Test of Isis' Bounty
|The Test of Isis' Bounty|
|(Test - The Human Body)|
Search Egypt's waters for the remains of a fabled treasure ship "Isis' Bounty" and plunder the wrecks to learn new ship building methods.
Traverse Egypt's rivers and seas to find the remains of the lost treasure ship Isis' Bounty, Collect debris from sunken ships and bring them to the Universities of The Human Body. Return a fragment from each part of Isis' Bounty to advance.
Find the lost ship Isis' Bounty.
- Find a piece of Ship Debris
- Find a second piece of Ship Debris
- Have a piece of Ship Debris identified (1 Talent Point)
?Note: the talent point is awarded only for having a piece of Isis' Bounty ship debris identified, not ordinary ship debris (I got the talent point for identifying ordinary ship debris, 12/1/21. -Kyrien)
- Construct a Small Sailboat (1 Talent Point)
- Install a light winch
- Salvage a Treasure Cache (1 Talent Point)
- Find a piece of Isis' Bounty (1 Talent Point)
- Pass Test of Isis' Bounty (3 Talent Point)
Speed and animation are known issues. The players in a recent poll voted to release this test anyway. Complaints about these issues will be ignored.
If you get struck in an odd animation mode or speed due to a ship sinking or disembarking, select self>Emotes>Gait:Running to get out of the odd animation and restore your speed.
Eugenius reports a bug that causes sailboats to stop. Cause of this bug is unknown.
Boats can get stuck if driving up on land, try clicking once behind the boat to turn it around 180 degrees (endurance timer).
Sailing off the map, north of the 8190 Y line in the Mediterranean, can make your boat frozen, and you will need to make a GM call to get back to the playable area (can't disembark, can't nav point, boat can't move).
If you embark (enter) a boat in the middle of a fishing cast, your boat may not move when you raise the anchor. You will be stuck in the "fishing on land" state. To resolve, disembark, fish once more, and when the cast has finished you should be able to move normally, both on and off the boat. Devs are working to squash this bug.
If you disembark (leave) a boat while actively fishing, a similar bug happens. You will be stuck in the "fishing from a boat" animation. To resolve, click your avatar, Emote, Gait: Walking or Gait: Running. Devs are working to squash this bug, too!
Test of Isis' Bounty
The Test of Isis' Bounty challenges players to find pieces of that legendary ship named Isis Bounty in Egypt's waters. Pieces can be found while fishing from the shoreline, but the final pieces needed to pass will be found in the deep waters of the Mediterranean and Rea Seas. Players will have to learn to construct Small Sailboats. Small Sailboats are steerable but subject to prevailing currents and have a chance of breaking up at sea, depositing the player on a random shore. In order to learn to construct Small Sailboats, players will have to advance their Shipwright skill level. All ships are affected by currents and wind resulting in slow sea travel.
Gaining shipwright level 4, players will gain the ability to construct larger, sturdier, and more expensive ships, complete with cargo holds. In addition to finding pieces of Isis Bounty or other ships, other desirable and undesirable debris will be found. Players will also need to scour the seas for Treasure Caches, recovered with Winches, which may contain rare and plentiful booty. Players may continue to seek out even larger and rarer Treasure Caches once they have passed the test, using a Sturdy Winch installed upon their Master's Schooner.
Passing the Test
In order to pass the Test of Isis' Bounty, players must find:
- 1 Fragment of the Foredeck of Isis' Bounty - Can be found In the Mediterranean or the Red Sea
- 1 Fragment of the Aft Deck - Can be found In the Mediterranean or the Red Sea
- 1 Fragment of the Mainmast - Can be found In the Mediterranean or the Red Sea
- 1 Fragment of the Inner Hull - Can be found In the Mediterranean or the Red Sea
- 1 Fragment of the Cargo Hold - Can be found In the Mediterranean or the Red Sea
- 1 Fragment of the Cabin - Can be found In the Mediterranean or the Red Sea
- 1 Fragment of the Gilded Outer Hull - Can be fished anywhere
Once a player has all these in his/her possession, they should be shown to the scientists at University of the Human Body for the zap. All seven fragments will be removed from the player's inventory when they do so. Only fragments which have been found by the player attempting to pass will count.
With the introduction of this test, it became possible to fish up items other than fish. See the Fishing page for more information.
More Item Information
Pieces of ship debris (identified as Ship Debris - username #) need to be brought to Universities of the Human Body for identification. The scientists will take the piece of Debris and return either: a piece of Ordinary Ship Debris (item name), or a piece of Isis' Bounty. If it is a piece of Isis' Bounty, it will be labeled similar to: "Isis' Bounty Gilded Outer Hull fragment - username #". The odds of any given piece of ship debris being from the Isis' Bounty depend on where and how it was found:
- A piece of Ship Debris fished up from shore has a very low chance of being from Isis' Bounty. Only Isis' Bounty Gilded Outer Hull fragments can be fished up from shore.
- A piece of Ship Debris fished up from offshore has a decent chance of being from Isis' Bounty. Only pieces of the Gilded Outer Hull, Foredeck, Aft Deck, and Mainmast can be fished up at sea.
- A piece of Ship Debris found along with a Small Treasure Cache is likely to be from Isis' Bounty. Any part of the ship can be found in Small Treasure Caches, but there is a greater chance that the piece will be from either the Cabin, Inner Hull, or Cargo Hold than the other types.
- No Ship Debris found along with an Ancient Treasure Cache in Tale 9.
The use of pieces of Isis' Bounty is detailed below.
- When Ordinary Ship Debris is handed in at UBody under the Test option 'Hand in seven pieces of Isis Bounty' you get the following message from the scientists.
Note: If a player has an piece of Isis' Bounty in inventory it will show with the piece name, the username and the number of the piece.
Once a player has advanced their Shipwright skill to level 3, Small Sailboats can be constructed. Small Sailboats are built water-side from the following materials:
Built in a Small Construction Site
On constructing a Small Sailboat, there will be a blue flag labelled Anchor Buoy as well as your Small Sailboat.
Upgrading with a light winch costs:
The Master's Schooner
Once a player has Shipwright 4, a player can construct Master's Schooners. The cost of building a Master's Schooner is:
- 1000 Boards
- 1000 Glossy, Rotproof Boards
- 200 Rope
- 50 Sail
- 100 Tar
- 1000 Nails
- 500 Iron
- 10 Pulleys
- 100 Gold Foil
- 50 Bronze Straps
- 5 Steel Cable
Built Outside in a Medium Construction Site. Master's Schooners obey the same mechanics as Small Sailboats (above), with a few exceptions:
- Master's Schooners never come apart at sea.
- Master's Schooners do not decay. However, they are not indestructible. Do not use your schooner to reshape the shoreline, it will require repairs.
- Master's Schooners may be fitted with Sturdy Winches (see Winches and Treasure Caches section).
- Master's Schooners have cargo holds.
- Shipwright 4 is needed to operate a Master's Schooner. (Tested April 2020, couldn't operate Master Schooner after fully xp-ing Shipwright 3; no Embark option available. blondie)
The base capacity of a Master's Schooner's cargo hold is 25000 Deben.
- 50,000 Upgrade Costs: (Shipwright 4)
- 2000 Boards
- 500 Soft, Pliable, Rotproof Boards
- 1000 Nails
- 50 Iron Strap
- 100,000 Upgrade Costs: (Shipwright 5)
- 5000 Boards
- 1500 Soft, Pliable, Rotproof boards
- 2300 Nails
- 100 Steel Strap
Winches and Treasure Caches
Both Small Sailboats and Master's Schooners can be fitted with Light Winches. Only Master's Schooners can be fitted with Sturdy Winches.
Light Winch cost (available at Shipwright 3):
- 2 Pulleys
- 30 Rope
- 5 iron (for the hook)
- 1 1-output Gearbox, determined by the Sailboat
Sturdy Winch cost (available at Shipwright 5):
- 5 Pulleys
- 5 Steel Cable
- 1 Large Steel Gear
- 10 steel (for the hook)
- 1 3-output Gearbox, determined by the Schooner
Winches allow the recovery of Treasure Caches. Treasure caches are spotted while at sea and appear as a shimmering surrounding a dark spot and have a relatively short visible range of around 10 coords. There are a couple of methods of finding Treasure Caches; the most straightforward is just to happen upon one. It is also possible, however, to narrow down the location of a Treasure Cache using an already-found Fragment of Isis' Bounty.
Note: video -> Fountain Detail must be ON to see treasure caches while at sea.
To locate a treasure cache, player with any fragment of Isis' Bounty in their possession may examine it at any time.
The fragment does not need to be found by the player examining the fragment. It will display one of three messages:
- "A rare artifact to be sure." In this case, there is no cache nearby.
- "The fragment shines even more gaudily than usual." In this case, there is a cache within 75 coordinates.
- "You get an uneasy feeling from this relic, as if it wanted something. Creepy." In this case, there is a cache within 25 coordinates.
- NOTE: It is possible to find an ordinary Treasure Cache without having an Isis Bounty fragment. Sailing within 25 coordinates of the cache will make it visible. (~sahira, personal experience)
There are two types of Treasure Caches. An "ordinary" Treasure Cache can be fished up with either a Light Winch or a Sturdy Winch. The player must be directly over the cache to haul it. It consists of an assortment of the following:
- 1 Piece of Ship Debris and an assortment of any of: Mirrors, Silk Cloth, Gems of any size, Cuttable/Cut Gems, Gold/silver/alloys (either raw, bars, foil, sheeting, or wire), spirits (rare types possible), paints, high-quality blacksmith/glass blown items (8k hatchets, 6k distillation coils, etc.), raeli tiles (rare types possible).
The other type of Treasure Cache is the Ancient Treasure Cache, which is rarer and only salvageable using a Sturdy Winch. If players try to recover an Ancient Treasure Cache using a Light Winch, they will receive a message that the cache is just too heavy to haul up. Ancient Treasure Caches have better quality blacksmith/glass blown items than the ordinary Treasure Caches, and they can also have any of the treasure types mentioned above except for Pieces of Ship Debris, which I have never found in an Ancient Treasure Cache. (I believe that access to ancient caches is intended as a reward for passing the test. At this stage, the player has no need for additional Ship Debris)