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What is the Ancient Device? Where can it be found and how it is used in the Desolate Sands (Act 2)? Can it be used multiple times? (How else can I experience its possibilities?)

Ancient Device achievement

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The Ancient Device is a random event. It takes up a large area of the Desolate Sands, as per the screenshots below.

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Of the possibilities thrown up by the device, some are dungeons (like The Veiled Treasure), and some will likely be other affects.

Possibilities (so far):

  1. The Veiled Treasure (dungeon)
  2. Appearance of several Vile Swarm (monster)
  3. Diseased Bodies (monster)
  4. The Fowl Lair (dungeon)
  5. Resplendent Chest
  6. A boss minion with several skeleton (monster)
  7. Many piles of gold
  8. Ancient urn
  9. Chest (normal) 10.Eranutet (purple named monster)
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I will add to the list at the end as I come across them. Others should feel free to add to it as well – Albort Jun 5 '12 at 12:58
The list can be seen at where the a small farming guide is available aswell. – Riil Jun 7 '12 at 8:43

I just randomly found this today on a plateau like area in the middle of the Desolate Sands. You can use it once then you need to find it again after reloading the level.

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