Auction faq (Services Help)
Q: When can I use the auction?
You must be level 3 or 24 hours old.
Q: Where are the auction shops located?
Laryn is located in the town of Bree. Alexa is located at an outpost
near Calenhad, in the White Mountains between Edoras and Minas Tirith.
Alazif can be found in Tul-Tarzhayan in Far Harad. Eamon is at Kadar,
in the Harondor region.
Q: How can I see what is being auctioned?
You can simply type 'list' at the auction house, or if you cannot be
bothered to go there, you can 'tell <auctioneer> list'. If, however,
you want to examine an item closely, you will have to travel to the
auction house and 'handle' the item just like in regular shop.
Q: How can I know about new auctions without constantly checking the list?
You can ask the auctioneer to send you informing tells. To do so you
may either type 'announce on' in the auction house or you may 'tell
<auctioneer> announce on'. To disable these tells again, just 'tell
<auctioneer> announce off'.
Q: How do I auction something?
You go to the auctioneer, and do 'auction <item> min <minimum bid>'.
Optionally, you can append a tag to your item to include additional
information, like: 'auction sword min 100 tag new'. See 'help auction tags' for commonly used tag abbreviations. The minimum
starting price for an auction is 50 gold.
Q: How do I auction a wagon or a mount?
You lead your wagon or mount as close to the auctioneer as it is
possible, usually leaving it on a street or courtyard just outside.
Then go to the auctioneer and 'auction <wagon/mount> min
<minimum bid>' as usual.
Q: How do I auction many items at once?
You go to the auctioneer, and do 'auction package'. This will prompt
you to specify all the items you want auctioned and later ask for
the minimum bid price. You can also append a tag to your package,
as with single-item auctions: 'auction package tag new'. The minimum
starting price for an auction package is 150 gold.
Q: How much are the auctioneer fees?
To auction an item, you need to pay 5% of your initial starting bid
as an additional fee. There is also a withdrawal fee, should you
decide to cancel the auction: 10% of highest bid + 2% per every hour
item was on sale.
Q: How do I bid on something?
You can either type 'bid <lot number> <your bid>' at the auction house
or you can 'tell <auctioneer> bid <lot number> <your bid>' from
anywhere in Arda. Each new bid after the initial bid on an item must
be at least 10 gold higher than the current standing bid.
Q: How do I pick up the item I won on auction / withdraw an item from
You must travel to any of the auction houses and 'pickup lot <number>'.
For picking up won items, you have 10 minutes to do so; if you do not
pick the item, it will go back on sale.
Q: What happens if I don't pick up an item on time?
You have 10 minutes to pick up the item. If you don't, said item will
be reauctioned. After you fail to pick up an item for a second time,
the auctioneer will not accept any bids from you for 2 weeks unless
you pay off your penalties at any auction house for a set price.
Q: How can I pay off auction penalties?
If the auctioneer blocked you from using his/her service due to
failing to pick up an item twice, you can make them change their mind
with an appropriate fee. To see how much will it cost you, visit any
auctioneer and type 'check penalty'. If you have enough gold, you
may then 'payoff penalty'.
Q: How much gold will the auctioneer hold for me?
20,000 gold. Any proceeds exceeding 20000 gold will be kept by the
auctioneer, so be sure to 'pickup gold' frequently! Auctions may end
with a bid higher than 20,000 gold, but the seller will not receive
Q: What happens if I log off?
If you log off or die while having an item on auction, the auctioneer
will sell the item to shop, and you will receive shop price minus
Q: How do I post a request on the auction ledger?
You go to auctioneer, and do 'request equipment'. Then, you enter
Q: How do I make the auctioneer notify me about new requests?
You simply 'tell <auctioneer> requests on'. When you no longer wish
to get request notifications, 'tell <auctioneer> requests off'.
Q: How do I turn in an item requested by the Auction House on the
You go to the auctioneer and 'give' the item to the auctioneer.
If your item matches one of the ones requested on the ledger and
meets certain standards (not used/enchanted/repaired/mended), then
the auctioneer will take your item, auction it, and pay you the
amount shown on the ledger for that item.
Q: How can I become the top supplier?
Only requests issued by the Auction House (as above) will earn you
its favour. The auctioneers will keep track of how many such
requests you have fulfilled within the previous 30 days. If you
have more fulfilled requests than anyone else, and that number is
at least 20, you will have the honour of being the top supplier!
Keep in mind that the auctioneers are very busy people, so if it
appears that you should be the top supplier based on what you see
on the scoreboard, but they have not yet recognized you as such,
be patient with them until they have had a chance to review and
update their records.
Q: How do I change color of tells the auctioneer sends me?
Use the 'color' command and set color for 'auction' messages.