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6.17.1 Monthly Auction
The Monthly Auction is an auction that runs every month for gold for several unique items. The difference is that items won are only yours for that month. Once the month is over, the artifact is returned and auctioned off once again. There are five unique artifact items available that can only be obtained through the monthly auction. To see what is available for auction, use MAUCTION LIST. For additional details about an item, use MAUCTION SHOW <item>. Bidding and winning an item is the same as any other auction. You must travel to an auction house and use the WARES and BID commands to try and win an item. See HELP AUCTION HOUSES. Each month the items will leave your inventory and go back up for auction on the first of the following month. See also: HELP AUCTION HOUSES