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The Down Below
Levels 5-12
DownBelow
A great many secrets are hidden here, some should remain that way.
Introduced Shattered Lands
Zone Type Public
Adjacent to Qeynos Capitol District
Qeynos Province District
The Caves
Dungeons Vermin's Snye
Instances Crow's Resting Place
Quest Lines Qeynos Catacombs Timeline
Quests NPCs Monsters Named
Drops Instances POIs Discos

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The Qeynosian catacombs coil for many sprockets beneath Qeynos and the villages built against its walls.

Entrances are somewhat scattered and as with any new construction over ancient stones, there are still unexplored regions among the twisting tunnels.

 

BackgroundEdit

The Down Below was once a favored method of getting directly from any province or district in Qeynos to another, especially for players on slower computers wishing to avoid the lag in major sections of the city. Now, it's almost entirely obsolete. There are very few quests, none with good rewards, no discovery locations, and very few named monsters worth AA. Nonetheless, the danger held within the tunnels is as looming as it ever was.

GeographyEdit

There is a room near the middle of the zone ( -81, 0, -100 ) /waypoint -81, 0, -100 with zone access to the four major Qeynos districts: you can zone into Qeynos Capitol District at either North Qeynos or South Qeynos, or you can into Qeynos Province District at either Eldarr Grove or Qeynos Harbor. In the same room there is also a door to The Caves and a grate leading down to Vermin's Snye.

The rest of the zone is mainly laid out in a southwest to northeast pattern. The circular rooms at either end of the zone used to have access to the Qeynos Suburbs since in the early days of Everquest II new players would venture into The Down Below from the suburbs. Also, monsters are at their weakest near the edges of the zone and stronger towards the middle. Lastly, some corridors running southeast lead to a slightly higher level section of the zone filled with more aggressive monsters.

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