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This is a list of all of the Antiquities that are found in the Bangkorai.

ON-icon-quest-Letter 02.png Name Ancestral Orc Leg Greaves Value 13
Ugron gro-Thumog
The leather binding on this book is odd. It's soft, but hasn't completely disintegrated over time. Someone might have replaced it early on, or tried to pretty it up to make it part of a display.
Type Motif Chapter (Ancestral Orc Style)
Difficulty Simple
‎‎Lead
ON-icon-furniture-Bangkorai Map 02.png Name Antique Map of Bangkorai Value N/A
Reginus Buca
I'd date this around the early to mid First Era. The kingdom of Ojwambu occupies the southern half of Bankorai. It was sacked by the warlord Mahgzoor Rockhand, likely in retribution for driving the Goblins from their lands in Hammerfell.
Ugron gro-Thumog
Attacks like these were used to justify the sacking of Orsinium, despite the fact that Goblins did not occupy the city. According to oral histories, the Orc] clans and Goblin tribes maintained a truce within the Dragontail Mountains, but did not mingle.
Reginus Buca
If it was prior to the Siege of Orsinium, it was probably after the exodus of Orcs and Goblins in 1E 874. That narrows the fall of Ojwambu and establishment of Hallin's Stand to the seventy-four years between! We're close!
Type Furniture
Difficulty Simple
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ON-icon-trait material-Carnelian 2.png Name St. Pelin's Clod Value 250
Verita Numida
What could rightly be confused for an ugly, ruddy gemstone appears to be a lacquered clod of reddish-brown dirt. The insiggnia of the Knights of St. Pelin is pressed into the surface. This could be a relic of the late Pelin's martyrdom.
Reginus Buca
I think the symbolism is clear, but my research indicates that these were carried by the entire Bangkorai Garrison in the decades following his self-sacrifice. Given their penchant for bloodletting rites, these were likely created by the knightly order.
Gabrielle Benele
I can confirm that the dirt within the lacquer is from Bangkorai and that the blood soaked into it came from the same person, but I can't identify who that would have been. Unfortunately this new information would support either theory.
Type Treasure
Difficulty Simple
‎‎Lead
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ON-icon-fragment-Dwarven Rib-Frame.png Name Dwarven Rib-Frame Value N/A
Gabrielle Benele
These metal strips all curve inward from edges that clearly must attach to another component. Resembles a rib cage, I'd say. Probably built to protect vulnerable components while allowing access to talented architects.
Type Mount Fragment (Ebon Dwarven Wolf)
Difficulty Intermediate
‎‎Lead
ON-icon-stolen-Figurine.png Name Wyrd Root Figure Value 1,000
Verita Numida
This tree root has been shaped, by unconventional means, into the appearance of a woman with stag horns and cloven feet. The wood is unmarred by tool marks and the bark remains intact. This was likely a work of magic by a local wyrd.
Gabrielle Benele
This root is similar to the one Verita studied, though it depicts a scaled woman similar to a Lamia, but retaining more human qualities than any of the beastfolk I've seen. I can't tell if these figures are different aspects of one woman or several.
Amalien
Another figure, another animal. This one is a wolf woman with six breasts. My theory was that these figures were representations of Hircine, but this latest one casts doubt on that. Perhaps these are totemic Divines, like the Atmorans worshiped.
Type Treasure
Difficulty Intermediate
‎‎Lead
ON-icon-quest-Letter 02.png Name Ancestral Orc Shields Value 13
Ughron gro-Thumog
It's rare to find descriptions of Orc craftsmanship that include the word beautiful. The author seems to have great reverence for the detail found in the shields they describe.
Type Motif Chapter (Ancestral Orc Style)
Difficulty Advanced
‎‎Lead
ON-icon-stolen-Trinkets.png Name Dwemer Trade Bar Value 5,000
Amalien
For such a far flung and advanced civilization, we know very little about Dwemer daily life. While they were notoriously reclusive, it's presumed that they engaged in some form of commerce, if only with each other. This bar of Dwarven metal is more than a simple ingot. It has a band of beautiful blue crystal through it with the name Arkngthamz-Phng inlaid and a series of Dwarven numerals. These could represent the volume, or weight, or identifier, or its harmonic resonance, or even a secret code!
Type Treasure
Difficulty Advanced
‎‎Lead
ON-icon-misc-Crate.png Name Frost Lancer Value (?)
Amalien
This is fascinating. You don't see a lot of frost weaponry with the Dwemer. I don't know why. Maybe it's because they hated the cold? They lived underground and relied on thermal heat from the earth to power their society. Naturally averse?
Verita Numida
It's possible, I suppose. They did spend quite a lot of time around volcanoes and heated geysers. Even so, if anyone could learn to harness the power of the cold during wartime, it would be the Dwarves.
Ugron gro-Thumog
Frost magic can do a lot of good during a siege. Freeze the enemy, glaze the gates and parapets, etc. Even so, I'd hate to see one of these deployed in the field. The last thing Cyrodiil needs right now is an arms race.
Type Lancer Siege Weapon
Difficulty Advanced
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ON-icon-style material-Dwemer Frame.png Name Sloped Dwarven Guards Value N/A
Gabrielle Benele
Hmm. Amalien can correct me if I'm wrong, but I definitely get the sense that these plates were meant to protect and reinforce a limb or other potential load-bearing element. They look quite sleek by Dwarven standards!
Type Mount Fragment (Ebon Dwarven Wolf)
Difficulty Advanced
‎‎Lead
ON-icon-furniture-Tall Papa's Lamp.png Name Tall Papas Lamp Value N/A
Verita Numida
Ah, this exhibits the masterful craftsmanship one would expect from a Na-Totambu relic! These gold motifs seem consistent with Ra Gada heraldry, but the purple interior matches the hue of Ruptga prayer beads. The lack of star motifs seems odd, too
Reginus Buca
Is tethering military pomp to religious expression really that odd? For the Yokudans, warfare and religion were practically synonymous! Your comment about the stars does raise questions, though. Ruptga without stars is like Akatosh without a Dragon.
Gabrielle Benele
The lack of stars on the relic itself doesn't necessarily mean it didn't feature stars in another way. The oil reservoir has a layer of crystalline build-up--some kind of meteoric fuel, I bet. The light this lamp shed probably resembled starlight!
Type Furniture (view furnishing)
Difficulty Advanced
‎‎Lead
ON-icon-quest-Dwarven Part 04.png Name Torc Stand of Song Value N/A
Amalien
These clean notches--I recognize them. They're Dwemer symbols for sound or song. As many of you know, sound played an essential role in Dwarven life and magical praxis. I often wonder if that included singing.
Ugron gro-Thumog
Singing? Not in any fashion that a High Elf would take pleasure in, I wager. Dwarves prized cold logic over beauty, and I can't think of anything less logical than singing. They likely let their instruments do the talking.
Verita Numida
A metallurgist once told me that metals in an alloy are like tones in harmony. An apt metaphor, yes? I doubt the Dwarves recognized any distinction between song and sound, to be honest. Tonal magic and ancient song both lead to wisdom of a sort.
Type Mythic Item Fragment (Torc of Tonal Constancy)
Difficulty Master
‎‎Lead