Archaeology is a feature inspired by the Easter Event of 2013 which involves uncovering various fossils and artifacts by digging. Fossils can be combined with blueprints to create Imbued Blueprints, which can be further combined into Lexicons. Lexicons can be used to craft Relics, which are the most powerful items available on Vox Populi.
Fossils and ArtifactsEdit
Both fossils and artifacts are found through the same means and can be redeemed at the Archeology Guild in Valeria Beach for rewards.
Artifacts are objects of value that can be exchanged for Voxels via the vendor on the first floor of the Archeology Guild.
These are the exchanges that can be performed with the various Common Artifacts, via the common artifact vendor:
|Ancient Coin||Common||1 Voxel (1 Gold Nugget)|
|Ancient Writings||Common||162 Voxels (2 Gold Blocks)|
|Old Explorer's Compass||Common||162 Voxels|
|Ancient Jewels||Common||162 Voxels|
|Prehistoric Skull||Common||324 Voxels (4 Gold Blocks)|
|Prehistoric Pottery||Common||405 Voxels (5 Gold Blocks)|
|Ancient Ruby||Uncommon||486 Voxels (6 Gold Blocks)|
Uncommon artifacts also exist, and can be redeemed via the uncommon artifacts vendor through the warp on the second floor of the Archeology Guild. The uncommon artifacts come in the forms of the primitive tools and bow. Each of these can redeemed for 1296 Voxels (16 Gold Blocks), and the Ancient Ruby can also be redeemed here for the same value as at the common artifact vendor (6 Gold Blocks). The Saber Ocelot Fang is also considered an Uncommon Artifact as is the Caveman Bone, however these are the only one that is used for blueprint scraps.
These are the rarest artifacts, and function as ingredients in the crafting of Relics. They are all titled "Mysterious Ancient [Item]." They come in the form of a Sword, a Pickaxe, a Staff (Hoe), A Shovel, An Axe, a Chestplate, and a Bow. These items spawn with a durability of 0, meaning that if used they would instantly be destroyed.
Damaged Epic Artifacts are also found, fully repaired armor and a sword.
Fossils are similar to Artifacts in that they can be redeemed at the Archeology Guild, however they have a different use. The only common fossil is Fossil Dust, which can be redeemed at its own vendor for several items. All other fossils are less common and can be used to create Imbued Blueprints, which can then be used to craft Lexicons.
Types of FossilsEdit
|Ancient Creeper Egg||Rare|
|Fossilized Ender Eye||Rare|
|Crystalized Ghast Tear||Rare|
|Fossilized Blaze Heart||Rare|
|Prehistoric Dragon Bone||Epic|
Fossil Dust is a common fossil that can be found through various forms of digging and mining, and can be invested in objects such as the Fine Archeologists Pick and Shovel, Diamonds, Voxels, and an Ancient magic scroll.
Imbued Blueprints are required to create Lexicons and be obtained by collecting various fossils and trading them alongside an Ancient Blueprint.
These are the deals that the Blueprint NPC offers:
|Fossils to Trade||Output|
|Ancient Blueprint + Fossilized Blaze Heart x15||Blaze Imbued Blueprint|
|Ancient Blueprint + Prehistoric Dragon Bone x10||Dragon Imbued Blueprint|
|Ancient Blueprint + Hardened Slime x15||Slime Imbued Blueprint|
|Ancient Blueprint + Crystalized Ghast Tear x30||Ghast Imbued Blueprint|
|Ancient Blueprint + Fossilized Ender Eye x10||Ender Imbued Blueprint|
|Ancient Blueprint + Ancient Creeper Egg x15||Creeper Imbued Blueprint|
|Ancient Blueprint + Caveman Bone x30||Caveman Imbued Blueprint|
|Ancient Blueprint + Saberocelot Fang x15||Ocelot Imbued Blueprint|
Lexicons and RelicsEdit
Imbued Blueprints can be combined with valuable minerals to create Lexicons, which can then be used to craft ultimate weapons and tools.
There are 4 different Lexicons, each of which can create one of two Relics. The 4 different Lexicons are the Lexicon of Defense, the Lexicon of War, The Lexicon of Magic, and the Lexicon of Wisdom. Lexicons function as enchanting books, each with the enchantment Unbreaking I. This means that they could potentially be used at an anvil to give an item the Unbreaking I enchantment, thus wasting the Lexicon.
Relics are the most powerful equipment on Vox Populi, and can only be obtained through Archeology. All Relics are diamond equipment, and most contain custom enchantments. The following is a list of the Relics and their enchantments:
|Sword of the Goddess (Diamond Sword)||Smite VIII, Un-breaking X, Sharpness VI|
Hand of Midas (Diamond Pickaxe)
|Un-breaking X, Fortune V, Efficiency X, Midas Touch II|
|Archangel Staff (Diamond Hoe)||Smite IX, Un-breaking 10, Sharpness IX, and 7 spell power|
|Dredge (Diamond Shovel)||Smite X, Un-breaking X, Sharpness V, Efficiency IV|
|The World Eater (Diamond Shovel)||Un-breaking X, Smite VIII, Sharpness VI, Fire Aspect II|
|Valerian Battle Plate (Diamond Chestplate)||Un-breaking X, Protection VI, Fire Protection V, Blast Protection IV, Projectile Protection IV, Thorns I, and 1 defense, 5 health, 3 spell power|
|Raging Elements (Bow)||Un-breaking X, Infinity I, Flame I, Punch II, Power VIII, and 1 elemental strike|
When mining for artifacts and fossils, it is also possible to unearth journals. These are written books that detail the events of various Archeologists. Each journal contains information on how to find certain fossils and artifacts with ease. There are currently 13 journals: Sandy Scrolls, Strange Magic Parts 1 and 2, Rumor of Fortune, Deep Discoveries, Buried Cold, Drifting Magma, Eerie Sands, Problematic Inhabitants, Golden Affinity, Intelligent Society, Evidence of Corruption 1 and 2.
Nether Artifacts Edit
Nether Artifacts are found in the nether world and are used mainly for blueprint scraps.
|Old Burned Book||Common||2 Gold Blocks (162v)|
|Fossilized Bone Ash||Common||2 stacks- Ancient Magic Scroll
14- Jeweler's orb
12- Alteration orb
12- Chromatic orb
1 stack- Tome of Dragon Summoning
|Gilded Blaze Roze||Common||1 stack- Orb of Choas|
|Aged Gold Meltings||Uncommon||3- Blueprint scrap|
|Prehistoric Artifact||Uncommon||3- Blueprint scrap|
|Crystalized Blaze Fire||Rare||2- Blueprint scrap|
|Preserved Pigman Flesh||Rare||2- Blueprint scrap|
|Ancient Wither Head||Rare||2- Blueprint scrap|
|Solidified Magma Slime||Rare||2- Blueprint scrap|
|Solid Wither Matter||Rare||2- Blueprint scrap|
|Fossilized Ghast Egg||Rare||2- Blueprint scrap|
Just like in the over world there are Lexicons which use Nether Imbued Blueprints
|Imbued Blueprint||Secondary Ingredient||Lexicon|
|Wither Imbued Blueprint||36 diamonds||Lexicon of Death|
|Wither Skeleton Imbued Blueprint||32 diamonds||Lexicon of Death|
|Magma Cube Imbued Blueprint||32 diamonds||Lexicon of Fire|
|Blaze Imbued Blueprint||36 diamonds||Lexicon of Fire|
|Ancient Ghast Imbued Blueprint||40 emeralds||Lexicon of Life|
|Pigman Imbued Blueprint||40 emeralds||Lexicon of Life|
|Netherwart Imbued Blueprint||64 emeralds||Lexicon of Earth|
|Gold Imbued Blueprint||36 diamonds||Lexicon of Earth|