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Dino Excavation Site Event! - September 2018
Level up this table to earn Dino boat parts!

Dino Table Promo

The seagulls find another drafting table and Keani asks Finn to help find the different parts of the Archaeology Ark. You will need to use certain items to level up the Site (similar principle to previous build events).

How to get

The Dino Excavation Site is available from September 8th 17h UTC (18h BST) and the event runs until September 18th 04h UTC (05h BST).

Event pre-requisites: You must have repaired the Bazaar and "met" Pike in order to start the Dino Excavation Site event.

You can place the base of the Site on your island by dragging it in from the game's build menu (free).

Levelling Up and Rewards

To upgrade your Excavation Site you must "feed" it with the following special items :
Dino Digging ShovelDino Shovel (made at the Blacksmith), Dino SnacksDino Snack (made at Arr’Bucks), and Excavation SuppliesDino Excavation Tools which are mainly earned by completing TradePost (and some Dock) orders.

The make times and heart rewards for these items are shown below :

Item Time to make Reputation Reward gain/h
Dino Shovel Dino Digging Shovel 5 min 10 120
Dino Snack Dino Snacks 1 hour 100 100
Dino Excavation Tools Excavation Supplies -- 75 --
Dino Sundries Dino Sundries n/a 1000 n/a

Note: Standard make times without Mill Mastery upgrades.
Note: Heart values for manufactured items may be reduced while the "Short Build Time" booster is active.

The special booster item is also available :

Dino Teeth Dino Teef are required to buy items at the Bazaar and are obtained :

  • From Dock and TradePost trades (sometimes)
  • From wildlife and treasure chests (sometimes)
  • When another Trademaster drops a Hammer and ChiselDino Chisel onto your Excavation Site, 20 Reputation, 10 Dino Teef and 25 Social
  • When you drop a Hammer and ChiselDino Chisel on another Trademaster's Excavation Site, 50 Dino Teef and 25 Social

Each time you supply materials to your Excavation Site you will receive Gold and Goodwill rewards.
Each time you level up your Excavation Site you will receive various rewards (see below).

Important : Share your Hammer and ChiselDino Chisel tools with other TradeMasters (see Hammer and Chisel page to see how to do this).

Relationship Levels

Level Reputation for next level Rewards for *completing* level Dino Chisel
start n/a 3x Excavation SuppliesDino Excavation Tools -
1 250 Archaeology Ark Hull BYOS hull dino 2
2 500 2x Primo Pet TreatsPetFood 2
3 1000 2x Ghost DoubloonGhost Doublon 2
4 1,500 Archaeology Ark Dino Print Sail BYOS sail z 2
5 2,000 2x Pearl 2
6 2,500 2x Bronze Pet TicketBronze Ticket 2
7 3,000 Archaeology Ark Ancient Amber decoration BYOS frills dino amber 2
8 3,500 3x Primo Pet TreatsPetFood 2
9 4,000 3x Ghost DoubloonGhost Doublon 2
10 5,000 Archaeology Ark Dino Figurehead BYOS fhead dino 2
11 6,000 3x Pearl 2
12 7,000 3x Bronze Pet TicketBronze Ticket 2
13 8,000 100xGems 2
14 9,000 Archaeology Ark Dino Egg topper BYOS toppers dinoEgg 5
15 max level n/a n/a

Archaeology Ark preview :
DinoBoat preview

Fix up your Tyrannosaurs-wreck!

Get to work on your Excavation Site to find the Dino boat parts! The site starts as a patch of bare earth. Dig out each of the eight areas to reveal a dino skull :

DES 1 DES 2 DES 3 4
Level 1 Level 2 Levels 3+4
DES 5 6 DES 7 8 DES 9 10
Levels 5+6 Levels 7+8 Levels 9+10
DES 11 12 DES 13 14 DES 15
Levels 11+12 Levels 13+14 Level 15

Character Dialogue

!!! Attention Spoiler !!! click "Expand" to view all dialogue =>

Keani: "Finn! The seagulls have scrounged up another drafting table. Can you help me get it onto the island?"
Finn: "Oh boy, I wonder what kind of map table it is this time!"

Finn: "This doesn't look like a normal drafting table Keani? What do you think it is?"
Keani: "It looks like an excavation site Finn!"
Finn: "Exca...what?"
Keani: "An excavation site! The seagulls are digging for something!"
Finn: "Let's help them gather supplies! What do you think they need?"
Keani: "They probably need some Shovels. Let's make them some at the Blacksmith!"
Finn: "With all that digging they will need some snacks, let's make them some Dino Snacks at the Arr' Bucks!"
Keani: "Let's be sure to keep an eye out for more Excavation Supplies at the Trade Post and Waterfront too!"

Keani: "Finn come quick, the seagulls dug something up!"
Finn: "That was fast, what is it?"
Keani: "It looks like the hull of an ancient dinosaur boat!"
Finn:"A DINOSAUR BOAT?!? Keep digging, seagulls! I bet there are more parts under all that dirt!"

Pike: "What be causing all this ruckus lass?"
Keani: "The seagulls have started an excavation site Pike. They are digging up an ancient dino boat!"
Pike: "A boat ye say? I see you'll be needing me expertise lassy."
Keani: "We can use all the help we can get! Can you help us collect some more Excavation Supplies from the Trade Post?"
Pike: "Yargh!"

Keani: "The seagulls are making great progress, Finn! They will have this boat excavated in no time!"
Finn: "I'm surprised they can use those {highlight:Excavation Supplies} so well with their wings."
Keani: "Well you know what they say. Seagulls uh....find a way."

Finn: "The seagulls found another dino boat part Keani!"
Keani: "That's great Finn, but it looks like they still need more supplies."
Finn: "I'm on it! I can't wait to ride on a DINOSAUR boat!"
Pike: "Keani, can ye lend me ye ear?"
Keani: "What's up Pike?"
Pike: "Has it occured to ye that the seagulls on Paradise Bay be a bit...odd?"
Keani: "Odd? What do you mean odd?"
Pike: "Most seagulls I've seen in me days don't be wearing hard hats..."

Wesley: "Ahoy Keani! That old sea dog Pike said you could use some assistance."
Keani: "Hey Wesley! We are digging up an ancient dinosaur boat, we could use your help gathering some supplies."
Wesley: "Dinosaur boat?! I'll have you know I consider myself a bit of a dino expert!"
Keani: "I didn't know you liked dinosaurs Wesley! What is your favorite one?"
Wesley: "Why I love them all! But my favorite is the Spinosaurus..or maybe the Brachiosaurus....hmmm no the Ankylosaurus...."
Keani: "I'm sorry I asked...."
Wesley: "I almost forgot the Iguanodon, oh oh oh and the Velociraptor! Allosaurus......."

Wesley: "Triceratops...Parasaurolophus....Tyrannosaurus rex...."
Pike: "Keani, what be wrong with Wesley? Did he take a long walk off a short pier and bump his noggin?"
Keani: "No, I accidently asked him what his favorite dinosaur is..."
Pike: "Mistakes be made."
Keani: "Well at any rate we should probably get back to work."
Wesley: "...Carnotaurus. Hey where did everyone go?"

Wesley: "Hey Pike what do dinosaurs use to remodel their kitchen floors?"
Pike: "..."
Wesley: "Rep-TILES! Haha get it?"
Pike: "Keani, you've created a monster..."

Wesley: "Everyone come quick! The seagulls finished the excavation!"
Finn: "Wow this is the coolest boat I've ever seen! Do you think dinosaurs used to sail the seas in this?"
Wesley: "More likely Paradise Bay's previous inhabitants Finn, I'm not sure dinosaurs would be very good at steering a boat."
Keani: "Wesley, as Paradise Bay's resident dino expert I think it's only fitting you keep this boat!"
Pike: "Yargh, take it lad. It don't be fitting me taste anyway."
Finn: "As long as you give me a ride in it whenever you want!"
Wesley: "That's mighty generous everyone. As thanks I'll tell you my theory on why the dinosaurs REALLY went extinct!"
Keani: "Oh I think I left my campfire on, I'd better check on it!"
Finn: "She might need help with that, I should follow her."
FWesley: "I guess it's just us two swashbucklers now eh Pike? So about that dinosaur theory..."
Pike: "Lad, I can't be pretending to give two doubloons bout this. Enjoy ye new boat. I'm off."

Special Promotions

Portrait-Keani
Tip:

If you want to maximise the number of special harvesters available you should purchase the additional paid/promotional harvesters AFTER collecting the 6 regular harvesters from the build bar (30xGems each). This way you can have 8 harvesters at once. If you buy the promotional harvesters first you can only have 6 harvesters at a time.

There are three special promotions for this event (price varies):
September 8th : A "Kickstart" bundle with 7x Dino SundriesDino Sundries (7000Reputation) for you Excavation Site and 2x Dino Excavation ToolboxDino Toolbox harvesters.
September 12th : A "Mid Event" Bundle with 4x Dino SundriesDino Sundries (4000Reputation) for your Excavation Site and 2x Dino Excavation ToolboxDino Toolbox harvesters.
September 16th : A "Last Chance" bundle with 8x Dino SundriesDino Sundries (8000Reputation) for your Excavation Site.
DES kickstart DES midevent DES lastchance

Special Bazaar Items

The Bronze Sticker Chest is available at the Bazaar during this event for 1200x Dino Teef. Current available stickers are:
Sticker monkey Sticker monkeyorange Sticker tapirpink Sticker tapirblue Sticker seahorsebrown Sticker seahorsepurple Sticker pelican Sticker chameleon Sticker kingCrab Sticker peacock Sticker queencrab Sticker lovebirds Sticker yearmonkey Sticker kraken Sticker panda Sticker bunny Sticker orca Sticker koala Sticker shark Sticker hippo Sticker pladypus Sticker tiger Sticker giraffe Sticker GhostBird Sticker PolarBear Sticker turkey Sticker flamingos Sticker Baby Chicks Sticker Hedgehog Orange Sticker kiwi Sticker MantaRay Sticker Tiger Shark Sticker Dolphin Sticker Lama Sticker bat Sticker Snowy Owl Sticker Arctic Fox Sticker White Tiger Sticker Flying Squirrel Valentine Sticker ermine Sticker duckling Sticker Orangutan Sticker Kitten
Caution: If you already have all of the above pets maxxed you will receive one of the random rewards per TradeFest Bonus Tiers.

The following decorations are also available, for 75x Dino Teef each :
Cactus SignDeco Roadsign, Box of FishDeco Fishbeer, Swampy LogDeco Swampy Log, Trees in SwampDeco Swampy Tree, Desert TorchDeco Desert Torch and Tribal MaskDeco Tribal Mask

After the event

Your Excavation Site will remain in place after the event ends (like previous build events).
You can "feed" your Site with 2x BoardBoard to obtain rewards (which will depend on the friendship level reached at the end of the event).
The waiting time before being able to feed again is also dependent on the friendship level reached at the end of the event :

Level Waiting Time
1 3 days
2 2 1/2 days
3 2 days
4 1 1/2 days
5 1 day
6 12 hours
7-12 10 hours


See also

Dino Excavation SiteDino Table, Dino Excavation ToolboxDino Toolbox, Hammer and ChiselDino Chisel, Excavation SuppliesDino Excavation Tools, Dino Digging ShovelDino Shovel, Dino SnacksDino Snack, Dino SundriesDino Sundries