Help Keywords : Aarchaeology.
Help Category : Miscellaneous.
Related Helps : Card Games, Aardwords, Aarchaeology-rewards, Aarchaeology-relics.
Last Updated  : 2024-04-20 10:46:07.
Aarchaeology is a special ongoing game.  The end of the game occurs when
you have collected all 50 pamphlets, although you are able to start
collecting again for additional rewards.  Here is how the game is played:

- Once an hour (game time) a killable mob is randomly selected, much
  like trivia mobs, to drop an Aarchaeology find upon being killed.  (Note:
  you will not receive the token if you do not gain experience from it.)
  These finds will be looted regardless of autoloot, noloot, etc.
- Players find these aarchaeology pieces while exploring.  The finding
  player can either sell the piece via auction, or turn it in for a reward.
- All aarchaeology piece turn ins are done via the aarchaeology
  professor, who jumps around the MUD after a player turns in an item.
  He is nowhere, noscan and nohunt so finding him may be a challenge!
- Give the aarchaeology piece to the professor and he will reward you
  an amount he feels is appropriate for the item.
- The professor will also give you a bag, if you don't have one, to help
  store and carry around your aarchaeology pieces and pamphlets.
- Finally, he will give you a pamphlet that gives a little background
  information on the item.  Keep these pamphlets!  When you save up all
  fifty (50), he will reward you greatly and you will be recognized.
- When you are ready to turn in your 50 pamphlets for a reward, find the
  professor and say reward to hand receive your prize.
- If you have already received a prize and are hoping to upgrade it, make
  sure you are wearing the ring before asking for your reward. If you have
  an Aarchaelogy relic you would like to use, make sure you have read
  'help aarchaeology-relics' before you ask for your reward.

- The pamphlets cannot be sold to other characters, but the
  corresponding aarchaeology pieces can.  Buy/sell wisely!
- Announcing where the professor is at a certain time or asking if anyone
  has seen him is completely legal.
- If you find that the professor has wandered into an illegal zone, such
  as the laser zone, or has gotten himself stuck, please contact an imm.
- We've added a little help finding the professor.  Just send him a tell
  asking where he is, and he'll let you know.  Keep in mind though he does
  not sit still for long!
- See 'help aarchaeology-rewards' for the specific reward and pamphlet
  number for each item.
- Type "lbid -f treasure special" to see only Aarch pieces and
  other special collectible items on the market.
- While at the professor, type say check and he will send you a
  personal note with a summary of the Aarchaeology items and pamphlets you
  still need to collect.  You'll need to remove all pamphlets from your
  container before typing this.
- It is rumored there is a special wild card that can be used to help
  complete your collection.
- You can keep multiple copies of pamphlets in your satchel. When you hand
  them in, the professor will only take one of each.
- The professor will only look in one satchel for pamphlets.

Incremental Rewards
Aarchaeology can be won more than once. If you are able to collect all
fifty pieces again, the professor will add another stat to your already
existing reward, up to a max of ten stats. Once your item is maxed,
you will start over by receiving a new reward, which you can once again
start adding stats to as well.

Remember, your reward should either be worn or in your inventory to have
an extra stat added to it. If it's in a container, the professor may not
be able to see it, resulting in him giving you a second reward. Luck will
never be added to the reward.

Powerful relics can also be found randomly within the game, allowing you
to sway the professor into adding a specific stat to your ring. See
'help aarchaeology-relics' for details.