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The Northern Plains of Karana consist of a small but dangerous area in the middle of the vast Plains of Karana. It is also the hub of most of the traffic on the western half of the continent, as it marks the area where the bridges from the east and south pass over the river that marks two of its borders.

Level of Monsters: 10-30+
Types of Monsters: Lions and Lionesses, Lion Matriarchs, Lion Patriarchs, Pincer Beetles, Borer Beetles, Scythe Beetles, Shadow Wolves, Wintermist Wolves, Grizzly Bears, Raiders, Werewolves, Ghouls, Griffawns, Griffenes, Griffins, Hill Giants, Treants
Notable NPC's: Xanuusus, the Fangbreakers, Druid Trainer, Ashenpaw, Zahal the Vile, GrimFeather, Swiftclaw, Lieutenant Midraim, Silver Griffon, Timbur the Tiny
Unique Items:
Belt of Flesh Hooks
Belt of Flesh Hooks
Item 560.png

Slot: WAIST
AC: 5
CHA: -5
SV DISEASE: +5 SV POISON: +5
WT: 0.2 Size: SMALL
Class: SHD
Race: HUM DEF TRL OGR GNM IKS

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Lion-skin Leggings
Lion-skin Leggings
Item 635.png

MAGIC ITEM
Slot: LEGS
AC: 6
INT: +2 AGI: +2
WT: 4.0 Size: MEDIUM
Class: ALL except NEC WIZ MAG ENC
Race: ALL

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Pair of Bent Spectacles
Pair of Bent Spectacles
Item 772.png

Slot: FACE
MANA: +15
SV MAGIC: +5
WT: 0.1 Size: SMALL
Class: ALL
Race: ALL

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Granite Earring
Granite Earring
Item 544.png

MAGIC ITEM
Slot: EAR
MANA: +25
WT: 0.1 Size: TINY
Class: ALL
Race: ALL

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Wolf-hide Sleeves
Wolf-hide Sleeves
Item 634.png

MAGIC ITEM
Slot: ARMS
AC: 5
STR: +2 CHA: +2
WT: 1.5 Size: SMALL
Class: ALL except NEC WIZ MAG ENC
Race: ALL

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Giants Reminder String
Giants Reminder String
Item 572.png

MAGIC ITEM
Slot: WAIST
AC: 2
INT: +5
WT: 0.5 Size: SMALL
Class: ALL
Race: ALL except HUM ERU HEF

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Giant Laceless Sandal
A Giant Laceless Sandal
Item 761.png

Slot: SECONDARY
AC: 15
STA: +5 CHA: -7
WT: 5.0 Size: LARGE
Class: WAR CLR PAL RNG SHD DRU BRD ROG SHM
Race: ELF HIE DEF DWF HFL GNM

Related Quests: Corrupt Guards, Research Aid, Shackle of Bronze, Winds of Karana
Adjacent Zones: Western Plains of Karana, Eastern Plains of Karana, Southern Plains of Karana
Name in /who: northkarana

Map

Map nkarana.jpg
  • 1. Hut with Alcohol
  • 2. Area Patrolled by the Fangbreakers
  • 3. Obelisk with named Treant nearby
  • 4. Hut with Innkeepers selling Food and Goods
  • 5. Empty farm
  • 6. Gypsy Camp selling Combine Weapons, Alcohol, Food and Goods, Dreadlands Gate Spell, Bind Spot
  • 7. Guard Tower
  • 8. Farm with farmers
  • 9. Farm with farmers
  • 10. Druid Ring with Treants, Druid Trainer and merchant selling Druid Spells
  • 11. Teleportation Ring
  • 12. Farm with farmers
  • 13. Obelisk with Ghouls
  • 14. Raider Camp

Dangers

Can you say dangerous? This zone is almost painfully dangerous, and the largest reason is that it has very high level, powerful, aggressive creatures that roam the entire thing. Hill Giants and the Griffins all fit into this category, and you can't even think of taking on the lowest level Griffawn until at least 14th level, and even then I don't know. Once my 10th level Ranger and my friend's 10th level Warrior met a gamble griffawn that attacked us. I think I kicked it once for 3 points of damage before my friend was killed. Needless to say, they are very powerful and should be avoided. The guards at the lone tower are the most overworked guards in the game, and its not uncommon to see one of them at half health...

"a rabid Griffon" occasionally spawns and patrols the Eastern edge of the zone. It is very fast and has a large aggro radius, and is relatively high level (red to level 24).

Given that the above is true, hunting in this area is very dangerous, although it can be quite lucrative. If you know how to hunt, and by that I mean to pull creatures to the zones edges and use your far distance view to keep an eye on what's coming, you can actually do quite well fighting the many types of beetles at lower levels. Like I said, though, hill giants are fast and can spawn practically on top of you, and the run from Qeynos is long...

Benefits

Willowisp hunting is excellent here from lvl 10 - 15. The Research Aid quest gives several percent exp, for every lightstone handed in.

The largest benefit in this area is the high-level hunting it affords. Well-coordinated groups of 15th level and higher (usually low 20's) can make quite a bit of money and experience in this area, travelling and killing off Griffins.

It is possible to bind in the gypsy camp here as well, making the trip for melee-types a bit better.

There are also some items to be had in this area which are unique on this half of the continent. The only place to get combine weapons on the western half of Antonica (other than Rathe Mountians) lies within the Northern Plains. Also, there is a good chance that werewolves can be found in the northern part of the zone next to the mountains where the Fangbreakers roam, providing all of their associated items as well. There is also a merchant who sells high level Druid spells, as well as a trainer for Druids near the eastern bend of the river.

Traveling To and From Northern

The western border marks the vast edge with the Western Plains of Karana. Travelling that way leads eventually to the cities of Erudin, Qeynos, and Halas. The southern and eastern edges of the zone are bordered by an impassable river. The only ways across it are two bridges. The southern bridge leads into the Southern Plains of Karana, and is guarded by the Qeynos Guard.

The eastern bridge is a vast wooden structure, rumored to have been built by the hill giants, that passes over the eastern stretch of the river. Nobody guards this bridge.

What's in this zone?

Quests - Found 5 quests that start in Northern Karana:

Quest NameRewardQuest GiverMinimum LevelClassesRelated ZonesRelated NPCs
Aegis of Life Quest  ?
Corrupt Guards  ?
Research Aid  ?
Werewolf Hunters  ?
Winds of Karana  ?


NPCs - Found 49 NPCs that spawn in Northern Karana:

NPC NameRaceClassLevelLocationKnown LootDescription
A Griffawn "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:
A Griffenne "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:
A Griffon "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:
A Grizzly Bear "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:
A Highland Lion "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:
A Lioness "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:
A Silvermist Wolf "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:
A Willowisp "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:
A borer beetle "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:
A pincer beetle "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:
A scythe beetle "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:
Ashenpaw "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:
Barkeep Jeny "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:
Barkeep Milo "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:
Bilbis Briar "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:
Briana Treewhisper "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:
Bristletoe "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:
Brother Nallin "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:
Bunu Stoutheart "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:
Callowwing "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:
Capt Linarius "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:
Cordelia Minster "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:
Ezmirella "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:
Fixxin Followig "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:
GrimFeather "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:
Grimtooth "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:
Guard Bartley "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:
Guard Fredrick "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:
Guard Oystin "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:
Guard Shilster "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:
Guard Stanard "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:
Guard Westyn "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:
Innkeep Disda "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:
Innkeep James "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:
Korvik the Cursed "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:
Lieutenant Midraim "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:
Mrysila "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:
Nul Aleswiller "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:
Regis the Reverent "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:
Romella "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:
Roule "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:
Sir Gerwin Thunderblade "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:
Swiftclaw "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:
Tak Whistler "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:
Timbur the Tiny "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:
Watchman Dexlin "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:
Withered treant "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:
Xanuusus "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:
Zahal the Vile "zoneTopTable" ! Level of Monsters:


Items - Found 31 items that drop in Northern Karana:

Item NameDrops FromSlotStats
Giant Laceless Sandal
A Giant Laceless Sandal
Item 761.png

Slot: SECONDARY
AC: 15
STA: +5 CHA: -7
WT: 5.0 Size: LARGE
Class: WAR CLR PAL RNG SHD DRU BRD ROG SHM
Race: ELF HIE DEF DWF HFL GNM

None? (None)
Giants Reminder String
Giants Reminder String
Item 572.png

MAGIC ITEM
Slot: WAIST
AC: 2
INT: +5
WT: 0.5 Size: SMALL
Class: ALL
Race: ALL except HUM ERU HEF

None? (None)
A Gypsy Medallion
A Gypsy Medallion
Item 566.png

MAGIC ITEM
Slot: NECK
AC: 2
CHA: +9
SV DISEASE: +10
WT: 0.1 Size: SMALL
Class: ALL
Race: ALL

None? (None)
Bag of Troll Guts
Bag of Troll Guts
Item 797.png

WT: 3.7 Size: SMALL
Class: ALL
Race: ALL

None? (None)
Bear-hide Jerkin
Bear-hide Jerkin
Item 632.png

MAGIC ITEM
Slot: CHEST
AC: 9
STA: +2 WIS: +2
WT: 3.5 Size: MEDIUM
Class: ALL except NEC WIZ MAG ENC
Race: ALL

None? (None)
Belt of Flesh Hooks
Belt of Flesh Hooks
Item 560.png

Slot: WAIST
AC: 5
CHA: -5
SV DISEASE: +5 SV POISON: +5
WT: 0.2 Size: SMALL
Class: SHD
Race: HUM DEF TRL OGR GNM IKS

None? (None)
Cracked Corrupt Guard Helm
Cracked Corrupt Guard Helm
Item 506.png

LORE ITEM NO DROP
WT: 1.0 Size: SMALL
Class: ALL
Race: ALL

None? (None)
Crystal Ring
Crystal Ring
Item 616.png

MAGIC ITEM
Slot: FINGER
AC: 2
HP: +7
WT: 0.1 Size: TINY
Class: ALL
Race: ALL

None? (None)
Giant Laceless Sandal
Giant Laceless Sandal
Item 761.png

Slot: SECONDARY
AC: 15
STA: +5 CHA: -7
WT: 5.0 Size: LARGE
Class: WAR CLR PAL RNG SHD DRU BRD ROG SHM
Race: ELF HIE DEF DWF HFL GNM

None? (None)
Granite Earring
Granite Earring
Item 544.png

MAGIC ITEM
Slot: EAR
MANA: +25
WT: 0.1 Size: TINY
Class: ALL
Race: ALL

None? (None)
Griffenne Charm
Griffenne Charm
Item 1056.png

MAGIC ITEM LORE ITEM NO DROP
Slot: NECK
AC: 3
CHA: +3
WT: 0.1 Size: TINY
Class: BRD
Race: HUM ELF HEF

None? (None)
Griffenne Downfeather
Griffenne Downfeather
Item 755.png

MAGIC ITEM LORE ITEM NO DROP
WT: 0.5 Size: MEDIUM
Class: ALL
Race: ALL

None? (None)
Griffon Eye
Griffon Eye
Item 885.png

LORE ITEM NO DROP
Slot: PRIMARY SECONDARY
WT: 0.2 Size: TINY
Class: ALL
Race: ALL

None? (None)
Griffon Feathers
Griffon Feathers
Item 909.png

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

None? (None)
Griffon Talon Gloves
Griffon Talon Gloves
Item 518.png

MAGIC ITEM
Slot: HANDS
AC: 4
STR: +2
WT: 0.5 Size: SMALL
Class: ALL
Race: ALL

None? (None)
High Quality Lion Skin
High Quality Lion Skin
Item 834.png

WT: 3.5 Size: LARGE
Class: ALL
Race: ALL

None? (None)
Ingot of the Reverent
Ingot of the Reverent
Item 1092.png

MAGIC ITEM LORE ITEM NO DROP
WT: 1.0 Size: SMALL
Class: ALL
Race: ALL

None? (None)
Iron Shackles
Iron Shackles
Item 620.png

NO DROP
Slot: WRIST LEGS
AC: 7
CHA: -5
WT: 2.7 Size: SMALL
Class: WAR CLR PAL RNG SHD BRD ROG SHM
Race: HUM BAR ERU ELF HIE DEF HEF IKS

None? (None)
Lianna's Flute
Lianna's Flute
Item 751.png

LORE ITEM NO DROP
Slot: SECONDARY
Wind Instrument
WT: 0.5 Size: TINY
Class: BRD
Race: ALL

None? (None)
Lion-Skin Leggings
Lion-Skin Leggings
Item 635.png

MAGIC ITEM
Slot: LEGS
AC: 6
INT: +2 AGI: +2
WT: 4.0 Size: MEDIUM
Class: ALL except NEC WIZ MAG ENC
Race: ALL

None? (None)
Lion-skin Leggings
Lion-skin Leggings
Item 635.png

MAGIC ITEM
Slot: LEGS
AC: 6
INT: +2 AGI: +2
WT: 4.0 Size: MEDIUM
Class: ALL except NEC WIZ MAG ENC
Race: ALL

None? (None)
Low Quality Lion Skin
Low Quality Lion Skin
Item 834.png

WT: 3.5 Size: LARGE
Class: ALL
Race: ALL

None? (None)
Medium Quality Lion Skin
Medium Quality Lion Skin
Item 834.png

WT: 3.5 Size: LARGE
Class: ALL
Race: ALL

None? (None)
Pair of Bent Spectacles
Pair of Bent Spectacles
Item 772.png

Slot: FACE
MANA: +15
SV MAGIC: +5
WT: 0.1 Size: SMALL
Class: ALL
Race: ALL

None? (None)
Rune of Ivy
Rune of Ivy
Item 967.png

MAGIC ITEM LORE ITEM NO DROP
WT: 0.1 Size: TINY
Class: ALL
Race: ALL

None? (None)
Sir Gerwin's Head
Sir Gerwin's Head
Item 982.png

LORE ITEM NO DROP
WT: 1.0 Size: MEDIUM
Class: ALL
Race: ALL

None? (None)
Superb Bear Hide
Superb Bear Hide
Item 554.png

WT: 5.0 Size: LARGE
Class: ALL
Race: ALL

None? (None)
Superb Wolf Hide
Superb Wolf Hide
Item 553.png

WT: 3.5 Size: LARGE
Class: ALL
Race: ALL

None? (None)
Werewolf-hide Jerkin
Werewolf-hide Jerkin
Item 632.png

MAGIC ITEM
Slot: CHEST
AC: 9
STR: +3 AGI: +3
WT: 1.0 Size: MEDIUM
Class: DRU BRD
Race: ALL

None? (None)
Wild Cabbage
Wild Cabbage
Item 922.png

This is a meal.
WT: 0.6 Size: SMALL
Class: ALL
Race: ALL

None? (None)
Wolf-hide Sleeves
Wolf-hide Sleeves
Item 634.png

MAGIC ITEM
Slot: ARMS
AC: 5
STR: +2 CHA: +2
WT: 1.5 Size: SMALL
Class: ALL except NEC WIZ MAG ENC
Race: ALL

None? (None)