Curiosity

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Curiosity is a mechanic introduced in World 5 and further modified in Hafen, that allows hearthlings to gain Learning Points at the cost of Experience Points. It is implemented by studying peculiar objects either found or created in the game. The Study Report, found by pressing the Abilities button on the Character Sheet, is where curiosities can be placed for study. You can't study more than one curiosity of each type at the same time, but you can restudy the same curiosity as many times as you want, as long as you have enough Experience.

The sum of the Mental Weight of your curiosities cannot exceed your Attention Limit, which is equal to your modified Intelligence. Thus, the more intelligence you have, the more curiosities you can study.

The Qualities of each curiosity affects amount of LP gained by studying it.
As of Hafen, the formula for the LP gained is:

[math] LP Gain = BaseLP \times \sqrt{\frac{Quality}{10}} [/math]

Do note that not all curiosities are created equal. Cat Gold, for instance, has a very long study time; but contrary to what was first thought, it also has a low LP gain. The concept is that as the Intelligence of a character rises, you will have attention to spare, so that you can also study the lesser curiosities along with the better ones (unless, of course, you're rich enough to have access to the best ones constantly). And because quality effects the potency of curiosities, as the world becomes established and item qualities begin to rise, some items may gain popularity due to their potential for creating higher quality curiosities.

An example of the quality issue is the Cone Cow versus the Dandelion. Dandelions take twice as long for the same base LP gain. However, to counter for this you can find higher quality Dandelions quite easily, whereas it takes a fair amount of effort to get higher quality Cone Cows (planting and growing high quality trees).

Base LP should be given for the Curiosity with all Qualities at 10.

NOTE: Some of the information listed here is outdated. A google doc table detailing some, but not all, of the updated values of curios can be found here [1]

Curiosity Tables

All Curiosities

NameRequirementsBase LPStudy Time (Real Hours)Mental WeightExperience CostLP/HourLP/Hour/SizeLP/WeightLP/Hour/Weight
Ant EmpressHunting
Ant Hill
2,0003.362606.06606.06333.33101.01
Ant FarmHunting
Pottery
Gardening
Ant Queen
Ant Empress
Ants
Raw Glass
Sand
5,50082050687.5687.527534.38
Ant QueenHunting
Ant Hill
5001.3331375375166.67125
Ant SoldiersHunting
Ant Hill
2000.6721300300100150
Arrow-Shattered ArrowArchery Target
Arrow
1,5003681041.6741.67187.55.21
Aurochs HairAnimal Husbandry
Aurochs
5007.31468.4968.4950068.49
BarkboatBoat Building
Birch Bark
String
Branch
4004521001008020
Bat WingsHunting
Dead Bat
Sharp Tools
800484020020010025
Bear ToothHunting
Survival
1,5003020155050752.5
Beaver TailHunting
Beaver
-999-999-999-999-999-999-999-999
Blacksmith's BaubleCat Gold
Slag
1,5001215501251251008.33
Bloated BoleteForaging1,60085120020032040
Boar TuskHunting
Boar Skeleton
75012121062.562.562.55.21
Bronze SteedMetal Working
Bar of Bronze
Crucible
5,000381435131.58131.58357.149.4
Cat GoldStone Boulder
Cave
Mine Hole
80020364040266.6713.33
CavedustMining1,0073381030.5230.52125.883.81
Chiming BluebellForaging8,00018835444.44444.441,00055.56
Cone CowDecent-sized Conifer Cone
Branch
500.331515015050150
CornucopiaBread
Vegetables
Fruit
5,00015561032.2616.13833.335.38
Crude IdolFeldspar
Gneiss
Clay
750228734.0934.0993.754.26
DandelionForaging500.671375755075
Dark HeartHunting3,0009610231.2531.253003.13
Death's Head ChrysalisCloth Making
Silkfarming
Silkworm
1,30010910130130144.4414.44
Dewy Lady's MantleForaging700533140140233.3346.67
DiceBone Material
Ashes
758469.389.3818.752.34
EdelweißForaging8,00029102275.86275.8680027.59
Emerald DragonflyHunting800426200200400100
Enthroned ToadToad
Royal Toadstool
Frog's Crown
6,000411010146.3473.1760014.63
Everglowing EmberBlock of Wood
Board
Tar Kiln
5,000382020131.58131.582506.58
Feather DusterCarpentry
Yeomanry
Chicken Feathers
String
Block of Wood
8008.34696.3948.1920024.1
Feather TrinketStone Working
Chicken Feathers
String
Stone
4502562252259045
Fishy EyeballFish
Fishing
45083256.2556.2515018.75
Four-Leaf CloverForaging5,00010620500500833.3383.33
Frog's CrownForaging900886112.5112.5112.514.06
GlimmermossForaging3,5005525700700700140
Golden ToothMetal Working
Goldbeater's Skin
Anvil
Smithy's Hammer
2,00034144058.8258.82142.864.2
Great Wax SealWax
Cloth
4,000925-999444.44444.4416017.78
Hedgehog QuillsHunting
Hedgehog
1,50014730107.14107.14214.2915.31
Hopped-up Cone CowUnusually Large Hop Cone
Branch
3507.55246.6746.67709.33
Horrible KnotPlant Lore
Stinging Nettle
Spindly Taproot
String
500164231.2531.251257.81
Itsy Bitsy Spider5,000321045156.25156.2550015.63
Itsy Bitsy's Web2,5003883065.7965.79312.58.22
Ivory FigurineMammoth Tusk4,000925100444.44444.4416017.78
Lady's MantleForaging30056360605010
LadybugHunting400333133.33133.33133.3344.44
Leather BallTanning
Leather
String
1,400486529.1729.17233.334.86
Lucky Rabbit's FootRaw Lucky Rabbit's Foot
Hunting
2,0002441583.3383.3350020.83
Lynx ClawsHunting
Survival
1,00016.67204059.9959.99503
Mallard FeatherDead Mallard1,50011.66512128.64128.6430025.73
Mole's Pawbone5007.1781269.7469.7462.58.72
Moose Antlers5,000283030178.5744.64166.675.95
Mother of PearlLocalized Resources8,0001.215106,666.676,666.67533.33444.44
Notes of a Foul SymphonyLocalized Resources3,00024123012512525010.42
Oak SpireWoodcutting
Block of Wood
Quartz
4,00050875808050010
Odd TuberWooden Shovel
Metal Shovel
1,75016212109.38109.3887554.69
Peculiar FlotsamForaging3,000492750750333.3383.33
Petrified SeashellMining
Fishing
Pickaxe
Stone Axe
Fishing Pole
2,0006072033.3333.33285.714.76
Poppy FlowerFarming
Seeds of Poppy
500151333.3333.3350033.33
Poppycaps9005.5520163.64163.6418032.73
Porcelain DollBone Clay
Cloth
Finer Plant Fibre
3,00012153025012520016.67
Primitive DollBlock of Wood
Stone
String
Bone Material
Ashes
85014.54458.6229.31212.514.66
PrismGlassmaking
Raw Glass
Alloying Crucible
80012.5676464133.3310.67
Rattle-Tattle-TalismanBone Material
String
Stone
Leather
4,500368112562.5562.515.63
Red Deer AntlersHunting
Red Deer
1,0005020122020501
River PearlBaking
Fishing
River Pearl Mussel
Cauldron
Clay Cauldron
5,000115105,0005,000333.33333.33
Royal ToadstoolForaging60063510010020033.33
Ruby DragonflyHunting2,400444600600600150
Sand CastleSand
Bone Glue
7,5009691578.1319.53833.338.68
Scent GlandHunting
Wolverine
Sharp Tools
2,800111712254.55254.55164.7114.97
Seer's BonesHearth Magic
Bone Material
A Beautiful Dream!
60026530015010050
Seer's BowlHearth Magic
Copper Nugget
A Beautiful Dream!
Anvil
Smithy's Hammer
2,0008101825025020025
Seer's SpindleHearth Magic
Wool
Block of Wood
A Beautiful Dream!
4,000121820333.33333.33222.2218.52
Seer's StonesStone
Cloth
A Beautiful Dream!
4,500242030187.5187.52259.38
Seer's TealeavesHearth Magic
Black Tea Leaves
Green Tea Leaves
Fresh Tea Leaves
A Beautiful Dream!
Clay Cauldron
Metal Cauldron
1,20025.561247.0647.062007.84
Silken RibbonSilk Cloth
String
Psyche
Skills
3,50015168233.33233.33218.7514.58
Silver RoseJewelry
Goldbeater's Skin
Silver Nugget
6,000221020272.73272.7360027.27
Squirrel TailHunting
Fresh Squirrel Tail
2,0004282047.6247.622505.95
Still LifePrepared Animal Hide
Bone Material
4504.53310010015033.33
Strange CrystalPickaxe
Stone Axe
Mining
2,00060121033.3333.33166.672.78
Straw DollFarming
Skills
Straw
String
850468212.5106.25141.6735.42
Stuffed BearBear Hide
Wool
String
Leather Working
3,0002051015015060030
Swan FeatherDead Swan1,6008.331020192.08192.0816019.21
Tafl BoardCarpentry
Board
Dolomite
Basalt
3,000173550176.47176.4785.715.04
Tangled BrambleForaging1,0009.535105.2652.63333.3335.09
The Perfect Hole3,000-999150-999-999200-999
Thorny ThistleForaging5505.5251005027550
Tin WarriorMetal Working
Tin Nugget
1,5002461562.562.525010.42
Tiny AbacusBasic Mechanics
Tin Nugget
Nugget of Bronze, Iron or Steel
Block of Wood
Board
4,000161430250250285.7117.86
Troll HairHunting
Troll
4,00094250444.44444.441,000111.11
Troll SkullHunting
Troll
80,000100251,0008002003,20032
Troll TusksHunting
Troll
8,00016500-999-999500-999
Troll's Third EyeHunting
Troll
Sharp Tools
5,000-99920250-5.01-5.01250-0.25
Uncommon SnapdragonForaging1,00014.54768.9734.4825017.24
Unusually Large Hop ConeFarming
Hops
1752.43172.9272.9258.3324.31
Völva's WandHearth Magic
Metal Working
Bar of Cast Iron
Bar of Bronze
A Beautiful Dream!
Anvil
Smithy's Hammer
3,00013835230.7776.9237528.85
Washed-up BladderwrackForaging75083593.7546.8825031.25
Weird BeetrootFarming
Beetroot
10,00010222598.0498.045,00049.02
WishboneCleaned Chicken1,5002451262.562.530012.5
Wondrous WoodshavingBonesaw
Metal Saw
Carpentry
Log
8,000721240111.11111.11666.679.26
Worm-Eaten AppleApple Tree2,50011510227.27227.2750045.45

Crafted Curiosities

NameRequirementsBase LPStudy Time (Real Hours)Mental WeightExperience CostLP/HourLP/Hour/SizeLP/WeightLP/Hour/Weight
Ant FarmHunting
Pottery
Gardening
Ant Queen
Ant Empress
Ants
Raw Glass
Sand
5,50082050687.5687.527534.38
BarkboatBoat Building
Birch Bark
String
Branch
4004521001008020
Blacksmith's BaubleCat Gold
Slag
1,5001215501251251008.33
Bronze SteedMetal Working
Bar of Bronze
Crucible
5,000381435131.58131.58357.149.4
Cone CowDecent-sized Conifer Cone
Branch
500.331515015050150
CornucopiaBread
Vegetables
Fruit
5,00015561032.2616.13833.335.38
Crude IdolFeldspar
Gneiss
Clay
750228734.0934.0993.754.26
DiceBone Material
Ashes
758469.389.3818.752.34
Enthroned ToadToad
Royal Toadstool
Frog's Crown
6,000411010146.3473.1760014.63
Feather DusterCarpentry
Yeomanry
Chicken Feathers
String
Block of Wood
8008.34696.3948.1920024.1
Feather TrinketStone Working
Chicken Feathers
String
Stone
4502562252259045
Golden ToothMetal Working
Goldbeater's Skin
Anvil
Smithy's Hammer
2,00034144058.8258.82142.864.2
Great Wax SealWax
Cloth
4,000925-999444.44444.4416017.78
Horrible KnotPlant Lore
Stinging Nettle
Spindly Taproot
String
500164231.2531.251257.81
Ivory FigurineMammoth Tusk4,000925100444.44444.4416017.78
Leather BallTanning
Leather
String
1,400486529.1729.17233.334.86
Mole's Pawbone5007.1781269.7469.7462.58.72
Porcelain DollBone Clay
Cloth
Finer Plant Fibre
3,00012153025012520016.67
Primitive DollBlock of Wood
Stone
String
Bone Material
Ashes
85014.54458.6229.31212.514.66
PrismGlassmaking
Raw Glass
Alloying Crucible
80012.5676464133.3310.67
Rattle-Tattle-TalismanBone Material
String
Stone
Leather
4,500368112562.5562.515.63
Sand CastleSand
Bone Glue
7,5009691578.1319.53833.338.68
Seer's BonesHearth Magic
Bone Material
A Beautiful Dream!
60026530015010050
Seer's BowlHearth Magic
Copper Nugget
A Beautiful Dream!
Anvil
Smithy's Hammer
2,0008101825025020025
Seer's SpindleHearth Magic
Wool
Block of Wood
A Beautiful Dream!
4,000121820333.33333.33222.2218.52
Seer's StonesStone
Cloth
A Beautiful Dream!
4,500242030187.5187.52259.38
Seer's TealeavesHearth Magic
Black Tea Leaves
Green Tea Leaves
Fresh Tea Leaves
A Beautiful Dream!
Clay Cauldron
Metal Cauldron
1,20025.561247.0647.062007.84
Silken RibbonSilk Cloth
String
Psyche
Skills
3,50015168233.33233.33218.7514.58
Silver RoseJewelry
Goldbeater's Skin
Silver Nugget
6,000221020272.73272.7360027.27
Still LifePrepared Animal Hide
Bone Material
4504.53310010015033.33
Straw DollFarming
Skills
Straw
String
850468212.5106.25141.6735.42
Stuffed BearBear Hide
Wool
String
Leather Working
3,0002051015015060030
Swan FeatherDead Swan1,6008.331020192.08192.0816019.21
Tafl BoardCarpentry
Board
Dolomite
Basalt
3,000173550176.47176.4785.715.04
Tin WarriorMetal Working
Tin Nugget
1,5002461562.562.525010.42
Tiny AbacusBasic Mechanics
Tin Nugget
Nugget of Bronze, Iron or Steel
Block of Wood
Board
4,000161430250250285.7117.86
Völva's WandHearth Magic
Metal Working
Bar of Cast Iron
Bar of Bronze
A Beautiful Dream!
Anvil
Smithy's Hammer
3,00013835230.7776.9237528.85

Forageable Curiosities

NameRequirementsPer*ExpBase LPStudy Time (Real HoursMental WeightExperience CostLP/HourLP/Hour/SizeLP/WeightLP/Hour/Weight
Bloated BoleteForaging1101,60085120020032040
Chiming BluebellForaging4148,00018835444.44444.441,00055.56
DandelionForaging10500.671375755075
Dewy Lady's MantleForaging80700533140140233.3346.67
EdelweißForaging1,6008,00029102275.86275.8680027.59
Four-Leaf CloverForaging1305,00010620500500833.3383.33
Frog's CrownForaging450900886112.5112.5112.514.06
GlimmermossForaging1,2753,5005525700700700140
Lady's MantleForaging8030056360605010
Peculiar FlotsamForaging1103,000492750750333.3383.33
Royal ToadstoolForaging21060063510010020033.33
Tangled BrambleForaging2801,0009.535105.2652.63333.3335.09
Thorny ThistleForaging905505.5251005027550
Uncommon SnapdragonForaging1441,00014.54768.9734.4825017.24
Washed-up BladderwrackForaging25075083593.7546.8825031.25

Miscellaneous Curiosities

NameRequirementsBase LPStudy Time (Real Hours)Mental WeightExperience CostLP/HourLP/Hour/SizeLP/WeightLP/Hour/Weight
Ant EmpressHunting
Ant Hill
2,0003.362606.06606.06333.33101.01
Ant QueenHunting
Ant Hill
5001.3331375375166.67125
Ant SoldiersHunting
Ant Hill
2000.6721300300100150
Arrow-Shattered ArrowArchery Target
Arrow
1,5003681041.6741.67187.55.21
Aurochs HairAnimal Husbandry
Aurochs
5007.31468.4968.4950068.49
Bat WingsHunting
Dead Bat
Sharp Tools
800484020020010025
Bear ToothHunting
Survival
1,5003020155050752.5
Beaver TailHunting
Beaver
-999-999-999-999-999-999-999-999
Boar TuskHunting
Boar Skeleton
75012121062.562.562.55.21
Cat GoldStone Boulder
Cave
Mine Hole
80020364040266.6713.33
CavedustMining1,0073381030.5230.52125.883.81
Dark HeartHunting3,0009610231.2531.253003.13
Death's Head ChrysalisCloth Making
Silkfarming
Silkworm
1,30010910130130144.4414.44
Emerald DragonflyHunting800426200200400100
Everglowing EmberBlock of Wood
Board
Tar Kiln
5,000382020131.58131.582506.58
Fishy EyeballFish
Fishing
45083256.2556.2515018.75
Hedgehog QuillsHunting
Hedgehog
1,50014730107.14107.14214.2915.31
Hopped-up Cone CowUnusually Large Hop Cone
Branch
3507.55246.6746.67709.33
Itsy Bitsy Spider5,000321045156.25156.2550015.63
Itsy Bitsy's Web2,5003883065.7965.79312.58.22
LadybugHunting400333133.33133.33133.3344.44
Lucky Rabbit's FootRaw Lucky Rabbit's Foot
Hunting
2,0002441583.3383.3350020.83
Lynx ClawsHunting
Survival
1,00016.67204059.9959.99503
Mallard FeatherDead Mallard1,50011.66512128.64128.6430025.73
Moose Antlers5,000283030178.5744.64166.675.95
Mother of PearlLocalized Resources8,0001.215106,666.676,666.67533.33444.44
Notes of a Foul SymphonyLocalized Resources3,00024123012512525010.42
Oak SpireWoodcutting
Block of Wood
Quartz
4,00050875808050010
Odd TuberWooden Shovel
Metal Shovel
1,75016212109.38109.3887554.69
Petrified SeashellMining
Fishing
Pickaxe
Stone Axe
Fishing Pole
2,0006072033.3333.33285.714.76
Poppy FlowerFarming
Seeds of Poppy
500151333.3333.3350033.33
Poppycaps9005.5520163.64163.6418032.73
Red Deer AntlersHunting
Red Deer
1,0005020122020501
River PearlBaking
Fishing
River Pearl Mussel
Cauldron
Clay Cauldron
5,000115105,0005,000333.33333.33
Ruby DragonflyHunting2,400444600600600150
Scent GlandHunting
Wolverine
Sharp Tools
2,800111712254.55254.55164.7114.97
Squirrel TailHunting
Fresh Squirrel Tail
2,0004282047.6247.622505.95
Strange CrystalPickaxe
Stone Axe
Mining
2,00060121033.3333.33166.672.78
The Perfect Hole3,000-999150-999-999200-999
Troll HairHunting
Troll
4,00094250444.44444.441,000111.11
Troll SkullHunting
Troll
80,000100251,0008002003,20032
Troll TusksHunting
Troll
8,00016500-999-999500-999
Troll's Third EyeHunting
Troll
Sharp Tools
5,000-99920250-5.01-5.01250-0.25
Unusually Large Hop ConeFarming
Hops
1752.43172.9272.9258.3324.31
Weird BeetrootFarming
Beetroot
10,00010222598.0498.045,00049.02
WishboneCleaned Chicken1,5002451262.562.530012.5
Wondrous WoodshavingBonesaw
Metal Saw
Carpentry
Log
8,000721240111.11111.11666.679.26
Worm-Eaten AppleApple Tree2,50011510227.27227.2750045.45

Usage Notes

  • All curiosity articles should be in one of the following categories:
These (now hidden) categories are currently semi-automatically added based on the information in the infobox (infobox metaobj).
Any object containing a "lpgain" setting in the infobox is tagged as a curiosity.