Item:Mechanical faerie with rusted gears

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mechanical faerie with rusted gears
Look: Splotches of red cover the exposed iron gears in the faerie's torso. A small key protrudes from its back.
Weight: 5 stones
Appraised Cost: 416 Kronars
332.8 Lirums
300.186 Dokoras
0.416 LTBpoints
0.416 Tickets
0.416 Scrips
Special Properties:
  • This item is a toy.
  • This item has more than normal or unusual verbs.
Dimensions: 1 length x 1 width x 1 height
Sources: Source is All Wound Up (1)
  • STUDY: It looks like to wind up your faerie you must TURN the key in its back, then PULL the key out.
You can also PUSH, RUB, and OPEN a mechanical faerie with rusted gears. You are also certain that you could hurt its feelings by mocking it.
A mechanical faerie with rusted gears also looks somewhat delicate, and you may want to LOWER it if you want to set it down.
  • TURN: You wind up your faerie. You meet very little resistance as you turn the key.
  • TURN: You wind up your faerie. You meet a slight amount of resistance as you turn the key.
  • TURN: You wind up your faerie. The toy puts up a fair amount of resistance as you turn the key. You believe you can only wind the toy up a little bit more.
  • TURN: You wind up your faerie. A click indicates you have wound up the mechanical faerie as much as you can.
  • PULL: You pull the key out of your mechanical faerie as you gently set it on the ground.


With several loud squeals of rusted gears, the faerie launches furiously into a series of rapid hops, while frantically flapping its wings. After several seconds, it leaps six feet into the air and hovers there bobbing slightly with each wing flap. It gently flutters back to to the ground and hops a few more times before finally coming to a stop.

You scoop the mechanical faerie back up and reinsert the key into the wind-up slot.

  • PUSH: You poke at the mechanical faerie, causing it to hop slowly and deliberately in place.
  • RUB: You rub your faerie in an attempt to polish it. It looks better.
  • OPEN: You pull up on some of the outside skin of your faerie and peer under it. You are rewarded with a view of a mess of gears and fine clockwork.
  • MOCK: You squint at a mechanical faerie with rusted gears and exclaim, "I can't think of anything mean to say to you, but rest assured, you deserve it!" The mechanical faerie remains silent, properly shamed.
<person> squints at her mechanical faerie and exclaims, "I can't think of anything mean to say to you, but rest assured, you deserve it!" Predictably, the faerie does not seem bothered by this abuse.