well, my children, thanks again to yildar. after so many recommendations, his was the final straw that made me download the map pack. and why i waited so long, i don't even know! if you are gonna play horizons for serious, you need to do so as well! go to istariareference.com and download the mappack mod with updates. you will thank the gods for it (altho, of course, it is a player made thing,,,,,). i will be relying on it heavily to show you locations i can't get to, for whatever reason (usually time or attunement, i imagine! lol )
anyhoo, to the topic at hand.
harro is a high level and dangerous place. so, of course, there are several high level resources located in the surrounding lands. today, i will show you how to get to some unguarded steelsilk (for outfitters) and radiant wisps (for scholars, if you want to check the related earlier posts). you can also find thornwood in the area, which we will cover in future. so, let's get started, shall we?
starting at the harro arrival pad, head southernly down the hill past the guard shack. stay on the road as it turns southeastish and go up the hill. at the top, you will see the settlement port pad. head to the right, behind the middle plot (on blight, it is the only plot that is built on - that is unlikely to be the case on the live shards). there is a scaleable 'pass' (you will need to jump up a couple times, but it is fair easy to climb) you need to climb. once at the top, you are entering the safe resource area.
to get to the steelsilk and rads, you need to cross the top of the hill and go down another 'pass' to a lower plateau. on that plateau, you will find the rad wisps - including some enraged, much easier to deal with than the blight hounds and other nasties in the other areas around here - to your right and the start of the steelsilk field to your left. remember, the closer you get to blighted lands, the better your chances of running into trouble. also, there are no convenient workstations for any of this, so you will prolly need to become very familiar with the harro settlement area, for access to player plots with workstations.
and that is how easy it turned out to be to get to some important high level resources. join me again soon, when we will meet the journeyman scholars!