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NOTE: Some of the information listed here is outdated.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 QueenHunting
Ant Hill
5001.3331375375166.67125
Ant SoldiersHunting
Ant Hill
2000.6720300300100150
Arrow-Shattered ArrowArchery Target
Arrow
1,5003681041.6741.67187.55.21
BarkboatBoat Building
Birch Bark
String
Branch
4004521001008020
Bat WingsHunting
Dead Bat
Sharp Tools
800484020020010025
Blacksmith's BaubleCat Gold
Slag
1,5001215501251251008.33
Bloated BoleteForaging1,60085020020032040
Boar TuskHunting
Boar Skeleton
75012121062.562.562.55.21
Bouquet of FlowersCloth
String
Flower
2,00016.67625120120333.3320
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
Cone CowDecent-sized Conifer Cone
Branch
500.331515015050150
CornucopiaBread
Vegetables
Fruit
5,00015561032.2616.13833.335.38
Crude IdolFeldspar
Gneiss
Clay
75098783.3383.3393.7510.42
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
EdelweißForaging8,00029102275.86275.8680027.59
Emerald DragonflyHunting800426200200400100
Enthroned ToadToad
Royal Toadstool
Frog's Crown
4,00041101097.5648.784009.76
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
Fishy EyeballFish
Fishing
45083256.2556.2515018.75
Foul Smoke10,000-9992060-999-999500-999
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
Hearthling SkullSkeleton
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
Ivory FigurineMammoth Tusk4,000925100444.44444.4416017.78
Lady's MantleForaging30056360605010
LadybugHunting400333133.33133.33133.3344.44
Lucky Rabbit's FootHunting
Raw Lucky Rabbit's Foot
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
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
Porcelain DollBone Clay
Cloth
Finer Plant Fibre
3,00012153025012520016.67
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
Seer's BonesHearth Magic
Bone Material
A Beautiful Dream!
60026530015010050
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
StalagoomForaging30023715015010050
Strange CrystalMining
Pickaxe
Stone Axe
2,00060121033.3333.33166.672.78
Strange RootLumberjacking
Stump
Stone Axe
Metal Axe
6,0005615107.14107.144007.14
Straw DollFarming
Skills
Straw
String
850468212.5106.25141.6735.42
Stuffed BearLeather Working
Bear Hide
Wool
String
3,0002051015015060030
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
Toy ChariotPottery
Acre Clay
1,400243858.3358.33466.6719.44
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
Underdeveloped Hearthling SkullSkeleton
Unusually Large Hop ConeFarming
Hops
1752.531707058.3323.33
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
Weird BeetrootFarming
Beetroot
10,000120283.3383.335,00041.67
WishboneCleaned Chicken1,5002451262.562.530012.5
Wondrous WoodshavingCarpentry
Log
Bonesaw
Metal Saw
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
BarkboatBoat Building
Birch Bark
String
Branch
4004521001008020
Blacksmith's BaubleCat Gold
Slag
1,5001215501251251008.33
Bouquet of FlowersCloth
String
Flower
2,00016.67625120120333.3320
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
75098783.3383.3393.7510.42
Enthroned ToadToad
Royal Toadstool
Frog's Crown
4,00041101097.5648.784009.76
Feather DusterCarpentry
Yeomanry
Chicken Feathers
String
Block of Wood
8008.34696.3948.1920024.1
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
Ivory FigurineMammoth Tusk4,000925100444.44444.4416017.78
Porcelain DollBone Clay
Cloth
Finer Plant Fibre
3,00012153025012520016.67
Seer's BonesHearth Magic
Bone Material
A Beautiful Dream!
60026530015010050
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
Straw DollFarming
Skills
Straw
String
850468212.5106.25141.6735.42
Stuffed BearLeather Working
Bear Hide
Wool
String
3,0002051015015060030
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
Toy ChariotPottery
Acre Clay
1,400243858.3358.33466.6719.44
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 BoleteForaging1101,60085020020032040
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
StalagoomForaging10030023715015010050
Tangled BrambleForaging2801,0009.535105.2652.63333.3335.09
Thorny ThistleForaging905505.5251005027550
Uncommon SnapdragonForaging1441,00014.54768.9734.4825017.24

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
2000.6720300300100150
Arrow-Shattered ArrowArchery Target
Arrow
1,5003681041.6741.67187.55.21
Bat WingsHunting
Dead Bat
Sharp Tools
800484020020010025
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
Foul Smoke10,000-9992060-999-999500-999
Hearthling SkullSkeleton
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 FootHunting
Raw Lucky Rabbit's Foot
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
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
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
Squirrel TailHunting
Fresh Squirrel Tail
2,0004282047.6247.622505.95
Strange CrystalMining
Pickaxe
Stone Axe
2,00060121033.3333.33166.672.78
Strange RootLumberjacking
Stump
Stone Axe
Metal Axe
6,0005615107.14107.144007.14
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
Underdeveloped Hearthling SkullSkeleton
Unusually Large Hop ConeFarming
Hops
1752.531707058.3323.33
Weird BeetrootFarming
Beetroot
10,000120283.3383.335,00041.67
WishboneCleaned Chicken1,5002451262.562.530012.5
Wondrous WoodshavingCarpentry
Log
Bonesaw
Metal Saw
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.