North Ice Cave (The Center)

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Northern Ice Cave
North Ice Cave Room2a.jpg
Cave in the Northern Snow Biome of The Center.
Location
The Center Topographic Map.jpg
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.png 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.png Allosaurus Limited Yes
Ankylosaurus.png Ankylosaurus Limited Yes
Archaeopteryx.png Archaeopteryx Limited No
  •  Can be carried in and out by player.
Argentavis.png 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.png Arthropluera Limited Yes
Baryonyx.png Baryonyx Excellent Yes
  •  No chance of drowning.
Beelzebufo.png Beelzebufo Excellent Yes
  •  No chance of drowning.
Carbonemys.png Carbonemys Excellent Yes
  •  No chance of drowning.
Carnotaurus.png Carno Limited Yes
Giant Beaver.png Castoroides Excellent Yes
  •  No chance of drowning.
Chalicotherium.png Chalicotherium Limited Yes
Compy.png Compy Limited No
  •  Can keep one on shoulder or bring a whole pack.
Daeodon.png Daeodon Limited Yes
Dilophosaur.png Dilophosaur Limited No
Dimetrodon.png Dimetrodon Limited No
Dimorphodon.png Dimorphodon Limited No
  •  Can keep one on shoulder or bring a whole flock.
Diplocaulus.png Diplocaulus Excellent Yes
  •  No chance of drowning.
Direbear.png Direbear Limited Yes
Direwolf.png Direwolf Limited Yes
Dodo.png Dodo Limited No
  •  Can be carried in and out by player.
Doedicurus.png Doedicurus Limited Yes
Dung Beetle.png Dung Beetle Limited No
  •  Can be carried in and out by player.
Equus.png Equus Limited Yes
Gallimimus.png Gallimimus Limited Yes
Gigantopithecus.png Gigantopithecus Limited Yes
Ichthyornis.png Ichthyornis Limited No
  •  Can be carried in and out by player.
Iguanodon.png Iguanodon Limited Yes
Jerboa.png Jerboa Limited No
  •  Can be carried in and out by player.
Kairuku.png Kairuku Excellent No
  •  No chance of drowning. 
  •  Can be carried in and out by player.
Kaprosuchus.png Kaprosuchus Excellent Yes
  •  No chance of drowning.
Kentrosaurus.png Kentrosaurus Limited No
Lymantria.png 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.png Lystrosaurus Limited No
Mammoth.png Mammoth Limited Yes
Mantis.png Mantis Limited Yes
Megaloceros.png Megaloceros Limited Yes
Megalosaurus.png Megalosaurus Limited Yes
Mesopithecus.png Mesopithecus Limited No
  •  Can be carried on shoulder.
Microraptor.png Microraptor Limited No
  •  Can be carried in and out by player.
Morellatops.png Morellatops Limited Yes
Onyc.png Onyc Limited No
  •  Cannot enter underwater tunnels.
Oviraptor.png Oviraptor Limited No
Ovis.png Ovis Limited Yes
Pachy.png Pachy Limited Yes
Pachyrhinosaurus.png Pachyrhinosaurus Limited Yes
Parasaur.png Parasaur Limited Yes
Pelagornis.png 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.png Phiomia Limited Yes
Procoptodon.png Procoptodon Limited Yes
Pteranodon.png 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.png Purlovia Limited No
Quetzal.png 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.png Raptor Limited Yes
Rex.png Rex Limited Yes
  •  Cannot pass underwater tunnels.
Sabertooth.png Sabertooth Limited Yes
Sarco.png Sarco Excellent Yes
  •  No chance of drowning.
Scorpion.png Scorpion Limited Yes
Spider.png Spider Limited Yes
Spinosaur.png 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
Stegosaurus.png Stego Limited Yes
Tapejara.png 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.png Terror Bird Limited Yes
Therizinosaur.png Therizinosaurus Limited Yes
Thorny Dragon.png Thorny Dragon Limited Yes
Thylacoleo.png 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.png Trike Limited Yes
Troodon.png Troodon Limited No
Vulture.png Vulture Limited No
  •  Can be carried on shoulder.
Woolly Rhinoceros.png Woolly Rhino Limited Yes
Wyvern.png 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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