can be merged with Research
Artifacts are objects included in the Thaumecraft 2 mod that serve little purpose but research. They can be researched for discoveries and new technology. They are found occasionally from monster drops and also in battle towers and the room under the Eldritch Monolith. Some are much more common then others like the human skull for example. Some are rarer like the ancient seal.
Their sole purpose is research. To research you need a Quaesitum. You can research anything, but Artifacts give you a far greater chance of a breakthrough than normal items. When researched it gives infromation that you can use for your own purposes. See Research for more info on that.
IMPORTANT NOTE: when you die, the research you did will be gone.
The only other use of Artifacts are aesthetic purposes.
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