Ethernere Tainted West Karana

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Ethernere Tainted West Karana is a zone in the Call of the Forsaken expansion.

Zone layout[edit]

Connections[edit]

  • Argin-Hiz (portal)
  • Guild Hall (one way using guild portal)
  • The Dead Hills (portal)
  • The Western Plains of Karana (West Karana)
  • Wizard port spells

Mob info[edit]

The nature animals in the zone, such as lions and bears, are weaker creatures, intended for soloing. They can also be charmed.

Orafiks (the floating eyes) can see invis.

Most of the weaker creatures in the zone cannot summon. Higher level ones (usually 100 and above) do.

Quests[edit]

Solo / Group quests[edit]

Mercenary tasks[edit]

  • Bash Them on the Head - Quest giver: Tunguska
  • Feel the Burn! - Quest giver: Tunguska
  • Get Feral - Quest giver: Tunguska
  • Never Succumb to Fear - Quest giver: Tunguska
  • No Time for Bandits - Quest giver: Tunguska
  • We Shall Fight Them on the Beaches - Quest giver: Tunguska

Partisan tasks[edit]

  1. Overcoming the Cataclysm - Quest giver: Guard Jacobson
  2. Not of this World - Quest giver: Commander Galenth
  3. Answering the Call - Quest giver: Guard Wagsley

Group missions[edit]

  • The Doomscale Horde - Quest giver: Commander Galenth

Named mobs[edit]

  • Brodhas
  • Crazed Scarecrow
  • Drezdal
  • Ethilen
  • Gelden
  • Grawrarawr
  • Guard Donlan
  • Lava Mantle
  • Oklaric
  • Roon
  • Shoon
  • Skretch
  • Soul Sifter
  • Stix
  • The Requiest
  • Torishal
  • Wenteras the Ancient

Lore[edit]

See also: Call of the Forsaken lore

The cataclysm arrived not from the air but from within the earth. West Karana, a fertile plain filled with trees, farms, and settlements was pulled apart as Lady Lendiniara traveled from another dimension, passed through Ethernere, and tore into this dimension. As the rift opened beneath West Karana, tectonic plates began to shift, thrusting sections of land into the air, breaking open stores of flowing magma, and causing the river that flowed across the plain to heat near boiling and spill haphazardly into the newly created basins and depressions. Trees bent and snapped, villages drowned in rushing waters, long-buried warriors were unearthed, and the inhabitants of the land feared that the apocalypse was arriving.

Now, the rift to Ethernere is widening, its influence seeping out into West Karana. While some of the plain's old beauty remains -- lush grasses and trees, rolling hillsides, and flowing waters -- destruction has visited most regions. Trees have been uprooted, houses have toppled onto each other, new rock formations and mesas have jutted out of the earth, sections of land have fallen away, lava creeps across grasslands and burns all in its path, and the boiling waters denude the landscape.

More troubling, Ethernere spreads its tendrils beneath the ground. Its gray mists form pockets and tunnels underneath the land, hollowing out land formations like burrowing shellfish in an ocean rock. Holes of mist open and close every day, and the region becomes increasingly unstable. Whatever the mists touch becomes drained of color and begins to pass into the gray space, the place between worlds.

Unless Lady Lendiniara can be sent back to her dimension and the rift be closed, Norrath will be lost in the gray.