Orthen Dig Site

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The Orthen Dig Site is a dig site located on Anachronia, requiring level 90 Archaeology to be interacted with. It was the sixth dig site released for the skill. The Anachronia base camp is the main location of the dig site, with various excavation sites across the island of Anachronia - crypt of Varanus, observation outpost, Moksha ritual site, and Xolo City.

Mr Mordaut is the site manager. Like the other site managers, Mr Mordaut becomes a research consultant when all mysteries related to Orthen are completed and has a power called Treasure Hoarder, giving a x/24 chance of obtaining a tetracompass piece after each expedition, x being the number of hours the team is sent out for.

Reaching level 90 Archaeology causes the Orthen invitation to be placed in the player's backpack, inviting the player to the dig site.

The archaeology teleport, master archaeologist's outfit, and the dig sites map at the guild can teleport the player to the base camp, and, after unlocking the locations, the Orthen teleportation devices may be used to teleport the player between the dig site's locations.

The final reward of the site is an enhancement to the mysterious monolith's power cap, allowing 150 extra power for a total of 650 power. This requires level 120, unlocking of all the locations, and completion of the Mysterious City mystery.

Dig site info[edit | edit source]

Quick guide[edit | edit source]

Follow the quick guide to quickly unlock all 4 sections of the dig site and complete the Teleport Node On, Know Thy Measure, and Fragmented Memories mysteries at the same time.

Locations[edit | edit source]

Archaeology Level Name Directions Image Excavation site
90 Crypt of Varanus Crypt of Varanus map.png Orthen Dig Site Crypt.png Orthen - Crypt of Varanus excavation site
101 Observation outpost Observation Outpost map.png Orthen Dig Site Observation Outpost.png Orthen - Observation outpost excavation site
106 Moksha ritual site Moksha Ritual Site map.png Orthen Dig Site Moksha Ritual Site.png Orthen - Moksha ritual site excavation site
113 Xolo city Xolo City map.png Orthen Dig Site Xolo City.png Orthen - Xolo city excavation site

Travel[edit | edit source]

Orthen Dig Site locations

The Orthen teleportation devices provide quick teleportation between the four locations and the base camp.

For a short guide to unlocking just the teleports, see the 'Teleport Node On' guide.

For the full guide to unlocking all of the digsite locations, see the Quick guide.

Unlocking all the teleports requires:

Excavation[edit | edit source]

The excavation sites in the dig site collectively contain ten different excavation hotspots containing a total of 22 different artefacts as well as five dig site-specific materials. As with all other dig sites, agnostic materials are present in these hotspots.

The soil for this dig site is volcanic ash.

Facilities[edit | edit source]

The dig site has an archaeologist's workbench and a material storage container in the Anachronia base camp, and material deposit carts at the excavation sites. If a tier 3 town hall has been built, an archaeology noticeboard will also be set up near Sharrigan.

Excavation hotspots[edit | edit source]

The dig site contains the following excavation hotspots.

Material caches[edit | edit source]

The dig site contains the following material caches.

Mysteries[edit | edit source]

Achievements[edit | edit source]

There are 12 achievements in this group.

Research[edit | edit source]

Collections[edit | edit source]

Sharrigan is the Orthen-specific collector. Velucia also has her own dragonkin museum collections.

Osseous[edit | edit source]

A partially constructed Rex skeleton that forms part of the Osseous event

The dig site has a community event, akin to the pylon found at the Kharid-et Dig Site, called Osseous. While excavating players can find rex skeleton fragments which can be used to build the skeleton of a dinosaur located at the Anachronia base camp.

When the skeleton is completed, it activates the Roar of Osseous (self status).png Roar of Osseous buff which grants every player in Anachronia for 65 minutes:

Rewards[edit | edit source]

Potions[edit | edit source]

The digsite allows the creation of recipes to separately unlock the following 5 potions:

Note that the potion recipe fragments can be obtained more than once after assembling the tablet and learning the recipe.

Skilling off-hands[edit | edit source]

There are two skilling off-hands obtainable through the digsite:

These off-hands are rare items aimed at high levels.

Relics[edit | edit source]

The dig site adds 3 new Archaeology relics which may be added to the mysterious monolith at the Archaeology Campus for new relic powers:

  • Evil Bob's Catspaw, a talisman that will automatically cook any fish the player catches - Bait and Switch relic power.
  • Soma, a dragonkin delicacy that will increase the player's archaeological precision by +20%, at the cost of obtaining no soil from excavations - Flow State relic power.
  • Kaladanda, an item that will note all guaranteed bone or ash drops - Death Note relic power.

Monolith power[edit | edit source]

Players may obtain an increase of 150 in monolith power after the Mysterious City mystery.

Music unlocked[edit | edit source]

Dialogue[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Art[edit | edit source]

Environments[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

This information has been compiled as part of the update history project. Some updates may not be included - see here for how to help out!
  • patch 2 November 2020 (Update):
    • Resolved an issue that was stopping the Heart of Stone puzzles from opening if you had previously interacted with Orthen.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The player Bijn was the first player who fully completed this dig site on 19 October 2020 which was shown in-game with the announcement: Game announcement.png News: Bijn is the first to master the Orthen Dig Site by fully exploring the site's history!