Caverns of Exile (Solusek C)

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50 - 65

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Got released during Legacy of Ykesha but got moved to 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 LavaWatch Your StepCavernous BeetlesHorde of Fire ElementalsEntering the Lava Giant FortressTentacle TerrorsThe Fireback QueenCulthor the Gatekeeper
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# Apr 14 2020 at 4:15 PM Rating: Decent
273 posts
If you're here for the Hunter's achievement the named pretty much do not spawn in a given spot but in a "wing". So if you are after specific named mobs you need to clear the entire wing and they can spawn in numerous spots. This is helpful as it makes this one of the easier zones to finish the Hunter's achievement.
# Mar 07 2020 at 6:52 PM Rating: Good
557 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
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
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.
...oh god not another Everquest post
# May 14 2006 at 5:29 AM Rating: Excellent
8,187 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
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
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
as of oct 30 2004 zone still there..sandage povar server
still up
# Jul 21 2004 at 11:48 PM Rating: Decent
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.
RE: still up
# Jul 22 2004 at 4:24 AM Rating: Decent
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
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
52 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
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
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.
RE: Is it still Open
# Feb 26 2004 at 1:56 PM Rating: Decent
As of Feb 26th, 2004 this zone is still open.
RE: Is it still Open
# Jul 01 2004 at 3:34 AM Rating: Decent
As of July 1st, 2004 this zone is still open.
RE: Is it still Open
# Dec 05 2003 at 2:43 PM Rating: Default
It's still open, the Fire Giant Embers drop off any of the Fire Giants: magus, warlord, soothsayers.
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
RE: 7 part quest for sword
# Dec 14 2003 at 9:03 PM Rating: Decent
Whats the sword of lore???
fire giants
# Aug 25 2003 at 12:50 AM Rating: Decent
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
Where in Sol A is the zone in ? Can anyone help me out? Any maps available of the new zone yet? cartography or otherwise?
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
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
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
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.
Did you expect this to be easy?
# Aug 12 2003 at 2:23 PM Rating: Decent
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.
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