Greater Faydark is one of the largest and most confusing regions in the entire world of Norrath. It is quite large, and also has the added bonus of being dark at all times with few landmarks to tell where you are at any given time. It is the home of the wood elves, and is also the newbie area for the wood elves, high elves, and half elves that start out in Kelethin and Felwithe. It is also very near the homes of both the dwarves and the gnomes, so many members of those races are seen here as well.
Although Greater Faydark is a large zone for hunting EQ Plat, there are not too many areas of interest. Most of what can happen here is that one can get lost, so it’s best to simply stick to the paths and not wander too far unless you know where you are going or have a good direction sense. The only area of note not on a path is Crushbone, and it is so close to Kelethin that you don’t need to wander.
Surviving the Crushbone Area for EQ Plat
Greater Faydark is a relatively safe place to travel and fight in, barring the area near Crushbone which I will discuss further down. The rest of the zone is relatively safe, and the only inherently aggressive creatures here are the Orcs. They tend to wander all over the zone, and include Orc pawns which are second level near the cities and Orc centurions further out (which can be as high as 9th). These are the biggest danger travelling away from the path and also occasionally on the path.
Treasures and Items in the Zone for EQ Plat
Starting in Greater Faydark has got its problems, but despite that has many benefits as well. First of all, selling and buying items in Kelethin is very easy as it is the only starting city where you don’t have to zone at all to reach it. Also, for other merchants the surrounding area is wonderful as Kelethin has most of the goods necessary to make items (with the occasional short jaunt to Steamfont for smithing supplies where EQ Plat can be traded). This also works on the other end, because with 145 people logged on, there is a huge market for just about any good you can sell.