Orthen Dig Site
|Orthen Dig Site|
|Release date||19 October 2020 (Update)|
|Infobox • Talk page|
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.
Requirements[edit | edit source]
In order to unlock this digsite, players first need to obtain:
- Level 90 Archaeology
- Archaeology guild associate qualification
- Completion of the Anachronia base camp tutorial
Quick guide[edit | edit source]
- Unlocking all the teleport locations requires 90 Archaeology[B], 70 Runecrafting, 70 Crafting, and 70 Divination.
- Unlocking the last location for excavation (xolo city) requires 108 Archaeology[B] and 86 Hunter.
Locations[edit | edit source]
|Crypt of Varanus||Orthen - Crypt of Varanus excavation site|
|101||Observation outpost||Orthen - Observation outpost excavation site|
|106||Moksha ritual site||Orthen - Moksha ritual site excavation site|
|113||Xolo city||Orthen - Xolo city excavation site|
Travel[edit | edit source]
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.
|Level||Excavation hotspot||XP per
Material caches[edit | edit source]
The dig site contains the following material caches.
|99||Material cache (carbon black)||92.7||Carbon black||Dragonkin|
|90||Material cache (compass rose)||92.7||Compass rose||Dragonkin|
|96||Material cache (dragon metal)||92.7||Dragon metal||Dragonkin|
|90||Material cache (felt)||92.7||Felt||Dragonkin|
|99||Material cache (orgone)||92.7||Orgone||Dragonkin|
Mysteries[edit | edit source]
|Crypt o' Zoology||
|Teleport Node On|
|Know Thy Measure||
|Free Your Mind||
|I Am Become Death||
Achievements[edit | edit source]
There are 12 achievements in this subcategory (showing 12).
|12||Dragonkin Expert||Yes||Restored at least one of each dragonkin artefact.||0|
|2||Mysteries - Orthen||Yes||Complete all of the listed achievements.||0|
|11||Research - Orthen||Yes||Complete all of the listed research.||0|
|1||Mastery - Orthen||Yes||Complete all of the listed achievements.||0|
|3||Crypt o' Zoology||Yes||Solve this mystery.||15|
|4||Teleport Node On||Yes||Solve this mystery.||15|
|5||Death Watch||Yes||Solve this mystery.||15|
|6||Know Thy Measure||Yes||Solve this mystery.||15|
|7||Free Your Mind||Yes||Solve this mystery.||15|
|8||Fragmented Memories||Yes||Solve this mystery.||15|
|9||I Am Become Death||Yes||Solve this mystery.||15|
|10||Mysterious City||Yes||Solve this mystery.||15|
Research[edit | edit source]
Collections[edit | edit source]
|Recurring reward |
(Velucia - Museum)
|99||Crypt of Varanus||7||110,534||6 Anachronia resource packs
|102||Observation outpost||4||86,567|| 75 Rex skeleton fragments
|108||Moksha ritual site||5||141,687||Kaladanda
|4,652 chronotes||5,815 chronotes|
|120||Xolo city||6||268,533|| 150 Rex skeleton fragments
Osseous[edit | edit source]
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 buff which grants every player in Anachronia for 65 minutes:
- 25% more XP from activities on Anachronia:
- Hunter including BGH
- Archaeology excavation
- Anachronia Agility Course
- 10% buff to the drop rates from:
Rewards[edit | edit source]
Potions[edit | edit source]
The digsite allows the creation of recipes to separately unlock the following 5 potions:
|Potion||Recipe||GE price||Spots that provide the recipe fragments|
(upgraded variant of cup of soil tea)
|Archaeology potion recipe||6,571,890||Varanusaur remains and dragonkin reliquary|
|99||88||Summoning renewal||Summoning renewal recipe||832,647||Dragonkin coffin and autopsy table|
|102||98||Holy aggroverload||Holy aggroverload recipe||290,755||Experiment workbench and Aughra remains|
|108||103||Powerburst of opportunity||Powerburst of opportunity recipe||1,506,461||Moksha device and xolo mine|
|119||116||Spirit attraction potion||Spirit attraction recipe||506,445||Xolo remains and Saurthen debris|
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]
- 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]
Update history[edit | edit source]
- 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: