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Archaeology missions are crew skill missions available to players with the Archaeology crew skill in Star Wars The Old Republic MMORPG.

SWTOR Archaeology missions

Archaeology Mission interface

SWTOR Archaeology mission complete - Treasure Map

Archaeology Mission - Treasure Map

About

The archaeology missions provide crafting materials for use with the Artifice skill. For a complete list of materials see: Artifice materials. Not all listed mission for a given level are immediately available as the missions each have a minimum level requirement. There are five missions per level available each time the crew skill is selected.

Missions

The missions listed are divided by their level category. Each section lists the available missions, their information, and an example of the reward earned.

Mission Discovery

Mission Discovery are special items which when used will allow the player to learn a previously unknown mission. These missions provide a better reward than standard missions.

Mission Layout

Name of Mission

  • Mission Brief: provided in game
  • Completion: text provided upon crew member completion
  • Time: time listed for your companion to complete; this will be affected by your companions affection
  • Cost: each mission cost credits
  • Reward: this is the category of the reward as listed in game
    • This is an example of the reward as acquired in game. The reward will vary depending on several factors; skill level, companion bonuses, affection, level of mission. If the item has (###cr) after it, that is the sell price.

Mission Failure

It is possible for your companion to fail a mission. If this occurs you will get the appropriate message and no reward.

  • The mission was a failure. Vette was unsuccessful and has returned.

Mission Rewards

Yields: In order

  • Moderate: 2-4 Items
  • Abundant: 4-8 Items
  • Bountiful: 7-11 Items; 11-18 Crafting Materials
  • Rich: 8-14 Items
  • Prosperous (Mission Discovery): Approximately 20-40 items for each reward type: Gemstone, Lockbox, Gift
  • Wealthy (Mission Discovery): Approximately 40-60 items for each reward type: Gemstone, Lockbox, Gift

Mission Level 10-16

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These missions provide Grade 1 Color Crystals, Grade 1 Power Crystals, and Grade 1 Artifact Fragments, and [Fibrous Nylite Solution]]. These missions become available as soon as the skill is learned.

The Wroshyr Tree's Tale

  • Mission Brief: One of the oldest wroshyr trees on Kashyyyk, millennial old, is finally dying. Its rings tell the stofy of Kashyyyk's history; have your companion examine them.
  • Completion: Vette successfully completed the assignment and has returned.
  • Time: 3m
  • Cost: 95cr
  • Reward: Moderate Yield: Grade 1 Power Crystal
    • Rubat Crystal x2

Sea Caves of Iskalon

  • Mission Brief: Dropping see levels on Iskalon have revealed long-hidden caves, once occupied centuries ago. Send your companion to investigate.
  • Completion: Vette successfully completed the assignment and has returned.
  • Time: 3m
  • Cost: 95cr
  • Reward: Moderate Yield: Grade 1 Power Crystal
    • Rubat Crystal x4

A Painted History

  • Mission Brief: Miners on Kintan have discovered amazing cave paintings, possibly created by pre-civilized Nikto. Have your companion discover the cave paintings' story.
  • Completion: Malavai Quinn successfully completed the assignment and has returned.
  • Time: 4m
  • Cost: 295cr
  • Reward: Bountiful Yield: Grade 1 Color Crystals
    • Red Amorphous Crystal x9
    • Green Amorphous Crystal x5; Red Amorphous Crystal x4

Slaves of Bergen

  • Mission Brief: In ancient times, the Imperial slaves of Bergen created great monuments to their masters. Send your companion to excavate the artistry left behind.
  • Completion:
  • Time: 4m
  • Cost: 295cr
  • Reward: Rich Yield: Fibrous Nylite Solutions
    • Fibrous Nylite Solution x16

Rejuvenation

  • Mission Brief: The medically adept Selkath have revived the captain of a pre-hyperdrive vessel from suspended animation. Have your companion meet with the captain.
  • Completion: 2V-R8 and the captain - still confused from the revivification - bonded over discussion of the captain's native era. The captain presented 2V-R8 with a gift from her ship.
  • Time: 3m
  • Cost: 95cr
  • Reward: Moderate Yield: Grade 1 Power Crystal
    • Rubat Crystal x6

A Sarlaac's Stomach

  • Mission Brief: The enormous, worm-like Sarlaac takes centuries to digest its prey. On Duroon, a Sarlaac dead from disease has been pulled above ground; send your companion to dredge its stomach for preserved antiquities.
  • Completion: Malavai Quinn successfully completed the assignment and has returned.
  • Time: 3m
  • Cost: 95cr
  • Reward: Moderate Yield: Grade 1 Color Crystal
    • Red Amorphous Crystal x2

The Syned Conjunction

  • Mission Brief: Every six hundred years, the stars align and an alien obelisk on Syned One reveals strange inscriptions. The time is now; send your companion to observe.
  • Completion:
  • Time: 3m
  • Cost: 120cr
  • Reward: Abundant Yield: Grade 1 Power Crystal

Memoirs of a Crimelord

  • Mission Brief: Zirchros the Hutt, at the extreme age of 1,700 years, is dying. In his personal medicla facility, he is telling stories of the early days of the Republic underworld; send your companion to listen.
  • Critical Completion: 2V-R8 spent time with the ancient Hutt and learned the secret of his father's hoard - a collection of cultural artifacts from a long dead people.
  • Time: 4m
  • Cost: 230cr
  • Reward: Bountiful Yield: Grade 1 Artifact Fragments
    • Critical Reward: Lost Artifact Fragment x12

Mission Level 17-24

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These missions provide Grade 2 Color Crystals, Grade 2 Power Crystals, and Grade 2 Artifact Fragments, and Thermoionic Gel Suspension. These missions become available at skill level XXX.

Riddles of the Krath (Mission Discovery)

SWTOR Archaeology mission - Discovery Mission - Riddles of the Krath

Mission Discovery: Archaeology - Artifact

  • Mission Brief: These ancient scrolls appear to have been written by members of the old Krath cult, filled with strange riddles. Can your companion solve them?
  • Completion: Vette successfully completed the assignment and has returned.
  • Time: 24m
  • Cost: 750cr
  • Reward: Wealthy Yield: Grade 2 Crystals and Artifact Fragments
    • Blue Igneous Crystal x7; Green Igneous Crystal x4; Red Igneous Crystal x5; Nextor Crystal x7; Sacred Artifact Fragment x27; Eralam Crystal x2

Treasure Map (Mission Discovery)

Note: This is a special unlock-able mission. Requires Archaeology skill of 110 to learn.

  • Mission Brief: Inscribed in this object is a star map revealing clues to a supposed treasure. Have your companion follow the map into unknown space.
  • Completion: Vette deciphered the map's clues and traveled to a series of strange moons, before finally uncovering a whispering Rakata device!; Vette successfully completed the assignment and has returned.
  • Time: 12m
  • Cost: 430cr
  • Reward: Prosperous Yield: Grade 2 Crystals and Artifact Fragments
    • Blue Igneous Crystal x6; Green Igneous Crystal x3; Red Igneous Crystal x4; Nextor Crystal x2; Eralam Crystal x4; Sacred Artifact Fragment x18
    • Blue Igneous Crystal x3; Green Igneous Crystal x3; Red Igneous Crystal x8; Nextor Crystal x3; Sacred Artifact Fragment x16
    • Blue Igneous Crystal x10; Red Igneous Crystal x4; Sacred Artifact Fragment x12

A Forgotten Journey

  • Mission Brief: An ancient frigate has recently emerged from the treacherous Kalki Nebula, adrift and unresponsive. Have your companion board the ship to discover its origin.
  • Completion: Vette boarded the ship, well=preserved by vacuum. It appears to be an ancient trading vessel; Vette was able to download its navigation logs and recover some of its preserved cargo.
  • Time: 6m
  • Cost: 535cr
  • Reward: Rich Yield: Grade 2 Color Crystals
    • Red Igneous Crystal x6; Green Igneous Crystal x5
    • Blue Igneous Crystal x4; Green Igneous Crystal x10

Pilgrimage

  • Mission Brief: A small sect of Chevin makes a pilgrimage to a nameless blue sun every three years, as part of an ancient ritual. Have your companion follow and learn the sect's history.
  • Completion: Vette successfully completed the assignment and has returned.
  • Critical Completion: Malavai Quinn was welcomed by the Chevin sect and shown into its most ancient stronghold at the end of the pilgrimage. The Chevin instructed Malavai Quinn in the ways of their sacred idol and offered their aid.
  • Time: 5m 30s
  • Cost: 515cr
  • Reward: Bountiful Yield: Thermoionic Gel Suspensions
    • Thermoionic Gel Suspension x15 (515x50cr=750cr) This is cheaper than buying from a vendor.
    • Critical reward: Termoionic Gel Suspension x20

The Consortium

  • Mission Brief: A consortium of alien merchants is offering "arcane and esoteric devices from ages primeval" at an auction. Send your companion to investigate.
  • Completion:
  • Time: 5m
  • Cost: 255cr
  • Reward: Abundant Yield: Grade 2 Power Crystals
    • Nextor Crystal x7
    • Nextor Crystal x6; Eralam Crystal x2

Battle of Terror

  • Mission Brief: The Knell of Muspilli death cultists once battled the Warriors of Shadow above a nameless moon. Have your companion study the wreckage of this terrible battle.
  • Completion:
  • Time: 4m
  • Cost: 230cr
  • Reward: Moderate Yield: Grade 2 Artifact Fragments
    • Sacred Artifact Fragment x3

The Forgotten Prison

  • Mission Brief: An imperial survey team has discovered an ancient Sith oubliette on Dromund Felas. Send your companion to explore the catacombs and evade their traps.
  • Completion: Vette successfully completed the assignment and has returned.
  • Time: 6m 35s
  • Cost: 560cr
  • Reward: Rich Yield: Grade 2 Artifact Fragments
    • Sacred Artifact Fragments x10 (2times)

The Detritus of History

  • Mission Brief: The junkers of Orma have covered their planet in scrapyards of cultural artifacts - everything from toys to tech. Within the garbage are items of amazing value, if only your companion can find them.
  • Completion:
  • Time: 4m
  • Cost: 220cr
  • Reward: Moderate Yield: Grade 2 Power Crystals
    • Eralam Crystal x2

The Memory Machine

  • Mission Brief: A starship manned by droids devoted to recording galactic events has arrived from unknown space. Send your companion to trade information with them.
  • Completion:
  • Time: 5m
  • Cost: 470cr
  • Reward: Bountiful Yield: Grade 2 Power Crystals
    • Eralam Crystal x10

Corruption of Baran Do

  • Mission Brief: You've found evidence of a conspiracy to conceal a long-dead cult within the Baran Do Sages - the Force-using order of Kel Dor aliens. Have your companion seek information.
  • Completion:
  • Time: 5m
  • Cost: 285cr
  • Reward: Abundant Yield: Grade 2 Color Crystals
    • Red Igneous Crystal x5

Mission Level 25-32

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These missions provide Grade 3 Color Crystals, Grade 3 Power Crystals, and Grade 3 Artifact Fragments, and Delicot Silk. These missions become available at skill level ##.

A Crypt of Blades (Mission Discovery)

Mission Brief: The Yovshi Swordsmen are legendary, as are their Jar'Kai blades. When one dies, his swordis reitred to a secret crypt; see if your companion can trace this stolen weapon to its original tomb.' Completion: Jaesa Willsaam traced the stolen weapon back to a crypt filled with hundreds of Jar'Kai blades, each reverently stored witha a datapad describing its owner's achievements.

  • Time: 48m 48s
  • Cost: 1220 cr
  • Reward: Wealthy Yield: Grade 3 Crystals and Artifact Fragments
    • Blue Opaque Crystal x2; Green Opaque Crystal x13; Red Opaque Crystal x4; Ancient Artifact Fragment x14; Prehistoric Artifact Fragment x16; Bondar Crystal x6; Opila x6

Entralla's Inscriptions (Mission Discovery)

  • Mission Brief: Entralla is home to dozens of religions, coexisting in harmony. The inscriptions on this statuette suggest they may have a common origin; have your companion journey to Entralla to study more.
  • Completion: Vette successfully completed the assignment and has returned.
  • Time: 24m 24s
  • Cost: 695cr
  • Reward: Prosperous Yield: Grade 3 Crystals and Artifact Fragments
    • Green Opaque Crystal x7; Red Opaque Crystal x6; Ancient Artifact Fragment x14; Prehistoric Artifact Fragment x4; Bondar Crystal x3

The Broken Fleet

  • Mission Brief:The moons of Denbalen are orbited by the shattered remains of an ancient, unidentified fleet. Have your companion brave Denbalen's harsh gravity to investigate.
  • Complete: 2V-R8 made a risky foray into the fleet debris. The ancient starship's origin is still a mystery, but 2V-R8 recovered several artifacts that might eventually shed some light.
  • Time: 9m 42s
  • Cost: 460cr
  • Reward: Abundant Yield: Grade 3 Power Crystals
    • Bondar Crystal x2; Opila Crystal x2
    • Bondar Crystal x3; Opila Crystal x6

Light in the Sky

  • Mission Brief:The planet Seluket has many inexplicable stone monuments, centuries old. Recently, glowing patterns have appeared upon them; have your companion investigate this phenomenon.
  • Complete: Malavai Quinn studied Seluket's monuments and realized the patterns warn of some impending ecologicl disaster. Seluket's inhabitants will be on their guard.
  • Time: 9m 42s
  • Cost: 460cr
  • Reward: Abundant Yield: Grade 3 Artifact Fragments
    • Prehistoric Artifact Fragment x4
    • Ancient Artifact Fragment x6; Prehistoric Artifact Fragment x3

Lost Sith Warship

  • Mission Brief: A derelict Sith starship has been drifting through deep space since the Great Hyperspace War. Send your companion to unseal and investigate the ship.
  • Completion:
  • Time: 7m 05s
  • Cost: 390cr
  • Reward: Moderate Yield: Grade 3 Power Crystals
    • Bondar Crystal x2
    • Bondar Crystal x4

Leaving a Mark

  • Mission Brief: Recent sensor mappings show the enormous Pentakus Crater on Taskeed was artificially created millenia ago. Have your companion find out how and why.
  • Completion: Vette successfully completed the assignment and has returned.
  • Time: 7m 35s
  • Cost: 435cr
  • Reward: Moderate Yield: Grade 3 Artifact Fragments
    • Prehistoric Artifact Fragment x2
    • Ancient Artifact Fragment x4

The Palace of Kumauri

  • Mission Brief: A crumbling palace built by the ancient Kumauri Empire has been found on an Outer Rim moon. Send your companion to learn more about this almost-forgotten civilization.
  • Completion: 2V-R8 explored the palace and found a fresco depicting a long-forgotten battle between the Kumauri Empire and the Republic, including an image of the conqueror Vall Kumauri's flagship.
  • Time: 11m 36s
  • Cost: 805cr
  • Reward: Bountiful Yield: Grade 3 Power Crystals
    • Opila Crystal x7
    • Bondar Crystal x9; Opila Crystal x3

Caught in Crystal

  • Mission Brief: Mygeeto is known for its beautiful crystal formation, but some of them appear to have been deliberately shaped long ago. Send your companion to examine them.
  • Completion: Malavai Quinn determined that Mygeeto's crystal formation had been shaped by the Infinite Empire's slaves millennia ago, to commemorate a now long-forgotten victory.
  • Time: 10m 18s
  • Cost: 480cr
  • Reward: Abundant Yield: Demicot Silk
    • Demicot Silk x12 (3times) (12x100cr= 1200cr)This is cheaper than buying from a vendor.
    • Demicot Silk x18

Under Hosko's Fields

  • Mission Brief: Farmers plowing on Hosko have uncovered buried weapons and droids, discarded on a forgotten battlefield. Send your companion to discover more about this battle.
  • Completion: 2V-R8 determined that the battlefield is from the Hutt Cataclysms, fought withing the young Hutt Empire, and salvaged one of the droids.
  • Time: 11m
  • Cost: 780cr
  • Reward: Bountiful Yield: Grade 3 Color Crystals
    • Blue Opaque Crystal x2; Green Opaque Crystal x2; Red Opaque Crystal x4;
    • Blue Opaque Crystal x9; Green Opaque Crystal x3

Legacy of Dathka Graush

  • Mission Brief: The ancient Sith Lord Dathka Graush once dwelled in the Naos Asteroid Belt. Your companion will search the asteroids for anything that survived over the centuries.
  • Completion: 2V-R8 found the millenia-old fortress of Dathka Graush in the Naos Asteroid Belt, and opened its lost vaults.
  • Time: 12m 48s
  • Cost: 930cr
  • Reward: Rich Yield: Grade 3 Artifact Fragments
    • Ancient Artifact Fragment x6; Prehistoric Artifact Fragment x6
    • Ancient Artifact Fragment x6; Prehistoric Artifact Fragment x8

Mission Level 33-40

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These missions provide Grade 4 Color Crystals, Grade 4 Power Crystals, and Grade 4 Artifact Fragments, and Brocart Filaments. These missions become available at skill level 190.

Embraced by the Ice

  • Mission Brief: Raxus Two is a frozen world, but recent studies suggest it was once inhabited by the ancient Tionese Empire. Have your companion investigate for relics.
  • Complete:
  • Time: 16m 27s
  • Cost: 665cr
  • Reward: Moderate Yield: Brocart Filaments

Follow the Trail

  • Mission Brief: Republic research vessels are scouting planets in the Lifh Sector. Your companion will trail the researchers and attempt to beat them to any finds.
  • Complete:
  • Time: 13m 24s
  • Cost: 624cr
  • Reward: Moderate Yield: Grade 4 Power Crystals

Filthy Business

  • Mission Brief: Attahox is a garbage planet, used for centuries by criminal gangs as a hideout and cache. Have your companion see what secrets lie buried in refuse.
  • Complete:
  • Time: 17m 51s
  • Cost: 735cr
  • Reward: Abundant Yield: Grade 4 Artifact Fragments

Mission Level 41-48

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These missions provide Grade 5 Color Crystals, Grade 5 Power Crystals, and Grade 5 Artifact Fragments, and . These missions become available at skill level ###.

Mission Level 40-50

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These missions provide Grade 6 Color Crystals, Grade 6 Power Crystals, and Grade 6 Artifact Fragments, and . These missions become available at skill level ###.

Notes

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  • Reward: Abundant Yield: Brocart Filaments; Grade 4 Power Crystals; Grade 4 Artifact Fragments; Grade 4 Color Crystals

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