Eastern Wastes  

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Type: Outdoor
Continent: Velious
Instanced: No
Keyed: No
Level Range: 25 - 45
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This is a stretch of frozen land which covers the northeastern part of Velious. In the east, a large ice bridge connects to the islands of Iceclad Ocean while in the northwest, a break in the mountains leads to the Great Divide. Kael Drakkel, the city of giants, sits in the southwest while a dragonhead portal to Sleeper's Tomb sits in the south.

Many factions have taken up residence here. There is a frost giant fort and a few Coldain outposts. As well, the Ry`Gorr orc clan is well-established here with a large fort (which also houses the entrance to the Crystal Caverns) and a few outlying camps. These are in addition to the area's wildlife: From the benign rhinos, mammoths, and snow bunnies to the highly aggressive griffins, manticores, and cougars; you'd best watch over your shoulder while hunting here.
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Some Eastern Wastes WildlifeSleeper's TombBridge to IcecladThe Ry`Gorr Orc Fortress
An Elusive Elder Snow GriffinTo the Crystal CavernsA Small Coldain CampEntrance to Kael Drakkel
Ulthorks and Kromrif Among the RuinsKeeping Warm in the Ry`Gorr OutpostThe Ry`Gorr Chief and OracleIn the Kromrif Fort
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use for items?
# Nov 18 2004 at 11:48 PM Rating: Decent
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Does anyone know what snow griffon talons and feathers are for? I'm collecting quite a few in my quest for eggs.
some advice
# Sep 28 2004 at 12:13 PM Rating: Decent
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After trying to charm my way from lvl 44(trying being the keyword) I feel I now have enough knowledge to give advice: Always have 3 spells handy when charming creatures for tanks: Ensnare, Charm, Atk Spd Buff. I am now charming wooly rhinos and savage dire wolves to kill all the evil orcs here. And im gettin experience AND loot!
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This zone is a bard's delight
# Mar 21 2004 at 10:00 PM Rating: Decent
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Having just spent the weekend here I have gone from 38 to 44 in 2 days playing. Not only that but gathered a large amount of platinum in a short time.

Lots of open space to run around in so well suited to bards and druids.

Killed mainly using charms on rhinos and sending them up against ulthorks (then finishing off the Rhino once charm broke) or by running round in circles dotting with Tuyen's chant of flame, drum in hand meaning that twists with selo's accelerando are particularly effective.

Key Camps - Ry'Gorr Orcs by bridge to iceclad ocean. Simply lull the mystic in the centre and pull two centurions at a time either use charm to get them to beat each other down then dot or dot from start.

Ulthorks - between the two northern Coldain camps.

SW of Icefang camp - Ulthork Man o' War.

Now if I could find the easy way to get to cobalt scar and hand in all the tusks...

Only magic casters are snow griffons which are thankfully rare and so are easy to avoid.

Mammoths and Rhinos are about the only things that don't attack you (depending on your faction with the Giants and Dwarves they may or may not not attack).
I love this zone
# Oct 05 2003 at 7:36 PM Rating: Decent
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As a 36 druid i love this zone.. it's the perfect zone to kite. as us druids always love to do. ;-) I got interested in the blue diamond quest here and decided to kill me some ulthrok.. :-) poor ulthrok.. i love going to the NE part of the zone. to kill them they spawn fast and you don't have to kill any dang walruss to get them to spawn. lol i'd say after every 8 to 10 ulthrok i get a tusk and i get a lot of velium weps, words, plat on the to getting 4 of those tusks.. i haven't got the blue diamond yet but i did get 250plat for my jacinth.. is that a good deal in todays bazaar rates?
death squad
# Jul 22 2003 at 10:34 PM Rating: Default
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the death squad despawns if no1 is in aggro range after like 50 seconds or sumtin or is it 2 minutes
and theyr not that fast either they just hit hard
there is a trick where u put necro pet on guard and he finds them and spawns them on himself like he can see them he can also spawn the dorf
Snowbunny Stinger
# Jul 02 2003 at 2:10 AM Rating: Decent
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Out of curiousity does the fames named snow bunny exist? If so EQ should make it druid usable.....that would be cool your Ulthork is down to 2% life and you unleash the bunny hoard upon him. Good idea for a weapon though....when does it proc? ;-)

I am conning the bunnies as we speak
coldain missionaries
# Dec 21 2002 at 1:20 PM Rating: Decent
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I'm wondering if anyone has managed to clear out the coldain camp with loremaster derrin and the coldain missionaries solo. Using harmony/harmony of nature I have been able to clear out everything but the missionaries. The missionaries are so close together that I'm not sure I can single pull even with harmony of nature. Has anyone tried this? I am trying to complete the gauntlets of iron tactics quest.

Any info would be appreciated.

Iindarie
druid wood elf of 47 seasons
brell serilis
RE: coldain missionaries
# Dec 29 2002 at 7:57 PM Rating: Decent
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You can use harmony of nature to pull the missionaries singly. Invis, run to doorway and pick your missionary. Run around back of the huts to base of hill and cast Harmony of Nature. Do this to 2 of them, pull the 3rd with a DOT or Snare. These missionaries are very VERY hard. They can complete heal themselves and also port back to the hut. You can solo pull them, I don't know that you can solo KILL them. My 52 ranger and wizard friend had to kill tons of them for a Knowledge quest, and they were tough for us to duo. Still amiable in Thurgadin though....
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Codex of the warior
# Dec 12 2002 at 9:13 PM Rating: Default
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Other night while hunting in EW I killed a snow dervish and looted a "Codex of the Warrior" anyone know wht this is for?

Liif 56 cleric
Kashka 47 Bard
Sinbien 47 Bard
Beezle 40 Necromancer
Codex of the warior
# Apr 25 2005 at 7:24 PM Rating: Decent
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It is part of a Quest in PoK
SUMMONED!
# Nov 15 2002 at 9:44 PM Rating: Default
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Ok I logged in tonight where I was campeed in CC, right at zone line. I zone into EW, take fifteen strieds and BAM , I get summoned into giant fort where I am mashed into a fine white paste.

I look around. Bodies everywhere.

I didn't even start a fight with anyone. "someone" summoned everyone in the zone to giant fort and killed em.

sounds like an evil GM to me.


Ethyre Iri'Descent
on Xev
RE: SUMMONED!
# Nov 19 2002 at 12:09 PM Rating: Decent
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Same thing happened to me last night on Xev, just before I had to log at midnight. Died 2 more times just stepping foot back into zone. I petitioned, but had to go before answered. Is this a bug? Any idea how to get corpes out of the fortress?

BbeBbe
40 Bard on Xev
RE: SUMMONED!
# Nov 19 2002 at 12:17 AM Rating: Decent
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Zoned into EW,
You have been summoned!
Kromrif Elite says 'Regardless of allegiance, no outlanders are welcome here now'
< misc hits for 130 and death ommitted >
Kromrif Elite shouts 'Fear not Peffin, that's one less interloper to deal with'

What's the deal ? And who the heck is Peffin ?

Qumar
40 Cleric of Tunare
Xev Server
Oakwyn Bow
# Nov 13 2002 at 9:10 PM Rating: Decent
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was hunting in the zone last week & a guy OOC's a message of this bow rotting on the corpse at a certain loc. unfortunately, the loc is all the way across the zone from where i'm at & can't get there in time to loot. the guy wouldn't tell me the mob he killed but said he had been there for 2 hours killing mobs. been there with no success & was wondering if there was a PH for the mob that drops the bow. there haven't been any listings of this bow on any of the sites, any information would br greatly appreciated. thx
RE: Oakwyn Bow
# Nov 28 2002 at 7:28 PM Rating: Decent
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Don't waste anymore of your time looking for this bow out in EW. Someone was having a little fun with you. The name of the bow is Oakwynd. It used to belong to the brother of Lyirae Oakwynd. It was all part of a recent GM event called "The rescue of Firiona Vie" or something like that. Apparently, Lyirae (who was being played by a GM) sent everyone a link to the bow who attended the GM event. So when someone shouted that the bow was rotting on a corpse out in EW, they simply clicked the link that was sent to them at the GM event in OOC. To my knowledge, no one in the game actually has this bow..(it's something ridiculous like 150dmg, 20delay). However, the link to the bow was sent to a few people via a GM, so it would be rather easy to fool others into thinking that they own the bow...at least until they log. If someone actually does possess this bow, I'll believe it when I see it.
RE: Oakwyn Bow
# Mar 13 2003 at 1:05 AM Rating: Default
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RE: Oakwyn Bow
# Apr 03 2003 at 5:03 PM Rating: Decent
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You were playing on the emulator. There is no way in **** you would have that bow. Secondly, if you were that high of a level you would have more than one bag, and you would have food. Third you can see someone /OOC'ing for GM status or something. Nice try, although you DO have it. You didn't get it legit.

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Druid's Zone
# Nov 08 2002 at 5:02 AM Rating: Default
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I have found that i can get alot of exp without quadding here, the key is Beguil Animamls. First run to an area with alot of mammoths/rinos and snare one. Then back up and start casting beguil animal on it. Run to another mammoth (this is why you need lots of other mob around is your pet is moving at snare speed) snare the second mob and pull it to your pet (much faster this way). Once the 2 mobs are togeather fear the one that isnot your pet and sit down to med why they hack each other. This method is safer then any other method of kiting ive used so far. When the charm breaks back up and charm pet again (this is what the snare is for). when snare breaks of the pet just back up and kite it and or get a fresh mammoth/rino to charm. Works well have fun

May Karana's Rain wash you soul of sarrows.
Druid soloing/quadding
# Oct 14 2002 at 2:23 PM Rating: Decent
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If there was anything on Norrath or Luclin that would make a druid thing (s)he was in heaven, the EW is the place to go. Quadding nothing but Ulthorks and Walruses took me from 40-45 in a matter of 2 weeks. Add in the fact that you could go to CS and get jewelry from the ulthor tusks? thats plan in your pocket. And seeing as noone can get their mitts on a blue diamond till at least the 50s, the Tunarean Soldier armor set has to wait. Or you could go quad ulthorks and maybe get the tusks which CAN lead to a Blue Diamond.

Theres my 2cp on the table.



Edited, Mon Oct 14 15:06:56 2002
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Thornwall Burnwood 41 Ranger of Povar
Grouping
# Oct 03 2002 at 3:45 PM Rating: Decent
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I've noticed a lot of post about soloing here, but was wondering if a cleric (35/36) could find a group here or is it bring your own?
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RE: Grouping
# Jan 29 2003 at 2:26 PM Rating: Decent
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You might be able to get a group at the Orc Fort, but thats more for getting pieces of armor than it is for experience.

Generally, this is a BYOG zone unless you plan on battling the quadding Druids and Wizards for Ulthorks.
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Ogre Mercenaries?
# Sep 11 2002 at 6:16 PM Rating: Decent
I came accross 3 "Ogre Mercenaries" in the ruined houses that are normally guarded by Ry'Gorr and FG. They hit in the 80s and conned Lt. Blue to my 54 Druid. I proceeded to snare and kite them. One of the 3 was resistant and took 4 snare tries to land. It also resisted partially, if not entirely, every single LB I dropped on them save one. DoD from my ESV landed without difficulty and that's what finished the resistant one off.
Killing them raised CoV faction and lowered Kromrif, Kromzek, and King Tomax. No Coldain effect in either direction. They dropped velium weapons, "Mercenary Assignments", and "Kromzek Mercenary Brooch". The last two items are nodrop but not lore.
No clue what they're for. Perhaps something to do with a Jaggedpine quest since there's so much new stuff/quests with that zone.
Post any other info if you have it.
Death Squad
# Sep 09 2002 at 11:07 PM Rating: Decent
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So many times ppl trigger the death squad and just leave them roaming. Not good if caught off gaurd by these guys.

On a number of occasions I get these guys killed by aggroing them and then running them through the coldain missionairy camp North and a little east of the dragon statue.

don't expect to be able to just stop and then watch the giants gettin killed. even with the coldain attacking them they will still come for you so just keep running so you are far enough away to cast gate. If you get target out of a range keep running for another minute these guys are fast and if you try and gate to soon they will be on top of you
RE: Death Squad
# Sep 25 2002 at 12:42 PM Rating: Default
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LOL, just run to Kael.
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TRI-Quadding
# Sep 09 2002 at 10:47 PM Rating: Decent
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Thats right TRI-Quadding i am a level 43 wiz with an int of 244 (255 with KEI) A set of J-boots and KEI buff and I pull all the walrus and ulthork near the Kael Zone.

I never bother with BOF as it is a pain when resisted. I just run around aggro everything (flux) I see run em in circles to group them together then i target one of them in centre of pack and head north stoppin to blast every so often.

The trick is to nuke with COF run far enough away that when your poundin your spell and getting out of range message your meddin back some of the lost mana.

Try not to get to many Ulthork man o wars I can only kite 4 of them till OOM 2 man o wars and 10 walrus is perfect. At level 42 i was getting 1 gold and 2 blue each time i did this. Which wasn't very long 4 tri- quads and i get a level.

It takes a long time to do this so don't bother trying to circle back just follow the water and when you get to the coldain camp near the ulthorks north beach turn back ( no need to get adds from there) by the time you kill them all you will be seeing the triple peaks near the walrus south beach.

If it is loot you are after don't bother tryin this. there is no time to stop and loot anything but the last few kills. Total time per kite is close to 25 minutes with med time of say 10 minutes and another 10 for getting back and rounding them up it works out to almost an hour a session.


Another thing I have been doing is taking a freind with me here (Level 24 shammy) I would bind right in the corner of the zone near the tree and target an ulthork man o war I would then proceed to kill it(root/nuke) until it hits flight mode then i would gate out (nexus) and my freind would finish the job i would then gate back in and proceed to do the same again. my freind reports getting a smidgen under 1 gold per kill.

Update i am lvl 44 now and after collecting my new spells i am still doing this only now I am doing 16 at a time so would this be quadding a quad or what?

Edited, Thu Sep 12 19:58:38 2002
Ranger come ye to EW.
# Aug 15 2002 at 12:34 PM Rating: Decent
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I came to EW as a Ranger of the 33rd season. I've hunted cougars, dire wolves and Kodiaks. This is a good place for rangers to practice there bridge hunting technique. Be on the look out for adds, otherwise solo here with relative ease for many levels. Dervish and Snogriffs are a pain in the neck, avoid those and you will rise in the ranks quickly.

Boccaraton Ranger of the 41st season
Covenant of Swords.
Dragon Scripture Tablet
# Aug 03 2002 at 12:43 PM Rating: Decent
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I looted this from the Ry-Gor Oracle last night at the Orc Fort. I'm not sure what it's for, but I'd assume a quest at Kael and I'm KoS there. Has anyone talked to anyone in Kael that's giving a new quest or seen a new NPC in there?
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Call To Arms!
# Aug 03 2002 at 10:24 AM Rating: Decent
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Greetings everyone, my name is Qulitos Bunnyhunter, leader and creator of the guild Snow Bunny Hunters in the Quellious server.

I have posted this to warn everyone of the vicious nature of these diabolical creatures. They may look cute but they have taken over whole towns and brutally murdered the townspeople and drug the children out into the cold winter land to freeze to death!

If you see one of these KILL THEM! You will only do good by ridding the world of yet another Snow Bunny, please do not let them get away! DEATH TO THE SNOW BUNNIES!!!!

P.S. If you do not believe this is a real guild then please go to http://www.shackofbunnies.com/eq10.jpg
RE: Call To Arms!
# Aug 27 2002 at 8:34 PM Rating: Decent
Aye, occaisonally a rare named bunny spawns and drops:

Snow Bunny Stinger
dmg 1
dly 4
Piercing
WAR RNG SHD PAL
Effect: Bunny Love (each proc produces 25 bunnys that proceed to attack your attacker with thier sharp sharp teeth)

I have one for sale on Zeb.

Think the named bunny was called Bugs but not for sure. Spawned near Sleepers.
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soloing
# Jun 29 2002 at 5:41 PM Rating: Decent
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how well can a lvl 36 or 37 warrior solo here, and where?
Extended Range III
# Jun 05 2002 at 8:50 PM Rating: Decent
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Received Cougar Claw Eariring wth Exended Range III. Not listed on this site. What is Extended Range III? Who can use it?
Ranger heaven!
# Apr 24 2002 at 2:15 AM Rating: Decent
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This zone has given me awesome xp as a Ranger, hunting mostly solo. I went from 37 to 40 in less than a week, just by camping at the base of the bridge to IC and fear kiting animals. Cougars, Dire Wolves and Kodiaks are embarassingly easy to kite and wander past the bridge all the time. I avoided mammoths and rhino's because they have too many hp's and resist A LOT!
Dangers to watch for are the ultra agressive Dervishes (you can probably take em but no Fear, so it means a lot of downtime after the fight) and Snow Griffins. The Griff's will own you at this level so if you see one, retreat up the bridge and wait for it to pass. If it aggro's you, then zone, no question. Also, many people pass through here doing the Coldain Ring and Shawl quests, so it is worth doing an /ooc if a Griff is up, as folks need the eggs they drop.
Quading
# Mar 26 2002 at 5:48 PM Rating: Default
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Could a 38 wizard quad here? i would like to know because OT isn't giving out good exp anymore.

Zuler
Tundra Mammoth Tusk and Tail
# Jan 20 2002 at 11:52 AM Rating: Decent
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Anyone know the use or quest utilizing the Tundra Mammoth tusks and tails? Thanks
#Verasun, Posted: Jan 20 2002 at 11:49 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Please ignore this message....errored in posting and couldnt figure out how to delete....Sorry!
could a 35 ranger lvl here?
# Jan 01 2002 at 7:12 PM Rating: Default
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I am a 35 ranger with descent maybe even good equipment, i am currently lvling in the otherthere and i am enjoying the zone but cant help but notice that most of the things in the zone are blue to me (there still are some reds yellows and this is not including goons) and i have heard good things about the loot/exp in the eastern wastes i have yet to check it out because i dont want to go there and then come right back to kunark, so is ew a better place to lvl for a 35 ranger than the overthere? any opiinions would help...even just a yes/no would be great.

Hawkmaster Ranger of 35 seasons
Knights of Faith
Tunare server
RE: could a 35 ranger lvl here?
# Jan 09 2002 at 12:58 PM Rating: Default
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I would recommend IC. Fear kite Snow courgars.
RE: could a 35 ranger lvl here?
# Aug 06 2002 at 6:03 AM Rating: Decent
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Dont forget Stoneburnt mountians
Ranger Solo
# Jan 01 2002 at 6:15 PM Rating: Decent
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When I heard about the great exp you can get soloing Mammoths here I decided to take my ranger on over. I was level 49 so I was on a regular experience level. I just set up camp by bridge, buffed myself up, memmed Panic Animal and Snare and set out. Snare a mammoth then pull it to a safe location. Cast Panic Animal and hack away. Make sure your view is in swing mode so you can view the whole area and watch for adds. The mammoths have a ton of HP's so you better be patient. Great exp if done right. I got 1 blue every 20 minutes when I pulled them back to back.

Safe hunting fellow rangers.



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Suggestions Anyone?
# Nov 19 2001 at 8:45 PM Rating: Decent
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Im a 41 level wizard and would like advice from any high level wiz on what my strategy needs to be (XP wise) from 41-49?
level for Ry'Gorr
# Oct 30 2001 at 6:24 PM Rating: Default
What's the minimum safe level to get in a Ry'Gorr group for armor?
RE: level for Ry'Gorr
# Nov 14 2001 at 4:36 AM Rating: Excellent
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Hmm, high 30s, low 40s should be good enough.
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some starting tips
# Oct 18 2001 at 2:28 AM Rating: Decent
I came to VElious at 45, bored of static chain pulling in DL and i learned following (mosty info for velious - ew newcomers):

1. Like almost everywhere i go, i try to find a map, its really good for orientation and for quick escape, when needed. Nice maps are available at caster`s realm, also eqatlas. So get a map before heading to ew. I use maps even when im ranger with very high tracking and sense heading.

2. Yesterday, i tried to gain some good xp at animals here. I was campping near dragon bridge to iceclad, having memmed snare and panic animal and invigor (coz of my wurmy). As we all know, rangers cant almost solo, last mob i soloed was a tesch mas gnoll in SK at lvl 33. But here with animals and our fear spell its abit different. Just snare&fear everything and watch for adds, and u`ll get decent xp, like i do at **** level 45. But if u solo, be prepared for long fights, wich could be boring abit. LAnd near dragon bridge is flat, which is good - not like overthere ;] So soloing here is really rangers paradise. Druids can have also decent xp here, but they have to med alot after fight, which takes time. Maybe duo ranger [snare and fear] and another tank would rule this zone.

3. When i first went to Thurgadin for bind, i went there with my 48 druid friend, and she kinda forgot to remove her wolf form = guards at thurgadin front gate explained her not to use it here;]

4. Be careful when pulling rygorrs from their keep. New zone always causes problems, like when i came to overthere, there was different style of pulling if we compare it to RM giats, or DL. I went into rygorr keep, walking around, i saw no mobs. But suddenly my displayed rolled with messages "filthy half-elves must die" or whatever was it - rygorr oracle and some elite guards were after me. Yes, the CAN SEE through walls. SO be careful here and let pulling someone else first to learn some tricks. [i should have snared then and then run, i didnt do that so they were running after me with Sow speed, so watch out, elite was slashing for 109dmg]

5. Con everything, so u that u will learn if they see invis or not

6. Good luck, hope this will help u ! [excuse mistakes contained here, english is not my native lang.]

Gilarn LesaPan,
45 Ranger of Tunare
on Luclin server
Yes Virginia, they do aggro through walls
# Feb 12 2002 at 3:15 PM Rating: Good
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I was feeling rather confident by the Ry'Gorr fort when I decided to solo within the fort grounds. I killed one Centurion after a tough fight, rested up and started walking around the inner building. Suddenly my pet gets attacked through the walls by a Mystic and a Leggo comes from behind and starts spanking me around. I didn't make it five steps when i got geeked (those Leggos still CON red to me).
Looks like I'll either be grouping by the fort or soloing the zone...although the one time I was in CC was fun. I wonder if I could bank there?

Coddington
Lvl 39 Mage
Yes Virginia, you can bank in CC
# Mar 07 2002 at 9:52 AM Rating: Good
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Most people can't buy and sell in CC, but everyone can use the bank there without difficulty. Large races can't get inside the room, but just open the door and try to enter, and you'll be close enough.
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RE: Yes Virginia, you can bank in CC
# Nov 26 2002 at 10:36 AM Rating: Decent
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Get a bard or rogue you trust for selling in CC. They (I) can sneak sell.
want to come here but how?
# Oct 08 2001 at 10:54 PM Rating: Default
hi im a lvl 32 warrior and i am currently hunting in dalnir and i really wanted to come here and hunt but i dont know how to get here could someone plz help me out?
#HelloWorld, Posted: Aug 31 2001 at 7:40 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) At level 32, I am currently hunting in OT, I was wondering, if I should go to Sol B at 35, or to EW? I have really been wanting to go hunt in Velious sometime soon, so I sorta wanna go to EW, but myy bro is a 40 rogue hunting in Sol B, getting good exp.
Seeing trough hide/sneak
# Aug 06 2001 at 3:51 AM Rating: Default
I found out the hard way that kromriff elite sees through the rogues hide/sneak, at my lvl anyway (2), found that guy inside the frost giant fortress in the right building.

/Regards Berth (Thotamon lvl 18 DE necro luclin)
Ry'Gorr Scalps
# Aug 04 2001 at 11:24 AM Rating: Default
Ok I've been hunting at the Ry'Gorr fort for about a week and I now have a ton of these Ry'Gorr scalps sitting in the bank. Can't find any info on them. Does anyone know if there is a quest related to these or are they just wasting valuable space in my vault?
Druids quad utholks
# Jul 27 2001 at 7:38 PM Rating: Default
Fellow druids and wizards quad kite Ulthoulks in Northern part of zone there is a nice area out by the dorf emcampment. I am quading at lvl 42 druid and using 60% mana to kill 2 warriors and 2 hunters, resulting in just under 2 blues
Where can evil races bind?
# Jul 25 2001 at 10:05 AM Rating: Default
Can anyone tell me where is the nearest place an Dark Elf SK can bind? Thank you!
RE: Where can evil races bind?
# Jul 31 2001 at 11:19 AM Rating: Decent
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Thurgadin. My research has indicated that there are no innately KOS races to the Coldain. Other than that, you might consider raising facion with the giants and bind in Kael... course that would totally preclude binding in Thurg, as well as LOTS of other problems, but hey... such is life.

Thayn
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37 SHADOWKNIGHT
# Jul 23 2001 at 12:03 AM Rating: Decent
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Hi... I just came from OT to IC at level 36, and got 37 in about 6 hours with a FULL group, just wanted to know if its time to come to EW or not, and where/what to hunt there... I also want to do the dire wolf cloak quest but need amiable faction, so what level are the ulthorks? and 1 more thing, and I too low to solo the iceforged shackles quest? thanks in advance.
RE: 37 SHADOWKNIGHT
# Aug 07 2001 at 11:58 AM Rating: Default
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I did that quest with indifferent faction. HEF Rogue, worshipping Bristlebane, no faction adjusts to the Gnolls one way or the other. Nice cloak.
Ranger Solo
# Jul 09 2001 at 6:05 PM Rating: Decent
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Could a ranger solo here using panic animal and snare in the mid 30s (33-37). If not, is it very hard for a mid 30s ranger to find a group?

LONG LIVE TUNARE!!!
RE: Ranger Solo
# Oct 24 2001 at 12:43 AM Rating: Default
Actually, I've been soloing the Ry'Gorr Centurians at the camp just north of the bridge for a few days now as a 32 ranger. The centurians con from blue to red, so check before pulling.

Here's my method: Make sure all buffs are fresh, get where you can see the interior of the hut and cast Harmony on the Orc in the middle of the hut, then Harmony the orc at the campfire that you don't want to pull. Pull the remaining orc with snare, kite backwards until you are near the bridge and cast Stinging Swarm, just ranger kite him (archery and DD) until he's half life, then melee him until he's dead. Re-cast swarm if it wears off in the middle of the fight.

I've managed to solo blue through yellow centurians this way and usually end up with 30m and about 60% life left with blues. Med up and repeat... it's slow but fun. And I love killing orcs!

Good Luck,
Nurian Orcbutcher
32 Ranger of Tunare
Innoruuk server
RE: Ranger Solo
# Oct 09 2001 at 7:58 PM Rating: Decent
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As I ranger I would discourage you fear kiting too much before you hit 40. Your defensive skills will suffer. And post last patch...it was all that good to begin with. Juat a little side note
RE: Ranger Solo
# Aug 07 2001 at 12:01 PM Rating: Decent
13 posts
EW is solo ranger heaven.
Mid 30s you can start with cougars if you are carefull and hunt next to the dragon bridge. Things to watch for are the Dervishes and the Snow Griffins. Now at 45 I can still find blue con cougars so occasionally you will have to zone when your fear spell gets multiple resists. The griffins are the only mobs that are faster than sow. As you level you can hunt Kodiaks and Mammoths for fast leveling. The high quality tundra kodiak pelts are a rare item used for high level quest and can be sold for quite abit. You can also find plenty of pickup groups all over when you get board of soloing.
RE: Ranger Solo
# Jul 10 2001 at 8:49 AM Rating: Decent
2 posts
Very easy to solo as a rancer or druid here. just do the snare fear ant kill away. Start out with the snow cougers first though less chance of resisting the fear. I leveled my 32 druid all the way through 35 this way.
LAGGG
# Jun 27 2001 at 7:55 AM Rating: Default
Is lag worse in this particular zone (EW) and if not I wonder if DSL would straighten out my problems? Love the zone but have died repeatedly due to the extreme Lag. Thx
RE: LAGGG
# Aug 07 2001 at 12:04 PM Rating: Default
13 posts
I have died twice lately due to lag here and I have DSL.
Charm Kiting
# Jun 08 2001 at 7:37 PM Rating: Default
For enchanters at lvl 39+ this zone can be exception for charm soloing. all you have to do is use our level 4 mez to mez a tundra(preferably starting out with this is the best pet) and then charm it with cajoling and then celerity it, then wait till mez break and go out have some fun, but monitor your pets hp and help if necessary. Then get the pet to guard a spot and use cancel magic, strip enchanment or a spell of that nature to break charm and get rid of your speed spell. Then just root and nuke. Have fun
Dolaorn lvl 40 Enchanter on Brell
RE: Charm Kiting
# Jan 09 2002 at 5:06 PM Rating: Decent
6 posts
Hey, Dola...

Aside from the celerity buff, do you think this technique would work for a druid using Beguile Animal spell? It seems to me that with such low charisma my animal charms don't last very long so I probably don't have to worry about dispelling the charm, but I would like to try charm/fear kiting here. Until know I have been quad kiting in Velious with success but this sounds like it would be fun to try.

Oakenthorpe (38Druid)
Fallen Dragon Clan
Brell Serilis
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Fallen Dragon Clan
Brell Serilis

"It begings to rain."
What I've Found
# Jun 04 2001 at 9:37 AM Rating: Excellent
Welps, I've moved my cleric to Eastern Wastes. Had been camping inside the kodiac cave in Great Divide for a number of levels (35 to 38 in a few days). Anyways, we started by going to the bridge and pulling but didn't quite work out, too far to pull and get a lot of easy stuff.

On one trip from Thurg to bridge we stumbled upon the Ulthorks and baby seal section along north beach, and been there ever since!

This is some of the fastest and best xp/loot ratio I've seen, and I've been to Overthere, Dreadlands, Frenzy, etc. Well might not be better that frenzy but definatly one of the best outside areas.

Once group get solid, you can literally pull constantly, and sometimes don't have to pull, since there are so many adds, they come to you!

The loot is insane, I've gotten well over 500 plats just as my share from them. Everyone else in my gang has gotten the same. The ulthork tusks are worth quite a pretty penny to some folks, and they will pay thru the nose for them. Expeccially if you have 12, since it takes 4 to do the quest =) Don't sell for less that 25 plats each. I ask 40 each, and get it! Remember they are getting a blue diamond worth 3-4K so will gladly pay whatever.

Also on the north beach Ulthork armour drops, which has some of the most bizzarre stats of all the sets I've head about. Every piece has a plus and negative stats, I hear byt he time you get a whole set, you come out even, but gain AC. Kinda dumb but oh well. The north side has the bracers, gloves, boots and sleeves only. Of all these the only ones worht anything are the sleeves, 3 wis -3 dex. Wearing a set myself. They are not lore and sold one pair for 100 and another for 150. The boots are 3 dex and -3 wis.

Hang onto any HQ walrus or Ulthork pelts that drop, tailors are constantly patrolling north shore asking all the groups, 10 plat a pop. Hardly anything else will sell to vendors or players, destroy all the non stacking meat and odds and ends, vendors "give you absolutly nothing for this item"

I've recently hit level 40 up here, and some things are turning green, took a quick expedition to South Shore, and saw some Ulthork Man-O-Wars, yellow to level 40, hit uber hard, but heard they drop the Ulthork Breastplate and Pants. hmmmm

Oh also, killing Ulthork will raise faction with Othimir and SnowGnolls. Othimir are the Otters in Cobalt Scars, they have a couple vendors and are the ones who do the tusk quest. ANd snow gnolls are the guys in iceclad. I'm sure they both love me by now =)

If anyone is on Mith Marr and need a group, I'll be along South Beach hunting man o wars (no not nude sunbathing)

Lacuna Coil
GNOME Cleric
Mith Marr
trouble finding group
# May 11 2001 at 12:12 PM Rating: Default
It was my first time goign to EW, i shouted for a group for about 30 minutes and got no reply. I am a lvl 40 warrior. Is this too low for any good groups or is it just hard to get a group in this zone?

lvl 40 war
Goraman
Ayonae RO
RE: trouble finding group
# Oct 07 2001 at 11:23 AM Rating: Default
It's hard to get groups in EW, everyone is soloing except for the Ry'Gorr fort, and even there, there is a bunch of soloing. On a different note, Snow Griffens, snare them, and it shuts down there sow. If u don't have snare, go to CC and get a couple of the cyrstal web catchers, or something like that, they have 2 charges of root.
Just Some Stuff I Learned
# May 06 2001 at 9:20 PM Rating: Decent
Hi just talking about stuff I've learned in my adventure in Eastern Wastes.

1. No matter what, don't jump of the bridge. I know you're thinking "Well, duh," but when the Shadow Knight in our group cast Fear on a bear it ran off and the SK followed it. -4 bubs of HP in 2 seconds. Ouch.

2. The griffins are pure evil. While our tank was pulling, our druid got to the bottom of the bridge to look around. A elder snow griffin coasted over and killed him in less than a second. I'm not exagerating. That's the fastest death I've ever seen, not even Spectres can kill that quick.

3. While the snowy bottom looks like part of a bridge, the mobs don't count it as that. They more find it as a walkway to try a brisk jog. Pull at least to the first arch. A battle with a rhino is bad enough without a couple cougars/ dervishes/ griffins deciding that killing you looks like fun.

4. Not only are griffins strong, but smart. I think Verant helps them out too. When my group was camping the orc hut near the bridge, a griif an and elder griff pass by us. About 5 minutes they pass by again, and 5 minutes they pass by again. So i figure np, I'll just look out for them. About 5 seconds after I think this, it starts snowing.

5. After you zone into Crystal Caverns, the orcs that were chasing you wander off. That means you can zone right back in (unless someone just zoned.) This sounds good but it really isn't that helpful. As the orcs wander throughout the whole fort, this just means all you can do is stay in the little room with the teleport.

Well I hope that helps. Good luck everyone.

Meltem Elemaster 38 Magician Human
Arcane Evol
Mithaniel Marr
#Anonymous, Posted: Aug 17 2001 at 11:10 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) or instead of standing there w/ ure **** in your hands you can inviz yourself and go back...unless your a warrior..then u would be screwed til someone gets u ...or ure lucky enough to avoid aggro
Hunting Ry'Gorr Fort
# Apr 30 2001 at 12:10 PM Rating: Good
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I've been hunting around Ry'Gorr fort and Crystal Caverns for a couple weeks now as both a 35 cleric and a 40 paladin. This is one of the coolest (sorry) spots to hunt, but there are some common instructions people need.

1. Avoid the main building. Don't touch it, don't go near near it. (Until you're ready to go inside and pull.) The Chief, Oracle and Elites WILL agro through through the walls.

2. Know where the CC zone is and don't be afraid to us it! When you inevitably find the Chief and Oracle on your tail, please don't bring them back to the group. The best pullers make mistakes and zone to save the group. Before you try pulling from the fort, take the extra 30 seconds to locate the shed with the crystal and maybe even click the crystal so you know it works.

3. Stop and watch your pulls. There are no defined paths in and around the fort. Monsters will bump into walls, and many nasty deaths result from a single centurion attracting the attention of the chief. Also, an orc which gets "stuck" on the outside wall will teleport to you and get some free hits. With SoW and hopefully snare (rangers are the best pullers here), you have plenty of time to walk backwards around the inside of the wall, leading the orc safely to the gate. This also gives you time to consider the previous tip.

4. Don't hang out around the crystal. The main building is too close for any trains to be announced, and it is harder to click that crystal than you think.


There are three different types of parties here. It helps to understand your party's role when selecting recruits and pulls.

1. The uber-group will be found camped inside the main building. Personally, I wish these guys were off on a Plane fighting a dragon, but you'll sometimes for a bunch of 50+ people hording any Elite or better that pops. Don't expect to get any decent loot with this bunch of underachievers around.

2. The high-30's and low-40's. Focused on pulling Elites, the blacksmiths, and maybe with luck the chief. Tough mobs like these are normally fear kited and sometimes take 4 minutes or more to die. If you kill the chief, announce it via SHOUT, loot and ZONE to CC. Those Avengers will mash you like rotten tomatoes.

3. A mid-30's group can get a lot of experience, a few orc fang earrings and maybe a necklace or two. These guys will die fast if an elite comes for them. Focus on pulling centurions and legos from the four pillars and the two gate pops. Your downfall will be that level 40 you recruit who insists that you can take just one Elite. If you find you die too much here, move into Crystal Caverns.


Neebat Neverfear (40 Paladin)
Zeah (35 Cleric)
On Saryrn Server

Am I the only one who pulls with Stun?
RE: Hunting Ry'Gorr Fort
# Jun 27 2001 at 3:37 PM Rating: Decent
13 posts
I sure wish I had read this befor I was recruited to pull at the fort for the first time.
Was that two or three Oracles that put the big Woop-ass on me? I hadnt died that fast sense I wandered into the Brownie camp in Lesser Fay.
RE: Hunting Ry'Gorr Fort
# May 18 2001 at 10:09 PM Rating: Default
Hehe, you're not alone, I pull with stun too, gives us time to run for it since we aren't quick like some classes...

Delsinion Barlepop
Morell-Thule
RE: Hunting Ry'Gorr Fort
# Jun 12 2002 at 2:25 PM Rating: Decent
8 posts
I also wish I had seen this prior to my journey into the Ry'Gorr fort. Got my group killed twice, from agro through the walls. Oh well, live and learn. Fortunatly for us there was a higher level cleric in the zone who had a click stick.

And depending on where I am at I also pull with stun (Cease).
nonaist moonwolf
# Apr 04 2001 at 5:00 AM Rating: Default
how about someinfo for a solo traveler to get fromiceclad tothuragin without getting killed)
RE: nonaist moonwolf
# Sep 09 2002 at 10:59 PM Rating: Decent
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The easiest way through EW from the bridge is
to hang a right and get on ocean bank follow the ocean all the way north and then west stay on the bank and you run into nothing till you get to the ulthork beach and even then almost always the Ulthorks are being killed so are to busy to aggro you. keep following the river and you hit some hills that start pushing you south (the zone wall is here) . follow the zone wall and it will dump you in the passages to GD. Just be careful in the hills there are wandering snow giants here but don't worry too much there aggro range is small and you can here them stompin around.
As for GD to thur best advise already given.
RE: nonaist moonwolf
# Apr 18 2001 at 9:40 AM Rating: Decent
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Just to get from iceclad to Thurgadin is easy. Just make it to the Dragon Bridge to get into the Eastern Wastes from Iceclad and go West/Northwest past the Frost Giant fort to the Great Divide zone(printing maps will help as i don't know locs). Once in GD, head straight west to river and follow that river north to waterfall. Go THROUGH the waterfall and you'll go through a false wall into Thurgadin.
RE: nonaist moonwolf
# May 23 2001 at 4:12 AM Rating: Decent
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There doesn't seem to be any particular path in EW that is entirely safe, though maybe you can skirt the edges. However, I've gone through the zone with invisibility, and I have yet to see a mob that sees through it. Even the Snow Griffons, which are Druid casters, have yet to /con anything other than neutral while I'm invisible.

If you can invis yourself, cool. If not, you can probably beg it off of a group who are hunting from the bridge.

Good luck
new to velious
# Mar 25 2001 at 4:43 PM Rating: Default
hey is there a place to bind overhere or is Fp the closest. im a warrior and ill tell you thet the xp and new quests are almost not worth the two hour boat back from NRo. any help in this?

i have just started hunting in CC so is there a place close to there to bind?

thanks. =)

riglorg darkmeadow

mith marr
RE: new to velious
# Mar 26 2001 at 10:46 AM Rating: Default
You can bind in the city next to the Great Divide zone. Great Divide is to the west and this city is at 0,0 in GD. The entrance to the city (Thargin or something like that) is hidden behind the waterfall.
Druids and Soloing at 30
# Mar 19 2001 at 10:03 AM Rating: Decent
I just came here last night and love this zone. With so many animals around a Druid can always get experience.

I first ensnare the annimal (snow cougars, tundra kodiaks, wooly mammoths - con'd yellow to me) and then cast Panic Animal (that level 1 spell that is hardly ever used). Since it is such low mana (10) if it is resisted I just keep on casting. After the animal is feared I cast immolate and creeping crud. Since the animal is feared it gets full damage from the DoTs!

Wala! Cooked cougar on a stick.

Word to the wise: Do not get curious and see if you can stand on the edge of the bridge and look down. I did and fell for 10000 hp in damage.

Mugwye
Lvl 30 Druid
Luclin Server
RE: Druids and Soloing at 30
# May 23 2001 at 4:18 AM Rating: Decent
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I heard that. Unfortunetely, its fairly accurate. That bridge is at least as tall as many modern suspension bridges, and I hear that if you're falling from that height, water is no softer a surface to fall on than concrete. Surface tension.

And learn to love the cougars (I kind of like them, myself.) Come 35, you'll be teaching yourself to quad kite on them. **** loot, but very nice exp, and you'll occassionally get a Cougar Claw Earring which is one sweet item (pretty rare, though. I soloed them from 36-38, and only got two.) After that, Dire Wolves or Kodiaks. They're not hard at all to isolate, you can take the cougars either just north of the Tower of Frozen Shadow on that island, or just East of the gnome camp on that one. In either case, drag your pull to the shoreline once you've got four, and zap away. The exp is phenominal.
Orcs at the Bridge
# Mar 02 2001 at 5:15 PM Rating: Default
Spent a nice morning solo camping the orc camp at the base of the bridge. Needed harmony to separate the two at the fire, and the three in the huts, but that was all. Once the camp was broken, they have about a 25 min spawn time...so you get them spaced out to killing one evry five minutes and you are home free. I'd say they averaged about three out of every five were blue to me (43 druid), and about half the green ones gave up xp too. In five hours of camping i got 2 and 1/2 bubs of xp, numerous weapons, 5 orc fang earrings, words and runes, about 110+p ...but NO armor! Does it not drop anywhere but the fort?
My routine was to snare away from the camp, root, dot with immo and Doom, then med and repeat. Hardly ever meleed, and as long as you pull them East, and med east of them, you dont even have to worry about wandering monsters. It was so easy, i got bored, but hung on hoping to get some armor.

Hope this helps...
Falconwing Wolfheart
Druid 43
Hawk Lord
Cazic-thule server
RE: Orcs at the Bridge
# Apr 17 2001 at 12:32 AM Rating: Decent
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Armor Drops off Elites and the Oracle at the fort and the BP only drops off the chief.

BTW just a heads up, when you kill the chief be ready to zone, sometimes 6 Avengers spawn and have a zone wide aggro on those that killed their Chief and double for 150, they seem to despawn once to offending group is dead or zoned and no one else has **** them off. They can be taken one at a time, they are as tough as the chief except they seem to have higher Magic Resist.

Aren Steelblade
43rd Warrior
Officer Aegis of Norrath
Saryrn
RE: Orcs at the Bridge
# Mar 05 2001 at 10:17 PM Rating: Decent
12 posts
I have been messing around in EW for a long time and they only thing that i see that gives rygorr armor consistantly is rygorr elite's at the fort. I myself have only seen the chief, elites, and one of the other rygorr's drop any armor. So you will probably be better off looking for armor at the fort.


btw. there seems to be a lot of training and other such in this area so watch out and remember if you get into trouble zone into CC
kosman
# Feb 23 2001 at 10:51 PM Rating: Default
what about Rodericks head quest plase tell me
10,000 hp loss
# Feb 17 2001 at 7:12 PM Rating: Default
Does anyone know the loc of the ledge where, if you fall off it, you lose 10,000 hp instantly?? Just curious before I go running around the zone =)
RE: 10,000 hp loss
# Feb 19 2001 at 2:54 PM Rating: Default
The cliffs around the entrance to Kael. I know of this first hand =)
RE: 10,000 hp loss
# Feb 26 2001 at 11:32 PM Rating: Default
hehe . I'm learned this first had too .. Fell off with my bard, but the second I went off, i hit back ASAP! Fell for almost 500pnts ( sadly I didn't have very much more than that at lv 22 ).

I survided, but I know others that hadn't.
RE: 10,000 hp loss
# Jun 10 2001 at 8:22 PM Rating: Decent
9 posts
Me too, near the Kael entrance. Was running in 3rd person view to see if those Frost Giants were near me...kablam you have taken 10000 damage:(
There's a moral there, methinks.

I got a necro to locate my corpse later, and we nearly died again, when I autofollowed her over the cliff, but I hadn't got SOW on, which probably saved my life :)

Later on, I won some Ry'Gorr leggings which cheered me up no end :)

Tzen Nox, 35th Season Ranger
Seventh Hammer

Thanks to Faniamilna for the Locate Corpse :)
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