Caverns of Exile (Solusek C)  

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Level Range:
55 - 65

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This zone is available during Planes of Power on progression servers.
In the depths of the Lavastorm Mountains there is only one ruler. But even his burning breath and power have their limits. Rumor has it that there is wealth and danger in locations even further below the boiling lands than Lord Nagafen can reach.

As the only entrances into the Caverns of Exile are through scorching lakes of lava, people have a tendency to burn to death before even setting foot in these caverns. Assuming you make it past this first hurdle, there are many other dangers which could lead to an untimely demise.

The site of a struggle for power between the Vrodak Tribe and Goblins of Fire Peak, these caverns play host to a variety of volatile creatures, from tentacle terrors and festering goos to fiery imps, flame mephits, and fire elementals. Past the kobolds and goblins lurks further danger, with a clan of powerful fire giants, swarms of fireback spiders and their queen, and a powerful demon by the name of Culthor...

Peering Into the CavernsGoblins of Fire PeakThe Vrodak TribeLurking in the Lava
Watch Your StepCavernous BeetlesHorde of Fire ElementalsEntering the Lava Giant Fortress
Tentacle TerrorsThe Fireback QueenCulthor the Gatekeeper
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# Mar 07 2020 at 6:52 PM Rating: Good
470 posts
this zone is live and available during PoP/LoY on Mangler server.
Ring Even Location
# Jul 10 2009 at 5:35 PM Rating: Decent
132 posts

P 229.3043, 97.1723, -15.5407, 0, 240, 0, 3, Ring_Event_Room
map file name: soldungc
The Elusive Sol C
# Aug 05 2007 at 8:06 AM Rating: Decent
54 posts
To get there, find the zone-out marked CE on your map, when yr in Sol B.

When you zone over, make sure you are completely submersed in the lava or you will end up zoning into Sol A. Thats right - if your head is popping out out of the lava, or you are levitating above it, you'll zone into Sol A. You need to be completely submersed when you zone, or you'll never get there.
Forever up
# Apr 20 2007 at 1:47 AM Rating: Decent
29 posts
This zone will likely be up forever now, since it and the halls of betrayl are BOTH used in the rogue epic 1.5, just a FYI for those asking about it
Minimum level??
# Jan 27 2007 at 2:19 AM Rating: Decent
46 posts
I regularly come here with my Warrior and Cleric to have some fun 2 boxing the nameds and really enjoy this quiet zone. Recently I thought my Mage was big enough to join me and my Druid also. They are 57 and 55 respectively.

While my 75 War and 66 Clr can zone in just fine, my Mage and Druid can not zone in. Any thoughts on this?

When they hit the zoneline they appear in Sol A for some reason.
How to zone in
# Aug 01 2006 at 5:21 AM Rating: Decent
Go to sol A, south into the gobby fort. Into the main room and down into the lava river, eventually u will need to duck (using my barbarian). This will take you form Sol A to Sol B.

Once in Sol B, turn around as if you wanted to go back to Sol A... now you entered SOl C. In Sol C, the lava burns more. So be quick!

Helps to have a SoE to spare you the hassle.
Gaminide - Burgers - Milea - Vangard
...oh god not another Everquest post
# May 14 2006 at 5:29 AM Rating: Excellent
8,181 posts
...ok it will take to long to tell you how to get here, try to read the post below...or ask someone who knows how to get there show you.

1) 69 Necro...170 Fr...on the Sol B side lava did 10 dmg a tic...once I zoned did 66 dmg a tic...I had both Harmsheild and Quivering Veil up just in case...didnt need to use either one (around 4k hp with only self buffs)

2) This zone has MAD aggro range...thats not saying its not soloable...but dont run around to look for a good camp spot, because alot of mobs C-Invis...and they may not hit hard...but when you have 9 of those little goblin dudes hitting you with spells...FD will NOT save you.

3) I love this zone, db/lb cons to a 69...soloable but not wise if you cant maintain crowd control.

...otherwise this is just a great place to go if you get tired of people trying to find you :)
Things I sometimes play...

"What do you want to be when you grow up?"
"I want to be a unicorn!"
"Awww, why's that?"........
"So I can stab people with my face."
a hard zone
# Aug 02 2005 at 2:43 PM Rating: Decent
16 posts
I found my waqy into sol c this morning thru sol b. On the first attempt i died quiet quick. Second attempt I managed to kill one caster sand forgot to snare a firewalker. So, he ran off and aggroed 3 more mobes who start kickin my....well pop weaponshiel and gate. Great zone btw and yes is empty.
Still around
# Jun 27 2005 at 1:23 PM Rating: Decent
9 posts
This place still exist.. first time I have heard o fit.. might go jump in and check it out.
zone still there
# Oct 30 2004 at 3:55 AM Rating: Decent
29 posts
as of oct 30 2004 zone still there..sandage povar server
Sandage,85 ranger of the Povor server with pride!
still up
# Jul 21 2004 at 11:48 PM Rating: Decent
31 posts
this zone is still up as of July 21st 2004, and have to say its a nice untap zone to get some pretty nice item that a lvl 65 solo class can do with little problems.
A new phoenix sprang forth from the pyre. It embalmed the ashes of its predecessor in an egg of myrrh and flew with it to Heliopolis, "city of the sun," where the egg was deposited on the altar of the sun god.
RE: still up
# Jul 22 2004 at 4:24 AM Rating: Decent
111 posts
The xp isn't too terribly bad either as a solo class.

Though it does get lonely.
Just wondering
# May 10 2004 at 4:32 PM Rating: Default
48 posts
Is this zone still up? I thought it and Halls of Betrayel were only temporary? So as of May 10, 2004, are this and Halls of Betrayel still available? I hope they are, heard that they gave fairly good exp for high 50's and low 60's. Also want to get a Golem Heart Ring from HoB.

Edited, Tue Jul 20 17:58:37 2004
Rumor Mill sez?
# Apr 14 2004 at 8:42 PM Rating: Decent
316 posts
I have also heard a rumor that if you are below lvl 46 you cannot find this zone. Much like the planes, you cannot zone in...but it doesn't tell you anything - you just jump in the lava, NOT zone into SolC - and probably die of lava dmg trying to find the zin you can't get into anyhoo.
*Insert snazzy catchphrase here*
RE: Rumor Mill sez?
# May 05 2004 at 9:08 AM Rating: Decent
50 posts
We had a level 45 enchanter tag along with us on our last expedition here. He zoned in just fine. The experience was pretty sweet for him as well. Suprisingly, most of his spells landed on the entry mobs, however deeper in, he had problems.

Edited, Wed May 5 10:09:36 2004
# Apr 08 2004 at 4:22 PM Rating: Decent
4 posts
Was wondering if anyone had the /loc of the Zi from either side solA or solB
# Dec 09 2003 at 8:09 PM Rating: Decent
12 posts
This isnt screwed up at all ..its simple. If you zone into CoE from Sola get onto Goblin side. If you zone into CoE from get onto vrodak side. You can also evac to goblin side. And to the lava ..yes it sucks but you should make it if you have at least 2000hp
Is it still Open
# Dec 05 2003 at 1:53 PM Rating: Default
Ok I am working on the conversion quest for the green scale. Fire Giant Embers drops here of 3 of the giants. Someone told me that this zone is no longer open. Does anyone know this for a fact either way. And if it is closed what of the quest, does another mob someplace in Norath drop this piece.
Manias of Cenarius
45 Hunter of Farsight
RE: Is it still Open
# Feb 26 2004 at 1:56 PM Rating: Decent
172 posts
As of Feb 26th, 2004 this zone is still open.
-Baelnorm ElMarr
65th Season Paladin of Marr
Knights of Marr

- Pjrell Champeaux
68th Circle Shaman of the Tribunal
RE: Is it still Open
# Jul 01 2004 at 3:34 AM Rating: Decent
8 posts
As of July 1st, 2004 this zone is still open.
RE: Is it still Open
# Dec 05 2003 at 2:43 PM Rating: Default
205 posts
It's still open, the Fire Giant Embers drop off any of the Fire Giants: magus, warlord, soothsayers.
Chanes Nautilus
The Relentless
7 part quest for sword
# Aug 30 2003 at 12:00 AM Rating: Default
ive got the 3 parts of the sword of lore, anyone else contribute to this quest here and let me know how far about or how hard the other mobs are forthe remaining 4 parts?

EDIT 61 Warder of the glade

Edited, Sat Aug 30 00:58:08 2003
Now enlisted into WoW - DoA Deathwing
RE: 7 part quest for sword
# Dec 14 2003 at 9:03 PM Rating: Decent
8 posts
Whats the sword of lore???
fire giants
# Aug 25 2003 at 12:50 AM Rating: Decent
8 posts
A group of us were camping fire giants hopeing to get a named to pop, when I looked down and noticed my xp bar hadn't moved a tick. No one's had. We ended up camping them for 2 hours, and none of us got ANY xp (I was on aa xp). GM said that they are bugged, so if you are xping, don't kill the giants.
Sol A zone in ?
# Aug 19 2003 at 12:51 PM Rating: Decent
27 posts
Where in Sol A is the zone in ? Can anyone help me out? Any maps available of the new zone yet? cartography or otherwise?
Oerin Trubble
70th Paladin
RE: Sol A zone in ?
# Jul 29 2004 at 3:22 PM Rating: Excellent
75 posts
For zone-in from SolA, go south to the goblin fort, lower level, shrink yourself, and drop off the lavafall. Easiest way to get there is to go down into the lava hole in the main hall and take the door to the east.
Bad bug
# Aug 19 2003 at 11:09 AM Rating: Decent
42 posts
Yesterday we went deep and in three different spots after a mob was pulled he warped on puller or something and agroed 2 dozen mobs or so. (Too many to actually count but I am not exagerating, the time we wiped I counted 13 and missed allot of mobs I know cause we were covered in them)

The mobs come from pretty far too cause our group had a large area cleared each time this happened.

I bugged this (could not figure out how to put in a description so I put pathing) and I /feedbacked it.

Anyone else seen this?

Edited, Tue Aug 19 12:07:48 2003
never had problem with lava
# Aug 17 2003 at 3:37 AM Rating: Default
18 posts
Lol, ive been to SoL C 4 times and never had any problems with group not zoning in together. Easy way to do it is levitate to top of lava falls in nagafans and go down and forward under lava. You zone real fast and after zone in keep going forward till u exit lava. Me being a SK i use my harmshield so i take no damage and HS lasts 18 seconds and i haven't taken any lava damage yet so its safe to say less then 18 seconds of traveling under lava. Last night group i went in with had 1 caster taking less then half a bubble of damage lol. Now swimming from sol a seemed like longer swim but again i took nop damagfe while using HS so i would say less then 18 seconds swim time that route. Hope this helps!

Shalanaa 65 SK torv
# Aug 13 2003 at 1:06 AM Rating: Default
52 posts
ffs i want to go but do you have to swim for minutes at a time in deadly lava to get in? i fear my casters wont make it with me. what a friggin gei idea for a zone in. never been and i hate it already.
Veteran Sarcazzm Madbarsher
Southern Legion
The Tribunal
Did you expect this to be easy?
# Aug 12 2003 at 2:23 PM Rating: Decent
200 posts
Come on, people! Did you think you were just going to waltz in and whack on whatever was there? At least you won't find anyone bringing their lowbies in the zone to get gimped.

Any casters looking to go here are going to need Virtue to make it through relatively intact (and a maxxed swim skill). Just relax, don't lose your head and surface as soon as you can to get your bearings.

Once I zoned at the lava waterfall, I was taking 80 a sec with a FR of 121. This is definitely no picnic.
Zone line
# Aug 11 2003 at 6:43 AM Rating: Decent
4 posts
This has got to be the worst Zone line I have ever seen in the game. We all went down as a GUild to do a mini raid. everyone zoned in most of the casters died, but not too bad because there corpses could be dragged. But then there were the two of us who zoned into Sol A by accident and when trying to get back into SolB ended up in the cavern of exile. Good so I finally made it into the zone, but im so confused as to which way im going it takes me a few minutes to get my bearings, Caster, few minutes in lava, I didnt really stand a chance. Unfortunatly not only have me and some friends died, but our corpses are at a completly difrent part of the zone to the rest of the guild.
What followed was well over an hours CR, The zone line needs to be changed or moved because I cant see myself going there again unless it is, which is a shame because when you finally get your group in alive, i found it a fun zone.

Kunama Diwana
54th Enchantress
The Gathered
The Tribunal
# Aug 10 2003 at 6:48 AM Rating: Decent
239 posts
The zone in is a bit screwed up also. It is directly East from 14 on the eqatlas map. But if you are levitating above the lava you usually zone to Sol A. If you are in the Lava most of the time you zone to Sol C. You are dropped at different spots depending if you zone in from A or B. So if you zone from B to A try and stay above the lava and you can zone back to B and try again. Had to hire a CoTH mage last night to help regroup us.

Also if you zone in from B to C you are in lava. You need to swim forward and up quickly. with 80FR I took 95hps per tick and about 800 points getting out. We lost several casters to the lava.
The Power of Hate conquers all foes.
Leader of The Silent Minority a Rathe Guild
RE: zoning
# Aug 12 2003 at 6:31 AM Rating: Default
167 posts
if you zone in from A to C, you also end up in lava and have to swim out before ya melt. The sola side has goblins, the solb side has kobolds (not a big surprise). Evac (succor, etc.) sends you to the goblin area (sola zone in side). the Sola side has a ledge to stand on after you exit the lava, but before you kill anything (it's a safe spot to buff before fighting in)...this is where evac dumps ya. (we had 2 groups zone in with some on one side and some on the other...the groups from solb evaced over to us at sola so we could fight together). There is atleast one path connecting the Kobold and goblin areas, but I leave it up to you all to find it
Impresario Minerian Lutestrummer
<Sanctus Arcanum>
lev 65 bard

lev 61 kitty beastlord
Tarew Marr
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