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Latest revision as of 15:03, 8 November 2019

Main / Mail

Quote from the Sending dialog : Use mailboxes with caution and inexpensive items until you rely on the spirits. They are still learning, and take no responsibility for lost items.

Description

You can send mail to other players in the game via spirit containers which have been enchanted by priests/priestesses of Fo, Nahjo or Libila with the spells courier or dark messenger.

Mailboxes do receive damage and can be destroyed by decay, causing the cast on it to disappear.

Types of spirit containers

There is no difference in operation between the various spirit containers.

Mail between servers

  • You cannot send an item to a member of an enemy kingdom on Chaos or on Epic servers. You get the message: "You may not trade with the enemy."
  • You cannot send items between Freedom or Epic servers and the Jackal server.
  • NOTICE: Items will be mailed to the server the recipient is currently present on. It can only be retrieved from that server.

Sending process

To send the mail,

  1. Drop the item(s) into the spirit container, then right-click the container, and select Send.
  2. There are two dialogues that will control how the items are sent.
    1. The first allows you to specify the name of the recipient, and what items should be sent using C.O.D. (cash on delivery). It also allows to skip the second dialog.
    2. The second dialogue allows you to see how much the delivery charge will be, and to specify the C.O.D. amount you will charge the recipient if applicable.

Receiving process

When you login, you will receive a message if you have any mail. You sense imps speaking your name and saying you have 1 mail waiting to be picked up.

To receive or check for mail, right-click any spirit container and select Check. If an item is sent as Cash On Delivery you need to have the money in your bank to cover the delivery charge before you can receive the items.

You also have the option to return the items to the sender.

Non-retrieved items

If the recipient does not pick up their mail within two weeks, they are automatically returned-to-sender.

If the original sender does not pick up the returned items within two weeks, they are destroyed.

If the recipient uses return-to-sender and the original sender does not pick up the items within 7 days, they are destroyed.

There is no way to extract items from the mail system if you are not the recipient !

If you are sending something valuable, ensure that the recipient is available to pick it up before you send it. If you return an item to the sender, it would be good manners to contact them to ensure they retrieve it before the two week deadline.

Postage charges

The postage is 1 copper per item for same or cross-server mailing. Cross-server mailing is currently limited to within the Freedom Isles (Independence, Deliverance, Exodus, Celebration, Xanadu, Pristine, Release, and Chaos).

The postage fee is taken from the bank account of the sender as the items are sent, unless they are C.O.D., in which case it is taken from the recipient when received.

Exceptions

  • An inscribed papyrus sheet is 1 iron to mail.
  • Combined items (such as metal lumps, wood scraps, liquids, etc) are 1 copper per 5 kg.

Delivery times

Any items sent via mailbox have a predetermined time for mailing. The strength of the enchant affects this (and appears to be 101 minus the cast strength in minutes).

  • 31 - A bit more than one hour (estimate 70 minutes)
  • 48 - A bit less than one hour (estimate 55 minutes)
  • 63 - Less than one hours (estimate 35 to 40 minutes)
  • 78 - Less than 30 minutes (estimate 25 minutes)
  • 90 - Less than ten minutes
  • 99 - Less than ten minutes (2 minutes)

Can be sent

**Can be sent but were tested with a runed mailbox. Must still be tested with non-runed mailboxes.

Cannot be sent

*Can be sent in mailboxes with a zinc rune of Magranon attached.

Notes

Items sent in containers still incur fees. Example : A backpack with 3 wood scraps in it would cost you 4 x 1 copper (1x backpack, 3x wood scrap) to send due to being counted as 4 separate items. However, combining items (e.g. lumps) does decrease the mailing cost - combined items that are mailed will cost 1 copper per 5 kg, so a 5kg lump costs the same as one 1 kg lump.