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Arid Gladefields

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Map of Arid Gladefields

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The Arid Gladefields is an area in the Elon Riverlands that contains villages of exiles and is the starting point for many defectors making their way north to Amnoon.

Locations and objectives[edit]

Renown Hearts
Complete heart (map icon).png Help Assistant Foreman Kofi keep the people of the Gladefields safe (80)
Complete heart (map icon).png Help Ebele prepare the way north for defectors (80)
Waypoint (map icon).png Olishar's Oasis Camp Waypoint —
Points of Interest
Point of interest (map icon).png Palawa's Grace
Hero Challenges
Hero point.png Fallen Giant
Vista (map icon).png Arid Gladefields Vista —
Personal waypoint (map icon).png Olishar's Oasis Camp





Scout (map icon).png Cavalier
Scout (map icon).png Wazzir
Merchant (vendor icon).png Priory Explorer Hozza
Bounty Board (map icon).png Order of Shadows Agent
Renown Heart (map icon).png Ebele
Renown Heart (map icon).png Assistant Foreman Kofi
Event dialogue (map icon).png Rahil (Race Organizer)


Ambient creatures


Ambient dialogue[edit]

Exile: Why, why, why? That’s all I ask... Why?
Exile: Why, oh why did I displease Joko? This place is a fate worse than death.
Exile: Joko, I'm sorry. I meant no disrespect. It was a dare. I'd had a little too much wine... I was just trying to impress a girl.
Exile (1): Poor guy. It's a nightmare being cast out here after a lifetime living inside the wall.
Exile (2): He'll learn to accept it. Or the Awakened will tire of the noise and put him out of his misery.
Exile (1): And drag him right into theirs.
Exile (1): Is it possible you did something to offend Joko without realizing it, and that’s why we’re here?
Exile (2): Maybe you did something to offend Joko and that’s why we’re here.
Exile (1): Wasn’t me.
Exile (2): Wasn’t me either.
Exile (1): How long do you think it’ll be before he makes a break for the wall?
Exile (2): Quiet! Don’t give him any ideas.
Exile (1): You wouldn’t know because you were born here, but people who aren't...we get that idea the moment we arrive.
Exile (1): Have you noticed how the tax collections have been so...erratic lately? One day the quota’s up, then down, then up...
Exile (2): And they're not showing up on regular schedules like before.
Exile (1): Oh, no. You don’t think something's going wrong behind the wall, do you?
Exile (2): I hope to the gods my family are safe in there.
Wazzir: We don't see many like you, heading south through the Arid Gladefields. Want to know why?
In and around Palawa's Grace
Field Foreman Erran: Anyone new commit to making the next trip north?
Emara: It’s a big decision. They want to be sure they’re making the right one.
Field Foreman Erran: But don’t they realize Joko only sent them here to slowly work them to death?
Emara: They know. They’ve seen friends and loved ones die.
Field Foreman Erran: Then what are they waiting for?
Emara: Erran, what are we waiting for? When can we leave?
Field Foreman Erran: I just can’t leave this many people behind.
Field Foreman Erran: But soon... I promise I will not let you die here.
Field Foreman Erran: Always keep your work buddy in sight. His life may depend on your quick assistance.
Field Foreman Erran: Are the people making preparations for the next departure north?
Emara: At the moment, they're more worried about meeting Warden Jabari's quota.
Field Foreman Erran: "Warden" Jabari. The Sunspear Jabari that I knew was a great man. A hero. Until Joko killed him and made this... creature.
Emara: At least we have Second Spear Olishar helping us now.
Field Foreman Erran: Olishar uphold the finest traditions of the Sunspears. If only more like him remained alive and uncorrupted by Joko.
Emara: But there aren't. The Sunspears we knew are gone. Which is why we must save ourselves.
Field Foreman Erran: And we will, I swear it. All the poor wretches who were sent here to die...
Field Foreman Erran: ...Will find peace again in the streets of Amnoon.
Emara: I should ask around to make sure everyone's okay.
Field Foreman Erran: Emara, what's the mood around camp?
Emara: People are nervous. A little scared. Worried about their quotas.
Field Foreman Erran: Then it's more important than ever we convince them to join the exodus north.
Emara: I'm sure they will. But the unknown is scary.
Field Foreman Erran: Scarier than this?
Emara: They'll leave when they feel the time is right. You'll see.
Field Foreman Erran: What would these people do without you to keep their spirits up?
Emara: Or you to look out for their safety?
Exile (1): So, how's Cynnda doing?
Exile (2): Well, it's been a year since the Awakened dragged her parents off to the Bastion and left her crying on the street...
Exile (1): I know. You were so brave to take that poor child in and raise her as your own.
Exile (2): And last night, for the first time she slept through the night without waking and crying even once, but... Oh, dear...
Exile (1): No, that's good. That's a good sign, so why do you seem so upset?
Exile (2): It's just that, she was in my arms when those Awakened tax collectors came yesterday and... No, I must have imagined it...
Exile (1): Why, what happened?
Exile (2): I could have sworn she looked one of those horrible things in the eyes and cooed, "Mama."
Exile (1): I don't know what I'll do now that he's gone.
Exile (2): First thing you must do is grant him his dying wish- that you escape this horror by heading north with us.
Exile (1): But our dream was a life in Amnoon together. Without him, there's nothing for me there.
Exile (1): He’s gone. I don’t think I can keep going after what they did to him.
Exile (2): You have to. You want vengeance? You won’t find it in death.
Exile (1): It's harder to meet quotas with so many inexperienced exiles coming from the south and skilled harvesters defecting north.
Exile (2): It doesn't help that Joko's people keep raising our harvest quotas and then taking more of our people when we fall short.
Exile (1): I'm worried they're less concerned about our quotas, and more concerned about their own quotas to Awaken new corpses.
Among the ruins between Palawa's Grace and Assistant Foreman Kofi's town, which is nameless
Exile (1): This is unacceptable. Our exile was clearly a mistake.
Exile (2): We just need to find whoever’s in charge and explain.
Exile (1): Of course, we’ll need to have our clothes and belongings returned.
Exile (2): But if one more person tries to hand me a shovel or a rake, I swear I’m going to lose it.
Exile (1): Try to relax. I’m sure we’ll be back home in no time.
Exile (1): So, what do you think they’re doing on the other side of the wall right now?
Exile (2): I think they’re probably feasting on sweet ambrosia, drinking fine Elonian wine, and wooing beautiful women.
Exile (1): I think they’re all missing me. Talking about how much they’re missing me. About how everything’s worse since I got taken away.
Exile (2): Oh yeah? Well, I think they’re feasting on YOUR sweet ambrosia, drinking YOUR fine wine, and wooing YOUR beautiful wife.
Exile (1): Ha! For your information, I didn’t have any ambrosia, wine, OR a wife.
Exile (2): In that case, I doubt anyone’s really missing you all that much.
Exile (1): Starting tomorrow, I’m going to find myself a new work buddy.
Exile (1): I sometimes wonder about giving aid to those who flee north. What if losing those supplies makes us miss our quota?
Exile (2): I've had concerns too. But if we abandon them, we abandon hope. And these days even the smallest hope is worth any risk.
Exile (1): If you don’t mind my asking, what did you do to get exiled outside the wall?
Exile (2): Mordant Crescent caught me praying to Kormir. They said only the most supreme Palawa Joko was worthy of my worship.
Exile (1): How awful! What did you do?
Exile (2): I just kept on praying while they stood there. Asking Kormir to deliver Elona from the curse of Palawa Joko.
Exile (1): I admire your courage–standing up for your beliefs.
Exile (2): Yes. But every day I’m left here to rot, I worry that placing my faith in the gods was a mistake.
Exile (1) I'm always amazed at how freely the kids here play.
Exile (2) Just running and laughing. Not a care in the world.
Exile (1) What do you think it's like for those born out here? Never knowing what life is like inside the wall. What they're missing.
Exile (2) I think it would be bliss.
Exile (1): Seems to me we have two choices.
Exile (1): It's nice to have choices. What are they?
Exile (1): Stay here and let the sun, scarabs, and Awakened kill us, or head north and let the sun, sand eels, and Mordant Crescent kill us.
Exile (1): If those are the only choices, I vote we stay right here.
Exile (1): If we die either way, why not head north and at least try?
Exile (1): You've obviously never been bitten by a sand eel.
Near Assistant Foreman Kofi's town, which is nameless
Exile: Why are the plants and bugs so mean?
Exile: What’s wrong with this place? Back home, the Awakened were our friends.
Exile: I hate it here! I hate it. I hate it. I hate it.
Exile (1): So how’s your little one coping with the field work this season?
Exile (2): Really well. Not surprising for a kid whose first word was "quota." And yours?
Exile (1): She started out fine. Then my husband gave her a baby vulture for a pet. She named it "Viscerina."'
Exile (2): How cute is that?
Exile (1): Until a scarab snatched her pet and flew off. Now all she wants to do is chase scarabs around with a stick all day.
Exile (1): Hey, you’re one of the new exiles, right? From south of the wall?
Exile (2): Just leave me alone. I hate it here.
Exile (1): It’s not too horrible. You’ll get used to it... probably.
Exile (2): Easy for you–you were born here. The Mordant Crescent forced my family to come here. I want to go home.
Exile (3): Ha! Good luck. Only way to go back through that wall is to croak and get yourself Awakened.
Exile (1): Just playing and laughing. Not a care in the world.
Exile (2): What do you think it's like for those born out here? Never knowing what life is like inside the wall. What they're missing.
Exile (1): I think it would be bliss.
Exile (1): I've been thinking... Whenever Joko's Awakened freaks come to check on the quotas, we outnumber them two to one, right?
Exile (2): Please just let me enjoy my shade time in peace.
Exile (1): They're not expecting any trouble. They're expecting us to grovel and hand over our hard-earned harvest.
Exile (2): Shade time.
Exile (1): We tend the fields eighteen hours a day. We're solid muscle. They're nothing but rot and decay.
Exile (2): Was that a wisp of a breeze? Did you feel that?
Exile (1): They're just corpses who don't know how to play dead. Well, let's teach them how. I say we attack them. Now.
Exile (2): And I say that if we attack them today, then we are them tomorrow.
Exile (1): Shade?
Exile (1): I'm ready to give up. Just let Joko's tax collectors or the insects or the sun kill me, and be done with it.
Exile (2): Not me. I'm going to live forever.
Exile (1): What's your secret for not giving up?
Exile (2): I'm stubborn. I just decided there's no way I'm ever giving Joko the satisfaction of taking my corpse.
Exile (1): When you put it that way, I guess I can hang on a little longer.
Exile (1): Olishar says he can get us out of here to safety. Do you believe him?
Exile (2): I know plenty have tried. Maybe they got away. Maybe they got Awakened.
Exile (1): Do you think it's worth the risk?
Exile (2): I wouldn't still be here if I did.
Exile (1): More and more people have been risking escape lately. Perhaps Olishar is telling the truth.
Exile (2): Or perhaps Olishar has cast his lot with Joko and is merely providing him with more corpses.
Exile (1): But then, what is life without risk?
Exile (2): Not death.
Awakened Caster: Yeah, I couldn't pay my taxes once. Got me killed. On the plus side, that led to this great job.
Awakened Caster: Joko sent me.
Awakened Caster: You live by Joko's grace. You can die by his whim.
While completing the Help Assistant Foreman Kofi keep the people of the Gladefields safe renown heart
Desperate Exile (1): If the Awakened show now, I'm doomed. I need more goods.
Desperate Exile (1): This harvest was just not enough... I need more goods.
Desperate Exile (1): What am I going to do? There's just not enough here.
Desperate Exile (2): Oh no. This isn't nearly enough.
Desperate Exile (2): I need a plan. We need more supplies.
Desperate Exile (2): What am I going to do? There's just not enough here.
Near Olishar's Oasis Camp
Makeen: Hey, can you talk?
Priory Explorer Hozza: Of course I can talk. I’m an asura, which means I speak better than you ever will.
Makeen: Oh.
Makeen: So do all azurums look like you?
Makeen: Are you all so puny?
Makeen: Are your ears supposed to stick out like that?
Makeen: You look kinda like a skritt with its face smashed in.
Makeen: I bet you’d make a good pet.
Makeen: Can you do any tricks?
Priory Explorer Hozza: (sigh) Where's a progeny discipline golem when you need one?
Near the Bounty Board
Order of Shadows Agent: A new bounty is up. Do you have what it takes?
Order of Shadows Agent: Wicked, ley-enhanced creatures are roaming the desert. What are you going to do about it?
Order of Shadows Agent: Show some guts. Put your name down for the contract on the Awakened stray.
Order of Shadows Agent: We've got a pest problem. A scarab's gotten mixed up with ley magic. Swat him down.
Order of Shadows Agent: Our latest contract is for a crazed jacaranda. Serious bounty hunters only.
Order of Shadows Agent: Matriarch Talonslayer is rampaging across the mesas. Who's up for some harpy hunting?
Order of Shadows Agent: A ley-deranged skritt is spreading pain and fear? What's the world coming to?
Order of Shadows Agent: This bounty is a big one! Help take down this legendary hydra. Your friends will be impressed.
Order of Shadows Agent: There aren't any contracts available right now. Try back later.

Crafting resources[edit]

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Resource nodes
Mine resource (map icon).png Mithril Ore
Mine resource (map icon).png Orichalcum Ore
Mine resource (map icon).png Rich Mithril Vein (at the bottom of the pond near the ruins west of Palawa's Grace)
Wood resource (map icon).png Ancient Sapling
Wood resource (map icon).png Mebahya Sapling
Plant resource (map icon).png Cluster of Desert Herbs
Plant resource (map icon).png Desert Vegetables
Plant resource (map icon).png Flax
Plant resource (map icon).png Lentils
Plant resource (map icon).png Mussels
Fish resource (map icon).png Desert Fish