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Artifacts are treasures found throughout the various dungeons of Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles.
|Ashura||Strength +1||Tida (Cycle 1)|
|Double Axe||Strength +1||River Belle Path (Cycle 1)|
|Engetsurin||Strength +1||Daemon's Court (Cycle 1)|
|Fang Charm||Strength +1||Daemon's Court (Cycle 1)|
|Flametongue||Strength +2||Mount Kilanda (Cycle 1)|
|Gekkabijin||Strength +5||Moschet Manor (Boss)|
|Giant's Glove||Strength +3||Mount Kilanda (Cycle 1)|
|Green Beret||Strength +1||Mushroom Forest (Cycle 1)|
|Heavy Armband||Strength +3||Daemon's Court (Cycle 2)|
|Ice Brand||Strength +2||Tida (Cycle 1)|
|Kaiser Knuckles||Strength +1||Tida (Cycle 1)|
|Loaded Dice||Strength +2||Conall Curach (Cycle 1)|
|Maneater||Strength +1||River Belle Path (Cycle 1)|
|Masamune||Strength +5||Mount Kilanda (Boss)|
|Masquerade||Strength +3||Daemon's Court (Cycle 2)|
|Mjollnir||Strength +3||Selepation Cave (Cycle 2)|
|Murasame||Strength +4||Mine of Cathuriges (Boss)|
|Ogrekiller||Strength +2||Tida (Cycle 1)|
|Onion Sword||Strength +1||Veo Lu Sluice (Cycle 3)|
|Power Wristband||Strength +1||Veo Lu Sluice (Cycle 1)|
|Sasuke's Blade||Strength +3||River Belle Path (Cycle 3)|
|Shuriken||Strength +1||River Belle Path (Cycle 1)|
|Twisted Headband||Strength +2||Veo Lu Sluice (Cycle 1)|
|Book of Light||Magic +1||Veo Lu Sluice (Cycle 1)|
|Candy Ring||Magic +1||Tida (Cycle 1)|
|Cat's Bell||Magic +1||Selepation Cave (Cycle 1)|
|Dark Matter||Magic +5||Tida (Cycle 3)|
|Dragon's Whisker||Magic +1||River Belle Path (Cycle 1)|
|Faerie Ring||Magic +1||Tida (Cycle 1)|
|Galatyn||Magic +7||Goblin Wall (Boss) 173+|
|Gold Hairpin||Magic +5||Daemon's Court (Cycle 2)|
|Kris||Magic +3||Veo Lu Sluice (Cycle 1)|
|Mage Masher||Magic +1||River Belle Path (Cycle 1)|
|Mage's Staff||Magic +5||Daemon's Court (Cycle 2 & 3)|
|Noah's Lute||Magic +5||Kilanda Islands (Cycle 1)|
|Red Slippers||Magic +3||Conall Curach (Cycle 1)|
|Ribbon||Magic +9||Rebena Te Ra (Boss) 233+|
|Rune Bell||Magic +3||Rebena Te Ra (Cycle 2)|
|Rune Staff||Magic +1||Moschet Manor (Cycle 1)|
|Sage's Staff||Magic +3||Kilanda (Cycle 1)|
|Silver Bracer||Magic +1||River Belle Path (Cycle 1)|
|Taotie Motif||Magic +7||Veo Lu Sluice (Boss) 143+|
|Tome of Ultima||Magic +10||Conall Curach (Boss) 302+|
|Winged Cap||Magic +1||Tida (Cycle 1)|
|Wonder Wand||Magic +3||Tida (Cycle 1)|
|Aegis||Defense +5||Daemon's Court (Boss) 161+|
|Black Hood||Defense +2||Lynari Desert (Cycle 2)|
|Buckler||Defense +1||River Belle Path (Cycle 1)|
|Chicken Knife||Defense +3||Kilanda (Cycle 2)|
|Drill||Defense +1||Veo Lu Sluice (Cycle 1)|
|Elven Mantle||Defense +2||Rebena Te Ra (Cycle 1)|
|Helm of Aral||Defense +2||Tida (Cycle 1)|
|Main Gauche||Defense +2||Veo Lu Sluice (Cycle 1)|
|Rat's Tail||Defense +2||Veo Lu Sluice (Cycle 2)|
|Ring of Protection||Defense +4||Selepation Cave (Boss) 247+|
|Save the Queen||Defense +4||River Belle Path (Boss) 150+|
|Silver Spectacles||Defense +1||River Belle Path (Cycle 1)|
|Sparkling Bracer||Defense +1||Tida (Cycle 1 & 2)|
|Teddy Bear||Defense +2||Lynari Desert (Cycle 2)|
|Wonder Bangle||Defense +3||River Belle Path (Cycle 3)|
|Chocobo Pocket||CS +1||Tida (Cycle 1)|
|Gobbie Pocket||CS +1||Lynari Desert (Cycle 1)|
|Moogle Pocket||CS +1||River Belle Path (Cycle 1)|
|Ultimate Pocket||CS +1||Catheriges Mine (Boss) 146+|
|Ring of Blizzard||Magic +1, Blizzard||Veo Lu Sluice|
|Ring of Cure||Magic +1, Cure||Conall Curach|
|Ring of Fire||Magic +1, Fire||Kilanda|
|Ring of Life||Magic +1, Life||Conall Curach (Boss) 302+|
|Ring of Thunder||Magic +1, Thunder||Selepation Cave|
|Earth Pendant||Heart +1||River Belle Path (Cycle 1)|
|Moon Pendant||Heart +1||Veo Lu Sluice (Cycle 1)|
|Star Pendant||Heart +1||Lynari Desert (Cycle 1)|
|Sun Pendant||Heart +1||Lynari Desert (Boss) 227+|
|Black Knight - Carbuncle - De Nam - Princess Fiona - Gi Lubeh - Gurdy - Hurdy - Knocfelna - Lady Mio - Malayde - Mog - Roland - Sol Racht - Stiltzkin - Striped Brigands - Tristan|
|Alfitaria Caravan - Fum Caravan - Leuda Caravan - Marr's Pass Caravan - Shella Caravan|
|Ironmine Downs - Kilanda Islands - Lynari Island - Plains of Fum - Rebena Plains - The Abyss - Tipa Peninsula - Vale of Alfitaria - Veo Lu|
|Alfitaria - Fields of Fum - Jegon River - Leuda - Mag Mell - Marr's Pass - Port Tipa - Shella - Tipa|
|Conall Curach - Daemon's Court - Goblin Wall - Lynari Desert - Mine of Cathuriges - Moschet Manor - Mount Kilanda - Mount Vellenge - Mushroom Forest - Rebena Te Ra - River Belle Path - Selepation Cave - Tida - Veo Lu Sluice|
|Clavat - Lilty - Selkie - Yuke|
|Artifact - Blazin' Caravans - Crystal - Crystal Caravan - Crystal Chalice - Crystal Chronicles - Food - Giant Crab - Great Crystal - Magicite - Miasma - Miasma Stream - Moogle Paint - Myrrh - Myrrh Tree - Mystery Element|
|Original Soundtrack - "Moonless Starry Night" - "Opening Theme - Sound of the Wind"
|Accessories - Armor - Enemies - Enemy Abilities - Items - Spells - Weapons|
|Alarm Clock - Antidote - Cottage - Dry Ether - Echo Herbs - Elixir - Ether - Eyedrops - Gold Needle - Handkerchief - Healing Powder - Hi-Potion - Holy Water - Maiden's Kiss - Mallet - Megalixir - Mega Phoenix - Mega-Potion - Phoenix Down - Phoenix Pinion - Potion - Remedy - Sleeping Bag - Tent - Turbo Ether - Vaccine - X-Potion|
|Antarctic Wind - Arctic Wind - Blue Fang - Bomb Core - Bomb Crank - Bomb Fragment - Bomb Spirit - Dark Matter - Demoralizer - Dragon Scale - Fish Scale - Gaia Drum - Grenade - Heavenly Wrath - Hourglass - Lilith's Kiss - Malboro Tentacle - Mute Mask - Red Fang - Scroll - Smoke Bomb - Spider's Silk - Stardust - Vampire Fang - White Fang - Zeus's Wrath|
|Bacchus's Wine - Chocobo Feather - Hero Drink - Light Curtain - Lunar Curtain - Speed Drink - Star Curtain - Three Stars - Twin Stars|
|Ammo - Black Hole - Black Orb - Dead Pepper - Dragon Fang - Fuel - Greens - Grimoire - Gysahl Greens - Kilobyte of Memory - Limit Breaker - Loot - Magazine - Magic Lamp - Mako Stones - Occult Fan Magazine - Omega Badge - Rename Card - Solomon Ring - Teleport Stone - Thunder Rock - Tonberry's Knife - Turtle Shell - Wayfarer's Map - Weapons Monthly Magazine|
|Adamantite - Black Mask - Black Materia - Canoe - Carnelian Signet - Cellphone - Chime - Chocograph - Crown - Crystal Eye - Crystal Rod - Dragon Grass - Earth Rod - Egil's Torch - Goddess's Bell - Gulug Stone - Huge Materia - Key of Magma - Keystone - Kupo Nut - Leviathan Scales - Levigrass Shoes - Levistone - Lunar Harp - Lute - Mark of Conquest - Mystic Key - Mythril - Nitro Powder - Orichalcum - Oxyale - Proof of Omega - Rat Tail - Recipe Book - Rosetta Stone - Ruby - Sand Pearl - Snowcraft - Sunfire - Tablets - The Girl Next Door - Wakewater - Warp Cube - Whisperweed - White Mask|
|HP Up - Soma Drop - Power Plus - Vit Up - Mind Plus - Spr Up - Speed Plus - Luck Plus|
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The Artifact, known to the scientific community as the Excession at Voi, a Forerunner artifact in Kenya, Africa on planet Earth, designed to generate a slipspace portal to Installation 00. It was buried between the town of Voi and the city of Mombasa, and uncovered by the Covenant during the Battle of Earth in late 2552.
According to the messages from a Forerunner known as the Librarian contained throughout the Terminals on the Ark, the artifact on Earth was the last of numerous gateways constructed throughout the galaxy, and was buried shortly before the activation of the Halo rings. An ancient African elder named N'chala witnessed its construction by Strato-Sentinels.
Following the Prophet of Regret's retreat from Earth during the Battle of Earth, a massive Covenant fleet led by Jiralhanae arrived to swiftly take control of the battle from the Sangheili. On the same day, they started the uncovering of the artifact by glassing. It is unknown when the process would be completed, but it was ready for The Prophet of Truth's arrival on the 17th of November.
The Prophet of Truth landed the Forerunner Dreadnought on the Forerunner structure, and an unusual electric storm started up above it. Before its activation, he traveled to the Superintendent's data center deep under New Mombasa, where Covenant forces had excavated a tunnel leading into the Artifacts's underground sections.
The UNSC military unit ONI Recon 111 reported to Commander Miranda Keyes that the "cruisers above the crater have stopped...they've found something". The UNSC attempted to attack the structure, falsely presumed to be the Ark by UNSC intelligence; but was unsuccessful due to heavy Covenant Loyalist anti-aircraft batteries. A small strike force in the city of Voi, consisting of John-117 and some Marines and factory workers neutralized an AA battery to clear a path for three Frigates and numerous Longswords. These then made several attacks on the Dreadnought with MAC Cannons and Air to Air Missiles, but with no effect. Truth then activated the Gateway, opening a large Slipspace rift above the Artifact which led to the real Ark, which is revealed to be outside the Milky Way galaxy. Truth and the rest of the Loyalist fleet advance through the rift as the Separatist fleet, along with Thel 'Vadam, Miranda Keyes, and SPARTAN-117 pursue them to the Ark.
In 2553, after the battle, civilian xenoarchaeologists were hired by the Office of Naval Intelligence to study the artifact. While closed, it was still drawing power from an unknown source and the majority of the passageways below it were still unexplored.
The storm was first seen in the Halo 3 Announcement Trailer, when the camera shows the artifact being uncovered & activated. The storm lies directly over it, lightning bolts are seen flashing out of the clouds and the formation seems to have an eye, like a hurricane would. When the portal is activated, the beam travels up through this eye and disappears.
In the level Crow's Nest, when a player looks up at some of the computer monitors, you will see a map of the local area. The map will have a mass of clouds beginning to show a swirling motion around the area. When you enter the level Tsavo Highway, you can see a doughnut-shaped mass of clouds above the artifact that the Covenant are excavating. When you proceed to the level The Storm, the storm has intensified and grown. The clouds now bring rain to the area, and certain parts of the cloud glow as if cloud-to-cloud lightning is occurring. When Truth activates the Artifact, the solid blue beam shoots up into the cloud formation's eye and opens the portal to the Ark.
After the portal is opened, and the level Floodgate begins, the remains of the clouds are seen broken up and swirling around the portal in the sky, having been disrupted by the opening of the portal itself.
The artifact is also seen in the ending cinematic of Halo 3: ODST, where a fleet of Covenant ships are excavating the object.
Interpretations of the size of the Artifact vary. In-game, the diameter of the structure is estimated to be 25.515 kilometers using an overhead image and the size of a Covenant Battlecruiser above the portal, as well as Pan Cam coordinates.
However, several geographical facts seem to imply otherwise. As evidenced by Halo 3 and Halo 3: ODST, the Portal stretches from the edge of the metropolis of New Mombasa all the way to the edge of Voi. The distance between these cities is well over 100 kilometers. In this light, a diameter of mere 25.5 kilometers is an impossibility. This is further evidenced by the ending cutscene of Halo 3, where the Portal is seen from low orbit. It is clearly close to the African coastline instead of being deep into the mainland, which would inevitably be the case if the portal was only 25 kilometers in diameter.
If the intended diameter of the structure was a mere 25 kilometers, it would also mean that the Forerunner Dreadnought would be radically smaller than it appears to be in Halo 2 and Halo: Uprising. From this it can be assumed that the portal is likely smaller in-game than its actual intended size, due to engine limitations; generating map geometry for over a 10700 km2 area would be an impossibility on the Halo 3 engine.
It should be noted that these estimations are centered around the the size of the excavated portion of the Portal. The extent of the underground installations surrounding it is still unknown.
Ancient Humans witnessing the near completion.
Covenant forces above the Artifact.
The portal that the Artifact created.
Forerunner Dreadnought enters the rift.
Earth_Ark seen in the Halo 2 Collectors edition DVD.
The Artifact, as seen from Earth's orbit.
The Artifact, viewed from directly above its center.
A high-altitude view of the Artifact, used to measure its size.
|Release date||24 April 2007 (Update)|
|High Alchemy||Unknown edit|
|Low Alchemy||Unknown edit|
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|Examine||An ancient goblin object encrusted in dirt.|
An Artefact is a quest item used during the Another Slice of H.A.M. quest. There are six artefacts, all of which are obtained during the first stage of the quest by digging in the unfinished train tunnel in Dorgesh-Kaan using a trowel.
The artefacts can be cleaned by using a specimen brush and will then turn into one of the following items: a shield fragment, a helmet shard, an axe head, a sword fragment, an ancient mace or an armour shard. These items must be given to Tegdak the goblin.
Any manufactured object.
The term artifact is commonly used to refer to any object, item, or group of related items produced by the Ancients.
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|– Supplement 8 Library Data (A-M)|
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