Ancient Artifact

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Ancient Artifact
Ancient Artifact.png
Rarity Common
Type Reward trophy
Value Can't be sold
(see notes)
Stackable Yes
Campaign Nightfall
Collector(s) Wandering Scribes

Ancient artifacts are reward trophies you can get from completing many quests in the Desolation. They can be traded to a Wandering Scribe at the Gate of Desolation.


The following quests offer Ancient Artifacts as rewards:

As a quest reward:

Quest NPC Location
Last of the Breed Mirza Veldrunner Turai's Procession
A New Guide Curator Ruras Poisoned Outcrops
Destroy the Ungrateful Slaves Primeval King Jahnus The Shattered Ravines
Family Soul Shanrah Crystal Overlook
Getting Even Kane The Shattered Ravines
Pilgrimage Ganji The Ruptured Heart
Raising an Army Infantryman Hareh The Sulfurous Wastes
Refuse the King Primeval King Jahnus The Shattered Ravines
Requiem for a Brain Infantryman Hareh The Sulfurous Wastes
Return of the Undead King Palawa Joko Bone Palace
She Hungers Bonesmith Rokel Bone Palace
Sticks and Stones Awata Bone Palace
Strange Bedfellows Palawa Joko Bone Palace
The Growing Threat Jehner The Ruptured Heart
Under New Management General Farrund The Alkali Pan
Vanishing Spirits Charen The Ruptured Heart
Wayward Guide Curator Ruras The Shattered Ravines


Wandering Scribe (1)[edit]

Location: Gate of Desolation (outpost)
Collecting: 1 Ancient Artifact

Item Stats Value
Identification Kit Uses remaining: 25 50 Gold
Salvage Kit Uses remaining: 25 50 Gold
Hunter's Ale Uses remaining: 1
Double-click to drink. Excessive alcohol consumption will result in intoxication.
5 Gold
Scroll of Adventurer's Insight For 10 minutes your party gains +50% XP from combat. 100 Gold
Bag Holds 5 items 50 Gold

Wandering Scribe (2)[edit]

Location: Gate of Desolation (outpost)
Collecting: 3 Ancient Artifacts

Item Stats Value
Ancient Elonian Key Unlocks Ancient Elonian chests. 300 Gold
Expert Salvage Kit Uses remaining: 25 200 Gold
Superior Identification Kit Uses remaining: 100 250 Gold
Rune of Holding Double-click to increase the size of a bag from 5 to 10 slots. 250 Gold
Scroll of Rampager's Insight Your party gains double XP from combat. Rampager's Insight ends if your party fails to kill a foe for 30 seconds. 125 Gold
Scroll of Hunter's Insight Your party gains 175% XP from combat. Hunter's Insight ends if your party fails to kill a boss for 5 minutes. 150 Gold

Wandering Scribe (3)[edit]

Location: Gate of Desolation (outpost)
Collecting: 5 Ancient Artifacts

Item Stats Value
Superior Salvage Kit Uses remaining: 100 1 Platinum
Scroll of Hero's Insight For 10 minutes your party gains double XP from combat. 400 Gold
Scroll of Berserker's Insight Your party gains triple XP from combat. Berserker's Insight ends if your party fails to kill a foe for 30 seconds. 400 Gold
Scroll of Slayer's Insight Your party gains 250% XP from combat. Slayer's Insight ends if your party fails to kill a boss for 5 minutes. 400 Gold


  • Like most reward trophies, Ancient Artifacts can neither be sold to merchants nor be salvaged, but they can be traded.
  • The faster rate for converting these directly to gold is purchasing and selling superior salvage kits, which will pay out 200Gold per Ancient Artifact (1Platinum per kit, 1 kit per 5 Ancient Artifacts). Keeping and using the kits may be even more profitable, since each one saves you 4 expert salvage kits, at a cost of 1600Gold total or, that is, 320Gold each. In any case, it's in one's best interest to not sell them to other players for less than 200Gold each, as doing so wouldn't be acquiring the full value of the item.
  • Completing all the above quests, you can obtain a maximum of 16 Ancient Artifacts (there are two mutually exclusive quests).


  • The icon of this item strongly resembles a miniature version of the Statue of Grenth

Reward trophies (edit)
Core Copper Zaishen Coin.png Copper Zaishen CoinSilver Zaishen Coin.png Silver Zaishen CoinGold Zaishen Coin.png Gold Zaishen Coin
Factions Monastery Credit.png Monastery CreditImperial Commendation.png Imperial CommendationLuxon Totem.png Luxon TotemEquipment Requisition.png Equipment Requisition
Nightfall Battle Commendation.png Battle CommendationKournan Coin.png Kournan CoinTrade Contract.png Trade ContractAncient Artifact.png Ancient ArtifactInscribed Secret.png Inscribed Secret

Torment Gemstone.png Torment GemstoneMargonite Gemstone.png Margonite GemstoneStygian Gemstone.png Stygian GemstoneTitan Gemstone.png Titan GemstoneArmbrace of Truth.png Armbrace of Truth

Eye of the North Burol Ironfist's Commendation.png Burol Ironfist's Commendation Bison Championship Token.png Bison Championship Token Monumental Tapestry.png Monumental Tapestry
Beyond Confessor's Orders.png Confessor's OrdersWar Supplies.png War SuppliesMedal of Honor.png Medal of HonorMinisterial Commendation.png Ministerial CommendationImperial Guard Requisition Order.png Imperial Guard Requisition Order
Anniversary Proof of Legend.png Proof of Legend Proof of Steel.png Proof of Steel Proof of Triumph.png Proof of Triumph
Canthan New Year / Dragon Festival Imperial Mask Token.png Imperial Mask Token Celestial Miniature Token.png Celestial Miniature Token Lunar Token.png Lunar Token Racing Medal.png Racing Medal Victory Token.png Victory Token
Halloween Ghoulish Accessory Token.png Ghoulish Accessory Token
Wayfarer's Reverie Proof of Flames.png Proof of FlamesProof of Mountains.png Proof of Mountains Proof of Waves.png Proof of Waves Proof of Winds.png Proof of Winds Wayfarer's Mark.png Wayfarer's Mark
Wintersday Candy Cane Shard.png Candy Cane Shard Frozen Accessory Token.png Frozen Accessory Token Glob of Frozen Ectoplasm.png Glob of Frozen Ectoplasm
Historical Naga Fang.png Naga Fang Jade Wind Orb.png Jade Wind Orb Zaishen Medallion.png Zaishen Medallion
Prophecies Deldrimor Talisman.png Deldrimor Talisman
Factions Amulet of the Mists.png Amulet of the Mists
Nightfall Book of Secrets.png Book of Secrets
Eye of the North Droknar's Key.png Droknar's Key
Beyond Imperial Dragon's Tear.png Imperial Dragon's Tear
Nightfall Stolen Sunspear Armor.png Stolen Sunspear Armor Ancient Armor Remnants.png Ancient Armor Remnants Mysterious Armor Pieces.png Mysterious Armor Pieces Primeval Armor Remnants.png Primeval Armor Remnants
Eye of the North Deldrimor Armor Remnant.png Deldrimor Armor Remnant Cloth of the Brotherhood.png Cloth of the Brotherhood
Core Birthday Present Voucher.png Birthday Present VoucherBlessing of War.png Blessing of WarZaishen Key.png Zaishen Key