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The Test of the Archaeologist
The Test of the Archaeologist
(Test - Natural Philosophy)
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Travel Egypt's sands to discover relics from the mysterious past. Perfect your collection by trading to pass the Test of the Archaeologist.

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Test Description

You sign up for the Test of the Archaeologist and learn how to craft Archaeologist's Shovel (also requires the Blacksmithing skill), build a Trophy Case, and excavate sites. You are also given a list of relics to search for. Trading relics with fellow Archaeologists is encouraged.

Additional Information

The Test of the Archaeologist is a test available in the discipline of Natural Philosophy. Requires Blacksmithing 1 to start.


  • Hunt for Archaeological Dig Sites on the roads of Egypt.
  • Extract Relics from them using an Archaeologist's Shovel.
    • If you are successful at getting a relic you have to pick it up from the ground. Some are tiny and hard to see.
    • Use Utility/Make Nearby Portables Look Like Bags to expose the tiny relics
  • When you start the test, you will be given a list of your 14 ideal Relics.
  • Your goal is to find relics that match as many attributes as possible on your list.
  • You gain Talent Points from having a higher score than others (see below for details).

Scoring

  • When you install a relic in your Trophy Case, you will receive 1 point, with a 7x multiplier if you found it yourself.
  • Each attribute on the relic that matches your ideal list will add a multiplier to the score for that relic.
  • The multiplier for each attribute appears to be equal to the number of possibilities for that attribute minus 1, with the exception of color (which maxes out at 7).
    • Color: 7x
    • Size: 4x
    • Sturdyness: 2x
    • Weight: 3x
    • Age: 3x
    • Purpose: 4x
  • The score of any relic is:
Collected By * Color * Size * Sturdyness * Weight * Age * Purpose
  • You may not install more than one of a particular type of relic in the case.
  • You may, however, remove installed relics, if you find a better match.
  • Although you do not get the 7x multiplier if you install a relic you did not find yourself, often it may still be better to do so if you can match more attributes.

Passing the Test

  • Requires 7 relics in your Trophy Case to complete.
  • The top three Archaeologist scores each week pass.

Talent Points Awarded

  • Build a Trophy Case - 1 Talent Point
  • Successfully Extract a Relic - 2 Talent Point
  • Install Three Relics in your Trophy Case - 1 Talent Point
  • Pass Test - 3 Talent Point ?

Trading

Relic Trading

Relics Types

There are 21 types of relics. Each relic will have a set of attributes, one from each category noted below.

Relics Color Size Sturdyness Weight Age Purpose
  • Aether Flag
  • Air of Reason
  • Amusement Papers
  • Attention Grabber
  • Celestial Magnifier
  • Dirt Pick
  • Font of Wisdom
  • Fortune Teller
  • Holy Book
  • Jewelry Collage
  • Land Anchor
  • Meditation Box
  • Metallic Chalice
  • Odd Bone
  • Portrait Collection
  • Ribbon of Harmony
  • Security Prop
  • Spreader of Delight
  • Strange Sundial
  • Sun Totem
  • Wrist Exerciser
  • Black
  • Blue
  • Brown
  • Green
  • Grey
  • Orange
  • Pink
  • Red
  • Violet
  • White
  • Yellow
  • Tiny
  • Small
  • Mid-sized
  • Large
  • Giant
  • Delicate
  • Sturdy
  • Indestructible
  • Featherweight
  • Lightweight
  • Welterweight
  • Heavy
  • Ancient
  • Antique
  • Old
  • Timeless
  • Decorative
  • Functional
  • Valuable
  • Royal
  • Sacred

For example, you might find an Air of Reason that is Violet, Tiny, Indestructible, Heavy, Timeless, Functional.