Archaeology

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Description

Archaeology is a skill used in retrieving artifacts. It has one subskill of restoration. These skills are used for locating, identifying, and combining of fragments of different items from resources to weapons and more.

Usage

The archaeology skill level helps determine what item or fragment you get when investigating tiles. It will also determine what and how much information you get on settlements that used to exist on or near the location investigated.

The type of fragment you retrieve is determined based on:

  • How many settlements have been on that tile in the past.
  • How long the settlement(s) stood there.
  • How long it has been since the settlement disbanded.
  • Skill level.

Each of these increase the difficulty of the action, but also increase the chances of finding uncommon item fragments, with the higher difficulties providing the most unique items.

When finding a fragment, there may be a message in the event tab stating information on past settlement locations. The higher your skill level, the more information you may receive. You also need an archaeology journal and 30+ Ql paper to record records of the deed to get the cache.

Investigation

To investigate a tile, activate a trowel, right-click a tile and click Investigate. This will search the tile for fragments.

  • At 20+ skill, a shovel may be used instead of a trowel, increasing the difficulty of the action. Some fragments are instantly identified upon discovery at this level with no further restoration work needed.
  • At 30+ skill level, there is a chance to see the name of one of the settlements at that location:

You can see multiple markers of abandoned settlements here. Based on your knowledge of the area and small hints you can find, one of the settlements must have been called Sunnyvale.

  • At 40+ skill, there is a chance to see the name of the last mayor:

You can see signs of a single abandoned settlement here. Based on your knowledge of the area and small hints you can find, the settlement must have been called Splash Point. You find a scrap of washed out parchment signed by the last mayor, Badgirl.

  • At 50+ skill level, there is a chance to see the name of the settlement's founder:

You can see multiple markers of abandoned settlements here. Based on your knowledge of the area and small hints you can find, one of the settlements must have been called Mordor. You recall this settlement, and remember the name of the founder as Gromclad.

  • At 70+ skill level, there is a chance to see names of deeds in the area some tiles away and the time since abandonment of a deed:

You spot some markers of an old settlement in the area. It looks like it may be close to the northeast from here. You find a small scrap of something that has the deed name on it... 'Kittenforest Paradise'.

  • At 80+ skill level, there is a chance to see the length of the period that a deed was occupied:

You can see multiple markers of abandoned settlements here. Based on your knowledge of the area and small hints you can find, one of the settlements must have been called Grindavik. You make a rough estimate that the settlement was inhabited for about 8 years, 2 months.

  • In areas that are considered valuable, finding fragments is a bit easier at higher levels.

Skills & Characteristics

Subskill

Titles

  • Investigator at 50 skill
  • Archaeologist at 70 skill
  • Curator at 90 skill
  • Witness to Decay at 100 skill

See Also