The Arc

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The Arc is a region within the Wushanko Isles, west of The Skull in the Archipelago, that is also visited in player-owned port. The first half of the Arc was released on 25 July 2016, and the second half was released on 10 October 2016.

Completing the Arc Journal and purchasing all permanent unlocks from both the Waiko and Ports Reward Shops unlocks the title Salty [Name] with the broadcast: World announcement.png News: Player has fully explored what The Arc has to offer and has unlocked the 'Salty' title!

Getting there[edit | edit source]

The player must have completed the quest Impressing the Locals to access the Arc. They can then reach the first island in the Arc, Waiko, by chartering the ship Sarim's Revenge by talking to Mister Gully, who can be found opposite the pub at the north end of Port Sarim.

After the first time, the ship can be taken by talking to Quartermaster Gully at Port Sarim. The Arc Journal has a teleport option to the spot. Alternatively, if Arc teletabs are unlocked and purchased, the Arc Journal can be used to teleport to various islands directly.

Islands[edit | edit source]

There are seven destinations in the Arc:

Waiko, Aminishi, and Whale's Maw were added in the initial release of the Arc. Tuai Leit, Goshima, Cyclosis (for players who have unlocked access to the island in player-owned ports), and The Islands That Once Were Turtles were released in the second batch.

Waiko[edit | edit source]

Waiko's trading district
Main article: Waiko

Waiko is the initial arrival point in the Arc, and serves as the main marketplace. Here, all resources gathered in the Arc can be sold for chimes, and supplies and upgrades can be purchased with chimes to make it easier to explore the Arc. Sojobo gives out contracts on this island.

Waiko primarily has bamboo resources, but also has fishing spots (bait fishing with a rod) containing tarpon and seerfish. Players can also steal from Waiko traders.

Whale's Maw[edit | edit source]

Whale's Maw's fishing district
Main article: Whale's Maw

Whale's Maw is a small island north-east of Waiko. It has a much smaller population than Waiko, and is primarily a fishing point. The western end of the island has a creeping population of tortles. Hubbub the Whaler gives out Fishing contracts on this island.

The fishing spots (net fishing) on Whale's Maw contain seerfish and sillago. The tortles can be caught for Hunter experience.

Aminishi[edit | edit source]

Main article: Aminishi

Aminishi features the Temple of Seiryu, which has an order of monks dedicated to it. The monks believe in repeated reincarnation to ascension, so are fightable in several forms up the slopes of the mountainous terrain of the island: first as humans (Sotapanna), then elementals (Sakadagami), and finally spirit dragons (Anagami). Ling the Assassin gives out Slayer contracts for these monsters on the island.

The Sakadagami and Anagami can drop spirit dragon charms, which can be used on the fountain in the middle of the island to access the spirit realm during and after the Spiritual Enlightenment miniquest. In the spirit realm, the final form of the ascended monks can be found on all levels of the mountain - Arhats. These are the most powerful form of the monks, which can drop Seiryu's claw, half of the mizuyari.

Tuai Leit[edit | edit source]

Tuai Leit
Main article: Tuai Leit

Tuai Leit is a centre of study in the eastern lands. On it, players can train Farming by harvesting rumberries and can cross pollinate their own berries through seeds found while training. Players can also earn a reward for catching all of the Kami spirits with Sensei Seaworth. Selling bamboo on this island results in more chimes per bamboo as well.

Goshima[edit | edit source]

Main article: Goshima

Goshima is the furthest east of the islands in the Arc. The town of Gongdung can be found here and becomes accessible after partial completion of Curse of the Black Stone. On the island players can harvest negative energy and gather mushrooms from mushroom clusters. However, players must also avoid the malignant entity, which can damage and kill them while training. However during the events of the Final Destination miniquest, the entity leaves the island.

The Islands That Once Were Turtles[edit | edit source]

Fort of The Islands That Once Were Turtles

The Islands That Once Were Turtles are three mostly uninhabited islands close to Aminishi. Legend says that they are giant turtles that have been turned to stone. Players can travel around using the tortle portal system. On these islands, players can find mushroom clusters to train Farming, as well as a dead moai spawning both positive and negative energy at once. Halia can be found here as well, and players can sell divination energy found in the Arc to her.

Cyclosis[edit | edit source]

Main article: Cyclosis

Cyclosis is the home of the eastern Cyclopes. Players can harvest positive energy on this island, steal from cyclopes, and sell several items to traders. There is also Wan Pian (flotsam merchant) on the island, where players can sell sea shells and driftwood for 5 chimes each, instead of 1 chime on Waiko.

In player-owned ports, Cyclosis is a hidden island which must be unlocked by completing a unique voyage to find it. Prior to this, it does not appear on the map.

Castaway islands[edit | edit source]

Main article: Castaways

When exploring the Arc, players may find messages in bottles containing treasure maps that lead to hidden islands, where castaways can be rescued. Bottles are only visible on certain days; the cycle of visibility varies from bottle to bottle, but the interval for each bottle always remains the same. Times and locations can be found at castaways.

If the bottle is found, or if the player was near a spawn location when the bottle was visible, it will be visible at all times unless the bottle or treasure map is in the player's bank or inventory.

Milky Bay[edit | edit source]

Milky Bay
Main article: Milky Bay

A message in a bottle can be found on the south-east side of Waiko on specific days. It can be investigated to receive a treasure map. The island contains castaway Milky Joel (who is a coconut) whom can be kicked around or talked to and rewards one taijitu.

The Goon Docks[edit | edit source]

The Goon Docks
Main article: The Goon Docks

A message in a bottle can be found floating in the sea near the docks on the south-eastern pier on Whale's Maw, west of The Whaler on specific days. It can be investigated to receive a treasure map. The island contains castaway One-Eyed Willy (and his pet cyclops) who the player can talk to and receive one taijitu.

Christmas Island[edit | edit source]

Christmas Island
Main article: Christmas Island

A message in a bottle can be found in the Spirit Realm of Aminishi on specific days. The bottle is located on the beach below where the Aminishi moai rested, and can be investigated to receive a treasure map. The island contains castaway Manti Claws who the player can talk to and who rewards the player with one taijitu.

The Island Which May or May Not Have Monkeys on It[edit | edit source]

The Island Which May or May Not Have Monkeys on It

A message in a bottle can be found on Aminishi on specific days. It is located near Cap'n Ekahi's initial location, his location before the player finishes Head of the Family. It can be investigated to receive a treasure map. The island contains castaway Swabbie Steve who the player can talk to and he rewards the player with one taijitu.

Springbreak Island[edit | edit source]

Springbreak Island
Main article: Springbreak Island

A message in a bottle can be found on the north-west beach of Waiko, northwest of Rosie (supplies), on specific days. It can be investigated to receive a treasure map. The island contains castaway TzHaar-Ga'al-Knot who the player can talk to and rewards the player with one taijitu.

Cannonball Run[edit | edit source]

Cannonball Run
Main article: Cannonball Run

A message in a bottle can be found by the southern shore of Cyclosis, south-east of the positive energy spring on specific days. It can be investigated to receive a treasure map. The island contains The Cannonballs who the player can talk to and reward the player with one taijitu.

Eisetes Cretor[edit | edit source]

Eisetes Cretor
Main article: Eisetes Cretor

A message in a bottle can be found by the northern shore of the first island of the Islands That Once Were Turtles network, by the mushroom cluster, on specific days. It can be investigated to receive a treasure map. Travel to Eisetes Cretor and talk to Azalea Oakheart to receive one taijitu and unlock the Tuai Leit gnome glider location.

The Hamlet[edit | edit source]

The Hamlet
Main article: The Hamlet

A message in a bottle can be found on the second island of the Islands That Once Were Turtles next to the tortle portal to the third island on specific days. It can be investigated to receive a treasure map. The island contains the castaway Harley (who is a skull) whom can be kicked around or talked to and rewards the player with one taijitu.

Quis-land[edit | edit source]

Main article: Quis-land

A message in a bottle can be found on the third island of the Islands That Once Were Turtles in the crevice of the western rock pile on specific days. It can be investigated to receive a treasure map. The island contains the castaway Squick who the player can talk to and rewards the player with one taijitu.

Agar Atoll[edit | edit source]

Agar Atoll
Main article: Agar Atoll

A message in a bottle can be found next to the southern dock exit on Goshima on specific days. It can be investigated to receive a treasure map. The island contains castaway Salmon Ella who the player can talk to and rewards the player with one taijitu.

Uncharted Isles[edit | edit source]

Main article: Uncharted Isles

The Uncharted Isles are procedurally generated islands which can be visited by Sarim's Revenge. Essentially everything about the islands is randomly generated, including:

  • Shape
  • Type of resources present
  • Amount of resources present
  • Monsters present
  • Additional rewards, like extra chimes or treasure chests

The only factor which the player can influence is the amount of rare resources on the island, with longer voyages resulting in more resources but costing more supplies:

  • Short junket: 0-1 rare resources, costs 5 supplies
  • Median expedition: 2-3 rare resources, costs 12 supplies
  • Long voyage: 3-5 rare resources, costs 20 supplies

Supplies can be purchased from Rosie at the Waiko market.

An island can be claimed with a flag, which allows it to be revisited for 3 supplies. Unclaimed islands cannot be revisited at all. Claimed islands can also be customised with items bought for chimes on Waiko from Boni's Waiko Reward Shop.

Resources and commodities[edit | edit source]

The Arc has several main resources, which can be traded in for the main currency, chimes, which in turn can be used to purchase upgrades and unlocks.

All Arc resources and commodities are untradeable. Crystallise and Disassemble cannot be used on any resource in the Arc.

Many methods for collecting resources and obtaining chimes require high levels in certain skills:

It is still possible to obtain chimes without these levels, however the options are very limited (e.g. collecting driftwood).

Chimes[edit | edit source]

Main article: Chimes

Chimes are the primary currency of the Arc. They can be earned and spent at the marketplace on Waiko. The main method to earn them is by selling the other resources to the relevant vendor.

Chimes can also be found in small piles on Uncharted Isles, with the maximum pile size being related to the size of the island.

Bamboo[edit | edit source]

Bamboo is cut on Waiko, requiring 90 Woodcutting, and giving 202.5 Woodcutting experience. Five sticks of bamboo can be fletched into a bundle, which are stackable and sell for more than the sticks (10 for the bundle and 1 for each stick), requiring 96 Fletching.

Uncharted Isles can contain normal bamboo or golden bamboo. Golden bamboo requires 96 Woodcutting to cut, gives 655.5 Woodcutting experience, and only requires 2 sticks to make a bundle.

Berries[edit | edit source]

Main article: /Berries

In the Arc, you can find and grow berries of various types:

Eating a berry provides temporary stat boosts. All berries can be sold to Terri (fruit merchant), found in the gnome encampment in western Tuai Leit, or to Sinuman (food merchant) on Cyclosis. Both stores pay the same.

Rumberries have a significant use outside trading as they're required in Tuai Leit's Own and are an ingredient for making Arc gumbo.

Discovering all the berries listed in the Arc Journal rewards the player with a Farming XP lamp given by Ani the Farming merchant on Tuai Leit.

Fish and oil[edit | edit source]

The fish can be caught on Waiko and Whale's Maw. Waiko provides only tarpon and seerfish, while Whale's Maw only provides seerfish and sillago. The fish can be cooked into fish oil at 91 Cooking.

  • Tarpon requires level 90 Fishing to catch. Nine (9) can be cooked into Fish oil.
  • Seerfish requires level 91 Fishing to catch. Six (6) can be cooked into Fish oil.
  • Sillago requires level 92 Fishing to catch. Three (3) can be cooked into Fish oil.

In addition to the above fish, Uncharted Isles can also provide wobbegong. Wobbegong provides much more experience when caught, requiring 96 Fishing to catch. It can be cooked into wobbegong oil at 96 Cooking, using two of them per oil.

The fish can be cooked on any fire or range; there are unlocks that can be purchased to allow use of the grill on Waiko or the campfire on Whale's Maw, for easier cooking. Alternatively, a different unlock can be purchased for a deposit box next to a fishing spot on Whale's Maw, which may provide faster Cooking at a different range.

Tortles[edit | edit source]

Tortles are harmless, turtle-like creatures found on Whale's Maw. They can be hunted at 90 Hunter with a tortle trap, which harmlessly holds them in place to allow for collection of shell chippings. These can be crafted into a bowl at 91 Crafting.

Uncharted Isles can have ornate tortles, which can be hunted in the same way at 96 Hunter for shiny chippings and much more experience to make shiny bowls (at 92 Crafting).

On rare occasions, successful trappings may result in a tortle unearthing a Taijitu or chimes in the sand.

Crablets and salt[edit | edit source]

Crablets are large crabs that have salt deposits grown on their back. While they are a monster, they are passive and can be mined like any mining node. All three variants can only be found on Uncharted Isles.

Salty crablets can be mined for sea salt at 90 Mining; alaea crablets can be mined for alaea sea salt at 97 Mining, which is golden in colour; and idol crablets can be mined for a golden idol at 98 Mining, which can be sold for a significant profit.

Salty Crabletines can be found on Cyclosis, but are less rewarding than their larger, uncharted cousins.

Spawnables[edit | edit source]

Several other items can spawn on Uncharted Isles:

Gumbo[edit | edit source]

Main articles: Arc gumbo and Shark soup

The final tier of commodity in the Arc is gumbo. Gumbo is created using most of the other resources at 94 Cooking. Each gumbo requires:

  • A bundle of bamboo
  • A rumberry
  • A tortle shell bowl
  • A chunk of sea salt
  • A drop of fish oil

This can then be cooked on a range or fire. Both the uncooked and cooked versions can be sold for chimes. The cooked version can also be eaten as a normal food.

Shark soup can be made by substituting in all of the 'golden' variants (if they exist), at 96 Cooking:

  • A bundle of bamboo
  • A portion of sliced mushrooms
  • A shiny tortle shell bowl
  • A chunk of alaea sea salt
  • A drop of wobbegong oil

Divine energy[edit | edit source]

Divine energy can be found emanating from dead moai. Harvesting either negative energy or positive energy with the opposite in your inventory will consume it and result in ancestral energy.

Mushrooms[edit | edit source]

Main article: Mushroom cluster

Mushrooms are picked from a mushroom cluster, which can be found on Uncharted Isles, Goshima, and The Islands That Once Were Turtles. The types of mushrooms produced by the cluster vary depending on the Island they're harvested on. Most mushrooms require different amounts of the same type to create one sliced mushroom.

Uncharted Isles Goshima The Islands That
Once Were Turtles

Arc Journal[edit | edit source]

Main article: Arc Journal

The Arc Journal is a book given to the player by Sharkborne on Waiko. It replaced The Arc: A Tourist's Guide. It tracks the player's current activities in the Arc, specific discoveries, and a count of overall progress including the number of miniquests completed. Completing the activities in the Journal awards the player with the title [Name] the Voyager.

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: The Arc/Mushrooms

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. 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 mainland, 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 double loot or triple experience for catching a kami similar to Daffyd's reward for catching all implings at least once.

Castaways[edit | edit source]

Main article: Castaways

Messages in bottles are found on certain islands on certain days determined by cycles, e.g. the first bottle spawning every day, the second bottle spawning every 2 days, etc. Bring the map to Quartermaster Gully to travel to the island. Each castaway discovery will reward the player with one taijitu. To find out which bottle spawns when, see castaways.

Contracts[edit | edit source]

This repeatable content has a hard reset.
The next period's content will become available immediately, regardless of whether a player has logged out.
For a list of contracts, see Contract

Contracts can be completed for either Sojobo on Waiko, Hubbub on Whale's Maw, or Ling on Aminishi. These may be for any of the Arc resources or any of the Slayer monsters on Aminishi.

Completing a contract gives a bulk amount of chimes and experience when completed and turned in to their respective master. The resources gathered are kept by the player.

The overall effect of working on an appropriate contract grants a total of approximately 15-35% more experience than working without one.[1]

The maximum number contracts per day can be increased from 3 to 7 by buying the appropriate unlock at the Waiko Reward Shop.

Unwanted contracts can be re-rolled; the more contracts completed, the greater the chime cost.

Two contract boards are located behind Sojobo on Waiko.

  • The left contract board is for combat contracts; players can choose the combat skill in which they would like to receive experience.
  • The right contract board is used to toggle between receiving contracts that send players:
    • to both charted and uncharted islands, or
    • to uncharted islands only. If uncharted islands only is selected, then the player will not receive any slayer contracts from Sojobo or Ling.

Players that have unlocked the relevant adventurer in their player-owned port can receive skill-specific contracts - Ling on Aminishi gives exclusively Slayer contracts, and Hubbub on Whale's Maw gives exclusively Fishing contracts.

Players who have completed all of the Tengu's player-owned port clue voyages and have received a Mask of gu from their player-owned port can purchase the Waiko Guru unlock from the Waiko Reward Shop for 100 chimes. This unlock halves the cost of re-rolling contracts. This unlock is a requirement for the Salty title.

Unlocks[edit | edit source]

Main article: Boni (rewards)

Boni on Waiko sells unlocks and upgrades for the Arc. Most of her items cost both chimes and taijitu.

Her upgrades include:

  • Increasing the amount of chimes that can be earned through trading each day (starts at 20,000 chimes)
  • Increasing the maximum number of supplies (starts at 200 supplies)
  • Increasing the maximum number of contracts per day (starts at 3 contracts)
  • Reducing the cost of supplies (starts at 25 chimes)
  • Increasing the amount commodities can be sold for
  • A grill on Waiko
  • A campfire and deposit box on Whale's Maw
  • An upgrade to contract rerolls

She also sells several other items:

Finally, she sells all port resources and trade goods for use in the player's player-owned port.

Tales of the Arc[edit | edit source]

Main article: Tales of the Arc

The Tales of the Arc are a series of miniquests mostly taking place in the Arc. Progress is tracked in the Arc Journal. They are:

Required for[edit | edit source]

The following content is required for the completionist cape:

  • All of the Tales of the Arc miniquests
  • All permanent unlocks in the Waiko reward shop (bank, grill, campfire, deposit box)
  • The first tier of each of the multi-tier upgrades in the Waiko Reward Shop
  • Unlocked the crystal tool siphon blueprint from the Waiko Reward Shop

Additionally, for the trimmed completionist cape:

  • All tiers of the multi-tier upgrades in the Waiko reward shop
  • All ports armours' boots and gloves scrolls in the Ports Reward Shop
  • Both divination scrimshaw scrolls in the Ports Reward Shop

The following content is required for the master quest cape:

  • All of the Tales of the Arc miniquests

Player-owned port voyages[edit | edit source]

  • In The Basics the player sends a ship when The Partner tells you resources are needed to get the port back in action.
  • In Terror Incognita the player sends a ship when they learn there are riches to be had in these seas, but the port's in no shape for adventure yet.
  • In A Daring Raid, the player sends a ship to raid a rowboat of slavers travelling from Menaphos.
  • In West Meets East, the player sends a ship to either intercede in a fight between a group of gnomes, travelling to the east, and a small band of pirates, or a fight between vicious Port Sarim pirates and ruthless Eastern Exiles.
  • In The Arc Beckons, the player sends a ship to explore the Arc Island group in search of resources. They warn their captain to beware of opportunist pirates.
  • In To the Rescue, the player sends a ship to free a group of enslaved fishermen who are being held captive by a rather bloodthirsty merchant.
  • In A Cracked Skull, the player sends a ship to free a group of imprisoned merchants and traders who are being held captive by a rogue band of thugs called the Skulls, or to raid a small assault ship belonging to the Skulls.
  • In Supply and Demand, the player sends a ship to trade with the new eastern markets for high-grade bamboo.
  • In A Fine Expedition the player sends a ship when they learn the Biologist believes she knows the location of a supply of bamboo. Help her evade tusked lions and claim it.
  • In A Deep-Sea Discovery the player sends a ship when they learn the Whaler knows of a chest full of bamboo that's sunk to the bottom of the ocean. Help him retrieve it.
  • In To Gain Through Death the player sends a ship when the learn the Assassin has heard that a slaver on Waiko has a vast supply of bamboo, help her 'take' it from him.
  • In An Arcane Bounty the player sends a ship when they learn the Occultist understands that there's bamboo near an old magical site. Help her obtain it.
  • In You Don't Hunt Bamboo the player sends a ship when they learn the Trapper saw some bamboo while on an expedition. Go help him collect it.
  • In Can I Eat This? the player sends a ship when they learn the Chef tried to cook bamboo. It didn't taste good, but we can use it around port. Go help him collect some.
  • In Hidden Resources the player sends a ship when they learn the Exile has heard rumours of a hidden cache of bamboo. Help her retrieve it.
  • In Transmute the Salvage the player sends a ship when they learn the Memory has salvaged items she can transmute into bamboo, but she needs your help.
  • In A Joint Acquisition the player sends a ship when they learn the Assassin and Convict report that an unsavoury slaver is transporting a huge shipment of bamboo. Help the duo secure the resource.
  • In A Joint Acquisition the player sends a ship when they learn the Trapper and the Assassin know of a bamboo field guarded by animals. These two have the skills to get to it.
  • In A Joint Acquisition the player sends a ship when they learn the Biologist knows where bamboo can be found; The Chef can smell it a mile away.

Allies and Enemies of the Portmaster[edit | edit source]

  • Tang the Khan of Waiko's personal chef, befriended during A Friend Indeed for influence over the Khan.
  • A Whale's Maw Fisherman, befriended during A Friend Indeed.
  • Halia, befriended during A Friend Indeed and First Contact, a well connected and influential trader.
  • The Skulls, a group of dangerous thugs and pirates. The Portmaster regularly sends raids against them.

Gallery[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 31 January 2022 (Update):
    • The Kami-shima sanctuary was visible from The Arc world map. This was unintended and has now been fixed.
  • patch 13 January 2020 (Update):
    • The "Arc - Flippers" achievement can no longer be triggered over and over.
  • patch 10 April 2017 (Update):
    • Arc islander thieving cooldown timers were added to the buff bar.
  • patch 24 October 2016 (Update):
    • The Arc travel map interface now opens to the Uncharted Isles page if last selected, saving players who wish to travel to another island one click.
  • patch 10 October 2016 (Update):
    • XP per hour from named-island resources has been increased to 40%.
    • The amount of chimes gained per hour from named-island resources has been lowered by 10% to 15%.
    • Non-stacking Arc resources such as fish, bamboo, soups and gumbo can now be withdrawn in noted form.
    • Players can now head to Cyclosis, the Islands that Once Were Turtles, Goshima and Tuai Leit.
  • patch 15 August 2016 (Update):
    • You will now find even more items washed up on uncharted islands, based on the island's size. Logging out will still wash unpicked items away.
    • You will now be able to find some different items washed up on uncharted islands, such as fruit or bones.
    • Ornate tortles will now respawn instead of normal tortles when ornate tortles are caught, if the two species are on the same island.
    • Shark's tooth necklaces now give 5% additional Fishing experience whilst fishing wobbegongs.
    • You can now use surge on uncharted islands.
    • Signs of the porter no longer transport sea salt and alaea salt to the bank.
    • The Waiko teletab is now visually different to the Watchtower tab.
    • The messages you receive when claiming an island to clarify that claiming another will NOT refresh the daily cap on claimed islands have been refined.
    • Claiming a new uncharted island will now allow you to exhaust it correctly, even if their previously claimed island had been exhausted.
    • Spam-clicking on salty crablets no longer causes them to deplete too quickly.
    • Fixed an issue with wobbegongs respawning on login if they had been previously depleted.
    • Wobbegongs will no longer remain visible after depletion if they are very far away from the shore.
    • The destroy option on Seiryu's fang now works.
    • The player now states the correct amount of fish oil outstanding to the Aminishi moai when hiring the crew during the Head of the Family miniquest.
    • A missing beard has been added to a cyclops labourer.
  • patch 8 August 2016 (Update):
    • Arc-related phrases have been added to QuickChat. Some of the phrases include:
      • The amount of chimes accumulated and contracts completed for the day.
      • Upgrades that have been unlocked.
      • The total number of resources gathered.
      • The total number of islands visited.
    • Strange and golden rocks can now be found when performing skilling activities within The Arc and Uncharted Isles.
    • Tortles are no longer referred to as Tortoises in the Hunter skill guide.
  • patch 1 August 2016 (Update):
    • Rosie has been feeling generous lately and so will now allow players to grab 5 supplies from her crate for free, every day.
    • The initial cost to purchase Uncharted Isle supplies has been reduced from 50 chimes to 40. This can be lowered even further by purchasing 'Supplies Cost Reduction' upgrades, to as low as 20 chimes per supply (previously 40).
    • Choosing to “Buy All” from Rosie the Chandler in Waiko now correctly buys all the supplies you can afford with the chimes in your backpack.
    • The following Arc resources had their base costs adjusted, which can be increased further with Sell Price Increase upgrades:
    • The 'Commodity Sell Price Increase' upgrade now costs 8,000 chimes, down from 12,000. Players who have already purchased the upgrade will have their surplus chimes refunded after logging in.
    • Teletabs to Waiko market are now available from the Waiko reward shop. They are not consumed if you are already on the island of Waiko, and can be equipped in the pocket slot.
    • Tarpon, seerfish and sillago models had their colours adjusted slightly in order to differentiate between them easier.
    • Dwarven ramhammers now work with salty crablet and alaea crablets.
    • Removed some delays when placing a Tortle trap.
    • The respawn rate for ornate tortles has been increased slightly.
    • Driftwood is now converted to damaged driftwood when lit, to prevent disrupting Firemaking and picking up the driftwood to progress collect driftwood contracts.
    • Changed Sojobo's secondary click option from "Get contract" to "Contracts" to avoid confusion.
    • The Dwarven instinct aura now works correctly with crablets and tortles.
    • All Arc raw fish and sharks can now be stored in the Fish Flingers tacklebox.
    • The Arc contract scroll can now be equipped in the pocket slot.
    • Altered the tooltips on the Uncharted Isles travel interface to reflect the number of rare resources players can hope to gain from spending those hard earned supplies: Small = 0 to 1, Medium = 1 to 2 and Large = 2 to 3.
    • Tortle and shiny tortle bowls now have a 'Mix' option to allow easier making of soup and stew.
    • The examine message on driftwood bonfires no longer references willow logs.
    • The examine text of tormented souls in the Arc has been corrected.
    • Players can now use the Waiko bank chest from any direction.
    • Removed some unnecessary blocking on the large bottom steps on the stairs near the bank chest in Waiko.
    • Kicking Milky Joel will now make him roll correctly across the sand, rather than through it.
    • Bamboo and golden bamboo are now listed under the Trees skill guide category in the skill guide rather than the tools category.
    • Items will no longer sink slightly into stairs on Aminishi.
    • The ship docked at Whale's Maw is no longer hovering above the water.
    • Reduced the clickzone on the Waiko Khan's house.
    • Corrected the fishing skillguide entry for Tarpon which listed them as Talpon.
    • Changed various references from tortoise to tortle.
    • The Dealer for the Jed miniquest now has her correct name displayed in chat.
    • Milky Joel now deals with his abandonment issues in a more appropriate manner.
    • Corrected some typos for the Arc castaways.
    • Removed the examine option from treasure chests and treasure along the Whale's Maw coast.
    • The player's own ship (not rowboat) in the Uncharted Isles now has shadows and reflections.
    • Smoothed out some underwater issues on uncharted islands where raised bumps were appearing.
    • Eastern soldiers, Gu ronin, Death Lotus rogues and Seasinger priestesses now have slightly lowered stats.
    • Hermit crabs no longer visit the waters surrounding the Uncharted Isles.
    • Players can no longer walk into the stairs of one of Waiko's huts.
    • Fixed some typos in Sojobo's dialogue and in the Path of the Dragon scripture.
    • Players going on median expeditions (12 supplies) will now always find at least 1 rare resource node, and players going on long voyages (25 supplies) will now always find at least 2 rare resources nodes. Please note, we are aware of an issue where wobbegongs have a very small chance of not being guaranteed which is currently being investigated.
    • Aminishi NPCs now have an uncommon chance to drop a handful of chimes.
    • Chimes are now occasionally dropped by NPCs found on uncharted islands.
    • Wobbegongs no longer have the small chance of being unreachable.
    • The issue where in rare cases high-level resources on uncharted islands were depleting after just one harvest, has now been fixed.
    • Removed Umi and Boat to the Arc's reward chest from Port Sarim.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Most of the islands in this region, except for Cyclosis, share their shapes and sizes with a major island of the real-life Hawai'ian Islands. Tuai Leit is shaped like Kaua'i, Whale's Maw like Ni'ihau, Goshima like O'ahu, the island north of Aminishi like Kaho'olawe, and the eastern island of The Islands That Once Were Turtles like Moloka'i.
  • The Arc was decided upon as the subject of a game-world expansion after winning a RuneLabs poll in December 2015.[2] A poll in January 2016 for ideas for activities to take place in the Arc was won by a suggestion for a new Slayer/combat area.[3] From February to April 2016 RuneLabs' subject was "Eastern Lands brainstorm": the team selected from the suggested ideas concepts which were feasible to include in the update.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Q&A - The Arc Islands; Uncharted Islands, Audio and Art!. 19 July 2016.*
  2. ^ Avernic. Eastern Lands. RuneLabs. 17 December 2015.*
  3. ^ Monkeymaner. Temple of the Sky (mid - high level slayer area). RuneLabs. 22 January 2016.*