Various other equipment, usually static and kept indoors. Some of the equipment listed on this page is of a portable and outdoors nature, though.
Mechanical circular saw
Electric circular saw
Draw knife (woodworking)
Hacking knife (side knife)
Treadle sewing machine
Electric sewing machine
Draw knife (tannery)
Mortars and pestles
Tinderbox (firestriker included)
Mortars and pestles
Equipment and gear useful for outdoor adventures outside of Melza or other inhabited places. Intended for longer expeditions or treasure-scavenging trips, taking up at least several days or weeks.
As the industrial revolution continues its slow but determined march throughout Aporue, it gradually brings innovations even to many mundane items and gadgets. Tents are no exception to this, as the folding tent - the dernier cri of camping - proves. On a purely material level, the folding tent doesn't seem all that novel or innovative, as it is usually made of the same reinforced canvas as normal canvas tents. However, the secret lies in the tent's construction: Instead of rope-based supports, it's propped up by a self-supporting frame of thin rods made (made of light metal) that fold into each other in a telescopic fashion. Once fully deployed, the rods overlap with each other to form a flexible but rigid enough frame that easily props up the tent proper. They are sown onto specific inner parts of the tent's canvas, leaving them protected from outside weather. All of this allows the tent to be built without the need for additional (and often heavy) support frames and rope lines. In addition, some of the latest folding tents even come with an extra outer cover that helps prevent the main canvas body of the tent from becoming too soaked during rainy and humid conditions. Unfortunately, as with many new, stylish and somewhat untested inventions, the folding tent is not very widespread yet and is still rather expensive. You can't buy it in every single tools and appliances shop in Aporue, but you might run into one while visiting some of the fancier establishments in the bigger and more prosperous cities of the continent.
Practical when you're sleeping outdoors for several nights and need something slightly more substantial than a simple campfire for warming yourself or for cooking. Portable stoves had been invented and first used in Aporue already a very long time ago. Some of the latest unearthed archaeological evidence points to such stoves long predating even the earliest days of The Old Empire. Modern day portable stoves vary wildly in terms of what material they're made from and what fuel source they utilise. The most traditional and most common ones are simple reinforced ceramic vessels with an open bottom, a small chimney-like protrusion or opening at the top, and a smaller opening at the side for regulating the flame. These types are usually powered by simple firewood or other dry materials (grass and leaves, citrus fruit peels, charcoal, etc.). Just like with the tents, the march of progress hasn't left portable stoves behind. Metal, paraffin-fired, regulator-equipped portable stoves are slowly becoming more popular, though for the time being, they are still fairly expensive. Some of the latest models have improved outer surface covers and coatings, in order to prevent causing accidental burns to the user. Portable stoves can be lit the same way normal campfires or torches are lit - with an already burning piece of wood, with a firestriker and tinderbox, or with a box of matches.
Teakettle and pot kettle with stand/tripod
Coffee grinder (Coffee-mill)
Poppy grinder (Poppy hand mill)
Home canning device
Ceramic pot (flat-bottomed)
Ceramic pot (on legs)
Glass serving bowl
Canning jar (with tin lid)
Canning jar (with screw-on metal lid) Canning jar (with glass lid and rubber seal)
Cold cuts fork
Tablespoon (Soup spoon)
(Last modified 30th September 2014 1:42 AM.)