Karnor's Castle stands bleakly in the center of the Dreadlands. Once one of the major military establishments of the Iksar Empire, it now stands in ruins. The inhabitants within are maintained in their unholy life by the eternal iksar vampire, Venril Sathir.
This dungeon is one of the highest level dungeons in all of Norrath, and as such, is very dangerous for many reasons. First of all, all of the monsters that you meet are at least 45th level, and many are in the 50's. This means that they have some very powerful abilities, including complete healing, gating, etc. Secondly, it is very difficult to separate spawns when pulling, and most of the time you will need to fight at least two monsters with every pull. This requires either an excellent puller, a very well-balanced and functioning group, or an enchanter for crowd control, and it is recommended to have all three.
The layout of the dungeon is also noticeable. There is only one major exit for the zone, and everyone entering and exiting goes through one common area. It is important to remember this when either entering the zone or fleeing a train to the zone, in order to keep yourself or others from getting killed. Typically you should enter from the right hand (southern) side and flee on the left (northern) side. Be sure, however, to find out the local server rules regarding this, as people can get very upset if you train the wrong way and get a dozen people butchered.
Monsters also seem to have a long aggro range, and will generally attack you from a seemingly large range. They will jump out of the moat to join in, or join in attacks if you start going after monsters a level below or above you.
For evil races, care must be taken if you wish to hunt in this zone. The faction hit that you take is Venril Sathir, which is the same as the faction in the outpost in the Overthere. If you hunt here long enough, you will no longer be welcome in your only outpost on Kunark
Venril Sathir also has made Karnor's Castle his home. He is considered one of the most powerful creatures in all of Norrath, for he is resistant to most damage spells and procs a massive lifetap spell every time he hits a creature, healing himself in the process. Destroying him takes the coordinated effort of several groups, and there are only a few strategies known to work against him. Proceed at your own risk...
Karnor's Castle is where many of the class-specific armor from Kunark comes from. Many of the lesser items drop from random monsters, and there are many separate monsters where the more powerful items drop. Many groups are here to acquire this equipment. There are also some incredible weaponry and other equipment here as well.
This zone is also considered to be an outdoor zone in terms of what spells you can cast (like SoW, Wolf Form, Harmony, etc), but you can also cast the Kunark Dungeon Evac Spells, which are generally indoor only. This makes the zone very druid- and ranger-friendly.
Travelling To and From Karnor's Castle
Karnor's Castle is reached through the Dreadlands. It's location is approximately 500, -2250.
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