Cymre

Cymre

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A disc priest and relic hunter who loves collecting achievements, silver dragon shots and pets. Other hobbies include transmog / costumes, novelty items, class sets as well as all things pets.

Home page: http://www.bubblesofmischief.com

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Archaeology in Draenor

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There are three new branches to uncover in Draenor but since levelling the profession is still a mystery, I’m in no rush to use my fragments. Hopefully we’ll find out soon but in the meantime, here’s what we know.

Arakkoa

Keystone: Arakkoa Cipher

Rare solve: Beakbreaker of Terokk

A number of jumping puzzles in the Spires of Arak can serve as an extra source of fragments and ciphers. Just keep an eye on your minimap for any yellow dots. As a bonus, you can loot them from level 1 and will provide 1 skill point.

Locations

Misplaced Scrolls – Skettis, Terrace of Dawn
Relic of the Outcasts – Skettis, Veil Zekk, Veil Terrok, Shadowglade, Nest of the Ravenspeaker, Sethekk Hollow
Smuggled Apexis Artifactstop of a tree, Murkbog
Sun-Touched Cache – two may be found in the Apexis Excavation site but only one is marked for Archaeology. The other contained garrison resources. I’ve included videos to the tricker locations.

Arakkoa Archaeology Fragment: Dreamcatcher, Burial Urn, Decree Scrolls, Solar Orb, Sundial, Talonpriest Mask, Outcast Dreamcatcher, Apexis Crystal, Apexis Hieroglyph, Apexis Scroll

Draenor Clan

Keystone: Draenor Clan Orator Cane

Rare Solve: Frostwolf Ghostpup

Draenor Clans Archaeology Fragment: Fang-Scarred Frostwolf Axe, Frostwolf Ancestry Scrimshaw, Wolfskin Snowshoes, Warsinger’s Drums, Screaming Bullroarer, Warsong Ceremonial Pike, Metalworker’s Hammer, Elemental Bellows, Blackrock Razor, Weighted Chopping Axe, Hooked Dagger, Barbed Fishing Hook, Calcified Eye In a Jar, Ceremonial Tattoo Needles, Cracked Ivory Idol

Ogre

Keystone: Ogre Missive

Rare Solves:  Sorcerer-King Toe Ring,  Warmaul of the Warmaul Chieftain

Ogre Archaeology Fragment: Ancestral Talisman, Flask of Blazegrease, Gronn-Tooth Necklace, Doomsday Prophecy, Stonemaul Succession Stone, Stone Manacles, Ogre Figurine, Pictogram Carving, Gladiator’s Shield, Mortar and Pestle, Eye of Har’gunn the Blind, Stone Dentures, Chimera Riding Harness, Imperial Decree Stele

Fragments still have an individual limit of 200. All rare solves will be displayed in your Town Hall, much like in the Seat of Knowledge for your Lorewalker rep grind.

Mine Carts

In addition to dig sites and jumping puzzles, fragments can also be looted from your garrison mining carts. Carts will be available once you upgrade your mine to level 2.

Achievements

Factions

Two new factions are tied to archaeology:

Arakkoa Outcasts

Reputation will come from quests in the Arakkoa quest hub of Talador and the Spires of Arak.
Items of note include:

The Archaeology Fragment vendor and Quartermaster for the Arakkoa Outcasts are both located in Warspear – our Horde outpost in Ashran.

Steamwhedle Preservation Society

The archaeology branch of the Steamwheedle Cartel offers two pets at revered:

Stay tuned for any changes
Cymre Brightblade Grand Master

Pet Tamers – Draenor

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Before you can battle these six trainers of Draenor, make sure you have the experience of beating all the previous trainers under your belt. In addition to the challenges from the Pet Menagerie, these seasoned trainers offer an alternate route to level some pets.

GargraGargra
East of Grom’gar, Frostfire Ridge
Wolfus (Beast) - Bite, Call the Pack, Prowl
Fangra (Beast) - Flurry, Dodge, Dazzling Dance
Wolfgar (Beast) - Rip, Howl, Maul
AshleiAshlei
overlooking Embari Village, Shadowmoon Valley
Pixiebell (Magic) - Arcane Blast, Moonfire, Life Exchange
Doodle (Plushie) - Rawr!, Who's The Best Elekk In The Whole World?, Nap Time
Tally (Dragonkin) - Hore Gore, Stampede, Headbutt
TaraluneTaralune
South side of Auchindoun, Taladar
Serendipity (Flying) - Feedback, Cocoon Strike, Counterspell
Grace (Flying) - Slicing Wind, Call Lightning, Moth Dust
Atonement (Flying) - Alpha Strike, Nimbus, Moth Balls
VeshaarVeshaar
directly behind Veil Terokk, Spires of Arak
Darkwing (Flying) - Shadow Talon, Consume Corpse, Anzu's Blessing
Great Kaliri (Flying) - Quills, Caw, Slicing Winds
Apexian Construct (Mechanical) - Batter, Entangling Roots, Feathered Frenzy
TarrTarr the Terrible
right next to the Ring of Trials pit, Nagrand
Gladiator Deathy (Humanoid) - Deep Breath, Clobber, Scorched Earth
Gladiator Murkalot (Humanoid) - Punish, Falling Murloc, Shieldstorm
Gladiator Murkimus (Humanoid) - Punch, Counterstrike, Heroic Leap
Cymre Jones trainerCymre Brightblade <Grand Master Pet Tamer>
Overlook Ruins, Gorgrond
Idol of Decay - Dark Rebirth, Swarm of Flies, Rot
Wishbright Lantern - Arcane Blast, Illuminate, Wish
Gyrexle, the Eternal Mechanic - Launch Rocket, Railgun, Repair

Each daily will reward a bag of Pet Supplies containing some Pet Charms and a family-specific Battle-Training Stone. I especially liked the priest-themed trainer in Talador and the adorable fey dragon in Shadowmoon Valley. The Elekk will also help ease the levelling process each day.

It’s exciting to reveal my NPC is the Grand Master Pet Tamer for Draenor. Now she may have changed since she was initially introduced but her team proved quite challenging, as expected from those abilities. As such, I was able to defeat four out of six trainers using this team but I will most likely use specific ones at release so I can level up any remaining pets in my collection.

Sallee

Steamwheedle Preservation Society

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Gazmolf Futzwangler is in Nagrand recruiting members for the Steamwheedle Preservation Society , the archaeological branch of the Steamwheedle Cartel.

As he explains:

We’re here to collect all of the artifacts, relics, antiquities and oddities that Nagrand has to offer! Currently, we’re hiring surveyors, excavators, adventurers… you name it!

If you’re interested in getting your hands dirty, talk to Gazmolf Futzwangler over at Stonecrag Gorge. He’s the goblin in charge of this expedition!

After completing a couple of simple quests in Stonecrag Gorge, head to Broken Precipice in the north of the zone. Besides finding Grebin Fastfizzle in a bit of a predicament and one of the most amusing things I’ve seen on the beta so far (thanks Cool), be sure to loot any chests in the area. Each will contain a Highmaul Relic and a variable number of Gorian Artifact Fragments.

Steamwheedle-chest

These can be handed into Sallee Silvercamp in the Ruins of Na’gwa for some Steamwheedle Preservation Society rep.

Sallee

Each item rewards a variable amount of reputation:

Additional reputation can be gained from handing in drops from a number of rare elites in the area. Gazmolf Futzwangler will give you an additional 500 rep for each item.

At revered, Kwilax Fuseshiv offers two pets:

Unfortunately, hand-ins were a little buggy since my 7x Highmaul Relics and 58x Gorian Artifact Fragments both counted as one hand-in each.

For those wondering if their Bloodsail Admiral status will affect this rep grind, Jonathan LeCraft confirmed it won’t be an issue.

On a side note, I happened to find another member of the archaeology crew who’d crash landed inside Castaway Cave. I have no idea how long he’d been hidden behind a waterfall, but it must have been a while as he kept calling for his companion Wibson. In the end, it wasn’t enough to save him.

Explorer-Nozzand

I just love how much of a role archaeology is playing in this expansion from jumping puzzles (as a supplement to dig sites) to a certain pet trainer I’ll be able to battle. Hopefully, I can start levelling up the profession very soon.

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