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Droughtlands

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Fallen into dust

Even those unschooled in Telara?s history would see at once that the Droughtlands were not always barren. Leaving Freemarch for this desert, travelers see the ruins of proud towers and mighty walls dotting the landscape like the shattered bones of a fallen giant. Worn smooth by sandstorms and centuries, these tumbledown stones number among the final remnants of the Eth Empire.

Once the heart of civilization and progress, the lost cities of the Eth draw hungry eyes across Telara. Ascended, dragon cultists, rift spawn, and unaffiliated explorers all seek to harvest the riches and knowledge that may lie hidden beneath the shifting sands.

Trouble in the Hook

A vast rock formation stands in the heart of the Droughtlands, called Lantern Hook for its resemblance to? well, a giant lantern?s hook. Within lies a city of the same name, where merchants hock their wares in well-lit caves. Paths wind in and out of the stones, leading sometimes to beautiful vistas, and sometimes to a seedy and dangerous underbelly.

For Lantern Hook has its share of dangers, as criminals host illegal gambling dens in out-of-the-way stone chambers, and squeeze the merchants for protection money. The Lantern Hook Irregulars toil to clean up the passages, but it?s easy to hide dirty deals and worse in the sprawling caves under the Hook. Former brigands themselves, the Irregulars have plenty of experience dealing with criminals, but they may need help from the immortal Ascended to end the crime wave.

Raiders of the ruins

From Lantern Hook, adventurers can strike out for any of the perilous regions of the Droughtlands, where they will encounter the desert?s various factions, only a few of whom will greet the Ascended with anything but hungry maws. The most reasonable by far are the Arcane Hand, a neutral order of scholars devoted to reviving Eth culture and learning without the irresponsible use of technology.

Another group willing to tolerate outsiders is, surprisingly, the Trumasi cyclops tribe. These brutes have lived in the Droughtlands since the Age of Dragons, casting off their service to Laethys. If an Ascended can prove as strong and savage as a cyclops, the Trumasi might even pledge their aid against enemy rift-spawn who?ve come to ravage the desert.

Such mighty allies are a necessity in a scorching wasteland where centaur bands devour sentient meat, and kobolds chase trappers from their hunting grounds. Harpies soar between the desiccated towers of the Eth, unwittingly guarding ancient wonders and perhaps even the secret of why these glorious cities fell.

Worst of all, the Stormbrood of Maelforge has invaded the Droughtlands, a Dragonian warband who seek only to further the aims of their rapacious god. Dragonians are the Flame Sire?s favored strategists and their presence can only mean that Maelforge will not be satisfied until the desert is a sea of jagged glass.



?Ahh, now this place brings me joy,? said Sothul, leader of the Stormbrood, to his lieutenant.

?Look at it, Morkael! The sun scalding your scales, and searing sand between your claws. Wild herds of centaur roam the dunes, hunting and feasting on helpless travelers. See the harpies soar between the ruins of ancient folly! Ruins! What better gift for the Flame Sire than the hollow bones of civilization? I hear the yapping of kobolds by night, and there are even cyclopes to fight in the hills when these Ascended grow tedious. Heat and ruins and endless monsters!"

?This, Morkael, is the paradise Maelforge will make for us across all Telara!


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NameRequired LevelSlotType
Enkarus Kris
38Main HandDagger
Adriana's Amulet
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Alfinder's Key
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Charging Spear
InventoryQuest Item
Cockatrice Gizzard
InventoryQuest Item
Dester's Letter
InventoryQuest Item
Enkarus Key
InventoryQuest Item
Ethian Treasure
InventoryQuest Item
Heights Cat Pelt
InventoryQuest Item
Hunt Trophy
InventoryQuest Item
Mangy Feather
InventoryQuest Item
Moorga's Talon
InventoryQuest Item
Needlemouth Filet
InventoryQuest Item
Planar Ooze
InventoryQuest Item
Powered Cell
InventoryQuest Item
Raptor Heart
InventoryQuest Item
Redsnow Communique
InventoryQuest Item
Rough Tuft
InventoryQuest Item
Scorpion Eye
InventoryQuest Item
Selnar's Head
InventoryQuest Item
Tainted Blood
InventoryQuest Item
Tough Meat
InventoryQuest Item
Tough Silken Cloth
InventoryQuest Item
Tribal Necklace
InventoryQuest Item
Wanton Charm
InventoryQuest Item
Aristocrat's Pauldrons of Valor
34ShouldersPlate Armor
Aristocrat's Shoulderpads of the Sinister
34ShouldersLeather Armor
Blackclaw Gauntlets
34GlovesPlate Armor
Combatant's Shield of the Defender
38Off HandShield
Commander's Mace of Valor
43One HandMace
Confessor's Hauberk of the Anointed
34ChestChain Armor
Conjurer's Baton of the Anointed
39RangedAir Wand
Conjurer's Mantle of the Sovereign
40ShouldersCloth Armor
Conjurer's Sash of the Mythical
39BeltCloth Armor
Conjurer's Staff of the Mythical
39Two-HandedStaff
Conjurer's Trousers of the Mythical
40LegsCloth Armor
Conjurer's Trousers of the Sovereign
40LegsCloth Armor
Cracked Core
Inventory
Dean's Cap of the Sovereign
40HelmetCloth Armor
Dean's Coif of the Anointed
40HelmetChain Armor
Dean's Coif of the Devout
40HelmetChain Armor
Enchanter's Baton of the Sovereign
34RangedAir Wand
Exquisite Bow of the Warfront
36RangedBow
Exquisite Knife of the Mythical
36One HandDagger
Exquisite Knife of the Sovereign
36One HandDagger
Exquisite Pauldrons of the Warfront
37ShouldersPlate Armor
Exquisite Robe of the Mythical
36ChestCloth Armor
Exquisite Shoulder Pads of the Tenacious
37ShouldersLeather Armor
Exquisite Spaulders of the Devout
37ShouldersChain Armor
Exquisite Trousers of the Sovereign
37LegsCloth Armor
411 npcs found (50 displayed) – Try filtering your results
NameLevelSidePlaneZoneSceneClassification
Abel Grunwaer
<Planar Goods>
40NeutralDroughtlandsLantern HookNormal Solo
Adalia Merril35NeutralDroughtlandsLantern PlateauNormal Solo
Adder1NeutralDroughtlandsTrapper's RestCritter
Adriana Weaver42NeutralDroughtlandsRedoubtNormal Solo
Adriana Weaver42DefiantDroughtlandsRedoubtNormal Solo
Adriana Weaver42NeutralDroughtlandsRedoubtNormal Solo
Agastem43NeutralDroughtlandsRedoubtNormal Named
Al'Balzuul
<Emberlord>
40NeutralDroughtlandsTrapper's RestElite Named
Aldred Kallus35NeutralDroughtlandsBroodwatch PostNormal Solo
Alemek Ironbeard40NeutralDroughtlandsLantern HookNormal Solo
Amool the Mystic43NeutralDroughtlandsSplitmouth PondsDungeon Normal
Arble Bloodfang45NeutralDroughtlandsRedoubtNormal Solo
Arcane Caller
<Arcane Hand Warrior>
40DefiantDroughtlandsMongrel FoothillsNormal Named
Arcane Hand Medic
<Healer>
39NeutralDroughtlandsNormal Solo
Arcane Soldier
<Arcane Hand Warrior>
40DefiantDroughtlandsMongrel FoothillsNormal Named
Arcane Warden
<Arcane Hand Warrior>
40DefiantDroughtlandsMongrel FoothillsNormal Named
Argoor the Tear Bringer43NeutralDroughtlandsSplitmouth PondsDungeon Lieutenant
Argroo
<Trumasi Warrior>
43NeutralDroughtlandsSplitmouth PondsNormal Named
Arloon
<Trumasi Warrior>
43NeutralDroughtlandsSplitmouth PondsNormal Named
Arlooz
<Trumasi Warrior>
43NeutralDroughtlandsSplitmouth PondsNormal Named
Arunn Utten
<Apprentice Outfitter>
40NeutralDroughtlandsLantern HookNormal Solo
Ashor
<Arcane Hand Fish Exchange>
40NeutralDroughtlandsLantern HookNormal Named
Atasha Kirren35NeutralDroughtlandsLantern HookNormal Solo
Avin Jirbee
<Expert Outfitter>
40NeutralDroughtlandsLantern HookNormal Solo
Aximi Schrend
<Apprentice Alchemist>
40NeutralDroughtlandsLantern HookNormal Solo
Azeran Laen
<Master Butcher>
42NeutralDroughtlandsHunters' CampNormal Solo
Ben Kwally
<Lantern Hook Irregulars>
40NeutralDroughtlandsLantern HookNormal Solo
Bevin Musel40NeutralDroughtlandsLantern HookNormal Solo
Big Tom
<Hunting Gear>
42NeutralDroughtlandsHunters' CampNormal Solo
Blackclaw Berserker38NeutralDroughtlandsMongrel FoothillsNormal Solo
Blackclaw Brute38NeutralDroughtlandsMongrel FoothillsNormal Solo
Blackclaw Enforcer38NeutralDroughtlandsMongrel FoothillsNormal Solo
Blackclaw Guardian37NeutralDroughtlandsMongrel FoothillsSwarm
Blackclaw Magus38NeutralDroughtlandsMongrel FoothillsNormal Solo
Blackclaw Runt37NeutralDroughtlandsMongrel FoothillsSwarm
Blackhorn Grazer39NeutralDroughtlandsJagged FringeNormal Solo
Blood Scarab39NeutralDroughtlandsJagged FringeSwarm
Bloodlust Scarab39NeutralDroughtlandsJagged FringeElite
Bluntfang Ravager36NeutralDroughtlandsTrapper's RestNormal Solo
Bluntfang Retriever35NeutralDroughtlandsTrapper's RestSwarm
Bluntfang Shaman36NeutralDroughtlandsTrapper's RestNormal Solo
Bluntfang Warrior35NeutralDroughtlandsTrapper's RestNormal Solo
Bluntfang Warrior36NeutralDroughtlandsTrapper's RestNormal Solo
Bone-Fed Ripper44NeutralDroughtlandsRedoubtNormal Named
Borvok Kulchiv
<Healer>
35NeutralDroughtlandsLantern HookNormal Solo
Brigand's Bluff Guardian
<Arcane Hand Warrior>
44DefiantDroughtlandsBrigand's BluffNormal Solo
Broodwatch Guardian
<Arcane Hand Warrior>
35DefiantDroughtlandsBroodwatch PostNormal Solo
Burl Knifetongue43NeutralDroughtlandsSplitmouth PondsDungeon Normal
Captain Deltai
<Lantern Hook Irregulars>
40DefiantDroughtlandsLantern HookNormal Named
Carmen Bowie
<Expert Weaponsmith>
40NeutralDroughtlandsLantern HookNormal Solo
14 achievements found
NameCategorySidePointsTitle
Artifacts of Droughtlands
Complete all the artifact collection sets in Droughtlands.
Zones, Droughtlands
20
Bountiful
Claim the bounties at Lantern Hook.
Zones, Droughtlands
10Bounty Hunter
Champion of the Droughtlands
Become champion of the cyclops arena in Splitmouth Ponds.
Zones, Droughtlands
10The Gladiator
Don't Be Cagey
Find and solve the Puzzle in Droughtlands.
Zones, Droughtlands
10
Droughtlands Hunter
Complete the trials of Hunter's Camp.
Zones, Droughtlands
5
Droughtlands Triumphant
Complete achievements in Droughtlands.
Zones, Droughtlands
30The Drifter
Ending the Drought
Free Droughtlands by completing 108 quests.
Zones, Droughtlands
10
Harlan's Vista
Make your way to the top of Harlan's Lament.
Zones, Droughtlands
5
I Redoubt It
Explore the Ruins of Redoubt.
Zones, Droughtlands
5
Rendered Useless
Hobble the Centaurs, reduce their number by 250.
Zones, Droughtlands
5
Searching for Water
Explore all of the Droughtlands.
Zones, Droughtlands
10
Seldom Seen
Kill 8 rare creatures in the Droughtlands.
Zones, Droughtlands
15
Unstable Droughtlands
Complete all the unstable artifact collection sets in Droughtlands.
Zones, Droughtlands
100Droughtlands Stabilizer
Wanton Tribes
Collect all the artifacts in Droughtlands that relate to the Wanton cult members.
Zones, Droughtlands
15
161 quests found (50 displayed) – Try filtering your results
NameLevelFactionRewardsCategory
A Bit More Irregular37Arcane Hand (+300)
Pick One:
3690 XP + 18 26
Droughtlands
A Bloom in Desolation39Arcane Hand (+300)3870 XP + 20 7Droughtlands, Jagged Fringe
A Clash of Power40Droughtlands
A Fall Tale40Arcane Hand (+150)2640 XP + 14 0Droughtlands, Lantern Hook
A Fast Friend and Old Chum36Arcane Hand (+300)
Pick One:
3600 XP + 17 39
Droughtlands, Trapper's Rest
A Master and His Mystic43Arcane Hand (+600)5640 XP + 31 91Droughtlands
A New Champion43Arcane Hand (+150)
Pick One:
2820 XP + 15 96
Droughtlands, Splitmouth Ponds
A New Deal43Arcane Hand (+300)5640 XP + 31 91Droughtlands
A Piece of History41Arcane Hand (+300)
Pick One:
4050 XP + 21 96
Droughtlands, Harlan's Lament
A Stalwart Researcher37Arcane Hand (+100)1230 XP + 7 31Droughtlands, Stalwart Rise
A Story Unfinished40Arcane Hand (+100)1320 XP + 8 40Droughtlands, Lantern Hook
A Tale of the Fall44Arcane Hand (+300)4320 XP + 24 95Droughtlands, Redoubt
Adriana's Amulet44Arcane Hand (+300)4320 XP + 24 95Droughtlands, Redoubt
Aelfwar Agenda415400 XPDroughtlands
Aelfwar Agenda415400 XPDroughtlands
Aiding Adriana44Arcane Hand (+300)4320 XP + 24 95Droughtlands, Redoubt
Among Snakes40Arcane Hand (+300)3960 XP + 21 0Droughtlands, Stormbrood Lair
Ant Farm42Arcane Hand (+300)4140 XP + 22 94Droughtlands, Mordant Warren
Antique Collector395160 XP + 26 76Droughtlands, Jagged Fringe
Argoor the Tear Bringer43Arcane Hand (+600)5640 XP + 31 91Droughtlands, Splitmouth Ponds
Back to the Pit!41Arcane Hand (+300)
Pick One:
4050 XP + 21 96
Droughtlands, Harlan's Lament
Bashing the Bluntfang36Arcane Hand (+300)
Pick One:
3600 XP + 17 39
Droughtlands, Trapper's Rest
Battle Royale40Arcane Hand (+600)
Pick One:
5280 XP + 28 0
Droughtlands, Mongrel Foothills
Beetle Juices395160 XP + 26 76Droughtlands, Jagged Fringe
Big Boned41Arcane Hand (+150)2700 XP + 14 64Droughtlands, Harlan's Lament
Birds of a Feather42Arcane Hand (+300)
4140 XP + 22 94
Droughtlands, Carrion Heights
Bless and Purge39Arcane Hand (+300)
Pick One:
3870 XP + 20 7
Droughtlands, Jagged Fringe
Blood Born Beetles39Arcane Hand (+300)
Pick One:
3870 XP + 20 7
Droughtlands, Jagged Fringe
Bloodfire Behemoth424140 XP + 22 94Droughtlands
Borrowing History435640 XP + 31 91Droughtlands, Splitmouth Ponds
Breakthrough36Arcane Hand (+300)3600 XP + 17 39Droughtlands, Trapper's Rest
Burl, Wengar, and Gurnok43Arcane Hand (+600)8460 XP + 38 29Droughtlands, Splitmouth Ponds
Burn it Down435640 XP + 31 91Droughtlands, Mordant Knolls
Burning Confrontation38Arcane Hand (+300)
Pick One:
3780 XP + 19 16
Droughtlands, Centaurs' Stand
Burying Blackclaw38Arcane Hand (+300)3780 XP + 19 16Droughtlands, Mongrel Foothills
Carousing with the Cartel38Arcane Hand (+300)3780 XP + 19 16Droughtlands, Mongrel Foothills
Carrion's Song42Arcane Hand (+300)
Pick One:
4140 XP + 22 94
Droughtlands, Carrion Heights
Cat Food36Arcane Hand (+300)3600 XP + 17 39Droughtlands, Stalwart Rise
Clearing the Rest38Arcane Hand (+300)3780 XP + 19 16Droughtlands, Centaurs' Stand
Close One Eye, Step to the Side43
Pick One:
4230 XP + 23 93
Droughtlands, Splitmouth Ponds
Colony Life425520 XP + 30 58Droughtlands, Mordant Warren
Containment39Arcane Hand (+300)3870 XP + 20 7Droughtlands, Jagged Fringe
Crocodelicacy36Arcane Hand (+300)3600 XP + 17 39Droughtlands, Trapper's Rest
Death of the High Priests44Arcane Hand (+300)4320 XP + 24 95Droughtlands, Redoubt
Deliverance from Servitude40Arcane Hand (+300)
Pick One:
3960 XP + 21 0
Droughtlands, Stormbrood Lair
Desert Wind39Droughtlands
Driven Out37Arcane Hand (+300)3690 XP + 18 26Droughtlands, Stalwart Rise
Dropping the Eth Bomb43Arcane Hand (+300)
Pick One:
4230 XP + 23 93
Droughtlands, Mordant Knolls
Droughtlands Teleport351170 XP + 6 62Droughtlands, Sanctum
Droughtlands Teleport351170 XP + 6 62Droughtlands, Sanctum
37 artifact collections found
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