The Restoration subskill is used to identify and combine fragments.
Rarity of a fragment will always transfer over to the finished item becoming rare, despite the order by which the fragments are combined.
Identifying a fragment will tell you what it is a fragment of as well as how many more pieces are needed to assemble it into the full item. Fragments may turn into an unidentified tool fragment, for example, before being fully identified.
Examining a fragment will tell you if you need a brush or a chisel to clear away dirt and rock from it - however, you may use either tool. When using the opposite tool than that which is suggested, both skill gained and progress in identifying the fragment will be reduced by half.
The weight of the fragment will decrease with each successful identify action, as dirt and rock is cleared away, until it reaches the weight of the actual fragment. The fragment weight is the weight of the completed item divided by the number of pieces needed. For example, a bronze lump weighs 0.1 kg - an identified fragment requiring 3 total fragments will weigh 0.033 kg.
Fragments will only form a completed item when you have all the parts required, though you may combine lesser amounts for ease of carrying or mailing. If it is a metal fragment, it will have the chance to become iron, tin, lead, gold, silver, copper, or zinc upon combining it. If it is an alloy fragment, it will have the chance to become steel, brass, bronze, or electrum. Alloy fragments will result most commonly in steel unless very well identified. If it is a moonmetal fragment, it will have a chance to become seryll, glimmersteel, or adamantine.
- An identified fragment may say: ore fragment [1/3], iron - this tells you it is a piece of iron ore, and you need 2 more fragments to combine to it.
- A fragment may say: unidentified metal fragment - this tells you that the resulting product will be metal (iron, tin, lead, gold, silver, copper, or zinc)
- A fragment may say: unidentified alloy fragment - this tells you that the resulting product will be an alloy (steel, brass, bronze, or electrum) though it is heavily weighted to be steel.
- A fragment may say fragment of a lava fiend statue, moonmetal - this tells you that the resulting product will be a moonmetal (seryll, glimmersteel, or adamantine).
When you finish combining fragments, there's a chance of getting runes automatically added, including scavenger runes, which cannot be created in any other way.
Any rarity, runes, or enchants on tool heads, weapon heads, and spear heads will transfer over to the completed item when combined.
There are a variety of special statues that can be created from fragments.
- Statue of drake
- Statue of eagle
- Statue of Fo
- Statue of goblin
- Statue of guard
- Statue of hell horse
- Statue of kyklops
- Statue of lava fiend
- Statue of jackal's revenge
- Statue of Libila
- Statue of Magranon
- Statue of mountain lion
- Statue of rift beast
- Statue of Tich
- Statue of unicorn
- Statue of Vynora
- Statue of worg
- Statuette of axeman
- Statuette of digger
- Statuette of miner
- Statuette of swordsman
- Quick bindings can be used for INVESTIGATE and IDENTIFY
- A high quality trowel will improve your chances to find fragments.
- Can use either stone chisel or metal brush to identify. The difficulty of the action will increase by using the opposite tool than that which is suggested.
- Restorer at 50 skill
- Fragmented at 70 skill
- Conservator at 90 skill
- Ancient Fraggle at 100 skill