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Lost in the Swamp

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For years this dismal patch of swamp has been a haunt of will-o'-wisps, the spirits of their victims ... and one eccentric old hermit named Seamus.

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Lost in the Swamp
Heroic level: 18
Epic level: 24
Duration: medium
Heroic XP:  ♣2,587Solo/Casual ♦4,474Normal ♥4,636Hard ♠4,798Elite
Epic XP:  ♣9,035Solo/Casual ♦15,521Normal ♥15,982Hard ♠16,444Elite
Takes place in: Lost Souls' Swamp
Bestowed by: Eradin Krall
NPC contact: Eradin Krall
Quest acquired in: Eveningstar
Patron: The Harpers
Base favor: 6
Free to Play: No
Extreme Challenge: No
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Overview

Oriphaun gave one of his Nether Scroll pieces to an old hermit, so that hermit could hide it for him.

Travel to Lost Souls' Swamp on the High Road and get the scroll piece from the hermit.


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

Objectives

  • Investigate Lost Souls' Swamp and speak to Seamus
  • Meet Seamus near the fallen oak shrine
  • Confront Sshaastess and her minions
  • Find the Nether Scroll piece

  • (Optional) Free the three lost spirits Heroic: +12.6% Bonus.( ♣326 ♦564 ♥584 ♠605 ) Epic: +12.6% Bonus.( ♣1,138 ♦1,956 ♥2,014 ♠2,072 )
  • (Optional) Defeat the evil presence Heroic: +5% Bonus.( ♣129 ♦224 ♥232 ♠240 ) Epic: +5% Bonus.( ♣452 ♦776 ♥799 ♠822 )
  • (Optional) Recover Evrim's treasure from under the waterfall Heroic: +10% Bonus.( ♣259 ♦447 ♥464 ♠480 ) Epic: +10% Bonus.( ♣904 ♦1,552 ♥1,598 ♠1,644 )
  • (Optional) Destroy the lost spirits Heroic: +16% Bonus.( ♣414 ♦716 ♥742 ♠768 ) Epic: +16% Bonus.( ♣1,446 ♦2,483 ♥2,557 ♠2,631 )

Known Traps

Trap DC: Heroic and Epic

Bear traps on top of the pillars in the final room

Tips and Misc

  • The "Free the Three Lost Spirits" optional requires you to find the 3 spirits (They look like Wraiths except with no HP bars like any good NPC), which is not too hard because it's one flat level and they're sort of obvious. But you need to kill some Mudmen, Vine Horrors and Swamp Will-o'-Wisps to free them. If you listen to the spirits but tell them you won't help (the 'forget it' line on the first two, and the 'you can try it' line on the last one), they will attack you and give the optional to kill them all. This will prevent you from completing the optional to help them and you won't get any chest. Killing at least one of them is useful to get the Swamp Wraith Monster Manual entry.
  • You can loot Evrim's treasure as soon as you free the three spirits; however, you don't get the optional for it until after you open the chest (changed in U17; previously, the optional procced after you defeated the Evil Presence).
  • The "Evil Presence" seems to be a Shadow and a few Umbral creatures. None of them are named. To get to them, you'll need to get the Green Key from the pool of water nearby *and* to pick/knock a door behind that (the first door is unpickable).
  • The quest doesn't end until you open the final chest, giving you a chance to disable the bear traps on the pillars or go back for the optional if you want.
  • Update 18 made the chest (and traps) on top of the pillars MUCH easier to get to. If you follow the wall from the medusa's alcove to the west, around the rock protuberance, there's a series of stone ledges you can easily climb and get to the first pillar. After that, it's easy to leap from pillar to pillar without needing Cannith Boots or any other form of propulsion!
    • To get to the line of five pillars to the east, you will still need some form of propulsion.

Bonus XP

  • Aggression bonus: 75 or more monsters killed +10% Bonus.( ♣259 ♦447 ♥464 ♠480 )
  • Onslaught bonus: 97 or more monsters killed +15% Bonus.( ♣388 ♦671 ♥695 ♠720 )
  • Conquest bonus: 120 or more monsters killed +25% Bonus.( ♣647 ♦1,119 ♥1,159 ♠1,200 )
  • Tamper bonus: 7 or more traps disarmed +10% Bonus.( ♣259 ♦447 ♥464 ♠480 )
  • Neutralization bonus: 10 or more traps disarmed +20% Bonus.( ♣517 ♦895 ♥927 ♠960 )
  • Ingenious Debilitation bonus: 12 or more traps disarmed +30% Bonus.( ♣776 ♦1,342 ♥1,391 ♠1,439 )
  • Mischief bonus: 5
    • Trap bonus possible if you go up to the pillars and disarm before opening the end chest or talking to Seamus after defeating the medusa. or more breakables smashed +8% Bonus.( ♣207 ♦358 ♥371 ♠384 )

Loot

  • Chests: 4
    • Behind locked door after obtaining the key from under water
    • Under waterfall - after freeing all 3 spirits
    • At end fight location
    • After end fight, over to the east. Contains the Nether Scroll
  • Collectables: 4
    • Adventurer's Pack in the water to the east of the Lost Spirits' swamp, under the log bridge
    • Cabinet behind the locked door
    • Adventurer's Pack before the second magical barrier
    • Adventurer's Pack on one of the pillars in the end room (requires Abundant Step/Propulsion/Wings/etc. to get to)
  • NPC rewards: Standard

Named Chest Drop

Ironwood Khopesh - Khopesh - Wooden Khopesh (bypass Adamantine DR) - Bound to Character on EquipBound to Character on Equip: This item is Bound to Character on Equip - End chest

Whisperchain - Light Armor - Bound to Character on EquipBound to Character on Equip: This item is Bound to Character on Equip - Underwater chest

Monsters

Name(picture) CR Type Race
Sshaastess(NoPic)
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 ♦21Normal ♦28Epic Normal ♥33Epic Hard Monstrous Humanoid Medusa
Gruck(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♦20Normal ♥24Hard ♦27Epic Normal ♥31Epic Hard Elemental Earth Elemental
Rrosp(view)
Rrosp.jpg
 ♦20Normal ♥24Hard ♦27Epic Normal ♥31Epic Hard Elemental Earth Elemental
Bear(view)
Bear.jpg
CRs missing! Animal Bear
Corrupted Dryad(view)
Corrupted Dryad.jpg
CRs missing! Fey Dryad
Dryad Tree(view)
Dryad Tree.jpg
 ♦20Epic Normal Fey Dryad
Earth Elemental(view)
Earth Elemental.jpg
 ♠25Elite ♥28Epic Hard Elemental Earth Elemental
Mudman(view)
Mudman.jpg
 ♦9Normal ♦18/21Epic Normal ♥24Epic Hard Elemental Muckman
Roving Wolf(view)
Roving Wolf.jpg
 ♦18Normal Animal Wolf
Shadow (shadowfell)(view)
Shadow (Shadowfell).jpg
CRs missing! Undead Shadow
Swamp Will-o'-Wisp(view)
Swamp Will-o'-Wisp.jpg
CRs missing! Aberration Will o' Wisp
Umbral Rat(view)
Umbral Rat.jpg
CRs missing! Undead Shadow
Vine Horror(view)
Vine Horror.jpg
 ♠25Elite ♦21Epic Normal ♥28Epic Hard ♠53Epic Elite Plant Vine Stalker
Wood Woad(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
CRs missing! Plant Wood Woad

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