[Guide] Archaeology Guide

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This is an excellent guide. I want to explore this skill on my own but through it I gained understanding that completing collections is a nice goal to build towards. Thanks a bunch. Will definitely refer to it when I'm stuck hehe.

Edit: WHOA did not realize there's so much more to this skill with those other things you've posted.
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I have updated the guide to include the Orthen Digsite's Collections (60 total collections now). I will be working on the Mysteries and Research Section for Orthen later tonight!
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Orthen Research:

Let Sleeping Kin Lie: Study the "Hibernation Pods" in the "Nodon Hibernatorium."
--(Requires: 70 Archaeology; Desperate Measure's Quest Completion)(Rewards: 7,666 Archaeology Experience, and 50 Orthenglass).

Incomplete Portal Network 1: Activate the Orthen Teleportation Device at the "Crypt of Varanaus."
--(Requires: 90 Archaeology)(Rewards: 1,666 Archaeology Experience, 3,000 Divination Experience, Ability to charge the second Teleportation Device at the Observation Outpost).

Incomplete Portal Network 2: Activate the Orthen Teleportation Device at the "Observation Outpost" (Requires 20 Ancient Vis (unnoted)).
--(Requires: 90 Archaeology, 70 Runecrafting)(Rewards: 3,333 Archaeology Experience, 3,000 Runecrafting Experience, Ability to charge the third Teleportation Device at the Moksha Ritual Site).

Incomplete Portal Network 3: Activate the Orthen Teleportation Device at the Moksha Ritual Site (Requires 20 Orthenglass (Unnoted)).
--(Requires: 90 Archaeology, 70 Crafting)(Rewards: 5,000 Archaeology Experience, 3,000 Crafting Experience, Ability to charge the Orthen Teleportation Device at Xolo City).
----(To activate the Xolo City Teleportation you Require 20 Quintessence (Unnoted) and 70 Divination --- Rewards 3,000 Divination Experience).

Breath of Fire: Study the "Funeral Pyre" in the centre of the main area of the "Crypt of Varanaus."
--(Requires: 99 Archaeology)(Rewards: 28,750 Archaeology Experience, 1x Death Mask (Damaged)).

Necropsy: Study the "Autopsy Table" inside the ruins of the "Observation Outpost."
--(Requires: 101 Archaeology)(Rewards: 32,582 Archaeology Experience, 1x Dragon Scalpel (Damaged)).

Mind your Head: Study the "Moksha Device" in the "Moksha Ritual Site."
--(Requires: 108 Archaeology)(Rewards: 46,547 Archaeology Experience, 1x Master Control (Damaged)).

Xolo Dorado: Study the "Xolo Temple Pyramid" in "Xolo City."
--(Requires: 120 Archaeology)(Rewards: 76,666 Archaeology Experience, 1x Raksha Idol (Damaged)).


Orthen Mysteries: 

Crypt of Zoology: Obtain the 4 Pages from Excavating in the "Crypt of Varanaus" and speak with Mordaut at the Basecamp.
--(Requires: 90+ Archaeology)(Rewards: 21,500 Archaeology Experience).

Teleport Node On: Activate the 4 Teleport Nodes for the Orthen Digsite (See Research Section for Required Items).
--(Requires: 90 Archaeology, 70 Runecrafting, Crafting, and Divination; Know Thy Measure Mystery completed to access Moksha Ritual Site).
---(Rewards: 35,000 Archaeology Experience, 6,000 Divination Experience, and 3,000 Crafting, and Runecrafting Experience).

Know Thy Measure: Gain Access to the Moksha Ritual Site by Completing the Puzzles as below.
--(Requires: 90 Archaeology; Desperate Measures Quest Completed (Recommended))(Rewards: 39,500 Archaeology Experience, Access to the Moksha Ritual Site).

How to Complete the Mystery:

  • Go to the Observation Outpost and Input Code "3,1,5" into the Dragonkin Pylon (can see what digit each symbol is on by hovering over them!)(It should say it beeped as well)
  • Enter the Next Code "4,1,4" (Beep again)
  • Enter Code "1,6,7" (Symbols should now disappear)
  • Continue the dialogue and click on the strange device that appeared in your inventory and select option 1 "Peer into."
  • Head to the Location of the Moksha Ritual Site (Once you unlock the Research for this Teleportation Device you should return with 20 unnoted Orthenglass to activate the teleporter)
  • Interact with the "Dragonkin Statue" and select "Sha""Cra" "Lith""Kab" in that order which will activate the next set of Symbols to decipher
  • Enter code "5,1,6" (Beep), Enter code "4,1,8" (Beep again) Enter code "5,1,4" (if done correctly the symbols should dissappear and a staircase is now accessible to climb down)
  • Descend the stairs to complete the Mystery (Welcome to Moksha Ritual Site).
Death Watch: Obtain the 4 Pages from the "Observation Outpost" and speak with Mordaut at the Basecamp.
--(Requires: 101+ Archaeology)(Rewards: 39,500 Archaeology Experience).

Free Your Mind: Obtain the 4 Pages from the "Moksha Ritual Site" and speak to Mordaut at the Basecamp.
--(Requires: 106+ Archaeology)(Rewards: 51,500 Archaeology Experience).

Fragmented Memories: Reactivate the Ritual Device in Moksha.
--(Requires: 108 Archaeology, 86 Hunter, and the Know Thy Measure Mystery Completed)(Rewards: 56,500 Archaeology Experience).
---(Items Required: Master Control (Restored Artifact), Singing Bowl (Restored Artifact), Small Fishing Net, and a Rope).

Link to Guide for Mystery ) ------------------ Easier to explain with this!

I am Become Death: Obtain the 4 Pages from "Xolo City" and speak with Mordaut at the Basecamp.
--(Requires: 113+ Archaeology)(Rewards: 67,000 Archaeology Experience).

Mysterious City: Reactivate Xolo City and harness it's power.
--(Requires: 120 Archaeology)(Rewards: 80,000 Archaeology Experience, 150 Additional Power at the Mysterious Monolith at the Archaeology Guild).
---(Required Items: Lingam Stone (Restored), Raksha Idol (Restored), Gold Dish (Restored)).

How to Complete the Mystery:
  • Interact with the Entrance of Xolo City
  • Excavate and Restore a Lingam Stone at the "Moksha Ritual Site"
  • Interact with Xolo City Entrance with the Lingam Stone in inventory (consumes stone and gives access to the city)
  • Excavate a Raksha Idol and Gold Dish from the Level 120 Archaeology Excavation Site
  • Restore both artifacts and return to Xolo City
  • Place the Gold Dish on the top of the Xolo Temple Pyramid in the South of the room
  • Place the Raksha Idol on top of the Xolo Building to the West of the Pyramid (You will see a mysterious power flow into you)
  • Return to the Archaeology Guild to send the power into the Mysterious Monolith (Gain 150 Power and complete the final mystery - Congratulations!)
Extra Information: There is a Completionist Requirement to complete 5 Potion Recipes by Collecting the Fragments at each of the Orthen Excavation Sites - you can actually just buy the recipes off the Grand Exchange to save yourself the headache of really low RNG rates (the recipes aren't that expensive and you'll still complete the Completionist Requirement by learning them).
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