okay, kiddies!! time to get real!! ;-}
kerian sends you across the way to se avariatus again. greet him and listen to him tell you what to do now. you get to prove you can cast as well as create! the dragon trainer wants you to use your newly made prime bolt spell to hunt some high level (for you, anyway) gruoks near one of the blighted areas.
it is important to pay attention to the rank level of gruok you need to hunt, as there are 2 areas with the creatures. the area closest to the town is the lower levels, 1 thru 3 max. i was instructed to hunt the levels 4 or higher.
but hey, how do i get there from here, you ask. did you think i would leave you hangin??
leave the trainer's cave and head up the road to town. once there, instead of following the left hand road toward the resources, you head down the road between the pb/connie tent and the 'tavern'. as you get closer, you will see a signpost behind the connie tent that points the way. continue on past the guard station.
at this point, you will see gruoks. however, they are prolly not the ones you need. continue on this road until you pass under a stone arch and emerge into an area with lots of grass beetles. ignore them - they aggro!!! take the left hand fork at the crossroads and continue past the brown spiders. stay on this road until you get to another crossroad with a branch leading off into a blighted area. the other branch will be the patrol area of the gruoks you are looking for.
now, at the level you prolly are, or at least i am - these gruoks are a big challenge. after dying once, i asked for and got assistance from most kind avaliant, an elder player who enjoys helping newbies. once you have your 5 gruoks, your quest journal reminds you to speak again with avariatus.
your next quest also teaches you a little more about a very valuable combat ability!! come back soon!