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Strange Crate is an object found in the southern part of the Durmand Priory's Special Collections during Arcana Obscura.
- This crate's lid is dislodged, despite a clearly labeled warning to not tamper with it. An artifact is visible inside, though its purpose is unclear.
- Step away.
- The object appears to be a Relic, an item used in a Guild Wars PvP mode called Heroes' Ascent. To score points, players would transport the Relic from its spawn point to the Ghostly Hero, an NPC physically very similar to Turai Ossa.
- The same model is also used by an ancient weapon that destroyed a city located in the northwest portion of the Arid Sea.
- The Ancient Weapon and its method of storage here are both references to the Ark of the Covenant from the movie Raiders of the Lost Ark.