Al Hasa

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"With Hestril gone, humanity rejoiced at their second chance, thanking the elemental gods. The gods, however, would never be the same again. In sealing away Hestril, they had removed the source of their stability. Over time the benevolent gods we grew to trust forsook their bond to us, and once again the earth was plunged into fear. The great northern lakes, gifts from Pluvia, were drained. The great farming communities of the north, like Al Hasa, which relied on those massive lakes were abandoned, and humanity began to starve."


Al Hasa from the southwest, with Floating Islands, Zerbia and Fort McHarlington visible in the background

Al Hasa is a Northern town in the canyons area of the map which is mostly visited for the health potions obtainable on top of the tower in its center. This town is a high PvP area, and many groups server hop at this location. Coming here alone without a group usually results in certain death to bandits within a few minutes. Commonly referred to as "Hasa," this town is iconic for being the location of many massive PvP fights over the years.

Al Hasa contains one of the few water refills in the gravel plains, as well as arguably the best location on the map to quickly stock up on potions. One looting cycle of the chests on the tower can yield more than a dozen potions. Because the chests have no respawn radius (they do not wait for players to walk away from them to respawn), and the only reasonable way to reach the top of the tower is the one-block-wide inner staircase, sitting in the tower and attacking anybody who tries to climb up is a viable defensive strategy. The town also is one of the best locations on the map for high tier civilian loot, with several civ_uncommon chests. The one thing Al Hasa is lacking in is good military gear, however. The chests spawn leather armor and sometimes unenchanted chain. They are only good for looting sugars and restocking arrows, though nearby locations are much better for this purpose.

Due to the proximity of the Giant and Scorched Giant on public servers, this area is where players come to PvP with other players. Generally, the players here on the public servers will be fully geared with splash inventories and even high tier legendary weapons. Here, it's KOS (Kill on sight), which means that players won't hesitate to attack somebody they don't know.

Al Hasa is much different on PvE, where players will loot potions to prepare for PvP or before fighting a Giant and sometimes gather to trade.

General Information
Coordinates: (1590, -3100)
Location Message: The Barren Farming Community
Number of Buildings: 7
Zombie Threat: High
Number of Chests: 17
Lootable Graves: None
Risk of Bandits: Unbelievably High



General Resources
Water bottle.png Water Refill
Crafting TableHD.png Crafting Table

New FarmHD2.png Farm

Brewing stand.png Brewing Stand
Lit Furnace HD.png Lit Furnace

Civilian Loot
Paper.png Common Chests

Yellow dye.png Uncommon Chests 5
Antidote flask.png Rare Chests 2
Tool Loot
Wooden hoe.png Common Chests 1
Stone Button (S) JE5 BE2.png Uncommon Chests

Stone hoe.png Rare Chests

Food Loot
Beetroot.png Common Chests

Wheat.png Uncommon Chests

Pumpkin pie.png Rare Chests

Potion Loot
Potion Drink Health.gif Common Chests

Potion Splash Health.gif Uncommon Chests 4
Glowstone dust.png Rare Chests


Military Loot
Arrow.png Common Chests

Sugar.png Uncommon Chests 3
Ender pearl.png Rare Chests

Gunpowder.png Epic Chests

Diamond axe.png Mythic Chests

Room Loot
Gold apple.png High Chests 2
Cooked cod.png Low Chests



Loot Chests

  • Crane Yard
    • 1 mil_uncommon
  • Ikel123's House of Pink Speedos
    • 1 tool_common
  • LK's Elixer Fixer
    • 1 civ_uncommon
  • xX_Xon_Xx's Restaurant
    • 2 civ_uncommon
  • Marine_PvP's Blacksmith
    • 1 mil_uncommon
  • Candere's Shelter for the hopeful
    • 1 mil_uncommon
  • GuardenGnome's Humble Home
    • 1 civ_uncommon
  • First National Bank of Highlife
    • Ground Floor
      • 1 civ_uncommon
    • Second Floor
      • 2 civ_uncommon
    • Vault (Button Required)
      • 2 room_high
  • poorman379's Royal Outpost
    • 4 pot_uncommon

Travel Advisory/Warnings

  • This is the most dangerous location on the map. The extreme risk of large bandit groups makes it very hard to survive here. You should practically never come here without a group of friends.
    • At the very least, avoid coming here without a full iron set, a legendary sword or diamond sword, and at least twelve good potions.
      • With a Simoon's Song from Anemos Sanctum, you can run from bandits to the bridges to the southwest and southeast of the town and send them flying into the canyon. The only way to survive this is by placing a cobweb below yourself - a precise and risky maneuver.
    • Do not come here alone! Even when there are only a few players on, there is usually a bandit or two that camp here, regularly logging in and out to check for players.
  • The nearest crafting tables are at Camp Kharj and Al Hasa Quarry.
  • There are two brewing stands located on the first floor of LK's Elixer Fixer at (1591, 82, -3117) and (1597, 82, -3117).
  • It is not recommended to take a fight in the tower. If someone is running up, walk off the edge and start drinking a potion and to survive the fall and run out of the town.
  • The bank of Highlife has a vault that the area requires a button to get in. It used to require a button to leave as well, as hinted in the lore block. However, this was removed and now a pressure plate is inside the vault itself.
    • Bandits often log out inside the bank, so they can avoid being attacked as soon as they log in.
  • There are only two entrances to Al Hasa, the front entrance at the southwestern point of the town, and the lesser-used one at the northeastern point.
  • Cobwebs and cakes can be placed along the staircase to the top of the tower to fortify the position.

Trivia

  • In LK's Elixer Fixer, next to some bookshelves, there's a group of signs that read: "Pluvia has forgotten us. The farm is lost" "Make your own hope". Referring to the Lore Block found in the Water Spire.
  • In GuardenGnome's Humble Home there're 2 chests (player heads) that when right-clicked display in the chat "This chest is locked!" and a cake (player head too) when right-clicked displays in the chat "The Cake is a Lie!" (Reference to Portal). They're no longer functional as of now.
  • Spooky Al Hasa was added once more for Halloween 2017. It has received more aesthetics than before and it also contained one of the recipes for Spooky Geuten.
    • There used to be a big hole in the ground with lava. It was patched with barrier blocks after various complaints from the playerbase.
    • The Pointless Button was changed. It was a Spooky Button that when pressed played a high-pitch ghast scream.
  • A new version of Spooky Al Hasa was added for Halloween 2018. The walls were replaced with giant obsidian tentacles with quartz "spikes" and the tower was turned into a giant candle. In consequence, the potion chests were slightly harder to reach.
  • As of the Re-Code Update of February 2019, this location was rebuilt.
  • In a historic event known as the Al Hasa Potion Embargo, a PVP group had one of their members camp the potion tower on the PVE server, which prevented their rivals from restocking on potions before their next fight - leading to a victory for the former group. This exploit is the reason why the potion chests no longer have a respawn radius.
  • For April Fools 2021, Crowmure and Al Hasa swapped places and had each other's loot chests.

Lore

Lore Block

  • The following lore block is located on the second floor of the First National Bank of Highlife at (1612, 84, -3064) :
When the waters rushed away, out of the inland sea, all that was left were cracked, drying sun scorched fields. The citizens of Al Hasa were left to their own devices - their source of vitality destroyed overnight.

Al Hasa was abandoned. While some citizens chose to go into the new canyon to seek out better soil, others chose to hide behind these stone walls and hope and hope water...and life would return.

In time, only death came to the last inhabitants of Al Hasa.


Lore Book

  • The following lore book is present both outside the bank vault at (1614, 73, -3067) and inside the vault at (1620, 69, -3060) :

NOTE TO ALL - Vaultkeeper Matt

CONCERNING BANKERS

-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
Do not forget to bring your extra set of keys before entering the vault. The vault has two way security mechanism; you will need a key to get in and another to get out. This has been implemented to further prevent attacks on our bank. If you forget to bring an extra key, you will need a co-worker to let you out; however, if you are alone...

well...

you will be missed...


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