The Medieval Chest is a reddish brown 1-block-sized storage unit with metal reinforcements at all corners and over the lock that can contain 32 stacks of items. These are 4 slots less than the free Arctek Chest has, and 8 slots less than the free Grand Arctek Chest.
This object is part of the Medieval Super Bundle that was introduced with update R41 on May 1st 2017, and can only be crafted after buying the Medieval Super Bundle (formerly called "Colossal Castle Bundle") in the Store for Coins.
To craft one Medieval Chest, you'll need:
- 1 Wood Slab made from any uncorrupted block of Wood or Logs in a Processor
- 1 Melted Wax made from Beeswax in a Forge or found in Wood Treasure Chests or Stone Treasure Chests
- 4 Stone Rods made from Stone, Limestone or Bedrock in a Processor
- either 2 Logs or 2 blocks of uncorrupted Wood (different kinds of Wood can be used; just click the icon with the 2 blue triangles until the recipe will display the type of Wood you want to use. The variant of Wood will not influence the final look of the item).
Medieval Chests as crafted objects are also included in the Medieval Pack and in the building kit that you can buy for the Colossal Castle Blueprint, but none of these item/block packs include the according crafting recipe for this object.
Buying the Medieval Super Bundle in the Store for Coins is the only way to permanently add the crafting recipe for this object to the crafting menu (to be opened by default key "q"), where it will be already unlocked and will always be available even on game worlds where the world option "world bound recipes" is enabled.
Empty Medieval Chests can be rotated sideways by pressing and holding R and moving the mouse while holding the left mouse button. It is not possible to flip these chests on their side or turn them upside down. The chosen rotation angle can then be "locked" too by simply typing "r", so that all items of the same stack will be placed facing the same direction.
Medieval Chests can be picked up without requiring any Power Cells, but only when they have been completely emptied. Of course you won't be able to take such items on claims of other players (or in game-worlds) where your permission level is set low.
You can simply sort whole stacks of materials, blocks, items or substances into storage chests from your inventory or quick-bar by right-clicking or dragging & dropping with your left mouse-button.
If you hold a stack of stuff with your mouse-button (left click), you can drag it over the chest and then right-click to drop only one piece of the stack (also repeatedly).
You can also hold left shift + left click, then drag to move half a stack, or hold left shift + right click to move five items.
You can use the same kind of procedures to move items/stacks from storage containers into empty slots of your quickbar and your inventory/bag.
You can name any chest individually (this label will be shown instead of "Medieval Chest" when you look at the chest) by activating/opening the chest and then clicking on the icon that looks like a square note with a pen in the top right corner. You can type up to 30 characters into the text array and confirm this with "enter"/"return".
You can name any chest individually (these words will then be shown when you look at the chests from outside), by activating/opening the chest and then clicking on the icon that looks like a square note with a pen to the right of the empty array. You can then type up to 30 characters into this text array and confirm with "enter"/"return".
You can also change the Permission settings for each chest by clicking on the padlock icon shown in the top right corner after activating/opening the chest. Here you can set individual authorizations to control who will be permitted access to this chest (and its contents).
Available world permission-settings: "just me", "world owner/admins", "world mods", "builders" or "everyone". On player Claims the available settings are "just me", "claim admins", "claim interact only", "claim builders" and "everyone".
Since R40 all storage containers are set to "builders" by default when being placed. So only players with builder rights/permission rank either on your gameworld or on your claim (claim permission ranks override world permission ranks) can access your storage containers, but you can set them to "just me" if you want to. If set to "visitor", everyone can access these chests and can even take them away. Only on player claims a special permission rank "claim interacts only" will allow players with the same permission rank to access this chest, but not to take it away.
By clicking on the magnifying glass icon in the top right corner, you can see a "Transfer History" listing the last 5 filling and 5 removal actions with the according player names and time of their access to the storage chest.