Riches of Pandaria

When I first played through the beta, I was never able to loot the Ancient Pandaren Tea Pot due to the high level of phasing so when the achievement came out, I knew I would be one item shy from completing the Riches of Pandaria. Thankfully, this was no longer an issue after the addition of patch 5.1. Here’s the series you’ll need to compete:

As usual, each artifact may only be looted once per character – although only 18 are needed for credit. You will come across a number of these objects as you level through the zones but if you’re unsure of the status at this stage of the expansion, the following macro can help you determine if a certain object has already been looted:

/run print(IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(XXXXX))

where ‘XXXXX’ refers to the flag quest number of each item you’re checking. If the result comes back as 1, it means you’ve already looted that object on that given character as opposed to a ‘nil’ result, meaning you’re still eligible to see and loot the item.

OBJECT LOOT FLAG # IMAGE
The Jade Forest
Ancient Pandaren Tea Pot

26.2, 32.4
Ancient Pandaren Tea Pot 31400 FLAG Pandaren-Tea-Pot
Lucky Pandaren Coin

31.9, 27.8
Lucky Pandaren Coin 31401 FLAG Lucky-Pandaren-coin-tn
Pandaren Ritual Stone

23.5, 35.0
Pandaren Ritual Stone 31404 FLAG Pandaren-Ritual-Stone
Ship’s Locker (at this location) Gold 31396 FLAG Ships-Locker
Valley of the Four Winds
Virmen Treasure Cache

23.8, 28.5
Gold 31405 FLAG Virmen Treasure Cache
Saurok Stone Tablet

68.6, 7.60
Saurok Stone Tablet 31408 FLAG Saurok-Stone-Tablet
The Veiled Stair
The Hammer of Folly

75.1, 76.4
The Hammer of Folly 31428 FLAG Hammer-of-Folly-tn
Kun-Lai Summit
Ancient Mogu Tablet

64.2, 45.2
Ancient Mogu Tablet 31420 FLAG Ancient Mogu Tablet
Hozen Treasure Cache

49.5, 59.4
Gold 31414 FLAG Hozen-Treasure-Cache-tn
Lost Adventurer’s Belongings

36.7, 79.8
Gold 31418 FLAG Lost Adventurer's Belongings
Rikktik’s Tiny Chest

52.6, 51.5
Rikktik’s Tick Remover 31419 FLAG Rikktik's-Tiny-Chest-tn
Statue of Xuen

72.0, 33.9
Statue of Xuen 31416 FLAG Statue-of-Xuen
Stolen Sprite Treasure

59.5, 52.9
Gold 31415 FLAG Stolen Sprite Chest
Terracotta Head

57.8, 76.3
Terracotta Head 31422 FLAG Terracotta Head
Townlong Steppes
Abandoned Crate of Goods

62.8, 34.1
Gold 31427 FLAG Abandoned-Crate-of-Goods-tn
Amber Encased Moth

65.8, 86.1
Amber Encased Moth 31426 FLAG Amber Encased Moth
Fragment of Dread

Inside Niuzao Catacombs
(34.9, 63.1)
Fragment of Dread 31423 FLAG Fragment-of-Dread
Hardened Sap of Kri’vess

53,9, 58.4
Hardened Sap of Kri’vess 31424 FLAG Hardened-Sap

The remaining list of objects do not seem to count towards any of the achievements but are still a great source of XP and gold. It’s no wonder these were one of my favourite ways to level myself to 90.

ZONE OBJECT LOOT FLAG # IMAGE
The Jade Forest Chest of Supplies

24.63 53.27
Gold 31864 FLAG Chest of Supplies
Offering of Remembrance

46.3, 80.7
Gold & Chastised 31865 FLAG Offering-of-Rememberance
Stash of Gems

62.4, 27.5
Gems & Gold 31866 FLAG Stash-of-Gems
Valley of the Four Winds Boat-Building Instructions

92.0, 39.0
Boat-Building Instructions 31869 FLAG Boat-Building-Instructions-tn
Cache of Pilfered Goods

43.5 37.4
Rare Neckpiece 31406 FLAG Cache of Pilfered Goods
The Veiled Stair Forgotten Lockbox

54.6, 72.6
Gold 31867 FLAG Forgotten Lockbox
Krasarang Wilds Stack of Papers

52.1, 73.4
Stack of Papers 31863 FLAG Stack-of-Papers-tn
Kun-Lai Summit Mo-Mo’s Treasure Chest

44.0, 73.0
Gold 31868 FLAG Mo-Mo Chest

Troves of the Thunder King

It’s no surprise that I love my weekly visits to the Troves of the Thunder King scenario. I get more excited when I see multiple keys on Cymre so I can get more chances at collecting more Elder Charms for my attempts. I’ve managed to reach the last room on several trips (depending on what my agenda is for that day) and have seen the treasure saurok multiple times as well.

Troves of the Thunder King

The only thing that I can’t pre-plan is the number of Golden Treasure chests in the scenario. It seems that the days I focus on Golden Chests is the day RNG seems to roll against me. By now, I’m familiar with the usual locations scattered around the place so it’s just a matter of them being where I need them to be.

Golden-Chests

The other day I was set to kill the God-Hulk in the last room but missed out on killing him by literally a second or two when my time ran out. That was due to a misplaced trap that was oh so slightly off in the previous room causing me to waste time killing a statue before I could progress to the next room. As a result, I would have to wait two more weeks to try it again as I built up a stash of Elder Charms for my next attempt but a couple of days ago, I was ecstatic to find another key in my daily treasure cache allowing me to gain access to the scenario again – just to loot chests in preparation for next week.

Trove room

This is where I was quite flabbergasted. I must say that I’ve run this scenario so many times (on various toons) that I can’t say that I’ve had such a successful run before.

~Cymre Jones (report from the field)

Thunder Plunder

Look at what I found today while doing my dailies in Ihgaluk Crag – a Trove of the Thunder King. In true Cymre Jones fashion, I was eager to see what kind of treasures it held after such a new and unexpected discovery:

Thunder Plunder - 53,82

Contents:

On occasion, they may also contain a Key to the Palace of Lei Shen which allows entry to the solo scenario.

To  clarify the drop rates on certain items, Bashiok has stated:

You can only obtain one Key to the Palace of Lei Shen (aka treasure room) from any creature on the island, including the Isle of Thunder Rare Elites. Once you’ve already looted one off of a creature, no more will drop from creatures for your character that week. Additional keys can potentially drop from other select sources, but are extremely rare and not something you can try to farm.

I’m not sure if these treasure troves are unique like the Lost and Found artifacts but it appears that you can only loot one per week (per character). I showed Coolidge where the one I looted was and could not see it when he went to loot it later.

Key to the Palace

Earlier today I took part in killing the Haywire Sunreaver Construct, one of the new rare elites on the Isle of Thunder. I was able to loot a Key to the Palace of Lei Shen which allows entry to the solo scenario.

TaoshiTo start, head over to the Bleak Hollow cave (51.4, 46.2) and talk to Taoshi. Once you’ve accepted her quest, you’ll be able to enter the scenario then speak to Taoshi again to open the door and start the timer.

As you progress though the rooms you’ll have access to various chests like Mogu Treasure Chests and Golden Treasure Chests while trying to avoid obstacles along the way. You can use the speed boosts around the place by running through the green runes and buy some handy items located at the entrance once you’ve teleported inside or off your faction vendor to increase your chances of success.

With a 5min time limit, don’t waste too much time trying to access some of the more difficult chest placements, especially if it’s your first time in there. The first room will have a series of small spiders, lightning AoE and mogu statues which come to life as soon as you pass them. Once you reach the second room, you’ll have to watch elemental tiles, glowing circles and roaming eyes.

By then end, you have a chance to loot the following:

Once the timer is up, you’re teleported out of the dungeon to Taoshi’s location where she hands you a Burial Trove Key as a reward. This allows you to open one of Lei Shen’s Burial Troves in the room, unless you’re lucky enough to loot another one in the dungeon.

Trove

You can run the scenario as often as you like, if you’re lucky enough to loot multiple keys per week. I was able to run it twice in two days after receiving another key in my daily Sunreaver cache but the quest to receive a Burial Trove Key is a one time only thing. Any others with have to be looted from chests inside the scenario or talking to Tenwu in the last room before your time expires. There is a very small chance to loot a Mogu Rune of Fate from Lei Shen’s Burial Trove as well.

Once you become familiar with the scenario and chests, you can have a go at completing the achievement – In the Hall of the Thunder King.

So GL and happy looting.

Staff of the Hidden Master x5

As one of the many Lost Treasures hidden around Pandaria, this is an interesting item as it has five different spawn spots all within Paoquan Hollow in the north-western part of Valley of the Four Winds. I’ve been lucky enough to spot this item twice. Once on my Hunter while questing in the area and then later on Cymre while pet battling.

Staff in tree

As a rule of thumb, you can only see these items once on each toon (just like the relics used for the Riches of Pandaria) series.

Staff-leaning-against-stump

When I saw this second staff, I noticed that Navi was on so I asked if she was interested but she wasn’t sure if she had picked it up already. It turned out she couldn’t see it because she had it already. Shame, since I was hoping to use it as a Winter Veil gift but oh well.

Now if you use some kind of addon that tracks co-ordinates (I use TitanPanel), you can use these to pinpoint the spawn spots.

15.4 29.1 
17.5 35.7 
19.1 37.9 
15.0 33.7 
19.0 42.5

Good luck!

Riches to Find

I was excited to see some new achievements when I logged in today. I knew 5.1 was bringing a lot of nifty things but I didn’t realise we were getting achievements for the treasures that didn’t count towards the Lost and Found series.

Rikktik's Tick Remover

These are such a great source of XP and money especially while levelling my alts. The hardest one would have to be the sap in Townlong Steppes since it can spawn in several spots around the huge tree. One spot in particular is too high to get to without flying.

So I logged in to find Treasure of PandariaFortune of Pandaria and Bounty of Pandaria complete leaving me with ONE treasure left to find. I suspected that I knew the item concerned as I only found out about the artifact once I had quested through the Jade Forest – a heavily phased area. So I headed over there just in case something had changed. I thought maybe I could fly in fast and click on the item before it phased out (like it had done before). I flew down and saw the Ancient Pandaren Tea Pot just waiting to be clicked but was it now lootable?

Riches of Pandaria

Woot! Another treasure series now complete with Riches of Pandaria!

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