Talk:Ancient Weapon

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How about an own category for items with no use in the current game? I don't know how to do that, tough. -.- Ctarl 12:28, 9 September 2007 (UTC)

It seems more like this belongs in the category of unimplemented content to me. Yes, It exists ingame, but technically so did the Clay Bricks back in the day, regardless of whether we saw them or not. It seems a category for Items without uses might be a good idea though, as there are several items off the top of my head that do not have any function ingame anymore. (Jade Wind Orbs for example) Pariah talk 23:17, 11 January 2010 (UTC)
Unimplemented is for objects that do not exist within the game. It's useless, but it does exist. The possible cinematic of the statue falling is unimplemented, but the quest and the item do exist. I do not know if Jade Orbs still exist in inventories. If they do exist, then it may be considered historical content until they give it any use. MithUser MithranArkanere Star.pngTalk 17:48, 20 May 2010 (UTC)

Fragile?[edit]

I changed the infobox to a bundle infobox, but I don't know if it is fragile or not. Anybody know? Mohnzh say what? 13:49, 16 May 2008 (UTC)

Not Fragile, checked. Horheristo 19:11, 9 June 2008 (UTC)

Ark of the Covenant[edit]

No comments or notes about how this thing seems to strongly resemble the biblical Ark of the Covenant? I'm sure I'm not the only one who sees the resemblance. A chest-type object with long handles to carry it without touching the actual chest, winged figure on the lid, ornate design ... it seems to fit the description pretty well. Jasonstc 18:43, 17 September 2008 (UTC)

I look at it and all I see is a relic. :P --User Vorith sig.jpgorith is so fail 19:55, 18 December 2008 (UTC)

I would definitely concur. I thought it was silly of me to think that it looked like the Ark (especially the Indy Jones version) but I'm glad I'm not the only one!

The Arc of the Covenant might have been a major element at the siege of Jericho: 6 times in 6 days the Israels surrounded Jericho's walls without attacking, on the 7th day they concluded the "magical abjuration" with the sounding of 7 trumpets und a big war cry, bringing down the city walls. I'm going to attribute more "spell power" to the Arc than to the trumpets, so it probably had a crucial role in this scenario. And what better way to bring down walls than to "shake the very earth"? Yannel Brunn, the ghost at the statue in The Arid Sea, describes the Ancient Weapon as such a strong device that it would lay low the mightiest warriors and shake the very earth. Such was their power that they brought our great city down. Quite a few references, IMHO.
P.S. Regarding all this, maybe Yannel Brunn is a reference to Yul Brunner? He wasn't Moses nor Josua, but Ramses in [Ten Commandments], though.--85.181.187.133 18:43, 29 September 2009 (UTC)

Just so you know, using the term "mythical" for the Ark will probably piss some Christians off. I would put something more like "biblical" or "archaic", something that doesn't necessarily suggest that it's not real (biblical literalists get upset about that kind of shit). Karate User Karate Jesus KJ for sig.png Jesus 19:20, 29 September 2009 (UTC)

was looking for the right word myself beore an edit... after reading thru the wiki article and to play into the trivia the word "lost" comes to mind... 192.203.160.241 19:22, 29 September 2009 (UTC)
I'm pretty sure the "lost" is from 'Raiders of the Lost Ark.' You know, because the whole movie was about it, and they found it in the desert. It wouldn't be the first Indiana Jones allusion found in the game... --RoyHarmon 04:44, 19 October 2009 (UTC)
The Ark of the Covenant is not mythical, its historical. Ramei Arashi 15:30, 8 September 2010 (UTC)
It does look like it. If lots of angry ghosts swarm out and melt you/explode you its probably the Ark. --'Mai Yi' talk 02:21, 21 January 2011 (UTC)
In the crystal desert there used to be a perfect rectangle shadow (this is relatively near a large number of windriders) emanating from above the player (4-7 player heights above ground i'd say, if i recall right) where lightningbnolts would strike the shadow on the ground repeteadly. A similar missing box has been present elsewhere aswell (canno't recall where though).

Lol, no one here is a Stargate SG-1 fan? because actually you guys, I think this is from the movie Stargate The Ark of Truth. They had to search for the ark which was a weapon created by the ancients. etc etc if I have to explain it will take over 5000 words, so go watch the tv series and/or the movie.--0gion 03:31, 25 August 2012 (UTC)

Sure there are Stargate fans here. However, the Ancient Weapon has been in the game since release, whereas the Ark of Truth was released some years later. Of course, maybe the ancients from SG dabbled with time traveling. After all, the Asuran gate tech is oddly familiar... ;) 76.164.65.219 15:04, 25 August 2012 (UTC)

Map Location?[edit]

Where do you find this item in the game? I did the Siliss Yassith quest and met Yannel Brunn along the way, but I didn't see this weapon at all. Is there a screenshot of the explorable area minimap showing the location and route to take? --The preceding unsigned comment was added by 218.186.9.11 (talk) at 00:29, 8 January 2012 (UTC).

"located in the northwest portion of the Arid Sea." Konig/talk 06:34, 8 January 2012 (UTC)