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High Keep is the seat of a former empire that used to spread its power over central Antonica in years past. Now, their reign has diminished under constant attacks by the orcs and gnolls, and is restricted to High Pass Hold now. However, the inhabitants of High Keep thrive on trade, both legal and illegal, passing through the center of the continent, as High Pass Hold is one of the few "safe" regions to pass through.

A view of the outer courtyard within HighPass Keep.
Level of Monsters: 25-35
Types of Monsters: Prisoners, Pickclaw Lookouts, Spiritists, Cabalists, Guards, Warriors, Visionaries, Raiders, and Seers, A Crazed Goblin, Goblin Thiefs
Notable NPC's: Princess Lenya, Princess Lenia, Captain Boshinko, Mistress Anna
Unique Items: Amstaf's Scroll
Related Quests: Illegible Scrolls, Left Goblin Ears, The Bloody Shank
Tradeskill Facilities: Brew Barrel, Oven
Adjacent Zones: Highpass Hold
Name in /who: highkeep

Map

Highkeepmain.jpg

Main Level and Basement

  • 1. Pickclaw Goblin Room (with Guards), room to north is Lookout Room
  • 2. Torture Room
  • 3. Princess Lenia
  • 4. Prison Cells with Prisoners
  • 5. Pickclaw Warrior Room
  • 6. Pickclaw Raider and Seer Room
  • 7. Bank
  • 8. Merchant who sells anything
  • 9. Merchant who sells anything
  • 10. Prison with Prisoner
  • 11. Bard for Mail Delivery
  • 12. Captain Boshinko
  • 13. Bard selling Bard songs and Enchanter selling Enchanter Summoning spells
  • 14. Locked Room
  • 15. Inn, Clerk sells Brewing Supplies
  • 16. Merchant selling Gemstones
  • 17. Wizard Trainer

(Lettered Stairs lead to each other)

Highkeepupper.jpg

Upper Levels

  • 1. Kitchen with Merchant selling Baking Supplies, Oven and Brew Barrel
  • 2. Gambling Room, Merchant selling Brewing Supplies
  • 3. Locked Room with Tearon's Skeleton, get key in quest
  • 4. Room with Dulcyna Blackhand
  • 5. Room with Tyrana Slil, and Princess Lenya
  • 6. Room with Mistress Anna
  • 7. Locked Room

Dangers

There are three specific dangers in High Keep. The first are the pickclaw goblins, who exist in the basement of the Keep, apparently unbeknownst to the guards walking above their heads. These spawn in a series of rooms, and become more dangerous the lower down in the basement one goes. They are uniformly very heavily camped.

The other two are in the basement as well. There are prisoners that appear to be safely tucked away inside of their prison cells. These prisoners are highly aggressive and will come out of their cell in order to attack you, regardless of how beneath you they are in level. If you get more than one or two on you, they can be more than a nuisance, and the guards will not attack them. Also, nearby is a Princess Lenia, not to be confused with the Princess Lenya that is part of a quest. This particular princess is a necromancer and around 20th level, so be careful around her (although she is not aggressive).

Benefits

This is a small, tight zone to hunt in. You can make your wealth downstairs with the goblins and walk a very short distance and sell or put it into the bank, you can be bound right here, etc. It's a one-stop hunting place. Probably for this reason, the poor Pickclaw Goblins have an estimated lifespan far less than a mayfly, and the area has actually developed lists for getting to attack specific pickclaws. Hmm, now I'm not so sure this is a benefit...

The area also provides a good place for adventurers in the center of the continent in general. You can be bound either in High Keep or in Highpass Hold, and with the nearby merchants and bank, this area acts as much as a town as either Qeynos or Freeport do, although I believe it is underutilized.

Traveling To and From

High Keep's entrance is located in the middle of Highpass Hold, on it's eastern edge. From there the Keep can be reached through either Eastern Plains of Karana (through a long gorge) or from Kithicor Forest.

What's in this zone?

Quests - Found 4 quests that start in Highpass Keep:

Quest NameRewardQuest GiverMinimum LevelClassesRelated ZonesRelated NPCs
Illegible Scrolls  ?
Left Goblin Ears  ?
The Bloody Shank  ?
The Silent Watch  ?


NPCs - Found 59 NPCs that spawn in Highpass Keep:

NPC NameRaceClassLevelLocationKnown LootDescription
A Clerk "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:
A Crazed Goblin "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:
A Goblin Thief "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:
A Maid "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:
A Pickclaw Cabalist "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:
A Pickclaw Lookout "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:
A Pickclaw Raider "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:
A Pickclaw Spiritist "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:
A Pickclaw Visionary "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:
A Pickclaw seer "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:
A noble "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:
A pickclaw guard "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:
A pickclaw warrior "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:
A prisoner (HHK) "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:
Aeris Greymalkyn "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:
Assistant Kiolna "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:
Baker Jena "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:
Bank Clerk Jaylin "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:
Captain Bosec "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:
Captain Boshinko "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:
Carson Mccabe "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:
Dealer Maeline "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:
Dealer Shonta "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:
Dyrna Nlith "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:
Flayer Hopkins "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:
Grahm Embersmith "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:
Guard Bicker "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:
Guard Blayle "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:
Guard Chin "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:
Guard Duras "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:
Guard Folton "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:
Guard Handy "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:
Guard Lancel "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:
Guard Lorton "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:
Guard Onto "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:
Guard Rance "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:
Isabella Cellus "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:
Justin Ryhmes "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:
Krystalle Corsair "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:
Lady McCabe "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:
Lislia Goldtune "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:
Lozani "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:
Lucky the Beggar "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:
Merchant Dominik "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:
Merchant Edina "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:
Miner Harton "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:
Mistress Anna "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:
Osargen "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:
Princess Lenia "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:
Princess lenia pet "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:
Purchin Oddsbot "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:
Ran Flamespinner "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:
Starr Dreamspinner "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:
Storm Dragonchaser "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:
Tarn Visilin "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:
Tearon Bleanix "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:
Tolon Nurbyte "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:
Treasurer Lynn "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:
Tyrana Slil "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:


Items - Found 10 items that drop in Highpass Keep:

Item NameDrops FromSlotStats
Amstaf's Scroll
Amstaf's Scroll
Item 682.png

LORE ITEM NO DROP
WT: 0.0 Size: SMALL
Class: NONE
Race: NONE

None? (None)
Block of High Quality Ore
Block of High Quality Ore
Item 1138.png

WT: 18.0 Size: SMALL
Class: ALL
Race: ALL

None? (None)
Clawed Knuckle-Ring
Clawed Knuckle-Ring
Item 872.png

MAGIC ITEM
Slot: FINGER
HP: +20
WT: 0.1 Size: TINY
Class: ALL
Race: ALL

None? (None)
Fish Food Vial
Fish Food Vial
Item 1006.png

LORE ITEM NO DROP
WT: 0.2 Weight Reduction: 0%
Capacity: 4 Size Capacity: TINY

None? (None)
Highkeep Flask
Highkeep Flask
Item 584.png

WT: 0.4 Size: SMALL
Class: ALL
Race: ALL

None? (None)
Human Decapitated Head
Human Decapitated Head
Item 982.png

LORE ITEM NO DROP
WT: 2.0 Size: MEDIUM
Class: ALL
Race: ALL

None? (None)
Large Brick of High Quality Ore
Large Brick of High Quality Ore
Item 1138.png

WT: 14.0 Size: SMALL
Class: ALL
Race: ALL

None? (None)
Large Ringmail Visor
Large Ringmail Visor
Item 770.png

Slot: FACE
AC: 3
WT: 1.7 Size: SMALL
Class: WAR CLR PAL RNG SHD BRD ROG SHM
Race: BAR TRL OGR

None? (None)
Left Goblin Ear
Left Goblin Ear
Item 793.png

WT: 0.1 Size: SMALL
Class: ALL
Race: ALL

None? (None)
Small Brick of High Quality Ore
Small Brick of High Quality Ore
Item 1138.png

QUEST ITEM
WT: 7.0 Size: SMALL
Class: ALL
Race: ALL

None? (None)