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Collectibles and Collecting: Relics

The Sims 3: World Adventures Walkthrough and Guide

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Collectibles and Collecting: Relics

The collection item that is exclusively travel-related, Relics are basically old stuff you can find in tombs... Relics can be bought and sold from the Relic Merchant in destination as well as be found in tombs, and they come in different values (there is a Lifetime Reward to improve your chances of getting really valuable ones). Their value is really two base values: the value it has intrinsically when found, and the value that it has after your Sim analyzes it -- but be aware that often the process of analyzing a Relic leads to a lowering of its value!

Once a relic is collected, your Sim can sell it or add it to their home collection, putting it on display. If they choose to analyze the Relic, your Sim will learn its actual value -- either good or bad...

Relics come in four variates: Ancient, Antique, Contemporary, and Old. Antique and Ancient Relics tend to be worth more than usual, while Contemporary Relics are worth less. Old Relics tend to have a consistent value, being worth about the same as their original value when found.

There are two special items that you should be aware of: The Tear of Horus, which is bought from the Special Merchant in Egypt and that reveals dig site locations on the map. The second item is Pangu's Axe, which is found in the Shang Simla tomb, and can be used to smash giant boulders.

A Large Relic Collection and Display

There are 9 known Relic Collections:

Canopic Jars (Egypt)

-- Canopic Jar of the Cat

-- Canopic Jar of the Eagle

-- Little Pharao Canopic Jar

-- Mummified Canopic Jar

-- Weeping Canopic Jar

Chinese Tombs

-- Symbol of the Annex of the Resolute Fist

-- Symbol of Dong Huo's Treasure Trove

-- Symbol of the Halls of the Lost Army

-- Symbol of the Hot Springs Cave

-- Symbol of Pangu's Haven

-- Symbol of the Market Caverns

-- Symbol of the Resolute Fist Retreat

-- Symbol of the Temple of the Dragon

-- Symbol of the Tomb of the First Emperor

Chinese Vases (China)

-- Vase of Amin

-- Vase of Barooka

-- Vase of the Dragon

-- Vase of the Empress

-- Vase of Life

-- Vase of Maroof

-- Vase of Nebu

-- Vase of Nosylla

Dangerous Creatures

-- Fearless Gargoyle (France)

-- Fu-dog (China)

-- Statue of Ammit (Egypt)

-- Statue of Anubis (Egypt)

Dropa Stones

-- Dropa Stone of the Endless Sands (Egypt)

-- Dropa Stone of the Enlightened (Egypt)

-- Dropa Stone of the Fleur (France)

-- Dropa Stone of the Sky (China)

-- Dropa Stone of the Stars (France)

-- Dropa Stone of the Vortex (China)

Egyptian Tombs

-- Sigil of James Vaughan's Command Center (1 Quarry View Place)

-- Sigil of Queen Hatshepsut (The Temple of Queen Hatshepsut)

-- Sigil of the Ancient Library (20 West Riverview Place)

-- Sigil of the Bazaar Basement (Al Simhara Market)

-- Sigil of the Copper Quarry (Copper Quarry)

-- Sigil of the Criminal Headquarters (10 East Riverview Place)

-- Sigil of the Den of the Lost Souls (7 Marketview Place)

-- Sigil of the Sanctuary of Horus (Abu Simbel)

-- Sigil of the Soulpeace Chambers (The Great Sphinx)

-- Sigil of the Tomb of Discovery (Tomb of Discovery)

-- Sigil of the Tomb of the Burning Sands (Pyramid of the Burning Sands)

-- Sigil of the Tomb of the Desert Ocean

-- Sigil of the Tomb of the Rock (Pyramid of the Burning Sands)

A Small Relic Collection and Display

French Tombs

-- Signet of King's Burial Ground (Forgotten Burial Ground)

-- Signet of Le Chateau du Landgraab

-- Signet of Smugglers Cavern (Forgotten Burial Ground)

-- Signet of the Maze of the High Ruler (Forgotten Burial Ground)

-- Signet of the Museum Catacombs

-- Signet of the Nectary Cellars

-- Signet of the Tomb of Isael

-- Signet of the Tomb of Jean Nectaux

-- Signet of Tuatha's Garden

Gold Figurines (Egypt)

-- Horus of the Sky

-- Seth of the Desert

-- Statue of the Cobra

-- Sultan of the Sphinx

Zodiac Animals (China)

-- Green Dragon

-- Snake of Simhara

-- Wandering Tiger of Baroo

No matter what the status of your ongoing Relic Collections, there is nothing that makes a Collections and Trophy Room pop-out better than putting your Relics on display as part of your collection! Once they are "collected" they are ticked-off of the official list anyway, so it is not as if you need to carry them with you in your inventory until a collection is officially completed, so adding them as part of the decoration of your home seems like a given (and a great idea) to us!

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Comments for Collectibles and Collecting: Relics

2 comments, latest first.
Apr 9th 2013 Guest
how do I sell my relics?
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Aug 16th 2012 Guest
Hello! I'm trying to decorate my Sim's house with different relics. It's easy to do with the ordinary ones, but I'm unable to do it with the relics in the different collections. It seems like I can place them, but the marker won't let go. What do I do wrong?
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