Posted Thu, Aug 18, 2005 by Ethec
A Common Sense Approach to the Commonlands!
Sporting three exclusive maps, details on harvesting, soloing, where to group, and how to start over 50 quests (and links to spoilers for the rest), we're not saying our zone guide will tell you everything about the Commonlands, but it comes pretty darn close! Find out how to smooth out your lowbie ride through this Freeport level 10-22 playground!
"Of the two great cities, it's obvious that Freeport got the rawer deal in the days following the Shattering. Much of the Commonlands outside the city gates bears the scars of years of the prolonged orcish siege. From the broken down equipment and baleful cemetary grounds to the gutted towers and foresaken outwalls, your first glimpse of renewed civilization won't come untill you've reached the Crossroads, a fortified merchants' and travelers' waystation. To the northwest you'll find the Wailing Caves, a Shin'ree orc stronghold, and a highway deemed the "Road of Sorrow," that presumably led the first waves of refugees to Nektulos Forest. Zarvonn's tower rises above the Forest gates, the dark achievement of a one-time famous necromancer.