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I was bored yesterday and decided to explore the elusive continent known as Mor Dhona. If you open your map you can find Mor Dhona smack-dab in the middle of the continent, sharing routes to and from Coerthas, The Black Shroud and Thanalan.
However, getting there is a challenge in of itself. I took the route from The Black Shroud since I happened to be in the zone at the time and I tell ya, I died quite a lot trying to get here. The path is swarming with very high level mobs confined in a small space making it very hard to sneak by. Luckily, a lot of the mobs were rather clumsy and quite easy to outrun.
Once I actually managed to make it to the zone-line, the first thing I noticed was the creepy yet awesome music that plays. I was content to just stand there for a few minutes listening to it. I wish I could share the tune with you all, but I cannot, so I can only say this: If nothing else, go to Mor Dhona just to listen to the melody.
After a while I began to explore, and noticed that the place was a bit of a frozen wasteland with crystals jutting out of the earth in every direction. Here are some images of the scenery:
More Crystal Stalagmites
A crystallized tree
The second thing I noticed was the ominous tower at the center of the map that is surrounded entirely by water on all sides. Though you can't reach it, you can see it quite easily pretty much from anywhere on the map. It is quite foreboding, as at the top of the tower is the fossilized remains of a dragon seen here.
Seen from the back
Perhaps the best view Although it was taken in the rain.
After staring at the tower for a while, I decided to explore the map. I found that traversing this zone was relatively easy in comparison to actually getting here as it is quite wide open and therefore easier to avoid the aggressive monsters that run rampant in the place. In fact, I even took the time to get some images of the monsters you will one day face here.
Keep in mind that some are better than others as I didn't want to risk death in the places I was farthest away from a camp.
Mor Dhona Beastiary
Super-cool looking Ogre
Creepy-*** Toad NOTE: They draw you in! Scared the crap out of me!
There were also some Toadstools but they weren't anything special so I didn't bother getting an image of them.
That's all I could find. Keep in mind that everything was aggressive except for the Qiqirn and the Toadstools. Strangely enough, the Ahriman are quite easy to avoid in this game.
That's it for this Lalafell's journey into the unknown. Perhaps when I find another creepy place to explore I will make another post. Until then, enjoy your journey!
Edited, Oct 23rd 2010 9:20am by Lollerfell