After 6.0, the region was turned into an instanced region as a setting for the level 55 campaigns; A Knife in the Heart [?] ( Elyos) and The Advance [?] ( Asmodian). Most paths were sealed off making it a straight route from the player's faction drop point to Jotun Square. After the player reaches level 56, it becomes completely inaccessible.
Lay of the Land Edit
The upper half of Silentera Canyon is mainly a cavern system. The roads are narrow at first, but soon converge on the location of a spacious Jotun studio. Spiders are common enemies here, as are Aion's ancient constructs. The bottom-half of the map, meanwhile, is a somewhat more open area but features numerous Dragonbound and Balaur soldiers patrolling the corridors, requiring greater caution.
Players who want to travel to the opposing faction's map (Gelkmaros for Elyos, Inggison for Asmodians) will typically opt to traverse the faster but more risky upper path; Silentera's bottom half, meanwhile, mainly holds players who are looking for Beshmundir Temple. Elyos players spawn at the Silentera Westgate, while Asmodian players appear at Silentera Eastgate. The left and right halves of the map have a number of the faction's guards patrolling them, but are navigable with minor care. On the other side, players may interact with the portal found at the end of the Mitrakand Gate/Volgaltem Pass ( Elyos) or the Angrief Pass/Hanarkand Pass ( Asmodian) to be teleported to the opposing faction's map.
- After the 4.0 update, controlling the Inggison or Gelkmaros fortresses is no longer required to access Silentera Canyon.
- The entrance to Beshmundir Temple and The Hexway were located within the region. Beshmundir Temple was moved to Enshar and Cygnea, and The Hexway was completely removed.