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The Bonestrand

2Complete heart (map icon).png 1Waypoint (map icon).png 3Point of interest (map icon).png

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Map of The Bonestrand

Acrid SpringsBasaltic FringeBoundary PreserveBroken ShelfCaustic SpurHelcoid SeepsJoko's DomainLair of the ForgottenPalawa CutPoisoned OutcropsSand Jackal RunScorched MarchSilent ValeSulfur QuarryThe Alkali PanThe BonestrandThe DarklandsThe RuinationThe Ruptured HeartThe ScourgewayThe Shattered RavinesThe SpillwayVitriolic RimThe Bonestrand locator.svg

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The Bonestrand has been cut off by the war. Despite their dedication to Joko, the villagers in Purity have seen a rise in suspicious activity, and they've had to endure more more scrutiny from the Awakened at the garrison.

Farmer Bunti

The Bonestrand is an area in The Desolation. A small village inhabitated by Palawa Joko's subjects, both Awakened and human, can be found here, surrounded by fields.

Locations and objectives[edit]

Renown Hearts
Complete heart (map icon).png Help Kisha Odili keep the village running (80)
Complete heart (map icon).png Help Tariq weaken the garrison (80)
Waypoint (map icon).png Bonestrand Waypoint —
Points of Interest
Point of interest (map icon).png Bonecage Paddock
Point of interest (map icon).png Bonestrand Garrison
Point of interest (map icon).png Village of Purity





Reinforce Armor (map icon).png Anvil
Scout (map icon).png Farmer Bunti
Merchant (vendor icon).png Kerrah
Renown Heart (map icon).png Kisha Odili
Bounty Board (map icon).png Order of Shadows Agent
Renown Heart (map icon).png Tariq Ayim


Ambient creatures

Ambient dialogue[edit]

Outside the bone wall
Farmer Bunti: The citizens of the Bonestrand are experiencing a rise in suspicious activity lately. Can you help?
Farmer Bunti waves at <Character name>.
At the Village of Purity
Villager (1): Did you hear we lost another villager last night? They're being all secretive about it, but I heard it was poison.
Villager (2): Who'd you hear that from? I'm the only person who'll talk to you.
Villager (1): Very funny. I'm serious, though. What if it's true? Someone has to do something!
Villager (1): Can you believe these kids talking about taking their chances north of the wall?
Villager (2): Yep. They’re out of their minds. What are they going to do, eat sand and make friends with giants?
Villager (1): I know, it’s ridiculous. I hope they come to their senses before something bad happens.
Villager (1): Rebels? Just a bunch of ignorant kids. Don’t they realize they’re attacking our only connection to King Joko’s empire?
Villager (2): Young and stupid, that’s what they are. I hope her father can talk some sense into her.
Villager (1): Let’s hope so. Somebody needs to put a stop to this foolishness.
Villager (1): Sometimes when the gates open, I can see the dunes out there. Golden and shifting in the wind. It's beautiful.
Villager (2): But could you imagine living out there in all that nothingness? So quiet and so still. It sounds lonely.
Villager (1): It wouldn't be lonely if you were there with me.
Villager (2): You say the sweetest things.
Villager (1): You know, this town is such an oppressive dump nowadays. Maybe Zuri’s right. We should join the rebels.
Villager (2): Ha! You? I doubt they’d even want you!
Villager (1): Hey! I have some skills. I could help in some way or other. Probably.
Villager (2): Oh, please. Last time you tried to butcher dinner, we ended up with vegetable soup, and you ended up with a pet chicken.
Villager (1): Do either of you ever just feel like leaving Purity?
Villager (2): Watch what you say. The wrong people hear that kind of talk, they’ll think you’re affiliated with you-know-who.
Villager (3): Yes, careful. This place may be falling apart, but you don’t want to risk exile.
Villager (1): Have you seen my boy? He went to help in the fields, but then he never came home. I'm starting to worry.
Villager (2): He's probably fine. You know how teenagers are, always testing the boundaries.
Villager (1): Could be. He's just never done anything like this before.
Villager (1): Have any of you seen my boy?
Villager (3): Can't say that I have.
Villager (4): No, sorry. You check with his girlfriend?
Villager (1): I tried. It turns out she also went missing shortly after he did.
Villager (4): Sorry to hear that. Hopefully it's just kids being kids.
Villager (4): Poor guy. That kid probably ran off with his girlfriend to join the rebels.
Villager (3): Or worse, they might've attempted the Bone Wall.
Villager (4): (sigh) I hope not. If they were that foolish, we'll be seeing them again soon. As Awakened.
Villager (1): My son hasn't come by here, has he?
Villager (5): Sorry, can't say that he has.
Villager (1): Well, if you see him, tell him he needs to come home!
Villager (2): Still no luck finding your boy?
Villager (1): No, he hasn't turned up. It's not like him.
Villager (2): Don't worry too much—sometimes young men just need to get out and do their own thing. They usually come back.
Villager (1): That's not very reassuring. Let me know if you hear anything.
Villager (1): Something's just not right. We get cut off by the war and suddenly our leaders lock themselves in their palace?
Villager (2): Well, the vizier was never very friendly...but yeah, things have changed.
Villager (1): For the worse! Food's running low, people are missing... it can't be a coincidence.
Villager (3): Wait, you think... No they wouldn't do that. Would they?
Villager (1): The war's been especially tough on this place. It's getting harder to ignore it.
Villager (2): You're right my idiot cousin made an attempt at the wall. the other day. Now he's idiot drake food. People are desperate.
Villager (3): Desperate and afraid. And rightly so. It's been nothing but hardship for way too long.
Villager (1): At least we still have each other.
Villager (2): Yeah, sure. Until one of us makes a run for it and joins my cousin in the belly of that drake.
Villager (1): I hear someone spotted some kind of Forged beast out east. Do you think the war will reach us here?
Villager (2): Let's hope not. The garrison was established during peacetime. I'm not sure they're prepared to handle the Forged.
Villager (1): You're right. No way they could handle a full-on assault by Balthazar.
Villager (1): What do you think it's like over there?
Villager (2): Hard, I imagine. But they're all criminals, so I suppose it's fitting.
Villager (1): True, but what if you kept going north, what do you think is past that?
Villager (1): With all these rumors of rebellion, it’s only a matter of time before the vizier and the clanmarshal crack down.
Villager (2): Really? They're already exiling people. What else can they do?
Villager (1): Kill them. Think about it. Less unrest, more Awakened...
Villager (1): That's... No... That’s unthinkable. They wouldn’t do that. Would they?
Villager (1): A few rough months and people are ready to cut and run. Typical.
Villager (2): I hear you. It's like they've completely forgotten all those years of safety and prosperity we had before this.
Villager (1): Absolutely. King Joko will return, and all this will pass.
Villager (2): Exactly. War isn't easy. We just have to get through it.
Villager (1): ???[verification requested]
Villager (2): Definitely! He'd crush the Forged, same as he did with the Margonites. It'd be outstanding.
Kennelmaster Jalil: Hey! Thanks for all your help around here. Things aren't perfect, but they've definitely improved.
Near the Bounty Board
Order of Shadows Agent: Reports of creatures driven insane by ley energy are coming from all over. Are you going to help?
Order of Shadows Agent: Seeking adventure? Fame? Reward? Take a look at our bounty contracts!
Order of Shadows Agent: A new bounty has been posted! Go look at the bounty boards.
Order of Shadows Agent: Take the bounty on the drake Muckstalker. Ley magic has turned him vicious.
Order of Shadows Agent: That turncoat Zawadi has been snitching to the vizier. Teach her a lesson.
Order of Shadows Agent: Who will claim the bounty on the Awakened abhorrence?
Order of Shadows Agent: An oversized choya wild with ley magic? We can't have that wandering around, can we?
Order of Shadows Agent: Want to take down a legendary bounty? You'll find the Awakened hoarder in a mausoleum.


Crafting resources[edit]

Resource nodes
Mine resource (map icon).png Rich Orichalcum Vein
Mine resource (map icon).png Mithril Ore
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


  • If you go too far north in the water near the Bone Wall, you will get a message that you are leaving the playable area and will be killed.