Is this Distractions and Diversions Safe to play?:
Skills Required:
Level 85 in one of the following:
Quests Required:
Starting Point:
Secret lab on Anachronia.
To Start:
Pull the lever on the incubator.
Getting Started:

Gathering Materials

Before you can get started, Kerapac's Lab needs a bit of spring cleaning. While you're working at the different nodes, you'll gather four essential materials - and as a bonus, you'll get some XP for your efforts. Each node provides material and XP for a different skill.

Node Material XP Type
Scrap Metal Smithing
Nicknacks Invention
Anima Nuggets Runecrafting
Dragonflesh Crafting

There are 12 nodes in total. Each one randomly cycles between one of the four materials and a blank slate - so you'll have to carefully pick the right one for the material you're after. Luckily, there's more than enough for everyone in the lab to work on the same nodes at one time.

There's also the chance that your rummaging will awaken an effigy remnant, a burst of pure energy left over from the creation process. If you can get it to sit still, you'll be able to harvest XP and materials from it at a much higher rate.

Lastly, you'll need an effigy casing, which you can grab from the node at the centre of the room.

Effigy Creation

Once you've gathered your materials, you can make your way over to the workbench, where you'll get to try your hand at shaping an effigy. You'll need 20 of any material to take on this particular craft project, but at the end you'll be left with your very own uncharged effigy.

Then it's finally time to fire up the incubator! Your mysterious assistant will call the shots here - just follow their instructions and you'll have the machine up and running in no time. Depending on the material you collected, you'll get one of the following effigies:

Effigy Type Material Requirement Skill Requirement
Explosive 20 Scrap Metal 85 Smithing
Unstable 20 Nicknacks 85 Invention
Erratic 20 Anima Nuggets 85 Runecrafting
Volatile 20 Dragonflesh 85 Crafting

Creating and incubating effigies will net you a nice bundle of XP in the appropriate skill.

When you're done, all that's left is to take your new little buddy out into the world…


Effigies cannot be bought, sold, or traded to other players in any way. They can't be alchemised, either.

The good news is that they do work with the Brooch of the Gods, just like urns do. Further Research

You'll be able to create new effigies once a month, when your assistant gets the incubator up and running. It's only available for a limited amount of time, so you'll need to make as many effigies as you can while you've got the chance!

If you come back to the lab while the incubator is down, you can still collect extra materials to trade for Incubator Points, which you can spend on up to 10 ready-made effigies.

Lastly, you'll want to check back in at least once a month to keep up with your assistant's research. Kerapac and his fellow dragonkin had more than one secret up their sleeves, and the more time you spend in the lab, the more you'll learn.

For the Livestream discussion of this coming activity, see here


After completing the D&D you should have at least 1 new empty effigy. Optimally you will have several, but we don't judge based on speed. These empty effigies now crave just one thing: knowledge! As you make your way around the world, your effigy will watch and learn as you train specific skills - see table below.

Effigy Type Skills Reward
Explosive Cooking, Fishing, Mining, Woodcutting Effigy star
Unstable Divination, Farming, Hunter, Runecrafting Effigy star
Erratic Divination, Farming, Hunter, Runecrafting Effigy lamp
Volatile Cooking, Fishing, Mining, Woodcutting Effigy lamp

Once they've absorbed a hefty 60,000 XP, they'll become full and you can obtain either a Effigy star or an Effigy lamp (depending on the type of effigy) by cracking it open. Note that there is a chance that these may upgrade to a Dragonkin star or Dragonkin lamp, respectively.

To make filling them a little easier, up to 1,000 of each type of empty effigy can be stored in a Brooch of the Gods. This allows you to carry many effigies at once so that you are always ready to start a new one as soon as your current effigy fills.

This Distraction/Diversion Guide was written by ChathMurrpau.
This Distraction/Diversion Guide was entered into the database on Sat, Sep 12, 2020, at 04:00:09 PM by Chath, and it was last updated on Fri, Sep 18, 2020, at 11:19:12 AM by Alk12.

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