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This is a list of all of the Antiquities that are found on Betnikh.

ON-icon-quest-Letter 02.png Name Ancestral Orc: Belts Value 13
Ugron gro-Thumog
Orcs of the past depicted historical figures in their armor. It's a practice we're only just now rediscovering. I'm sure the origins go back even farther, too. This was just the first one produced with some kind of consistency.
Type Motif Chapter (Ancestral Orc Style)
Difficulty Simple
‎‎Lead
ON-icon-stolen-Corkscrew.png Name Orcish Siege Gear Value 250
Ugron gro-Thumog
Sapping tools from the Seamount Clan's conquest of Betnikh, formerly Betony. Contrary to claims by the current chief, Stonetooth Fortress was likely built on the bones of Breton defenses. This chisel could split a keystone if properly applied.
Ugron gro-Thumog
Heavy, orichalc screws with a ring for attaching rope or chain. These would have been driven into wood gates and palisades under cover of darkness to allow the Orcs to pull down barricades from a safe distance prior to an attack.
Ugron gro-Thumog
Whale-bridle, from the clan's seafaring days. Their stories claim their ancestors tamed killer whales in the Abecean Sea and trained them for war. Riders could harpoon ships and steer them using the whales' strength. Evidence of a long-lost tradition.
Type Treasure
Difficulty Simple
‎‎Lead
  • Accessible by default
ON-icon-quest-Letter 02.png Name Ancestral Orc: Staves Value 13
Ugron gro-Thumog
I've never known an Orc to carry a staff that didn't look like it could double as a bludgeoning weapon if push came to shove. Even though many of these practices were lost to history, it seems as though instinct carried this one through to present day.
Type Motif Chapter (Ancestral Orc Style)
Difficulty Intermediate
‎‎Lead
ON-icon-stolen-Paperweight.png Name Ayleid Tendrilled Eye Value 1,000
Gabrielle Benele
This spherical stone eye has numerous winding tendrils curving out from its surface. I've counted them eight times and gotten eight different results. It does faintly emit a Daedric energy, but there's no enchantment that would alter its shape.
Amalien
Given the Ayleid's [sic] enthusiastic veneration of Daedra, this eye probably represents Hermaeus Mora, Daedric Prince of knowledge. He's not often idolized. Maybe because he's reclusive compared to so many of the Princes ... or because he's hard to depict.
Amalien
Third time's a charm! And a pattern! The Ayleids here must have considered Hermaeus Mora their patron. If they held knowledge in such high regard, some of these ruins may have been part of a college. I can practically hear the library calling! Can you?
Type Treasure
Difficulty Intermediate
‎‎Lead
ON-icon-furniture-Rough Block, Dark Stone.png Name Cornerstone of Reman II Value 5,000
Verita Numida
This lends a shred of credence to the so-called Almanac of Betony as more than florid Breton embellishment. While I've seen little evidence of an impregnable fortress carved from this island's imposing cliffs, this foundation block proves the Empire did construct fortifications here during Reman II's reign. If Skyspire Keep did exist, it was likely constructed according to conventional legion codices. I suspect most of the keep's stone was used to create Stonetooth Fortress.
Type Treasure
Difficulty Advanced
‎‎Lead
ON-icon-furniture-Ayleid Lightwell.png Name Ayleid Lightwell Value N/A
Reginus Buca
Ah, an Ayleid sconce of some variety. I can't imagine it's a lightwell. Far too small for Aetherial conduction. And this glass fragment at the center--is it a broken Welkynd Stone? It certainly does resemble a lightwell. Curious.
Ugron gro-Thumog
I've seen something like this before in a Barsaebic ruin down south. You're right about the size, Reginus. I think the Ayleids used that stone in conjunction with the meteoric iron to help it function at reduced size. I'm no mage, though.
Gabrielle Benele
It's certainly a lightwell, but our focus should be the crystal. The magicka it's radiating feels less manufactured than a Welkynd Stone. This is a raw Aetherial Fragment. Untamed. The way it resonates with the iron ... let's not jostle it too hard.
Type Furniture (view furnishing)
Difficulty Advanced
‎‎Lead
  • Safeboxes, Treasure Chests and Thieves Troves
  • Overland mobs
  • Crafting nodes
ON-icon-stolen-Spriggan Hoop.png Name Malacath's Brutal Scourge Hoop Value N/A
Ugron gro-Thumog
An outstanding find! See the intricacy of the twisted knots? This is clearly the upper hoop of one of Malacath's Brutal Bands! With the hoop, the core, and the loop, it forms a perfect ring.
Gabrielle Benele
From the Malacath cult that rose to prominence after the sack of the first Orsinium? Are you sure? As I understand it, only a handful of those ever existed. And aren't they cursed as well? Perhaps we should put it back ....
Reginus Buca
Nonsense! If scholars such as us balked every time a curse was mentioned, we'd never accomplish anything! This upper hoop represents Malacath's blessing of the scourge, by the way. A defense for the wearer.
Type Mythic Item (Malacath's Band of Brutality)
Difficulty Master
‎‎Lead
  • Overland mobs
ON-icon-furniture-Warcaller's Painted Drum.png Name Warcaller's Painted Drum Value N/A
Ugron gro-Thumog
What a prime example of Orcish musical craftsmanship. People tend not to associate music with Orcs, but we have a deep cultural investment in percussion instruments. I can pretty much guarantee this served as a war drum.
Gabrielle Benele
I sense some faded magic here. Did your people enchant these drums, Ugron? It's something in the runes. there's [sic] an intention there that seems ... well, it seems very angry, to be perfectly honest. Sorry!
Ugron gro-Thumog
No need to apologize, Gabrielle. Orcs worship Malacath. My people's connections with Daedric ritual ran twice as deep when they stretched this drum. The runes are Malacath devotionals. Grudge-marks. When the warcaller beat this drum, battle was certain.
Type Furniture (view furnishing)
Difficulty Ultimate
‎‎Lead
  • Overland mobs