"Find the treasure of the abandoned city in the Megapolis desert. But be careful! The treasure is protected by a pharaoh's curse…"
( Nov 04, 2016 09:00:00 +0200 remaining)
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. The event also provides  for 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."
Stage 1 - 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."
You're off to a good start! Want to share your mysterious discovery?
Stage 2 - 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."
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!
Stage 3 - 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…"
Start building the Egyptology Center
Costs: 60,000 or 3
Gives: 870 , 470 and 11,500 cap increase, then 1,200 , 315 and 40 every 12 hours and access to Collecting Archive Data contract at the Archaeological Research Lab
Start restoring the Sand City
Costs: 48,000 or 3
Gives: 300 , 150 and 5,000 cap increase
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?
Stage 4 - 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."
You completed the task! Your reward is: building materials for restoring the Sand City. Tell your friends about your gift!
Stage 5 - 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."
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
"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!"
Great job! Continue the excavation and you're sure to find the treasure!
Stage 7 - 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?"
Restore Scarab Temple
15 x Brackets
11 x Column
10 x Excavation Brush
14 x Safety Goggles
08 x Sandstone
12 x Tech Drawing
Gives: 1,200 , 1,800 and 26,500 cap increase upon completion, then 1,500 , 240 and 49 every 6 hours and access to Studying the Phenomenon of Mirages contract at the Archaeological Research Lab
Complete the Mapping Hidden Traps contract
Requires: Archaeological Research Institute
Costs: 7,300 and 5 hours
Gives: 31,600 , 70 and 300 upon completion
What a shame! There's no treasure in Scarab Temple, but there are useful building materials. Use them wisely!
Stage 8 - 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!"
Restore the Pharaoh Temple Frame
12 x Blowtorch
10 x Clay Bricks
13 x Tarpaulin
11 x Geotextiles
14 x Hydraulic Hammer (10 from Stage 7 above)
15 x Hydro Insulation
15 x Plate Compactor
Gives: 1,000 , 800 and 13,400 cap increase upon completion
Start building the Egyptian Pyramids
Costs: 900,000 or 3
Gives: 900 , 430 and 11,500 cap increase, then 1,500 , 340 and 53 every 15 hours and access to Solving the Pharaoh's Curse contract at the Archaeological Research Lab
Accept the Studying the Phenomenon of Mirages contract
Requires: Scarab Temple
Costs: 14,000 and 7 hours
Gives: 60,700 , 90 and 620 upon completion
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?
"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!"
Feel a tremor? That's the pharaoh's treasure calling us! It's closer than ever. Hurry and find it!
Stage 10 - 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!"
Restore the Pharaoh Temple
14 x Ceramic Granite
13 x Column
11 x Composite Grid
10 x Compressor Unit
10 x Decorative Stones
15 x Excavation Brush
11 x Limestone
12 x Vase
09 x Winch
Gives: 1,200 , 4,800 and 33,400 cap increase upon completion, then 3,000 , 400 and 100 every 10 hours
Accept the Mummy Returns Halloween Party contract
Requires: Central Archaeological Research Institute
Costs: 24,200 and 11 hours
Gives: 105,000 , 90 and 1,100 upon completion
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!
For completing Stage 10
Achievement after building the Pharaoh Museum Treasury
"You solved the mystery of the curse and got the Pharaoh Museum Treasury. Your new achievement is:
Destroyer of Legends! Tell your friends."
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.
SQ Forum: Update 10.27.2016