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The Battle for Eveningstar

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The villages work feverishly to prepare for the Drow attack. Then night falls and there is nothing left to do but wait .....


The Battle for Eveningstar
Heroic level: None
Epic level: 21
Duration: Long
Heroic XP: N/A
Epic XP:  ♣10,717Solo/Casual ♦18,468Normal ♥19,074Hard ♠19,680Elite
Takes place in: Eveningstar
Bestowed by: Garwyn Thane
NPC contact: Garwyn Thane
Quest acquired in: Eveningstar
Patron: Purple Dragon Knights
Base favor: 8
Free to Play: No
Extreme Challenge: No
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Overview

Swordcaptain Garwyn Thane has recruited you to help defend Eveningstar against an imminent Drow attack. Help defend the village against the coming onslaught.


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

Objectives

  • Speak with Ana
  • Secure the Temple Neighborhood
  • Secure the Granary
  • Secure Tummarlin's Farmstead
  • Destroy the Drow Field Headquarters
  • (Optional) Light additional bonfires - 8 total +5.5% Bonus.( ♣589 ♦1,016 ♥1,049 ♠1,082 )

Known Traps

Trap DC

  • Bear Traps

Tips and Misc

  • Lighting the bonfires "discourages drow patrols from entering the area." Basically it ends the respawns nearby. There are ten bonfires to be lit, counting the one by Ana.
  • Be prepared to fight many of the same enemies you have encountered thus far, all on one map. They tend to be localized to the area around their similar orange named boss.
    • Drow Slaves can be freed and join your side when the slaver is killed. You do not get a bonus this time, and it can take away from your kills. A new slaver entering the area makes the un-freed slaves hostile again, and you must successfully remove the collar to free them. (Collar DC)
    • Necromancers can raise any dead one time, though they are not as frequently included in the respawns on this map.
  • Each of the three areas you need to secure is guarded by an orange named boss similar to the boss of the flagging quests. Drow of similar types are in the same area as their boss.
    • Temple area - Necromancer (Dark Incanter from The Unquiet Graves)
    • Granary - Slave Master (The Lost Thread)
    • Farmstead - Priestess (Priestess Vicala from Impossible Demands)
      • She will drain the life force from the slaves and other NPC creatures alive around her, including mobs. Unless you can kill her very quickly, it may be faster and easier to ignore her at first and concentrate on the others.
      • If any collared slaves spawn near the Priestess, it may be best to immediately kill them by intentionally botching the collar removal. It's not very heroic, but it stops them from being drained by the Priestess.
  • Final Fight:
    • The final fight takes place at the most southern portion of the map outside of town, just past a shrine.
    • The field commander is a drow archer riding a red named Bebilith (Red Weaver). You must slay the Bebilith, then you can confront the Commander.
      • At 50% and 25% the commander will summon reinforcements. On Epic Hard, the first wave consisted of a pair of Drow Warriors; the second wave was a pair of Driders
    • Throughout the fight, Swarm Spiders will constantly spawn to attack you. They are a minor nuisance, but if there are many around they can trigger a Dungeon Alert when reinforcements arrive.

Bonus XP

  • Aggression bonus: 63 or more monsters killed +10% Bonus. No experience numbers available.
  • Onslaught bonus: 82 or more monsters killed +15% Bonus. No experience numbers available.
  • Conquest bonus: 104 or more monsters killed +25% Bonus. No experience numbers available.
  • Tamper bonus: 6 or more traps disarmed +10% Bonus. No experience numbers available.
  • Neutralization bonus: 8 or more traps disarmed +20% Bonus. No experience numbers available.
  • Ingenious Debilitation bonus: 10 or more traps disarmed +30% Bonus. No experience numbers available.

Loot

  • Chests: 2
    • 1 for securing the granary
    • 1 End chest
  • Collectables: 3
    • Bones NE of Tummarlin's Farmstead in a ruined building next to a pyramid of rubble
    • Bones at the Drow field headquarters
    • One other
  • NPC rewards: ML~20 items

Named Chest Drop

  • Drow Piwafwi - Cloak: Hide +15, Move Silently +15, Invisibility Guard, Sneak Attack Bonus +5 [ML:20]
  • Drow Smoke Goggles - Goggles: Blindness Immunity, Manslayer, Seeker +6, Spot -5 [ML:20] (Chest Loot: End Chest)

Monsters

Name(picture) CR Type Race
Draya Dun'Robar(view)
Draya Dun'Robar.jpg
Epic  ♦25Normal ♥29Hard ♠46Elite Elf Drow Elf
Red Weaver(view)
Red Weaver.jpg
Epic  ♦25Normal ♥29Hard ♠46Elite Evil Outsider Demon
Collared Purple Dragon Knight(view)
Collared Purple Dragon Knight.jpg
CRs missing! Humanoid Human
Jevan(view)
Jevan.jpg
Epic  ♦23Normal ♥27Hard ♠43Elite Elf Drow Elf
Kal'anoth(view)
Kal'anoth.jpg
Epic  ♦23Normal ♥27Hard ♠43Elite Elf Drow Elf
Xyra Dun'Robar(view)
Xyra Dun'Robar.jpg
Epic  ♦23Normal ♥27Hard ♠43Elite Elf Drow Elf
Collared Villager(view)
Collared Villager.jpg
CRs missing! Humanoid Human
Drow Archer(view)
Drow Archer.jpg
 ♦22Epic Normal Elf Drow Elf
Drow Necromancer (Forgotten Realms)(view)
Drow Necromancer.jpg
CRs missing! Elf Drow Elf
Drow Slaver(view)
Drow Slaver.jpg
CRs missing! Elf Drow Elf
Drow Warrior(view)
Drow Warrior.jpg
 ♦9Normal ♥11Hard ♠14/25Elite ♦22Epic Normal Elf Drow Elf
Drow Zombie(view)
Drow Zombie.jpg
 ♦Archer: 17, Melee: 18Epic Normal Undead Zombie
Raised War Wizard(view)
Raised War Wizard.jpg
 ♦24Epic Normal Undead Zombie
Skeletal Puppet(view)
Skeletal Puppet.jpg
CRs missing! Undead Skeleton
Slain Villager(view)
Slain Villager.jpg
 ♦17Epic Normal Undead Zombie
Swarmhorde Spider(view)
Swarmhorde Spider.jpg
 ♦12Normal ♥22Epic Hard ♠45Epic Elite Vermin Spider
Undead Necromancer(view)
Undead Necromancer.jpg
 ♦23Epic Normal Undead Zombie

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