Cornelius's decoding tools is a collection that can be combined in the game.
Each Hidden Object Picture and Puzzle game in the Secret Society - Hidden Mystery has its own set of reward items that players can win, in addition to earning Experience points and coins. Many of these items form parts of collections that players can combine in order to win rewards.
This collection is currently not associated with an Artefact in the game.
See the List of Collections page for a list of all collections currently available in the game and the rewards for combining them.
Cornelius's decoding tools CollectionEdit
Cornelius's decoding tools is collection number 112 in the collections section of the game in accordance with the List of Collections Page. This collection was introduced to the game in the 1.5 update (October 2013).
Each collection in the game consists of 5 different collection items.
|Item 1||Item 2||Item 3||Item 4||Item 5||Combining Elements Required||Item Created by Combining||Reward for Combining|
|Decoding lens||Thin frames||Fasteners||Chain||Clip||Decoding monocle||Lunch Box x2|
Once you have collected at least one of each item for this collection, along with the required number of combining elements, the COMBINE button on the right side of the collection will turn green. You will be able to combine the collection and receive your rewards. If the COMBINE button is brown, then you are either missing one or more of the collection items, or you do not have enough of one or more of the required combining elements.
There are several ways to obtain the collection items needed to combine the Cornelius's decoding tools collection.
They can be: 1) won as a reward for successfully investigating certain pictures; 2) won both within, as well as before and after the quests for them; 3) randomly rewarded by the Collector desktop award; and 4) randomly rewarded from charging a friend's board when visiting friends. The collection items can also be gifted to friends (from your own inventory) and received as gifts from friends.
The chart below details: 1) Collection Item Name; 2) Find In Quest - the name of the quest; 3) Found After Quest Completion - where the item can be obtained after the quest has been completed; and 4) Giftable/Drop - whether or not the item is giftable, obtainable while visiting a friend's board as a drop, or both.
|Collection Item Name||Find In Quest||Found After Quest Completion||Giftable/Drop|
|Decoding lens||Decoding Lens||Illusionist's Room (from scene level Magister)||Both|
|Thin frames||An Elegant Frame for the Monocle||Illusionist's Room (from scene level Magister)||Both|
|Fasteners||Fixing the Lens||Illusionist's Room (from scene level Magister)||Both|
|Chain||Monocle Hanging Chain||Illusionist's Room (from scene level Magister)||Both|
|Clip||Holder for the Monocle||Illusionist's Room (from scene level Magister)||Both|
Collection items with a green plus sign can be added to your wish list to indicate to your friends that you need the item. This is done by clicking on the green plus sign next to the item in the Collections window, at which point it will turn into a red x and will also show up on your wish list. You can also gift these collection items to your friends, either directly from their wish list or through the 'Send a collection item' tab in the gifting window for that friend. All collection items gifted to friends will come out of your inventory.
Collection items without a green plus sign cannot be added to your wish list or gifted to friends. It does not matter how many of that item you have in your inventory; if the item does not have a green plus sign next to it, it will not appear in the 'Send a collection item' tab in the gifting window. It is impossible to send or receive items that do not have a green plus sign, however they may be obtained through a drop while visiting a friend's board or by charging an award.
The combining elements required to assemble any collection can be won as a reward for successfully investigating certain pictures and winning certain puzzle games.
The following is a list of the combining elements that are required in order to combine the Cornelius's decoding tools collection. For each combining element, it shows how many are required each time you combine a collection and where the combining element can be found in the game.
|Combining Element Name||Number Required||Locations can be found|
|"Drink Me" Bottle||5||Venice; Eastern Bazaar|
|"Eat Me" Cake||5||Buddha's Square; Eastern Bazaar|
|Rabbit's Waistcoat||5||Throne Room; Eastern Bazaar|
|Mad Hat||5||Japanese House; Eastern Bazaar|
Currently all combining elements have a green plus sign, which means they can be added to your wish list and gifted between friends.
Important: All combining elements in the game count as free gifts therefore they DO NOT come out of your inventory when gifted to Friends.