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Qeynos Aqueducts

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The Qeynos Catacombs (also known as Qeynos Aqueduct System, Qeynos Underground or Qeynos Sewers) are the vast ancient water supply to the city of Qeynos. The area was long ago walled off when it was no longer used, but then became the haven of the seedier elements of area, including the beggars and thieves, smugglers and thugs, and up to the members who worship the Plague Bringer himself.

Level of Monsters: 1-15, 33-38
Types of Monsters: Fish, Small Alligators, Large Spiders, Large Rats, Sewer Rats, Giant Rats, Snakes, Green Snakes, Large Snakes, Bats, Giant Bats, Fire Beetles, Frogloks, Wimpy Skeletons, Decaying Skeletons, Skeletons, Putrid Skeletons, Dread Corpses, Gelatinous Cubes, Beggars, Mercenaries, Thugs, Sewer Sentinels, Smugglers, Ring Leaders, Large Piranha, Sharks, Septic Rats, Necromancers, Spectres, Decaying Sentry, Rotting Sentry
Notable NPC's: Bait Masterson, Beggar Wyllin, Bloated Alligator, Cuburt, Drosco, Exhausted Guard, Injured Brigand, An injured rat, Krynta Darkdagger, Mon'Sarna, A Nesting Rat, Ronn Castekin, a shady mercenary, An Undead Knight, Vin Moltor
Unique Items:
Alligator Egg
Alligator Egg
Item 969.png

This is a snack!
WT: 0.6 Size: SMALL
Class: ALL
Race: ALL

,
Alligator Tooth Earring
Alligator Tooth Earring
Item 800.png

MAGIC ITEM
Slot: EAR
HP: +5
WT: 0.1 Size: TINY
Class: ALL
Race: ALL

,
Golden Locket
Golden Locket
Item 1058.png

MAGIC ITEM
Slot: NECK
AC: 2
CHA: +3
WT: 0.3 Size: SMALL
Class: ALL
Race: ALL

,
Limestone Ring
Limestone Ring
Item 607.png

MAGIC ITEM
Slot: FINGER
HP: +5
WT: 0.1 Size: TINY
Class: ALL
Race: ALL

,
Thick Black Cape
Thick Black Cape
Item 660.png

Slot: SHOULDERS
AC: 3
WT: 2.0 Size: MEDIUM
Class: ALL except NEC WIZ MAG ENC
Race: ALL except DWF HFL GNM

Related Quests: The Bayle List, Rogue Epic Quest, Shadow Knight Epic Quest
Adjacent Zones: Qeynos
Name in /who: qcat

Map

QeynosCats1.jpg

Qeynos Catacombs Navigation in the Qeynos Catacombs can be very frustrating without a resource such as the map below. There are many exits/entrances to the zone - some not as 'friendly' as others. Even with the map, caution is advised until one is more familiar with the zone. Pace yourself and keep track of where you are.

  • A. Exit to Secret Entrance in Newbie Area of North Qeynos
  • B. Exit to Pool between Crow’s Nest and Monk Guild in North Qeynos
  • C. Exit to Rogue’s Guild in North Qeynos, Pits fall into Area #14
  • D. Exit to Water by Magic Users Guild Halls in South Qeynos
  • E. Exit to Hidden Entrance beneath Grounds of Fate
  • F. Exit to Water near to the Bank
  • G. Exit to Water in the Bay near Docks
  • 1. Spawn Area for Vin Moltor
  • 2. Various NPC’s appear here
  • 3. An Undead Knight who drops Limestone Ring
  • 4. Bloated Alligator who drops Alligator Egg
  • 5. An injured rat who drops Alligator Tooth Earring
  • 6. Mercenaries with a shady mercenary who drops Thick Black Cape
  • 7. Drosco the Zombie and A Nesting Rat who drops Golden Locket
  • 8. Temple of Bertoxxulous
  • 9. Sewer Sentinels
  • 10. Cuburt spawn area
  • 11. Frogloks
  • 12. Injured Brigand
  • 13. Exhausted Guard
  • 14. Shark Pool
  • 15. Smuggler Camps and Malka Rale
  • 16. Various NPC’s and Beggar Wyllin spawn here
  • 17. Thug Camp

Dangers

Level Range: 1-12

The Qeynos Catacombs can be considered to be an early exercise in factions and how they play a role in the safety of an area. Many of the creatures here (in fact, most) start out ambivalent to most people, and this includes everything but the undead and the people in the Temple of Bertoxxulous, who will both kill anyone that doesn’t pass as “evil” very quickly. Then, depending on who and what you decide to pick battles with, various members of the surroundings, be they the guards of Qeynos or the rougher elements, will become aggressive to you. Be aware that killing guards down here, where they are very weak, can lead to you being attacked by the vastly stronger guards in the city above.

Otherwise, the only wandering monsters that are aggressive to all are the large piranha, which can hit fast and for quite a bit of damage to a relatively new adventurer. Take a look in the water before making a long swim through a corridor with no exits, especially if you are not a good swimmer, or you could be trying to get your corpse out of the bottom of the water down here, while avoiding the same piranha.

Recently, the catacombs have become much more dangerous, and several powerful undead spectres can be seen in various areas, as well as wandering septic rats that are very powerful and aggressive. It is therefore wise to be much more careful when travelling around the catacombs than in days past.

There are also a number of 'pitfalls' on some of the entrances, such as from the Crow's Nest that will drop the unwary newcomer to their untimely death. Perhaps the largest danger of the Catacombs is the ease at to which a person can get lost and the difficulty one could potentially run into simply getting items back from a corpse.

Benefits

The Qeynos Catacombs are a decent area for low level adventurers to hunt in. There is no shortage of creatures to kill and the vast majority are not 'social'; meaning they won't assist other creatures when you attack them. Perhaps with some exceptions. An adventurer can easily hunt the rats and beetles at level one and progress to level 10 without leaving for supplies. Once you learn the area, travel throughout can be quite simple.

"Evil" characters, such as followers of Bertoxxulous will find a bank, class trainers, spell and general vendors located in the Temple of Bertoxxulous.

Additionally, you will find very few that seek to make this zone their primary hunting spot. The literal maze of tunnels and canals keep the unwary far away. Those who follow Bertoxxulous or Innoruuk will find the surroundings much to their liking; if their preference is solitude with a variety of souls to send to their respective deities.

'Good' characters should take additional cautions near the Temple of Bertoxxulous as a number of higher level minions and NPC's are not at all agreeable to their presence.

Alternate Map

QeynosCats2.jpg

Traveling To and From Qeynos Catacombs

There are multiple separate ways into the Qeynos Catacombs, all are through tunnels that lead into them, and most of these are underwater ones. It is also possible to pass completely through Qeynos from the outside to where the ship lands by traveling through the Catacombs. The first entrance is located outside the city gates through a secret opening in the walls. Look for the heavy ivy clinging to the wall and the moisture that comes up from the well inside. This is the only entrance from outside the city. Next you are able to enter through the pool outside of the Monk's Guild Hall, by swimming down through a shaft inside. There is also an entrance from underneath Crow's Tavern in the Thieves Guild Hall, but this is unsafe as secret pits will drop you into the shark pit.

There are two entrances near the bank area, one is located behind the bank in the water before the magic-users guild halls. The other is in front of the bank in the water as well. The other underwater entrance lies in the harbor, in the next small area near to the dock where the boat arrives at. The final entrance is the secret entrance that the members of the Temple of Bertoxxulous use to get around, and that is through a secret tunnel lying under the Grounds of Fate.

What's in this zone?

Quests - Found 8 quests that start in Qeynos Aqueducts:

Quest NameRewardQuest GiverMinimum LevelClassesRelated ZonesRelated NPCs
Drosco the Zombie (evil)  ?
Gharin's Note (evil)  ?
Paw of Opolla Quest  ?
Rogue Epic Quest  ?
The Bayle List  ?
The Clothspinner Sisters (evil)  ?
Trumpy's Head  ?
Trumpy's Skull  ?


NPCs - Found 36 NPCs that spawn in Qeynos Aqueducts:

NPC NameRaceClassLevelLocationKnown LootDescription
A Giant Rat
A Giant Sewer Rat
A Large Rat
A Nesting Rat
A Rotting Sentry
A Sepsis Rat
A mercenary
A shady mercenary
A small alligator
A thug
A thug leader
An Undead Knight
An injured rat
Beggar Wyllin
Bloated Alligator
Chan Whinstone
Chou Whinstone
Commander Kane
Cuburt
Fellweni the Kraven
Kurne Rextula
Lahn Whinstone
Leon Ereek
Lyris Moonbane
Malka Rale
Mon`Sarna
Nomaria Doseniar
Omorb
Perkon Malok
Reania Jukle
Rihtur Fullome
Rocthar Bekesna
Ronn Castekin
Van Shatblack
Vin Moltor
Xeture Demiagar


Items - Found 14 items that drop in Qeynos Aqueducts:

Item NameDrops FromSlotStats
Alligator Egg
Alligator Egg
Item 969.png

This is a snack!
WT: 0.6 Size: SMALL
Class: ALL
Race: ALL

None? (None)
Alligator Skin
Alligator Skin
Item 813.png

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

None? (None)
Alligator Tooth Earring
Alligator Tooth Earring
Item 800.png

MAGIC ITEM
Slot: EAR
HP: +5
WT: 0.1 Size: TINY
Class: ALL
Race: ALL

None? (None)
Damask Robe
Damask Robe
Item 838.png

MAGIC ITEM
Slot: CHEST
AC: 6
WT: 1.0 Size: MEDIUM
Class: NEC WIZ MAG ENC
Race: HUM ERU HIE DEF GNM IKS

None? (None)
Giant Rat Whiskers
Giant Rat Whiskers
Item 794.png

WT: 1.0 Size: SMALL
Class: ALL
Race: ALL

None? (None)
Golden Locket
Golden Locket
Item 1058.png

MAGIC ITEM
Slot: NECK
AC: 2
CHA: +3
WT: 0.3 Size: SMALL
Class: ALL
Race: ALL

None? (None)
Golden Locket
Golden Locket
Item 1002.png

MAGIC ITEM LORE ITEM
Slot: NECK
Charges: 5
Effect: Courage
WT: 0.2 Size: SMALL
Class: ALL
Race: ALL

(This item acts as a light source.)

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

LORE ITEM NO DROP
WT: 0.4 Size: SMALL
Class: ALL
Race: ALL

None? (None)
Ivory Handled Falchion
Ivory Handled Falchion
Item 604.png

MAGIC ITEM LORE ITEM NO DROP
Slot: PRIMARY
Skill: 2H Slashing Atk Delay: 40
DMG: 17
Effect: Heat Blood (Combat, Casting Time: Instant)
WT: 4.0 Size: MEDIUM
Class: SHD
Race: HUM ERU DEF TRL OGR GNM IKS

None? (None)
Limestone Ring
Limestone Ring
Item 607.png

MAGIC ITEM
Slot: FINGER
HP: +5
WT: 0.1 Size: TINY
Class: ALL
Race: ALL

None? (None)
Severed Paw
Severed Paw
Item 743.png

LORE ITEM
WT: 0.5 Weight Reduction: 0%
Capacity: 4 Size Capacity: TINY

None? (None)
Small Tattered Dress
Small Tattered Dress
Item 1149.png

LORE ITEM
WT: 0.1 Size: TINY
Class: ALL
Race: ALL

None? (None)
Thick Black Cape
Thick Black Cape
Item 660.png

Slot: SHOULDERS
AC: 3
WT: 2.0 Size: MEDIUM
Class: ALL except NEC WIZ MAG ENC
Race: ALL except DWF HFL GNM

None? (None)
Torn Parchment
Torn Parchment
Item 864.png

LORE ITEM
WT: 0.0 Size: TINY
Class: ALL
Race: ALL

None? (None)