This article is about how to smuggle raw
Ebony and Glass from mines and sell it if you are ever near
one and need some quick cash. I also recommend this for
newbies that need quick money.
First you must locate an ebony or glass mine (for EX: The
Caldera Mining Co., which is a raw ebony mine). Once you find
it the loot will usually be easy to get (but sometimes
sort of hard in certain spots for low level thieves).
Guards WILL KILL you if you are caught picking ebony or glass
from the deposits so be careful about who's watching you when
you're picking stuff up. Some mines will be abandoned
and its contents will be yours without trouble except the
burden of carrying all of it, as well as the occasional
monster roaming around...but for now lets talk about mines
that are still active and guarded
Some mines will have cover such as big boulders in front of
deposits allowing you to pick out all the ebony behind the
boulder, but some parts are heavily guarded and watched by
miners and guards. Three ways to obtain heavily watched
deposits are... 1) Make them turn around. 2) slaughter the
whole mine and then take all the deposits. 3)Use your
extremely good thieving skills and sneak in front of them and
take the chance.
After you have located and stolen the ebony you must think of
this first...Ebony and Glass are on the heavy side.
Thirty-two samples of ebony is over 300 lbs. So before you
smuggle Glass or Ebony make sure you have good strength and
drop some of your armor, lockpicks, shields, etc. so you can
carry the loot successfully and sell it.
Now that you know how to steal it, you have an idea how much
it weighs you must know who has at least enough money to buy
all of it. either you can...
1) put 10 merchants out of business
2) find a merchant with a whole lot of money
3) download a merchant mod that has OVER a
MILLION gp's...I have Zed, Shadow, and a hidden merchant also
If you come across an abandoned mine it will usually be pitch
black. I recommend a torch or a light spell so you can see
most of the deposits. If you don't have any light then
you'll at least see a couple of deposits. Most of the deposits
are on the floor or high up in the walls. Don't forget
to be careful about getting smacked across the back of the
head by a monster that you never saw. Like I said, bring
something that gives off light in abandoned mines
Some deposits are found in caverns and caves that bandits live
in...some may be underwater or on the roof....look carefully
and HAPPY SMUGGLING!!!