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Running with the Devils

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DDO Point icon.png Requires access to adventure pack: The Vale of Twilight

A section of eladrin have settled into a stronghold located beneath the Vale of Twilight, away from their brethren in Meridia. What purpose does this detachment serve?

Running with the Devils
Heroic level: 16
Epic level: None
Duration: Very Long
Heroic XP:  ♣3,924Solo/Casual ♦7,099Normal ♥7,379Hard ♠7,659Elite
Epic XP: N/A
Takes place in: Eladrin Stronghold
Bestowed by: Grechin Nalberto
NPC contact: Grechin Nalberto
Quest acquired in: The Vale of Twilight
Patron: The Twelve
Base favor: 8
Free to Play: No
Extreme Challenge: No
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Overview

A curious looking tree stump has led you into the eladrin stronghold. Why have the eladrin set up a base of operations in this part of the Vale? Explore the stronghold to find out why and seek out additional information about the missing Twelve members.

  • Reaching the Eladrin Stronghold automatically bestows quest.

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

Objectives

  • Explore the Eladrin Stronghold
  • Speak with Syloth Sayvon
  • Breach the door
  • Slay Palin Valance
  • Lower the bridge
  • Slay Taeron Rimond
  • Rescue Tolarn Rhawn
  • Slay the devil party
  • (Optional) Find the source of the invasion +40% Bonus.( ♣1,570 ♦2,840 ♥2,952 ♠3,064 )
    • (Slay Nosrat, Devil -- closes portal upon death)

Tips and Misc

  • Instant death works well here, but be forewarned that Ghaele Cleric Eladrin will cast Death Ward upon themselves, and its nearby allies.
  • The enemy types featured in this quest are Chaotic Outsiders extraplanars and subject to Banishing weapons.
  • Bralani Eladrin are vulnerable to Cold Iron. They are also Good-aligned, making any weapons with Good-alignment ineffective.
  • Target Clerics first, as they have the ability to heal their nearby allies.
  • One useful tactic for the end fight is to have one party member climb the stairs and talk to Tolarn, while the others wait off to the right hand side beyond the stairs. Two of the orange-named devil party will spawn here, Faizi Larix (who can be energy drained and 'insta-killed') and one of the orthons who can be defeated in short order. This allows fighting only two Named first, then the remaining three in sequence, rather than all 5 at once.
    • Have the party stand in the tunnel to the left of Tolarn, beyond some rubble.
    • Have one character talk to Tolarn and rush back out of his room before the devils actually spawn.
    • One devil will spawn near the party and aggro, and you can fight him alone.
    • Then wait for the two Orthons to move into their own tunnels, and either pull the left one, or head into Tolarn's room and kill him.
    • Proceed to kill what's left one by one.
    • The devils will all spawn in their tunnels when you talk to Tolarn, then after a moment, they will all run to Tolarn. After a few moments in the center room with no aggro, they will run back to their individual tunnels with their backs to the main room. This allows you to easily confront them one by one in their spawn locations.
  • Recommended Buffs: True Seeing, Fire Resistance, Electricity Resistance, Cold Resistance

Bonus XP

  • Aggression bonus: 60-61 or more monsters killed +10% Bonus.( ♣392 ♦710 ♥738 ♠766 )
  • Onslaught bonus: 80-82 or more monsters killed +15% Bonus.( ♣589 ♦1,065 ♥1,107 ♠1,149 )
  • Conquest bonus: 98 or more monsters killed +25% Bonus.( ♣981 ♦1,775 ♥1,845 ♠1,915 )
  • Mischief bonus: 12 or more breakables smashed +8% Bonus.( ♣314 ♦568 ♥590 ♠613 )
  • Vandal bonus: 15 or more breakables smashed +10% Bonus.( ♣392 ♦710 ♥738 ♠766 )
  • Ransack bonus: 19 or more breakables smashed +15% Bonus.( ♣589 ♦1,065 ♥1,107 ♠1,149 )

Loot

  • Chests: 3 total, 1 for optional devil fight.
  • Collectables: 3
    • 2 Fungus Patches in a cage in the SE corner of the first big room
    • Rubble in the end chamber
  • NPC rewards: Standard, up to 15th level accessories, up to 14th level weapons and armor

Monsters

Name(picture) CR Type Race
Bairger(view)
Bairger.jpg
 ♦19Normal ♥23Hard ♠29Elite Evil Outsider Devil
Nishan(view)
Nishan.jpg
CRs missing! Air Outsider Djinn
Odaka(view)
Odaka.jpg
 ♦19Normal ♥23Hard ♠29Elite Evil Outsider Devil
Taeron Rimond(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♦19Normal ♥23Hard ♠29Elite Good Outsider Ghaele Eladrin
Tafzul(view)
Tafzul.jpg
 ♦19Normal ♥23Hard ♠29Elite Evil Outsider Devil
Tolarn Rhawn(view)
Tolarn Rhawn.jpg
 ♦19Normal ♥23Hard ♠28Elite Native Outsider Tiefling
Wisam(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♦15Normal ♥17Hard Air Outsider Djinn
Faizi Larix(view)
Faizi Larix.jpg
 ♦18Normal ♥22Hard ♠26Elite Native Outsider Tiefling
Nosrat(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♦18Normal ♥22Hard ♠28Elite Evil Outsider Devil
Palin Valance(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♦18Normal ♥22Hard ♠28Elite Good Outsider Bralani Eladrin
Ancient Element of Air(view)
Ancient Element of Air.jpg
CRs missing! Elemental Air Elemental
Ancient Element of Earth(view)
Ancient Element of Earth.jpg
CRs missing! Elemental Earth Elemental
Bearded Devil(view)
Bearded Devil.jpg
CRs missing! Evil Outsider Devil
Bralani Sorcerer(view)
Bralani Sorcerer.jpg
CRs missing! Good Outsider Bralani Eladrin
Bralani(view)
Bralani.jpg
CRs missing! Good Outsider Bralani Eladrin
Ghaele Cleric(view)
Ghaele Cleric.jpg
CRs missing! Good Outsider Ghaele Eladrin
Ghaele(view)
Ghaele.jpg
CRs missing! Good Outsider Ghaele Eladrin
Twilight Stalker(view)
Twilight Stalker.jpg
CRs missing! Elemental Invisible Stalker

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Trivia

  • Several of the Vale quest names are references to song names from ~80s hard rock/heavy metal bands:
    • "Running with the Devils" is the first track from Van Halen's 1978 "Van Halen" album.
    • "Rainbow in the Dark" is a track and a single from Ronnie James Dio's 1982 "Holy Diver" album.
    • "Let Sleeping Dust Lie" is a bit more obscure but most likely a reference to a track from Michael Schenker Group's 1981 album "MSG". The track is titled ""Let Sleeping Dogs Lie"