|Zek, the Orcish Wastes|
|Adjacent to||The Thundering Steppes|
|Quest Lines||Zek Timeline|
Zek, or The Orcish Wastes as it is often called by men, is a portion of the remnants of the once-mighty Jaggedpine Forest. The orcs of the Deathfist Empire have held control of the entirety of this island for many years and, in that time, they have reduced the once-sprawling forest to a mere husk of its former glory.
Much of the forest has been stripped down to barren, charred earth. The orcs have begun mining deep into the ground for iron and coal, and using the timbers of the ancient Jagged Pines to construct their warships. What was once a thing of beauty is now, for the most part, a grand redwood forest on the verge of becoming a wasteland of orc industrialization.
Zek has become a battlefield of sorts, as a band of woodland defenders named the Green Hoods have seized control of a coastal keep. From this keep, they now launch assaults against the orcs stationed on the hills opposite the beachhead. They also sneak small teams through the enemy lines and send them deep into orc territory to gather information and to disrupt orc organization.
The Orcish Wastes are riddled with natural barriers that divide the land into valleys. Orcs inhabit many of the valleys, but dangerous wildlife also inhabits many of them. The Deathfist orcs have plundered the land for timber and ore, and most regions are utterly scarred. A great open pit in the center of the island exposes a vast mining complex.
Travellers arrive at the Warship Dock on the south shore of the island. From there, you can take high-speed horse routes to a handful of checkpoints throughout the zone.
Travel through Zek is hindered by impassable terrain. Almost all passable routes are marked by roads. The roads are almost as dangerous as the rest of the land, and a traveller must be wary and know his escape route, lest he flee into even greater danger. Orcs and even hillcats are known to set ambushes to catch the unwary.
Those who complete a quest called The Right Brothers will earn the right to use a catapult at Warship Dock to fly instantly to the valley beside Deathfist Citadel. Completion of this quest requires venturing inside the citadel with a group.
|Dungeon Name||Level Range||Target Audience||Zone Type||Location|
|Deathfist Citadel||36-44||Group||Instance (2 hours)||Past the Bridge of Zek|
|Tallon Hording Halls||30-34||Solo or Group||Instance (20 min)||Around the edge of Blood Ore Valley|
|The Sullon Mines||34-38||Solo or Group||Instance (40 min)||Around the edge of Mythical Forest|
|The Darkened Den||36-40||Solo or Group||Instance (10 min)||South edge of Defiled Forest|
An simpler level 35 version of Deathfist Citadel is available by finding and inspecting The rusty key, which is dropped by random creatures around the zone.
|Raid Name||Level Range||Target Audience||Typical Duration||Lockout (on Success)|
|Deserted Mine||45-50||4 Groups||20 min||3 days 15 hours|
Revive Locations Edit
|Warship Docks||Safe spot|
|Three Toe's Watering Hole||Behind hostile territory|
|Siren's Cove||Safe spot with easy return to warship dock|
|Mythical Forest||Closest respawn point to Deathfist Citadel|
- Zek Timeline
- Deathfist Citadel Timeline - all quests that go to or start in DFC
- Collection Quests in Zek
Similar Zones Edit
|Zone Name||Level Range||Region||Notes|
|Enchanted Lands||30-40||Shattered Lands||Another good place for level 30-35 quests|
|The Feerrott||35-45||Shattered Lands||A more challenging zone|
|Steamfont Mountains||35-50||Faydwer||Many level 35-45 quests|
Low-level adventurers interested in harvesting nodes in a T4 zone will find the area of the Enchanted Lands near the Mariner's Bell to be much less dangerous than Zek.