North Ice Cave (The Center)

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Northern Ice Cave
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Cave in the Northern Snow Biome of The Center.
Interior Map

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Location
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Entrance(s)
18.7° Lat, 29.7° Lon
Loot
Artifact of the Clever.png
Artifact of the Clever
19.2° Lat, 24.2° Lon
Artifact of the Devourer.png
Artifact of the Devourer
24.0° Lat, 26.1° Lon

This cold cave features a rather lengthy underwater area at the entrance that must be traversed in order to reach the cave proper. It is extremely difficult to make the swim without a full set of SCUBA. Once inside the water, there are two main passageways leading to each artifact.

Note: Do NOT attempt to get the Artifact of the Clever without bringing Grappling Hooks. You will be trapped in the cave.

The Artifact of the Devourer is found down the higher of the two submerged passages (it is wider with no stalactites at the opening itself). After a lengthy swim, you will surface at a large cavern with high ceilings and ruined columns. Advanced through this cave up either of two staircases to reach the artifact.

The Artifact of the Clever is found down the lower of the two submerged passages (it has more stalactites around the opening, which is easy to miss). At the end of a long swim, you will come to a large room surrounded by ancient columns. A tunnel leads away from the room that branches into an upper and lower path. The upper path loops back to the large room with the columns, while the lower path takes you to a sheer drop-off. You must Parachute or Grapple down the hole to reach the Artifact. Do NOT take any mounts down the drop-off as they WILL be trapped. Follow the cave to the large artifact room while avoiding the water. After you retrieve the artifact, double back to the drop-off. You will need to climb back out from the way you came with your Grappling Hooks.

Dangers[edit | edit source]

  • Extreme Cold
  • Dangerous Heights
  • Risk of drowning
  • Entrapment

Recommended Equipment[edit | edit source]

Tips / Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Watch your step; as soon as you enter the cave, there is a ridge with a high drop to the left of the cave.
  • There is a drop-off inside the cave (on the way to the Artifact of the Clever) where you won't be able to walk mounts out of. Should you take mounts down, you will either have to build a ramp or leave them there.
  • The same drop-off will require you to use a Grappling Hook or build a very tall structure to exit the cave with the artifact.
  • Castoroides makes an excellent animal to bring into the cave, as it can traverse the land portions but also make the underwater passages without drowning. Be sure to bring Sweet Vegetable Cakes and plenty of berries or other food for the beaver. If you bring metal ingots and fiber you'll also be able to repair your fur armor as you go using the saddle (hides and pelts can be harvested in the cave).

Creatures[edit | edit source]

Compatible Tamed Creatures[edit | edit source]

Warnings:

  • Any creature with an Oxygen stat (except for Castoroides) has a very high chance of drowning during the underwater portion. (Shoulder-mounts will not drown as long as they remain on your shoulder.)
  • Any creature (excluding shoulder-mounts) taken into the 'descent' on the way to the Artifact of the Clever will be trapped unless you are able to build an Elevator or large ramp (Requires AllowCaveBuildingPvE for PvE servers.)

This table is incomplete.
You can help us by adding the tamed creatures you know can enter the cave. If the creature can't enter, please exclude it.

Accessibility Ratings:

  • Excellent: Full-Cave Access (Entrance-to-Artifact)
  • Limited: Can Access Portions of the Cave Safely
  • Not Recommended: Can Get Stuck/Unable to Leave Cave
Creature Accessibility Rideable Notes
Allosaurus Limited Yes
Ankylosaurus Limited Yes
Archaeopteryx Limited No
  •  Can be carried in and out by player.
Argentavis Limited Unofficial/
Single-Player
  •  Cannot enter underwater tunnels. 
  •  Official Servers: Cannot mount in cave. 
  •  Unofficial/Single-Player: Requires server setting -ForceAllowCaveFlyers to mount.
Arthropluera Limited Yes
Baryonyx Excellent Yes
  •  No chance of drowning.
Beelzebufo Excellent Yes
  •  No chance of drowning.
Carbonemys Excellent Yes
  •  No chance of drowning.
Carno Limited Yes
Castoroides Excellent Yes
  •  No chance of drowning.
Chalicotherium Limited Yes
Compy Limited No
  •  Can keep one on shoulder or bring a whole pack.
Daeodon Limited Yes
Dilophosaur Limited No
Dimetrodon Limited No
Dimorphodon Limited No
  •  Can keep one on shoulder or bring a whole flock.
Diplocaulus Excellent Yes
  •  No chance of drowning.
Direbear Limited Yes
Direwolf Limited Yes
Dodo Limited No
  •  Can be carried in and out by player.
Doedicurus Limited Yes
Dung Beetle Limited No
  •  Can be carried in and out by player.
Equus Limited Yes
Gallimimus Limited Yes
Gigantopithecus Limited Yes
Ichthyornis Limited No
  •  Can be carried in and out by player.
Iguanodon Limited Yes
Jerboa Limited No
  •  Can be carried in and out by player.
Kairuku Excellent No
  •  No chance of drowning. 
  •  Can be carried in and out by player.
Kaprosuchus Excellent Yes
  •  No chance of drowning.
Kentrosaurus Limited No
Lymantria Limited Unofficial/
Single-Player
  •  Cannot enter underwater tunnels. 
  •  Official Servers: Cannot mount in cave. 
  •  Unofficial/Single-Player: Requires server setting -ForceAllowCaveFlyers to mount.
Lystrosaurus Limited No
Mammoth Limited Yes
Mantis Limited Yes
Megaloceros Limited Yes
Megalosaurus Limited Yes
Mesopithecus Limited No
  •  Can be carried on shoulder.
Microraptor Limited No
  •  Can be carried in and out by player.
Morellatops Limited Yes
Onyc Limited No
  •  Cannot enter underwater tunnels.
Oviraptor Limited No
Ovis Limited Yes
Pachy Limited Yes
Pachyrhinosaurus Limited Yes
Parasaur Limited Yes
Pelagornis Limited Unofficial/
Single-Player
  •  Cannot enter underwater tunnels. 
  •  Official Servers: Cannot mount in cave. 
  •  Unofficial/Single-Player: Requires server setting -ForceAllowCaveFlyers to mount.
Phiomia Limited Yes
Procoptodon Limited Yes
Pteranodon Limited Unofficial/
Single-Player
  •  Cannot enter underwater tunnels. 
  •  Official Servers: Cannot mount in cave. 
  •  Unofficial/Single-Player: Requires server setting -ForceAllowCaveFlyers to mount.
Purlovia Limited No
Quetzal Limited Unofficial/
Single-Player
  •  Cannot enter underwater tunnels. 
  •  Official Servers: Cannot mount in cave. 
  •  Unofficial/Single-Player: Requires server setting -ForceAllowCaveFlyers to mount.
Raptor Limited Yes
Rex Limited Yes
  •  Cannot pass underwater tunnels.
Sabertooth Limited Yes
Sarco Excellent Yes
  •  No chance of drowning.
Scorpion Limited Yes
Spider Limited Yes
Spino Limited Yes
  •  Low chance of drowning. 
  •  Wild creatures here will not attack unless attacked first.  
  •  Can not fit into tunnel leading to Artifact of the Clever however can access the Artifact of the Devourer
Stego Limited Yes
Tapejara Limited Unofficial/
Single-Player
  •  Cannot enter underwater tunnels. 
  •  Official Servers: Cannot mount in cave. 
  •  Unofficial/Single-Player: Requires server setting -ForceAllowCaveFlyers to mount.
Terror Bird Limited Yes
Therizinosaur Limited Yes
Thorny Dragon Limited Yes
Thylacoleo Excellent Yes
  •  High base oxygen and a fast swimmer with excellent maneuverability.  
  •  Please note it is NOT ABLE to climb back out of the descent to the Clever. v257.54 Tested, was able to climb out but tricky.
Trike Limited Yes
Troodon Limited No
Vulture Limited No
  •  Can be carried on shoulder.
Woolly Rhino Limited Yes
Wyvern Limited Unofficial/
Single-Player
  •  Cannot enter underwater tunnels. 
  •  Official Servers: Cannot mount in cave. 
  •  Unofficial/Single-Player: Requires server setting -ForceAllowCaveFlyers to mount.

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