Catacombs of Cardova  

Min Level:25
Max Level:35
For many years, an unnamed crypt stood alone within a circle of standing stones in the middle of the Cornwall countryside. No one knew who was buried there or how long it had been there. Not much thought was given to this place until recently when a young shepherd chasing his flock found and entrance to something much larger than just the small crypt that it appeared to be on the surface. When the shepherd did not return, the locals searched for him. They found his staff near the entrance of the crypt and his flock wandering about but saw no sign of the boy. They descended into the crypt opening and found themselves within an ancient hallway of smooth stone and tiles and pillars that were clearly Roman in design. According to their known history, the Romans had not reached this far into Cornwall so this catacomb was a complete mystery to them. Further expeditions into the catacombs revealed that this legion was in company of an emperor, an emperor that no one could name. There was no record of an emperor dying or being buried in Cornwall. One expedition returned with only half their number. The leader of the team claimed that something awoke, something not living and very angry. He said that before he knew it, half of his team was dead and the rest fleeing in terror. Since then, the locals refuse to return to the area, claiming that it is haunted by ancient ghosts.

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Updated: Thu Jan 4 03:43:24 2007
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#Anonymous, Posted: Aug 13 2002 at 4:13 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) scared..cry about it!
pilus fury
# Aug 10 2002 at 7:44 AM Rating: Default
i am a lvl 41 friar, i wetn in to explore a bit, i noticed, down the winding stairs and straight past the cleansing room, you get jumped by a caster pixie! and it was purple to me, the first couple times he hit me it was fro very small damage so i confronted him and woah! i couldnt hit it and it blasted me for 257 and 378 i took off running with my tail between my leggs!

its name was pilus fury and i cant find any info on who this is and / or what he is for if anything, i cant believe there is a purple monster in there, at 41 lvl that means he is over 50 lvl

any info would be good =)
RE: pilus fury
# Apr 07 2004 at 2:14 AM Rating: Decent
87 posts
Pilus Fury is the generic name for the source of the fire trap damage in the room u described; it is not possible to fight it. there is a msg soon before u are damaged, something akin to 'fiery smoke begins to seep thru the cracks in the floor', so if u see that and u not prepared to cross, back up.
RE: pilus fury
# Jan 31 2005 at 12:57 AM Rating: Default
prepared to cross??? WHAT THE HECK IS BACK THERE?? i hope its something good, cause ive been looking all around that cave for hours now.. :P

btw, is it possible just to sprint past it?

Edited, Mon Jan 31 00:59:33 2005
# May 19 2002 at 3:26 PM Rating: Decent
does anyone know if a sword that procs drops in the emporers room? I went there to check it out and didnt find any drops, he pops very slow.I heard fom another player that he drops a slash sword.
RE: sword
# May 26 2002 at 8:55 PM Rating: Default
I got a Praetorian Gladius - Thrusting Damage from either him or a guard.
Low con? Fast Killrate? GREAT EXP!
# Apr 19 2002 at 1:32 AM Rating: Default
(Nothing to do with items, if you want those go to barrows :P)

This place is great for exp,

I hear people complaining about leaving when they con red and purple, but did you even thought of the fact that you kill them easier? I mean, we began at the east ramp, conned orange next on to south, red.

Out of mobs, we head to the east ramp to wipe (I got 2% exp for wiping them within 1 minute at lvl 29), after we rested south is full again.

Since catacombs usually is empty at our server we COULD stay here till like lvl 33!

The exp per mob begins to suck, but killing 4 times faster is a 2x increasement :)
# Apr 18 2002 at 6:11 AM Rating: Default
I can't find the helm who is armor fact 62 . on what monster cam i find it?
24th Friar LFG
# Apr 06 2002 at 10:09 AM Rating: Default
Would this be a good place for a level 24 friar to find groups at ? level 15 spec in rejuve so i can heal quite effectivly
RE: 24th Friar LFG
# Aug 19 2002 at 4:44 PM Rating: Default
Aye, but why do you have rejuv at 15? Too high IMO :)
Shadowlight - Kay
# Mar 11 2002 at 11:22 AM Rating: Default
This dungeon is one of the mosty finicky places you can be. One minute there will be groups galore and the next, just YOU! If you're in a avg level group of 26, then the east ramp is for you. If you're in a avg level group of 28 then you can prolly do south ramp. All in all, it's a great dungeon but you have GOT to pull smart! It's all just a matter of knowing where to walk. You can come in to this dungeon from Keltoi as early as level 23 and level at 30 to go to the Barrows. But it is recommended you not come here till 25. The best armor to get is legion scaled armor. The nastiest mob in the dungeon is the Emporer and I haven't seen anyone even attempt to take him out yet (or get close). This is one of those dungeon where you can't really come with a friend and hope to only pull one at a time. Most of the time you will pull pairs. Most of the time you will need a group, at least a healer.
RE: Shadowlight - Kay
# Mar 18 2002 at 3:59 PM Rating: Default
FYI, three lvl 34's can take out the emporer with relative ease. He always bafs at least one...usually 2.
zone is itemized
# Mar 01 2002 at 7:15 PM Rating: Decent
I had 4 drops in here last night. Max level for this zone is more like 40 can still get exp in here if you go deep enough.
#Anonymous, Posted: Jan 29 2002 at 10:04 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) QUOTE
#Anonymous, Posted: Jan 29 2002 at 3:33 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Hey Anonymous, You suck.
# Jan 17 2002 at 4:23 PM Rating: Default
ive spent enough time there beating up my armor and weapons. we need drops here, yes the money is nice but a few drops would be good.
Itemize the dungoen
# Nov 28 2001 at 8:26 PM Rating: Default
I wish they would have itemized the dungoen's
before they released the game. As a 30th. lvl paladin I find it very difficult to find any armor and weapons for my lvl. I can only imagine what it's like for the ppl over 30. I know that they are about to itemize the Barrows but what about the other's? I haven't heard anything bout those. I prolly a little high for Catacombs but it would be nice to solo there for better armor " Anything is better then the Vindicator I have now. But to my question has anyone heard when they plan to itemize the other's? I'm thinking of taking a break from playing till they do so.
Mad Xp
# Nov 25 2001 at 2:57 AM Rating: Default
This is the best place I know for xp from lvl 22 to 27. It does however start to slow way down after that, even going to the lowest lvl there, but once in a while you will find a few purples for great xp, but at that point most con red to orange. I cant wait to hit 30 get my Bp and head out to bigger and better things. :)
# Nov 20 2001 at 10:49 AM Rating: Default
ok how do you get there?
RE: location
# Nov 25 2001 at 3:01 AM Rating: Decent
Ok to get there you head to Cornwall and follow road southeast I believe..just stay on road from the small village. After a little bit you will see a tower in ruins to your right. At that point look to your left you will see a bunch of boulders on top of the hill it is there that the zone of Catacombs is.
A word of warning though, watch very carefully for the Rooters they are very nasty boars and con deep purple as well as the large living trees. The Rooters can outrun sprint so if your agroed be prepared to release and head out again.
Good luck in your travels :)
If you come here...
# Nov 11 2001 at 3:38 PM Rating: Default
I strongly suggest bringing a sorceress. There can be some mad pulls, and mez and amnesia saved our butts more then once. Plus, even on normal 2-3 mob pulls, it's safer, and the group bonuses can be amazing. I had my first 1,000,000+ exp kill here while in a group of 25-30 characters.

No items except for the BP, but the coin is very nice, with over 20 silver per mob being quite common.
armor drop
# Nov 11 2001 at 5:01 AM Rating: Default
in the first hallway with the legionares, there is a named undead that spawns.. his name starts with a D, might be Dacius. anyhow- IF AND ONLY IF you are level 30 or higher, killing him will get you the breastplate of the legionnare.. not sure on the stats but its about the same as adamantium plate, with some stat bonuses.. next best thing to 'hollow' plate, i still wear it at 36
# Oct 26 2001 at 12:34 PM Rating: Default
Don't bother unless you just want some xp. Good for groups under 28. After that you should probably move elsewhere as the monsters will start cons'ing red instead of purple. Pulls will usually be 2 in #.
Spooky place
# Oct 13 2001 at 9:18 PM Rating: Default
Spooky place
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