The ancient glyphs are items that are scattered all over Brimstone Sands. There are a total of 26 glyphs, and you can see all of them by pressing the default key of “J” and navigating to documents. From there, find Tales of Brimstone Sands and navigate to the chapter titled “The Ancient Glyphs. You can see which glyphs you have acquired, and how many you have left to find.
Acquiring these glyphs are necessary in order to loot the elite chests found in the area, and to open up certain portals in the zone. If you have not acquired the glyph that matches up with the marking on the chest or the portal then you will not be able to interact with them.
You will be able to see if you can interact with a chest if the glyph on the front of the chest is glowing blue. You only have to acquire the glyph one time and you will own it forever, and will be able to permanently access chests and portals that require the glyphs.
These chests act just like other elite chests in the game. They have a 24 hour cooldown once looted.
There are portals scattered throughout the zone. When you interact with one you can teleport to another location within the zone. They act as fast travel points, but will send you to a specific destination versus you being able to pick your destination. You can see the portals marked by icons on your map that have a hollow circle in the middle.
There is a side quest you can pick up in Brimstone Sands that will get you started on your journey to collecting the glyphs. The quest is titled “The Ancient Glyphs,” and can be picked up from William Heron. This quest will give you some back story on the glyphs and why you are collecting them.
It will take you a point of interest called Satet. Here you will collect your first glyph and open your first chest. There are several other quests throughout the zone that will lead you to some of the glyphs as well. You can obtain them anytime you find one. Below are the locations of all the glyphs in Brimstone Sands.
Below is an interactive map that shows all the locations of the glyphs. You can hover over a glyph to see the name. There is also one rune located in the Ennead Expedition.
The numbers below correlate with the numbers listed in your journal in game. You can reference the map above, and hover over the glyphs to see the names.
|Number||Glyph Name||Wisdom||Location||Additional Direction|
|1||DINGTA||Above||Palace of Nekhbet||Go to the edge with the eagles nest. Look down to see the ledges leading down. Use them as a stairway to get to the glyph.|
|2||JIIBA||Shadow||Beds of Ta-Bitjet||Do not go into the cave. You need to go up top and to the right side. You will see an ancient chest. Drop down the side of the mountain and find the secret opening in the mountain.|
|3||KEYYA YIB’||Crossroads||Atum’s Way||Right in the middle of the area. There are many several mobs guarding the glyph.|
|4||TEYII||Journey||Great Shrine of Thoth||If you’re standing at the spirit shrine simply go down the stairs to find the glyph.|
|5||WETZUU||Gift||Oasis Spontanea||Go the Aua Anuket point of interest and climb up on the structure. Use it as a bridge to go all the way to the Oasis Spontanea. At the end you can slowly fall off and find the glyph.|
|6||CRUUJ||Sun||Heliopolis||Work you way towards the back of the elite zone and up the stairs. There are a several elite mobs guarding the glyph.|
|7||AMBA||Mountain||Diospolis||Go through the door. There are several mobs inside, kill them and go up the stairs. Go thought the next door straight ahead to find the glyph.|
|8||PIMBII||Dawn||Kephri Arena||You will need to kill the boss and the glyph will spawn in the arena.|
|9||D’UN-YICH||Ordeal||Pools of Orcus||Glyph is located at the northeast side of the pools.|
|10||HIMDE||Ocean||Temple of Isis||You can find the glyph in the southern part of the area. There are several mobs guarding the glyph that you will need to kill.|
|11||AABER||Day||Lamp of Osiris||Once in the main room you will see a big mob in the center. You will need to go past the big mob and down the stairs to the right. Take another right at the end of the hallway to see the hole in the wall. The glyph is through the hole.|
|12||ITKA||Below||Place of Pillars||Jump up the pillars with the white markings to make you way to the glyph. Once you interact with the glyph a goat will spawn and can knock you off the platform.|
|13||DZUU||First||Heru Plaza||Follow the road into the entrance and then go north to find the glyph.|
|14||J’IJ||Sealed||Necropolis of Sutekh||You can access this glyph from the quest “A God Awakens.” You can also access it by climbing up the mountain the the area with the 3 travel points. From there run to the mountainside and follow the right side of the mountain down to the glyph.|
|15||TSADZUI||Wall||Great Wall of Nebet-Het||Activate the portal at the spirit shrine with the TEYII glyph. When there take the next portal to the wall. Climb up the wall to the top point to find the glyph.|
|16||HID||Home||Hermopolis||Take the yellow teleporter to be transported underneath the area. There you will find the glyph.|
|17||B’EYEG||Chaos||Ennead||Located after the last boss in the expedition.|
|18||RIIGA||Persona||Arit-en-Geb||Located in the middle of the POI.|
|19||EYBUE||Virtue||Satet||Located in the middle of the POI.|
|20||CRUUJ’II||Strength||Forge of Ptah||Go to the top of the main area. There are several mobs and a big mob guarding the glyph.|
|21||D’UN-GA||Destruction||Castrum Principium||Southern part of the area. There are elite mobs guarding the glyph.|
|22||TAB’||Night||Ordeal of the Scorpion||You will need to kill the boss and the glyph will spawn in the arena.|
|23||B’ENGYING||Shield||Serpent’s Pass||Southern part of the area. Open your map, find the platform with the 3 segments. Glyph is there. There are some mobs guarding it.|
|24||TSANGMIIJ||Food||Castrum Victualis||Do not go into the POI for the glyph. It’s located in the ruins outside. Right in between the northern entrances.|
|25||JICH||Water||Heka’s Cauldron||In the middle of the area.|
|26||DUBUU||River||Sopdu Hot Springs||In the middle of the area.|
Below are the locations of every chest that requires a glyph to open. You can open these chests once every 24 hours. These chest act just like a normal elite chest once you have acquired the appropriate glyph to open them.