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Trapped in Amber, close up

Ancient Amber


Ancient Amber is a rare archaeology artifact that requires 100 Fossil Archaeology Fragments to solve. The effect shrinks you down to ~50% and encases you in amber. The effect will last for 5mins but can be cancelled any time.

Stunned with a horrified expression. You’d make an interesting conversation piece on a shelf.

Unsolved: A particularly large hunk of petrified tree resin containing what appears to be a small humanoid figure.

Solved: The diminutive humanoid figure trapped within this massive hunk of amber is impossible to make out, its outline seeming to waver and blur even under the most steady scrutiny. The object makes those who look into it for too long uneasy, as if some time over the past millennia the fossil had become tainted with bizarre, eldritch power.

My Ancient Amber doesn’t even come close to the Maiden of Winter’s Breath Lake

Mojo whispers “I promise not to give you warts.” I seem to be scared stiff by this proposition (notice my legs)

Dance with the Brazier of Dancing Flames and become a dancing, fiery female Draenei encased in amber

Using Leyara’s Locket you can become a fossilized Druid

Even works with the Disgusting Oozeling debuff

Points to note:

  • I’ve read that you will lose your costume, when you use the Amber, however it does seem to work with Leyara’s Locket (seen above);
  • Can’t be used in combat so no fun in battlegrounds;
  • Can’t be used while moving, so don’t expect to save you if you’re falling off a cliff or something :P
Scepter of Azj'Aqir, Outside the Ruins of AQ

Scepter of Azj’Aqir


Months ago I was farming the Canopic Jar on my Druid, when I managed to discover the Scepter of Azj’Aqir. I was both happy and annoyed since:

  1. I only collect mounts on my main, Cymre;
  2. My druid doesn’t really need a mount; and
  3. The simple fact that she’s an alt.

After feeling burnt out from Archaeology for a while, I decided to take a break from it for several weeks. I eventually did a few digs here and there, managing to get this mount on my main as well.

This is another rare Tolv’ir item from Archaeology, which requires 150 Archaeology Fragments and a maximum of 3x Tol’vir Hieroglyphics to complete. Learning this item will teach you how to summon the Utramarine Qiraji Battle Tank, a re-skinned version of the Black Qiraji Battle Tank. The main difference between this one and the other four you can get from AQ40 is the ability to ride the Blue Qiraji Battle Tank outside Ahn’Qiraj.

Scepter of Azj’Aqir, Outside the Ruins of AQ

Scepter of Azj’Aqir, Inside AQ20

So to those of you who are still trying to discover this beauty, Good luck to you.

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The Last Relic of Argus


The Last Relic of Argus is a rare archaeology artifact that requires 300 skill to find and 130 Draenei Archaeology Fragments to solve. Up to three [Draenei Tome] keystones may be used to complete it.

Unsolved: This is a simple Draenei crystal that appears to be thousands of years old. You are fairly certain that it is not of this world.

Solved: Before they lived on Azeroth or Draenor, the Draenei, who still called themselves the eredar at the time, lived on Argus. When Sargeras took notice of Argus, Prophet Velen fled with some of his people, who became the Draenei. The remaining eredar were absorbed into the Burning Legion. This simple crystal was taken from Argus when Velen fled. The inscription on the bottom reads, ‘I long for Mac’Aree.’

It’s a nifty little item to use when you’re planning on completing a dig site or two; unless you just want to see where you end up. The first few times I used it, I would check my world map after zoning to see how close I was to any dig sites. More often than not I was usually within the same or one zone out from a dig site. Not bad if your didn’t want to use your hearth or it was down at the time.

There’s a set number of places you can get teleported to. The interesting thing is when you use the item, the cast bar displays ‘Teleport With Error’.

So far, I’ve been teleported to some pretty interesting places, some more than once including my “what the” moment which turned out to be inside the broken down Goblin statue outside Booty Bay, just after Cata hit.

All locations include:

Narain’s Hut, Tanaris

The Sundering (top of a tree), Northern Stranglethorn

Behind the Dark Portal, Hellfire Peninsula

Broken Commons Arena, Dire Maul

Black Channel Marsh, Wetlands

Galakka Hot Springs, Ungoro Crater

Nighthaven, Moonglade

Lost Rigger Cove, Tanaris

Inside the goblin statue at Janeiro’s Point, Cape of Stranglethorn

Mountain Peak, Blasted Lands

Irontree Woods, Felwood

Mardenholde Keep, Western Plaguelands

Scholomance, Western Plaguelands

Tainted Forest, Blasted Lands

Dawning Wood Catacombs, Duskwood

Back of Hive’Zora, Silithus

Dabyrie’s Farmstead, Arathi Highlands

Fuselight by the Sea, Badlands

Slitherblade Shore, Desolace

Cavern of Mists, Wailing Caverns

Shattered Dam, Wetlands

Crypt of Conan, Badlands

Scar of the Worldbreaker, Badlands

Fray Island, Northern Barrens

Iron Summit, Searing Gorge

Points to note:

  • This item is affected by haste;
  • Apparently Palis can use it to bubble hearth out of BGs too :P
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