Shadow anchor

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Shadow anchors are found across the main part of the Kharid-et Dig Site.

Each of eight shadow anchors can be powered with ten pylon batteries to make the Shadow Realm more visible in the nearby area. Once lit up, they will stay lit, and reward some one-time Archaeology experience.

Some shadow anchors, when powered, will make a ghost legionary visible when a ring of visibility from Desert Treasure is equipped or if Sliske's gift has been claimed.

Powering up all the anchors will complete the achievement Light and Shadow. This will make four of the ghost legionaries visible without wearing a ring of visibility or having Sliske's gift. This also allows the player to enter the praetorium war table without the need for pylons to be active.

Experience[edit | edit source]

Powering each of the anchors rewards some one-time Archaeology experience depending on the player's level in Archaeology according to the following table.

Skill levelExperienceSkill levelExperienceSkill levelExperience
172.941871.6815,456.3
281.142913.6825,670.2
390.643957.9835,888.7
4100.1441,004.6846,111.4
5109.4451,053.6856,338.4
6122.4461,105.2866,568.9
7144.7471,159.6876,803.1
8149.4481,216.7887,040.5
9169.5491,276.7897,280.7
10180501,339.9907,523.5
11200511,406.1917,768.4
12221.3521,475.6928,015.1
13241.3531,548.6938,263.3
14269.5541,625.2948,512.4
15296.5551,705.5958,762.1
16307.5561,789.5969,012.1
17318.4571,877.7979,261.8
18329.8581,969.8989,511.1
19341.9592,066.2999,759.3
20354.7602,167.110010,006
21368.2612,272.310110,251.1
22382.5622,382.210210,493.8
23397.6632,49710310,734.2
24413.6642,616.410410,971.7
25430.4652,740.910511,206
26448.2662,870.510611,436.9
27467673,005.410711,663.8
28486.9683,145.310811,886.8
29507.9693,290.710912,105.5
30530.2703,441.411012,319.6
31553.5713,597.611112,529.1
32578.2723,759.211212,733.7
33604.3733,926.311312,933.1
34631.8744,098.911413,127.5
35660.8754,27711513,316.6
36691.5764,460.511613,500.3
37723.9774,649.311713,678.6
38758784,843.411813,851.4
39793.8795,042.711914,018.7
40831.7805,247.112014,180.6

Locations[edit | edit source]

There are a total of 8 shadow anchors scattered around the main fortress area. Some shadow anchors have ghost legionaries next to them that will provide a one-time reward of noted materials.

6 out of the 8 shadow anchors are available in free-to-play (all except the two inside and behind the chapel). 3 out of 6 ghost legionaries are available in free-to-play (as there is one from an available shadow anchor that requires ring of visibility or Sliske's gift).

Anchor Image Location Legionary?
1
Shadow anchor southwest of entrance.png
South-west of entrance. Left of the door and room containing Legionary remains. Yes (just inside door on the right)
2
Shadow anchor south of Barracks.png
South of barracks. Reach it by traversing crumbled wall. Yes (opposite the anchor)
3
Shadow anchor southwest of Chapel.png
South-west of the chapel on the wall. Yes (right of Pontifex barrier)
4
Shadow anchor south wall of Chapel.png
South wall of chapel (requires level 58 Archaeology and Pontifex signet ring to pass the barrier). Yes (opposite the anchor)
5
Shadow anchor behind Chapel.png
Behind the chapel (requires level 58 Archaeology and Pontifex signet ring to pass the barrier). Reach it by traversing crumbled wall. Yes (outside north wall of chapel, only when wearing ring of visibility or with Sliske's gift)

Either all 8 shadow anchors must be charged or Pylon must be active

6
Shadow anchor east of Kitchen.png
East of the kitchen. Yes (only when wearing ring of visibility or with Sliske's gift)

Either all 8 shadow anchors must be charged or Pylon must be active

7
Shadow anchor behind Kitchen.png
Behind the kitchen. No
8
Shadow anchor southeast of entrance.png
South-east of the entrance. Near the ruined building area containing material cache (Tyrian purple). No

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 18 May 2020 (Update):
    • Activating all eight Kharid-et shadow anchors will now grant players a fast travel option to the Praetorium from the Kharid-et entrance.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Previously wearing a ring of visibility or having Sliske's gift is an additional requirement to enter the Praetorium war table, but no longer after an update on 20 April 2020.