If you have the expansion, Planes of Power, do yourself a favor and don't use the Plane of Knowledge port books until you know where things are in EverQuest.
Butcherblock Mountains are a good populated hunting ground, but Qeynos Hills and Blackburrow are easier to get to on foot.
This map here
is one of the western half on the main continent of Norrath, Antonica. You are in the city of Erudin and you need to get to the Qeynos, City of Men. From the docks of Erudin, wait on that big white platform in the water for a time until a boat comes, when the boat arrives, it will stop and the platform you are on will start to move out to the boat. Board the boat and prepare for a little journey. Once the boat starts moving, you will zone into Erud's Crossing. The boat will stop first at a island with a dock and cat humanoids (Kerran), do not get off here. Wait for the boat to start back up and you will eventually zone to South Qeynos.
From South Qeynos dock, look at this map
and go to the zone of North Qeynos. From there, look at this map
and make your way to the top of it following a cobblestone path. You will eventually zone into Qeynos Hills where it is more populated and brighter. Also, there is a wizard guildhouse in South Qeynos, check the map for its location.
Blackburrow, a dungeon full of Gnolls (dog humanoids) lies on the upper east side of Qeynos Hills, you can look on the first map. You may want to put together an adventuring group and go into Blackburrow to kill some gnolls and get some nice money drops.
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, it is your friend. Edited, Wed Dec 31 16:11:31 2003 by PsyoofXev
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