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A Harper wizard has asked for help taking a Nether Scroll piece to a safer location at the end of Greenweald Lane.

Detour
Heroic level: 18
Epic level: 24
Duration: long
Heroic XP:  ♣3,196Solo/Casual ♦5,528Normal ♥5,729Hard ♠5,930Elite
Epic XP:  ♣11,172Solo/Casual ♦19,193Normal ♥19,766Hard ♠20,339Elite
Takes place in: Greenweald Lane
Bestowed by: Tibalt Dormen
NPC contact: Tibalt Dormen
Quest acquired in: Eveningstar
Patron: The Harpers
Base favor: 7
Free to Play: No
Extreme Challenge: No
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Overview

A Harper has found one of Oriphaun's Nether Scroll pieces, but he needs your help with transporting the intensely magical fragment to a safe location.

Take the High Road to the Greenweald Trail. Once there, meet with the wizard Bensen Virandson and assist him with the scroll piece.


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

Objectives

  • Speak with Bensen Virandson
  • Escort Bensen to the Harper Lodge
  • Contain the Nether Scroll Fragment
  • Defeat Dom, the mercenary leader
  • (Optional) Defeat Thoven Heroic: +2.5% Bonus.( ♣80 ♦138 ♥143 ♠148 ) / Epic: +2.5% Bonus.( ♣279 ♦480 ♥494 ♠508 )
  • (Optional) Defeat Nil Heroic: +2.5% Bonus.( ♣80 ♦138 ♥143 ♠148 ) / Epic: +2.5% Bonus.( ♣279 ♦480 ♥494 ♠508 )
  • (Optional) Defeat Pelloth Heroic: +2.5% Bonus.( ♣80 ♦138 ♥143 ♠148 ) / Epic: +2.5% Bonus.( ♣279 ♦480 ♥494 ♠508 )
  • (Optional) Defeat Song Heroic: +2.5% Bonus.( ♣80 ♦138 ♥143 ♠148 ) / Epic: +2.5% Bonus.( ♣279 ♦480 ♥494 ♠508 )
  • (Optional) Defeat Dolthin Heroic: +2.5% Bonus.( ♣80 ♦138 ♥143 ♠148 ) / Epic: +2.5% Bonus.( ♣279 ♦480 ♥494 ♠508 )
  • (Optional) Defeat Rand Heroic: +2.5% Bonus.( ♣80 ♦138 ♥143 ♠148 ) / Epic: +2.5% Bonus.( ♣279 ♦480 ♥494 ♠508 )
  • (Optional) Defeat Udere Heroic: +2.5% Bonus.( ♣80 ♦138 ♥143 ♠148 ) / Epic: +2.5% Bonus.( ♣279 ♦480 ♥494 ♠508 )

Known Traps

Trap DC: Heroic and Epic

Fire Spell Wards around Song's group

Tips and Misc

Quick walkthrough: Enter the quest. Break breakables in the house. Leave the house. Break breakables around the house. Talk to guy and get going. He is mostly invulnerable, but sometimes a dretch spawns when he takes hits. Follow the winding path, slaying humanoid skirmishers/archers/etc., including several orange named. Areas off the path may contain wolves, spiders or bears. Pass a shrine around halfway through. When you approach an orange bard named Song, beware the spell wards.

Ultimately, you arrive at a big house. Your companion promptly enters the cellar, but you can safely break breakables and shrine up (upstairs). Then enter the cellar and break breakables. Buff up, speak to end boss and kill him, along with his Earth Elemental pet and some other friends he gets. Opening the magically warded container concludes the quest.

  • The spawned dretches don't count towards your kills bonus; it may be worth leaving Bensen at the start of the quest and going back for him, especially if you have Dimension Door, to avoid having to fight them.

Bonus XP

  • Aggression bonus: 87 or more monsters killed +10% Bonus.( ♣320 ♦553 ♥573 ♠593 )
  • Onslaught bonus: 113 or more monsters killed +15% Bonus.( ♣479 ♦829 ♥859 ♠890 )
  • Conquest bonus: 139 or more monsters killed +25% Bonus.( ♣799 ♦1,382 ♥1,432 ♠1,483 )
  • Tamper bonus: 3 or more traps disarmed +10% Bonus.( ♣320 ♦553 ♥573 ♠593 )
  • Neutralization bonus: 4 or more traps disarmed +20% Bonus.( ♣639 ♦1,106 ♥1,146 ♠1,186 )
  • Ingenious Debilitation bonus: 5 or more traps disarmed +30% Bonus.( ♣959 ♦1,658 ♥1,719 ♠1,779 )
  • Mischief bonus: 33 or more breakables smashed +8% Bonus.( ♣256 ♦442 ♥458 ♠474 )
  • Vandal bonus: 43 or more breakables smashed +10% Bonus.( ♣320 ♦553 ♥573 ♠593 )
  • Ransack bonus: 53
    • The Spell Wards may respawn; if that happens, you will need to disable significantly more. In this case, 13 will only get you a Tamper bonus.
      • Insta-killing Song seems to prevent more wards from spawning.
      • Keeping the second wave of traps from appearing (by either searching *or* running into them) will keep the requirement from resetting, so don't search these out if you think you can avoid them.
        • Similarly, avoiding searching out the first wave before the fight (i.e., luring Song and cohorts away from the traps before engaging, so the traps are neither searched nor run into) may also change the requirements (untested theory). or more breakables smashed +15% Bonus.( ♣479 ♦829 ♥859 ♠890 )

Loot

  • Chests: 4
    • One after defeating Nil
    • One after defeating Song
    • One after defeating Rand
    • One after defeating Dom (end chest)
  • Collectables: 6
    • Adventurer's Pack on the ridge after Nils' ambush
    • Adventurer's Pack on the point of the ridge further down (a little before Toven's ambush)
    • Adventurer's Pack on a ridge just before Song's ambush
    • Adventurer's Pack on a ridge just after Dolthin's ambush, amongst the spider trees
    • Bones behind an outbuilding at the end
    • Cabinet on the catwalk in the basement, to the north (can be reached by ladder at the far right, in the dark)
  • NPC rewards: Standard

Named Chest Drop

Treads of Falling Shadow - Boots - Bound to Character on EquipBound to Character on Equip: This item is Bound to Character on Equip - End chest

Wizard's Ward - Orb - Bound to Character on EquipBound to Character on Equip: This item is Bound to Character on Equip - Song's chest

Monsters

Name(picture) CR Type Race
Dom(view)
Dom.jpg
 ♦21Normal ♠31Elite ♦27Epic Normal ♥31Epic Hard Humanoid Human
Dire Bear(view)
Monster DireBear official.png
CRs missing! Animal Bear
Dolthin(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♦20Normal ♠30Elite ♦26Epic Normal ♥30Epic Hard Humanoid Human
Nil(view)
Nil (Monster).jpg
 ♦20Normal ♠30Elite ♦26Epic Normal ♥30Epic Hard Humanoid Human
Pelloth(view)
Pelloth.jpg
 ♦20Normal ♠30Elite ♦26Epic Normal ♥30Epic Hard Elf Drow Elf
Slam(view)
Slam.jpg
 ♦20Normal ♠30Elite ♦26Epic Normal ♥30Epic Hard Elemental Earth Elemental
Song(view)
Song.jpg
 ♦20Normal ♠30Elite ♦26Epic Normal ♥30Epic Hard Elf Elf
Thoven(view)
Thoven.jpg
 ♦20Normal ♠30Elite ♦26Epic Normal ♥30Epic Hard Elf Elf
Udere(view)
Udere.jpg
 ♦20Normal ♠30Elite ♦26Epic Normal ♥30Epic Hard Elf Drow Elf
Brush Creeper(view)
Brush Creeper.jpg
 ♦18Normal ♦24Epic Normal Vermin Spider
Dretch(view)
Dretch.jpg
CRs missing! Evil Outsider Demon
Netherese Wizard(view)
Netherese Wizard.jpg
CRs missing! Humanoid Human
Roving Wolf(view)
Roving Wolf.jpg
 ♦18Normal Animal Wolf
Sellsword Archer(view)
Sellsword Archer.jpg
 ♦18Normal ♦24Epic Normal Humanoid Human
Sellsword Brute(view)
Sellsword Brute.jpg
 ♦24Epic Normal Humanoid Human
Sellsword Footpad(view)
Sellsword Footpad.jpg
 ♦18Normal Humanoid Human
Sellsword Skirmisher(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
CRs missing! Humanoid Human
Summoned Shadow(view)
Summoned Shadow.jpg
CRs missing! Undead Shadow

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