The achievement to find and display all the pristine versions of all Pandaren and Mogu artifacts in The Seat of Knowledge is finally complete. I must admit, I never thought it would be so hard to finish, especially since I’ve only been short one pristine artifact for months but as one of my tracked objectives, it was definitely one of the more doable ones on the list – albeit time-consuming. As a result, over the last few days I’ve focused on getting this done once and for all. At the same time, I also needed three pristine artifacts for the History of the Mantid but I wasn’t as worried about that since I could just turn all my digs into Mantid ones after this last Mogu one was discovered.


However, after more than 100 restored artifacts later, I decided to reinstall Archy just so I could focus on Mogu digs. This avoided the accidental flight to any Pandaren sites so it worked pretty well. In the process, one of the three Pristine Mantid artifacts appeared but even with a handful of Worn Monument Ledgers, a Pristine Monument Ledger seemed impossible. The Lorewalker’s Maps came in very handy when I had a full set of Pandaren digs though.

Never-the-less I decided to keep digging until the servers dropped out for our normal weekly maintenance only to find no dig sites  available when I logged back in today. Considering I was down to my last four Collector (20) achievements, this would not do. Luckily this was rectified once I completely exited the game since reloading and relogging did not work.

Talk about a lot of flying. My perseverance paid off when I finally saw the item I’d been waiting for. I didn’t even finish my dig, I flew straight back to the Seat of Knowledge to put it on display and receive my title – Seeker of Knowledge.


This gave me the motivation to keep going with a stack of Lorewalker’s Lodestones and a Mantid Artifact Sonic Locator. However something earlier made me rethink this.

As of now, all the collector achievements are done with two pristines to go. Wish me luck…