For the most part, this desert is a sandy, desolate land where the scorching sun during the day and the bitter cold at night make it easy for Adventurers to get ill.
In desert areas the movement speed of mounts such as horses and wagons is reduced, and you will notice that finding your way with the World Map (hokey: M) and minimap becomes increasingly difficult.
Additionally, sandstorms may suddenly blow your way, posing a serious threat to an Adventurer’s life if they’re unprepared. Due to this, it is necessary to be aware of all the particularities of these regions and prepare accordingly before setting out.
Despite these dangers, many Adventurers frequent the territory because the desert is packed with riches and challenges made more easily accessible thanks to the different features available, such as camels and elephants adapted to the terrain.
◈ Desert Illnesses and Sandstorms
During the day the hot temperature can cause your character to get the heatstroke debuff, which will slowly but surely deplete their health until a cure is applied.
When you get ill in the desert due to either heatstroke or hypothermia, you can always restore your health with potions and other methods until the debuff eventually disappears, but it is highly recommended to instead use an item specifically made to cure them to have a smoother journey.
- Star Anise Tea
This beverage will cure the hypothermia your character might suffer from at night.
You can obtain it by processing (hotkey: L) star anise, acquired by gathering star anise trees, together with purified or distilled water via simple cooking.
- Purified Water
Purified water will cure the heatstroke your character might suffer from during the day.
You can obtain it by gathering river or muddy water with an empty bottle and process it via the filtering option (hotkey: L).
When you travel across the desert, it is recommended to have both purified water and star anise tea in your inventory.
The other environmental danger of the desert are sandstorms. They will cause great damage to Adventurers caught within them.
If you become aware of an approaching sandstorm, the best thing to do is avoid it by running away. If you’ve already been caught by one, you can set up a tent and hide in it until the sandstorm disappears or moves on from your location.
Desert tent tools can be purchased from Stable Keeper NPCs in the territories of Mediah and Valencia, and can be quickly set up by right-clicking on them. They can only be used within the desert.
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