Rookgaard is the name of the large island located in the Bay of Thais and also the name of the small town on it. On the island there is a mysterious portal through which adventurers from other worlds can enter Tibia. In his wisdom, King Tibianus III of Thais has decided that they may only leave this isle towards Thais and face real dangers after training their skills and getting some experience with weak monsters and rather harmless animals. On the other hand, nobody may return there later. Only some merchants and teachers reside there in order to welcome, equip, and instruct the new adventurers. Therefore, Rookgaard is also called "Newbie Isle" in the vernacular.