crystal ball (symbol for the Council of Seers) 4
9 A complex mandala of the four elements (symbol for the Unbroken Circle) 4
10 A skull wreathed in bones (symbol for the Order of Midnight) 4
11 A cosy-looking lodging house (symbol for Mrs Widgery's Lodgers) 4
12 A shadowy figure (symbol for the Sages of the Unknown Shadow) 4
13 A top hat and wand (symbol for the Hoodwinkers) 4
14 A circle of weapons (symbol for the Last Order) 4

cr.sm.bl.to bonus cr.ar.de bonus Page Skill stage Result
- - 2 1 A clumsily drawn hat has been etched into the surface.
215-240 145 - 283 2 5? It has been engraved with a wizard's pointy hat, complete with moons and stars.
237-240 272-283 2 6 It has been engraved with a wizard's pointy hat, complete with moons and stars. The authentically battered tip and frayed brim show that it's a hat of experience. [1]
- - 3 1 It has been engraved with a symbol vaguely resembling a snowflake, but with too many arms.
- - 3 2 It has been engraved with a simple but serviceable star.
217 145 3 3 It has been engraved with a simple but elegantly drawn star.
237 283 3 4 A single detailed star, with twice four points, has been engraved on it.
237-240 272-283 3 5 A single ornate, complex star, with twice as many points as a square has corners, adorns the <object>. [1]
- - 3 6 A single ornate, complex star, with twice as many points as a square has corners, adorns the <object>. The fantastically complex interior decoration is reminiscent of gear trains, wood grain, the flow of molten gold, and the swirl of enchantment around a wizard's hand. [1]
240 272 4 - The <object> has been engraved with something resembling a deformed snowflake.
237 283 4 1 It has been "adorned" with a crude engraving of a stick and two hammers.
217-237 145-283 4 2 A collection of crossed sticks have been amateurishly engraved on it.
237-240 272-283 4 3 It has been engraved with a recognizable wizard's staff and two crossed hammers.
237 283 4 4 It has been engraved with an impressive wizard's staff and two crossed smith's hammers.
- - 4 5 A finely-detailed engraving of an wizard's staff and two crossed smith's hammers adorns the <object>. [1]
- - 4 6 A finely-detailed engraving of an wizard's staff and two crossed smith's hammers adorns the <object>. It's even possible to make out the grain in the wood of the staff. [1]
237 283 5 1 A clumsy alchemical symbol representing gold has been engraved on it using simple lines.
- - 5 2 Simple yet recognizable, the alchemical symbol for gold has been engraved on the <object>.
237 283 5 3 The <object> has been engraved with a well-balanced alchemical symbol, symbolizing the philosophical principle of gold.
217-240 145-283 5 4 It has been engraved with a symbol representing the alchemical principle of gold, within a detailed border of stars.
240 272 5 5 An intricate constellation of stars forms an alchemical symbol representing the philosophical principle of gold. [1]
240 272 5 6 An intricate constellation of stars forms an alchemical symbol representing the philosophical principle of gold. The engraving is finely done, and very detailed. [1]
217 145 6 1 The <object> has been amateurishly engraved with what appears to be an elongated outhouse.
237 283 6 2 A picture of a tall spiky building has been haphazardly engraved on the <object>.
237-240 272-283 6 3 A tall, crooked tower has been carefully engraved on it.
237-240 272-283 6 4 A moderately detailed engraving of the Tower of Art embellishes the <object>.
- - 6 5 A tall tower, unmistakeably the Tower of Art of the Unseen University, has been engraved on it in intricate detail.[1]
- - 6 6 A tall tower, unmistakably the Tower of Art of the Unseen University, has been engraved on it in intricate detail. It's even possible to make out the ravens at the top.[1]
- - 7 1 It has been engraved, sloppily, with a simple but pleasing engravement of a tall spreading oak tree.
217-237 145-283 7 2 A single oak tree has been engraved on the <object> in a rough but recognisable style.
- - 7 3 It has been adorned with a simple but pleasing engraving of a tall spreading oak tree.
237-240 272-283 7 4 It has been engraved with a tall, sturdy oak tree, secure in its growth and the wide crown of summer foliage.
237-240 272-283 7 5 A beautifully detailed oak tree has been engraved onto the <object> with a steady hand. [1]
217 145 8 1 A clumsy spheroid has been etched into the surface.
237 283 8 2 It has been engraved with a simple but serviceable scrying ball.
- - 8 3 It has been engraved with a simple but elegantly drawn scrying ball.
237-240 272-283 8 4 A detailed scrying ball has been beautifully engraved on it.
237-240 272-283 8 5 A crystal ball on an ornately detailed stand adorns the <object>. [1]
- - 8 6 A crystal ball on an ornately carved stand adorns the <object>. The beautifully detailed engraving is precisely drawn enough that it's possible to make out a scene within it - the Great Hall of Unseen University at Hogswatchnight. [1]
- - 9 1 A clumsy circular squiggle has been etched into the surface.
240 272 9 2? It has been engraved with a simple but serviceable circle of waves.
- - 9 2 It has been engraved with a simple but serviceable circle of flames.
217-240 145-283 9 3? A ring of flames, bounded by mountains and waves, has been engraved on it.
237-287 283-333 9 5? It has been engraved with an ornately swirled circlet, the patterns irresistably bringing to mind flame and wind and waves breaking on the shore. [1]
- - 9 6 It has been engraved with an ornately swirled circlet, the patterns irresistably bringing to mind flame and wind and waves breaking on the shore. The beautiful engraving is detailed enough that the flames seem to flicker in the wind, the wind drive the waves before it, and the waves break endlessly on the solid eternal cliff.
- - 10 1 A clumsy ovoid squiggle has been etched into the surface.
217-237 145-283 10 2 It has been engraved with a simple but serviceable skull.
225-240 272-283 10 3 A hollow-eyed skull, wrapped in a wreath of teeth and finger bones, has been engraved on it.
237-240 272-283 10 5 It has been engraved with a baroquely detailed skull, surrounded by a circle of finger bones and teeth arranged in the shape of a funeral wreath. [1]
- - 10 6 It has been engraved with a baroquely detailed skull, surrounded by a circle of finger bones and teeth arranged in the shape of a funeral wreath. The hollow eyes speak a tale of woe and despair, and the dead fingers almost seem to beckon you into their circle.[1]
- - 11 1 A clumsy house has been etched on the surface, complete with smoking chimney
237-240 272-283 11 2 It has been engraved with a simple but serviceable cottage.
217-240 145-283 11 3 A cosy-looking house, with net curtains and a "Vacancies" sign at the front, has been engraved on it.
237-240 272-283 11 5? It has been engraved with a cosy-looking three-story house in its own gardens, with net curtains and a "Vacancies" sign swinging on a post at the front. [1]
299 345 11 6? It has been engraved with a cosy-looking three-story house in its own gardens, with net curtains and a "Vacancies" sign swinging on a post at the front.  You could almost fancy that a twitch of the net curtains revealed a stuffed crocodile hanging from the ceiling inside.
- - 12 1 A clumsily drawn shadowy figure has been etched into the surface. It has two little horns.
240 272 12 2 It has been engraved with a shadowy figure.
217 145 12 3 It has been engraved with a simple but elegantly drawn imp, complete with wings

and barbed tail.

237-240 272-283 12 4 A shadowy demonic figure, with trident and horns, has been engraved on it.
237 283 12 5 It has been engraved with a grim sigil of a fanged ram's skull, an octogram nestling between the down-curled horns and flames dancing in the eyes sockets. [1]
- - 12 6 It has been beautifully engraved with the silhouette of a succubus in a seductive pose, her barbed tail curled around on hoofed leg. [1]
217 145 13 1 A clumsily drawn hat has been etched into the surface.
237-262 272-286 13 2 It has been engraved with a top hat and a wand.
237-240 272-283 13 4? A very stylish top hat and an ivory-tipped wand have been elegantly engraved on it.
237-262 283-286 13 5? It has been very neatly engraved with a dapper upturned top hat and an ivory-tipped wand drumming on the brim, as if to reach in and twirl something out. [1]
215 145 14 2 It has been engraved with a simple but vicious-looking circle of staves and magical flames.
140-217 158-272 14 3 It has been engraved with a knife and a staff.
237 283 14 4 A very elegant and lethal-looking circle of staves, knives, and magical flames has been elegantly engraved on it.
237-240 272-283 14 5 A very elegant and lethal-looking circle of staves, knives, broken bottles, and magical flames has been elegantly engraved on it. [1]
- - 14 5 A very elegant and lethal-looking circle of staves, knives, broken bottles, scorpions, poison phials, ornate warhammers, and magical flames has been elegantly engraved on it. [1]

### Djelian engraving pattern book

Page Pattern Stages
2 Scarab Beetle 4
3 Imposing Djinn 6
4 Crescent Moon 4
5 Majestic Pyramid 4
6 Sacred Cat 3
7 Sand Dunes 4
8 Graceful Ibis 4
9 Hashish Leaf 3
10 River Djel 7
11 Ripe Melons 3
cr.sm.bl.to bonus cr.ar.de bonus Page Skill stage Result
188 137 2  ?? It has been engraved with a six-legged pebble.
289 265 2  ?? It has been skilfully engraved with a scarab beetle in flight.
289 265 2 5?,6? It has been beautifully engraved with a scarab beetle in flight. Its body is depicted in loving detail as it flits through the air.
192 144 3  ?? A crude engraving upon the seared klatchian steel plate collar depicts what might be either a djinn or a ghost of some sort.
289 265 3  ?? It has been engraved with a simple outline of a djinn holding a sword.
289 265 3 5?,6? A fierce djinn is engraved upon it. Wielding a vicious scimitar and surrounded by flames, it looks menacing indeed.
214 137 4 4? It features an engraving of an elegant crescent moon, surrounded by a handful of stars.
187-289 134-265 4 5?,6? Engraved upon the brass ring is a striking crescent moon against a starry backdrop, picked out with skilled craftsmanship.[1]
215 256 4 5?,6? A striking crescent moon has been engraved upon the <item>, surrounded by twinkling stars. The workmanship is so fine that it almost seems to glow with an inner light.
187 134 5  ?? A collection of awkward lines and angles "graces" the surface of the silver ring. They might be pyramids, but they equally might be two birds kissing.
289 265 5 5?,6? The brass ring bears a skilfully-engraved image of the famous pyramids of Djelibeybi. The River Djel can be seen wending its way past them as they stand proud amongst the shifting sands.
187 134 6 3?,4? Engraved upon it is a proud-looking cat. It sits with a noble bearing as befits its sacred status.
289 265 6 5 It has been skilfully engraved with a picture of a sacred Djelian cat. Sitting proudly with head held high, it surveys its territory.
296 248 6 6 It bears a lovingly-engraved image of one of Djelibeybi's sacred cats. The regal feline sits in a Sphinx-like pose with front paws together and head held high, safe in the knowledge that it is superior to all other beasts under the desert sun.
187 134 7  ?? A series of wavy lines etched into the surface of the silver ring might represent either sand dunes or ocean waves, but it's hard to tell which.
289 265 7  ?? A series of rolling, rippling sand dunes have been engraved upon its surface by a skilled hand.
289 265 7 5?,6? Engraved up on the surface of the brass ring are a series of rolling sand dunes that seem to shift before your eyes. The detail is suberb and the craftsmanship skilled indeed.
187 134 8  ?? It bears a crude carving of a dodo or possibly a very small ostrich.
289 265 8  ?? A graceful ibis has been engraved upon its surface, done in profile to highlight the bird's distinctive curved beak.
289 265 8 5?,6? A graceful ibis in profile has been skilfully engraved upon the brass ring. Its slender neck and curved beak give it an elegant outline.
187 134 9  ?? A hashish leaf has been carefully engraved into the surface of the silver ring by a skilled hand.
289 265 9 5?,6? A detailed engraving of a hashish leaf is etched into the surface. Its distinctive shape is easily recognisable and the craftsmanship is excellent.
262 335 9 5?,6? An exquisitely-detailed hashish leaf has been engraved onto the stylish silver hipflask, easily identifiable by its distinctive shape. The level of detail is outstanding and you can clearly make out the individual veins under the surface.
218 257 10 6, 7 A simple, winding river has been etched onto its surface.
223 271 10 7 It bears a pleasant depiction of the River Djel flowing into the Circle Sea engraved upon its surface.
289 265 10 5?,6? An intricate depiction of the River Djel is engraved upon the brass ring. You can make out the salt flats of the river delta, the walls of Djelibeybi and the expanse of the Circle Sea.
302 237 11 4? A ripe, succulent pair of melons have been carefully engraved upon its surface. They look good enough to eat.
289 265 11 5? A fine pair of ripe, juicy melons have been engraved upon its surface. They look large, firm and positively delicious.
306 237 11 6? A pair of large, ripe melons are expertly engraved upon the safety clip. They look so tempting and succulent that staring too long is likely to make your mouth water.

## Polishing

Polishing an exgraving off a piece of jewellery will reduce the value of that object with 15% of its perfect condition price.

The reduction of value is not dependent on the length of engraved text nor the number of words.

The values below are obtained by the command value when the output was "on the spot".

Test 1

Rose rhodenite ring
excellent condition value = A$37.50 start value = A$37.50
after one polish: value = A$31.87 ( = round.down( A$37.50 - 1*0.15*A$37.50 ) ) after another polish: value = A$26.25 ( = round.down( A$37.50 - 2*0.15*A$37.50 ) )

Test 2

excellent condition value = A$50.00 start value = A$45.50
after one polish: value = A$38.00 = ( = round.down( A$45.50 - 1*0.15*A$50.00 ) ) Test 3 Evil death ray excellent condition value = A$150.00
start value = A$135.00 after one polish: value = A$112.50 = ( = round.down( A$135.00 - 1*0.15*A$150.00 ) )
after second polish: value = A$90.00 = ( = round.down( A$135.00 - 2*0.15*A$150.00 ) ) after third polish: value = A$112.50 = ( = round.down( A$135.00 - 3*0.15*A$150.00 ) )
after fourth polish: value = A$67.50 = ( = round.down( A$135.00 - 4*0.15*A\$150.00 ) )