Keystone of the Orc tier in archaeology that is found randomly while surveying in Orc dig-sites.
When placed in artifacts keystone slots it is the equivalent of 12 Orc archaeology fragments
- Night Elf
It is currently possible to find more than 1 of these per dig, up to a maximum of 3.
If you have the latest version of the DBM (Deadly Boss Mods) addon, you will also hear deep creepy whispers whenever you loot the Orc Blood Text Keystone or any other of the archaeology keystones. These whispers appear to be modeled after Yagg Sarron, the Old God.
Some of the whispers you may hear include, "They are coming for you", or "Kill them all before they kill you".
Here's a list of all the possible whispers that you might hear.
With the 4.0.6 change that caps each race's fragment count at 200, it is good to know that
you won't lose fragments
if your total exceeds 200 using keystones to solve an artifact.
I tested this while surveying Draenei sites and working on Arrival of the Naaru. My fragment count reached 165; I used 3 keystones, bringing my total to 201 and solved. I ended up with 77 fragments after solving this 124-fragment artifact.
201-124=77. No loss! :)
After reading a ton of comments, I felt like I was going crazy because I couldn't find the appropriate checkbox on my DBM. Turns out they took it out and packaged it as a separate addon, DBM-Archaeology.
Originally just put in DBM-Core as a bit of humor during a test phase. The sounds became quite popular and when removed from last DBM release got numerous requests from users wanting them back. Since archaeology sounds don't really belong in the base mod, I decided to bring that feature back in plugin form!.
Now you can enjoy all your old god whispers in your dig sites. What this mod does is play a random C'thun and Yogg Saron whispers from the game files any time you loot a keystone. Archaeology is a profession meddling with the ancient artifacts of azeroth yet no one is paying any mind ot you. This plugin gives archaeology a bit of RP when the old gods whisper you as if they are noticing you meddling with things you should not be, giving archaeology that feel it should have had to begin with.
Hopefully that will save someone the stress of thinking they just couldn't see what was right in front of them, which is the problem I thought I was having.
I haven't found a great list of all the Archaeology Keystones in the game, so here goes! Let me know if I leave anything out.
Kalimdor & Eastern Kingdoms
No Keystone -
Archaeology 1-800 Leveling and Collecting Strategies
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