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Throughout the cities of Sable City and Thrace City, the streets can become cluttered with refuse from daily life. As a result, piles begin to accumulate and adventurers inclined to keep the cities clean are invited to collect the garbage and return it to the city dumps.

This activity is newbie friendly and can easily net a newcomer significant sums of coins, not just from finding coins in these piles, but selling the random loot that is generated from them.

Garbage Collecting

Grab a UGA clean-up kit from the local city garbage dump in either Sable City (from COT - 4n, 6w, 2n, w) or Thrace City (from COT - 6s, 8e)

Find garbage piles within the city streets, and when you do, type cleanup <garbage> to clean it up. This may take a number of attempts to finally clean it up. As you do, the pile will grow smaller and its short description will update to reflect this.

If you cannot find any garbage piles, simply use the garbodetector command to get an idea of where to find a garbage pile within the city. The kit will work in both main cities but will only detect garbage in the city in which you presently find yourself.


The clean-up kit can be trashed in any pillar or trashed in any city garbage dump.

Garbage Generation Mechanics


Garbage piles have both levels and stages. As a garbage pile levels up or down, it will meet certain points at which it changes its stage. All garbage piles have stages 1-5. When a garbage pile has reached stage 5 it will no longer grow.

Garbage piles come in three types:

  • slow
  • medium
  • fast

These types determine at what level a garbage pile will change stages. A garbage pile's stage is used merely for aesthetics of the short description of the garbage pile, which changes with each stage.

Growth Rate
type stage 2 stage 3 stage 4 stage 5
slow 20 40 60 80
medium 10 20 30 40
fast 5 10 15 20


A garbage pile has a 10% chance every 15 minutes to spawn in any city room of Thrace City or Sable City and starts at level 0.


Once a garbage pile exists, every 15 minutes, just before the spawn process, every garbage pile receives 1 level (4 per hour).

Automatic Cleanup

If enabled, the automatic cleanup occurs once per hour and removes 1d3 levels of each garbage pile that exists. Each garbage pile gets its own roll to calculate its diminishment.


  1. Cleaning up garbage is affected by your critical strike chance, resulting in faster elimination of garbage piles when a critically struck.
  2. Critical strikes guarantee a prize.
  3. If you are a member of the UGA, you should trash your kit in a garbage dump in order to gain credit for your work.
  4. Trashing your kit in the garbage dump also contributes to your rank on the Garbonauts leaderboard located at each dump.