The Old Curiosity Shop exists within the Avalon world as a means to procure items and services with real-world dollars.
The Old Curiosity Shops
purchase of goods and services
In response to the heartening awakening of new talent and old, many ambitious for forthcoming Gem Quests or to hasten their character's onto Avalon's singularly challenging proving grounds: we announce the Grand Opening of the Old Curiosity Shop with branches in all four major cities and a central establishment in Eleusis open to all-comers.
Here ye, here ye, get your wares and services fresh and hot! To ease your burdens of time and effort, the master of the Curiosity Shop can provide at a nominal price to anyone that which may be holding them back in their chances or participation because of the time and effort to obtain such basic essentials.
Shows you what is for sale in the "Old Curiosity Shop" along with price, a description of contents and how to refer to it when buying (if an item) or info on the server, price and how to specify the personalised service when purchasing. At the top of the GOODS list will be how many potion sips, how many herbs/poisons per pocket, how many charges you will receive from the apposite service. See below for more details on the ITEMS and SERVICES themselves.
PURCHASE <item> or
Very simply, to buy one of the item (or item collections) or avail yourself of one of the services you type PURCHASE followed by the ITEM-NAME or SERVICE. Remember to include the unique number when buying item collections, e.g. BUY SACK1124 to purchase the forty-five potion collection referred to by sack1124, or BUY POUCHUP to purchase the pouch-filling service and top off all your worn/held pouches to the maximum possible contents.
NOTE: since this is a real purchase you will need to ensure payment data is up-to-date (see HELP PAYING) and Avalon will require you to confirm the item or service you are buying by asking you to type the price amount in numbers, e.g. if something costs 19 dollars you will need to type NINETEEN to conclude. All items bought or services procured are applied to your character immediately and as soon as you have confirmed, you will receive the goods or be informed as a service is rendered; for instance your potions replenished, as each is filled to maximum sips.
WARNING: The POUCHUP, POTIONFILL, SECURITY and FULLCHARGE services only take into account items openly held or worn; not those contained in sacks, backpacks, boxes or containers.
Price for items does not vary but cost of services WILL vary according to your character's unique inventory and requirements, e.g. if you have ten herb pouches with just a few herbs and poisons in each pocket the cost of the POUCHUP will be more than for somebody with a few pouches almost filled to the maximum. The price you see in GOODS is uniquely worked out for you and is exact - for your character, at that time.
In all cases its services intend to obviate the expense of great amounts of time and effort one may not otherwise have and restrain enjoyment of Avalon. Gift cards when bought must be SIGNed for the person you wish to receive the lessons and then given to the lucky recipient.
Let us stress the following and spare further questions on this matter: Avalon's ethos is very simple on the use of real world currency for character benefit. Anything you can buy will be items or acquirements EVERYONE can ultimately obtain over time through in-game means.
There will never be super-weapons or equipment giving unfair advantage. There may be customised aesthetically wondrous items or CCCs but none will have attributes any greater than the everyday equivalents. There will never be a way to buy a skill-set not available to all in your profession. There will never be a way to buy that which makes one person fundamentally "better" than another. Artifacts are won on merit or given out by divine authority only. What you buy in the "Old Curiosity Shop" store is faster attainment / replenishment of those things available to everyone over time; speed and convenience and readiness when required.
You may find this shop of purchasable wares and services just SOUTH then EAST from "Crossroads of the Main Street" in Eleusis (the jet-black milestone).