Kael Drakkel

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Type:
Indoor

Expansion:
Velious

Instanced:
No

Keyed:
No

Level Range:
30 - 60

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Home to the Kromrif and Kromzek of Velious, it is here you will find the leader of the storm giants, King Tormax. You'll have to prove your dedication to the giants of Kael before you'll be allowed to set foot in the city to make use of the city's bankers and vendors.

Beware of what lies beyond the arena. Even the most dedicated followers of the Kromzek cannot enter the temple of Rallos Zek. It is regarded by the giants of Kael as sacred ground and trespassers will be met with much resistance. The Avatar of War itself has been known to appear to those daring enough to explore the temple, and the result is typically disaster...
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Entering the CityTown CenterEntering the Temple AreaTo the Wakening Land
A Popular BattlegroundIn Iceshard ManorThe ArenaIn the Bank
In the TempleApproaching the PalaceDerakor the VindicatorThrone Room of King Tormax
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#REDACTED, Posted: Feb 11 2002 at 10:51 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I was in this zone today, it looks cool! The throne is realy cool! Never mind flaming my post. I dont care if you think that I cant go there or belong there! I have some realy cool screen shots of the nobles and the throne and lots more. But, I did learn a very good lesson! And that is not to go neer the vindicator, he killed me out in 2 hits, the first one basicaly killed me, was bleeding to death and all, but then he had to come back and finnish me off! lmao. This guy hits at about 750hp. Point being this zone rocks!
#REDACTED, Posted: Dec 17 2001 at 3:50 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Can you come to Kael and get pick up groups like around the EW zone border? If so around what level is needed?
RE: EXP?
# Jul 01 2002 at 10:25 AM Rating: Decent
25 posts
Pick-up groups are common towards the outer edges of Kael, but the inner areas where the 50+ guys are is pretty much guild raid only, at least on my server. There is almost always a large guild in the arena area where the quest pieces drop.

To the minstrel who wants faction, the best way is to kill coldain. It's much much harder to get a group in Thurgadin and Icewell Keep killing coldain than it is in Kael, so you might consider getting the Thurgadin quest armor instead. To gain faction with Thurgadin, you can kill the mid level giants and dire wolves in GD with a group. There's always people camping them in GD. As a bard, you could probably charm kite the wanderers with little trouble also. Good luck!
XP?
# Dec 17 2001 at 3:49 PM Rating: Default
Can you come to Kael and get pick up groups like around the EW zone border? If so around what level is needed?
Hunting with Alts
# Dec 14 2001 at 10:59 AM Rating: Default
I decided to try out playing on the side of the giants with my alts. They are a 32 war and 32 clr duo. I seem to be finding it difficult to do however. Dwarves and wolves in Great divide are all even con and blues now, and from what I can gather, Skyshrine is a bit too high level for them (they can take single yellows and low reds without too much trouble)
They are currently dubious to giants so they cant do anything but bank in Kael, bags are full of Coldain heads and are bored silly with GD. I have about 200 kobold paws from VL for them as soon as they can do that quest, but it is very slow going.

Does anyone have any suggestions as to where they can hunt stuff that is about 33-35 and get positive Kael factions at the same time? Would perfer non casting mobs, but they aren't too picky.

Thx.

Fenris
Manor
# Nov 25 2001 at 9:06 PM Rating: Decent
Does only Corroded plate drop in the manor?
RE: Manor
# Nov 27 2002 at 3:00 AM Rating: Good
On my server (brell) it is called the MANOR, it is up on the ledge where tuuak spawns. there is a triggered event there, durring which ONLY plate drops, and at 1 piece or more a cycle. To initiate this cycle, wipe the throne room out (the room is a 30min spawn, the giant lords are a 2 hour spawn, u will need to time this) Stand in front of the throne and say "the dain must be slain for the peace we shall obtain!"(cant remember exact wording) once it works a coldain dorf will appear on the throne, now make sure you are ready because you need to hit the dorf, as soon as u do he calls for help and the cycle starts. At this point 2 giants spawn in front of the throne, the best strategy here (did it with under 2 groups) is to have some root the giant who's name starts with "K" in the corner to keep him away, then you kill the giant who's name starts with "G". As soon as that giant dies, another harder will spawn, kill him, still keeping the first giant rooted, then kill the rooted giant. Once again anoter harder giant will spawn, take him down, imediatly after another level 53+ giant will spawn, think he is 55, take him down like the rest, and a final level 60 giant will spawn, drop him, and you should get atleast one piece of plate..now careful, immediately after the same dorf u whacked to start this whole thing will spawn..KILL HIM! he will NOT give bad coldain faction, he is a traitor. DO NOT LET HIM RUN AWAY. If he gets away you cannot do the cycle again for a certain amount of time. kill the dorf take his head(for 9th coldain ring i think) then the cycle is over...watch the room spawn timer because the giants cant be mezed or stunned, and casters who will debuff u spawn in the room. Hope that helps all. You can do the cycle as often as u like with no wait inbetween as long as the dorf dies at the end :) GL plate classes!

-Fondor-
ps. did the cycle 5 times the other day, got 2 plate arms, plate legs, and plate gaunts :) dosent always drop a piece but more often drops one
RE: Manor
# Jul 25 2003 at 3:26 AM Rating: Default
yes the 3rd mob in the rotation is 55th. and i suggest having a tank of atleast that order to tank the mobs in this cycle, because without a defensive disk that 4th Giant is gonna eat a papertank under level 58 or so to pieces. (o btw papertank = sk and pallys, real tanks are warriors)

RE: Manor
# May 01 2002 at 3:11 PM Rating: Decent
By the manor do you mean the Keep?
#Anonymous, Posted: Nov 02 2001 at 2:19 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Whats up j00?
Just trying to bind
# Oct 10 2001 at 1:10 PM Rating: Default
All I want to do is hunt for some Ry'Gorr in Eastern Wastes. This looks like the closest place to bind (if I have read the bind guide correct). I've never set foot in Velious, where is the closest place to bind to hunt in Eastern Wastes? And no, I can't raid with 50+ groups for weeks to gain faction and I'm not even thinking about getting my quest armor yet. Thanks to anyone who can help.

Baideal
Shadowknight
34th level
Innoruuk Server

ps. If mid 30's levels have no buisiness in East Wastes please let me know that as well.
#REDACTED, Posted: Sep 11 2002 at 6:53 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Ry`Gorr is so not worth camping.
RE: Just trying to bind
# Nov 21 2002 at 2:13 PM Rating: Good
He asked about binding, not what you think about the camp. Pay attention to what you read, that way nobody will flame you.
RE: Just trying to bind
# Mar 11 2002 at 4:00 PM Rating: Good
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You can hunt in EW at rygorr fort at 34, just need a full group, and hopefully at least one tank in the mid 40's to be main. I was in a group who did that, and two of our melees were mid 30's. However, we had a lvl 51 sk as main tank. The other members of the group were above 40. Before the 51 showed up, we got wiped out several times. Afterwards, we hunted the fort for several hours, and only had one wipeout. Be aware that if you hunt the fort, You most likely will die a few times. But the loot is awesome. Orc fang earrings were so common that every group members ended up with 2 or more. Several orc fang necklaces dropped too, and about 4 different pieces of Rygorr chain armor. Couldn't get Firbrand to spawn, even though we killed his placeholder a dozen or more times.

BTW, watch out if anyone pulls the chief to kill, as there MAY be a bunch of Avenger rygorrs who pop when he dies. Not every time, but saw 7 one time. My first hour there, and I was unaware that they rush out and aggro everything near the fort. If someone pulls the chief, invis, and wait for the avengers to be killed or despawn.

BTW, if you are KOS to giants, you'd be better off binding in Thurgadin. After all, you can't exactly have invis up when you repop after being killed. Could lead to an ugly chain death. Easy enough to get sow and invis in thurg, and run to EW.
RE: Just trying to bind
# Nov 21 2001 at 11:29 AM Rating: Good
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As of the last patch, you can also bind at the Gnome Docks in Iceclad. It's quite a bit further way, but a whole heck of a lot safer.

As far as mid-30s in EW goes, I'd say go for it! It can sometimes be a little difficult to get into a decent RyGorr group, but you never know. The problem is, the only RyGorr that drop the armour are the Elites and higher. (the lower ones MAY drop it, but if so, it's so rare that it's not even worth trying). They will probably eat you, even in a group, at level 33. They /con yellow in the low 40s. The chief is even tougher.

RE: Just trying to bind
# Oct 15 2001 at 7:55 AM Rating: Default
Yes, Kael is closest place to RyGorr fort to bind. The 2 guards out front will attack you though if you are KOS to giants so either have sow or invis going in and make sure to have invis going out.

Quick Faction
# Sep 20 2001 at 5:01 PM Rating: Decent
A great way to increase faction with Coldain and CoV is at the WL zone. Have a group of 51+, enchanter for adds, cleric for heals. Have a tank/melee pull giants to the zone, and kill them there. This did wonders for me. I went from Kindly to Threateningly in 2 hours.
Just my two cp.
#Anonymous, Posted: Sep 03 2001 at 7:26 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Does anyone know what dropes teh Corroded BP in here?
hey
# Aug 31 2001 at 2:19 AM Rating: Default
could a 45 druid get a group here?
#Anonymous, Posted: Aug 22 2001 at 4:09 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I WANT GOOD FACTION WITH THE GIANTS, I HAVE NEVER BEEN TO KEAL BUT EVERY FATTY I MET SAYS I SHOULD HAVE GOOD FACTION WITH THE GIANTS...........SO WHAT DO I DOTO GAIN FACTION.....AND THE HEAD QUEST, WELL IF IM KOS TO THEM HOW WOULD I GET TO THE BANK TO TURN IN THE HEADS.....??? PLEASE SOME ONE HELP ME OUT
re: North Kael Hunting Guide
# Aug 15 2001 at 1:29 AM Rating: Decent
/OOC Excellent work. May I have permission to put a link on my guild's website to that page? That is the only map I've even seen of Kael. I'm trying to get as much info posted about Velious as I can for our young family.

Thank you very much,

Faedaer Ryverwalker
32nd season Druid of Tunare
current Druid Elder
Shadows of the Ebon Moon
Vazaelle
www.surealism.net/EQ/
RE: re: North Kael Hunting Guide
# Aug 28 2001 at 12:43 PM Rating: Decent
i would love to know where the copy of the map is plz
#Anonymous, Posted: Aug 07 2001 at 10:10 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) aNYONE KNOW THE SAFEST WAY TO GET FROM EW TO WAKENING THE FASTEST? AND ARE THERE ANY GIANTS INBETWEEN THOSE 2 POINTS?
LFG
# Jul 14 2001 at 11:17 AM Rating: Decent
Wondering if a 45th Enchanter would be able to find a group in here for some giant killing. It seems on Xev that people prefer to pull the Wakening Lands zone, rather than the East Wastes side. Is there a difference in difficulty?

Lathan 45th Enchanter
Kiraa 45th Druid
Jali Rogue
Avatar of war
# Jul 08 2001 at 2:54 PM Rating: Default
The biggest and baddest guild in our server tried to kill the statue and the avatar, the group consisted of over 80 lvl 55+ guys, they killed the statue and the avatar massacred em. Is it possible to beat it?
RE: Avatar of war
# Jul 29 2001 at 12:26 AM Rating: Default
Slain a few days ago on the nameless. droped a 35 ac mask, a 30 ac ring.

Also droped 2 swords, no one reveals stats tho, in fear they will get nerfed lol.
RE: Avatar of war
# Dec 11 2001 at 4:32 PM Rating: Default
They are called Sword of Carnage, or something like that. 15/23 and stats
#Anonymous, Posted: Jun 26 2001 at 5:17 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Well an update to me succees is dat me now hab da ally status wif both Giants Boot em still KoS to temple of Rallos Zek in da back me guess'in me not eber need ta goes back dere fer anyting but Please o please can someones tells mez whud is dat fer back there? An me can't find Blackhammers yet! /shrug O well still got alot mure lebels ta go befur me can get into Veeshan's but me keeps ya updated when an if me finds aneeting oot!
#Anonymous, Posted: Jun 24 2001 at 4:18 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Well me now have killed soooooo manie Dorfs that i have faction Wih both giants at the giant city of Kael Drakkel.But me now wonderin who or how yu get faction with the Giants at the caastle in behind the arena.I'm aimiable with the one giants an look upon warmly with the others ! what i'am wonderin if yu can get factio fer the castle if a follower of cazic or if in deed i actually need the faction with them for anything? thay are KoS to me still an i believe that they are the Rallos zek giants please post if yu have any info about this ! manee tanks 43 SK Dorf slayer!
RE: Butiful Oonyadread
# Jul 26 2001 at 7:33 PM Rating: Default
Yoo needs ta kill dem royal dorfs in da casltle so's yer can be friends wit da royal giantses. Dem no care how many peasant dorfs dies. Dem only wants to lay down da smack on dere arch enemy Dain an' his close companions in da dorf castle.
Butiful Oonyadread
# Jun 21 2001 at 9:42 PM Rating: Default
Me can't believes me ears!!! All yus darkies wantinz to keep da faction Wif da Stoopid widdle trollies me just got Aimiable Wif Kromrif an now me can sell an do da bankies to.Dere armor betters causse dey stronger an can mash da metal an makes duh stronger Armors!< Deys joost big > Okies Me a Level 42 Sk an me sit in EW an FD pull dah camp an break its up Wif no help.I f yu can't dooes dis den yu shud Be playinz a Dorf pally an goto thurgaidins! So dat all me gonna say! Fer nows dat is.Btw dey all dark blues to me but just got Lebel43 dere killins dem by myself! an gots a bag of da Dorfs heads to take back to da king Tomax! an me gonna be so friendlies to dem dey gonna tink me ona dere own kids!
43 Seesunz Trollies ov da Cazic thules!

P.S. If yu worry about da Dorf faction den STAY OUTTA MY GIANT HOUSE! Muahahaahahahhahahahaaaaaa
Quest Armor
# Jun 15 2001 at 12:38 PM Rating: Default
My situation is im going to hunt in KD to get Thurg armor till my SS faction and my guilds are high enough to hunt in ToV Test halls for SS gear. But in the mean time we hit KD Arena alot. Last night we pulled tons of mobs, we had SK Boots, A really nice sword, and SK cloak drop, THe night before we had 3 Int caster quest armor peices drop. My question is since 2 nights ago we got 3 peices of quest armor and last night we got none at all, is there a specific list as to which mobs in the Arena drop cirtain quest armor peices?
Adjerants droped int caster quest peices 3 times, but no other classes got peices. Do Veterans drop a cirtain amount? How about Zeks? or Adjudants? Troopers never seemed to drop any thing cept crappy scalemail. Any how any one know?
RE: Quest Armor
# May 30 2004 at 6:15 PM Rating: Default
I know it was long ago but i too am looking for enchanter thurg quest armour. Exactly what mobs should i be killling?
wow
# Jun 06 2001 at 3:55 PM Rating: Excellent
Posted above:

North Kael Hunting Guide By: Loral
1 posts
Posted @ Fri, May 11th 5:26 PM Score: Excellent[4.50]
I wrote up a little guide on hunting in North Kael by the Arena. It has a map of the area including all the local mobs. I hope it is useful:

http://mikeshea.net/everquest/north_kael_guide.html


THIS IS BY FAR THE BEST TUTORIAL OUT THERE !!
THANK YOU
# Feb 08 2002 at 6:03 PM Rating: Decent
I looked everywhere for a map of Kael, and i just wanted to thank you from the bottm of my heart for the link you provided to a most excellant map of Kael. Only one i've ever seen. It was thorough, had screenshots, listed monsters and possible camp spot, even had strategy discussion! I was very pleased with it and printed it immediately. Thanks again for the excellant link :)
51 druid
# May 25 2001 at 11:00 AM Rating: Decent
I am looking forward to my Quest Armor... but, I have horrible factions with Giants. How can I raise factions while still getting decent exp/loot?
North Kael Hunting Guide
# May 11 2001 at 4:26 PM Rating: Excellent
I wrote up a little guide on hunting in North Kael by the Arena. It has a map of the area including all the local mobs. I hope it is useful:

http://mikeshea.net/everquest/north_kael_guide.html
RE: North Kael Hunting Guide
# Sep 09 2001 at 9:48 AM Rating: Decent
Very impressive. Good work!
RE: North Kael Hunting Guide
# Jun 16 2001 at 9:39 AM Rating: Decent
That is a great guide.

If you are looking for informations on Kael, there is nothing better.
Alchemy
# May 02 2001 at 4:23 AM Rating: Default
Is there a place here where i could buy components for potions ?

I must choose my faction carefully

both are curently dub


Kassos

35th shaman
Faction
# Apr 26 2001 at 12:45 PM Rating: Decent
Is it possibly to raise faction with both dwarves and giants by killing shardwurms or such.I want all of my armour quests
RE: Faction
# May 14 2001 at 1:38 PM Rating: Excellent
You can do all armor quests as follows:
First start by killing Giants and LOTS OF THEM! Through this you will gain faction with Coldain and with Claws Of Veashan. Kill giants in arena and gain the pieces of armor needed to complete the coldain armor quests. This armor really stinks comared to SS and KD but it will get you by. After this it is really time to decide what Armor you wish to persue. For me (lvl 56 Outrider) there is no better armor than SS quest gear. Every piece has stamina or HP tacked on to it except the guantlets and those can be replacesd by the untamed armor I already have. Also, SS gear is only a couple AC points lower that KD armor. As a high lvl Ranger I will give up a few ac (since I will be well over 1000 anyhow) to gain an extra 1000 hp.
At any rate, after checking out the armor and deciding weather KD or SS armor is better for your class you will know what faction to persue. The next step is to go to Temple of Veashan and kill either in the temple or in the testing halls. (Testing halls has no attached faction and the armor that drops is for the SS quests, Temple will lower faction with Dragons and raise it with Giants and is the only place where you can obtain the armor needed to complete the KD quests) TOV is a nasty place and you will need an organized raid to do it. Because of this you will have to go on Many Many raids to get a full suit. This is why I reccomend getting Thurgaden armor first to tide you over even if it means having to work a few weeks to fix faction afterward.
At any rate. Look up all armor types and make sure the faction path you are following is correct for your class. I started out hunting in SS and it took me about 3 weeks to amend for the errors of my past but as hundreds of giants felt the wrath of my Lamentation and thousands of Drakael Dire Wolves met their demise the Claws of Veashan once again accepted me as one of their Kin. The meaning of this being that it is never to late to fix your faction... Just set your mind to it and get to work. Good luck to you all on the armor!
RE: Faction
# Apr 26 2001 at 1:20 PM Rating: Default
Consider this:
1: It will be much harder to improve KD faction by killing dwarves and turning in their heads.
2: By doing the Thurgadin or Kael Drakkal armor quests, you decrease faction with the opposing factions.

There are skyshrine quests too, by the way. There is no way at all to be able to do _all_ armor quests...
RE: Faction
# Apr 27 2001 at 3:27 AM Rating: Decent
You can do all the armor quests. Just not at the same time - you'll have to work your faction back up with whomever is mad at you.
Giant faction questions...
# Apr 25 2001 at 7:26 AM Rating: Excellent
Does increasing your Kael Drakkal faction (Kromrif, Kromzek, King Tormax and whatever else there is) hurt my faction in PoG, Kelethin, Surefall Glade and/or Morin's Kithikor guild? I am a Wood Elf Ranger, so I really want to keep faction with them up while being able to do the Circlet of Tallon quest (and later the Kael Drakkal armor quests).

And second, as a 35 Ranger, what should I do to keep the faction up? I hear there are some Coldain camps, but which zones?

Finally, how do I get the keys to those zones (if I need any)?

Eorlin Foehammer
35 Ranger [Tunare]
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