Barbarous Shore

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Barbarous Shore
Barbarous Shore.jpg
Campaign Nightfall
Region Kourna
Type Explorable area
Exit(s) Camp Hojanu
Barbarous Shore map.jpg
Interactive map
Non-interactive maps

The easternmost edge of Kourna is a lawless frontier known as the Barbarous Shore. Here the corsairs are the ones in power.

Getting there[edit]

This explorable area is to the southeast from Camp Hojanu. It is the furthest east one can go in Kourna.


Resurrection shrines with bounties
Resurrection shrines with a statue
  • Avatar of Dwayna
    • Southeast from Camp Hojanu, slightly southwest from the bridge.
  • Champion of Balthazar
    • In the center of the area east of the river.
    • On the western edge.
  • Lyssa's Muse
    • Northern edge, just west of the river.
    • Southern end of the river, near Ruthless Sevad.
  • Melandru's Watcher
    • Near northeastern corner, just after the bridge.
    • Southwestern corner, near the collectors.
  • Voice of Grenth
    • Just outside Camp Hojanu.

Quests available[edit]




Crafters and merchants[edit]
They can be found in the underground area beyond Ruthless Sevad

Other allies[edit]







Humans (Corsairs)


Humans (Corsairs)


  • This is one of the few places in Kourna where you may obtain Lightbringer bounties.
  • A Preserved Red Iris Flower can be found in a chest in the southern Corsair area.
  • There are four bosses close to each other in the southern Corsair area; use caution when approaching them, especially in hard mode.
  • These quests affect the spawns in this area:
  • Complete exploration of this area contributes approximately 2.6% to the Elonian Cartographer title track.
  • Vanquisher runs of this area without active quests require defeating around 177 foes. Including quest influences, it has been reported to range from 153 to 201 foes.
    • You can avoid killing 3-5 of the hidden Mandragor groups by first clearing the western area, crossing the river using the southern route, and defeating a pride of low-level lions nearby.
  • The lions in this region are all located in the east, across the bridge. They're all in one pack, and they all start out as hostile; they are however still charmable.


  • The map provided with the Collector's Edition of Guild Wars Nightfall names this area as the "Barbarous Coast". The Barbary Coast, or Barbary, was the term used by Europeans from the 16th until the 19th century to refer to the middle and western coastal regions of North Africa. The barbary pirates of north Africa are sometimes called "Turkish corsairs" or "Ottoman corsairs".
  • There is an exit portal behind a permanently-closed gate in the north-east of the map that cannot be accessed and does not lead to another zone, but could sometimes be seen by players from a far enough distance that the gate model had not loaded.

Explorable areas in Kourna
Arkjok Ward Bahdok Caverns Barbarous Shore Command Post Dejarin Estate Gandara, the Moon Fortress Jahai Bluffs Marga Coast Sunward Marches The Floodplain of Mahnkelon Turai's Procession
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