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Shimmersand

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There are two lights

In Shimmersand, there are two lights: the light of the sun, burning above, and the light of civilization, buried below. For here among the mountainous dunes lies the heartland of the Eth Empire that flourished before the sons of Mathos ever came down from their hovels. Some few of the ivory towers of the Eth still remain, jutting up above the sand, their secrets calling to courageous Ascended, greedy merchants, and foul cultists alike.

Only the mightiest Ascended can brave the sands alone. The desert is hot and hostile; in some places, travelers must crunch along on sun-made glass. What little water one finds is unsafe, as in Scaldwater Fields, where buried veins of magma heat the pools to boil the reckless drinker?s throat. Yet the magic of Earth and Fire is strong in Shimmersand, and the Ascended come in droves to keep this desert and its secrets out of the clutches of the cults.

The buried heart

Little remains of ancient Eth, every bit of it priceless. In sand-scoured ruins lie devices that could once make the desert flower, make a foe fall in agony, or bring life to armies of golems. Yet every ruin is beset by wild beasts or sinister cultists, and the constant rifts make treasure-hunting a risky prospect. Locals say the greatest treasures lie in an ancient laboratory under Charmer?s Caldera, but exploring an active volcano in search of a legend strikes many as folly.

The Dragonslayers

Shimmersand is not without civilization, and the prosperous port of Fortune?s Shore has become one of Telara?s largest cities. Yet Fortune?s Shore cannot hold a candle to the Eth city-states that once rose proudly from the sands. Beset by Wanton infiltrators?who see a flourishing city as ripe for glorious destruction in Maelforge?s name?Fortune?s Shore could well join the cities of the Eth beneath the dunes.

Shimmersand is also home to the Dragonslayer Covenant, a proud and ancient order dedicated to stamping out the Blood Storm wherever cultists scheme and dragons tread. Though Asha Catari was once a respected Dragonslayer, the Covenant shows no favoritism toward Defiant or Guardians and will richly reward any Ascended who help cleanse Shimmersand of Blood Storm corruption.



A letter from Kasia Phelorn of the Dragonslayer Covenant, Warden of the Flatyard, sent to both Cyril Kalmar and Asha Catari

To the legendary leader of the Guardians, and my old friend Asha,

Help us. Our prison facility here at the Flatyard has reached capacity, and these new cultists are not so easily cowed as the others. The inmates are in a state of constant riot. My guards rightly fear to enter the detention yards, as several of their brethren have already disappeared in the night. A mass-breakout seems imminent. Ignoring the ruin any escapees will wreak on Telara, a breakout will destroy the Flatyard?s fearsome reputation among the dragons? slaves.

Please, for your untarnished honor, for the love you bear me, send down your Ascended. We must crush these prisoners? ambition, or they will crush Shimmersand, and the rest of Telara not long after.


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Gnawbone Staff
47Two-HandedStaff
Griffon Tamer
48Main HandMace
Minor Catalyst
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Oakenfeather Signet
48Neck
Oasis Hunter's Bow
44RangedBow
Bloodied Ebon Talon
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Bottled Lightning
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Calcified Scaldwater Residue
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Callous Claw
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Captain's Key
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Charged Debris
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Chilling Tempest Nexus
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Clay Tablet
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Core Of Flames
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Crude Naga Charm
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Defractory
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Exquisite Cloth
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Fire Magic Residue
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Gator Flank
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Gleaming Scale
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Golden Maw Communique
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Golem Device
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Gutterborn Manifest
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Head of Boris Cobb
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Head of Owain Kruper
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Head of Reilly Torrence
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Initiation Rod
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Kliklik's Claw
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Lady's Favor
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LHR Core
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Lodged Dominating Current
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Maelforge Ember
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Mind Augmentation Draft
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Mind Leech
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Pure Lodestone
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Razorgore's Tooth
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Rockfist's Club
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Runemarked Crystal Shard
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Runemarked Obsidian Shard
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Sandchewer's Leg
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Scepter of Akala
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Shimmerscale's Translucent Eye
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Smoothed Bellygem
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Smuggler's Map
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Sourcestone Crystal
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Sourcestone Lode
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Steeljaw Scroll
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Stolen Holiday Cheer
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Uncut Gemstone
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Volatile Firebomb
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842 npcs found (50 displayed) – Try filtering your results
NameLevelSidePlaneZoneSceneClassification
Abagail Drackus
<General Goods>
43NeutralShimmersandSandaxle PitNormal Solo
Abida Dali
<Master Artificer>
47NeutralShimmersandFortune's ShoreNormal Solo
Abyssal Deckhand46NeutralShimmersandThe FlatyardNormal Solo
Abyssal Deepclaw50NeutralShimmersandTempest PlainsNormal Solo
Abyssal Dreamancer45NeutralShimmersandFortune's ShoreNormal Named
Abyssal Mariner46NeutralShimmersandThe FlatyardNormal Solo
Abyssal Tidefury45NeutralShimmersandFortune's ShoreNormal Named
Adept Dinoce
<Defiant Medico>
50NeutralShimmersandNormal Named
Adept Dinoce
<Wanton Maw Task Force>
50NeutralShimmersandNormal Named
Adfonor Feodomier
<Greystone Company>
47NeutralShimmersandFortune's ShoreNormal Named
Aelfwar Inmate46NeutralShimmersandThe FlatyardNormal Solo
Aelfwar Inmate46NeutralShimmersandThe FlatyardNormal Solo
Aelfwar Inmate46NeutralShimmersandThe FlatyardNormal Solo
Aerilis the Seer
<Fortune Teller>
50NeutralShimmersandNormal Named
Agent of Akala47NeutralShimmersandSwarm
Agent of Akala47NeutralShimmersandSwarm
Agent of Akala45NeutralShimmersandFortune's ShoreNormal Named
Agent of Akala47NeutralShimmersandSwarm
Agent of Akala50NeutralShimmersandDunes of AkalaNormal Named
Aglaia Taret47NeutralShimmersandFortune's ShoreNormal Solo
Ailish Vineslicer
<Aelfwar Leader>
47NeutralShimmersandThe FlatyardNormal Named
Air Elemental
<Merethis' Assistant>
50NeutralShimmersandFaen's RetreatNormal Solo
Akala52NeutralEarthShimmersandStone NexusRaid 10 Boss - Outdoor
Akalan Breaker50NeutralEarthShimmersandDunes of AkalaNormal Named
Akalan Brute1NeutralEarthShimmersandDunes of AkalaNormal Solo
Akalan Charger1NeutralEarthShimmersandDunes of AkalaInvasion Commander
Akalan Conjurer1NeutralEarthShimmersandDunes of AkalaInvasion Soldier
Akalan Conjurer1NeutralEarthShimmersandDunes of AkalaNormal Solo
Akalan Custodian50NeutralEarthShimmersandDunes of AkalaRift Mini-Boss
Akalan Depleter50NeutralEarthShimmersandDunes of AkalaNormal Named
Akalan Dominator50NeutralEarthShimmersandDunes of AkalaNormal Named
Akalan Drudge50NeutralShimmersandDunes of AkalaNormal Named
Akalan Enforcer50NeutralEarthShimmersandDunes of AkalaNormal Named
Akalan Oppressor50NeutralEarthShimmersandDunes of AkalaNormal Named
Akalan Overseer50NeutralEarthShimmersandDunes of AkalaNormal Named
Akalan Parasite50NeutralEarthShimmersandDunes of AkalaRift Mini-Boss
Akalan Ritualist50NeutralEarthShimmersandDunes of AkalaNormal Named
Akalan Searcher50NeutralEarthShimmersandNormal Solo
Akalan Seer50NeutralEarthShimmersandDunes of AkalaNormal Named
Akalan Simulacrist50NeutralShimmersandDunes of AkalaNormal Named
Akalan Simulacrist50NeutralShimmersandDunes of AkalaNormal Named
Akalan Slave50NeutralShimmersandDunes of AkalaSwarm
Akalan Slave50NeutralShimmersandDunes of AkalaSwarm
Akalan Slicer1NeutralEarthShimmersandDunes of AkalaInvasion Soldier
Akalan Steward50NeutralShimmersandDunes of AkalaNormal Named
Akalan Stoneblade50NeutralEarthShimmersandDunes of AkalaNormal Named
Akalan Summoner50NeutralEarthShimmersandDunes of AkalaRift Mini-Boss
Akalan Vassal50NeutralShimmersandDunes of AkalaNormal Named
Akalan Vassal50NeutralShimmersandDunes of AkalaNormal Named
Akalan Vassal50NeutralShimmersandDunes of AkalaNormal Named
21 achievements found
NameCategorySidePointsTitle
A Classic Treasure
Find and solve the puzzle in Shimmersand.
Zones, Shimmersand
15Treasure Hunter
Artifacts of Shimmersand
Complete all the artifact collection sets in Shimmersand.
Zones, Shimmersand
20
Banishing the Mirage
Aid the residents of Shimmersand by completing 136 quests.
Zones, Shimmersand
10
Cave Diving
Dive deep into the caves of Shimmersand.
Zones, Shimmersand
5
Cave In
Help the mayor's aide in Fortunes Shore with their most wanted list.
Zones, Shimmersand
15
Cultures of the Desert
Collect all artifacts related to the culture of the people of Shimmersand.
Zones, Shimmersand
15
Desert Nomad
Explore all of Shimmersand.
Zones, Shimmersand
10
Dethroning the Desert Queen
Gather many of your friends and confront Akala at the Stone Nexus
Zones, Shimmersand
10
Doing Time
Find out what is going on in the Flatyard.
Zones, Shimmersand
5
Dragon Cult Annihilation
Kill 1,000 cultists from any of the dragon cults.
Zones, Shimmersand
5
Falling for Fortune
Jump from the Rock Bridge.
Zones, Shimmersand
5
Living on the Edge
Win one round of the underground Cockatrice Matches hidden in Fortune's Shore.
Zones, Shimmersand
10The Lucky
Lord of Illusion
Complete the quest Damage Control in Shimmersand.
Zones, Shimmersand
10The Magician
Shimmersand Adventurer!
Complete 10 Instant Adventures in Shimmersand.
Zones, Shimmersand
5
Shimmersand Adventurerer!
Complete 100 Instant Adventures in Shimmersand.
Zones, Shimmersand
5
Shimmersand Adventurerest!
Complete 500 Instant Adventures in Shimmersand.
Zones, Shimmersand
10
Simply Messing About in Boats
Visit the barges and wrecks of Shimmersand.
Zones, Shimmersand
5
Stalking the Sands
Hunt and kill 3 of the rare creatures of Shimmersand.
Zones, Shimmersand
15
Tarnish the Maw
Challenge and kill Hazeed.
Zones, Shimmersand
10
Unstable Shimmersand
Complete all the unstable artifact collection sets in Shimmersand.
Zones, Shimmersand
100Shimmersand Stabilizer
Windswept
Complete achievements in Shimmersand.
Zones, Shimmersand
30Lord of the Desert
619 quests found (50 displayed) – Try filtering your results
NameLevelFactionRewardsCategory
... And Their Little Dogs, Too50Shimmersand
... And Their Little Dogs, Too50Shimmersand
... And Their Little Dogs, Too50Shimmersand
... And Their Little Dogs, Too50Shimmersand
... And Their Little Dogs, Too50Shimmersand
A Chilling Conclusion474590 XP + 28 13Shimmersand
A Clash of Power50Shimmersand
A Crafter's Lament454410 XP + 25 99Shimmersand
A Curious Dagger461500 XP + 10 82Shimmersand
A Hard Road to Travel434230 XP + 23 93Shimmersand
A Horde of Bones50Shimmersand
A Man Who Can Get Things46Dragonslayer Covenant (+80)4500 XP + 27 5Shimmersand
A Precious Resource5010080 XP + 50 40Shimmersand
A Profane Dagger461500 XP + 10 82Shimmersand
A Show of Force48
Pick One:
4680 XP + 29 24
Shimmersand
A Sliver of Existence50Shimmersand
A Volatile Relationship50Dragonslayer Covenant (+750)6720 XP + 42 0Shimmersand
A Widow's Revenge454410 XP + 25 99Shimmersand
Abetting the Earthfall50Dragonslayer Covenant (+600)5040 XP + 31 50Shimmersand
Absent Friends441440 XP + 9 98Shimmersand
Acquired Taste454410 XP + 25 99Shimmersand
Action and a Bit of Coin431410 XP + 9 58Shimmersand
Aelfwar Abomination506720 XPStillmoor, Iron Pine Peak, Shimmersand
Aelfwar Abomination506720 XPStillmoor, Iron Pine Peak, Shimmersand
An End to Reinforcements50Dragonslayer Covenant (+750)6720 XP + 42 0Shimmersand
An Unassuming Request444320 XP + 24 95Shimmersand
An Unholy Pact49
Pick One:
4770 XP + 30 36
Shimmersand
Army of Stone50Dragonslayer Covenant (+750)6720 XP + 42 0Shimmersand
Asha and the Oculus451470 XP + 10 40Shimmersand
Assistance for Jebiah451470 XP + 10 40Shimmersand
Assistance for Sylver451470 XP + 10 40Shimmersand
Assistance from the Dead50Dragonslayer Covenant (+600)5040 XP + 31 50Shimmersand
Bait and Smash474590 XP + 28 13Shimmersand
Balance of Power46Dragonslayer Covenant (+80)4500 XP + 27 5Shimmersand
Beasts of the Order48
Pick One:
4680 XP + 29 24
Shimmersand
Behind Their Eyes, A Storm434230 XP + 23 93Shimmersand
Betrayer's Alley474590 XP + 28 13Shimmersand
Better to be Feared454410 XP + 25 99Shimmersand
Binding the Lightning444320 XP + 24 95Shimmersand
Bitter Rivals454410 XP + 25 99Shimmersand
Blood and Sand50Dragonslayer Covenant (+750)6720 XP + 42 0Shimmersand
Blood on the Sand444320 XP + 24 95Shimmersand
Body Harvest434230 XP + 23 93Shimmersand
Bonedust Brawl444320 XP + 24 95Shimmersand
Bonedust Gnar50Shimmersand
Bonedust Gnar50Shimmersand
Bonedust Gnar50Shimmersand
Bonedust Gnar50Shimmersand
Bonedust Gnar50Shimmersand
Breaching Hullbreach50Shimmersand
3 comments found
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By BanniBN at 2013-08-14 15:55:04

So I came here to find info on where to get the starter quest for this zone but found no info. So after some googling around I finally found a breadcrumb quest.

At Lantern Hook in Droughtlands you can pick up the quest "Action and a bit of Coin" from Helena Brass. This will send you to Shimmersand.

You can just run into the zone along the road to get started at the first quest hub, but personally I like to get the bread crumb quest - as the completionist that I am.

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By LadySabrine at 2011-05-14 15:31:39
need the Shifting Sands rift.
Need to get all the stages with bonus stages to get this done.
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By CalculatorShadeFallen at 2011-11-07 16:32:52
While looking thru the "Shimmersand Quest Series" page, I noticed that Dawnbreak Point was not on the list. After completing the quest "The Khaliti" (gained at Leestone Stand, handed in at Khaliti Refuge) I was offered no quests to move me on to the next hub. I rode east and found Dawnbreak Point, and there are some quests there.
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