so, kerian has given you a quest to make spell shards. off you go to the sandstone field! it's a big island, and first timers can get lost quickly and wander into areas they aren't ready for yet. so let me take you on the scenic route to the sandstone field - and show you some things you need to know for future!
by now, you should be familiar with the road to town from the caves. once you are at the top of the valley, to your left you will see an unpaved road between the knowledge shrine and the connie/pawnbroker tent. take this road out of town. at the outskirts of town, you will find the port to the greater world on your left. the road continues on in a curve, but you can take a small shortcut down a small hill into the middle of the cedar field if you run to the left of the port pads.
continue following the road until you come to a crossroad. up the road to your right is the copper and tin ore field (we will find out more later) and the metal workstation. for now, continue on the road leading left, thru the cedar field. the woods here are safe, but once you reach the wood workstation, you will run into a field full of cedar treants (mostly saplings, as this is the training isle) - my advice, do not tangle with them! you will get a quest from avariatus that will make you very familiar with them.
just past the treant area, the road will fork again. the sandstone field is on the left hand road, but let's take a short sidetrack. the right hand road leads to a windmill. this windmill will play an important part of your gifted quests - inside is the assessor of endurance. before you start your gifted quests, i suggest you are very familiar with the road between the windmill and new trismus, at least. it is very beneficial to be as familiar with the evil place as you can be before starting your gifted quests, as the assessors are scattered all over the island and at least one quest relies on speed to complete.
for now, continue on the left road. you will start to see sandstone nodes, but continue on to the greater field. at the point you see the field, look to your left. you will see a cave entrance that is very easy to miss as you run past it, as it is somewhat deep into the hill. this is the gem cave - something else you will need for later quests. you will also see the sandstone and flax field (flax is not something draggys can use, but it is good to know where all resources are!). keep running tho, until your quest journal and chat log show you have found the field as kerian instructed.
next post, we will make the spell shards and i will show you more of the resource fields and workstations in the area on the way back to kerian. see you then!