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An Outpost is a type of staging area, smaller than a town, offering fewer services. Unlike mission locations, outposts will always offer something extra beyond the basic merchant and agent.

Typical outpost services[]

Services available at some outposts[]

World map appearance[]

Outposts are annotated on the World Map (default key "M") using different icons in different campaigns:

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Tyria Cantha Elona Realm of


  • Some missions in Elona will have the outpost icon on the world map until a mission prerequisite quest is completed.
  • Outposts in Pre-Searing Ascalon do not offer Storage or Henchmen.

See also[]

  • Port - a town with access to travel between continents
  • Town - similar to an outpost with a more complete set of services
  • Mission location - similar to a town, but with minimal services and ability to start a mission