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Tangleroot Gorge

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Tangleroot Gorge map *spoilers*

To the southwest of Stormreach lies the untamed Tangleroot Gorge. Home to many fierce hobgoblin and bugbear tribes, Tangleroot Gorge also contains the infamous Hobgoblin fortress of Splinterskull.

Tangleroot Gorge is accessed via a caravan lead by Wransyl of Vedykar located in the northwest of House Phiarlan. This will take you to the The One-Eared Bugbear Inn, which is the entrance to the Wilderness Adventure Area.

Tangleroot Gorge has a level 4 Wilderness Adventure Area, allowing characters from levels 2 through 7 full XP rewards.

The One-Eared Bugbear Inn[edit]

  • Moritt Hastigal the Barkeep provides food and refreshments
  • Brother de Bucci the Spirit binder
  • Wransyl of Vedykar provides transport from Tangleroot Gorge back to House Phiarlan
  • Emeric Quall gives the quest Seeking Chief Ungurz, precursor to Assault on Splinterskull


The Assault on Splinterskull story arc of quests all take place in this zone, in addition to the Rare Encounter / Slayer / Explorer quests. This story arc is often just referred to as "Tangleroot" and rewards House Phiarlan favor.

Quest Name Quest Level Total Favor Patron  ♣CasualSolo/Casual  ♦NormalNormal  ♥HardHard  ♠EliteElite
First Strike 3 9 House Phiarlan ♣429 ♦772 ♥828 ♠884
The Hobgoblins' Captives 3 9 House Phiarlan ♣456 ♦820 ♥880 ♠940
Yarkuch's War-plans 4 9 House Phiarlan ♣597 ♦1,070 ♥1,145 ♠1,220
Whisperdoom's Spawn 4 9 House Phiarlan ♣674 ♦1,209 ♥1,294 ♠1,380
The Deadly Package: The Stronghold Key 5 9 House Phiarlan ♣767 ♦1,369 ♥1,460 ♠1,550
The Deadly Package: Agent of the Darguul 5 9 House Phiarlan ♣475 ♦846 ♥900 ♠953
Doom of the Witch-doctor: The Way to Zulkash 6 12 House Phiarlan ♣687 ♦1,220 ♥1,294 ♠1,369
Doom of the Witch-doctor: Zulkash, Herald of Woe 6 12 House Phiarlan ♣726 ♦1,290 ♥1,369 ♠1,448
The Last Move: The Way to Yarkuch 7 9 House Phiarlan ♣348 ♦612 ♥644 ♠676
The Last Move: Yarkuch's Last Stand 7 12 House Phiarlan ♣708 ♦1,252 ♥1,324 ♠1,396
Total 10 Quests 99  ♣5,867Solo/Casual  ♦10,460Normal  ♥11,138Hard  ♠11,816Elite

Due to the wide range of quest levels in the chain ( ♦3-7Normal ♥4-8Hard ♠5-9Elite), getting full XP in one run is extremely difficult.

Reward List[edit]

Accessories are ML5, weapons and armor are ML6; Bound to Account on AcquireBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire unless otherwise stated.

NOTE: Named items that can appear on this quest arc's end reward list will have a 100% chance of appearing on every third completion of the story arc.

Rare Encounters[edit]

Each Rare Encounter is worth 350 XP; the bonus for finding all of them is 1575 XP. Subsequent encounters will give 116 XP.

  • Slay Silkweave, spider queen
  • Slay Jarak, bugbear master assassin
  • Slay Xassak, troglodyte hero
  • Rescue Jana, the lost barmaid
  • Slay Kroksh, the wandering giant
  • Kill Clamor, the slayer of hunters
  • Slay Vilesting, the fiendish scorpion
  • Slay Kornak, the tribal mage
  • Slay Gharjat, Commander of Splinterskull


  • The instance contains about 108 total mobs per reset/run.
    • Slay 10 creatures in Tangleroot Gorge: 205 XP = 20.5 xp/kill
    • Slay 25 creatures in Tangleroot Gorge: 287 XP = 11.48 xp/kill
    • Slay 50 creatures in Tangleroot Gorge: 415 XP = 8.3 xp/kill
    • Slay 100 creatures in Tangleroot Gorge: 682 XP = 6.82 xp/kill
    • Slay 200 creatures in Tangleroot Gorge: 1,210 XP = 6.05 xp/kill
    • Slay 400 creatures in Tangleroot Gorge: 2,290 XP = 5.73 xp/kill
    • Slay 750 creatures in Tangleroot Gorge: 4,019 XP = 5.36 xp/kill
    • Slay 1,500 creatures in Tangleroot Gorge: 8,707 XP = 5.8 xp/kill


Each Explorer is worth 175 XP, the bonus for finding all of them is 568 XP.


  • Find the far side of the broken bridge
  • Find the temple ruins
  • Discover the wolf hunter's fate
  • Find the hobgoblin scount post
  • Find the hobgoblin battle ram
  • Find Chief Ungurz' camp
  • Find the sacrificial site

Dungeon Entrances[edit]

  • Find the overgrown fortress
  • Find the webbed caves
  • Find the lair of burning skulls
  • Find the bone-strewn lair
  • Find the submerged grotto
  • Find the mouth of Splinterskull


Monsters in the zone not found on the rare encounters list.
Monster Information


Flowering Plant x 11

  • Before entering the Overgrown Fortress
  • NW corner behind hobgoblin outpost (north side of Gorge)
  • Behind the Battering Ram outpost, beside stairs to top of wall
  • On the path, just after the first Burning Skulls marker
  • Behind Chief Ungurz, beside the structure's door
  • x2 Inside the Submerged Grotto
  • At the northern split in the river
  • At the entrance to the Bone Strewn Lair
  • At the troglodyte Sacrificial Site
  • Alongside the wall of the fortress, across the Gorge from the Ruined Temple