Mists Archeology

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Anatomical Dummy
An anatomical dummy of a Pandaren. It was used to document torture techniques.

Apothecary Tins of Yao Firmpaw
"A complete set of brass apothecary jars, with neatly engraved labels, meant for the storage of a complicated array of powerful medicinal herbs. Although the exact use of most of the herbs remains a mystery, a plaque on the box containing the tins identifies the physician as Yao Firmpaw, a name still associated with health and wellness in the Valley of Four Winds because of his spectacular career. Yao never married legend has it because his heart was forever broken."

Carved Bronze Mirror
"While the glass itself is long gone, the reverse of this mirror is an elaborately carved bronze disc depicting the Red Crane of Hope. An inscription reads, To my dearest Lin / My beauty, my dove / This picture of perfection / Your reflection / My love - Yao" Chang Ki Board and Pieces
"Pandaren love games. Chang Ki in particular has been a favorite among the Pandaren since the time of the first Pandaren emperor. Unfortunately, many of the pieces in this ancient set have been lost."

Cracked Mogu Runestone
"Unlike ""lesser races"" that need schooling in the arts of magic, the ability was innate in the Mogu. From what is known about Mogu usage of magic, it is clear that their magic users did not fall into known categories, such as mage or warlock. Special emphasis was placed on flesh-shaping or spirit-capture magic. The strange residue of the magic that was imbued in this stone is difficult to understand by the modern races of Azeroth. Curiously, some of the markings around the rune resemble the Titan language."

Edicts of the Thunder King
"This code of laws, written in the unified language of the first empire, has been carefully chiseled onto the stone tablet. At the top of this list is the command that sedition, insurrection and rebellion be punished by public evisceration."

Empty Keg of Brewfather Xin Wo Yin
"The heart-shaped spigot to this cask reveals it to be an artifact of the late great Brewfather Xin Wo Yin, The Brokenhearted. Generations ago this renowned Brewfather created Heartswell Brew, a concoction that infuses the drinkers entire being with a profound sense of warmth and wellbeing. It was said that Xin Wo Yin so loved the product of his art that he wept tears of heavy sorrow over every keg that left his brewery. Its likely that he wept over this very keg. Being that its empty, you feel a little morose yourself."

Gold-Inlaid Porcelain Funerary Figurine
"Commissioned at the time of the death of a loved one, figurines such as this one help the grieved overcome their loss. This statuette depicts a beautiful young Pandaren Lorewalker named Lin. The inscription indicates the she succumbed to a terrible fever that swept through the Valley of Four Winds during the short reign of the Hozen Emperor Rikktik."

Iron Amulet
"This huge iron amulet weighs as much as a battle axe. Mogu warriors often wore ""jewelry"" such as this as a demonstration of strength."

Manacles of Rebellion
"Forged of iron and imbued with spells of subjugation and pain, these manacles with inward facing spikes were forced onto the slave races of the Mogu. While the spells have long since faded, their cruelty still sends chills down your spine."

Mogu Coin
"This currency was used during the reign of mogu emperor Wai, who is depicted in all his snarling glory. The reverse of the coin depicts the changing of Mogu dynasties, a bloody process wherein the previous regime must be overpowered and executed. In many ways, ancient Mogu government was a meritocracy, based on brutal strength and terrible cunning."

Pearl of Yu'lon (the Jade Serpent)
Etched around the center of this orb of jade is a serpent eating its own tail. Inscriptions on either hemisphere read: 'There is but one certainty - every end marks a new beginning.' This orb, carved during the reign of Pandaren Emperor Shu Blindeye in honor of the Jade Serpent, is a representation of the his rebirth into a new body every hundred years. Yu'lon still bestows wisdom and insight from his temple in the Jade Forest.

Petrified Bone Whip
This whip was fashined from the spine of some large and ancient creature. The blood of many Mogu slaves were shed by this instrument of pain.

Quilen Statuette
This statuette, carved during the brief reign of Mogu emperor Kang, was part of an experiment to bind Quilen servants in small stones. This experiment was abandoned as the Quilen thus bound were greatly diminished in power and thus deemed unworthy.

Spear of Xuen (the White Tiger)
"Crafted during the Zandalari Troll Wars, this imposing spear is surprisingly lightweight and flexible. Its lacquered wooden shaft is gouged with deep scars, though the tip appears completely unscathed. Judging by the length of this weapon and its date of origin, you presume it was a mounted weapon intended for use from the back of a flying serpent. Scratched into the weathered handle is a note: The only opponent is yourself. Xuen, the White Tiger, is legendary for his ferocity and prowess in battle. It is at his temple, high in the mountains of Kun Lai Summit, that hopeful warriors temper their strength with discipline. "

Standard of Nuzao (the Black Ox)
"A spool of thick canvas that, when held aloft, unfurls to reveal a proud emblem of the Pandaren Empire. Heavy iron rings dangle from long ribbons of leather affixed along the bottom, pulling the banner taut. Stitched into each strip of leather is a reminder for the standard-bearer: Fear seeks to diminish you instead, let it reveal you."

Terracotta Arm
"When the Mogu had exhausted their options for enslaved mortal warriors, they turned their attention to creating armies of animated constructs to do their fighting for them. Because these terracotta warriors would sometimes sit dormant for centuries, it is hard to pinpoint exactly when this one was constructed or used. However, scoring at the base of the severed arm indicates that it was felled in combat."

Thunder King Insignia
"The symbol of a crown and crossed lightning bolts emblazon this jade emblem. It was a badge once worn by soldiers of the first Mogu emperor, Lei Shen."

Twin Steins of Brewfather Quan Tou Kuo
"A matching set of drinking steins, made of ebony and jade. Brewfather Quan Tou Kuo, The Two-Fisted, sought to mitigate the side effects of strong drink by creating the perfect duality of brews. When imbibed together in the proper ratios, the Pale Ale of Spirit and the Dark Stout of the Mind combine in the drinkers stomach to achieve a state of enlightenment and goodwill without the loss of judgment and self-control so often experienced by less refined brews. Sadly, the Brewfathers secrets have been lost to time, but these lovingly crafted steins serve as a permanent reminder of his expertise."

Umbrella of Chi-Ji (the Red Crane)
"The delicate paper canopy of this tall bamboo umbrella has been miraculously preserved since its making some time during the lengthy Thunderpaw dynasty. The underside depicts a blanket of jet-black storm clouds, while a glorious crimson sun adorns the top. Inked in elegant calligraphy across the clouds is a short message: Hope is the sun behind a stormy sky ever in the heart, but veiled to the eye. Chi-Ji, the Red Crane, has stood as a symbol of hope for the Pandaren for centuries. His ornate and glorious temple is perched in a vicious jungle south of the Valley of the Four Winds."

Walking Cane of Brewfather Ren Yun
"A long cane tipped with a head of carved whalebone, once used by the enigmatic Brewfather, Ren Yun. Blind since birth, Ren Yuns other senses were heightened. As a result, he found the brews of his time to be harsh or bitter. Years of experimentation allowed him to perfect four perfect brews that appealed to each of his other senses. And yet, the one brew that would appeal to all four senses at the same time eluded him. It was only at the end of his long life that he perfected the one master recipe, The Four Senses Brew, that was the most magnificent discovery of his generation. Sadly the recipe was lost to time, because Ren Yuns handwriting was pretty much illegible."

Warlord's Branding Iron
"This branding iron emblazoned with the symbol of a minor Mogu warlord was used not on cattle, but on enslaved humanoids." Worn Monument Ledger
"Even with powerful magic at their disposal, the Mogu often preferred to use slaves to build their massive monuments. This ledger documents the cost, in slaves, during the construction of one such monument."
Cracked Mogu Runestone
"Unlike ""lesser races"" that need schooling in the arts of magic, the ability was innate in the Mogu. From what is known about Mogu usage of magic, it is clear that their magic users did not fall into known categories, such as mage or warlock. Special emphasis was placed on flesh-shaping or spirit-capture magic. The strange residue of the magic that was imbued in this stone is difficult to understand by the modern races of Azeroth. Curiously, some of the markings around the rune resemble the Titan language."


"Resemble" and not "are"? Wonder if it's a similar borrowing as Chinese characters in Japanese, i.e., the Japanese language had no writing system and so the Chinese system of writing was adopted over time. We see something like this in former Soviet republics in some of the Turkic languages and in Mongolian. In any case, it would be interesting if instead of Titan constructs, the Mogu were *contemporaries*.
Terracotta Arm
"When the Mogu had exhausted their options for enslaved mortal warriors, they turned their attention to creating armies of animated constructs to do their fighting for them. Because these terracotta warriors would sometimes sit dormant for centuries, it is hard to pinpoint exactly when this one was constructed or used. However, scoring at the base of the severed arm indicates that it was felled in combat."


Sounds familiar. Again.. wondering if perhaps there was a cultural rubbing off and not a progenitorial relationship.

EDIT: And the constant references to humanoid slaves... Which humanoids would these be? Could it be Trolls/Tauren/etc?
EDIT: And the constant references to humanoid slaves... Which humanoids would these be? Could it be Trolls/Tauren/etc?


It's the Pandaren, the Grummle, the Saurok, and presumably any other race native to Pandaria.
03/22/2012 01:20 PMPosted by Mutterscrawl
EDIT: And the constant references to humanoid slaves... Which humanoids would these be? Could it be Trolls/Tauren/etc?


It's the Pandaren, the Grummle, the Saurok, and presumably any other race native to Pandaria.


Ah, ok, I wasn't sure if the native races of Kalimdor had ever set foot on Pandaria.
Did you make this up or was this datamined?

e: never mind, I see em. Yeah, interesting finds.

03/22/2012 01:24 PMPosted by Bullcowsby


It's the Pandaren, the Grummle, the Saurok, and presumably any other race native to Pandaria.


Ah, ok, I wasn't sure if the native races of Kalimdor had ever set foot on Pandaria.


The Night Elves and Trolls were in contact with Pandaria before it disappeared I'm pretty sure, but both of those groups were likely far too powerful (and the trolls were allied to the Mogu) so it is unlikely that many if any of them were enslaved.
Sad that Mogu seem to be PURE EVOL
03/22/2012 02:45 PMPosted by Mutterscrawl
Sad that Mogu seem to be PURE EVOL

As are, by extension, their Zandalari allies.
03/22/2012 03:09 PMPosted by Kellick
As are, by extension, their Zandalari allies.


Zandalallie? Zandalarallie? Zandallie?
03/22/2012 12:54 PMPosted by Mutterscrawl
Crafted during the Zandalari Troll Wars

I did think this is was an interesting sentence, mind you.

We've obviously never heard of those wars before, but given the Trolls' track record in all their recorded history, it's probably fair to assume the Zandalari lost to the Pandaren.
i believe the plural of all the troll tribs is "i" farraki, amani, grubashi, daraki, and zandalari.
Its curious that the Mogu saw the Zandalari as strong enough to consider having them as allies concidering they seem to favor dominance over alliances. The Zandalari must have truely been a powerful group at one time.

I am somewhat disappointed that it looks like the Zandalari are looking to be painted in an even more negative light this expac.
Looks like we're getting another "archaeology story" via the artifacts of Yao and Lin. Interesting.
got this rare today (Spear of Xuen (the White Tiger)). When u craft it said perhaps u can make it into a weopon if you put the pieces back together (120 frags) after It was done it just came up us a rare blue, bop. that was not usable. I was thinking maybe its part of a few pieces you get or something. anyone have any info maybe?
Also I found out in cata and old school places you can only dig 3 times per site, where in MOP it is 6 times per site with 5-9 frags per dig. you only gain one point per solve for normal stuff, but got 2 skill points increase for my rare "Spear of Xuen (the White Tiger) ". which is not usable or anything at this point that Im aware of. So far all my sites have been pandarian, but I only have one left that keeps popping up again in the open zones out of four, so once that one is gone I cant experiment anymore for now. Another cool thing I noticed when I dug up frags from a Pandarian site all of a sudden a beast appeared and started attacking me. first I thought it was just a respawn but it seemed out of place and it looked like the last boss in Temple of the Jade Serpent. After I kiiled it I was surprised its loot was 9 Mugo Frags. So im wondering if those are random spawns like that and if it will be a hard faction to complete.

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