Item:Carved flamewood abacus with polished vardite beads

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carved flamewood abacus with polished vardite beads
Look: Scrollwork along the wood frame embellishes this unique device, created to help scholars and merchants alike quickly and correctly count goods bought and sold. Consisting of a number of polished metal beads on silver dowels, the abacus is partitioned to allow the separation of lesser and greater numbers by sliding the beads from one side to the other.


An abacus reads:
Menger Andu, year of the Silver Unicorn, 364

Weight: 5 stones
Appraised Cost: 318,750 Kronars
255,000 Lirums
230,010 Dokoras
318.75 LTBpoints
318.75 Tickets
318.75 Scrips
Special Properties:
  • This item has more than normal or unusual verbs.
  • This item is styled or has special functions for Traders.
Dimensions: 2 length x 2 width x 1 height
Sources: Source is Treasure map, Menger Andu, Item:Worn and tattered map, Egg rewards

An Abacus can be FIGUREd to determine the amount value in other currencies.

Verbs

  • FIGURE: FIGURE ABACUS {amount} {cointype} -- Amount value in other currencies
  • STUDY : You carefully study the placement of the beads on your abacus. After a moments thought, you determine that the number 0 is recorded on it.
Others see : <Person> furrows his/her brow and peers intently at <his/her> abacus.
  • PUSH : You slide some beads down the length of the board.
Others see : '<Person> slides some beads down the length of <his/her> abacus.
  • PULL : You separate some beads from the others on a line.
Others see : <Person> separates some beads from the others on a line.
  • SHAKE : You rattle your abacus noisily in your hands, causing the beads to spin wildly.
Others see : <Person> rattles his/her abacus noisily, causing the beads to spin wildly.