Kells, my human Berserker, was “born” in Gorowyn but immediately moved to Freeport to quest there, picking up all but the Qeynosian mercenaries along the path to Freeport. After picking up mercenaries, she arrived at level 4 and immediately went to The Ruins after hiring Stamper to act as her healer merc. I did give her a mount and any level appropriate weapons from my stash, but otherwise no help from my bigger characters
She immediately thought, “Hey let’s go to The Ruins” and then promptly noticed that everything was a little too large to kill in a timely fashion and so off to The Sprawl she went. The Sprawl is filled with gangs and those gangs are “managed” by The Dreadnaughts with the blessings of the Overlord. I was immediately given tasks to restore discipline and order amongst the various gangs.
I’ll admit these “gangs” were challenging at first. Slightly under-geared, Kells began her questing for The Dreadnaughts which resulted in the meeting of Gloomstalker.
While a non-elite, he took a good minute to bring down but it was so worth it.
That lovely Exquisite Chest at level six contained all level ten items, including a Master for my class at 10. Needless to say, it was a minute well spent. While working for The Dreadnaughts, I was sent to find out information from the Ratonga gang, The Black Magi. The Black Magi appear in The Shattered Vale in Antonica as well. There is mention of “The Marked” and “The Wheel”, both of which are hints of a quest in the Commonlands.
Quests completed in The Sprawl and I was given a new quested to report to The Ruins. So off Kells went happily to The Ruins to continue working for the Overlord, although let’s be honest she will never kowtow to him like the Freeport Militia members pictured below.