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(Player Event) Shard Public Auction

Discussion in 'UO Siege Perilous' started by Hoffs, Apr 17, 2014.

  1. Hoffs

    Hoffs Gilfane Keeper of the Hall
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    On Saturday, 10th May at 3pm Eastern, the representatives of the King's Council will be holding a shard public auction in order to give the people of Siege an opprtunity to trade goods, promote shard interaction, and raise money for town treasuries. If successful, the event could become a biannual event at the start of each governorship term of office (or conceivably even twice per term). This thread is intended to give advance notice of the auction; further details and the official list of lots for sale will come in May.

    Venue & auctioneer

    The auction will take place at Gilfane Arena and I will be acting as auctioneer. Kattasrophe is working as chief assistant and will be organizing complementary activities.

    Commission & donations

    The auctioneer will levy a charge of 5% on all lots sold and the money so raised [the “Town Fund”] will be split equally between the seven towns involved (Jhelom, Minoc, Moonglow, New Magincia, Skara Brae, Trinsic, Vesper). If any member of the public wishes to contribute further, then they are welcome to make additional contributions in four possible ways:

    a) By donating an item(s) entirely to the Town Fund, in which case 100% of the auction sale price will go into the fund.

    b) By donating an item(s) to ONE particular town, in which case the remaining 95% of the sale price will go directly to the specified town.

    c) By donating an item to York's new player vendor subsidy program, in which case the remaining 95% of the sale price will go directly to this cause.

    d) By donating a lump some of cash to the Town Fund or to specified town(s). This is no different than giving cash directly to the town heralds, except that your donation will appear in the official accounts and will therefore be recorded for posterity.

    Reserve Price

    Items submitted for sale may be assigned a minimum price that the seller is willing to accept, although items may be rejected if the auctioneer views the reserve as unreasonably high and unlikely to lead to a sale.

    Advanced bids

    To aid those unable to attend the live event or find a suitable proxy, the auctioneer will take private bids in advance of the sale. Further details on this service will be posted nearer the event.

    Submitting items for sale

    To raise interest and awareness for the auction, the public is encouraged to announce items for sale as soon as possible. However, as the auction house will not be taking receipt of goods until May, anything so announced/listed is not final and could be withdrawn by the seller.

    To submit your items, PM me here. Be sure to include any reserve prices you wish to assign the goods, although these could be changed later. All items are presumed to be for the benefit of the seller unless otherwise stated. If you wish to donate the entire proceeds of an item to one of the causes (Town Fund, individual town, subsidy program), please clearly state this. Items donated to a cause will state the name of the donor unless anonymity is specifically requested. General items for sale will not list the name of the seller unless it is necessary to do so.

    If you are intending to sell low-priced items, please try and group them together where possible. What constitutes a “low price” is unclear at this point. Once official submissions are taken in May, we should have a better idea of the amount of items that are likely to be for sale and what to set the minimum requirements at.

    Of course, the public is welcome to discuss items they may sell in this thread.

    Official accounts


    A record of sale prices and all monies raised will be published after the auction. The auctioneer will deposit the money raised for each town directly with the heralds in the presence of Kattasrophe and/or another creditable witness.

    Confidentiality & liability


    All reserve prices, advance bids and other privileged information from sellers will be kept in confidence by the auctioneer except in the event of a new auctioneer having to be appointed due to illness or force majeure.

    Final responsibility for items being sold, monies raised thereon, and the conduct of the auction, lies with the auctioneer and not the members of the King's Council.
     
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  2. Hoffs

    Hoffs Gilfane Keeper of the Hall
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    If anyone can suggest an amusing name for this type of auction, "Townaid" or something, please do so.

    Provisional Sale List (30th April)

    Standard items (5% commission to Town Fund, remainder to seller)
    120 mysticism scroll
    120 focus scroll
    120 taming scroll
    120 throwing scroll
    120 tactics scroll
    120 veterinary scroll
    120 parrying scroll
    120 necromancy scroll
    120 anatomy scroll
    120 fencing scroll

    25 stat scroll x 2
    +5 Exodus stat scroll

    Black dye tub [1st year reward]
    Leather dye tub [2nd year reward]
    White leather dye tub

    Hygieia's Amulet [replica] [+10% alchemy bonus]
    Barbed runic sewing kit
    Clothing bless deed
    Scrapper's Compendium [standard]
    Corgul's Handbook of the Undead [MR-3, DCI-5, LMC-10, LRC-20]

    Primeval Lich eight piece rack set
    Primeval Lich executioner's axe deed
    Primeval Lich glowing red corp rune

    Soulstone fragment token x2
    Race change token
    15th anniversary gift ticket

    Deed to a guildstone - NEWMAN PROVISIONERS [TNP]
    Academic Bookcases x 2
    A gilded statue from the personal collection of the king

    Adeptly drawn treasure maps (Fel) x20

    Isolated forest keep in the Shadowlands [799, 1346]

    Town Fund donations (100% of sale price to Town Fund)
    120 magery scroll [donated by Gilfane treasury]
    120 blacksmithing scroll [donated by Mish O Sha]

    Furniture dye tub [1st year reward] [donated by Shakespeare]
    Dark gray robe [4th year reward] [donated by Kattasrophe]
    Deed for a stone ankh (5th year reward) [donated by Shakespeare]
    Ethereal Polar Bear (9th year reward) [donated by Kelmo]

    Charger Of The Fallen [donated by Shakespeare]
    Rechargeable teleporter set [donated by Baby Doll]

    Bloody sash (transforms you into werewolf at night) [donated by Shakespeare]
    Blessed black sandals [donated by Kattasrophe]

    Blessed event spellbook [DCI-5, SDI-21, FCR-1, LMC-4] [donated by Shakespeare]
    Blessed Lucky Necklace [donated by Becca]
    Swords of Prosperity [donated by Becca]
    Staff of Pyros [donated by City of New Magincia]
    Most Knowledge Person [replica] (HP +3 robe) [donated by City of New Magincia]
    Jackal's Collar (cursed) [donated by Kattasrophe]
    Mailbox [donated by Sara Dale]
    Holiday flowerpot [donated by Sara Dale]
    Rose of Trinsic x 3 [donated by Shakespeare]
    10th anniversary sculpture [donated by Shakespeare]
    Mounted Dread Horn [donated by Shakespeare]
    White grandfather clock [donated by Shakespeare]
    Grizzled skull collection [donated by Shakespeare]
    Globe of Sosaria [donated by Becca]
    Mummified corpse (Primeval Lich special) [donated by Becca]
    Slime statue [donated by Kattasrophe]
    Grass tile [donated by Kattasrophe]
    Snow tile x 2 [donated by Kattasrophe]
    Broadsword plaque [donated by Mish O Sha]

    Pigments of Tokuno (Rum Red, 50 charges) [donated by Kattasrophe]

    Heritage token [donated by City of New Magincia]
    Ladder deed [donated by Sara Dale]
    Fountain of Life [donated by Sara Dale]
    Set of nine virtue tiles [donated by Mish O Sha]

    Anchor, Figurehead, Ship's Bell of BMV Ararat [donated by Sara Dale]
    Orc ship deed [donated by Frost]
    Complete set of ten grapevines x 4 [donated by Sam]

    Deed for 20k arrows [donated by Bucko]
    Deed for 10k enhanced bandages [donated by Sara Dale]
    Deed for 15k plain leather [donated by Sara Dale]
    Deed for 10k spined leather [donated by Sara Dale]
    Deed for 30k plain logs [donated by Sara Dale]
    Deed for 5oo arcane gems [donated by Mish O Sha]
    Deed for 100 essence of feeling [donated by Mish O Sha]

    Individual town donations (5% of sale price to Town Fund, remainder to specific town/cause)
    120 ninjitsu scroll (Skara Brae) [donated by Gilfane treasury]
    Tome of Lost Knowledge (Skara Brae) [donated by Becca]
    Heritage Tokens x 2 (Skara Brae) [donated by Becca]

    Ethereal Tiger (15th year Vet reward) (Trinsic) [donated by Kelmo]

    120 archery scroll (New Magincia) [donated by Othello]
    Scrapper's Compendium [MR-1, Meditation +10] (New Magincia) [donated by Sir AJ]

    120 imbuing scroll (Vesper) [from the estate of Yahaxathonix]
    17 assorted hand painted masks (Vesper) [from the estate of Yahaxathonix]
    10 enchanted kelp woven leggins (Vesper) [from the estate of Yahaxathonix]
    Scout armour set [six pieces] (Vesper) [from the estate of Yahaxathonix]
    Rune beetle carapace (Vesper) [from the estate of Yahaxathonix]
    Jade snake head talisman [Poison eater-5, SR-2, LMC-5, Poison resist-3] (Vesper) [from the estate of Yahaxathonix]
    Heritage tokens x 6 (Vesper) [from the estate of Yahaxathonix]
     
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  3. Wulf2k

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    "CAuction" sounds like a good Charity Auction name.
     
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  4. Hoffs

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    The Governors' Slush Fund has also been suggested, which gives the wrong impression, but I kind of like it. *laughs*
     
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  5. startle

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    *Wonders if Troop will donate a spare pair*
    :eek:
     
  6. Kattasrophe

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    Battle of the Auctions? *grins* *begins thinking of an idea* uh oh.. ya'll in trouble now!
     
  7. Troop

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    Of course I will.
     
  8. Hoffs

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    Started the provisional sale list on post #2. PM me if you want to add anything.
     
  9. Luka Melehan

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    The Mother of all Auctions.
     
  10. Wulf2k

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    Motherfauction....
     
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  11. startle

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    Nice try, Wulf ;)
     
  12. Hoffs

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    A few more items have been added in the past couple of days, including an ethy tiger from the governor of Trinsic.
     
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  14. Hoffs

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    Lots of new stuff added. I am staggered at the generosity of the town donations so far. Thanks to Shakespeare, Frost and Mish and Becca for the latest.
     
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    I have some items I would like to donate to the auction, do not know where to put them though.
     
  16. Hoffs

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    Thanks to Kattasrophe and New Magincia for additional donations.
     
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    good point katta where can they be dropped off.
     
  18. Hoffs

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    To raise interest and awareness for the auction, the public is encouraged to announce items for sale as soon as possible. However, as the auction house will not be taking receipt of goods until May, anything so announced/listed is not final and could be withdrawn by the seller.

    I was not actually planning on collecting any goods yet, although some that have donations for the funds have gone ahead and delivered them already. I would prefer items to be given to me directly.
     
  19. Hoffs

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    A few more items added. Thanks to Othello for New Mag donation and Sara Dale for further Town Fund donations.

    Please note that I will be away until Sunday now.
     
  20. kelmo

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    My name is Kelmo, and I approve this message. Vote early and often!
     
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  21. startle

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    We vote all the time.... Would be nice to have some sort of thread to that effect, ie. who's running/where/etc.....
    Just sayin....;)
     
  22. Hoffs

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    Updated with a couple more items. Thanks to Sam for the donation to the Town Fund.

    Still about a week for people to get things added to the sale.
     
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    Hmm... I figured it out, how to post. I have a Plane Shield and Sword to donate for the auction. And will the bidding be done on this post , or another?
     
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  24. Hoffs

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    The auction will be done in-game, although there will be an opportunity for people to make advance bids if they cannot attend.
     
  25. Hoffs

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    Thanks to Sir AJ for his donation of a very fine Scrapper's.
     
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    Should have some extra items on the way!

    :grouphug:
     
  27. ApollyonSP

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    When does the auction begin? I will buy most of this stuff.
     
  28. Hoffs

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    Thanks to Mish for donating more items to the Town Fund.

    We now have over eighty lots for the auction, and I have quite a number of other ones that have yet to be added. With this in mind, I probably won't be accepting additional items much longer as there is obviously a limit on what can be sold in a given amount of time. So if you want to add anything, please PM me ASAP.
     
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    The auction will take place on Saturday, 1oth May at 3pm Eastern. You will be able to send in bids in advance if you cannot make the live event. Full details and a final item list will be coming at the start of next week.
     
  30. Hoffs

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    Added a nice keep in the Shadowlands which will be going under the hammer.

    Also added some items in favour of Vesper from the estate of its former governor, who disappeared shortly after taking office. *stares*
     
  31. Kelden

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    Think it might be an idea to limit the number of items on each auction (if you plan to do more of them, that is) ?
    This is going to take hours to get through.
     
  32. Hoffs

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    I wasn't planning on doing another for a few months. I don't anticipate it taking hours. Many of the more mundane items will be run through fairly quickly and only the more interesting lots will get extra attention. However, I will be closing the book on further additions today. Another thing under consideration, though, is to just do a regular auction here on Stratics for a few of the lesser items to cut down on the numbers of things in the main sale.

    But this whole thing is a bit of an experiment. We'll see how long it takes, how many people show up, and how much we raise for the towns. We'll then be able to adapt things for future auctions, if we have them. If there is enough interest to justify holding a regular auction, once every few weeks, then we can look at that.
     
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  33. Just a Dude

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    Auction huh?
    Sticky fingers, one , two, three.
    all your pretty things belong to me.

    LEGENDS RULES!!!!
    you know it
     
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  34. Flair

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    Seems there is quite a bit of interest... If you can get me the final listing I can do a final write-up and get the advertising going..
     
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  35. Hoffs

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    Thanks. We have upwards of 200 lots, clearly far too many for a live auction. So the plan will be to put about two-thirds into a regular forum auction and the rest will be for the live event. I'll try to get the final auction post and lot list up on Sunday, but more likely it will be Monday by the time I have organized it.
     
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    I trust Hoffs to manage this incredible effort. I hope it is as successful as I imagine it will be. Then we will work on the next one or maybe some other project.
     
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    Oh yea, this is gonna be FUN! ;)