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Zao is a recently human-discovered continent north of Edron and south-east of Yalahar. It is a multispecies continent, however, the continent is massive, so these cultures rarely appear together except during their many conflicts.

The continent is split into six main areas: the Farmine mountain range, the Zao Steppe, the Dragonblaze Peaks, the Muggy Plains, Northern Zao (beyond the Great Gate), and the great city of Razachai. For humans, the most attractive location is the hopeful dwarven city of Farmine, which is in continual development but they have difficulty convincing others of Farmine's potential, and thus cannot acquire external assistance and funding. On the top of the mountains there lives a primitive human tribe. The tribe are by nature shy and not hostile, but are threatened by the Orcs trying to claim the land. The orcs are unyielding brutes that will kill anything that may step in their way of dominating the land. Their leader, Curos, occasionally organizes Zzaion raids to weaken the lizard threat in the south-east of the plains. By far however, the biggest threat of all the land are the lizards and draken, who together have founded the great city Razachai, and by sheer numbers they can take down even the strongest foes. On top of all this, the autocratic emperor's poor oversight meant for a plague to be spread out to much of Zao. The plague has reached epidemic level now and spreads through the water springs; drinking the water has lead to many sicknesses and some deaths. Atop the appropriately-named Dragonblaze Peaks live dragons. Although dragons are expected to have lived at Zao for nearly as long as the lizards, they tend not to inhabit low-lying areas and have claimed the mountain ranges between the Muggy Plains and the Zao Steppes. The only exception being the underground in which Lizards and Draken still inhabit, and have established the Zao Palace deep underground. The dragons are mostly neutral, but have been known to assist the Lizards in battle and were responsible for the restabilization of the Razachai empire.

There is also rumored to be a subcontinent on the west of the Zao mountains shrouded with evil. According to rumors, a vampire family inhabits the land and are the vampire threat of Yalahar.

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Access to Vengoth is by way of Yalahar as part of the Blood Brothers Quest. Access to the rest of Zao is acquired as part of The New Frontier Quest, Children of the Revolution Quest and Wrath of the Emperor Quest.
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Zao

Zao NPCs

Chaochai NPCs (3 NPCs)
NameJobBuy/SellLocation
Lizard Prisoner
Lizard Prisoner
Missing File
RebelChaochai, on the Muggy Plains.
Lizard Prisoner
Lizard Prisoner
Missing File
RebelChaochai, on the Muggy Plains.
Lizard Prisoner
Lizard Prisoner
Missing File
RebelChaochai, on the Muggy Plains.



Chazorai NPCs (2 NPCs)
NameJobBuy/SellLocation
Chrak
Chrak
Missing File
SupervisorChazorai (Isle of Strife), high up a mountain.
Zurak
Zurak
Missing File
FerrymanMuggy Plains and Chazorai (here).



Farmine NPCs (11 NPCs)
NameJobBuy/SellLocation
Broken Servant Sentry
Broken Servant Sentry
Missing File
ServantSouth of Rabaz, west of steamship
Cael
Cael
Missing File
SageFarmine, north of the steamship and armory.
Esrik
Esrik
Missing File
ArtisanFarmine, north of the steamship
Melian
Melian
Missing File
Magic Carpet ManagerZao Mountains, high above Farmine
Murim
Murim
Missing File
BankerFarmine, south of depot.
Ongulf
Ongulf
Missing File
ExplorerFarmine, near the steamship
Pompan
Pompan
Missing File
Equipment ShopkeeperFarmine, north-east of the steamship.
Prezil
Prezil
Missing File
ClericFarmine, north of the steamship and one level down
Rabaz
Rabaz
Missing File
Magic ShopkeeperFarmine, north-west of the steamship
Swolt
Swolt
Missing File
BarkeeperFarmine, west of the steamship.
Thorgrin
Thorgrin
Missing File
Ship CaptainFarmine, on the steamship



Muggy Plains NPCs (10 NPCs)
NameJobBuy/SellLocation
Lizard Tunnel Guard
Lizard Tunnel Guard
Missing File
GuardInside the Lion's Den.
Lizard Tunnel Guard
Lizard Tunnel Guard
Missing File
GuardInside the Lion's Den.
Lizard Tunnel Guard
Lizard Tunnel Guard
Missing File
GuardInside the Lion's Den.
Lizard Tunnel Guard
Lizard Tunnel Guard
Missing File
GuardInside the Lion's Den.
Lizard Tunnel Guard
Lizard Tunnel Guard
Missing File
GuardInside the Lion's Den.
Lizard Tunnel Guard
Lizard Tunnel Guard
Missing File
GuardInside the Lion's Den.
Nina
Nina
Missing File
AdventurerBelow the Temple of Equilibrium
Ztiss
Ztiss
Missing File
RepresentativeZao Palace
Zumtah
Zumtah
Missing File
GuardThe prison chamber of the Lion's Den.
Zurak
Zurak
Missing File
FerrymanMuggy Plains and Chazorai (here).

Northern Zao NPCs (1 NPCs)
NameJobBuy/SellLocation
Cranky Lizard Crone
Cranky Lizard Crone
Missing File
FishermanSouleater Mountains.


Razachai NPCs (6 NPCs)
NameJobBuy/SellLocation
A Sleeping Dragon
A Sleeping Dragon
Missing File
ServantNorthern Zao.
Awareness of the Emperor
Awareness of the Emperor
Missing File
MonarchOn a small room deep below Razzachai.
Gate Guardian
Gate Guardian
Missing File
GuardNorthern Zao.
Izsh
Izsh
Missing File
RepresentativeRazachai
Zizzle
Zizzle
Missing File
RebelNorthern Zao, deep below the draken fortress.
Zlak
Zlak
Missing File
RebelRazachai, north of Zao, west of the Rebel Camp.


Vengoth NPCs (4 NPCs)
NameJobBuy/SellLocation
A Fading Memory
A Fading Memory
Missing File
Unknown OccupationVengoth, high in the northern tower.
A Wandering Soul
A Wandering Soul
Missing File
Unknown OccupationNorth-western Vengoth
Garzon
Garzon
Missing File
Unknown OccupationVengoth
Harlow
Harlow
Missing File
FerrymanYalahar: in the Trade Quarter docks (straight south from the main gate), West on Vengoth here.


Zao Mountain NPCs (6 NPCs)
NameJobBuy/SellLocation
Kito
Kito
Missing File
Unknown OccupationZao Mountain, up the ladder near Lazaran.
Lazaran
Lazaran
Missing File
Tribe LeaderZao Mountain, in a cave
Makao
Makao
Missing File
Unknown OccupationZao Mountain, near Namasa.
Namasa
Namasa
Missing File
Unknown OccupationZao Mountain, near Makao.
Tatak
Tatak
Missing File
Unknown OccupationZao Mountain, north-east of Lazaran.
Ulala
Ulala
Missing File
ClericZao Mountain, above Kito.



Zao Rebel Camp NPCs (6 NPCs)
NameJobBuy/SellLocation
Chartan
Chartan
Missing File
RebelZao Rebel Camp
Ezean
Ezean
Missing File
RebelZao Rebel Camp
Rebel
Rebel
Missing File
RebelZao Rebel Camp
Rebel
Rebel
Missing File
RebelZao Rebel Camp
Rebel
Rebel
Missing File
RebelZao Rebel Camp
Rebel
Rebel
Missing File
RebelZao Rebel Camp



Zao Steppe NPCs (2 NPC)
NameJobBuy/SellLocation
Curos
Curos
Missing File
Tribe LeaderZao Orc Land, in the middle of the Zao Steppe
Zalamon
Zalamon
Missing File
ClericEastern Zao Steppe, in his palace.