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Nora Keeper

Nora Hunting Grounds is an activity in Horizon Zero Dawn. The grounds are one of the five known Hunting Grounds maintained by the Hunters Lodge in the Carja capital Meridian.

The Nora Keeper offers the Tools Trials. These trials test a hunter's skill in the use of hunting tools such as blast wires and using the environment to your advantage such as crushing machines with logs.

Tools Trials

Parts Alone Trial

Players must remove 10 Blaze canisters from Grazers, not necessarily making them explode.

  • Blazing Sun: 01:30
  • Full Sun: 02:00
  • Half Sun: 20:00

Logpile Trial

Players must kill 6 machines using logpile traps available in the area.

  • Blazing Sun: 02:00
  • Full Sun: 05:00
  • Half Sun: 20:00

Blast Wire Trial

Players must kill 6 Grazers using Blast Wires of the Tripcaster.

  • Blazing Sun: 03:00
  • Full Sun: 06:00
  • Half Sun: 20:00



Nora Hunting Grounds - Very Hard - No Damage - Video Guide


  • Two of the Grazer-shaped training dummies that must be destroyed to obtain the "Downed 23 Grazer dummies" trophy are found here.
  • This hunting grounds is the best place to farm Blaze if your stockplie is running low. There are about 8-10Grazers per herd that drop 4 blaze each (24 with Harvest Arrows). You can farm a maximum of 240 Blaze per run.


Horizon Zero Dawn Quests
Main Quest A Gift from the Past - Lessons of the Wild - The Point of the Spear - Mother's Heart - The Proving - The Womb of the Mountain - A Seeker at the Gates - The War-Chief's Trail - Revenge of the Nora - The City of the Sun - The Field of the Fallen - Into the Borderlands - The Sun Shall Fall - Maker's End - The Grave-Hoard - To Curse the Darkness - Deep Secrets of the Earth - The Terror of the Sun - The Heart of the Nora - The Mountain That Fell - The Looming Shadow - The Face of Extinction
Side Quests A Daughter's Vengeance - A Moment's Peace - Acquired Taste - Ancient Armory - Blood on Stone - Cause for Concern - Farewell - Death from the Skies - Fatal Inheritance - Heap of Trouble - Honor The Fallen - Hunters' Blind - In Her Mother's Footsteps - Insult to Injury - Queen's Gambit - Redmaw - Robbing the Rich - Sun and Shadow - Sunstone Rock - The Forgotten - Traitor's Bounty - Underequipped - Weapons of the Lodge
Errands A Curious Proposal - Collateral - Deadliest Game - Demand and Supply - Hammer and Steel - Healer's Oath - Hunting for the Lodge - In Foreign Lands - Luck of the Hunt - Odd Grata - Sanctuary - Shortage of Supplies - Sun's Judgment - To Old Acquaintance
Activities Bandit Camps Blackwing Snag - Devil's Thirst - Gatelands - Hollow Fort - Shattered Kiln - Stone YieldFW - Two-Teeth
Cauldrons Cauldron RHO - Cauldron SIGMA - Cauldron XI - Cauldron ZETA
Corrupted Zones Corrupted Zones
Hunting Grounds Greatrun - Nora - SnowchantsFW - Spurflints - Sun Furrows - Valleymeet
Tallnecks Devil's Thirst - Copper Deeps - FrostfiguresFW - Rustwash - Spearshafts - Sun-Steps
Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds Quests
Side Quests Firebreak - For the Werak - Frontier Justice - Into the Frozen Wilds - The Forge of Winter - The Hunters Three - The Shaman's Path - The Survivor - Waterlogged
Errands A Secret Shared - Ikrie's Challenge - Geared Up: Forgefire - Geared Up: Icerail - Geared Up: Stormslinger - Out of the Forge - The Claws Beneath