User:RiverPhoenix

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Royal Art Museum

I am currently the curator of the art museum in Ankh-Morpork. If you visit, check out the player-designed exhibitions in the south wing of the ground floor. You can also visit our fan website, http://royal-art-museum.appspot.com for a historical record of player exhibitions.

Making pottery

  • Each mould, stain, or glaze has several tiers of success. The highest-level outcome isn't always the most artistic, so testing is required.
  • You can use multiple colors for those stains that require multiple stages.
  • The stain command has a separate staining and design skill-check.
  • I usually have players choose the main (glaze) color of the item first.
  • Most items require visiting two or more pottery workshops, since each location has a different set of available options.

Example pottery

These are some of my favorite objects that I've crafted.

Clay flutes

I can make flute-blowpipes too, but I mostly make regular flutes. Clay flutes are among the easier wind instruments.

a turquoise clay flute

A number of evenly spaced holes runs along the length of this flute which has been lovingly made from clay. A magnificent golden brown and moorland green willow tree droops in artistic pose on the flute. It is covered with a vivid turquoise glaze.
a mint green clay flute

A number of evenly spaced holes runs along the length of this flute which has been lovingly made from clay.  Pretty little thistle violet butterflies seem to flutter around its surface.  It is covered with a lustrous mint green glaze.
a silver clay flute

A number of evenly spaced holes runs along the length of this flute which has been lovingly made from clay.  It is decorated with a breathtaking pattern of snowflakes, each one unique, stained in snow white.  A bright silver glaze coats the flute.
a summer sea blue clay flute

A number of evenly spaced holes runs along the length of this flute which has been lovingly made from clay. It has been decorated deftly with an attractive pattern of sandy white waves, each on the point of breaking, falling one after the other in an unbroken circle. It has been coated with a vivid summer sea blue glaze.
a sun-baked red clay flute

A number of evenly spaced holes runs along the length of this flute which has been lovingly made from clay. The Sun Emperor’s court was once home to the most aesthetically pleasing hummingbirds. Yet their memory pales next to the disarming down white pattern of hummingbirds on this flute. It is covered with a vivid sun-baked red glaze.
a battlefield crimson clay flute

A number of evenly spaced holes runs along the length of this flute which has been lovingly made from clay.  A gently sparkling stream coursing along the base of mountains soaring into the heavens, with tiny yet elaborately detailed pearwood trees covering their lower slopes, was stained onto it in moss green and storm-cloud grey with near unparalleled skill.  A vivid battlefield crimson glaze coats the flute.

Ink wells

The expert result for ink wells in the Sung pottery room is quite attractive. They function as normal ink wells.

a beautiful pale wine gold ink well

This masterpiece ink well has been laboriously crafted from clay and takes the form of an intricate lotus.  The fragile petals have been formed to perfection and the lotus is fully opened in a ceramic suggestion of revealing enlightenment at any moment.  It is covered with a lustrous pale wine gold glaze.

Standing vases

I make standing vases in the Ninja guild pottery room, which is dangerous to access for non-assassins. They can be placed as furniture and hold about a bucket of ash, or small items.

a pleasant white standing vase

Tall and with a flat base, this pleasant vase serves its purpose as a work of art rather than a mere container. A quantum weather butterfly, its wings able to change the world with a single flap, has been stained on the vase in indigo. It is covered with a shiny white glaze.
a pleasant wine-dark standing vase

Tall and with a flat base, this pleasant vase serves its purpose as a work of art rather than a mere container. It has been exquisitely stained with a fetching black and orange wingless dragon floating majestically on a background of clouds. It is covered with a strong wine-dark glaze.

Trophies

This was very time consuming to make, due to wanting to get the long description just right. This trophy is on display in the Thieves' Guild Trophy Cabinet.

a fine gold kylix cup

This precisely crafted kylix is almost a piece of art.  Held by its two stately handles, drinking from this fine cup would make anyone feel honoured.  An artistic pattern of black dollar signs adorns the cup.  It is covered with a gleaming gold glaze.

Faith rods

Reference for my mostly Sandelfon faith rods.

  • coral baton (creeping doom)
  • coral baton (rage)
  • dull grey baton (soothe)
  • dull grey baton (unquiet spirit)
  • dull grey baton (weft warping)
  • orange cane (paralysis/fear)
  • pale grey cane (visit/find)
  • pale grey cane (sacred fins/breathe underwater)
  • pale yellow baton (totem)
  • pure white baton (cure drunkenness) (imprinted)
  • pure white baton (find)
  • pure white baton (raise dead pet)
  • pure white baton (resurrect)
  • purple baton (clarify)
  • purple baton (longsight)
  • purple baton (remember place)
  • purple baton (weft warping)
  • ribboned baton (artefact inquisition)
  • ribboned baton (holy sacrifice)
  • ribboned baton (holy sacrifice)
  • ribboned baton (soothe)
  • serrated baton (dust devil)
  • serrated baton (holy weapon)
  • wooden cane (major shield/cure medium wounds)
  • wooden cane (totem/far sight)
  • coral baton (breathe underwater) (impressed Fish)
  • forest green cane (major shield/divine hand) (impressed Hat)
  • orange cane (dust devil/<empty>) (imprinted Gufnork)
  • pale grey cane (warm/dark sight) (imprinted Fish)
  • pale yellow baton (major shield) (impressed Gufnork)
  • ribboned baton (find) (imprinted Sek)
  • ribboned baton (find corpse) (imprinted Hat)
  • ribboned baton (longsight) (imprinted Gapp)
  • ribboned baton (longsight) (impressed Gufnork)
  • ribboned baton (relief) (impressed Gufnork)
  • white cane (restore/soothing rain) (imprinted Pishe)

Lockpicking

See Research:Pick for my research into lockpicking. The bonus required to not break every lockpick is half the bonus required to possibly pick the lock. The hardest pickable locks in the game (to my knowledge) require a 1000 bonus, and I'm aware of 5 areas with locks at this difficulty.

Tumbler Safe Aliases

dtest: dc 0;frimble Tumbler Safe Cracking;dcc 20;dcc 40;frimble 0   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8  
9   0   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9;dcc 60;dcc 80;dcc 0
dtry: turn dial clockwise to $1$;turn dial anticlockwise to $2$;turn dial clockwise to $3$;turn dial
anticlockwise to $1$;turn dial clockwise to $2$;turn dial anticlockwise to $3$;turn dial clockwise
to $1$;turn dial anticlockwise to $3$;turn dial clockwise to $2$;turn dial anticlockwise to $1$;turn
dial clockwise to $3$;turn dial anticlockwise to $2$;turn dial clockwise to $1$;open safe;l it

Notes:

  • "dtest" spins the dial around to locate the click points, and frimbles a handy ruler as well (it may take a bit to get used to reading it).
  • "dtry" is called with three args for the click points, and efficiently tests every combination.

Pottery Aliases

Here are the aliases I use to help with Ozzie's pottery jobs.

shape: throw clay onto wheel;mould clay into $*$ on wheel;get all from wheel
pot: shape $*$ teapot
ph: palm $arg:tongs$ into hands
sta: ph brush; stain teapot 1 with $*$; stain teapot 2 with $*$; stain teapot 3 with $*$; stain teapot 4 with $*$; stain teapot 5 with $*$; stain teapot 6 with $*$
gla: glaze teapot 1 with $*$ glaze; glaze teapot 2 with $*$ glaze; glaze teapot 3 with $*$ glaze; glaze teapot 4 with $*$ glaze; glaze teapot 5 with $*$ glaze; glaze teapot 6 with $*$ glaze; fire my teapots in kiln; drop brush; nickname $*$ teapots as colorpots
gk: get colorpots from kiln;put colorpots on rack;look colorpots on rack
ozz: get colorpots from rack;n;give them to ozzie;memo add Sto Lat Pottery in 1:00:0

Notes:

  • If fewer than 6 teapots, the extra commands in "sta" and "gla" will do nothing, but this is fine.
  • Repeat the "sta" command 1, 2 or 3 times depending on the type of stain.
  • Since "gk" checks colors, it only gets finished pots from the kiln.
  • I just "gk" again to see if the pots on the rack have cooled off.
  • Finally, "ozz" sets a 1 hour timer for the next job.

Example usage:

pot dragon
pot dragon
pot dragon
pot dragon
pot dragon
n
say assign john wylde
s
sta cabbage in banana yellow
sta cabbage in banana yellow
gla girly pink
ph
gk
ozz

Useful alias to get all finished pottery from the kiln:

get every brown thing&every beige thing&every white thing&every yellow thing&every blue-black thing&every blue thing&every pink thing&every black thing&every purple thing&every red thing&every green thing&every cream thing&every grey thing&every orange thing from kiln;put them on rack