At 60.0S, 88.0W on the far western shore of the Direlands, Ayan Baqur, despite it's isolation, is still one of the principal cities on Dereth and was founded during the Heroes' Respite event.
Ayan Baqur, often abbreviated as AB, has seen much turmoil over the years. It has been taken over by Virindi. It has seen countles incursions by ravening monsters from the surrounding Direlands, including visits from the fearsome White Rabbit. And it was camped for quite some time by a persistant Coral Golem Viceroy.
It remains important today, being a center of questing and the home of Ulgrim the Unpleasant.
Getting to Ayan Baqur
Ayan Baqur is an isolated community. There are no portals to AB from any town, nor any of the Portal Nexus Dungeons. There is, however, a portal in the chapterhouses of both the Ordina Rossu Morta and the Whispering Blade. As Ayan Baqur is a required stop to gain access to said chapterhouses, you will probably need to find somebody who can summon the portal for you at some point, or else risk the harrowing run through the Direlands.
There are two shortcuts for getting to Ayan Baqur:
- Assuming you are in an allegiance with a mansion and the Black Spawn Den Portal Device, you can use this device to randomly be teleported to one of the three BSDs. There is one near Ayan Baqur at 56.6S, 86W. Ayan is just a short run to the southwest.
- Head to Zaikhal. Run to the settlement portals at 12.7N, 1.7W. Take the Sharvale Settlement portal. From there, run to 12.8N, 12.2W to the Halls of Metos portal. This is a duplicate entrance portal to the Halls of Metos near Ayan Baqur. Take the surface portal which will drop you at 56S, 89.2W, just north of Ayan Baqur.
It should also be noted that those who have completed the Gateway to the Deep quest can use the nearby portal as a short cut to the southern landbridge.
Those who have joined the ranks of the Whispering Blade can also use the nearby chapterhouse as a short cut to Silyun or the capitals of Cragstone, Hebian-To, and Qalaba'r. There is also a portal to Ayan Baqur which is one of the only places that you can portal-tie that drops you directly in town.
The Black Spawn Den Portal Device can also drop you close to AB.
To Ayan Baqur
|Rossu Morta Chapterhouse||69.7N, 62.3W||Ayan Baqur||59.9S, 87.9W||Quest Flag|
|Whispering Blade Chapterhouse||59.9S, 87.2W||Ayan Baqur||59.9S, 87.9W||Quest Flag|
From Ayan Baqur
|Colossus Foundry||60.0S, 87.9W||Fort Tethana||1.7N, 71.2W||None|
|Ayan Baqur||58.9S, 88.7W||Yaraq Casino (VIP)||21.5S, 0.8W||No link, recall or summon|
|Ayan Baqur||58.9S, 88.7W||Shoushi Casino (VIP)||34.2S, 73.6E||No link, recall or summon|
|Ayan Baqur||58.9S, 88.7W||Holtburg Casino (VIP)||40.9N, 33.6E||No link, recall or summon|
|Ayan Baqur||60.3S, 90.7W||Gatekeepers||87.6S, 4.4W||130+, Quest Flag|
|Whispering Blade Chapterhouse||59.9S, 87.2W||Cragstone||--||Quest Flag|
|Whispering Blade Chapterhouse||59.9S, 87.2W||Hebian-To||--||Quest Flag|
|Whispering Blade Chapterhouse||59.9S, 87.2W||Silyun||--||Quest Flag|
|Whispering Blade Chapterhouse||59.9S, 87.2W||Qalaba'r||--||Quest Flag|
Points of Interest
- 59.7S, 90.0W - Festival Stone of Darktide
- 59.0S, 88.5W - Carenzi Race Track
- 59.9S, 87.9W - Fountain in the center of town
- 59.0S, 88.4W - on the hill north of town
|Colossus Foundry||60.0S, 88.0W||--||5457|
|Whispering Blade Chapterhouse||59.9S, 87.2W||--||0081|
|Halls of Metos||56.0S, 89.2W||--||02F3|
|Black Spawn Den||56.6S, 86.0W||--||0105|
|Aaminah||Town - 60.0S, 87.8W||Quest||Oswald's Dirk Quest, Heart of Innocence|
|Agent of the Arcanum||Town - 59.8S, 87.8W||Collector||Housing|
|Alishia bint Aldan||Town - 60.0S 87.8W||Quest||Augmentation Gems|
|Aludi al-Jaladh||Town - 60.7S, 88.0W||Quest||Drudge Aviator|
|Anfram Mellow||Town - 60.0S 87.8W||Quest||Augmentation Gems|
|Aun Aukherea||Town - 60.7S, 88.0W||Quest||Coral Golem Viceroy Kill Task|
|Aun Javhalrea, the Game Warden||Town - 60.7S, 88.0W||Quest||Dire Champions|
|Aun Khekierea||Town - 60.7S, 88.0W||Quest||Coral Golem Viceroy Kill Task|
|Berkholt the Burly Barkeep||Town - 59.7S, 88.0W, 1st floor||Shopkeeper||Rumors, food, drink|
|Carenzi Race Bookie||Town - 59.2S, 88.4W||Quest||Carenzi Race Track|
|Claude the Archmage||Town - 59.2S, 88.3W||Shopkeeper||Spell components, mana stones, alchemical items|
|Dionaea||Town - 59.7S, 88.0W||Quest||House Plants|
|Ellimar Jorning the Healer||Town - 60.0S, 87.8W, 2nd floor||Shopkeeper||Potions, healing kits, spell comps (potions only)|
|Ennio di Cinghalle||Town - 59.6S, 87.7W||Quest|| Aerbax's Prodigal Banderling|
The Archivist Quest
|Erik Festus||Town - 59.8S, 87.8W, basement||Quest||Augmentation Gems|
|Gaston Shadowbound||Town - 59.7S, 88.0W, 2nd floor||Quest||Investigate the Factions|
|Grand Master Scrivener of Creature Magic||Town - 59.9S, 88.2W, 2nd floor||Shopkeeper||Scrolls, foci|
|Grand Master Scrivener of Item Magic||Town - 59.9S, 88.2W, 2nd floor||Shopkeeper||Scrolls, foci|
|Grand Master Scrivener of Life Magic||Town - 59.9S, 88.2W, 1st floor||Shopkeeper||Scrolls, foci|
|Grand Master Scrivener of Void Magic||Town - 59.9S, 88.2W, 2nd floor||Shopkeeper||Scrolls, foci|
|Grand Master Scrivener of War Magic||Town - 59.9S, 88.2W, 1st floor||Shopkeeper||Scrolls, foci|
|Grocer Nihara bint Umar||Town - 59.7S, 88.0W, 1st floor||Shopkeeper||Containers, food, cooking items|
|Guard Bey||Town - 59.8S, 88.2W||Quest||Moarsmen on the Shores|
|Guard Q'alia||Town - 60.0S, 88.0W||Quest||Virindi Quidiox Kill Task|
|Guard Winterborn||Town - 59.7S, 87.8W||Quest||Aerbax's Prodigal Banderling|
|Harkwull the Discreet||Town - 59.7S, 88.0W, 1st floor||Quest||Whispering Blade Chapterhouse Access|
|Havala bint Mylos||Town - 60.1S, 87.9W||Quest||Composite Weapons Quest|
|Hoshar ibn Jalaq||Town - 59.6S, 88.0W||Quest||Splitting Grael (High), Mukkir Aspect of Grael|
|Ivory Crafter||Town - 60.0S, 88.1W||Collector||Collector of various ivory trophies|
|Jeweler Daryam ibn Zubed||Town - 59.8S, 88.1W||Shopkeeper||Gems, jewelry, lockpicks|
|Joku Shunja||Town - 60.1S, 88.0W, 2nd floor||Quest||Investigate the Factions|
|Laedron the Geomancer||Town - 59.9S, 88.0W||Quest||Tainted Ley Line Nodes|
|Leather Crafter||Town - 60.1S, 88.0W, 1st floor||Collector||Collector of various hides|
|Leopold||Town - 59.2S, 88.3W||Quest|| Delving into Claude's Mind|
|Lamorda Loschi||Town - 59.6S, 88.0W||Quest||Splitting Grael (Low)|
|Lydda||Town - 59.7S, 88.0W||Quest||Loyalty Reset Quest|
|Mekhmet||Town - 59.7S, 88.2W||Quest||Shade Iron|
|Merwart Mundagurg||Town - 59.7S, 88.2W||Quest||Tentacles of T'thuun|
|Qurakh al-Taal||Town - 59.9S, 87.9W||Quest||Investigate the Factions|
|Rohula bint Ludun||Town - 59.8S, 87.8W, basement||Quest||Augmentation Gems|
|Sang Nen-Kai the Weaponsmith||Town - 60.1S, 88.0W, 1st floor||Shopkeeper||Weapons|
|Scribe Muhiza bint Murqidh||Town - 60.0S, 87.8W, 1st floor||Shopkeeper||Guides|
|Shuthoth||Town - 60.1S, 87.7W||Quest||Gateway to the Deep|
|Soju Bo-Ki||Town - 59.6S, 88.0W||Quest||Splitting Grael (Mid)|
|Sung Wenxio the Armorer||Town - 60.1S, 88.0W||Shopkeeper||Armor|
|Tanami Kei||Town - 59.7S, 88.0W, 2nd floor||Quest||Ishaq's Lost Key Quest|
|Thiuda the Sharp-Eyed Bowyer||Town - 60.1S, 87.9W||Shopkeeper||Missle weapons, fletching supplies|
|Town Crier||Town - 59.9S, 87.8W||Misc||Provides rumors|
|Ulgrim the Unpleasant||Town - 59.7S, 88.0W||Quest|| Rumors, Ulgrim's Recall|
Ulgrim's Drinking Contest
|Vierana du Canamorra||Town - 60.0S, 87.8W, 1st floor||Quest||Investigate the Factions|
|Watcher of the Dead||Town - 60.1S, 88.1W||Quest||Clutch of Kings|
|Yuan Hanzu||Town - 60.1S, 87.9W||Quest|| Composite Weapons Quest|
Composite Weapons Upgrade
Creatures that are commonly found in the area surrounding Ayan Baqur.
- Ayan Baqur was first introduced in the Heroes' Respite event.