Quick guide for The Dig Site

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This quest has an in-depth guide here.
It contains a more detailed description of dialogue, cutscenes, and storyline.

Overview[edit | edit source]

Starting out[edit | edit source]

Item required: 1 free inventory space

  • Go to the Exam Centre.
  • Speak to an examiner. (Chat )
  • Talk to Seth Minas (site manager) in the Archaeology Guild. (Chat 1) Grab a cup of tea from the desk south-west of Acting Guildmaster Reiniger if you don't have one.
  • Talk to an examiner; you will fail the exam. (Chat ~~~)

Lost and found[edit | edit source]

  • Search the green bushes to the west of the Monolith in the middle of the Archaeology Campus (not the ones on the south, near the fences) until you find a teddy bear.
  • Take the panning tray from the small building south of the screening station.
  • Pan the water to the east of where you found the panning tray. Someone will try to stop you. Give him the cup of tea to pan the water. (Chat 2) Pan until you find a special cup.
  • Pickpocket the workman to the north until you get an animal skull.
  • Talk to Katarina (student) in the North of the Dig Site.
  • Talk to her again.
  • Run south-east, talk to Dorian (student) (location 3).
  • Talk to him again.
  • Run west, talk to Eduardo (student) (location 1).
  • Talk to him again.

Exams[edit | edit source]

  • Return to an examiner. (Chat 1)
    • Answer #1: The study of the earth, its contents and history.
    • Answer #2: All that have passed the appropriate Earth Sciences exam.
    • Answer #3: Proper tools must be used.
  • Talk to all 3 students again.
  • Return to an examiner. (Chat 1)
    • Answer #1: Samples taken in rough form; kept only in sealed containers.
    • Answer #2: Finds must be carefully handled.
    • Answer #3: Always handle with care; strike cleanly on its cleaving point.
  • Talk to all 3 students - Katarina will demand an opal (talk to her again). You can obtain this by panning.
  • Return to an examiner. (Chat 1)
    • Answer #1: Samples cleaned and carried only in specimen jars.
    • Answer #2: Brush carefully and slowly using short strokes.
    • Answer #3: Handle bones very carefully and keep them away from other samples.

Helping the expert[edit | edit source]

  • Excavate the Level 3 grid (at location 3) until you find an ancient talisman.
  • Talk to Terry Balando back at the Exam Centre.
  • Operate the winch (directly north of location 3) three times to hand in your invitation, attach a rope, and climb down.
  • Search the bricks, walk east a few steps, and look directly south. (Chat ~)
  • Pick up an arcenia root (in the west (or south) corner of the room) you dropped into.
  • Climb back up, then climb down using the other winch in the level 2 dig area.
  • Talk to Doug Deeping to receive a chest key. (Chat 4)

Explosives expert[edit | edit source]

  • Go back to the first winch operator and climb down the winch, use the key to unlock the chest and search it for Ammonium nitrate.
  • Use the trowel on the closed barrel directly east of the chest.
  • Use a vial on the barrel.
  • Grind the charcoal.
    • If you didn't bring charcoal, search the sack of charcoal a few steps north.
  • Mix the nitroglycerine and ammonium nitrate together, add ground charcoal, then finally add the arcenia root.
  • Search the bricks to the south and select the compound on the brick.
  • Search the brick again, select your tinderbox.
  • Enter the large chamber, take the stone tablet.

Finishing up[edit | edit source]

  • Use the tablet on Terry Balando in the Exam Centre.
  • Quest complete!

Rewards[edit | edit source]

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Music unlocked

Required for completing[edit | edit source]

The Dig Site is directly required for the following quests/miniquests: