Hyboria? I don't even...

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This quest begins the first time the player enters The Jungles of Ancient Loathing each ascension.

Description

Your ancient ancestor, the mighty warrior Krakrox (and also, at the moment, yourself -- and I know that's confusing, but that's time-travel for you) is exploring the jungles of Loathing and an ancient city that has lain abandoned since even more ancient times. Sounds like good fun, eh?

Your ancient ancestor, the mighty warrior Krakrox (and also, at the moment, yourself -- and I know that's confusing, but that's time-travel for you) is exploring the jungles of Loathing and an ancient city that has lain abandoned since even more ancient times, to discover and hopefully eliminate the source of a mysterious and deadly plague that is affecting the Pork Elves before it spreads to Seaside Village.

Tasks

The following three steps can be completed in any order:

 N 
Boringtemple.gif
N
S
 K1 K2 M 
Northern Gate
N
S
 B C 
Talltower.gif
WE
North Side
Statuearch.gif
 F G H 
Downstairs a.gif
N
S
N
S
N
S
West Side
Towerwarehouse.gif
WE
 D E 
Citycenter.gif
WE
East Side
East Side of the City
N
S
N
S
N
S
 A 
Vinewarehouse.gif
Entrance
Cityentrance.gif
 I J K3 L 
Downstairs b.gif

Then:

Notes

External links

  • An alternative guide with a handy map is available on the Hogs of Destiny forums: Hyboria walkthrough (link updated).

References

  • This references Clark Ashton Smith's Hyperborean cycle, a branch of the Cthulhu Mythos, and an old joke ending "I barely know her".
  • It seems more likely that it references Robert E. Howard's Hyboria - the setting for his Conan stories (though the two settings are not entirely unrelated). Krakrox is highly reminiscent of Conan.
    • It's both, sort of. For a long time I misremembered CAS's setting as being called "Hyboria", not "Hyperborea", and thought they were the same place. It turned out I was sort of right, but the wrong way around -- there's a kingdom in Howard's Hyborea which is called Hyperborea, and evidence suggests it's meant to be the same place as CAS's Hyperborea. I tend to think of the Conan stories as being part of the Mythos anyway (despite the fact that technically you have to go through King Kull to get there). --Riff