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An Invitation to Dinner

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DDO Point icon.png Requires access to adventure pack: Mists of Ravenloft
An Invitation to Dinner
Heroic level: 10
Epic level: 32
(considered Legendary)
Duration: Very Long
Heroic XP:  ♣4,380Solo/Casual ♦7,700Normal ♥8,100Hard ♠8,500Elite
Epic XP:  ♣27,531Solo/Casual ♦47,025Normal ♥48,165Hard ♠49,305Elite
Takes place in: Castle Ravenloft
Bestowed by: Ismark Kolyanovich
NPC contact: Ismark Kolyanovich
Quest acquired in: Blood on the Vine Tavern
Patron: Keepers of the Feather
Base favor: 6
Free to Play: No
Extreme Challenge: No
An invitation to dinner map.png

Overview


Spoiler Warning: Information below this point can be considered spoiler material!

Objectives

  • Join Strahd in the Dining Hall
  • Speak with the Madam Eva
  • Find a friend in Castle Ravenloft
  • Find the Icon of Ravenloft
  • Escape through the main entrance
  • (Optional) Engage Strahd again Heroic: +30% Bonus.( ♣1,314 ♦2,310 ♥2,430 ♠2,550 ) Epic: +30% Bonus.( ♣8,259 ♦14,108 ♥14,450 ♠14,792 )
  • (Optional) Cull Strahd's Forces Heroic: +12% Bonus.( ♣526 ♦924 ♥972 ♠1,020 ) Epic: +12% Bonus.( ♣3,304 ♦5,643 ♥5,780 ♠5,917 )
  • (Optional) Defeat Rahadin Heroic: +8% Bonus.( ♣350 ♦616 ♥648 ♠680 ) Epic: +8% Bonus.( ♣2,202 ♦3,762 ♥3,853 ♠3,944 )
  • (Optional) Test the Heart of the Castle Heroic: +5% Bonus.( ♣219 ♦385 ♥405 ♠425 ) Epic: +5% Bonus.( ♣1,377 ♦2,351 ♥2,408 ♠2,465 )
  • (Optional) Defeat Black Arrow Heroic: +8% Bonus.( ♣350 ♦616 ♥648 ♠680 ) Epic: +8% Bonus.( ♣2,202 ♦3,762 ♥3,853 ♠3,944 )
  • (Optional) Deal with Strahd's Maid Heroic: +8% Bonus.( ♣350 ♦616 ♥648 ♠680 ) Epic: +8% Bonus.( ♣2,202 ♦3,762 ♥3,853 ♠3,944 )
  • (Optional) Defeat Captain Tarus Heroic: +8% Bonus.( ♣350 ♦616 ♥648 ♠680 ) Epic: +8% Bonus.( ♣2,202 ♦3,762 ♥3,853 ♠3,944 )
  • (Optional) Defeat Gustav the Fallen Priest Heroic: +8% Bonus.( ♣350 ♦616 ♥648 ♠680 ) Epic: +8% Bonus.( ♣2,202 ♦3,762 ♥3,853 ♠3,944 )
  • (Optional) Defeat the Tormented Spirit Heroic: +8% Bonus.( ♣350 ♦616 ♥648 ♠680 ) Epic: +8% Bonus.( ♣2,202 ♦3,762 ♥3,853 ♠3,944 )
  • (Optional) Sooth Pidlwick's spirit Heroic: +5% Bonus.( ♣219 ♦385 ♥405 ♠425 ) Epic: +5% Bonus.( ♣1,377 ♦2,351 ♥2,408 ♠2,465 )

What to Expect

  • Depending on the cards drawn by Madam Eva, the location of your objectives will differ each run.

Known Traps

Spinning Blades (Basement)
Search & Spot DCs for Trap and Secret Door: Heroic, Epic
Disable Device DC: Heroic, Epic

  • Collapsing floor near optional Strahd portrait fight (no box. triggered few sec after when portrait HP hit 50%)
  • Rotating spikes in the dungeon (where you end up if you fall through collapsing floor)
  • There's a box near the door in Rahadin's room in the basement.
The seven possible combinations of cards.

Tips and Misc

Preparation
  • Chat with Madam Eva. She will read your fate. This affects where the needed quest objectives must be completed and where to exit the dungeon.
  • You don't need to speak with the Steward.
  • Head straight to the Dining Hall: turn right twice.
Dining Hall
  • Chat with Strahd.
  • Kill monsters. Remove Curse potions heal the effect that reduces your maximum HP.
  • There's a secret door behind Strahd that leads to the mirror room.
Time to work on your objectives
  • "Treasure" is the Icon of Ravenloft. Refer to the map to find the location.
  • "Ally" is friendly NPC Ezmerelda. She will be kneeling at the given location.
  • "Death" is Strahd's optional challenge. Strahd will be waiting at the location.
  • After getting the Icon of Ravenloft and finding Ezmerelda, a new objective will appear - find the Keystone.
  • Exits from the castle are sealed. After obtaining the Keystone, approach the one indicated on the objective list to finish the quest.
Optional objectives and NPCs.

You are probably going to stumble upon some sooner or later.

Objective Locations
  • There are seven possible combinations, depicted on the side image - refer to the map for each card location.
  • Of special note:
Anarchist // Priest // Mists
The "Mists" card indicates a random location for this objective. So far, these are the known possible locations:
  • Audience Hall - Level 2
  • Treasury - Level 3
  • The top of the North Tower Stairs, accessed via the Brazier Room
Transmuter // Healer // Donjon * Necromancer // Shepherd // Marionette
The "Transmuter" card indicates the Icon of Ravenloft is located in the North Tower, and "seek entry below" means:
  • Go to the Brazier room, kill the golems, and touch the flame in the middle of the chamber. You'll be teleported to the top of the North Tower.
  • The Icon is inside a locked chest (the lock DC is above 67 on LE). It can be picked, but the key is obtained in the Kitchen (Basement), by being "entertained" by Cyrus.
  • After obtaining the Icon of Ravenloft and finding Ezmerelda, you need to find the Keystone. So far, these are the known possible locations:
  • In the Study fireplace, on the 3rd floor
  • In the Upper Servant Quarters, through the cellars
  • In the Chapel behind the altar, on the 2nd floor
  • Finally, with the Icon and Keystone in hand, you must escape the Castle. Possible exits include:
  • Main Entrance - guarded by four dragons
  • Top of the North Tower stairs - access through the Brazier Room, and touching the Flame
  • Top of the Level 4 stairs on South Tower - You have to enter level 4 Spires of Ravenloft and climb to the top of the stairs.
Quick Reference (Edit)
1st card Icon Ally Death Key Stone Exit
Anarchist Hall of Bones (Basement)
Wave of Skeletons
Chapel (2nd floor) Mist
see tips
Study (3rd floor)
(no guardian)
Main Entrance (1st floor)
Dragons
Dictator Audience Chamber (2nd floor)
Fallen Champion
Royal Bedroom (3rd floor) Study (3rd floor) Chapel (2nd floor)
Skeleton Mage
North Tower (Brazier room)
Golems
Merchant Wine Cellar (Basement)
Ooze
Lounge (4th floor)
Portrait
Chapel (2nd floor) Servant Quater (Basement)
Skeleton
North Tower (Brazier room)
Golems
Miser Treasury (3rd floor)
(Phase Spider)
Wine Cellar (Basement) Audience Chamber (2nd floor) Chapel (2nd floor)
Skeleton Mage
Top of South Tower (4th floor)
Portrait
Necromancer Study (3rd floor)
Shadow of Hate
Servant Quarter (Basement) North Tower (Brazier room)
Golems
Chapel (2nd floor)
Skeleton Mage
Top of South Tower (4th floor)
Portrait
Priest Chapel (2nd floor)
Skeleton Mage
Torturer (Brazier room)
(Golems)
Treasury (3rd floor) Servant Quarter (Basement)
(no guardian)
Top of South Tower (4th floor)
Portrait
Transmuter North Tower (Brazier room)
Golems
Bath Chamber (3rd floor) Hall of Bones (Basement) Servant Quarter (Basement)
(no guardian)
Main Entrance (1st floor)
Dragons

Format: Place (Access) // Guardian

  • You can access to the Brazier room from Basement (through the secret door at Rahadin room) and Study (3rd floor).
  • About Miser-Icon: Icon doesn't warded like other case. So you don't need fight a guardian since this guardian have no chest.
  • About Priest-Ally: Ally stay at 2nd floor of torturer. So you can't reach her from Dungeon floor. Just through the Brazier room. If you don't go close to brazier then you don't need fight.
  • About Key Stone: Unlike Icon, Key Stone doesn't warded even if there is a guardian. You can just pick that and run away, if you don't need guardian chest.

Bonus XP

  • Tamper bonus: 3 or more traps disarmed +10% Bonus.( ♣438 ♦770 ♥810 ♠850 )
  • Observance bonus: 7 or more secret doors discovered +8% Bonus.( ♣350 ♦616 ♥648 ♠680 )
  • Perception bonus: 9 or more secret doors discovered +10% Bonus.( ♣438 ♦770 ♥810 ♠850 )
  • Vigilant Sight bonus: 11 or more secret doors discovered +15% Bonus.( ♣657 ♦1,155 ♥1,215 ♠1,275 )

Loot

  • Chests: Eight
    • One for killing Havel Torus, Captain of the Guard
    • One for killing Gustav Herrenghast, Fallen Cleric
    • One for killing Helga Ruvak, the Maid
    • One for convincing Lief Lipsiege to give you the key (requires Intelligence check)
    • One at the top of the north tower (locked, Cyrus has the key)
    • One for completing the Engage Strahd again optional (can drop named loot)
    • One after defeating Strahd's portrait
    • One end chest for reaching the exit with the ward key (can drop named loot)
  • Collectables: (partial list)
    • Rubble in Servant Quarters
    • Rubble and adventurer's pack in Butler's Quarters
    • Bookshelf (lore) in King's Accountant chamber
    • 2 bookshelves (lore) in Study
    • Cabinet (lore) in Bath Chamber
  • NPC rewards:

Named Chest Drop

Item Type Enhancements ML Bind Quests
Barovian Nobles' Regalia Robe 10 Bound to Account on AcquireBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire An Invitation to Dinner, End chest, Challenge Strahd Again optional chest
Lore-Fueled Packbanner Bracers 10 Bound to Account on AcquireBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire An Invitation to Dinner, End chest + some other chests
Perfect Pinnacle Ring 10 Bound to Account on AcquireBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire An Invitation to Dinner, End chest, Challenge Strahd Again optional chest
Symphonic Lenses Goggles 10 Bound to Account on AcquireBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire An Invitation to Dinner, End chest, Challenge Strahd Again optional chest
Cursebane Focus Trinket 10 Bound to Account on AcquireBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire An Invitation to Dinner, End chest, Challenge Strahd Again optional chest
Legendary Symphonic Lenses Goggles 29 Bound to Account on AcquireBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire An Invitation to Dinner, End chest, Challenge Strahd Again optional chest
Legendary Lore-Fueled Packbanner Bracers 29 Bound to Account on AcquireBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire An Invitation to Dinner, End chest + some other chests
Legendary Barovian Nobles' Regalia Robe 29 Bound to Account on AcquireBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire An Invitation to Dinner, End chest, Challenge Strahd Again optional chest
Legendary Cursebane Focus Trinket 29 Bound to Account on AcquireBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire An Invitation to Dinner, End chest, Challenge Strahd Again optional chest
Legendary Perfect Pinnacle Ring 29 Bound to Account on AcquireBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire An Invitation to Dinner, End chest, Challenge Strahd Again optional chest

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Monsters

Name(picture) CR Type Race
Castle Sentinel(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♠18Elite ♥38Epic Hard Construct Golem
Dense Black Cellar Pudding(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♥39Epic Hard Ooze Missing!
Fallen Champion(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♠19Elite ♦35Epic Normal ♠63Epic Elite Undead Spectre
Glimmer Gloom(view)
Glimmer Gloom.jpg
 ♠63Epic Elite Magical Beast Spider
Gustav Herrenghast(view)
Gustav Herrenghast.jpg
 ♠18Elite Undead Skeleton
Havel Tarus(view)
Havel Tarus.jpg
 ♠19Elite ♦35Epic Normal ♥39Epic Hard Undead Skeleton
Portrait of Strahd(view)
Portrait of Strahd.jpg
 ♠23Elite ♦35Epic Normal Humanoid Human
Rahadin(view)
Rahadin.jpg
 ♠19Elite ♦35Epic Normal ♥39Epic Hard Elf Drow Elf
Strahd von Zarovich(view)
Strahd.png
 ♠23Elite ♦35Epic Normal Undead Vampire
Castle Guardian(view)
Rhindvutha.jpg
 ♠18Elite ♦35Epic Normal Dragon Black Dragon
Shadow of Hate(view)
Shadow of Hate.jpg
 ♠19Elite ♦35Epic Normal ♥39Epic Hard Evil Outsider Demon
Barovian Bat(view)
Barovian Bat.jpg
 ♠15Elite Animal Bat
Barovian Creeper(view)
Barovian Creeper.jpg
 ♥10Hard ♠15Elite ♦31Epic Normal ♥35Epic Hard Vermin Spider
Barovian Gargoyle(view)
Barovian Gargoyle.jpg
 ♠16Elite ♦32Epic Normal Monstrous Humanoid Gargoyle
Barovian Hunter(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♠16Elite ♦32Epic Normal Vermin Spider
Barovian Rat(view)
Rat.jpg
 ♠16Elite ♦31Epic Normal Animal Rat
Barovian Witch(view)
Barovian Witch.jpg
 ♠17Elite ♦32Epic Normal Humanoid Hag
Benighted Ghast(view)
Benighted Ghast.jpg
 ♠16Elite ♦32Epic Normal Undead Ghoul
Benighted Ghoul(view)
Ghoul.jpg
 ♠15Elite ♦31Epic Normal Undead Ghoul
Benighted Wizard(view)
Benighted Wizard.jpg
 ♠16Elite ♦32Epic Normal Undead Missing!
Forsaken Wraith(view)
Forsaken Wraith.jpg
 ♠17Elite ♦33Epic Normal ♥37Epic Hard Undead Wraith
Grim Shadow(view)
Shadow (Shadowfell).jpg
 ♠16Elite Undead Shadow
Restless Soul(view)
Restless Soul.jpg
 ♠15Elite ♦32Epic Normal Undead Spectre
Spectre(view)
Spectre.jpg
 ♦7Normal ♥9Hard ♠12Elite Undead Spectre
Strahd Zombie(view)
Strahd Zombie.jpg
 ♥13Hard ♠16Elite ♣32Epic Casual ♦32Epic Normal ♥36Epic Hard Undead Zombie
Undead Arcanist(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♠17Elite ♦32Epic Normal Undead Skeleton
Undead Archer(view)
Undead Archer.jpg
 ♠17Elite ♦31Epic Normal ♥35Epic Hard Undead Skeleton
Undead Conscript(view)
Undead Conscript.jpg
 ♥12Hard ♠15Elite ♦31Epic Normal ♥35Epic Hard Undead Skeleton
Vampire Spawn Archer(view)
Vampire Spawn Archer.jpg
 ♠16Elite ♦32Epic Normal ♥36Epic Hard ♠?Epic Elite Undead Vampire
Vampire Spawn Mage(view)
Vampire Spawn Mage.jpg
 ♠16Elite ♦32Epic Normal ♥36Epic Hard ♠?Epic Elite Undead Vampire
Vampire Spawn Rogue(view)
Vampire Spawn Rogue.jpg
 ♠16Elite ♦32Epic Normal ♥36Epic Hard ♠?Epic Elite Undead Vampire
Vampire Spawn Warrior(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♠16Elite ♦32Epic Normal ♥36Epic Hard ♠?Epic Elite Undead Vampire
Vargouille(view)
Vargouille.jpg
CRs missing! Undead Vampire

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