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Return to Cabal for One

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DDO Point icon.png Requires access to adventure pack: Ruins of Gianthold
Return to Cabal for One
Heroic level: None
Epic level: 24
Duration: Long
Heroic XP: A Cabal for One
Epic XP:  ♣7,612Solo/Casual ♦13,075Normal ♥13,463Hard ♠13,851Elite
Takes place in: Hobgoblin Lair
Bestowed by: Ysba Stonespear
NPC contact: Ysba Stonespear
Quest acquired in: Ruins of Gianthold
Patron: Agents of Argonnessen
Base favor: 6
Free to Play: No
Extreme Challenge: No
Return to Cabal for One map (legend )

Overview

This is one of the four quests required to be completed to run the Fall of Truth raid.


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

Objectives

  • Explore the Hobgoblin encampment
  • Speak to Gardak Bruntsmash
  • Slay the Arzag-Khor conspirators (4 total)
  • (Optional) Slay Olos Nobrac: +15%.( ♣1,142 ♦1,961 ♥2,019 ♠2,078 )
  • Reach the throne room
  • Slay King Bendix

What to Expect

  • Traps (random)

Known Traps

Trap DCs
Search and Spot DCs
One of the chests has a super trapsmith's challenge and is the toughest non-epic trap in DDO. It's behind a secret door. On elite, the secret door has an unconfirmed 61 search DC. This infamous "trap of doom" has 51-52 search DC to find the trap box and an unconfirmed 73 disable DC (rolling 70 or below causes critical failure).

Tips and Misc

Good buffs to have:

  • Normal: resist cold and fire, True Seeing, and, of course, Greater Heroism. There is also a caster who may cast Flesh to Stone on you, so carrying a couple of Stone to Flesh scrolls is good insurance.
  • Hard: resist cold, fire, sonic.
  • Elite: resist acid, cold, fire, sonic. Loremasters dispell, so don't bother extending.

Clear out around the corner and speak to the traitor hobgoblin. He will give you two options. One, assist him in taking the place of leader amongst the tribe. Doing so, he will go through and clear out almost all of the traps in the compound, though he will double-cross you in the end. As of update 17, this route will no longer give you his extra chest at the end of the quest. Two, call him out and kick his butt right then and there. If you do this you will have to disable the traps along the way (bonus XP if you have a rogue) and (as of Update 17) you get the extra chest at the end.

Map to mission entrance

Make a choice and head further in. You will reach a low wall with a gate, with a passage that goes around. You can jump over the wall to open the gate, but either way you will need to go through the side passage to defeat a required enemy. In this side room is the ultimate trapsmith's challenge. There is a chest behind a secret door that is trapped with the super exploding spike trap of doom. There is nothing special about the loot inside, no matter all the work it takes to get it, so bypass it if you don’t have an awesome rogue or a super evasion save.

Clear out the hall and take the right side at the fork to clear out the shrine. (If you skip the shrine because you don't need it yet, the end door won't open and you'll have to go back to the shrine and kill the things inside. This isn't a bad idea as it allows you to shrine, then head in to the final fight.) Then head back to the left. There is a small room to the left you will need to deal with. Then head further in. The gates ahead are blocked, so you will need to go to the northern doors, climb the ladders and clear out both top rooms. That will open the gates, allowing you access to the final hall and throne room.

Defeat the king (he can be tough due to being able to heal very quickly, especially on elite. Burst DPS is important here), and Gardak the Traitor (if you chose that option) and get your chest(s). The king's chest will have 1 Ancient Elven Relic.

End Reward: Speak to Darsak in the Gianthold for standard reward choice

Bonus XP

  • Aggression bonus: 86 or more monsters killed +10%. No experience numbers available.
  • Onslaught bonus: 109-112 or more monsters killed +15%. No experience numbers available.
  • Ingenious Debilitation bonus: <=12 or more traps disarmed +30%. No experience numbers available.
  • Observance bonus: 1 or more secret door discovered +8%. No experience numbers available.
  • Mischief bonus: 34 or more breakables smashed +8%. No experience numbers available.
  • Vandal bonus: 44 or more breakables smashed +10%. No experience numbers available.
  • Ransack bonus: 54 or more breakables smashed +15%. No experience numbers available.

Loot

  • Chests: 3
    • 1 trapped and locked almost halfway through the quest (DC on norm is more than 47)
    • 1 at the end for killing Gardak Bruntsmash (Hobgoblin, found close to the entrance, the chest appear only if you provoke Gardak into fighting you)
      • when you cooperate with Gardak his chest has a low chance of dropping 1 Ancient Elven Relic. Tentative 10-15% chance.
    • 1 at the end for killing King Bendix (Hobgoblin)
  • NPC rewards: Speak to Darsak in the Gianthold for standard reward choice

Named Chest Drop

Adamantine Knuckles - Handwraps - Bound to Character on EquipBound to Character on Equip: This item is Bound to Character on Equip - End chest

Madstone Skull - Orb - Bound to Character on EquipBound to Character on Equip: This item is Bound to Character on Equip - End chest

Shamanic Fetish - Trinket - Bound to Character on EquipBound to Character on Equip: This item is Bound to Character on Equip - End Chest

Monsters

Name(picture) CR Type/Race
Gardak Bruntsmash(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♥19Hard ♠22Elite ♦28Epic Normal ♥33Epic Hard ♠60Epic Elite Type: Goblinoid Race: Hobgoblin
King Bendix(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♠22Elite ♦28Epic Normal ♥33Epic Hard Type: Goblinoid Race: Hobgoblin
Kivol(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♥18Hard ♠21Elite ♦27Epic Normal ♥30Epic Hard Type: Goblinoid Race: Hobgoblin
Maksim(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♥18Hard ♠21Elite ♦27Epic Normal ♥30Epic Hard ♠58Epic Elite Type: Goblinoid Race: Hobgoblin
Mikahi(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♥18Hard ♠21Elite ♦27Epic Normal ♥30Epic Hard Type: Goblinoid Race: Hobgoblin
Olos Nobrac(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♥18Hard ♠21Elite ♦27Epic Normal ♥30Epic Hard Type: Goblinoid Race: Hobgoblin
Vokur(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♥18Hard ♠21Elite ♦27Epic Normal ♥30Epic Hard Type: Goblinoid Race: Hobgoblin
Arzag-Khor Loremaster(view)
Arzag-Khor Loremaster.jpg
 ♦15Normal Type: Goblinoid Race: Hobgoblin
Arzag-Khor Shaman(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
CRs missing! Type: Goblinoid Race: Hobgoblin
Cloven-Jaw Scout(view)
Cloven-Jaw Scout.jpg
CRs missing! Type: Goblinoid Race: Hobgoblin
Cloven-Jaw Veteran(view)
Cloven-Jaw Veteran.jpg
CRs missing! Type: Goblinoid Race: Hobgoblin
Cloven-Jaw Warlord(view)
Cloven-Jaw Warlord.jpg
CRs missing! Type: Goblinoid Race: Hobgoblin
Glacier Wolf(view)
Glacier Wolf.jpg
 ♠14Elite Type: Magical Beast Race: Wolf

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