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Silvanus Magus
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« on: July 30, 2015, 05:56:50 PM »

The next GSF auction will be taking place on Saturday, 8th August at 3pm Eastern and the featured lots include a set of 2014 Halloween skulls, a glowing rune, a Magical Door replica and forty Treasures of Doom, enough to claim a personalised Lantern of Light. There is also a very rare opportunity to get your hands on the fabled Golden Tool Kit. And in addition this month we have five Veteran Rewards going under the hammer, ranging from first to fifteenth year.

Please scroll down to post two to see the full list of items in the sale.

Venue & auctioneer

The auction will take place at Gilfane Arena and I will be acting as auctioneer. The arena is located a little east of the Skara ferry in the central Gilfane area (see map). You can also get there via teleporters: the “Gilfane” teleporter at the Hub east of Umbra will bring you to the Citadel next door, and one directly to the Arena will be available from both the entrance of Vernia Market in New Magincia (the vendor house next to the flower garden) and the IPKU New Magincia hub.

The auction will be taking place on the top floor; follow the stairs up to the second floor then use one of the teleporters south of the fountain.

Auction staff will be wearing the Gilfane crimson and black colours.


As this GSF auction is not in support of any particular cause, the auction house is not deducting any commission on sales.

Auction house rules

All those attending the sale are asked to be considerate to other participants and not do anything to disrupt or unnecessarily delay proceedings, especially pointless spamming of text and/or spells. Those engaging in aggressive, disorderly and/or suspicious behaviour are liable to be removed from the building by officials. In addition, the following prohibitions are in effect:

a) No hiding or stealthing within the arena building, unless authorized to do so or in self-defence.

b) No casting of spells in the arena building unless in self-defence or authorized to do so. Exceptions are minor beneficial spells such as night sight, provided these are not spammed. The opening of gates is specifically banned; please go outside to do this.

c) No pets are permitted in the building.

d) No sitting in the priority seating (the thrones) without authorization.

e) No entering the secure area (grassy part of the arena) without authorization (such as when purchasing winning bids).


Bids can be made at the live event by calling out the amount that you wish to bid. In the case of two identical bids, the one accepted will be the first that appears in the auctioneer's journal.

The auctioneer will try and keep bidding at set levels in relation to the current bid price, but this is not set in stone. However, bids of odd amounts or only marginally above the current high bid may either be rejected or rounded down. The general bid levels are as follows:

up to 100k: increments of 10k
up to 200k: increments of 20k
200k - 500k: increments of 50k
500k - 1 million: increments of 100k
1 - 2 million: increments of 200k
2 - 5 million: increments of 500k
over 5 million: increments of 1 million

Winning bidders

Although encouraged to stay until the end of the auction, winning bidders may claim their items at any time by approaching an assistant cashier (NOT the auctioneer, please). You should then follow their instructions to get to the secure checkout area. Sales will be made via a vendor.

If you have to leave the auction unexpectedly and do not have time to claim your items, please at least inform an official. Failure to claim items or give notice may lead to them being offered to the underbidder instead.

Reserve Price

Many items in the sale will carry a reserve price. If bids do not meet or exceed this reserve price, the lot will go unsold. Even if no reserve has been specified, the auctioneer may, at his discretion, decline to sell a lot if he does not believe that a reasonable bid has been offered.
Commission bids

We encourage as many people as possible to try and attend the auction but if you are unable to do so, and do not have anyone who can act on your behalf, then it is possible to send in a bid in advance of the sale, known as a commission bid. The commission bid represents the maximum amount your are prepared to pay for the item, and the auctioneer will bid on your behalf up to this amount.

The following rules apply to commission bids:

a) To make a commission bid, PM/ICQ me with “Commission bid” as the title. Include the lot number and description of the item(s) you wish to bid on, together with the maximum amount you are prepared to pay.

b) If I do not know you, then please tell me who you are in-game. Commission bids may be limited or even rejected from complete strangers without some sort of security.

c) In the event of identical commission bids, the one received first will take priority.

d) Commission bids are held in strict confidence and will not be revealed to anyone other than the auctioneer. However, the identity of any winning bidders may be entered into the public record.

e) Successful bidders will be notified of any items that they win. Please try and make arrangements to collect the items within forty-eight hours of the end of the sale. Failure to make adequate communications with the auctioneer may result in the items being withdrawn and offered instead to the underbidder.

Official accounts & settlement

A record of sale prices will appear here after the auction.

Settlement with those who have sold lots will be made as soon as practicable.

Confidentiality & liability

All reserve prices, commission bids and other privileged information from buyers & 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.

Submitting items for sale

If you have items that you would like to have included in future sales, please contact me via either PM or ICQ [193-165-018].

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Silvanus Magus
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« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2015, 05:57:35 PM »

GSF August '15 Auction Items

Lot #  
Hephaestus  300k - Amadeus
Small banana tree (from Primeval Lich)  600k - Troop
Deed for a roasting pig on a spit  100k - Dyno
Sleeping hamster  100k - Peggy
4 x Tragic Remains of the Travesty  2.2m - Troop
Broadsword plaque  200k - Ari Elvenking
Ship's Bell and Stern Anchor of the BMV Ararat  600k - Sarah
Emerald of the Rondorin Empire  1.2m - Troop
Warriors' Guild sign  600k - Sam
High SDI mage suit (add your own book to boost SDI and LMC)  2.5m - commission bidder
Fountain of Life  500k - Sam
Lighthouse (5th year veteran reward)  6m - Troop
Exodus +5 stat scroll  3m - Gibmo
Gift box containing eight assorted brightly coloured eggs  500k - Igg
Magical Door [replica] (animated special drop from Abyssal Infernal)  *** FEATURED LOT ***  10m - Gibmo
Tome of Lost Knowledge (blessed Tokuno major)  3m - Arctic Fox
Commodity Deed box (1st year vet reward)  4.5m - Reyd Dorakeen
Five assorted gift boxes  950k - Peggy
115 fishing power scroll  1.5m - Arctic Fox
120 magery power scroll  8m - Arctic Fox
5.0 Swordsmanship SOT  1.2m - Troop
Glowing Wis Rune (from Primeval Lich)  *** FEATURED LOT ***  4m - Igg
Japanese Maple  50k - Ari Elvenking
Zyronic Claw  unsold - reserve not met
Potted tree [December '99]  1.5m - Peggy
Prismatic Lenses (gargoyle)  150k - Leprechaun
Ethereal Beetle statuette (5th year vet reward)  1.8m - commission bidder
Halloween 2014 skull set (Crystal/Jade/Obsidian)  *** FEATURED LOT ***  3m - Peggy
3 x Ancient Clay Vases (Haloween stealables from Doom)  1.5m - commission bidder
Haochi's Pigments bundle [Dark Reddish-Brown (45 uses), Midnight Blue (48), Ninja Black (46), Ocean Blue (33)]  4m - Becca
3 x Ancient Samurai Helm  1m - Nedian
Academic books  1m - Sarah
Your choice of one Veteran Reward up to (and including) fifteenth-year   13m - Troop
Smiling Moon Blade  400k - commission bidder
Glacial Lady Mel hair dye  *** FEATURED LOT ***  18m - Igg
Armor of Fortune (cursed)  1m - Saudade
Staff of the Magi (cursed)  750k - Sam
Hat of the Magi (cursed)  500k - commission bidder
2 x Heart of the Lion  100k - Sarah
Light's Rampart [replica]  250k - Dark Star
Talking fairy wall decoration (from Primeval Lich)  550k - Ari Elvenking
Golden tool kit (extremely rare spawning artifact)  *** FEATURED LOT ***  15m - Sarah
Royal forged pardon (removes all murder counts)  550k - Troop
Davies' Locker (8th year veteran reward)  5.5m - Bo
A statue of Joye (December 2001)  2m - Becca
Dread Spider statue  3m - Troop
Quiver of Infinity  600k - Dyno
Race Change token  1.5m - Sarah
A Deed for a Sleigh (Imirian)  1.4m - commission bidder
Forty Treasures of Doom (enough to claim a Lantern of Light)  *** FEATURED LOT ***  6.5m - Arctic Fox
« Last Edit: August 09, 2015, 05:16:53 AM by Hoffs » Logged
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« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2015, 07:13:15 PM »

For anyone that wants to see the Magic Door (lot #15) "in action", it is on display at the entrance of Vernia Market (the New Mag vendor house next to the flower garden).
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« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2015, 05:54:41 AM »

I feel an expensive evening coming!
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« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2015, 12:50:44 PM »

Don't forget that if you are not able to attend the auction then you can PM me a confidential commission bid and I will bid on your behalf up to that amount.
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« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2015, 09:52:02 AM »

Final reminder about commission bids. If you can't attend the auction and want to bid on something, PM me the maximum amount you want to pay and I will bid on your behalf up to that amount.
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« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2015, 05:18:54 AM »

Congrats to everyone!
Lots of gold pieces.
Hope to attend the next one...
Thanks to Gil !!!!
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« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2015, 05:22:09 AM »

The listing has been updated with the winning bidders and prices.

My usual thanks to all those participating and to the auction staff for all their work:

Becca - porter
Reuggan, Sarah - cashiers
Sara Dale - scribe

Where possible, auctions are being held on the first weekend of the month, alternating between a Saturday and Sunday. Normal start time will be 3pm Eastern. The next one is provisionally scheduled for Sunday 6th September. If you would like to have anything included in this sale you can contact me at any time. Deadline is generally around ten days before the actual sale.
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