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The Western Forest
No Waypoint
Area level17
BossesCaptain Arteri
Alira Darktongue
Area type tagsforestdark
Tagseinharcavespiders, einharmonkey
ConnectionsThe Riverways
The Weaver's Chambers
Prisoner's Gate
Vaal Side AreasNarrow Ravine
Bathed in the cool light of obsession.
Act2 loading screen.png

The Western Forest is an area in Act 2. This area has a waypoint and is connected to The Riverways, The Weaver's Chambers and Prisoner's Gate.

A long stone road leads south from the Riverways towards Prisoner's Gate, and the waypoint appears on the side of the road. A torch on the road near some loose stones indicates the direction of Alira's camp; this can be on either side of the road as the camp may be in the north or west of the area. Opposite from the camp is the entrance to The Weaver's Chamber on the side of the zone, which is engulfed in webbing.

Finally, the Prisoner's Gate exit at the end of the road is guarded by soldiers in the Ebony Legion, including Captain Arteri. When Arteri is killed, he drops the quest item Thaumetic EmblemThaumetic EmblemA sigil of thaumaturgy graven in granite. and no other items. Picking up the emblem and activating the magical symbol on the wall completes the quest The Way Forward, which gives one passive skill point each difficulty from Bestel.


When you come across a torch and a stone path along the road, that indicates which side of the map leads to Alira's camp. The other side of the road leads to The Weaver's Chambers. Follow the road west to get to the Blackguards to get the Thaumetic Emblem.



Items found in this area

The Carrion CrowThe Carrion Crow4Life ArmourFrom death, life.
From life, death.
The wheel turns,
and the corbies wheel overhead.
The FoxThe Fox6Level 20 Gem"Masters of wit, strength and cunning. To survive the harsh winters, you must be like the fox."
- Ezomyte Proverb


  • Proclamation in the center of the stone circle can be found in this area.

Version history

Version Changes
  • Zone progression rebalancing changed adjacent zones
  • map level adjusted from previous 21 | 43 | 58
  • Renamed from Alira's Camp