Call of the Forsaken: Western Plains of Karana

A look at one of the new zones coming with EverQuest's 20th expansion.

Today, we get a look at EverQuest: Call of the Forsaken, EverQuest's 20th expansion. It seems something has gone very wrong in the Western Plains of Karana...

The ground rumbles across the plains of West Karana. The land contorts as the barrier between dimensions breaks down. A chasm opens. Lady Lendiniara, a dragon from another dimension, breaches Ethernere and is thrust into our Norrath. Mountains of debris rise. Rivers of lava flow over the land.

Some citizens of West Karana believe that the upheaval marks the end of the world. The guards of Qeynos have entered the plains and set up base camps in order to calm and assist the inhabitants of West Karana. Meanwhile, Ethernere and its mysterious creatures invade Norrath and begin to consume its land and population.

"Are you fearless? Do you not dread my claw, tooth, or breath? Thus far, the only ones who have had the will to approach a dragon are the ones whose insanity has substituted for courage." - Lady Lendiniara

After arriving in this strange alternate universe, Lendiniara's first thought was to reenter Ethernere in an attempt to return to her proper reality. Landing on the floating island of rock in the place where she entered this dimension, Lendiniara searched for passage home but could not find it. And so, here she remains, communing with those that travel through the portals, attempting to find anyone who would help her return whence she came.

Dragons are not often welcome visitors, especially in a land turn asunder by an unexplained cataclysm. A military squad from Qeynos, led by General Brustus Tacitum, has been dispatched to assess the damage done by the invasion from Ethernere. Their mission is to provide aid for citizens in danger, reestablish a sense of order in the region, and destroy the dragon thought to have caused the incursion.

The exposure to Ethernere has even transformed the local wildlife. The numerous giant spiders and bears in the area have fused together, forming a new species of creature known as the ursarachnid. These new creatures, with an instinct to trap their prey and store them in caves, have taken up residence in West Karana.

Lendiniara was not the only being to arrive from Ethernere. When the passage to this dimension opened, the Harrowing Horde came through as well. The beings that make Ethernere their home thrive on living essences, and they have emerged into Norrath to claim the energy of its inhabitants.

Unless Lady Lendiniara can be sent back to the dimension from which she came, the passageway to Ethernene will remain open and all of Norrath will be lost to the gray mists between worlds. With this in mind, will you work to aid Lady Lendiniara, or seek to destroy her?


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There goes the Karanas
# Sep 24 2013 at 9:12 AM Rating: Decent
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Looks like we got an evasion on our hands. Poor Furball Miller I hope he's going to be ok. SAVE the Miller Farm! You bet the members of The Silent Minority on the Rathe will send these mobs packing.

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# Sep 24 2013 at 6:28 AM Rating: Decent
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Looks like a mess.
Savage Lady Nekokirei of Drinal
Predator Nekokirei of Stromm
# Sep 24 2013 at 1:25 AM Rating: Decent
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Doesn't a dragon in ToV already have the name Lendiniara?

Is there some connection?
# Sep 24 2013 at 3:21 AM Rating: Decent
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See Eldiroth's comment:
After 16 years, I'm not listing every friggin character.
# Sep 24 2013 at 6:07 AM Rating: Excellent
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EQ2 had EQ1 Cazic forced into our lore (him and our dead Rallos tried to take control of the Ethernere over Drinal, forcing Drinal to ascend to a full god), so all's fair in love and war? Smiley: lol

Lendiniara we encounter in EQ2 while using chronomagic (essentially, time traveling) in Skyshrine then later on in Cobalt Scar when Kerafyrm crashes the party. That's supposedly the last time we'll see her, so maybe she was slingshotted back to EQ.

The Harrowing Horde is also from our Ethernere (which was explained to us as a shared realm between "different realities").
Cyliena Velnarin | @Cyliena on Twitter

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