Blackthorn's Dungeon is in the basement of Blackthorn Castle on the north side the Britain. Hunting in Blackthorn's Dungeon drops Minax Artifacts into the player's backpack which can be turned into an NPC at the top of the stairs at the entrance to the dungeon. The Blackthorn Artifacts rewards that can be redeemed mimic the properties of other Artifacts from other systems in game.
Blackthorn Artifacts are reskinned versions of other artifacts that append Bearing the Crest of Blackthorn to the end of the item name. Blackthorn Artifacts are identical (in nearly all cases) to other artifacts currently available; however, they use a different art type. They include new versions of: Lieutenant of The Britannian Royal Guard, Quiver of Infinity, Rune Beetle Carapace, Cloak Of Death, Cloak Of Life, Cloak Of Power, Cloak Of Silence, Conjurer's Garb, Mystic's Garb, Shroud of the Condemned, Folded Steel Reading Glasses, Mace and Shield Reading Glasses, Night Eyes, Crimson Cincture, and Tangle. Blackthorn Artifacts also introduced the Epaulette--a new wearable that occupies the robe slot.
Blackthorn Artifacts come in several different art types. The equipment slot is the same as the artifact on which the Blackthorn artifact is based; however, it is not possible to obtain a Blackthorn artifact in the same art type as the artifact on which it is based. For instance, one cannot obtain a Blackthorn artifact based on the Lieutenant of The Britannian Royal Guard in the form of a sash; it is only available as a Gargish sash, Surcoat, or Tunic.
|Equipment Slot||Art Type|
|Chest Slot||Gargish Stone chest, Gargish Platemail chest, Dragon breastplate, Ringmail tunic, Chainmail tunic, Plate tunic|
|Robe Slot||Hooded robe, Gargish robe, Gargish fancy robe, Gargish epaulette, Epaulette, Plain dress, Gilded dress, Fancy dress, Male kimono, Female kimono, Robe|
|Head Slot||Gargish Glasses, Plate Helm, Norse Helm, Circlet, Royal Circlet, Jester Hat, Tricorne, Bandana, Skullcap, Gargish Earrings, Feathered hat, Wizard hat|
|Back Slot||Gargish cloth wing armour, Cloak|
|Belt Slot||Gargish half apron, Obi, Woodland belt, Leather ninja belt|
|Sash Slot||Doublet, Gargish sash, Surcoat, Tunic|
Blackthorn Artifacts are obtained from an Agent of the Crown. Double-clicking the Agent of the Crown opens the rewards dialog. Credits toward a Blackthorn Artifact are earned by turning in Minax artifacts. Minax artifacts are obtained as a reward for slaying creatures inside the Castle Blackthorn Dungeon. Minax Artifact drop rates are influenced by luck . The number of credits ranges from ten to one-hundred based on the particular Blackthorn Artifact.
|Item Type||Properties||Based on||Points Cost|
|Decorative Shard Shield Deed||None||none||10|
|Chest Armor||MI 10 MR 3 LMC 15%
Lower Requirements 100%,
|Rune Beetle Carapace||25|
|Back Slot||DCI 5%||Quiver of Infinity||25|
|Robe Slot||Int +5 HPI 3||Shroud of the Condemned||25|
|Head Slot||DCI 10% Nightsight, FCR3
|Head Slot||HLD 30%, Str 10 Dex 5
|Mace and Shield Reading Glasses||50|
|Head Slot||Str +8 Nightsight DCI 15%
|Folded Steel Reading Glasses||50|
|Robe Slot||MI 5 LMC1%||Mystic's Garb||50|
|Robe Slot||Stealth +10||Cloak Of Silence||75|
|Robe Slot||Str +2 Int +2 Dex Bonus 2||Cloak Of Power||75|
|Robe Slot||HPI 3 HPR 1||Cloak Of Life||75|
|Robe Slot||HCI 3% DCI 3% SDI 3%||Cloak Of Death||75|
|Sash Slot||Int +5 MR 2 LRC 10%||Lieutenant of The Britannian Royal Guard||100|
|Robe Slot||MR 2 Luck 140 DCI 5%||Conjurer's Garb||100|
|Belt Slot||Int +10 MR 2 DCI 5%||Tangle||100|
|Belt Slot||Dex +5 HPI 10 HPR 2||Crimson Cincture||100|
Blackthorn Artifacts and the associated Minax artifacts were introduced in Publish 84 in late October, 2013. Minax artifacts were initially obtained by killing town invaders, but they can now be obtained from all areas of Castle Blackthorn Dungeon.