Aion 2.0: Silentera Canyon survival guide

Robert Hathorne

Silentera-Canyon

Here it is, the final installment to our guide through Assault on Balaurea, Aion's upcoming free expansion. Within this tome, we'll reveal the ins-and-outs of Silentera Canyon with selfless devotion to your survival; many Shugo died to bring us this information. Behold--the future.

These guides were put together with the help of Aion's PowerWiki team: Jennifer “Gennwu” Randall, Scott “Hammer” Hannus, and Sean “Knite” Orlikowski. Read more of their awesome work at The Aion PowerWiki .

The Canyon

Silentera Canyon is an underground corridor that links Inggison and Gelkmaros. Here you'll find the Beshmundir Temple's entrance and also access to the other faction's zone in Balaurea. Both races use this space so there are always fierce battles occurring.

To access the corridor, you'll need to secure both of the fortresses in your own territory. The Elyos must control both the Altar of Avarice and the Temple of Scales in Inggison. The Asmodians must control both the Vorgaltem Citadel and the Crimson Temple in Gelkmaros. Controlling the fortress only affects whether you can access the Canyon or not. If your race fails to defend a fortress while you are inside the Canyon, you will not be removed from it.

How to get to Silentera Canyon

The Silentera Canyon is a corridor between Inggison and Gelkmaros that links the two zones to each other.

When a race occupies both fortresses in their own zone, their entrance to Silentera Canyon becomes available. If either of those fortresses are recaptured, the route will close and you will lose access to the Canyon until the fortresses are under your control once again.

Path to the Elyos entrance to Silentera Canyon

  • 1. Take the Air Line from Ingisson Illusion Fortress to Soteria Sanctuary Village.
  • 2-A. Move from Soteria Sanctuary Village to The Temple of Scales using the Air Line.
  • 2-B. Alternatively, you can use the Windstream in front of Soteria Sanctuary Village.
  • 3. Walk to the Silentera Canyon entrance.

Path to the Asmodian entrance to Silentera Canyon

  • 1. Take the Air Line from Gelkmaros Fortress to Rhonnam Refugee Village.
  • 2-A. Move from Rhonnam Refugee Village to Vorgaltem Citadel using the Air Line.
  • 2-B. Alternatively, use the Windstream in front of Rhonnam Refugee Village.
  • 3. Walk to the Silentera Canyon entrance.

Area information

The Canyon can be a treacherous place, so here's a quick description of the various locales to help you get your bearings:

  • Entrance-Elyos (Westgate)/Asmodian (Eastgate): You are free to use the exits from within the Silentera Canyon at any time, but you may only enter the Canyon if your race owns each of the fortresses in their zone. You cannot use the opposing race's entrances. In addition, attempting to block the opposing faction's entrance is inadvisable as it is guarded by many enemy NPCs, not to mention a steep cliff face.
  • Inggison Exit: There are three exits to Inggison on the left half of the Silentera Canyon. Either race can use these exits. While you are able to exit the Canyon to Inggison from here, you cannot re-enter the Canyon from these points.
  • Gelkmaros Exit: There are three exits to Gelkmaros on the right half of the Silentera Canyon. Either race can use these exits. While you are able to exit the Canyon to Gelkmaros from here, you cannot re-enter the Canyon from these points.
  • One-way Path Areas: Due to steep cliffs in a non-flight area, some pathways are one-way only. These cliffs can be seen on the map, so keep them in mind when navigating the corridors of Silentera.
  • Guard Appearance Area: Guard NPCs are located near the entrances of each race. These guards are very strong and move between the designated areas in groups of two.
  • Beshmundir Temple Entrance: The entrance to the Beshmundir Temple is located at the Southern tip of the Silentera Canyon. This is a Group instanced dungeon with a level 55 requirement.
  • Token Exchange NPC: Near the entrances of each race, Daily Quest Tokens can be exchanged with NPCs. You can trade 6 Progress Tokens for 1 Fortuneer or Radiant Ops Token or 6 Fortuneer Tokens for 6 Radiant Ops Tokens.
  • Brand-name Apparel NPC: There are NPCs in the Silentera Canyon that sell the opposing race's brand-name apparel that was introduced with the 1.9 patch. However, they appear randomly at high-risk locations, so you won't be able to find them easily.

Jotun Square

Jotun Square is a place to which all passageways of Silentera Canyon connect. Therefore, battles between Elyos and Asmodians are common here. In the Jotun Square, Elite level 55 monsters called “Jotun” roam along with several other monsters. Because the Jotun use stun skills, they can act as outside variables during heated PvP battles. You must be careful when battling near them.

Hope's Demise

Hope's Demise is where the entrance to the Beshmundir Temple lies. Since the Beshmundir Temple instanced dungeon is shared by Elyos and Asmodians, there are always dangers within Hope's Demise. Players attempting to enter the temple as well as those only interested in the Balaur outside must always watch out for enemy players because the area is so open.

If you're wondering how Hope's Demise got its name, look no further than the brutes that guard it.

Beshmundir Temple

The Beshmundir Temple is an Instanced Dungeon located deep within the Silentera Canyon. A total of 15 named monsters appear, making it a place where players can obtain high quality weapons and armor. Upon entering, players can adjust the difficulty and have a chance to obtain Eternal set items on the most difficult level.

How to use Silentera Canyon

There are two entrances into and six exits from the Silentera Canyon. The two entrances can only be used by the respective zone's race, but all six exits can be used regardless of which race you are. Three of these exits lead to Inggison, while the other three lead to Gelkmaros. There are no Obelisks in Silentera Canyon. In addition, you cannot use Kisks while inside, and some areas near the exits are also restricted. Even after you exit from the passageway, dangers will still exist until you install a Kisk in a safe place.

Connection Structure between the Balaurea and the Silentera Canyon:

  • X & X Entrances of Elyos and Asmodians
  • 1. Inggison - Angrief Pass
  • 2. Inggison - Hanarkand Pass
  • 3. Inggison - Primeval Pass
  • A. Gelkmaros - Mitrakand Pass
  • B. Gelkmaros - Vorgaltem Pass
  • C. Gelkmaros - Earthfang Pass

1. Inggison - Angrief Ruins

You can exit to the Angrief Ruins (1) in the Inggison area. You will begin on a hill that is a little higher from the ground if you exit here. As long as the enemy race does not follow you through the same exit, this starting point is mostly safe. You can install a Kisk outside of this exit.

2. Inggison - Hanarkand Pass

You can exit to Hanarkand Pass (2) in the Inggison area. You need to be careful while moving since there are numerous elite monsters in Hanarkand. Fortunately, the exit is at high altitude and is right near a Windstream. By using Windstreams and Geysers, you will be able to exit the elite monster area in a safer manner.

Asmodian players exiting from this location may find the merchant NPC Armanerk that sells Elyos apparel. Armanerk appears at random and only remains for a short time. If waiting for Armanerk, be aware that Elyos players will also be using this exit. You cannot install a Kisk outside of this exit.

3. Inggison – Forest of Antiquity

This exit leads to the Forest of Antiquity (3) where Elite and Heroic grade Balaur reside. The place where you exit may appear to be safe, but monsters in this area are very strong and it will be difficult to exit the area without a proper force. Players can move through this exit without going through the major battle areas of Silentera Canyon such as Jotun Square and Hope's Demise, so use this exit effectively when the interior battle is fierce. You cannot install a Kisk outside of this exit.

A. Gelkmaros - Mitrakand

Upon exiting to Mitrakand (A), you will begin on an elevated hill. Elite Balaur dwell here, so be cautious about your movement. In front of the beginning location, there is the Windstream that will transport to a safer location. You cannot install a Kisk outside of this exit.

B. Gelkmaros - Vorgaltem Battlefield

If you exit to the Vorgaltem Battlefield (B), you will begin on a hill above the pathway. Elyos players be aware, this is a high-traffic area for Asmodians since it is near their entrance to the Silentera Canyon. Elyos players exiting from this location may find the merchant NPC Pradaaknerk that sells Asmodian apparel. Pradaaknerk appears at random and only stays for a short while. If waiting here for Pradaaknerk, be aware that Asmodian players will also be using this exit. You can install a Kisk outside of this exit.

C. Gelkmaros - Earthfang Gorge

If exiting to Earthfang Gorge (C), be extremely careful as there are Heroic and Elite grade Balaur here. The starting point is very safe, but the only way out is through Petralith Canyon. If you are alone, your chance of survival will be quite low. Be aware that the Windstream right in front of the exit point does not lead you out of this dangerous area. Instead you will move deeper into Earthfang Gorge.

Players can move through this exit without going through the major battle areas of Silentera Canyon such as Jotun Square and Hope's Demise, so use this exit effectively when the interior battle is fierce. You cannot install a Kisk outside of this exit.

Silentera Canyon - Quests

Elyos Quests

Well looky there, we've compiled all the Elyos quests in Silentera Canyon:

Quest Name | Required Level | Detailed Region | Conditions of Occurring | Reward

  • Obtain Jotun Relics [repetition 255times] | 53 | Jotun Square | A conversation with an NPC (Perry) | Exp 1802200/21200 Kina, Gellius' Pouch one
  • Poison Paradise | 52 | Silentera Canyon | A conversation with an NPC (Steurios) | Exp 3565700/89820 Kina, Greater Healing Potion 40 pieces
  • Subordinate Turned Into Statue | 53 | Silentera Canyon | A conversation with an NPC (Gellius) | Exp 1320500
  • For My Wife | 53 | Eltnen Fortress | A conversation with an NPC (Gellius) | Exp 1320500
  • Dirvisia's Sorrow | 53 | Interior of Silentera Canyon | A conversation with an NPC (Gellius) | Exp 3119800/71810 Kina, Manastone: HP +95 one piece, Manastone: MP +95 one piece, Manastone: Magic Boost +27 one piece, Manastone: Crit Strike +17, one-choose one piece
  • Difficult Scouting Mission | 53 | Silentera Canyon | A conversation with an NPC (Lania) | Exp 3752000/27360 Kina, Major Life Serum six pieces, Major Mana Serum six-choose one piece

Asmodian Quests

Wowzers, the Asmodian quests too:

Quest Name | Required Level | Detailed Region | Conditions of Occurring | Reward

  • Important Relics[repetition 255times] | 53 | Silentera Canyon | A conversation with an NPC (Rueur) | Exp 1802200/21200 Kina, Gelastra's Pouch one
  • Poison Problem | 52 | Silentera Canyon | A conversation with an NPC (Sulbanyer) | Exp 3565700/89820 Kina, Greater Healing Potion 40 pieces
  • Flesh to Stone | 53 | Morheim | A conversation with an NPC (Nep) | Exp 1465400
  • Stone to Flesh | 53 | Morheim | A conversation with an NPC (Nep) | Exp 3119800
  • Nep's Love | 53 | Silentera Canyon | A conversation with an NPC (Nep) | Exp 3119800/71810 Kina, Manastone: HP +95 one piece, Manastone: Crit Strike +17 one-choose one piece
  • Vili's Mind | 53 | Silentera Canyon | A conversation with an NPC (Vili) | Exp 3119800/71810 Kina, Manastone: MP +95 one piece, Manastone: Magic Boost +27 one-choose one piece
  • Important Scouting Mission | 53 | Silentera Canyon | A conversation with an NPC (Vergelan) | Exp 3752000/27360 Kina, Major Life Serum six pieces, Major Mana Serum six-choose one piece

Silentera Canyon - notable NPCs

Within Silentera Canyon a couple of crafty Shugo have managed to bring back Brand-name apparel from Elysea and Asmodae. Don't be fooled by their seemingly kind nature, though; they're in it for profit. These Shugo are the only way to obtain the opposing race's Brand-name apparel, and you'll pay a considerable amount more than what the shops in each capitol city charge. These shugo will appear randomly and only for a short amount of time, so keep your eyes open! There are also NPCs who exchange daily quest tokens within the corridor.

Token exchange NPC

Brand-name Apparel Merchant

A journey ends

And there you have it folks. We've raised you up from wee little Asmodians and Elyos to level 55 behemoths. Now that we're through, sit back and absorb all the sacred knowledge you've learned, and take comfort in the fact that you'll never risk getting lost in the Silentera Canyon. Assault on Balaurea is just around the corner, September 7 in fact. So keep this, and our other Aion guides close at hand for the big release.

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