This article is about the item. For the spring, see ancestral energy (spring).
Ancestral energy detail

Ancestral energy is a type of divine energy gained through the Divination skill. It can be harvested from Ancestral energy springs near a dead moai on Uncharted Isles, requiring at least level 95 Divination (can be boosted) and awarding 53.5 Divination experience each. Ancestral energy can be sold for 2 chimes each to Halia (divine merchant) on The Islands That Once Were Turtles.

Ancestral energy can also be created by harvesting positive energy and negative energy (requires level 90 Divination) with their counterpart in the player's inventory. The energy in the player's inventory will be consumed, while ancestral energy is created.

50 ancestral energies are a reward for completing Tuai Leit's Own, which requires level 90 Divination.


Unlike standard wisp colonies, ancestral springs do not require that a wisp be activated to begin harvesting. Instead, ancestral springs are sourced directly from dead moais, with each moai supplying 300 energy and 100 harvests before depletion. This is a cumulative number that is shared between all springs spawned from any singular dead moai. Every harvest gives 53.5 Divination experience, and may also spawn chronicle fragments.

Unlike other divine energy, ancestral energy does not create memories. Because of this, the Elder divination outfit, and other outfits which can double memories will occasionally give double experience, and the elder outfit will sometimes give an extra energy. The (superior) energy-gathering scrimshaw will work when harvesting ancestral energy, occasionally giving 6 energy (or 7 energy if the outfit also activates). The (superior) memory-crushing scrimshaw will often consume the energy gathered in exchange for doubled experience (tripled if the outfit also activates).

Also unlike standard wisp colonies, ancestral springs do not have a timed expiration, meaning players can stop harvesting a wisp, then continue again later, as long as the player does not leave the island without claiming it first; the wisps will last until completely harvested for that day.


Ancestral energies can be used to charge one of the tortle portals on the Islands That Once Were Turtles, requiring 50 energies. Once charged, the portal grants players access to a positive and negative wisp colony on the Islands That Once Were Turtles. Originally the tortle portal by the player's ship also required 50 ancestral energies to charge but this was later changed. This portal provides access to the Power of the Ancestors divine energy shop, and additional mushroom clusters.

Drop sources

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Source Combat level Quantity Rarity
Ancestral orokamiN/A20–40Common
Ancestral orokami jarN/A20–40Common
Ancestral bakamiN/AunknownUncommon
Ancestral bakami jarN/AunknownUncommon

Store locations

Power of the Ancestors
Merchant Halia
Island The Turtles
Price sold at 20
Prices bought at
Base value 2
First upgrade 2
Second upgrade 2
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Image Product Requirement Energy Secondary Experience
Divine charge Divine charge Crafting80, Divination80, Smithing80 Ancestral energy100 20 Simple parts 80 Divination (and 220 Invention)
  • If compared to using incandescent energy, each ancestral energy has a value equivalent to 922.5 coins.


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Divination Level Initial resource Value[1] Energy Result Profit Divination Exp
90 20 × Raw tarpon Raw tarpon 20 2 Ancestral energy 10 × Raw seerfish Raw seerfish -14 204
91 10 × Raw seerfish Raw seerfish 10 10 Ancestral energy 10 × Raw sillago Raw sillago -10 204
92 10 × Raw sillago Raw sillago 20 15 Ancestral energy 10 × Raw wobbegong Raw wobbegong -20 213
93 10 × Shell chippings Shell chippings 10 5 Ancestral energy 10 × Shiny shell chippings Shiny shell chippings 0 217
94 10 × Sea salt Sea salt 50 5 Ancestral energy 10 × Alaea sea salt Alaea sea salt 0 220
95 2 × Driftwood Driftwood 10 2 Ancestral energy 1 × Sliced mushrooms (The Arc) Sliced mushrooms -1 22.6
96 20 × Alaea sea salt Alaea sea salt 120 20 Ancestral energy 10 × Wobbegong oil 10 Wobbegong oil -20 232
97 10 × Wobbegong oil 10 Wobbegong oil 140 10 Ancestral energy 10 × Shiny tortle shell bowl Shiny tortle shell bowl -20 234
  1. ^ Assumes the highest sell-to-store value


Even though none of the transmutations turns a profit, a small profit can be obtained by turning an item into something that allows greater profit after another step.

For example, the conversion of shell chippings into shiny shell chippings has a profit/loss of 0 chimes. The shiny shell chippings can be made into a shiny tortle shell bowl worth 12 chimes instead of a tortle shell bowl worth 9 chimes.

Transmutation can also be used to even-out resources obtained from islands in order to make shark soup for even more profit. It may be desirable if island claimed by the player does not contain all the resources needed, if the player lacks the skill levels needed for some resources, or if the player simply does not want to gather certain resources. A transmutation with a loss may still be worthwhile due to the profit from making the shark soup.

The modified diviner's headwear can be used to save energy and resources while transmuting items.


  • Entering the lobby or logging out while on an island that has a partially depleted dead moai will cause the leftover energy from the remaining springs to be spread out across four individual springs once the game loads again.
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