Arc Journal

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The Arc Journal is a book given to the player by Sharkborne on Waiko. It replaced The Arc: A Tourist's Guide. Requires completion of Impressing the Locals to obtain.

This updated journal tracks the player's activities in The Arc. After the home tab's introduction, there are pages for each activity, and finally "A Tourist's Guide" at the end. Each activity has different rewards. It is similar to Achievements from the mainland. When a player completes the journal, a friends broadcast is transmitted and the title "the Voyager" is unlocked.

The minimap icon for the treasure chest on an Uncharted Isle is unlocked by completing the Arc Journal.

Having completed the Journal and thus having unlocked "the Voyager" title in combination with having bought all permanent unlocks from the Waiko and Ports Reward Shops rewards the player with "Salty" title by talking with Sensei Hakase.

Teleports[edit | edit source]

The journal has a right-click teleport option, which gives free access to the dock at Port Sarim. If "Arc journal teletabs" is unlocked in the Waiko Reward Shop, then it can also be used to remotely access any of the seven Arc teletabs if stored in the Arc Journal. Arc teletabs are purchased from the Waiko Reward Shop and up to 1000 stored by using the teletab on the Arc Journal.

Birds of the Arc[edit | edit source]

Main article: The Arc/Birds

While in the Arc players can spot birds on both named islands and the Uncharted Isles. Some birds only spawn on certain days or while doing certain skilling activities. Spotting them all rewards players with a bird pet called Iago.

Mushrooms of the Arc[edit | edit source]

Main article: Mushroom cluster

While foraging mushroom clusters on Goshima, The Islands That Once Were Turtles, and the Uncharted Isles players can discover different types of mushrooms. Discovering all types grants the player the title "the Fun Guy/Gal".

Berries of the Arc[edit | edit source]

Main article: The Arc/Berries

Tuai Leit features a berry planter where various berry seeds can be planted and cross-pollinated to discover other types of berries. Tuai Leit also features ten rumberry bushes and the Uncharted Isles feature exuberry bushes. For growing all berry types Ani (farming merchant) will reward the player with a 50,000 Farming XP lamp and 10% extra experience and yield when harvesting berries.

Kami Spirits of the Arc[edit | edit source]

Main article: Kami

Like implings on the main land, the Arc has kami which can be caught in the Arc. Bakami are caught on named islands and orokami are caught on the Uncharted Isles. Loot ranges from regular and island resources to Orokami masks. Catching all kami once rewards the player with the ability to choose either triple experience or double loot for catching a kami similar to Daffyd's reward for catching all implings at least once as well as a 50,000 Hunter XP lamp.

Castaways of the Arc[edit | edit source]

Main article: Castaways

Messages in bottles can be found on various named islands which contain a treasure map which while carried in the inventory and speaking with Quartermaster Gully will allow travel to various named uncharted isles containing castaways. The bottles can be spotted on different days in cycles of a certain amount of days, e.g. the first bottle spawns each day, the second bottle every two days, etc. Once the bottle is found and when the player was near the spawn location when it was visible, the bottle will be visible for always unless the message in a bottle or the treasure map is in the player's bank or inventory. Each of these castaways reward the player with one taijitu for finding them. Finding all the castaways unlocks the title "the Castaway".

Miniquests[edit | edit source]

Main article: Tales of the Arc

The journal also features a small summary of the miniquests in the Arc. Completing all the miniquests in this series will reward the player with the "of the Arc" title.

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Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 15 April 2019 (Update):
    • The Arc journal can once again be used to teleport to Port Sarim before unlocking the Arc teletabs.
  • patch 1 April 2019 (Update):
    • Up to 1000 Arc Island Teleport Tablets can now be stored in and used from your Arc Journal.
  • patch 6 February 2017 (Update):
    • The teleport to Port Sarim on the Arc journal no longer uses a teletab animation, since it doesn't consume a teletab.
    • The Arc journal's progress bars will now represent your current progress towards completion slightly more accurately.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The right-click teleport option, which gives free access to the dock at Port Sarim is missing after the 1 April 2019 update. This was fixed.