Exploring Queensdale

By: OldGoat | : 2091

Queensdale is half of the new Kryta. It’s farmland provides produce, livestock, and other goods to Divinity’s reach. The kingdom is ruled by Queen Jennah, one of the last descendants of King Doric. Her rule is challenged by separatists throughout the region.

Resource nodes:

  • Copper Ore/Rich Copper Vein
  • Aspen Sapling
  • Blueberry
  • Button Mushrooms
  • Carrots
  • Herb Patch/Herb Seedlings
  • Lettuce (node farm) - north-most field in Beetletun Farms
  • Onions

Bulk ingredients:

  • Apples in Bulk from Farmer Eda
  • Nutmeg Seeds in Bulk from Farmer Eda

Recipes:

  • Eda’s Apple Pie Recipe from Farmer Eda
  • Ettin Stew from Veteran Krug
  • Ascalonian Herbs from Brother Vince
  • Eggs Beetletun from Assistant Chef Victor

We begin our journey at the Shaemoor Waypoint in the Village of Shaemoor. Directly south of Divinity’s reach, Shaemoor can be reached by the southernmost exit at the Plaza of Dwayna. Just a bit southwest we find the Point of Interest (POI) Trainer’s Terrace. (So named because it’s the home of skill trainers.)

Landmark:

  • Shaemoor Cemetery

Events:

  • Catch rabbits and return them to Arlo
  • Prove that you know a lot about Destiny’s Edge
  • Defeat the Lady in White (In the Cemetery)

From here, we make a slight detour East then South over the bridge to Shaemoor Garrison to find Garrison Waypoint.

Hearts:

  • Assist the Seraph at Shaemoor Garrison

Vista:

  • Shaemoor Garrison Vista

Events:

  • Defend the garrison
  • Defend the gate
  • Defend Shaemoor Garrison from Tamini attackers
  • Liberate Shaemoor Garrison

Back over the bridge to the north we head northeast across Lake Delavan to enter Beggar’s Burrow. There are actually two entrances to the Burrow. The entrance accessible from Shaemoor Cemetery is only open during the personal story, Infiltration. There is a Splendid Chest available in the burrow. There is also an Achievement, Bad Neighborhood which is received by fighting through the mobs and opening the chest.

Foes:

  • Bandit Cutpurse
  • Bandit Highwayman
  • Bandit Rifleman
  • Bandit Saboteur
  • Bandit Scout
  • Veteran Bandit Saboteur

Once we’ve completed the achievement and gotten the chest, we exit back to Lake Delavan and head northeast to Eastern Divinity Dam.

Pet:

  • Juvenile River Drake

We then follow the Dam east until we arrive in the Shire of Beetletun, the location of the dungeon Caudecus’s Manor. Beetletun Waypoint and Carnie Jeb’s Skillpoint are inside the village.

Hearts:

  • Assist Fisherman Will and the fishermen of Beetletun
  • Support the citizens of Beetletun

Vista:

  • Beetletun Vista –Simple walk up and view.

Pet:

  • Juvenile Krytan Drakehound

Resource node:

  • Aspen Sapling

From the shire, we head directly south to Beetletun Farms. Beetletun Waterworks POI is at the waterworks on the far west side of the farms.

Heart:

  • Aid the Beetletun farmers

Events:

  • Escort Moa Trainer Kappa and her pygmy moas to Beetletun
  • Escort the carnival caravan to Beetletun
  • Retake the farm and bring sprinkler pieces to Clarence
  • Stop the Tamini from capturing farmers

Directly south of the farms we run into Salma’s Heath. Named after Queen Salma, who declared war on the White Mantle in the original Guild Wars. Here we find Tunwatch Redoubt Waypoint and Hidden Cliff Camp POI.

Events:

  • Defend Tunwatch Redoubt
  • Retake Tunwatch Redoubt
  • Rescue the captive farmers

Heading Southeast from here, we enter the Orlaf Escarpments in which we can find Cliffwatch Camp POI. It is rumored that inside a shelter at the Tamini camp there is a chest. I was lucky and received a few empyreal fragments among other low level items. Watch out for the Veteran Tamini Chief who may reappear while you’re admiring your find.

Resource node:

  • Onions

We now move south to the Taminn Foothills, adjacent to the Demongrub Pits. Taminn Foothills contains Bonegrinder’s Gully and Righteous Hoofmoot POI’s. You will also find Tamini Place of Power Skill Challenge. (Commune)

Heart:

  • Unite the ettins

Event:

  • Drive back Underworld creatures by destroying portals in Taminn Foothills

Resource nodes:

  • Copper Ore/Rich Copper Vein (Rich vein is inside a cave in the southwest corner of the area. This cave contains a veteran cave troll also. Be careful not to use the lever to close the cave just before you leave. The gate will keep you from being able to access the rich vein.)
  • Aspen Sapling

Directly east of the foothills, we find Demongrub Pits. This is the location of the jumping puzzle of the same name. It has three chests within it, each guarded by a veteran and normal foes - one by spiders (looks like an egg sack), one by skelk, and the last by oozes. The chests guarded by spiders and skelk are false ends to the puzzle as the one guarded by oozes gives a Jumping Puzzles achievement.

There is an excellent guide for this jumping puzzle at Dulfy’s guide to the jumping puzzle
Once we’ve completed the foothills and pits, we head due west to Godslost Swamp. Two waypoints, Godslost Waypoint and Swamplost Haven Waypoint, and two POI’s, Deathroot Shack and Temple of the Ages. Near the POI, a submerged Temple of the Ages contains a Commune Skillpoint. The Godslost Swamp Vista is on the island near the center of the swamp. This vista is up a slope in the center of the swamp, to go up you need to use the roots of a tree directly west of Deathroot Shack POI.

Heart:

  • Help Historian Garrod investigate Godslost Swamp (both events below contribute to this heart.)

Events:

  • [Group Event] Defeat the Shadow Behemoth (see below)
  • [Group Event] Drive back Underworld creatures by destroying portals in the swamp

Resource nodes:

  • Copper Ore
  • Aspen Sapling

Other:

  • Also A nameless book can be found near Deathroot Shack in Godslost Swamp. Reading through it fully will spawn a Veteran Fleshreaver.

Moving north and slightly east from the swamp, we enter a very busy location named the Krytan Freeholds. There is a waypoint, Krytan Waypoint and there are two POI’s Eldvin Monastery and Holdland Camp.

Heart:

  • Help the monastery brewers, this heart can be assisted during the Drive Back the Centaurs, Return Stolen Kegs, and Protect the Brew Shipment events.

Events:

  • Escort the carnival caravan to Beetletun
  • Drive back Underworld creatures by destroying portals in the monastery
  • Drive back the centaurs before they steal the monastery’s ale
  • Return stolen kegs of ale to Abbot Mathias
  • Destroy Holdland Camp’s weapon caches before they amass a counter attack
  • Gather ruined grapes from Victoria’s vineyard
  • Prevent the Tamini from retaking Holdland Camp
  • Protect the brew shipment

Resource Nodes:

  • Copper Ore
  • Aspen Sapling
  • Blueberry Bush
  • Herb Seedlings
  • Onions

Vista:

  • Krytan Freeholds Vista - Overlook the Hold. To get to the vista just climb the slope west of the Krytan Waypoint.

Directly north of the waypoint, follow the crossroad west into the Queen’s Forest. Just off of this road you will find Kappa’s Corral POI. Farther North is the Hunting Lodge POI. Ojon’s Lumbermill Waypoint marks the lumbermill to the west.

Hearts:

  • Assist Laborer Cardy and Ojon’s lumbermill (Contributing events are Stop the Skritt Thieves, Retrieve Stolen Logging Tools, and Help Slim Mikhart)
  • Assist Hunter Block and the hunting lodge (Contributing event, Hunt and Slay the Giant Boar.)

Events:

  • Help Slim Mikhart destroy the skritt cave support (7)
  • Retrieve stolen logging tools from the skritt hideout (7)
  • Stop skritt thieves from stealing logging tools (7)
  • [Group Event] Destroy the wasp queen (9)
  • Herd the pygmy moas into the pen (9)
  • Escort Moa Trainer Kappa and her pygmy moas to Beetletun (10)
  • [Group Event] Hunt and slay the giant boar (10)

Pet:

  • Juvenile Forest Spider (on a hill southeast of the Hunting Lodge heart)

Resource nodes:

  • Copper Ore
  • Aspen Sapling

Southwest to Windloss Delves, a small skritt cave with an entrance on the northeast side and another on the southwest side. You may have already accessed the cave while completing events.

Resources node:

  • Copper Ore

Continue southwest into Scaver Plateau. Scaver Waypoint near the center. Further southwest you’ll find Altar Brook Trading Post POI. The area has two skill challenges, Chhk the Windmill King which is a fight, (watch out for his knockback), and Earthen Magic which is a commune.

Heart:

  • Help Lexi Price protect the trade route (contributing events are Defend Altar Brook
  • Trading Post, Drive the Tamini from Altar Brook Trading Post, and Escort and Defend Workers.)

Events:

  • [Group Event] Defeat the greater earth elemental
  • Defend Barthol on his way to the Old Armory
  • Collect skale eggs for Assistant Chef Victor
  • Defend Altar Brook Trading Post
  • Drive the Tamini from Altar Brook Trading Post

Resource nodes:

  • Copper Ore
  • Aspen Sapling
  • Blueberry Bush
  • Southeast of Scaver Plateau we find Phinney Ridge. (This area is named after James Phinney, a former Design Director of ArenaNet.) It holds Phinney Waypoint.

Resource nodes:

  • Copper Ore/Rich Copper Vein
  • Aspen Sapling
  • Blueberry Bush

We now head west into The Heartwoods. Heartwood Pass Camp Waypoint is in the east. Head north to Greatheart Weald POI.

Heart:

  • Help the Seraph protect Claypool from centaurs (Capture Heartwood Pass and Hold Heartwood Pass are both contributing events to this heart.)

Events:

  • Capture Heartwood Pass Camp from the Tamini
  • [Group Event] Defeat the champion rotting ancient oakheart
  • Drive back Underworld creatures by destroying portals in the Heartwoods
  • Hold Heartwood Pass Camp

Pet:

  • Juvenile Boar (between the two hills north-east of Claypool)

Resource nodes:

  • Aspen Sapling
  • Blueberry Bush
  • Button Mushrooms
  • Herb Seedlings

We now continue our westward swing and enter the Township of Claypool. The town contains a single waypoint, Claypool Waypoint.

Heart:

  • Train with the militia

Pet:

  • Juvenile Pig

Resource nodes:

  • Copper Ore
  • Aspen Sapling
  • Blueberry Bush

Directly west of the township is Clayent Falls, with Duran Brother’s Docks POI .

Vista:

  • Clayent Falls Vista (On the east side of the house, at the top of the ramp, there is a wooden rafter leading from the roof. Jump on top of the post in front of the rafter. Jump on the rafter and then walk to the roof.)

Events:

  • Defend the beehives from hungry bears
  • Collect grub remains for Ine
  • Slay the giant fish to protect the fishing waters

Resource nodes:

  • Copper Ore/Rich Copper Vein
  • Aspen Sapling
  • Blueberry Bush
  • Carrots

Going north we find ourselves in Altar Brook Vale. We like to take this area in a counterclockwise manner, starting with Altar Brook Crossing POI. Working our way back, we hit the Bandit Loot Skill Challenge. At this point, you can either finish this zone, or take a detour into Bandithaunt Caverns as shown below. Vale Waypoint will lead you also to Altar’s Windings which we will get to shortly.

Events:

  • Escort the trading post caravan to Claypool
  • Defend Altar Brook Crossing
  • Drive the bandits from Curtis’s ranch
  • Escort and defend workers sent to rebuild the guard tower
  • Protect the ranchers from bandits

Resource nodes:

  • Copper Ore
  • Aspen Sapling
  • Blueberry Bush
  • Carrots
  • Herb Seedlings

Bandithaunt Caverns, not to be confused with the Troll cave nearby, can be reached just west of the Bandit Loot Skill Point.

Vista:

  • Bandithaunt Caverns Vista In the eastern portion of the cave, cross the bridge and head up the spiraling slope.

Events:

  • Rescue Mepi’s moa herd from the bandit caves (4)
  • [Group Event] Eliminate the bandit lieutenant (5)

Once we finish in the caverns we head back to Vale Waypoint and start north to get to the bottom of the hill. Then we go south to reach the vista. Note: Directly below the vista is an entrance to the Troll’s Cave.

Vista:

  • Altar’s Windings Vista (Travel up the slope, the vista is easily reached to the southern bend.)

Event:

  • [Group Event] Slay the enraged cave troll (This is the troll that is part of the train that many people run daily to farm.)

Resource nodes:

  • Copper Ore/Rich Copper Vein
  • Aspen Sapling
  • Button Mushrooms

After we’ve had all the fun we can in this area, we head north along the path into Pinion Trail. Ettins and Harpies galore is my nickname for this trail. At the end of the trail, through the caves, you’ll find Erts Jug of Power Unguent Skill Challenge. 

Resource node:

  • Copper Ore

Continuing north we find ourselves in Shaemoor Fields. I like to split this one into two parts. The first part is moving north on the left until we get to Western Divinity Dam. After completing the Dam, head back south to Shaemoor Fields and finish the last zone of the map. I start with Mepi’s Moa Ranch POI, work my way north to Eda’s Orchard POI and Orchard Waypoint. I then move into Western Divinity Dam.

Hearts:

  • Help Farmer Diah
  • Help Fisherman Travis and Fisherman Justin
  • Assist Farmer Eda
  • Help Cassie around the moa ranch

Events:

  • Bandits have constructed a roadblock to stop Shaemoor traffic
  • Drive the bandits away from the windmill
  • Kill the giant wurm tearing up Jeb’s field
  • Protect the hay bales from bandits
  • Bring blobs of toxin to Apprentice Jameson
  • Defend workers repairing the pumping station
  • Kill the river drake broodmother
  • Prevent the bandits from blowing up the water pipes
  • Protect Shaemoor’s drinking water from bandits
  • Stop the bandit thief from stealing the pumphouse blueprints
  • Clear the orchard of spiders for Farmer Eda
  • Defend Farmhand Nevin as he transports his cocooned friend to safety
  • Defend Mepi from bandits
  • Drive the rogue bull back home, and fix any mayhem on the way
  • Help Farmhand Paris collect apples for Eda’s famous pies
  • Kill the huge spider in Eda’s Orchard
  • Stop the bandits from poaching Mepi’s moas

Resource Nodes:

  • Copper Ore
  • Aspen Sapling
  • Carrots
  • Herb Seedlings
  • Onions

Western Divinity Dam has a single vista and heart and two events. Western Divinity Dam Vista (This vista is pretty straight forward. Make sure you stay on the wooden planks)

Heart:

  • Help Foreman Flannum

Events:

  • Drive the harpy flock from the dam
  • Stop the elder earth elemental from destroying the dam

Resource node:

  • Copper Ore

And there we have it. The entire zone of Queensdale.

Published: March 10th, 2015

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