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You can get artifacts by going on expeditions. There are 20 artifacts in total, 5 of each level (1 through 4). Level 1 artifacts are only obtained by completing lvl. 1 expeditions, lvl. 2 artifacts from level 2 expeditions and so on. The chance to find an artifact on an expedition is 60%. It is unknown as to whether using hints or weapons during an expedition reduces this probability. Once you own an artifact, you can still get the same artifact by going on expeditions. Currently, surplus artifacts do not give any bonuses, but can be sold in Shop. However, finding duplicate artifacts can be used to satisfy quest requirements (such as Shogun's Katana Chapter II's requirement for a lvl. 3 artifact). Pirate hat, Ship in a bottle and Black pearl can only be found by completing the Shogun's Katana quests.

All artifacts.


Explanation of artifacts

  • Treasure map lvl. 1.png Expedition lvl. 1:
    • A11-backpack.png Backpack - increases your storage capacity by a flat amount (30%) for all items (see Items).
    • A12-axe.png Axe - increases the drop chance of Wood.png from solved nonograms by 10%.
    • A13-pickaxe.png Pickaxe - increases the drop chance of Stone.png from solved nonograms by 10%.
    • A14-torch.png Torch - increases the drop chance of Coin.png from solved nonograms by 10%.
    • A15-magnifier.png Magnifier - increases the drop chance of Treasure map fragment lvl. 1.png, Treasure map fragment lvl. 2.png and Treasure map fragment lvl. 3.png from solved nonograms by 10%.
  • Treasure map lvl. 2.png Expedition lvl. 2:
    • A21-scarab.png Scarab - increases the drop chance of Fragment.png from solved nonograms by 10% (see Mosaic).
    • A22-cat.png Maneki-Neko - increases the drop chance of Gold ingot.png from solved nonograms by 10%.
    • A23-compass.png Pirate's compass - increases the drop chance of Treasure.png from solved nonograms by 10%.
    • A24-lamp.png Oil lamp - increases rewards for Puzzle of the Day quests by 2 Coins and Wanted quests by 3 Coins.
    • A25-vase.png Porcelain vase - increases experience points rewarded from (only) Cauldron by 10%.
  • Treasure map lvl. 3.png Expedition lvl. 3:
    • A31-horus.png Eye of Horus - gives the player one extra hint per puzzle.
    • A32-mask.png Hannya mask - increases Wood.png acquired from completed expeditions by 20%.
    • A33-helmet.png Templar helm - increases Stone.png acquired from completed expeditions by 20%.
    • A34-skull.png Turquoise skull - gives the player 40% of Treasure.png's and Gold ingot.png's value in Coin.png from completed expeditions (1 Treasure = +20 Coins; 1 Gold ingot = +10 Coins).
    • A35-shiva.png Dancing Shiva - increases experience points from solved nonograms by 10%.
  • Treasure map lvl. 4.png Expedition lvl. 4:
    • A41-hat.png Pirate hat - increases the probability of a random event occurring on ship expeditions by 25%. This artifact will be obtained (with 100% chance) by completing the Smuggler's map from Shogun's Katana Chapter III.
    • A42-ship.png Ship in a bottle - you can now find Treasure map fragment lvl. 4.png on ship expeditions (see Ship). This artifact will be obtained (with 100% chance) by completing the Smuggler's map from Shogun's Katana Chapter IV. The picture (Message in a bottle) is not a Treasure map fragment lvl. 4, but when you find a Message in a bottle it automatically opens and you obtain one Treasure map fragment lvl. 4.
    • A43-pearl.png Black pearl - increases the probability of a Pearl.png drop from random events to 25%. This artifact will be obtained (with 100% chance) by completing the Smuggler's map from Shogun's Katana Chapter V.
    • A44-mortar.png Shogun's mortar (Sho-gun) - gives the player the eternal Mortar.png. This artifact will be obtained (with 100% chance) by completing a Treasure map lvl. 4 while Shogun's Katana Chapter VI is unlocked. Every day you get one Shogun's mortar, which is added to your warehouse and functions the same as a normal Mortar. Shogun's Mortars do not stack, meaning: if you haven't used yesterday's Shogun's mortar, you don't get a new one. You have to first use the Shogun's mortar before you can use "normal" Mortars.
    • A45-katana.png Shogun's katana - gives the player the eternal Katana.png. This artifact will be obtained (with 100% chance) by completing a Treasure map lvl. 4 while Shogun's Katana Chapter VII is unlocked. Every puzzle you get one Shogun's katana, which functions the same as a normal Katana. Shogun's katanas can be used only once per puzzle. You have to first use the Shogun's katana before you can use "normal" Katanas.

Extra artifacts

Artifacts can only be acquired by going on expeditions. By going on expeditions you can get extra artifacts (duplicates). Duplicates do not give any bonuses and can be sold in Shop. Artifacts can also be sold on caravan missions. All levels of extra artifacts have the same storage capacity.

Extra artifacts - storage
Starting storage capacity 40
Warehouse/Pier/Guild supplies +20
Athlete/Backpack +12
Maximum storage capacity 304


Sell value of duplicates in Shop and Caravan
Artifact Value (Shop) Value (Caravan)
Level 1 artifact Coin.png x 50 Dinar.png x 50
Level 2 artifact Coin.png x 60 Dinar.png x 60
Level 3 artifact Coin.png x 70 Dinar.png x 70
Level 4 artifact Coin.png x 80 Dinar.png x 80


Collecting all artifacts

In order to collect all 5 artifacts from the same level of an expedition, you must first get an artifact (60%) and it must also not be duplicate (100% for the first artifact, 80% for the second, etc.). If we simulate completing expeditions (with a random distribution), we get this chart:

Histogram of 10,000 simulated sets of expeditions, which resulted in collecting all 5 artifacts. On the X axis are graphed how many expeditions it took to collect all 5 artifacts. On the Y axis are graphed how many simulations gave that result.

On average it should take you about 19 expeditions to collect all 5 artifacts. There is a ~0.3% chance that you will get all 5 artifacts in the first 5 expeditions. There's also a chance (although very unlikely) that you'll never collect all artifacts. There's a 12% chance that you'll get the last artifact, so be patient, the odds are on your side. You can also apply Curry and increase your odds of getting the last artifact from 12% to 20%.

Trivia

  • Scarabs were popular amulets and impression seals in ancient Egypt. They were usually made out of stone carved in the form of a scarab beetle, glazed with color(s) and then fired. [1]
  • Maneki-Neko (sometimes called the lucky cat) is believed to bring good luck to the owner. The coin which the cat is holding is called a koban coin and symbolizes great fortune. [2]
  • Eye of Horus is a concept and symbol in ancient Egyptian religion that represents well-being, healing, and protection. Horus was a god and his eyes were the sun and the moon. [3]
  • Hannya mask is a mask used in Japanese Noh theater, representing a jealous female demon. [4]
  • Templar helm is a helmet of a knight, who is part of the Templar order. The Templars was a Catholic military order, who were wealthy and existed in the Middle Ages. [5]
  • Turquoise skull might refer to "calavera" (Spanish for "skull"), which is edible or decorative made (usually by hand) from either sugar or clay that are used in the Mexican celebration of the Day of the Dead. [6]
  • Dancing Shiva or "Nataraja" is a depiction of the Hindu god Shiva as the divine cosmic dancer - a lord of dance. [7]
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