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NOTE: Some of the information listed here is outdated.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
AmethystMining
Jewelry
Gemcutter's Wheel
18,0007.1710182,510.462,510.461,800251.05
An Old BootFishing
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
Bar of SoapAnimal Husbandry
Rendered Animal Fat
Limestone
Ashes
Cauldron
9,00043.772060205.64205.6445010.28
Bat WingsHunting
Dead Bat
Sharp Tools
8003.63840220.39220.3910027.55
Bear ToothHunting
Survival
1,5003020155050752.5
Beaver TeethHunting
Beaver
5,00030.381015164.58164.5850016.46
Boar TuskHunting
Boar
75012121062.562.562.55.21
Bronze SteedMetal Working
Bar of Bronze
Crucible
5,00032.821435152.35152.35357.1410.88
Cat GoldStone Boulder
Mine Hole
Cave
80020364040266.6713.33
Chiming BluebellForaging8,00029.17735274.25274.251,142.8639.18
CigarCured Pipeweed
A Beautiful Dream!
String
1,0005201002002005010
Cone CowDecent-sized Conifer Cone
Branch
500.331515015050150
Crab ClawHunting
Crab
90015320606030020
Cruel SplinterLumberjacking9,00029.22520308.22308.2236012.33
DandelionForaging500.671375755075
Dark HeartHunting15,00073102205.48205.481,50020.55
Death's Head ChrysalisSilkfarming
Silkworm
Skills
1,30010910130130144.4414.44
Dewy Lady's MantleForaging700533140140233.3346.67
DiamondMining
Jewelry
Gemcutter's Wheel
27,0007.1710183,765.693,765.692,700376.57
DiceBone Material
Ashes
758469.389.3818.752.34
Divination in TinTin Nugget
A Beautiful Dream!
Cauldron
9008.12728110.84110.84128.5715.83
EdelweißForaging10,00018.23102548.55548.551,00054.85
EmeraldMining
Jewelry
Gemcutter's Wheel
18,0007.1710182,510.462,510.461,800251.05
Everglowing EmberBlock of Wood
Board
Tar Kiln
5,00036.52020136.99136.992506.85
Feather TrinketStone Working
Chicken Feathers
String
Stone
4502562252259045
Fishy EyeballFishing
Fish
45083256.2556.2515018.75
Foul Smoke10,00043.752060228.57228.5750011.43
Four-Leaf CloverForaging5,00010620500500833.3383.33
Frog's CrownForaging9007.2886123.63123.63112.515.45
GlimmermossForaging3,5005525700700700140
Glue TrollBone Glue
Straw
3,50027.341820128.02128.02194.447.11
Gold EggAnimal Husbandry
Chicken
Chicken Coop
400,0007.285020054,945.0554,945.058,0001,098.9
Hand ImpressionPottery
Unfired Hand Impression
Kiln
1,80036102050501805
Hopped-up Cone CowUnusually Large Hop Cone
Branch
2,0007.28510274.73274.7340054.95
Irrlight5002.4252206.61206.6110041.32
Itsy Bitsy Spider5,000321045156.25156.2550015.63
Itsy Bitsy's Web2,5003883065.7965.79312.58.22
Ivory FigurineMammoth Tusk4,0001125100363.64363.6416014.55
JadeMining
Jewelry
Gemcutter's Wheel
18,0007.1710182,510.462,510.461,800251.05
Lady's MantleForaging30056360605010
LadybugHunting400333133.33133.33133.3344.44
LatherBar of Soap
Water
300112203003002525
Lucky Rabbit's FootHunting
Raw Lucky Rabbit's Foot
2,0002441583.3383.3350020.83
Mallard FeatherDead Mallard1,50011.66512128.64128.6430025.73
Mirkwood OfferingMirkwood
Seed of Tree or Bush
Entrails
600263030030010050
MoonstoneMining
Jewelry
Gemcutter's Wheel
18,0007.1710182,510.462,510.461,800251.05
Mother of PearlLocalized Resources8,0001.215106,666.676,666.67533.33444.44
Nine-Tails6,000312080193.55193.553009.68
Notes of a Foul SymphonyLocalized Resources3,00021.881230137.11137.1125011.43
Odd TuberWooden Shovel
Metal Shovel
1,75016212109.38109.3887554.69
Onion BraidAny Onion
String
1,20011714109.0954.55171.4315.58
OpalMining
Jewelry
Gemcutter's Wheel
18,0007.1710182,510.462,510.461,800251.05
Opium Dragon1,5004.55225329.67164.84750164.84
OuroborosAdder Hide
Entrails
Intestines
A Beautiful Dream!
7,80043.771840178.22178.22433.339.9
Petrified SeashellMining
Fishing
Pickaxe
Stone Axe
Fishing Pole
2,00036.572054.7954.79285.717.83
Poppycaps9005.5520163.64163.6418032.73
Porcelain DollBone Clay
Cloth
Finer Plant Fibre
3,00012153025012520016.67
Potent RodRaw Glass
Prepared Animal Hide
2,500221220113.6456.82208.339.47
Primitive DollBlock of Wood
Stone
String
Bone Material
Ashes
85014.54458.6229.31212.514.66
PrismGlassmaking
Raw Glass
Crucible
800116772.7372.73133.3312.12
River PearlBaking
Fishing
River Pearl Mussel
Cauldron
5,0001.215104,166.674,166.67333.33277.78
Royal ToadstoolForaging60063510010020033.33
RubyMining
Jewelry
Gemcutter's Wheel
18,0007.1710182,510.462,510.461,800251.05
Ruby DragonflyHunting2,400444600600600150
SapphireMining
Jewelry
Gemcutter's Wheel
22,5007.1710183,138.083,138.082,250313.81
Scent GlandHunting
Wolverine
Sharp Tools
2,800111712254.55254.55164.7114.97
Seer's BonesHearth Magic
Bone Material
A Beautiful Dream!
60026530015010050
Seer's StonesStone
Cloth
A Beautiful Dream!
4,500242030187.5187.52259.38
Silver RoseJewelry
Goldbeater's Skin
Silver Nugget
6,000221020272.73272.7360027.27
Stained Glass HeartPainting
Red Pigment
Green Pigment
Blue Pigment
Raw Glass
Bar of Copper
8,00049.231350162.5162.5615.3812.5
StalagoomForaging30023715015010050
Still LifePrepared Animal Hide
Bone Material
4504.53310010015033.33
Strange RootLumberjacking
Stump
Stone Axe
Metal Axe
6,0007.281540824.18824.1840054.95
Straw DollFarming
Skills
Straw
String
850468212.5106.25141.6735.42
Swan FeatherDead Swan1,6008.331020192.08192.0816019.21
Tangled BrambleForaging1,0009.535105.2652.63333.3335.09
The Other Old BootFishing
Thorny ThistleForaging5505.5251005027550
TopazMining
Jewelry
Gemcutter's Wheel
18,0007.1710182,510.462,510.461,800251.05
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
Walrus TuskHunting
Walrus
1,0007.281620137.3668.6862.58.59
Washed-up BladderwrackForaging75083593.7546.8825031.25
Weird BeetrootFarming
Beetroot
10,00010222598.0498.045,00049.02
WishboneCleaned Chicken1,5002451262.562.530012.5
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
Bronze SteedMetal Working
Bar of Bronze
Crucible
5,00032.821435152.35152.35357.1410.88
CigarCured Pipeweed
A Beautiful Dream!
String
1,0005201002002005010
Cone CowDecent-sized Conifer Cone
Branch
500.331515015050150
Crab ClawHunting
Crab
90015320606030020
DiceBone Material
Ashes
758469.389.3818.752.34
Feather TrinketStone Working
Chicken Feathers
String
Stone
4502562252259045
Glue TrollBone Glue
Straw
3,50027.341820128.02128.02194.447.11
Ivory FigurineMammoth Tusk4,0001125100363.64363.6416014.55
Mirkwood OfferingMirkwood
Seed of Tree or Bush
Entrails
600263030030010050
Nine-Tails6,000312080193.55193.553009.68
Onion BraidAny Onion
String
1,20011714109.0954.55171.4315.58
OuroborosAdder Hide
Entrails
Intestines
A Beautiful Dream!
7,80043.771840178.22178.22433.339.9
Porcelain DollBone Clay
Cloth
Finer Plant Fibre
3,00012153025012520016.67
Potent RodRaw Glass
Prepared Animal Hide
2,500221220113.6456.82208.339.47
Primitive DollBlock of Wood
Stone
String
Bone Material
Ashes
85014.54458.6229.31212.514.66
PrismGlassmaking
Raw Glass
Crucible
800116772.7372.73133.3312.12
Seer's BonesHearth Magic
Bone Material
A Beautiful Dream!
60026530015010050
Seer's StonesStone
Cloth
A Beautiful Dream!
4,500242030187.5187.52259.38
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
Swan FeatherDead Swan1,6008.331020192.08192.0816019.21

Forageable Curiosities

NameRequirementsPer*ExpBase LPStudy Time (Real HoursMental WeightExperience CostLP/HourLP/Hour/SizeLP/WeightLP/Hour/Weight
Chiming BluebellForaging4148,00029.17735274.25274.251,142.8639.18
DandelionForaging10500.671375755075
Dewy Lady's MantleForaging80700533140140233.3346.67
EdelweißForaging1,60010,00018.23102548.55548.551,00054.85
Four-Leaf CloverForaging1305,00010620500500833.3383.33
Frog's CrownForaging4509007.2886123.63123.63112.515.45
GlimmermossForaging1,2753,5005525700700700140
Lady's MantleForaging8030056360605010
Royal ToadstoolForaging21060063510010020033.33
StalagoomForaging10030023715015010050
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
AmethystMining
Jewelry
Gemcutter's Wheel
18,0007.1710182,510.462,510.461,800251.05
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
Bar of SoapAnimal Husbandry
Rendered Animal Fat
Limestone
Ashes
Cauldron
9,00043.772060205.64205.6445010.28
Bat WingsHunting
Dead Bat
Sharp Tools
8003.63840220.39220.3910027.55
Bear ToothHunting
Survival
1,5003020155050752.5
Beaver TeethHunting
Beaver
5,00030.381015164.58164.5850016.46
Boar TuskHunting
Boar
75012121062.562.562.55.21
Cat GoldStone Boulder
Mine Hole
Cave
80020364040266.6713.33
Cruel SplinterLumberjacking9,00029.22520308.22308.2236012.33
Dark HeartHunting15,00073102205.48205.481,50020.55
Death's Head ChrysalisSilkfarming
Silkworm
Skills
1,30010910130130144.4414.44
DiamondMining
Jewelry
Gemcutter's Wheel
27,0007.1710183,765.693,765.692,700376.57
Divination in TinTin Nugget
A Beautiful Dream!
Cauldron
9008.12728110.84110.84128.5715.83
EmeraldMining
Jewelry
Gemcutter's Wheel
18,0007.1710182,510.462,510.461,800251.05
Everglowing EmberBlock of Wood
Board
Tar Kiln
5,00036.52020136.99136.992506.85
Fishy EyeballFishing
Fish
45083256.2556.2515018.75
Foul Smoke10,00043.752060228.57228.5750011.43
Gold EggAnimal Husbandry
Chicken
Chicken Coop
400,0007.285020054,945.0554,945.058,0001,098.9
Hand ImpressionPottery
Unfired Hand Impression
Kiln
1,80036102050501805
Hopped-up Cone CowUnusually Large Hop Cone
Branch
2,0007.28510274.73274.7340054.95
Irrlight5002.4252206.61206.6110041.32
Itsy Bitsy Spider5,000321045156.25156.2550015.63
Itsy Bitsy's Web2,5003883065.7965.79312.58.22
JadeMining
Jewelry
Gemcutter's Wheel
18,0007.1710182,510.462,510.461,800251.05
LadybugHunting400333133.33133.33133.3344.44
LatherBar of Soap
Water
300112203003002525
Lucky Rabbit's FootHunting
Raw Lucky Rabbit's Foot
2,0002441583.3383.3350020.83
Mallard FeatherDead Mallard1,50011.66512128.64128.6430025.73
MoonstoneMining
Jewelry
Gemcutter's Wheel
18,0007.1710182,510.462,510.461,800251.05
Mother of PearlLocalized Resources8,0001.215106,666.676,666.67533.33444.44
Notes of a Foul SymphonyLocalized Resources3,00021.881230137.11137.1125011.43
Odd TuberWooden Shovel
Metal Shovel
1,75016212109.38109.3887554.69
OpalMining
Jewelry
Gemcutter's Wheel
18,0007.1710182,510.462,510.461,800251.05
Opium Dragon1,5004.55225329.67164.84750164.84
Petrified SeashellMining
Fishing
Pickaxe
Stone Axe
Fishing Pole
2,00036.572054.7954.79285.717.83
Poppycaps9005.5520163.64163.6418032.73
River PearlBaking
Fishing
River Pearl Mussel
Cauldron
5,0001.215104,166.674,166.67333.33277.78
RubyMining
Jewelry
Gemcutter's Wheel
18,0007.1710182,510.462,510.461,800251.05
Ruby DragonflyHunting2,400444600600600150
SapphireMining
Jewelry
Gemcutter's Wheel
22,5007.1710183,138.083,138.082,250313.81
Scent GlandHunting
Wolverine
Sharp Tools
2,800111712254.55254.55164.7114.97
Stained Glass HeartPainting
Red Pigment
Green Pigment
Blue Pigment
Raw Glass
Bar of Copper
8,00049.231350162.5162.5615.3812.5
Strange RootLumberjacking
Stump
Stone Axe
Metal Axe
6,0007.281540824.18824.1840054.95
TopazMining
Jewelry
Gemcutter's Wheel
18,0007.1710182,510.462,510.461,800251.05
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
Walrus TuskHunting
Walrus
1,0007.281620137.3668.6862.58.59
Weird BeetrootFarming
Beetroot
10,00010222598.0498.045,00049.02
WishboneCleaned Chicken1,5002451262.562.530012.5
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.