The best you can do is ask for a friend to build a new character to lvl 20 (it will takes 30 min top to do) and run DF with it. You can then do the same for your friend and both will get lots of merits points.
Other way, is just hammer all piece of gear you find to get hematite.
Can some1 tell me where we can farm hematite now since almost all dungeons ( low lv players ) as Oneiric and others are closed pls?
You have 3 mentoring quests every week that gives you chances to help lower level players where you will be rewarded according to the players level you help. Plus all the merits you will get normally when sidekicking and many others possibilities.
Q: Grand Imperium - Path Of the Hero I/II/III