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The Barren Sky
Levels 60-67
Barren Sky.jpg
Introduced Kingdom of Sky
Zone Type Public
Adjacent to
Dungeons Palace of the Awakened
Quest Lines Barren Sky Timeline
Harvesting Tier 7
NPCs Monsters Named
Drops Instances POIs Discos

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The arid side of the Overrealm is baked in eternal sunshine. Aviaks rule here, divided into various allegiances and waging their own wars. Here you may uncover the palaces of past and present inhabitants.


The Barren Sky can be accessed via Ulteran Spires.

  • The Ulteran Spire zone-in point is on The Whisperwind Isle at ( -589, -47, -401 ) Copy.
  • Two additional spires exist in the zone, but they can only be used to leave this zone and travel to any of the many zones in the world now accessible by spire. The leave-only spires are at:
  • Isle of Awakening spire is at the loc: ( 400, 234, 447 ) Copy
  • Isle of Desolation spire is at the loc: ( 480, 293, -539 ) Copy

Travel Between Islands[]

Cloud travel map after major travel updates. Shown here: leaving Isle of Guardians.

The cloud travel system was updated and all instant cloud routes are now connected, without any need to switch clouds from island to island. (with LU57)

  • When you click on the cloud at each landing pad, a map opens with all of the possible cloud travel locations.
  • In the same update that connected all of the cloud routes, the animated cloud ride was removed and you now instantly travel to the location you select from the map.

Anyone with a flying mount can also fly between islands using a mount instead.

  • Plip of the Overrealms Travel Agency manages tours of the Barren Sky via cloud for adventurers who miss the old travel system.


Like all zones in the Overrealm, the Barren Sky is a set of islands floating in a void. Chains connect some of the islands, and dangle from others.

A safe camp is located on Whisperwind Isle, called Windgazer's Hideout. It is found next to the Ulteran Spire on that island. A few services are provided here, such as a merchant and mender.


Dungeon Name Level Range Target Audience Zone Type Location
Palace of the Awakened 65-72 Group Shared Dungeon Isle of Awakening
The Nest of the Great Egg 62-67 Group Instance Whisperwind Isle
The Vaults of El'Arad 65-70 Group Instance Isle of Awakening


Raid Name Level Range Target Audience Difficulty Location
Ascent of the Awakened 68-73 2 Groups Easy Isle of Discord
Audience with the Guardian 68-73 4 Groups Easy Isle of Discord

Adjacent Zones[]

Zone Name Level Range Direction Access
The Thundering Steppes 20-30 Down via Ulteran Spire on Whisperwind Isle
Nektulos Forest 20-30 Down via Ulteran Spire on Whisperwind Isle
Tenebrous Tangle 55-62 Elsewhere via portal on Isle of Desolation
The Bonemire 64-70 Elsewhere via portal on Isle of Awakening

Revive Locations[]

Revive Location Description
Whisperwind Isle Only revive point in this zone (note as of 10/8/10 this is not true)


See the Barren Sky Timeline.

Similar Zones[]

Zone Name Level Range Region Notes
The Mystic Lake 55-67 Fallen Dynasty
Loping Plains 60-70 Faydwer More solo quests
The Bonemire 64-70 The Overrealm




Map courtesy of Sakshale, at gz.equoria.net