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Map of Steamfont Mountains
Map of Steamfont Mountains Minotaur Caves

The Steamfont Mountains are a very dangerous place, probably the most dangerous area on Faydwer that you might find yourself travelling on your own. It is a relatively large zone with several distinct areas, and only one newbie type of area some distance from the gnome city, Ak'Anon. Most of the areas of these mountains are filled with creatures deadly to someone of less than 6th level.

Level of Monsters: 1-18, 30-35
Types of Monsters: Large Rats, Snakes, Spiderlings, Kobold Pups, Kobold Scouts, Kobolds, Kobold Shamans, Decaying Skeletons, Dwarf Skeletons, Skeletons, Rogue Cleaners, Rogue Clockworks, Clockwork Spiders, Plague Rats, Giant Diseased Rats, Pumas, Young Ebon Drakes, Giant Clockwork Spiders, Harpies, Earth Elementals, Ebon Drakes, Minotaurs, Minotaur Guards, Minotaur Sentry, Minotaur Lord, Minotaur Hero
Notable NPC's: Feddi Dooger, A Kobold Missionary, Meldrath The Malignant, Minotaur Hero, Minotaur Lord, Renux Herkanor, Nilit's Contraption
Unique Items: Butcher Knife, Staff of the Observers, Broken Minotaur Lord's Horn, Minotaur Hero Shackles, Skull of Meldrath, Jagged Diamond Dagger
Related Quests: The Telescope
Adjacent Zones: Lesser Faydark, Ak'Anon
Name in /who: steamfont/steamfontmts

Map Location Key

Steamfont Mountains

  • 1. Kobold Camp
  • 2. The Observers
  • 3. Haunted Ruins of Giant Clockwork Machine
  • 4. The Windmills of Steamfont, several Observers as well as Merchants who sell Ore, Medium-Quality Ore, Dye Materials, Sharpening Stones, Clay, and Tinkering Equipment
  • 5. Kobold Camp
  • 6. Druid Stone Ring with Druid selling Spells
  • 7. Merchant selling Sewing Supplies, including Large Sewing Kit, How To's, and Needle and Thimble Molds
  • 8. Merchant selling Small Armor Molds
  • 9. Merchant selling Cookie Molds
  • 10. Merchant selling Food and other goods
  • 11. Merchants selling Cooking Supplies and Gems for Jewelry
  • 12. Dragon Bones with Skeletons

Note that there is a poison merchant located on the above map at roughly +1380, -840.

Minotaur Caves

Dangers

Steamfont Mountains are, as I've stated, about as dangerous as Crushbone itself. Most of the creatures are of very high level and are very aggressive, especially in the area around the minotaur caves. The area around the entrance to Lesser Faydark is good for hunting if you are at least 6th level in a group, 8th-10th as a solo. There are skeletons that are aggressive and sometimes carry shields. This is also the only zone on Faydwer to obtain medium sized pelts for patchwork, but the pumas are very dangerous, roughly even with a 7th level warrior or higher. The plague rats that wander this area have a very noxious disease that is difficult to get rid of without spells. The drakes here are also quite dangerous.

An even more dangerous area exists by the minotaur caves, which you can reach by following a straight line formed by the windmills away from Ak'Anon. There is a rough dead-end valley that the minotaurs have their caves in, between two old furnaces. The ruins of some giant clockwork device have settled deeply into the ground at the end of this valley over the ages since it last functioned. The monsters that exist here are both very tough and very aggressive, the least aggressive is the obsidian drake and giant clockwork spiders, but anything else that comes within range of you will attack. Most of the monsters are avoidable if you keep your eyes peeled, but the minotaurs themselves are very deadly as they tend to go on patrol through the area and can easily be missed due to the rough floor of the valley and their speed. Adventuring through this area in a group is almost essential from 7th-10th or higher, and I've only seen 15th level and higher people going solo through this area. The minotaurs can be watched if you have a ranger in the group, as they tend to come out of the cave one at a time and stand outside. Once they reach about three outside the cave, they go on patrol. Also, the Minotaur Hero occasionally makes a run towards Ak'Anon, leaving death in his wake. The A Kobold Missionary also appears here and the guards do not consider him a threat, so he is almost more dangerous.

Be careful when farming the rogue clockwork near the minotaur caves. There is a level 20 clockwork spider (Nilit's Contraption) on that faction that will become KoS to you if you take too many faction hits from the lower level ones. It roams all the way to the giant cogs, so keep your eyes peeled and con the spiders constantly.

Benefits

There are many benefits to adventuring in this area. The first, and I'm not sure many people know about this, is that there is a newbie area tucked away on the opposite side of the hill from the minotaur valley, carefully secluded in the back with its own merchants. I wandered through there a couple of times when I knew the servers were busy, and there was nobody hunting there. The belief that all gnomes should stay inside Ak'Anon may not be all true, with such prime, uncontested, hunting here. The other bonus to the zone is that there are many places for selling goods without actually having to go into a different zone to do so.

The other obvious benefit, which you'll find out after spending any time in other zones, is that the minotaurs have axes. The minotaur axes are, as far as I know, the second best non-magical 1H-Slashing weapon in the game, and a mainstay of every warrior on this island and the others. They have a Delay of 37 with a damage of 8. Prices for them skyrocket as you get further away, from about 4 platinum in Kelethin up to 10 or higher on the mainland or in Qeynos. Also, no warrior (especially rangers) can really call him or herself a complete newbie without one of these in hand. My ranger was handed one of these from some kind soul at 4th level, and he could take on gambles on his own until about 7th, when the axe was more appropriate.

In addition to the loot, there is a lot of experience to be gathered here. If I was 10th level, you can bet I'd have a buddy and we'd be hunting this zone from top to bottom. Due to the danger, I've never seen the minotaur valley overcrowded, and there were always so many monsters there that we were in danger of being attacked, not waiting for them to spawn.

Travelling To and From

The only way into the zone lies through Lesser Faydark, which can be reached through Greater Faydark. From there its Butcherblock Mountains and the boat to the mainland. The path through Lesser Faydark isn't marked well, but by turning left approximately 45 degrees when stepping out of the zone from Greater Faydark, the zone edge to Steamfont is not very far away next to a small gnome outpost town.

Ak'Anon also has an entrance into the zone, where the gnomes enter the world. You can't miss it, as all the paths lead to it and there is a massive construction of furnaces and buildings outside to mark the entrance.

And of course there is also the druid rings located in the southwest corner of the zone. From the druid rings head east to find the Ak'Anon entrance closeby. Or to head into Lesser Faydark proceed north along the wall from the druid rings.

What's in this zone?

Quests - Found 1 quests that start in Steamfont Mountains:

Quest NameRewardQuest GiverMinimum LevelClassesRelated ZonesRelated NPCs
The Telescope  ?


NPCs - Found 80 NPCs that spawn in Steamfont Mountains:

NPC NameRaceClassLevelLocationKnown LootDescription
A Clockwork Fletcher
A Decaying Gnome Skeleton
A Female Rat
A Giant Rat
A Giant Spider
A Gnome Skeleton
A Gnome Slave
A Harpy
A Kobold Missionary
A Kobold Scout
A Krag Elder
A Krag chick
A Large Rat
A Lesser Ebon Drake
A Mechanical Merchant
A Minotaur Slaver
A Mountain Brownie
A Mountain Lion
A Puma
A Runaway Clockwork
A Spiderling
A Young Ebon
A giant diseased rat
A kobold runt (Steamfont)
A kobold shaman (Steamfont)
A large plague rat
A mist elemental
A skeleton
A steam elemental
A young ebon drake
A young plague rat
An Earth Elemental
An ebon drakeling
Bigilam Wantilans
Bom Knotwood
Brona Frugrin
Bugglegupp
Cargo Clockwork
Charlotte
Crisyn
Crusader Swiftmoon
Dimlore Stormhammer
Diseased female rat
Ennixy Frennor
Feddi Dooger
Finkel Rardobaen
Fodin Frugrin
Forpar Fizfla
Frebin Tinderhue
Freed Fimplefur
Genda Minyte
Glen Garginburr
Godbin Strumharp
Jogl Doobraugh
Legyn Sarawyn
Lodrand Dindlenod
Meldrath The Malignant
Metallurgist Mirakzin
Minotaur Guard
Minotaur Hero
Minotaur Lord
Minotaur Sentry
Minotaur slaver
Nilit's contraption
Oren Furdenbline
Phiz Frugrin
Rogue Clockwork
Runaway Clockwork
Thetherthag Wakintrob
Tindo Frugrin
Torodrane Frompwaddle
Watchman Dreeb
Watchman Grep
Watchman Halv
Watchman Mylz
Watchman Prenn
Watchman Prynn
Winex Kloktik
Yendar Starpyre
Zondo Hyzill


Items - Found 57 items that drop in Steamfont Mountains:

Item NameDrops FromSlotStats
Aviak Chick Talon
Aviak Chick Talon
Item 1067.png

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

None? (None)
Aviak Talon
Aviak Talon
Item 1067.png

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

None? (None)
Berinsans Shirt
Berinsans Shirt
Item 678.png

MAGIC ITEM LORE ITEM NO DROP
WT: 0.6 Size: SMALL
Class: NONE
Race: NONE

None? (None)
Blackbox Fragment
Blackbox Fragment
Item 1031.png

NO DROP
WT: 0.1 Size: TINY
Class: ALL
Race: ALL

None? (None)
Broken Minotaur Lord's Horn
Broken Minotaur Lord's Horn
Item 807.png

LORE ITEM NO DROP
Slot: SECONDARY
Wind Instrument
SV POISON: +10
WT: 2.7 Size: SMALL
Class: BRD
Race: ALL

None? (None)
Brownie Parts
Brownie Parts
Item 925.png

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

None? (None)
Butcher Knife
Butcher Knife
Item 592.png

LORE ITEM NO DROP
Slot: PRIMARY SECONDARY
Skill: Piercing Atk Delay: 24
DMG: 3
WT: 2.5 Size: SMALL
Class: ALL except CLR PAL DRU MNK SHM
Race: ALL

None? (None)
Clockwork Oil Extract
Clockwork Oil Extract
Item 599.png

MAGIC ITEM
WT: 0.5 Size: TINY
Class: NONE
Race: NONE

None? (None)
Drop of Grease
Drop of Grease
Item 1153.png

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

None? (None)
Drop of Mercury
Drop of Mercury
Item 585.png

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

None? (None)
Dusty Old Skull
Dusty Old Skull
Item 1070.png

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

None? (None)
Ebon Drake Bile
Ebon Drake Bile
Item 1003.png

NO DROP
WT: 0.1 Size: TINY
Class: ALL
Race: ALL

None? (None)
Ebon Drake Scales
Ebon Drake Scales
Item 1234.png

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

None? (None)
Ebon Drake Wing
Ebon Drake Wing
Item 791.png

NO DROP
WT: 0.3 Size: SMALL
Class: ALL
Race: ALL

None? (None)
Ebon Drakeling Bile
Ebon Drakeling Bile
Item 1003.png

NO DROP
WT: 0.1 Size: TINY
Class: ALL
Race: ALL

None? (None)
Ebon Drakeling Scales
Ebon Drakeling Scales
Item 1234.png

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

None? (None)
Encrypted Document
Encrypted Document
Item 682.png

MAGIC ITEM LORE ITEM NO DROP
WT: 0.0 Size: TINY
Class: ALL
Race: ALL

None? (None)
Feir'Dal Long Sword
Feir'Dal Long Sword
Item 590.png

Slot: PRIMARY SECONDARY
Skill: 1H Slashing Atk Delay: 28
DMG: 6
WT: 5.0 Size: MEDIUM
Class: WAR PAL RNG SHD BRD ROG
Race: ALL

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

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

None? (None)
Gnome Decapitated Head
Gnome Decapitated Head
Item 994.png

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

None? (None)
Gnome Tinkered Toy
Gnome Tinkered Toy
Item 1007.png

MAGIC ITEM LORE ITEM NO DROP
WT: 0.5 Size: TINY
Class: NONE
Race: NONE

None? (None)
Hardened Brick of Clay
Hardened Brick of Clay
Item 1135.png

WT: 5.0 Size: SMALL
Class: ALL
Race: ALL

None? (None)
Icon of the Devout
Icon of the Devout
Item 894.png

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

None? (None)
Infected Rat Livers
Infected Rat Livers
Item 820.png

SV DISEASE: -1
WT: 0.2 Size: TINY
Class: ALL
Race: ALL

None? (None)
Iron Pellet
Iron Pellet
Item 734.png

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

None? (None)
Jagged Diamond Dagger
Jagged Diamond Dagger
Item 574.png

MAGIC ITEM LORE ITEM
Slot: RANGE PRIMARY SECONDARY
Skill: Piercing Atk Delay: 22
DMG: 9
DEX: +9
WT: 1.7 Size: SMALL
Class: ROG
Race: ALL

None? (None)
Kobold Parts
Kobold Parts
Item 817.png

QUEST ITEM
WT: 0.9 Size: SMALL
Class: ALL
Race: ALL

None? (None)
Large Ball of Clay
Large Ball of Clay
Item 734.png

WT: 1.5 Size: SMALL
Class: ALL
Race: ALL

None? (None)
Micro Servo
Micro Servo
Item 912.png

NO DROP
WT: 0.1 Size: TINY
Class: ALL
Race: ALL

None? (None)
Minotaur Hero Shackles
Minotaur Hero Shackles
Item 620.png

LORE ITEM NO DROP
Slot: WRIST
AC: 4
CHA: -5
SV POISON: +10
WT: 2.7 Size: SMALL
Class: WAR CLR PAL RNG SHD BRD ROG SHM
Race: BAR TRL OGR

None? (None)
Missing Teir`Dal Crate
Missing Teir`Dal Crate
Item 608.png

LORE ITEM NO DROP
WT: 2.5 Size: MEDIUM
Class: ALL
Race: ALL

None? (None)
Pristine Ebon Drakeling Scales
Pristine Ebon Drakeling Scales
Item 1234.png

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

None? (None)
Ravenscale Belt
Ravenscale Belt
Item 563.png

MAGIC ITEM LORE ITEM
Slot: WAIST
AC: 9
STA: +5 HP: +25
WT: 2.4 Size: SMALL
Class: ROG
Race: ALL except ERU HIE TRL OGR IKS

None? (None)
Ravenscale Cloak
Ravenscale Cloak
Item 657.png

MAGIC ITEM LORE ITEM
Slot: BACK
AC: 12
AGI: +5
SV COLD: +5
WT: 3.0 Size: LARGE
Class: ROG
Race: ALL except ERU HIE TRL OGR IKS

None? (None)
Ravenscale Mask
Ravenscale Mask
Item 528.png

MAGIC ITEM LORE ITEM
Slot: FACE
AC: 8
CHA: +5
SV POISON: +10
Effect: See Invisible (Worn)
WT: 0.8 Size: SMALL
Class: ROG
Race: ALL except ERU HIE TRL OGR IKS

None? (None)
Ravenscale Neckguard
Ravenscale Neckguard
Item 501.png

MAGIC ITEM LORE ITEM
Slot: NECK
AC: 8
DEX: +5
SV DISEASE: +10
WT: 2.4 Size: SMALL
Class: ROG
Race: ALL except ERU HIE TRL OGR IKS

None? (None)
Ravenscale Shoulderpads
Ravenscale Shoulderpads
Item 798.png

MAGIC ITEM LORE ITEM
Slot: SHOULDERS
AC: 10
STR: +5
SV MAGIC: +5
WT: 2.5 Size: SMALL
Class: ROG
Race: ALL except ERU HIE TRL OGR IKS

None? (None)
Ruined Ebon Drakeling Scales
Ruined Ebon Drakeling Scales
Item 1234.png

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

None? (None)
Rusted Blackbox
Rusted Blackbox
Item 1144.png

NO DROP
WT: 5.0 Size: SMALL
Class: ALL
Race: ALL

None? (None)
Scrap Metal
Scrap Metal
Item 1031.png

QUEST ITEM
WT: 7.5 Size: MEDIUM
Class: ALL
Race: ALL

None? (None)
Shining Metallic Robes
Shining Metallic Robes
Item 929.png

MAGIC ITEM
Slot: CHEST
AC: 10
INT: +9
SV FIRE: +8 SV COLD: +8
WT: 3.5 Size: MEDIUM
Class: NEC WIZ MAG ENC
Race: HUM ERU HIE DEF GNM IKS

None? (None)
Shiny Card
Shiny Card
Item 648.png

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

None? (None)
Short Sword
Short Sword
Item 580.png

Slot: PRIMARY SECONDARY
Skill: 1H Slashing Atk Delay: 24
DMG: 4
WT: 5.0 Size: MEDIUM
Class: WAR PAL RNG SHD BRD ROG
Race: ALL

None? (None)
Size 4 Gizmo
Size 4 Gizmo
Item 731.png

WT: 0.2 Size: SMALL
Class: ALL
Race: ALL

None? (None)
Size 4 Sprocket
Size 4 Sprocket
Item 731.png

WT: 0.2 Size: SMALL
Class: ALL
Race: ALL

None? (None)
Size 5 Gizmo
Size 5 Gizmo
Item 731.png

WT: 0.3 Size: SMALL
Class: ALL
Race: ALL

None? (None)
Size 5 Sprocket
Size 5 Sprocket
Item 731.png

WT: 0.3 Size: SMALL
Class: ALL
Race: ALL

None? (None)
Size 6 Gizmo
Size 6 Gizmo
Item 731.png

WT: 0.5 Size: SMALL
Class: ALL
Race: ALL

None? (None)
Size 6 Sprocket
Size 6 Sprocket
Item 731.png

WT: 0.5 Size: SMALL
Class: ALL
Race: ALL

None? (None)
Skull of Meldrath
Skull of Meldrath
Item 1070.png

MAGIC ITEM LORE ITEM NO DROP
WT: 1.5 Size: SMALL
Class: ALL
Race: ALL

None? (None)
Small Round Shield
Small Round Shield
Item 542.png

Slot: SECONDARY
AC: 6
WT: 3.7 Size: MEDIUM
Class: ALL except NEC WIZ MAG ENC
Race: ELF HIE DEF DWF HFL GNM

None? (None)
Steamfont Spring Water
Steamfont Spring Water
Item 830.png

QUEST ITEM
This is a refreshing drink!
WT: 0.6 Size: SMALL
Class: ALL
Race: ALL

None? (None)
Swiftmoon's Head
Swiftmoon's Head
Item 984.png

LORE ITEM NO DROP
WT: 0.7 Size: MEDIUM
Class: ALL
Race: ALL

None? (None)
Translated Parchment
Translated Parchment
Item 682.png

LORE ITEM NODROP
WT: 0.1 Size: TINY

None? (None)
Trochilic's Skean
Trochilic's Skean
Item 2456.png

MAGIC ITEM LORE ITEM NODROP
Slot: SECONDARY
Skill: 1H Slashing Atk Delay: 25
DMG: 10
SV POISON: +5
Effect: Clockwork Poison (Combat) at level 46
WT: 3.5 Size: MEDIUM
Class: WAR RNG BRD ROG
Race: ALL

None? (None)
Winex's Staff
Winex's Staff
Item 602.png

LORE ITEM NO DROP
Slot: PRIMARY
Skill: 2H Blunt Atk Delay: 40
DMG: 7
WT: 11.0 Size: LARGE
Class: ALL except BRD ROG
Race: ALL except

None? (None)
Young Ebon Drake Bile
Young Ebon Drake Bile
Item 1003.png

NO DROP
WT: 0.1 Size: TINY
Class: ALL
Race: ALL

None? (None)