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2021 Archaeology Event
2021 Archaeology Event

29th April 2021 to 19th May 2021


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Dr Jones, Dr Jones.
Wake up now.
Wake up now.
Come on Doc.
We have found it! Right where you said it should be.

This year sees the Archaeology Event return, with a new cave to explore. Collect the Scrolls to purchase your tools to explore the Cave in the minigame, where you will find all the Rewards and Prizes. There are also additional Mini Quests (with unique Prizes) that can be activated from Tablets found in the History minigame.

The 2021 Archaeology Event is a special event that will run from 29th April 2021 to 19th May 2021.

Milestone Rewards

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Ferris Wheel Lvl 1.png Scrolls.png Ferris Wheel Upgrade.png Scrolls.png Ferris Wheel Upgrade.png
Ferris Wheel Level 1 200 Scrolls Ferris Wheel Upgrade Kit 400 Scrolls Ferris Wheel Upgrade Kit



Event Window

Event Window

As you can see, the event window contains 7 main elements. They are:

  1. This is the Scroll Counter. You can look at the number of Scrolls.png Scrolls you currently have over here.
  2. This indicates the Grand Prize. It is obtained after collecting 20 Golden Relics from the sands.
  3. The Daily Special may be found over here. At any given day, it is obtainable from all vases and urns. It changes every day, however if you are not happy with the Daily Special you can change it once per day for an alternative Daily Special for the remainder of the time on the clock.
  4. This opens the Museum in which the tablets found in the Play Area are collected and the Calendar.
  5. This is the Tool Counter. You can see here how many tools of each kind, i.e. Brush, Shovel and Dynamite you currently possess.
  6. Clicking on this opens the Tool Shop. Here, Scrolls.png Scrolls can be exchanged for more Tools to continue exploring the tomb.
  7. This is the main Play Area. All the action takes place here. You have to clear the sand, advance in the tunnel and uncover lucrative prizes on the way.

The mechanics of this event are vastly different from anything else ever seen. To put it in a nutshell, the event involves playing a minigame, in which the player has to dig and explore a tomb which goes on infinitely. On the way they will encounter items buried in the sand which might be of value. Some of these are Golden Idols which help in progressing towards the Grand Prize. The player needs to use certain tools or implements for digging/clearing sand, which may be purchased using Scrolls.png Scrolls. Each aspect is explained in detail in the following sections.

Clearing the Way- Tools

To progress on the event map, the player needs to clear sand in the tunnel. (S)he can do this with the help of certain tools which clear different parts of the tunnel. There are 3 tools, namely:

  • Brush ArchBrush.png

A brush clears exactly one tile of sand, and cannot be used on an empty or stone tile. It is useful if one wants to obtain a certain prize.

Cost: Scrolls.png 10 Scrolls

  • Shovel ArchShovel.png

A shovel clears all sand from a column of tiles, provided there is at least one empty tile in that column. It can only be used on an empty tile and it only clears the tiles in the same column which are not blocked by stone. If there is a stone tile in the way, it will be blocked from reaching any tiles beyond it. This can clear up to five tiles at once (as each column contains six tiles, but must already have at least one empty/cleared to use a shovel), provided they are not blocked by stones.

Cost: Scrolls.png 35 Scrolls

  • Dynamite ArchDynamite.png

Dynamite clears all sand from a 3 x 3 box of tiles, and is useful for clearing tiles on a large scale, or for clearing tiles in different columns. It can be placed only on an empty tile, and clears all eight adjacent tiles, including diagonals. It can clear up to seven tiles at once (as at least one of the eight adjacent tiles must already be empty/cleared in order to access the tile where the dynamite is used). Dynamite cannot clear a stone tile.

Cost: Scrolls.png 50 Scrolls

How do I get Tools?

One must remember that depending on the situation, one might have different preferences for the tool required to be used. Tools are distinctive in the fact that they cannot be obtained from the rewards of quests. Instead, they have to be bought using the event currency, Scrolls.png Scrolls. Tools can be obtained from the Tool Shop, highlighted in the picture. The shop sells individual items as well as 2 sets of the tools, with differing costs. It is important to keep in mind that tools cannot be purchased using diamonds. The individual costs have been mentioned above and the prices and components of the sets are mentioned below.

  • 7 Brushes + 3 Shovels + 2 Dynamite for Scrolls.png 195 Scrolls
  • 20 Brushes + 8 Shovels + 8 Dynamite for Scrolls.png 395 Scrolls

The player begins with 7 ArchBrush.png Brushes, 3 ArchShovel.png Shovels and 1 ArchDynamite.png Dynamite.

Rewards and Prizes

The sand contains several prizes and rewards of interest to the player. There are 5 kinds of prizes which are found from the sand, namely:

  • Golden Idols- They contribute to the Grand Prize total. The player needs to collect 20 such idols in order to obtain the grand prize.
  • Vases and Urns- They are like the chests of other events. Different vases contain different items and there are different chances of winning these items.
  • Tablets- Once collected they go to the Museum, where you can then open up a series of mini quests to win more rewards & Scrolls. Finish all 8 different Tablets once and collect the Historians Reward. For each additional full set collected you will receive more Tools.
  • Tools- Individual tools, i.e. Brush, Shovel and Dynamite may be also obtained from the sands.
  • Portraits from previous events

A couple of important things are to be kept in mind. While a light coloured sand tile that is not showing anything is guaranteed not to contain any prizes, it is important not to presume that just because no prize is visible on a dark coloured sand tile means that the dark coloured tile does not contain anything. The second thing to note is that after cleaning up a sand tile, the prize doesn't automatically fall into the inventory. The player has to manually click on the prize so that it is finally obtained. Also, as the player moves further in the tunnel, the earlier uncovered areas go out of sight and are finally left behind. Discovered prizes will then automatically fall into your inventory

Besides the above, a Grand Prize exists which is obtained upon collection of 20 Golden Idols. A Daily Special is also available which changes every day and is obtainable from all vases and urns. They are mentioned in detail in the Prize Systems section.

The Museum

The player may find tablets when clearing the sand in the cave. These tablets are stored here.

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Each of the found tablets presents the player with an additional quest line. The quest lines of different tablets may be activated at the same time. The quest line of the same tablet may be repeated as many times as the tablet was found. The additional quest lines have to get started manually by the player.

There are four different "Normal Tablets", three different "Silver Tablets" and one "Golden Tablet" to be found. The Silver Tablets hereby are rarer than the Normal Tablets and the Golden Tablet is rarer than the Silver Tablet.

All quest lines consist of 5 quests each.

If all quest lines have been completed at least once, the Historian Reward may be collected.

The Calendar

The player may find Gem Shards Archeology Calendar Shardgem Keygem.png when clearing the sand in the cave.

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These Gem Shards can be found here. The first Gem Shard Archeology Calendar Shardgem Keygem.png found each day is a complete one and will allow you to reveal the Calendar Reward for that day.
​ Additional Gem Shards Archeology Calendar Shardgem Keygem.png will fill a fifth of the shattered Gem. Five Shattered Gems will give you a complete Gem, this can be used to open any unopened Reward from previous days.
​ Open all 21 Calendar Slots to reveal the contents of the Calendar Chest.
​For the duration of the event, one of the two treasure chests offered by the Nameless will always be a "Archaeology Event Gem Shard" chest. A maximum total of 20 extra Gem Shards Archeology Calendar Shardgem Keygem.png are possible via the Daily Challenges during the event (which can make 4 complete Joker GemsArcheology Calendar Gem Shards Full.png).
Gem Shards Archeology Calendar Shardgem Keygem.png found after the calendar is complete will give 10 Scrolls.png Scrolls instead.
However any Gem Shards Archeology Calendar Shardgem Keygem.png already collected when the calendar is completed are unusable and cannot be converted into Scrolls.png Scrolls.

Event Currency

The currency of this event is Scrolls.png Scrolls. They are different from currencies of other events in the fact that Scrolls.png Scrolls by themselves are not used for clearing sand. Scrolls.png Scrolls over here play an indirect role. They are used for buying the tools that clear sand.

Scrolls.png Scrolls are obtainable from the Quests, Incidents in & around your city and logging in daily. You also start the Event with Scrolls.png 120 Scrolls.

They can also be bought using diamonds:

  • Scrolls.png 40 Scrolls = Diamonds 200 Diamonds (5.00 diamonds per 1 Scroll)
  • Scrolls.png 150 Scrolls = Diamonds 700 Diamonds (4.66 diamonds per 1 Scroll)
  • Scrolls.png 500 Scrolls = Diamonds 1995 Diamonds (3.99 diamonds per 1 Scroll)

The player may be expected to receive the following amount of Scrolls.png Scrolls if they complete the entire event and login at least once a day.

Expected Scrolls to receive during the Archaeology Event
Beginning of the Event 120 Scrolls
Daily Connections 22 x 40 880 Scrolls
Completing Main Quests 39 x 40 1,560 Scrolls
Completing Daily Quests 21 x 50 1,050 Scrolls
Milestone Bonus 1 x 200 + 1 x 400 600 Scrolls
Total 4,210 Scrolls

Quests

Edward

The event features two questlines presented by Edward.
The Main Questline and the Daily Questline. Every solved quest grants the player some Scrolls. The quests have to be solved in the order they are presented and no quest is abortable. Additionally for this Event extra Quests can be found in every tablet that you collect, once a tablet is opened the Quest inside cannot be aborted.

The Daily Questline, you will give you one quest per day, for the 21 days of the event. These Quests will stack until you have completed the Main Questlines. So you will not miss any if you do not complete the Main Questlines on the first day. After completing the Main Questline, you will be able to complete stacked Daily Quests without any delay and after that, one quest per day.

Note: Where the word "some" appears in the quest text below, the amount differs depending on the Age the player is at. The Lower Numbers in brackets are for BA. The second number in brackets is for the SAAB.
To get a better idea of your exact requirements Click Here and use the Tables provided, please be aware that the Final Table is incomplete as we do not have players from those Ages that could help.

Main Questline

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Quest 1:
    Edward: "Spend some (12 - 48[SAV]) Forge Points"
    Reward: Scrolls.png 40 Scrolls
Quest 2:
    Edward: "Defeat some (10 - 48[SAV]) units OR Solve this simple negotiation"
    Reward: Scrolls.png 40 Scrolls
Quest 3:
    Edward: "In a production building, finish a 5-minute production some (4 - 24[SAV]) times" and "Gather some (20 - 240[SAV]) goods e.g. From goods buildings or by trading"
    Reward: Scrolls.png 40 Scrolls
Quest 4:
    Edward: "Build 1 production building from your age OR Build 2 production buildings from the previous age" and "Buy 5 Forge Points"
    Reward: Scrolls.png 40 Scrolls
Quest 5:
    Edward: "Pay some (6 - 48[SAV]) selected[1] goods from your age OR Pay some (8 - 60[SAV]) selected[2] goods from the previous age" and "In a production building, finish a 15-minute production some (2 - 12[SAV]) times"
    Reward: Scrolls.png 40 Scrolls
Quest 6:
    Edward: "Gain some (230 - 35,000[SAV]) happiness" and "Pay some (1,400 - 1,440,000[SAV]) supplies"
    Reward: Scrolls.png 40 Scrolls
Quest 7:
    Edward: "Win some (4 - 10[SAV]) battles without losing OR Donate some (50 - 430[SAV]) goods to the guild treasury"
    Reward: Scrolls.png 40 Scrolls
Quest 8:
    Edward: "Spend some (12 - 48[SAV]) Forge Points" and "Gather some (1,500 - 2,025,000[SAV]) coins"
    Reward: Scrolls.png 40 Scrolls
Quest 9:
    Edward: "Gather some (800 - 1,050,000) supplies"
    Reward: Scrolls.png 40 Scrolls
Quest 10:
    Edward: "Build 1 culture building from your age OR Build 2 culture buildings from the previous age" and "In a production building, finish a 8-hour production some (2 - 12[SAV]) times"
    Reward: Scrolls.png 40 Scrolls
Quest 11:
    Edward: "Defeat some (10 - 48[SAV]) units OR Donate some (20 - 170[SAV]) goods to the guild treasury"
    Reward: Scrolls.png 40 Scrolls
Quest 12:
    Edward: "Collect 3 incidents OR Exchange 2 items in the Antiques Dealer building" and "In a production building, finish a 15-minute production some (2 - 12[SAV]) times"
    Reward: Scrolls.png 40 Scrolls
Quest 13:
    Edward: "Build a goods building from your age OR Recruit 4 units from your era" and "Motivate or polish 20 buildings of other players"
    Reward: Scrolls.png 40 Scrolls
Quest 14:
    Edward: "Defeat this small army OR Solve this moderate negotiation" and "Spend some (12 - 48[SAV]) Forge Points"
    Reward: Scrolls.png 40 Scrolls
Quest 15:
    Edward: "In a production building, finish a 5-minute production some (5 - 30[SAV]) times"
    Reward: Scrolls.png 40 Scrolls
Quest 16:
    Edward: "Visit 20 Friends Taverns OR Defeat some (10 - 48[SAV]) units" and "Gain some (230 - 35,000[SAV]) happiness"
    Reward: Scrolls.png 40 Scrolls
Quest 17:
    Edward: "Collect 3 incidents OR Contribute some (30 - 120[SAV]) Forge Points to Great Buildings" and "Pay some (2,100 - 2,160,000[SAV]) supplies"
    Reward: Scrolls.png 40 Scrolls
Quest 18:
    Edward: "Build 2 production buildings from your age OR Build 3 production buildings from the previous age"
    Reward: Scrolls.png 40 Scrolls
Quest 19:
    Edward: "Activate 2 boosts in the Friends Tavern OR Solve this moderate negotiation"
    Reward: Scrolls.png 40 Scrolls
Quest 20:
    Edward: "In a production building, finish a 4-hour production some (4 - 24[SAV]) times" and "Gather some (1,000 - 1,800,000[SAV]) supplies"
    Reward: Scrolls.png 40 Scrolls
Quest 21:
    Edward: "Gather some (24 - 288[SAV]) goods e.g. From goods buildings or by trading OR Donate some (40 - 340[SAV]) goods to the guild treasury" and "Gain some (230 - 35,000[SAV]) happiness"
    Reward: Scrolls.png 40 Scrolls
Quest 22:
    Edward: "Defeat this medium-sized army OR Solve this moderate negotiation"
    Reward: Scrolls.png 40 Scrolls
Quest 23:
    Edward: "Gather some (800 - 1,350,000[SAV]) supplies" and "Buy 5 Forge Points"
    Reward: Scrolls.png 40 Scrolls
Quest 24:
    Edward: "Collect 750 Tavern Silver OR Recruit 3 units from your age" and "Gather some (20 - 240[SAV]) goods e.g. From goods buildings or by trading"
    Reward: Scrolls.png 40 Scrolls
Quest 25:
    Edward: "Exchange 3 items in the Antiques Dealer building OR In a production building, finish a 8-hour production some (2 - 12[SAV]) times"
    Reward: Scrolls.png 40 Scrolls
Quest 26:
    Edward: "Build a goods building from your age OR Recruit 4 units from your era" and "Gather some (20 - 240[SAV]) goods e.g. From goods buildings or by trading"
    Reward: Scrolls.png 40 Scrolls
Quest 27:
    Edward: "Gather some (800 - 1,350,000[SAV]) supplies" and "Spend some (18 - 72[SAV]) Forge Points"
    Reward: Scrolls.png 40 Scrolls
Quest 28:
    Edward: "Visit 20 Friends Taverns OR Motivate or polish 50 buildings of other players" and "In a production building, finish a 4-hour production some (2 - 12[SAV]) times"
    Reward: Scrolls.png 40 Scrolls
Quest 29:
    Edward: "Collect 5 incidents OR Finish 10 productions in a production buildings from your age" and "Pay some (2,000 - 2,966,000[SAV]) coins"
    Reward: Scrolls.png 40 Scrolls
Quest 30:
    Edward: "Gain control over a province OR Solve 12 encounters in the Guild Expeditions"
    Reward: Scrolls.png 40 Scrolls
Quest 31:
    Edward: "In a production building, finish an 8-hour production some (4 - 24[SAV]) times" and "Spend some (14 - 58[SAV]) Forge Points"
    Reward: Scrolls.png 40 Scrolls
Quest 32:
    Edward: "Build 2 residential buildings from your age OR Build 3 residential buildings from the previous age" and "Gather some (1,000 - 1,800,000[SAV]) supplies"
    Reward: Scrolls.png 40 Scrolls
Quest 33:
    Edward: "Exchange 5 items in the Antiques Dealer building OR Gather some (50 - 600[SAV]) goods e.g. From goods buildings or by trading"
    Reward: Scrolls.png 40 Scrolls
Quest 34:
    Edward: "Defeat this medium-sized army OR Solve this Moderate negotiation"
    Reward: Scrolls.png 40 Scrolls
Quest 35:
    Edward: "Spend 500 Tavern Silver in the Friends Tavern OR Buy 10 Forge Points" and "Gather some (2,000 - 2,700,000[SAV]) coins"
    Reward: Scrolls.png 40 Scrolls
Quest 36:
    Edward: "Defeat this small army OR Solve this moderate negotiation" and "Motivate or polish 10 buildings of other players"
    Reward: Scrolls.png 40 Scrolls
Quest 37:
    Edward: "Win some (3 - 12[SAV]) battles OR Donate some (40 - 340[SAV]) goods to the guild treasury"
    Reward: Scrolls.png 40 Scrolls
Quest 38:
    Edward: "Build 1 goods building from your age OR Gather some (50 - 600[SAV]) goods e.g. From goods buildings or by trading" and "In a production building, finish a 5-minute production some (2 - 12[SAV]) times"
    Reward: Scrolls.png 40 Scrolls and a Portrait of Oscar Oscar
Quest 39:
    Edward: "Activate 2 boosts in the Friends Tavern OR Win some (3 - 8[SAV]) battles without losing" and "Pay some (4,000 - 5,932,000[SAV]) coins"
    Reward: Scrolls.png 40 Scrolls and a Portrait of Ava Ava

Daily Questline

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Quest 40 (29th April):
    Edward: "Gather some (900 - 1,620,000[SAV]) supplies" and "Gather some (1,500 - 2,025,000[SAV]) coins"
    Reward: Scrolls.png 50 Scrolls and an Event Surprise Box Event Surprise Box.png[3]
Quest 41 (30th April):
    Edward: "Win some (3 - 8[SAV]) battles without losing OR Collect 1200 Tavern Silver" and "In a production building, finish a 4-hour production some (4 - 24[SAV]) times"
    Reward: Scrolls.png 50 Scrolls
Quest 42 (1st May):
    Edward: "Build 4 decorations from your age OR Build 6 decorations from the previous age" and "Motivate or polish 30 buildings of other players"
    Reward: Scrolls.png 50 Scrolls
Quest 43 (2nd May):
    Edward: "Solve this moderate negotiation OR Recruit 3 units from your age"
    Reward: Scrolls.png 50 Scrolls
Quest 44 (3rd May):
    Edward: "Finish 10 productions in a production buildings from your age OR Finish 12 productions in a production buildings from the previous age" and "Gather some (20 - 240[SAV]) goods e.g. From goods buildings or by trading"
    Reward: Scrolls.png 50 Scrolls
Quest 45 (4th May):
    Edward: "Collect 3 incidents OR Visit 15 Friends Taverns" and "Pay some (1,700 - 1,728,000[SAV]) supplies"
    Reward: Scrolls.png 50 Scrolls
Quest 46 (5th May):
    Edward: "Spend 450 Tavern Silver in the Friends Tavern OR In a production building, finish a 15-minute production some (4 - 22[SAV]) times" and "Spend some (24 - 96[SAV]) Forge Points"
    Reward: Scrolls.png 50 Scrolls
Quest 47 (6th May):
    Edward: "Gain some (230 - 35,000[SAV]) happiness" and "Gather some (1,000 - 1,350,000[SAV]) coins"
    Reward: Scrolls.png 50 Scrolls
Quest 48 (7th May):
    Edward: "Gather some (40 - 480[SAV]) goods e.g. From goods buildings or by trading OR Donate some (50 - 430[SAV]) goods to the guild treasury"
    Reward: Scrolls.png 50 Scrolls
Quest 49 (8th May):
    Edward: "Have the first difficulty in the Guild Expedition solved OR Defeat this large army"
    Reward: Scrolls.png 50 Scrolls
Quest 50 (9th May):
    Edward: "Activate 2 boosts in the Friends Tavern OR Win some (3 - 7[SAV]) battles without losing" and "Pay some (5,000 - 7,415,000[SAV]) coins"
    Reward: Scrolls.png 50 Scrolls
Quest 51 (10th May):
    Edward: "Finish 15 productions in a production buildings from your age OR Finish 18 productions in a production buildings from the previous age" and "Spend some (12 - 48[SAV]) Forge Points"
    Reward: Scrolls.png 50 Scrolls
Quest 52 (11th May):
    Edward: "Build 1 production building from your age OR Build 2 production buildings from the previous age" and "Gather some (1,000 - 1,800,000[SAV]) supplies"
    Reward: Scrolls.png 50 Scrolls
Quest 53 (12th May):
    Edward: "Recruit 5 units from your age OR Gather some (42 - 504[SAV]) goods e.g. From goods buildings or by trading" and "Gather some (1,500 - 2.025,000[SAV]) coins"
    Reward: Scrolls.png 50 Scrolls
Quest 54 (13th May):
    Edward: "Defeat this medium-sized army OR Solve this moderate negotiation"
    Reward: Scrolls.png 50 Scrolls
Quest 55 (14th May):
    Edward: "Visit 12 Taverns OR Motivate or polish 50 buildings of other players" and "Gain some (45 - 27,000[SAV]) total population"
    Reward: Scrolls.png 50 Scrolls
Quest 56 (15th May):
    Edward: "Collect 3 incidents OR Visit 15 Friends Taverns" and "Pay some (2,800 - 2,880,000[SAV]) supplies"
    Reward: Scrolls.png 50 Scrolls
Quest 57 (16th May):
    Edward: "In a production building, finish a 4-hour production some (4 - 24[SAV]) times OR Exchange 4 items in the Antiques Dealer building" and "Pay some (5,000 - 7,415,000[SAV]) coins"
    Reward: Scrolls.png 50 Scrolls
Quest 58 (17th May):
    Edward: "Build 1 culture building from your age OR Build 2 culture buildings from the previous age" and "In a production building, finish a 8-hour production some (2 - 12[SAV]) times"
    Reward: Scrolls.png 50 Scrolls
Quest 59 (18th May):
    Edward: "Acquire some (2 - 3[SAV]) sectors OR Defeat some (20 - 96[SAV]) units"
    Reward: Scrolls.png 50 Scrolls
Quest 60 (19th May):
    Edward: "Activate 2 boosts in the Friends Tavern OR Win some (3 - 7[SAV]) battles without losing" and "Pay some (5,000 - 7,415,000[SAV]) coins"
    Reward: Scrolls.png 50 Scrolls

Clay Tablet Quest Lines

The player may find Tablets when clearing the sand in the Cave. The player can activate the found Tablets respective quest line in the Museum

Common Clay Tablet 1 (Ancient Stories)

Common Clay Tablet 1

Rewards a Wisteria Topiary when all quests are completed.

Show/Hide Quests
Quest 1:
    Common Tablet 1: "Build 4 decorations from your age OR Build 5 decorations from the previous age"
    Reward: Scrolls.png 5 Scrolls
Quest 2:
    Common Tablet 1: "Defeat this very small army OR Solve this simple negotiation" and "Pay some (2,000 - 2,966,000[SAV]) coins"
    Reward: Scrolls.png 5 Scrolls
Quest 3:
    Common Tablet 1: "Gather some (2,500 - 3,375,000[SAV]) coins" and "Buy 5 Forge Points"
    Reward: Scrolls.png 5 Scrolls
Quest 4:
    Common Tablet 1: "In a production building, finish a 4-hour production some (2 - 12[SAV]) times"
    Reward: Scrolls.png 5 Scrolls
Quest 5:
    Common Tablet 1: "Spend some (12 - 48[SAV]) Forge Points"
    Reward: Wisteria Topiary.png

Common Clay Tablet 2 (Hardly Legible)

Common Clay Tablet 2

Rewards two Blueprints Blueprints when all quests are completed.

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Quest 1:
    Common Tablet 2: "Spend some (12 - 48[SAV]) Forge Points" and "Buy 5 Forge Points"
    Reward: Scrolls.png 5 Scrolls
Quest 2:
    Common Tablet 2: "Collect 4 incidents OR Gather some (24 - 288[SAV]) goods e.g. From goods buildings or by trading"
    Reward: Scrolls.png 5 Scrolls
Quest 3:
    Common Tablet 2: "Visit 15 Friends Taverns OR Defeat some (10 - 48[SAV]) units" and "Pay some (1,400 - 1,440,000[SAV]) supplies"
    Reward: Scrolls.png 5 Scrolls
Quest 4:
    Common Tablet 2: "Defeat this very small army OR Solve this simple negotiation"
    Reward: Scrolls.png 5 Scrolls
Quest 5:
    Common Tablet 2: "Gather some (24 - 288[SAV]) goods e.g. From goods buildings or by trading OR Donate some (40 - 340[SAV]) goods to the guild treasury"
    Reward: Blueprints Blueprints

Common Clay Tablet 3 (New Discoveries)

Common Clay Tablet 3

Rewards a Large Medals Package when all quests are completed.

Show/Hide Quests
Quest 1:
    Common Tablet 3: "In a production building, finish a 15-minute production some (2 - 12[SAV]) times"
    Reward: Scrolls.png 5 Scrolls
Quest 2:
    Common Tablet 3: "Exchange 2 items in the Antiques Dealer building OR Gather some (30 - 360[SAV]) goods e.g. From goods buildings or by trading" and "Gather some (500 - 900,000[SAV]) supplies"
    Reward: Scrolls.png 5 Scrolls
Quest 3:
    Common Tablet 3: "Build 7 decorations"
    Reward: Scrolls.png 5 Scrolls
Quest 4:
    Common Tablet 3: "Spend some (12 - 48[SAV]) Forge Points" and "Pay some (4,000 - 5,932,000[SAV]) coins"
    Reward: Scrolls.png 5 Scrolls
Quest 5:
    Common Tablet 3: "Defeat this very small army OR Solve this simple negotiation"
    Reward: Medals.png

Common Clay Tablet 4 (Dark Secrets)

Common Clay Tablet 4

Rewards 2 Fragments of a Wishing Well Shrink Kit when all quests are completed.

Show/Hide Quests
Quest 1:
    Common Tablet 4: "In a production building, finish a 4-hour production some (2 - 12[SAV]) times"
    Reward: Scrolls.png 5 Scrolls
Quest 2:
    Common Tablet 4: "Spend some (12 - 48[SAV]) Forge Points" and "Gather some (500 - 900,000[SAV]) supplies"
    Reward: Scrolls.png 5 Scrolls
Quest 3:
    Common Tablet 4: "Recruit 3 units from your age OR Recruit 4 units from the previous age"
    Reward: Scrolls.png 5 Scrolls
Quest 4:
    Common Tablet 4: "Defeat this very small army OR Solve this simple negotiation"
    Reward: Scrolls.png 5 Scrolls
Quest 5:
    Common Tablet 4: "Visit 15 Friends Taverns OR Defeat some (10 - 48[SAV]) units" and "Pay some (1,400 - 1,440,000[SAV]) supplies"
    Reward: Fragment WWSK.png Fragment WWSK.png

Silver Clay Tablet 1 (Old Friends)

Silver Clay Tablet 1

Rewards a 2h Mass Supply Rush item when all quests are completed.

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Quest 1:
    Silver Tablet 1: "Win some (3 - 6) battles without losing OR Gain some (460 - 60,000) happiness"
    Reward: Scrolls.png 5 Scrolls
Quest 2:
    Silver Tablet 1: "Visit 10 Friends Taverns OR Motivate or polish 25 buildings of other players" and "Gather some (500 - 700,000) supplies"
    Reward: Scrolls.png 5 Scrolls
Quest 3:
    Silver Tablet 1: "In a production building, finish a 1-hour production some (4 - 24) times"
    Reward: Scrolls.png 5 Scrolls
Quest 4:
    Silver Tablet 1: "Spend some (18 - 68) Forge Points"
    Reward: Scrolls.png 5 Scrolls
Quest 5:
    Silver Tablet 1: "Build 1 production building from your age or 2 from the previous age"
    Reward: Mass Supply Rush (medium).png

Silver Clay Tablet 2 (Buried in the Sand)

Silver Clay Tablet 2

Rewards a Stranded Boat when all quests are completed.

Show/Hide Quests
Quest 1:
    Silver Tablet 2: "Gather some (24 - 288[SAV]) goods e.g. From goods buildings or by trading OR Donate some (40 - 340[SAV) goods to the guild treasury"
    Reward: Scrolls.png 5 Scrolls
Quest 2:
    Silver Tablet 2: "In a production building, finish a 4-hour production some (2 - 12[SAV]) times"
    Reward: Scrolls.png 5 Scrolls
Quest 3:
    Silver Tablet 2: "Exchange 5 items in the Antiques Dealer building OR Gather some (50 - 600[SAV]) goods e.g. From goods buildings or by trading"
    Reward: Scrolls.png 5 Scrolls
Quest 4:
    Silver Tablet 2: "Win some (3 - 8[SAV]) battles without losing OR Gain some (460 - 70,000[SAV]) happiness"
    Reward: Scrolls.png 5 Scrolls
Quest 5:
    Silver Tablet 2: "Spend some (18 - 72[SAV]) Forge Points" and "Motivate or polish 10 buildings of other players"
    Reward: Stranded Boat.png

Silver Clay Tablet 3 (Forgotten Recipes)

Silver Clay Tablet 3

Rewards a Witch Doctor when all quests are completed.

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Quest 1:
    Silver Tablet 3: "In a production building, finish a 5-minute production some (5 - 30[SAV]) times"
    Reward: Scrolls.png 5 Scrolls
Quest 2:
    Silver Tablet 3: "Recruit 4 units from your current age or 5 units from the previous age"
    Reward: Scrolls.png 5 Scrolls
Quest 3:
    Silver Tablet 3: "Win some (3 - 8[SAV]) battles without losing OR Gain some (460 - 70,000[SAV]) happiness"
    Reward: Scrolls.png 5 Scrolls
Quest 4:
    Silver Tablet 3: "Collect 4 incidents OR Gather some (24 - 288[SAV]) goods e.g. From goods buildings or by trading" and "Gather some (1,000 - 1,350,000[SAV]) coins"
    Reward: Scrolls.png 5 Scrolls
Quest 5:
    Silver Tablet 3: "Build 1 culture building from your age or 2 from the previous age"
    Reward: Witch Doctor.png

Gold Clay Tablet (Splendid Exhibit)

Gold Clay Tablet 1

Rewards a Royal Marble Gateway when all quests are completed.

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Quest 1:
    Golden Tablet: "Activate 2 boosts in the Friends Tavern OR Win some (3 - 6) battles without losing"
    Reward: Scrolls.png 5 Scrolls
Quest 2:
    Golden Tablet: "In a production building, finish a 4-hour production some (2 - 12) times"
    Reward: Scrolls.png 5 Scrolls
Quest 3:
    Golden Tablet: "Spend some (24 - 90) Forge Points" and "Gather some (800 - 1,050,000) supplies"
    Reward: Scrolls.png 5 Scrolls
Quest 4:
    Golden Tablet: "Defeat this medium-sized army OR Solve this moderate negotiation" and "Pay some (4,000 - 4,832,000) coins"
    Reward: Scrolls.png 5 Scrolls
Quest 5:
    Golden Tablet: "Scout a province OR Defeat this medium-sized army"
    Reward: Royal Marble Gateway.png
  1. One of the players five current age goods is selected randomly. The selection is independent of the players current stock of those goods.
  2. One of the players five previous age goods is selected randomly. Should the player be in Bronze Age, the second option will be one of the four goods not selected in the current age option. The selection is independent of the players current stock of those goods.
  3. This special reward will reveal itself during the next event in Forge of Empires. Use this to gain a head start for the upcoming Event

Prize Systems

There are five types of prizes in this event. The first is the Vases, which are of three kinds. The second is avatars. Next is the Daily Special, which is obtainable from all given Vases for 24 hours at a time, before changing. The fourth kind is the Grand Prize, which is rewarded upon collection of 20 Golden Idols. And the fifth kind is the various Quest Tablets.

Vase Prizes

There are 3 types of Vases in this event. They are the Valuable Vases, Vases and Broken Vases. The three kinds differ in the level of rewards that they offer, with the Valuable ones offering the most lucrative awards and the Broken ones the most mundane.

Valuable Vases

Image Name of Vase Possible Prizes Chance
Archeology chest 9-blueprints--1-.png Valuable
Vase of
Blueprints
Daily Special 10%
Observatory Blueprint 20%
2 Blueprints 25%
Blueprint 45%
Archeology chest 12-items-.png Valuable
Vase of
Items
Daily Special 10%
One Up Kit 10%
Store Building 15%
Boost Crate 25%
5m Mass Supply Rush 40%
Archeology chest 11-speed-.png Valuable
Vase of
Speed
Daily Special 10%
2hr Mass Supply Rush 20%
1hr Mass Coin Rush 25%
Finish Supply Production 45%
Archeology chest 10-wisdom-.png Valuable
Vase of
Wisdom
Daily Special 10%
20 Forge Points 20%
10 Forge Points 30%
5 Forge Points 40%

Vases

Image Name of Vase Possible Prizes Chance
Archeology chest 8-architect-.png Vase of
Architect
Daily Special 7%
Premium Decoration 18%
Residential Building 25%
Production Building 25%
Cultural Building 25%
Archeology chest 7-boosts-.png Vase of
Boosts
Daily Special 7%
100% Coin Boost 25%
100% Supply Boost 25%
30% Defence Boost 25%
10% Attack Boost 18%
Archeology chest 6-fragments-.png Vase of
Fragments
Daily Special 8%
Fragment of Shrine of Knowledge 28%
Fragment of Wishing Well 32%
Fragment of Wishing Well Shrink Kit 32%
Archeology chest 5-medals-.png Vase of
Medals
Daily Special 7%
Large Medals 25%
Medium Medals 30%
Small Medals 38%

Broken Vases

Image Name of Vase Possible Prizes Chance
Archeology chest 3-fighters-.png Broken
Vase of
Fighters
Daily Special 5%
Rogue 15%
Champion 20%
Colour Guard 30%
Military Drummer 30%
Archeology chest 4-resources-.png Broken
Vase of
Resource
Daily Special 6%
Extra Large Coins 37%
Extra Large Supplies 37%
25 Goods 20%
Archeology chest 1-units-.png Broken
Vase of
Units
Daily Special 5%
Light Unit 19%
Ranged Unit 19%
Fast Unit 19%
Heavy Unit 19%
Artillery Unit 19%
Archeology chest 2-wisdom-.png Broken
Vase of
Wisdom
Daily Special 5%
5 Forge Points 45%
2 Forge Points 50%

Avatars

Avatar Frame

InnoGames have used the 2021 Archaeology Event to reintroduce some avatars from previous events. The avatars are obtained when a player clears a tile with a portrait frame while brushing away the sand, in a manner similar to obtaining the Vases. Clicking on a clean avatar icon presents the player with an avatar. Please note you will only receive an avatar that you do not currently have, if you have all the Avatars then you are unlikely to find a buried portrait.

Portrait Amelia:
Amelia
Portrait Jane:
Jane
Portrait Sir David:
David
Portrait Caesar:
Julius Caesar
Portrait Cleopatra:
Cleopatra
Portrait Marc Anthony:
Marcus Antonius
Portrait Napoleon:
Napoleon Bonaparte
Portrait Eliza:
Eliza
Portrait Henry:
Henry

Historian Reward

When every single one of the 8 different clay tablet quest lines is completed, a special Historian Reward may be collected, which consists of

Historian reward for the first complete set of book quests

Historian reward for the second and further complete set

The Historian Reward may be collected for every full set of 8 different completed History quest lines. The second and further rewards do not contain the Bardsley avatar though.

Calendar Reward

Every day a different minor Reward is offered when a Gem is found in the sand for the first time, Find and open all 21 by the end of the Event to claim the Calendar Chest Reward.


You can find a list of Calendar Rewards as they appeared on Beta here

Date Icon Name
29th April - 1 GOBU.png 25 Goods(5 each of Current Age)
30th April - 2 Mass Coin Rush (medium).png 8hr Mass Coin Rush
1st May - 3 Medals.png Extra Large Medals Pack
2nd May - 4 Forge.png 10 Forge Points
3rd May - 5 DECO.png Premium Decoration
4th May - 6 Fragment SoK.png 3 Fragments of Shrine of Knowledge
5th May - 7 Store Building.png Store Building
6th May - 8 Boost crate.png Boost Crate
7th May - 9 Mass motivation kit.png Mass Self-Aid Kit
8th May - 10 GOBU.png 25 Goods(5 each of Current Age)
9th May - 11 Blueprint.png 2 Blueprints
10th May - 12 Forge.png 10 Forge Points
11th May - 13 Mass Supply Rush (medium).png 6hr Mass Supply Rush
12th May - 14 Fragment WWSK.png 3 Fragments of Wishing Well Shrink Kit
13th May - 15 One Up Kit.png One Up Kit
14th May - 16 Blueprint.png 2 Blueprints
15th May - 17 Fragment SoK.png 3 Fragments of Shrine of Knowledge
16th May - 18 Boost crate.png Boost Crate
17th May - 19 Forge.png 10 Forge Points
18th May - 20 Medals.png Extra Large Medals Pack
19th May - 21 Fragment WW.png 3 Fragments of Wishing Well

Daily Specials

Daily Special Prizes can be won when selecting Vase. During this Event the Daily Special does not change at midnight like in other Events. It remains for exactly 24 hours of the Event before changing. The current Daily Special may be obtainable from all Vases during its 24-hour period.
If you do not like the Daily Special you may switch it for an alternative Daily Special.

2021SDS.png

This one will then be your Daily special for the remainder of the time (You may not revert back to the original one if you find this one less desirable).

You can find a list of Daily Specials as they appeared on Beta here

Original Daily Prizes
List of possible Switched Prizes
Date Icon Name
29th April Airship Selection Kit.png Airship Selection Kit
30th April Sentinel Outpost Upgrade.png Sentinel Outpost Upgrade Kit
1st May Carousel.png Carousel
2nd May Rogue Hideout.png Rogue Hideout
3rd May Shrine of Knowledge.png Shrine of Knowledge
4th May Hall of Fame Selection Kit.png Hall of Fame Selection Kit
5th May Wishing Well.png Wishing Well
6th May World's Fair Selection Kit.png World's Fair Selection Kit
7th May Sentinel Outpost Lvl 1.png Sentinel Outpost Level 1
8th May Mass Supply Rush (medium).png 6hr Mass Supply Rush
9th May Medals.png Extra Large Medals Pack
10th May Globe Fountain.png Globe Fountain
11th May Shrine of Knowledge.png Shrine of Knowledge
12th May Tactician's Tower Lvl 1.png Tactician's Tower Level 1
13th May Renovation Kit.png Renovation Kit
14th May Airship Selection Kit.png Airship Selection Kit
15th May World's Fair Selection Kit.png World's Fair Selection Kit
16th May Tactician's Tower Upgrade.png Tactician's Tower Upgrade Kit
17th May Globe Fountain.png Globe Fountain
18th May Rogue Hideout Shrink Kit.png Rogue Hideout Shrink Kit
19th May Carousel.png Carousel
No Icon Prize
1 Mass Supply Rush (medium).png 6hr Mass Supply Rush
2 Airship Selection Kit.png Airship Selection Kit
3 Carousel.png Carousel
4 Medals.png Extra Large Medals Pack
5 Globe Fountain.png Globe Fountain
6 Hall of Fame Selection Kit.png Hall of Fame Selection Kit
7 Renovation Kit.png Renovation Kit
8 Rogue Hideout.png Rogue Hideout
9 Rogue Hideout Shrink Kit.png Rogue Hideout Shrink Kit
10 Sentinel Outpost Lvl 1.png Sentinel Outpost Level 1
11 Sentinel Outpost Upgrade.png Sentinel Outpost Upgrade Kit
12 Shrine of Knowledge.png Shrine of Knowledge
13 Store Building.png Store Building
14 Tactician's Tower Lvl 1.png Tactician's Tower Level 1
15 Tactician's Tower Upgrade.png Tactician's Tower Upgrade Kit
16 Wishing Well.png Wishing Well
17 World's Fair Selection Kit.png World's Fair Selection Kit


Grand Prize

Grand Prizes are rewarded upon collection of 20 Golden Idols.
After receiving 18 prizes, the list starts over again from the beginning.

No Icon Prize
1 Ferris Wheel Upgrade.png Ferris Wheel Upgrade Kit
2 Renovation Kit.png Renovation Kit
3 Ferris Wheel Upgrade.png Ferris Wheel Upgrade Kit
4 Wishing Well Shrink Kit.png Wishing Well Shrink Kit
5 Ferris Wheel Upgrade.png Ferris Wheel Upgrade Kit
6 Forge.png 50 Forge Points
7 Ferris Wheel Upgrade.png Ferris Wheel Upgrade Kit
8 Shrine of Knowledge.png Shrine of Knowledge
9 Ferris Wheel Upgrade.png Ferris Wheel Upgrade Kit
10 Medals.png Gigantic Medals Pack
11 Ferris Wheel Upgrade.png Ferris Wheel Upgrade Kit
12 Ferris Wheel Lvl 1.png Ferris Wheel Level 1
13 Ferris Wheel Upgrade.png Ferris Wheel Upgrade Kit
14 Wishing Well.png Wishing Well
15 Ferris Wheel Upgrade.png Ferris Wheel Upgrade Kit
16 Store Building.png Store Building
17 Ferris Wheel Upgrade.png Ferris Wheel Upgrade Kit
18 Tactician's Tower Lvl 1.png Tactician's Tower Level 1

New Buildings

Building Size Function Upgrade
Great Wheel.png
Great Wheel
Size
6x4
Special residential building
Provides Population population, Happiness happiness and Coins coins.
Provides double coins, supplies, up to Goods 30 Goods and up to Forge.png 10 Forge Points when motivated and can be plundered. Provides up to 26% Attack (boost).png attack boost for the attacking army on the highest level.
Renovation Kit
Yes
Wonder Wheel.png
Wonder Wheel
Size
6x4
Special residential building
Provides Population population, Happiness happiness and Coins coins.
Provides double coins, supplies, up to Goods 20 Goods and up to Forge.png 12 Forge Points when motivated and can be plundered. Provides up to 32% Defense boost for attacking army defense boost for the attacking army on the highest level.
Renovation Kit
Yes

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