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Flora and Fauna of the Highlands

Curious about the upcoming highlands biome? Join us as we explore the resources and dangers of the land of the Keepers!

September 6, 2016 at 5:00 PM by Enya


Today, we’re showing you what you can expect to find in your adventures through the green highlands.

What can you expect the biome to look like? What resources can you find? Which dangers lurk around the corner? Find out here!

Green, Red and Dead Highlands

Biomes look differently depending on where you are in the world. The more dangerous a zone, the more grim the land appears. There are three different types, based on the Tier of the cluster (not the PvP zone): Green (Tier 1 to 4), Red (Tier 5 and 6) and Dead (Tier 7 and 8).

Here are the Green, Red and Dead highlands:

Green highlands:

Red highlands:

Dead highlands:

Factions

As with every biome, the Heretics will be your first enemies when you first enter the highlands as an inexperienced adventurer.

Once you venture deeper into the highlands, you will encounter the Keepers of Albion, giant humans that have been part of Albion for as long as history has been recorded. They are one with the nature around them, and despise colonist and their civilization.

Explore their dungeons to get your hands on the powerful Keeper Artifacts!

Resources

Three different resources can be found in the highlands: Rock, Ore and Wood.

Rock can be found all over the highlands, and is the main resource of the biome. Sometimes, Rock nodes manifest as ferocious Rock Elementals!

The second most common resource is Ore. While not as commonly found as in the mountains, the highlands are still a good place for miners to hang out.

Lastly, the least common resource to be found in the highlands is Wood. A self-respecting woodman should consider moving to the swamps.

Critter Mob: Rock Elemental

The only animals to be found in the highlands are cute, little hill marmots. But that’s not the only life that can be found outside of the Keeper camps! Mythical Rock Elementals protect the highlands’ resources, attacking roaming adventurers and gatherers on sight. Killing a Rock Elemental will transform it in a Rock node corresponding to its tier, which can be mined if you have the correct Stone Hammer unlocked and on you.

Tier 3: Rock Elemental (Sandstone)

Tier 5: Mature Rock Elemental (Granite)

Tier 7: Elder Rock Elemental (Basalt)

Will you settle down in the highlands? Do you dare to take on the Keepers of Albion? Let us know in the comments below!


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