Hoelbrak

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Hoelbrak

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Hoelbrak map.jpg
Map of Hoelbrak

Hoelbrak loading screen.jpg
Loading screen

Hoelbrak eastern entrance.jpg
Entrance to Hoelbrak from Wayfarer Foothills.

Hoelbrak has become the social center of the norn race. When the Elder Dragon Jormag drove norn ancestors out of the Far Shiverpeaks, the Spirits of the Wild — Bear, Raven, Wolf, and Snow Leopard — guided them to this area, and now great halls dedicated to those spirits dominate the settlement.

— In-game description

Hoelbrak, referred to as the Great Lodge of Hoelbrak, is the largest of the norn settlements that were built after the servants of Jormag drove the norn from their homeland in the Far Shiverpeaks. Hoelbrak was originally the hunting lodge built by Asgeir when he led his people south, placing the fang he took from Jormag in its very center. These days, young norn test their strength against the tooth, and it is said that the one to break it will signal the time for the norn to reclaim their lands. A vast sprawling encampment has grown around the hunting lodge, and Hoelbrak now serves as a central meeting place for the norn.

This outpost is dominated by five gigantic structures: the Great Lodge, holding the fang of Jormag, and four lodges dedicated to the Spirits of the Wild: Wolf, Bear, Raven, and Snow Leopard. Here the norn seek wisdom and commune with the spirits.

It is located in the Shiverpeak Mountains, rising above the Wayfarer Foothills.

The settlement is currently under the care of Knut Whitebear and the settlement that has been erected around the lodge now forms the hub of activity for the norn and those wishing to meet them. The settlement is the safest place around, and so it is from here that hunts are organised, friends meet, and ale moots are held.

Locations[edit]

Area Area objectives
Bear Lodge
Waypoint (tango icon).png Bear Waypoint
Point of interest.png Bear Hallow
Vista.png 1 Vista
Biergarten
Point of interest.png Courage Brewery
Eastern Watchpost
Waypoint (tango icon).png Eastern Watchpost Waypoint
Vista.png 1 Vista
Frost Basin
Point of interest.png Boasting Hall
Point of interest.png Old Fiach's Lorestead
Point of interest.png Stonewright's Steading (instance)
Hall of Legends
Waypoint (tango icon).png Legends Waypoint
Point of interest.png Vheratha's Tavern
Point of interest.png Lost Spirits' Hallow
Hero's Compass
Waypoint (tango icon).png Hero's Compass Waypoint
Hunter's Hearth (home instance)
Point of interest.png Traveler's Loft
Lake Mourn
Point of interest.png Hrothbeir's Rest
Vista.png 1 Vista
Mourn's Tears
Might and Main
Waypoint (tango icon).png Might and Main Waypoint
Point of interest.png Brawler's Bout
Peeta's Gate
Waypoint (tango icon).png Peeta's Waypoint
Asura gate (map icon).png Lion's Arch Asura Gate
Raven Lodge
Waypoint (tango icon).png Raven Waypoint
Point of interest.png Raven Hallow
Point of interest.png Raven Hearth
Shelter Rock
Waypoint (tango icon).png Shelter Rock Waypoint
Point of interest.png Master Blackforge's Steading
Point of interest.png Sigfast's Steading
Point of interest.png Skarti's Steading
Snow Leopard Lodge
Waypoint (tango icon).png Snow Leopard Waypoint
Point of interest.png Snow Leopard Hallow
Vista.png 1 Vista
Southern Watchpost
Waypoint (tango icon).png Southern Watchpost Waypoint
Point of interest.png Bilrost Gallery
Vista.png 1 Vista
The Great Lodge
Waypoint (tango icon).png Great Lodge Waypoint
Point of interest.png Fang of the Serpent
Point of interest.png Knut Whitebear's Loft (instance)
Trade Commons
Waypoint (tango icon).png Trade Commons Waypoint
Waypoint (tango icon).png Upper Balcony Waypoint
Point of interest.png Priory Encampment
Point of interest.png The Great Rise
Point of interest.png Vigil Billet
Veins of the Dragon
Point of interest.png Dragon Hallow
Wolf Lodge
Waypoint (tango icon).png Wolf Waypoint
Point of interest.png Wolf Hallow

Interactive map[edit]

Pets[edit]

Juvenile Alpine Wolf
  • Wolf Lodge (Inside the Wolf Lodge, go all the way to the back of room, take the stairs on the right, go right, in a small den outside)
Juvenile Polar Bear
  • Lake Mourn (Around the vista on the southern shore of the lake)
Juvenile Raven
Juvenile Snow Leopard
  • Peeta's Gate (Northeast of the asura gate, southwest of the Snow Leopard Lodge)

Gallery[edit]

Screenshots
Concept arts

Trivia[edit]

  • Talking with Thyrie Bylund reveals that "Hoelbrak" is the word for "lowland" in the norn's language.
  • The translation from Old Norse of 'Hoelbrak' is, roughly, 'cavern of noise'.
  • Hoelbrak received a significant redesign prior to game's release. The original Hoelbrak can still be seen briefly in a few official game trailers, such as the trailer The Shiverpeaks, Hunting Ground of the Norn.