Know, O prince, that between the years when the oceans drank Atlantis and the gleaming cities, and the years of the rise of the Sons of Aryas, there was an Age undreamed of, when shining kingdoms lay spread across the world like blue mantles beneath the stars - Nemedia, Ophir, Brythunia, Hyperborea, Zamora with its dark-haired women and towers of spider-haunted mystery, Zingara with its chivalry, Koth that bordered on the pastoral lands of Shem, Stygia with its shadow-guarded tombs, Hyrkania whose riders wore steel and silk and gold. But the proudest kingdom of the world was Aquilonia, reigning supreme in the dreaming west. Hither came Conan the Cimmerian, black-haired, sullen-eyed, sword in hand, a thief, a reaver, a slayer, with gigantic melancholies and gigantic mirth, to tread the jeweled thrones of the Earth under his sandalled feet.
  - The Nemedian Chronicles


Geography of the Hyborian Age

The Hyborian Age is the period of history between the drowning of Atlantis and the beginning of recorded history, unknown to modern scholars. It's the setting for Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures and the tales concerning it largely revolve around Conan, a barbarian from Cimmeria who rose to become King of Aquilonia by his own hand.

The Hyborian Age was first described by Robert E. Howard, writing in the 1930s, and expanded upon by him in his essay of the same name. It has since been expanded by many others in comics, novels, stories, and films.


Currently, seven regions of the world are accessible to players: The Barachan Isles, The Border Kingdoms, Aquilonia, Cimmeria, Khitai, Stygia, and Turan. The Khitai regions are available only to those players who own the Rise of the Godslayer expansion. Multiple sites within each of these regions can be explored; these are called playfields, regions or zones and are listed below. Players new to Age of Conan should check out the Introduction to Age of Conan

Different Types of Playfields[]

Hubs are major or important cities and bases of operation, home to many vendors and quest-givers. On all server types, they are safe zones; open PvP is not permitted. They also provide opportunities for roleplaying.

Adventure Regions are areas of the open world in which players can explore, pursue quests, interact with NPCs and slay ferocious beasts. Adventure Regions are the primary locales for PvE play, but on PvP servers characters are flagged for PvP in them.

Resource and Building regions are where players can find and harvest various types of resources that can be used in crafting or in trade. In addition, guild cities can be built in these zones, which are therefore the locations where PvP siege play occurs.

Besides Adventure and Resource zones the game also offers a wide variety of smaller zones and instances. Instances can be entered alone or in groups and offer a fun experience in a unique and different setting.

The World of Age of Conan[]

A complete list of the playfields available in Age of Conan is below. A listing of group instances can be found under Dungeons.

Region Name Zone Type Levels Parent Zone
Old Tarantia City Hub - -
Wild Lands of Zelata Adventure Region 20 - 37 -
Border Range Adventure Region 32 - 34 Wild Lands of Zelata
Tarantia Noble District Adventure Region 40 - 43 Old Tarantia
Thunder River Adventure Region 60 - 70 -
Tarantia Commons Adventure Region 70 - 80 Old Tarantia
Poitain Resource & Building - -

The Barachan Isles
Region Name Zone Type Levels Parent Zone
Tortage Beach Tutorial Zone 1 - 5 -
City of Tortage City Hub 5 - 19 -
White Sands Isle Adventure Region 10 - 25 City of Tortage
Acheronian Ruins Adventure Region 10 - 20 City of Tortage

The Border Kingdoms
Region Name Zone Type Levels Parent Zone
The Border Kingdoms PvP Region - -

Region Name Zone Type Levels Parent Zone
Conarch Village City Hub - -
Conall's Valley Adventure Region 20 - 33 -
Field of the Dead Adventure Region 40 - 50 -
Eiglophian Mountains Adventure Region 50 - 60 -
Ymir's Pass Adventure Region 55 - 63 -
Lacheish Plains Resource & Building - -

Region Name Zone Type Levels Parent Zone
Gateway to Khitai Adventure Region 20 - 40 -
Chosain Province Adventure Region 80 -
Kara Korum Adventure Region 80 -
Northern Grasslands Adventure Region 80 -
Paikang Adventure Region 80 -

Region Name Zone Type Levels Parent Zone
Khemi City Hub - -
Khopshef Province Adventure Region 20 - 38 -
Kheshatta Adventure Region 70 - 80 -

Purple Lotus Swamp

Dragon Spine

Resource & Building

Adventure Region




Other Regions[]

The following is a list of areas in the Hyborian Age that are not currently accessible within Age of Conan.