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Desire in the Dark

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The mine tunnels of the long-abandoned Eastern Reaches have yet to be reclaimed by the Dwarves.

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DDO Point icon.png Requires access to adventure pack: The Mines of Tethyamar
Desire in the Dark
Heroic level: 15
Epic level: 31
(considered Legendary)
Duration: medium
Heroic XP:  ♣2,488Solo/Casual ♦4,324Normal ♥4,500Hard ♠4,676Elite
Epic XP:  ♣11,908Solo/Casual ♦20,349Normal ♥20,850Hard ♠21,352Elite
Takes place in: The Ruins of Ironvale Deep
Bestowed by: Inger Ingersdottir
NPC contact: Inger Ingersdottir
Quest acquired in: Tethyamar Mining Outpost
Patron: The Harpers
Base favor: 5
Free to Play: No
Extreme Challenge: No
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Overview

Stoutheart's assistant is panicking because Stoutheart has vanished from the outpost without informing her of his plans.
In the Eastern Reaches, find Hal Stoutheart and ensure his safety.

  • This is the fifth and final quest in the chain; though the quests can be run in any order, this requires initial flagging.

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

Objectives

  • Question Stoutheart
  • Find the person behind all this
  • Find your way to the castle
  • Save Silent the Drow at the bridge
  • Speak with the Shapeshifter at the Gate Bridge
  • Find the next mirror in the hedge maze
  • Touch the four key stones
  • Defeat Graz'zt

  • (Optional) Defend the mysterious mindflayer
  • (Optional) Destroy all of the guardians

What to Expect

  • Points of no return (several one-way portals as you advance)
  • Maze

Tips and Misc

  • In the first room, several creatures are fighting each other; you can simply ignore them if you desire.
  • In the second room, looting the initial piles of gold will cause the dwarves to attack you, even if you intimidate them into saying to take what you want.
  • Additionally, looting *any* piles of gold will give you "Touched By Greed", a debuff with no timer that gives you -10 PRR, stacking 3 times. This debuff also lasts through rest, but not quest completion (unsure about death).
  • The Promise of Power in the fourth area will give you the debuff "Overconfidence", which lasts for 10 minutes and gives you -10 PRR (stacks with "Touched by Greed), -2 Will Saves, & -5 Reflex Saves.
  • The fifth area has several dancing succubi; stepping into the red circle will free them and inflict Otto's Irresistible Dance upon yourself (however, only the character who breaks it). Most of them can be skirted around.
  • During the final fight, you'll get a warning about Graz'zt's eyes "burning with obsession"; during this phase of the battle, anybody that meets his eyes (aka looks at him while he's looking at you) will get hit by "Magnificence of Glory". This debuff makes you too afraid to perform any actions, and Immunity from Fear does *not* protect you.

Bonus XP

  • Aggression bonus: 85-86 or more monsters killed +10% Bonus.( ♣249 ♦432 ♥450 ♠468 )

Loot

  • Chests: 2
    • 1 for defending or killing the mindflayer
    • 1 end chest
  • Collectables: Four
    • Two Fungi in the hedge maze, one east & one west.
    • Fungus in the fourth area, in the southwest corner
    • Adventurer's Pack next to the end chest
  • NPC rewards: Standard level-appropriate items; no renown on Legendary.

Named Chest Drop

Item Type Enhancements ML Bind Quests
Deep Demise Dagger 15 Bound to Account on AcquireBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Desire in the Dark, End chest
Wave of Despair Bastard Sword 15 Bound to Account on AcquireBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Desire in the Dark, End chest
Wave of Sorrow Great Sword 15 Bound to Account on AcquireBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Desire in the Dark, End chest
Graz'zt's Habiliment Leather Armor 15 Bound to Account on AcquireBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Desire in the Dark, End chest
Dwarven Brawler's Wraps Handwrap 15 Bound to Account on AcquireBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Desire in the Dark, End chest
Legendary Wave of Sorrow Great Sword 28 Bound to Account on AcquireBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Desire in the Dark, End chest
Legendary Dwarven Brawler's Wraps Handwrap 28 Bound to Account on AcquireBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Desire in the Dark, End chest
Legendary Deep Demise Dagger 28 Bound to Account on AcquireBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Desire in the Dark, End chest
Legendary Graz'zt's Habiliment Leather Armor 28 Bound to Account on AcquireBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Desire in the Dark, End chest
Legendary Wave of Despair Bastard Sword 28 Bound to Account on AcquireBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Desire in the Dark, End chest

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Monsters

Name(picture) CR Type Race
Graz'zt(NoPic)
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 ♦17Normal ♥19Hard ♠23Elite ♦34Epic Normal Evil Outsider Demon
Promises of Riches(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♦17Normal ♥19Hard ♠22Elite ♦33Epic Normal ♥37Epic Hard ♠59Epic Elite Aberration Mimic
Corrosive Rust Monster(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♦16Normal ♥18Hard ♠21Elite Aberration Rust Monster
Dretch(view)
Dretch.jpg
 ♦15Normal ♥17Hard ♠20Elite ♦31Epic Normal Evil Outsider Demon
Drider Warrior(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♦17Normal ♥20Hard ♠24Elite ♦33Epic Normal ♥37Epic Hard ♠59Epic Elite Aberration Drider
Dwarven Miner(view)
Dwarven Miner.jpg
 ♦15Normal ♥17Hard ♠20Elite ♦31Epic Normal ♥35Epic Hard ♠55Epic Elite Dwarf Dwarf
Fiendish Wormling(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♦18Normal ♥20Hard ♠23Elite Magical Beast Purple Worm
Outpost Guard(view)
Outpost Guard.jpg
 ♦16Normal ♥19Hard ♠23Elite ♦32Epic Normal ♥36Epic Hard ♠57Epic Elite Elf Drow Elf
Silent(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♦18Normal ♥20Hard ♠23Elite ♥38Epic Hard Elf Drow Elf
Succubus(view)
Monster Succubus official.png
CRs missing! Evil Outsider Devil
Vision of Wealth(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♦15Normal ♥17Hard ♠20Elite ♦31Epic Normal ♥35Epic Hard ♠55Epic Elite Ooze Animated Object
Zoraxzil(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♦15Normal ♥17Hard ♠20Elite ♥35Epic Hard Aberration Mind Flayer

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