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Quest Terrible Message
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Quest Trap Map
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Quest Mirage or Reality?
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Quest Was there ever a Curse?
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Quest Mummy Party
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Quest Pharaoh's Curse
Discovery in the DesertDark LegendsMysterious City in the SandTerrible MessageEver Onwards!Puzzling CityTrap MapMirage or Reality?Was there ever a Curse?Mummy PartyPharaoh's Curse




"Find the treasure of the abandoned city in the Megapolis desert. But be careful! The treasure is protected by a pharaoh's curse…"

Pharaoh's Curse is a Timed Quest in which the player has 192 hours to build and upgrade a total of 6 new fixed structures with assets leading to exclusive rewards. It was released as part of an update on October 27, 2016.[1] The event also provides 19px-CapitalPoints.png for 19px-CapitalPoints.png Halloween Contest.

"A sandstorm has passed through the Megapolis desert, uncovering the ruins of an ancient city. Legend has it that the city is full of treasure… And it's protected by the terrible curse of the pharaoh!"
"The residents are asking the mayor to: go treasure hunting"
"It takes more than a legend to frighten the fearless mayor of Megapolis and his team! Set out in search of treasure… But be very careful."

Requirements


Pharaoh's Curse Background


Tips

This timed quest requires 468 Megabucks sm (for assets, if purchased) and 1,245,920 Coin sm (for contracts, diagrams, buildings and foundation purchases) in total.

Stage 1 - Discovery in the Desert

Quest Discovery in the Desert
"A sandstorm has swept through the Megapolis desert, uncovering the ruins of an ancient city. They say that many terrible, mysterious and terribly mysterious legends are linked to this place!"
"Start building an Archaeological Research Lab to restore and carefully study the ancient city in the Megapolis desert."

Archaeological Research Lab Construction Lay the Archaeological Research Lab foundation
Costs: 45,000 Coin sm or 5 Megabucks sm
Gives: 100 Experience sm, 125 19px-CapitalPoints.png and 10,000 Population Limits cap increase

Rewards:

You're off to a good start! Want to share your mysterious discovery?

Stage 2 - Dark Legends

Quest Dark Legends
"The ancient city is surrounded by mysteries to this day. Legend has it that untold riches hide behind its walls. But anyone who goes in search of the treasure must pass a deadly test."
"Finish building the Archaeological Research Lab and start restoring the Pharaoh Temple."

Archaeological Research Lab L1 Build the Archaeological Research Lab
Costs:
05 x 3D Scanners Asset 3D Scanners (from Stage 1 above)
05 x Restoration Equipment Asset Restoration Equipment
Gives: 200 Experience sm, 525 19px-CapitalPoints.png and 25,000 Population Limits cap increase upon completion and access to Decoding the Ancient Message contract at the Archaeological Research Lab
Pharaoh Temple Construction Start restoring the Pharaoh Temple
Costs: 70,000 Coin sm or 3 Megabucks sm
Gives: 500 Experience sm, 300 19px-CapitalPoints.png and 3,400 Population Limits cap increase

Rewards:

Great job! But something strange has started happening at the excavation… Get started on the next task to get to the bottom of it all!
  • 210 Experience sm
  • 1,000 Coin sm

Stage 3 - Mysterious City in the Sand

Quest Mysterious City in the Sand
"Circumstances are unsettling at the excavation: equipment is breaking, the chief archaeologist has begun to cough suspiciously, and someone even claims that he saw living mummies!"
"Start restoring the Sand City. But be very careful! It seems something strange is happening in the city…"

Egyptology Center L0 Start building the Egyptology Center
Costs: 60,000 Coin sm or 3 Megabucks sm
Gives: 870 Experience sm, 470 19px-CapitalPoints.png and 11,500 Population Limits cap increase, then 1,200 Coin sm, 315 19px-CapitalPoints.png and 40 Experience sm every 12 hours and access to Collecting Archive Data contract at the Archaeological Research Lab
Sand City Construction Start restoring the Sand City
Costs: 48,000 Coin sm or 3 Megabucks sm
Gives: 300 Experience sm, 150 19px-CapitalPoints.png and 5,000 Population Limits cap increase

Rewards:

The chief archaeologist has gone home, and there are living mummies wandering the ruins of the Pharaoh Temple! What's in store for your exploration party next?
  • 280 Experience sm
  • 1,600 Coin sm

Stage 4 - Terrible Message

Quest Terrible Message
"During the excavation, your archaeologists found a giant tablet with an ancient message on it. Start decoding it!"
"Restore the Frame of the Sand City and decode an ancient message found by archaeologists during the excavation. It might have something important to say."

Sand City L1 Restore the Sand City Frame
Costs:
05 x Cords Asset Cords
05 x Granite Slabs Asset Granite Slabs
Gives: 700 Experience sm, 450 19px-CapitalPoints.png and 12,000 Population Limits cap increase upon completion
Contract Decoding the Ancient Message Accept the Decoding the Ancient Message contract
Requires: Archaeological Research Lab
Costs: 320 Coin sm and 30 minutes
Gives: 1,400 Coin sm, 70 19px-CapitalPoints.png and 15 Experience sm upon completion

Rewards:

You completed the task! Your reward is: building materials for restoring the Sand City. Tell your friends about your gift!

Stage 5 - Ever Onwards!

Quest Ever Onwards!
"The ancient message mentions a terrible curse that protects the pharaoh's treasure. But don't plan to give up now, do you?"
"Restore the Sand City and prepare well for further excavations – find information about the ancient city in the archives."

Sand City L2 Restore the Sand City
Costs:
12 x Brackets Asset Brackets (10 from Stage 4 above)
08 x Sand Asset Sand
10 x Sling Hooks Asset Sling Hooks
Gives: 1,000 Experience sm, 1,350 19px-CapitalPoints.png and 25,700 Population Limits cap increase upon completion, then 1,900 Coin sm, 230 19px-CapitalPoints.png and 64 Experience sm every 8 hours and access to Investigating Hidden Mechanisms contract at the Archaeological Research Lab
Contract Collecting Archive Data Complete the Collecting Archive Data contract
Requires: Egyptology Center
Costs: 700 Coin sm and 1 hour
Gives: 3,000 Coin sm, 70 19px-CapitalPoints.png and 35 Experience sm upon completion

Rewards:

Your efforts haven't been in vain! You get a Building Certificate for 10 materials as a reward. Tell your friends!

Stage 6 - Puzzling City

Quest Puzzling City
"Explore the system of hidden mechanisms in the Sand City. It opens hidden doors and controls secret traps."
"Start restoring Scarab Temple and investigate the system of hidden mechanisms. Don't forget to upgrade the Archaeological Research Lab!"

Archaeological Research Lab L2 Upgrade the Archaeological Research Lab to the Archaeological Research Institute
Costs:
15 x Drywall Asset Drywall
15 x Luggage Lockers Asset Luggage Lockers
10 x Safety Goggles Asset Safety Goggles
Gives: 400 Experience sm, 1,525 19px-CapitalPoints.png and 45,000 Population Limits cap increase upon completion and access to Mapping Hidden Traps contract at the Archaeological Research Lab
Scarab Temple Construction Start restoring the Scarab Temple
Costs: 55,000 Coin sm or 3 Megabucks sm
Gives: 900 Experience sm, 500 19px-CapitalPoints.png and 10,000 Population Limits cap increase
Contract Investigating Hidden Mechanisms Accept the Investigating Hidden Mechanisms contract
Requires: Sand City
Costs: 3,300 Coin sm and 3 hours
Gives: 14,200 Coin sm, 70 19px-CapitalPoints.png and 150 Experience sm upon completion

Rewards:

Great job! Continue the excavation and you're sure to find the treasure!
  • 530 Experience sm
  • 3,800 Coin sm

Stage 7 - Trap Map

Quest Trap Map
"Create a map of hidden traps, then you'll be able to avoid them all!"
"Create a map of the hidden traps. Then you'll be able to restore Scarab Temple without worrying. Maybe the treasure is hidden inside it?"

Scarab Temple L1 Restore Scarab Temple
Costs:
15 x Brackets Asset Brackets
11 x Column Asset Column
10 x Excavation Brush Asset Excavation Brush
14 x Safety Goggles Asset Safety Goggles
08 x Sandstone Asset Sandstone
12 x Tech Drawing Asset Tech Drawing
Gives: 1,200 Experience sm, 1,800 19px-CapitalPoints.png and 26,500 Population Limits cap increase upon completion, then 1,500 Coin sm, 240 19px-CapitalPoints.png and 49 Experience sm every 6 hours and access to Studying the Phenomenon of Mirages contract at the Archaeological Research Lab
Contract Mapping Hidden Traps Complete the Mapping Hidden Traps contract
Requires: Archaeological Research Institute
Costs: 7,300 Coin sm and 5 hours
Gives: 31,600 Coin sm, 70 19px-CapitalPoints.png and 300 Experience sm upon completion

Rewards:

What a shame! There's no treasure in Scarab Temple, but there are useful building materials. Use them wisely!

Stage 8 - Mirage or Reality?

Quest Mirage or Reality?
"The bravest of your group of archaeologists went to scout out the Pharaoh Temple. He says that there are no mummies at the pyramid! Could it have been just a mirage?"
"Restore the Frame of the Pharaoh Temple and start building the Egyptian Pyramids. Find out more about the curious phenomenon of mirages alongside your friends!"

Pharaoh Temple L1 Restore the Pharaoh Temple Frame
Costs:
12 x Blowtorch Asset Blowtorch
10 x Clay Bricks Asset Clay Bricks
13 x Duck Canvas Asset Duck Canvas
11 x Geotextiles Asset Geotextiles
14 x Hydraulic Hammer Asset Hydraulic Hammer (10 from Stage 7 above)
15 x Hydro Insulation Asset Hydro Insulation
15 x Plate Compactor Asset Plate Compactor
Gives: 1,000 Experience sm, 800 19px-CapitalPoints.png and 13,400 Population Limits cap increase upon completion
Egyptian Pyramids L0 Start building the Egyptian Pyramids
Costs: 900,000 Coin sm or 3 Megabucks sm
Gives: 900 Experience sm, 430 19px-CapitalPoints.png and 11,500 Population Limits cap increase, then 1,500 Coin sm, 340 19px-CapitalPoints.png and 53 Experience sm every 15 hours and access to Solving the Pharaoh's Curse contract at the Archaeological Research Lab
Contract Studying the Phenomenon of Mirages Accept the Studying the Phenomenon of Mirages contract
Requires: Scarab Temple
Costs: 14,000 Coin sm and 7 hours
Gives: 60,700 Coin sm, 90 19px-CapitalPoints.png and 620 Experience sm upon completion

Rewards:

You did a great job on this task and earned a useful gift – building materials. Be sure to tell your friends!

Stage 9 - Was there ever a Curse?

Quest Was there ever a Curse?
"An SUV has appeared on the horizon. Looks like it's the chief archaeologist returning to the excavation. And he doesn't look sick at all!"
"Your chief archaeologist has caught a common cold. That means there was no pharaoh's curse! Now nothing prevents you from finding the treasure!"

Archaeological Research Lab L3 Upgrade the Archaeological Research Institute to the Central Archaeological Research Institute
Costs:
14 x Composite Grid Asset Composite Grid
10 x Glass Asset Glass
10 x Insulation Foam Asset Insulation Foam
11 x Lighting Equipment Asset Lighting Equipment
13 x Pipes Asset Pipes
12 x Research Equipment Asset Research Equipment (5 from Stage 8 above)
11 x Sling Hooks Asset Sling Hooks
14 x Tech Drawing Asset Tech Drawing
Gives: 600 Experience sm, 4,125 19px-CapitalPoints.png and 75,000 Population Limits cap increase upon completion and access to Mummy Returns Halloween Party contract at the Archaeological Research Lab
Contract Solving the Pharaoh's Curse Complete the Solving the Pharaoh's Curse contract
Requires: Egyptian Pyramids
Costs: 18,100 Coin sm and 9 hours
Gives: 78,900 Coin sm, 70 19px-CapitalPoints.png and 810 Experience sm upon completion

Rewards:

Feel a tremor? That's the pharaoh's treasure calling us! It's closer than ever. Hurry and find it!
  • 860 Experience sm
  • 6,800 Coin sm

Stage 10 - Mummy Party

Quest Mummy Party
"The pharaoh's curse doesn't even exist. That's worth celebrating!"
"Restore the Pharaoh Temple and invite as many friends as you can to the Mummy Returns Halloween party. It'll be scarily fun!"

Pharaoh Temple L2 Restore the Pharaoh Temple
Costs:
14 x Ceramic Granite Asset Ceramic Granite
13 x Column Asset Column
11 x Composite Grid Asset Composite Grid
10 x Compressor Unit Asset Compressor Unit
10 x Decorative Stones Asset Decorative Stones
15 x Excavation Brush Asset Excavation Brush
11 x Limestone Asset Limestone
12 x Vase Asset Vase
09 x Windlass Asset Windlass
Gives: 1,200 Experience sm, 4,800 19px-CapitalPoints.png and 33,400 Population Limits cap increase upon completion, then 3,000 Coin sm, 400 19px-CapitalPoints.png and 100 Experience sm every 10 hours
Contract Mummy Returns Halloween Party Accept the Mummy Returns Halloween Party contract
Requires: Central Archaeological Research Institute
Costs: 24,200 Coin sm and 11 hours
Gives: 105,000 Coin sm, 90 19px-CapitalPoints.png and 1,100 Experience sm upon completion

Rewards:

Outstanding! You solved the mystery of the pharaoh's curse and found the treasure! Your prize is the Pharaoh Museum Treasury. Be sure to tell your friends!

Rewards

For completing Stage 10

Achievement after building the Pharaoh Museum Treasury
Achievement Destroyer of Legends
"You solved the mystery of the curse and got the Pharaoh Museum Treasury. Your new achievement is: Destroyer of Legends! Tell your friends."
  • 30,000 Coin sm
  • 1,000 Experience sm
  • 3 Megabucks sm

Trivia

  • Social Quantum's internal name for this quest is "Заклятие фараона" which translates to "Pharaoh's Curse".
  • Social Quantum's ID for this quest is 10077120.

References

  1. SQ Forum: Update 10.27.2016


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