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. It 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
16834615672,495
27535641682,616
38436669692,717
49337698702,852
510238728712,962
611439760723,090
713540792733,241
813941827743,390
915842862753,535
1016843899763,673
1118744938773,844
1220645978784,011
13226461,021794,171
14251471,067804,378
15277481,113814,582
16287491,160824,782
17301501,211834,973
18313511,263845,238
19327521,320855,410
20341531,374865,664
21356541,434875,912
22370551,498886,151
23387561,564896,514
24404571,633906,733
25422581,700917,096
26438591,777927,275
27445601,852937,620
28455611,932947,959
29498622,019958,285
30520632,102968,871
31542642,204979,182
32565652,29298+9,462
33589662,388

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 noted Archaeology materials.

Anchor Image Location Legionary?
1
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
Shadowanchor south of Barracks.png
South of barracks. Reach it by traversing crumbled wall. Yes (opposite the anchor)
3
Shadowanchor southwest of Chapel.png
South-west of the chapel on the wall. Yes (right of Pontifex barrier)
4
Shadowanchor 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
Shadowanchor behind Chapel.png
Behind the chapel (requires level 58 Archaeology and Pontifex signet ring to pass the barrier). 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
Shadowanchor 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
Shadowanchor behind Kitchen.png
Behind the kitchen. No
8
Shadowanchor 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.