A vast number of cargo containers have washed ashore up and down the Nile. Titled “Strange Crates” these vessels hold a variety of exotic goods, none of which have been seen before in Egypt. These crates come from the previously reported Bella Dama, and presumably were washed overboard in Friday’s storm. From the “Trading’s the Game!” Calendar event, we learn this:
Are your trading skills up to par? The Master Trader, Allesandri, will be giving you the chance to offer back his crew’s belongings garnered from the washed up flotsam along the shores of the Nile.
There appear to be at least six kinds of crates including standard wood, carved wood, and exotic porcelain gilt and inlaid box varieties. Every crate contains one type of good, including the following known items:
- Beef Jerky
- Black Buckle Shoes
- Black Eyepatch
- Braided Cord – Malloc
- Bronze Plated Compasses
- Carved Sword – blondie, ninfa
- Clover Hay – Amon-Sul
- Deck Mops
- Detailed Mediterranean Map – Amon-Sul
- Handmade Beads
- Gold Bracelets
- Hourglass – blondie, ninfa
- Iron Handcuffs – blondie, ninfa
- Ivory Chest Set – blondie, ninfa
- Jewlelled Dagger – Malloc
- Lye Soap – Istwan
- Muslin Bags – Istwan
- Oaken Bucket – Istwan
- Oriental Spices
- Ostrich Feathers
- Pick Axe
- Porcelain Wash Basin
- Ruffled Cotton Blouse – Istwan
- Rusted Pitchforks
- Sable Brush – blondie, ninfa
- Salted Pig Tongues
- Set of Silverware – Amon-Sul
- Silk Handkerchiefs
- Silver Combs – Istwan
- Stamped Silver Coins
- Sweet Gherkins
- Teakwood Oar –Istwan
- White Pantaloons – Istwan
(If you can add to this list, please chat Eimear!)
It would appear that each crate washes ashore with a maximum of 20 items. Players are allowed to take a single item from each crate found, up to a maximum of 7 “Crate Items” held in inventory. It is not possible to hold more than one of each type in inventory, nor is it possible to stash these items in any known storage container.
However, if you hold for example, a Salted Pig Tongue in inventory and would really rather have, say, a Gold Bracelet, you can place your Salted Pig Tongue back into any Salted Pig Tongue container that is not already full. You may then take a different item from a different crate, up to the maximum of 7 items.
These items can be traded with Captain Belzoni, whom it appears may possibly value a Buckle Shoe more highly than a Stamped Silver Coin:
Captain Belzoni, after introductions, will give trading times and regional chariot stops to commence with the dickering during the next few days, so watch for the Gents and Ladies chat tab to light up.
Are you witty enough to guess what values he gives to different items?
Although the exact nature of the trading game is not yet know, prizes offered include cuttable gems, fishing poles, and nails.