Skill Levels Required:
Items Needed:
Note that all of these items can be added to your toolbelt.
  • Ikovian gerege - to access main Citadel
  • Boots of flight - to cross gaps
  • Wingsuit (v1-3) - to further explore the Citadel
  • Stormguard gerege - to access Howl's Floating Workshop
Directions:
In order from fastest to slowest, you can reach Everlight using the following methods:
Places:
Persons:
Archaeologist Famine Gee'ka Taka'ara
Tour:
Tour

The Stormguard Citadel is a large dig site spanning several areas. It can be excavated starting at level 70 and its last Hotspots can be accessed at level 118. There are a total of 5 different Cache types, 6 Research locations, and 6 Mysteries.

The sections below will give you details concerning each section of the dig site.



Outside (Temple of Ikov)


Outside

Hotspots

The outside section of the Stormguard Citadel, you can find the following Hotspots:

Level Hotspot Artefacts Materials
Experience Item Experience Item
70 Ikovian memorial 299 - Ikovian gerege (damaged)
- Toy glider (damaged)
- Toy war golem (damaged)
26.9 - Stormguard steel
- Third Age iron
- White oak
- Wings of War

Caches

There are no Cache locations in this section of the Stormguard Citadel.


Research

There is only 1 Research location outside of the Stormguard Citadel. Keep in mind that you only need to have access to a Research Team to study the area. For the team to complete their research, however, you will need the appropriate level.

  1. Ikovian Tragedy
    • Requirement: 70 Archaeology
    • Study: North or South archway of the Temple of Ikov
    • Rewards: 6,666 Archaeology experience and Ikovian gerege (damaged)

Mysteries

There is only 1 Mystery which can be completed outside of the Stormguard Citadel. It is called "Atonement" and requires 70 Archaeology. It can be completed by obtaining the "Exile's vow" and speaking with Gee'ka. Doing so will earn you 9,300 Archaeology experience. For more information on how to complete Mysteries, please see the Archaeology MysteriesGuide.



Recreation (Keshik memorial)


Recreation

Hotspots

On the Recreation section of Stormguard Citadel, you can find the following Hotspots:

Level Hotspot Artefacts Materials
Experience Item Experience Item
70 Ikovian memorial 299 - Ikovian gerege (damaged)
- Toy glider (damaged)
- Toy war golem (damaged)
26.9 - Stormguard steel
- Third Age iron
- White oak
- Wings of War
76 Keshik ger 351 - Avian song-egg player (damaged)
- Keshik drum (damaged)
- Morin khuur (damaged)
31.6 - Animal furs
- Armadylean yellow
- Leather scraps
- White oak
81 Tailory debris 422 - Aviansie dreamcoat (damaged)
- Ceremonial plume (damaged)
- Peacocking parasol (damaged)
37.9 - Animal furs
- Armadylean yellow
- Goldrune
- Samite silk

Caches

In addition to Hotspots, there is 1 type of Cache located here. Collecting Materials from this cache will also give you soil. This Cache includes the following:

Level Material Experience
76 Armadylean yellow 56.5

Research

There is only 1 Research location within the Recreation section. Keep in mind that you only need to have access to a Research Team to study the area. For the team to complete their research, however, you will need the appropriate level.

  1. Deer-ly Departed
    • Requirement: 81 Archaeology
    • Study: Memorial megalith, East of the Keshik ger Hotspots
    • Rewards: 10,555 Archaeology experience and Aviansie dreamcoat (damaged)

Mysteries

There are 2 Mysteries which can be completed within the Recreation section. For more information on how to complete these Mysteries, please see the Archaeology Mysteries Guide.

  1. Leap of Faith
    • Requirements: 70 Archaeology
    • Basic Details: Cross the 2 gaps at the Citadel (use Boots of Flight)
    • Reward: 9,300 Archaeology experience
  2. The Spy Who Loved Metal
    • Requirements: 76 Archaeology
    • Basic Details: Obtain all 3 Mission Reports and speak to Gee'ka
    • Reward: 12,000 Archaeology experience

Other

While at the Stormguard Citadel, you will need to use different items to help you traverse the terrain. The first item you will need is a repaired Ikovian gerege. Having this item in your inventory or attached to your toolbelt enables you to access the Citadel at all. Once you have ascended to the Citadel, you will notice that there are gaps between the floating islands. As it is a long way down, you will not feel comfortable relying on your Agility skills alone, regardless of your level. As such, you will need to obtain Boots of flight from the Ikovian memorial Hotspots around the portal.

From here on out it gets a bit more aerial. You will need to obtain a broken Wingsuit (North Eastern most building on this island) to repair. Once you have a working Wingsuit v1, you will be able to access all 4 of the main islands groups: Recreation, West Islands, South West Islands, and South Islands. In order to reach the next 3 islands (Dayguard Tower, North Islands, and Nightguard Tower) you will need to upgrade it into a Wingsuit v2 with the Lightning conductors found on the West and South Islands. Attempting to pass the security guards (spinning electric things) before you have upgraded to Wingsuit v2 will cause you to plumit back to the Gielinor surface outside of the Citadel.

To reach the final area of the Stormguard Citadel, you will need to obtain and repair a Stormguard gerege and upgrade your Wingsuit to version 3. The Gravitron repulsors to upgrade the suit can be found at the Dayguard and Nightguard Towers. These will allow you to access Howl's Workshop.

Note that the suit can be fully upgraded at level 76, however, repairing the Stormguard gerege requires 95 Archaeology so you will be unable to access that area until then. Also be aware that while flying around the Citadel, you may notice some Torn blueprint fragments blowing in the wind. This can be caught to obtain 5-15 Torn blueprint fragments.



North-West Islands


North West

Hotspots

On the North-West Islands of Stormguard Citadel, you can find the following Hotspots:

Level Hotspot Artefacts Materials
Experience Item Experience Item
85 Weapons research debris 491 - Hawkeye lens multi-vision scope (damaged)
- Talon-3 razor wing (damaged)
44.2 - Aetherium alloy
- Orthenglass
- Stormguard steel
- Wings of War
91 Gravitron research debris 646 - Prototype gravimeter (damaged)
- Songbird recorder (damaged)
58 - Leather scraps
- Orthenglass
- Quintessence
- Stormguard steel

Caches

In addition to Hotspots, there is 1 type of Cache located here. Collecting Materials from this cache will also give you soil. This Cache includes the following:

Level Material Experience
85 Aetherium alloy 56.5

Research

There are no Research locations in this section of the Stormguard Citadel.


Mysteries

There are 2 Mysteries which can be completed within the North-West Islands section. For more information on how to complete these Mysteries, please see the Archaeology Mysteries Guide.

  1. Wing Out (This Mystery is progressed not completed here)
    • Requirements: 76 Archaeology
    • Basic Details: Upgrade your Wingsuit to v3 (1 upgrade is on this Island)
    • Reward: 9,300 Archaeology experience
  2. A Study in Aether
    • Requirements: 85 Archaeology
    • Basic Details: Obtain all 5 Project Reports and speak to Gee'ka
    • Reward: 18,000 Archaeology experience

Other

On this island of the Stormguard Citadel is an Inactive portal platform that can be charged using 20 unnoted Quintessence. Charging this portal will allow you to teleport to any of the other portal platforms, including the one located Outside of the Citadel. It can be charged at 76 Archaeology and 70 Divination, doing so will award you with 2,500 Divination experience. There are a total of 4 portals throughout the Citadel, meaning you will need 80 Quintessence total to charge all of them. Charging all 4 portals will complete the "Any Port in a Storm" Achievement.



South-West Islands


South West

Hotspots

The South-West Islands of Stormguard Citadel, you can find the following Hotspots:

Level Hotspot Artefacts Materials
Experience Item Experience Item
98 Destroyed golem 854 - Golem heart (damaged)
- Golem instruction (damaged)
76.8 - Aetherium alloy
- Quintessence
- Soapstone
- Vellum

Caches

In addition to Hotspots, there is 1 type of Cache located here. Collecting Materials from this cache will also give you soil. This Cache includes the following:

Level Material Experience
70 Stormguard steel 56.4

Research

There is only 1 Research location within the South-West Islands. Keep in mind that you only need to have access to a Research Team to study the area. For the team to complete their research, however, you will need the appropriate level.

  1. The Aetherium Giant
    • Requirement: 98 Archaeology
    • Study: War golem arm (accessed via flight with a wingsuit v2 or better)
    • Rewards: 1,333 Archaeology experience and Opulent wine goblet (damaged)

Mysteries

There are no Mysteries in this section of the Stormguard Citadel.


Other

On this island of the Stormguard Citadel is an Inactive portal platform that can be charged using 20 unnoted Quintessence. Charging this portal will allow you to teleport to any of the other portal platforms, including the one located Outside of the Citadel. It can be charged at 76 Archaeology and 70 Divination, doing so will award you with 2,500 Divination experience. There are a total of 4 portals throughout the Citadel, meaning you will need 80 Quintessence total to charge all of them. Charging all 4 portals will complete the "Any Port in a Storm" Achievement.



South-East Islands


South East

Hotspots

On the South-East section of Stormguard Citadel, you can find the following Hotspots:

Level Hotspot Artefacts Materials
Experience Item Experience Item
111 Flight research debris 1,446 - Flat cap (damaged)
- Night owl flight goggles (damaged)
130 - Armadylean yellow
- Leather scraps
- Orthenglass
- Samite silk

Caches

There are no Caches in this section of the Stormguard Citadel.


Research

There are no Research locations in this section of the Stormguard Citadel.


Mysteries

There is 1 Mystery which can be progressed within the South-East Islands section. For more information on how to complete these Mysteries, please see the Archaeology Mysteries Guide.

  1. Wing Out
    • Requirements: 76 Archaeology
    • Basic Details: Upgrade your Wingsuit to v3 (1 upgrade is on this Island)
    • Reward: 9,300 Archaeology experience

Other

On this island of the Stormguard Citadel is an Inactive portal platform that can be charged using 20 unnoted Quintessence. Charging this portal will allow you to teleport to any of the other portal platforms, including the one located Outside of the Citadel. It can be charged at 76 Archaeology and 70 Divination, doing so will award you with 2,500 Divination experience. There are a total of 4 portals throughout the Citadel, meaning you will need 80 Quintessence total to charge all of them. Charging all 4 portals will complete the "Any Port in a Storm" Achievement.



Dayguard Tower


Dayguard

You will need to have a Wingsuit v2 to access this island.



Hotspots

On the Dayguard Tower section of Stormguard Citadel, you can find the following Hotspots:

Level Hotspot Artefacts Materials
Experience Item Experience Item
95 Keshik tower debris 741 - Dayguard shield (damaged)
- Stormguard gerege (damaged)
66.6 - Goldrune
- Stormguard steel
- White oak
- Wings of War

Caches

In addition to Hotspots, there is 1 type of Cache located here. Collecting Materials from this cache will also give you soil. This Cache includes the following:

Level Material Experience
70 Wings of War 56.4

Research

There are no Research locations in this section of the Stormguard Citadel.


Mysteries

There is 1 Mystery which can potentially be completed within the Dayguard Tower section. For more information on how to complete these Mysteries, please see the Archaeology Mysteries Guide.

  1. Wing Out
    • Requirements: 76 Archaeology
    • Basic Details: Upgrade your Wingsuit to v3 (1 upgrade is on this Island)
    • Reward: 9,300 Archaeology experience


North-East Islands


North East

You will need to have a Wingsuit v2 to access this island.



Hotspots

There are no Hotspots in this section of the Stormguard Citadel.



Caches

On the North-East Island, there are 2 types of Cache located here. Collecting Materials from this cache will also give you soil. This Cache includes the following:

Level Material Experience
85 Aetherium alloy 56.5
91 Quintessence 92.9

Research

There are no Research locations in this section of the Stormguard Citadel.



Mysteries

There are no Mysteries in this section of the Stormguard Citadel.


Other

On this island of the Stormguard Citadel is an Inactive portal platform that can be charged using 20 unnoted Quintessence. Charging this portal will allow you to teleport to any of the other portal platforms, including the one located Outside of the Citadel. It can be charged at 76 Archaeology and 70 Divination, doing so will award you with 2,500 Divination experience. There are a total of 4 portals throughout the Citadel, meaning you will need 80 Quintessence total to charge all of them. Charging all 4 portals will complete the "Any Port in a Storm" Achievement.



Nightguard Tower


Nightguard

You will need to have a Wingsuit v2 to access this island.



Hotspots

On the Nightguard Tower section of Stormguard Citadel, you can find the following Hotspots:

Level Hotspot Artefacts Materials
Experience Item Experience Item
103 Keshik weapon rack 1,058 - Blackfire lance (damaged)
- Nightguard shield (damaged)
95.2 - Aetherium alloy
- Quintessence
- Stormguard steel
- Wings of War

Caches

In addition to Hotspots, there is 1 type of Cache located here. Collecting Materials from this cache will also give you soil. This Cache includes the following:

Level Material Experience
70 Wings of War 56.4

Research

There is only 1 Research location within the Nightguard Tower. Keep in mind that you only need to have access to a Research Team to study the area. For the team to complete their research, however, you will need the appropriate level.

  1. Night and Day
    • Requirement: 95 Archaeology
    • Study: Keshik coat of arms on the South side of the tower
    • Rewards: 20,238 Archaeology experience and Stormguard gerege (damaged)

Mysteries

There is 1 Mystery which can be potentially completed within the Nightguard Tower section. For more information on how to complete these Mysteries, please see the Archaeology Mysteries Guide.

  1. Wing Out
    • Requirements: 76 Archaeology
    • Basic Details: Upgrade your Wingsuit to v3 (1 upgrade is on this Island)
    • Reward: 9,300 Archaeology experience


Howl's Workshop


Coming Soon!

You will need to have a Wingsuit v3 and a Stormguard gerege to access this island. To reach it, you will need to interact with the Gravetational core located between the North-West and South-West islands.



Hotspots

On Howl's Workshop section of Stormguard Citadel, you can find the following Hotspots:

Level Hotspot Artefacts Materials
Experience Item Experience Item
112 Aetherium forge 1,497 - Prototype godbow (damaged)
- Prototype godstaff (damaged)
- Prototype godsword (damaged)
135 - Aetherium alloy
- Goldrune
- Quintessence
- Wings of War
118 Howl's workshop debris 1,761 - Chuluu stone (damaged)
- Quintessence counter (damaged)
- Spherical astrolabe (damaged)
158 - Aetherium alloy
- Armadylean yellow
- Quintessence
- Soapstone

Caches

In addition to Hotspots, there is 1 type of Cache located here. Collecting Materials from this cache will also give you soil. This Cache includes the following:

Level Material Experience
91 Quintessence 92.9

Research

There are 2 Research locations within Howl's Workshop. Keep in mind that you only need to have access to a Research Team to study the area. For the team to complete their research, however, you will need the appropriate level.

  1. Back to the Drawing Board
  2. Howling Man
    • Requirement: 118 Archaeology
    • Study: Theoretical blueprints inside of the workshop
    • Rewards: 69,904 Archaeology experience and Chuluu stone (damaged)

Mysteries

There is 1 Mystery which can be completed within Howl's Workshop. For more information on how to complete these Mysteries, please see the Archaeology Mysteries Guide.

  1. Howl's Floating Workshop

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