Howling Stones (Charasis)  

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Type: Indoor
Continent: Kunark
Instanced: No
Keyed: Yes
Level Range: 40 - 60
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Charasis was built by the Kunzar Tribe shortly after the Shissars were driven out of Kunark. It is the birthplace of Venril Sathir and is where he planned his war against the other Iksar tribes, a war which saw to the formation of the Sebilisian Empire under Venril's leadership. Charasis was entombed soon after the fall of the Empire and is presently occupied by a large number of undead, including the spirit of Venril's one-time companion, Drusella.

Charasis, also known as The Howling Stones, is located in the middle of the chasm in The Overthere, and is guarded by several Venril Sathir-aligned scorpikis. You must complete a quest in order to gain the key necessary to enter the zone.
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Tip of the North WingInside the East WingThe PitHexbone Skeleton
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Inside keys no longer required?
# Nov 08 2016 at 12:19 PM Rating: Decent
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I am playing on TLP (Lockjaw) and planned to do the shortcut into the East wing last night. I planned on using the illusion trick to bypass the locked door..... cept it wasn't locked. I loved over and the door opened right up when I clicked it.
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# Sep 17 2016 at 4:50 PM Rating: Decent
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Xalgoz in Kaesora its 25 minutes
Chancellor of Dizok its 1:18 - 1:30
Key no longer needed
# Mar 06 2015 at 1:12 PM Rating: Decent
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I entered a few nights ago, didn't need a key. Bot characters were above 55+, so it may still be needed for a lower level character to enter.
Respawn time
# Jun 29 2014 at 10:39 AM Rating: Decent
Been camping Embalming Fluid and he doesnt seem to want to respawn. Already seen 2 respawns of the other mobs placed with him, but no sign of the named nor a Place Holder. Does anyone happen to know the respawn time of these named spawns?
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Great Zone
# Jul 09 2012 at 3:08 PM Rating: Decent
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I love this place.
Nice place for a returning player, with Kunark nostalgia.
If youre a untwinked lvl 40ish returned player like me, and you if you happen to like zones and mobs actually being a challenge, this is the place to go.

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You do not meet the requirements...
# Feb 05 2012 at 3:26 AM Rating: Decent
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For those on TLP, if you get your key and try to zone in straight away you might get the "You do not meet the requirements........" message. Log out and back in, and you'll be fine. This worked for me at level 47.
Gaining entry
# Oct 19 2011 at 2:55 PM Rating: Decent
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One blue into 40, I opted for Howling Stones over Guk and zoned in fine without even doing the key quest. Beastlord with a cleric mercenary I was able to solo the basement just fine and the XP was fantastic.
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# Sep 18 2011 at 6:08 PM Rating: Decent
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I tried to gain entry (with the key quest complete) at 42 and was told I did not meet the requirements. At 43 I went right in.
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# Apr 28 2011 at 2:38 AM Rating: Decent
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This place is crazy exp! Leveled a couple characters here now. You can solo in your 30s at entrance and down below, but you have to be geared and careful (Warrior with Healer merc; Wizard with tank merc). Great place to get 51, get your AAs, bank 30 AAs and level to 55. Higher the level the more you'll have to stick to South (and into East wing thru false wall). Good luck!
Hand of Glory
# Jan 10 2011 at 11:07 AM Rating: Decent
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It seems that this key is no longer needed to open any doors in this zone. I could not add it to my keyring, either, as I could not find a locked door to use it on.
in at 40
# Jan 09 2011 at 9:11 PM Rating: Decent
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You can definitely get in at 40 without questing - I just did
still keyed.
# Dec 29 2010 at 5:54 PM Rating: Decent
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tried zoning in my level 37 for a pl session, and magically i need a key, thanks for the misinformation.

guess its off to kaesora i go to farm the key parts....
still keyed.
# Mar 08 2011 at 4:03 PM Rating: Decent
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I was able to click right in at 38 on my new little mage today without even thinking about doing any quests :)

Maybe the level requirement is 38, or maybe it was broken until this last patch. *shrug
still keyed.
# Dec 30 2010 at 4:38 PM Rating: Good
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A long long time ago they changed alot of the old locked zones to a required minimum level. I won't say all, but alot of them can still be accessed if you do the access/key quests before you reach the minimum level. At 37 you wouldn't be able to get into HS that way, but I think at 40 or 45 you can, maybe 50 at the latest. If you still need a key at that point then that is a change or it's broken.

If you read down you'll see someone else said level 40. There's a bunch of zones like this, old seb, sleeper's tomb, VP, and of course, the planes and beyond.

I used to have a list of the changed zones handy, but I couldn't find it.
still keyed.
# Jan 10 2011 at 11:44 PM Rating: Decent
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yea i got in at 40 thx :D
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# Mar 13 2010 at 5:38 AM Rating: Default
How do you actually get to the entrance of HS? Am I missing a ramp down into the caverns?
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http://www.eqmacwiki.com/eqatlas/overtheremap.html

A on that map, then use the in-game map to find your way to the bottom, click on the sphere.

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Keyed
# Nov 27 2009 at 2:28 PM Rating: Decent
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After camping Xalgoz for a couple of hours, I discovered in chat, that this zone is no longer keyed. That is both good and bad.

I am wondering though, since it is a hotzone, will it only be "un"keyed for the time that it is a hot zone, or will it be "un"keyed from now on.

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# Mar 15 2010 at 1:23 PM Rating: Good
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Xalgoz is the top boss...of Kaesora.
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# May 06 2010 at 5:38 AM Rating: Good
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And you used to need a fang from Xalgoz to get into HS. Hence the guy camping Xalgoz before finding he didn't need to.
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Keyed
# Nov 29 2009 at 7:56 AM Rating: Decent
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It has been unkeyed for a while now, long before it was a hot zone.
Keyed
# Dec 27 2010 at 12:19 AM Rating: Decent
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It appears it is still keyed if you're below level 40... appears to be open zone (no key) for 40+.
Coin Depicting Innoruuk
# May 05 2009 at 5:22 PM Rating: Decent
I assume is behind a locked door now since revamp. Bard using lockpick of 320 skill could not open the 1st west wing door where you can see a bag on the floor. Anyone done the 1.5 mage epic lately who has been able to get the doors open?
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# Mar 24 2008 at 6:56 PM Rating: Decent
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please where is the key for the south door ?
thanks you

Edited, Mar 24th 2008 10:56pm by satyriasis
Rog Pick Lock bugged in HS
# Jul 27 2007 at 9:49 PM Rating: Decent
Went to open doors with 75 rog, max Pick Lock skill and set of picks. Could not open any locked doors. A Change? A bug?
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Rog Pick Lock bugged in HS
# Sep 27 2007 at 8:15 PM Rating: Decent
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You use the Tallow marked candles to open the doors.
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Rogue Shroud
# Jul 20 2006 at 1:46 PM Rating: Decent
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I Did the Hand of Glory run on Cazic server two times last night and once this morning before coming into work. The way I did it was to use the first goblin spirit shroud, the rogue, and grab some buffs in PoK. Steps I took are as follows:

0. Prerequisite for this run is to have done the key of Charasis (Howling Stones) quest so that you may enter zone.

1. Arrange to have a set of lockpicks, either have them in the bank or arrange for another character to hand it to you when you are in goblin shroud.

2. Hail the shroud giver in PoK and chose the highest goblin rogue shroud that you can. The lowest shroud I have used so far is level 55. Spend the attribute points pretty much however you wish, if everything goes well you won't be fighting anything.

3. Important hot keys to setup: sneak, hide and spirit sending (? not sure of title. The description lets you know that this is to send you back to the shroud giver in PoK at the end of the run). I then setup some buttons for fighting in case things happen to go bad at some point: melee attack, backstab, hamstring and a couple of others not overly important.

4. Before leaving PoK the buffs I got were Cleric HP buff, levitate and Spirit of Wolf. Before zoning into The Overthere hit the sneak and hide buttons.

5. Zone into The Overthere and run to ledge above passage leading to Howling Stones zone. Float down to entrance and run to glowing half sphere that is zone in.

6. Once in the zone I did the steps listed in Sephoria's post but backwards, for reason's that will soon be apparent.

Safety tip. The only wing I had a mob that could see through sneak/hide was in the North wing, so it is best to save it for last.

7. The way I was able to get across the illusionary bridge to the east wing was to run up the stairs to the west wing. Open the door by clicking on it and receive the successful lock pick message. In this room was a little vase in the southwest corner that raised me enough so that I was able to run back through the door and get on top of one of the fire pots by the golems standing there. I pointed myself at the east wing ledge, looked up and ran across. I could tell that my altitude had decreased a bit but still ended up on the ledge by the golems.

8. From this point all the ground spawns were exactly where Sephoria's post described. At the end of the east wing is a teleport that zones you out to the steps of the entrance in The Overthere that lead to the passage to Charasis, so just run back in and get the rest of the pieces.

9. For me the see invis mob in the North wing was always past the room containing the piece I needed and didn't seem to wander around so you should be safe.

10. After getting the last piece and hitting the combine button to create the Hand of Glory find a spot in the hall that is clear and hit the button to send yourself back to PoK.

After you have the hand you can click on the door of the room with the last piece you picked up. This will add it to your keyring. You can check by typing /key. I am guessing that the total time was about 45 mins to do this run. Levitate usually runs out about the time I am going into the North wing so.

Hope these notes are helpful. Thanks much to Sephoria for the excellent post with the locations of the pieces.

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Edited, Jul 21st 2006 at 4:38pm EDT by aaleb
Rogue Shroud
# Aug 02 2006 at 4:03 PM Rating: Decent
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Has something changed here with levitate spells?? Seems to me the last time I was in here a few weeks ago, Spirit of Eagle always dropped from me on zoning in and I was stuck using clicky lev item so I could make the run across the fake steps. Also had to use feral form for speed as could not cast SOW or SOE in zone. This would be nice if lev not stripped on zoning in any longer.
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# Jul 24 2006 at 8:55 PM Rating: Decent
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I tried the rogue shroud tonight (level 65 goblin) - both times I entered the north Wing, soon as i got near or through the big picture of the Iksar, HIDE dropped, aggroing the mobs.

Anyone else have this happen?

Gonna try again a bit later..
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# Sep 02 2006 at 11:22 PM Rating: Decent
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That means that you encountered a mob that sees through rogue sneek/hide (aka, SoS, Shroud of Stealth). Any see-invis mob has a small chance of spawning as a see-SoS mob. I encountered one in the West wing, but none in the North wing.
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# Jul 26 2006 at 11:48 PM Rating: Decent
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i had no trouble with losing hide...
Hand of glory
# Jul 14 2006 at 10:06 AM Rating: Decent
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anyone have the estimated time on getting a hand of glory? lol so far this is taking me forever and im still on the north wing!
Hand of glory
# Jul 18 2006 at 10:44 PM Rating: Decent
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patch today fixed this. key parts are now spawning again.
Hand of glory
# Jul 15 2006 at 11:47 PM Rating: Decent
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well... i dont know about all servers but this is broken on prexus. key parts that spawn on the ground arent spawning...
Find the keys!
# May 22 2006 at 10:06 PM Rating: Excellent
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----------North Door--------
Step 1--"tallow-marked candle" = opens north coridor, Dropped from "sperm"
Step 2--"Sacrificial Robe Clasp" = other doors in the Noth corridor (found in the middle room in west wing, on floor)
Step 3--"Dismembered Finger" is part of the master key. Loc = +331, +207 in the room with doors opposite of the Clasp
Step 4--Kill "Crypt Keeper" loot "Sigil of the Calendar" = opens the West corridor.
----------West Door----------
Step 5--"Skull engraved coin" = Opens other doors in West corridor, found in room next to broken table, most southern room in west wing (assuming you don't fall in invis floor)
Step 6--"Dismembered Thumb" is second piece of the master key. Loc = -143, +623, go left instead of going into the room with portal, on floor before door that drops down into the "pit"

Step 7--Kill "Spectre Procurator" loot "Broken Sacraficial Blade" = Opens Southern corridor. Was very confused on where to find this mob, as I cleared the west wing several times. He spawns directly in front of the portal back to the zone in.
----------Southern Door-------
Step 8--Loot "Coin of Depicting Innoruuk" = Key to other door in southern passage. Loc = -573, -111
Step 9--"Mutilated Forearm" = 3rd piece of master key Loc = -567, +152
----------Eastern Door--------
Can be accessed by Levitating from West wing stairs (stand on a pot) straight to east wing. Requires run 3 or SoW.
Step 10: "Blood Encrusted Glove" 4th part and the container to combine the other parts in to make "Hand of Glory" Loc = +313, -567

Major credit to MarchintoaBrothel
Grats on my Hand of Glory!

Edited, Thu Jun 1 20:07:13 2006
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Find the keys!
# Aug 10 2008 at 2:57 PM Rating: Decent
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Step 2--"Sacrificial Robe Clasp" = other doors in the Noth corridor (found in the middle room in west wing, on floor)

To clarify: The clasp is found on the floor IN THE NORTH HALL. There are two rooms across from each other in the North Wing and it's in the eastern room.

The way this reads, you'd think it was found in the West Wing of Howling Stones.
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# May 30 2006 at 5:37 PM Rating: Default
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Step 8 above - Loc = -573, -111
Traveling to HS
# Dec 30 2005 at 11:57 AM Rating: Decent
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Just wanted to let everyone know to pay attention when traveling to HS. I fell for 20k hp in the ravine and safe fall sure didnt help.

If you do not have lev go to the North tip of the ravine and run down the side to HS.

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Entering East Wing with levitate.
# Nov 19 2005 at 8:44 AM Rating: Default
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This is what i did to get into East Wing;

First, I had Spirit of Eagle cast on me and i was in Imp Form (i'm an enchanter) and i casted Grow on myself (titan potion).

Second, Killed the 2 local wanderers at zone in, killed the 2 golems on the West door then killed the 1 wanderer near the East door.

Third, Invised myself, ran up to the West door, stood on a flame pot, turned and faced the East door, this is the tricky part and might take you a few tries because you need to be pointing exactly at the right "landing" spot, when you're happy with your direction, face straight up and then run for it, you should easily land near the East door if you're aimed correctly. I was basically aiming at the East door, maybe slighty to the left of it.


I used invis to do this because i wanted to direcharm one of the pyre golems at the East door, didnt wanna kill them.

I COULD NOT make it to the East door from the South door flame pot, i tried it a million times, the only thing that worked for me was the West-to-East flight.

I have Dial-up and I Lagg but it worked anyway.

I'm not saying that you have to be an Imp or have Spirit of eagle on you or Grow yourself or "look straight up while levitating" to make this work, it's just what worked for me. I've been able to repeat this several times.

Unlisted drop?
# Sep 27 2005 at 5:21 PM Rating: Decent
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A ranger and myself were duoing in HS last night, found an unlisted book drop called 'The Green Fog', not sure if it's new or not. It's tradable and marked lore, dropped twice while we were slaughtering in there. Does anyone know anything about this yet?
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# Oct 11 2005 at 11:03 PM Rating: Default
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its part of a monster mission quest you get from a npc at fontier mountains zoneline
RE: Unlisted drop?
# Oct 19 2005 at 1:32 PM Rating: Decent
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thank you :)
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Someone told me a new to me way up the east side sence my PC lags and I canot lev across,and i know maybe 1 mage, and he wouldnt come to HS just to coh me up there hehe.

I havent tried this yet, but root the mob standing on the east ledge near the fake steps and pray it summons you up there.~)

I know levatating is the easy way cause i used my roomates Alienwear to lev my 4 toons over and i finishd my master key.

PS the zone out on the south wing is a trick so u dont find the hidden passage in the last room with the teleporter out.
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