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The Deal and the Demon

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Yugoloth mercenaries are found throughout the fiendish planes and other dark corners of the multiverse. They are notorious for serving whichever side suits their purposes - often, the highest bidder.

The Deal and the Demon
Heroic level: None
Epic level: 23
Duration: long
Heroic XP: N/A
Epic XP:  ♣9,006Solo/Casual ♦15,484Normal ♥15,959Hard ♠16,434Elite
Takes place in: The Realm of Ruin
Bestowed by: Ymris
NPC contact: Ymris
Quest acquired in: Eveningstar
Patron: Purple Dragon Knights
Base favor: 8
Free to Play: No
Extreme Challenge: No
The Deal and the Demon map (legend )
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Ymris the Yugoloth has proposed a deal: help him and his mercenaries assassinate the Demon Kishnaurac, and he will help you retrieve the Orb that Kishnaurac is guarding for Lolth. If you can retrieve the Orb, it will bring you one step closer to freeing the Thread of the Weave.

Go to the Realm of Ruin inside the Demonweb and meet Ymris there. You may reach the Demonweb via Eveningstar Cavern.

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


  • Talk to Ymris the yugoloth
  • Remove the Sign of Binding
  • Remove the Sign of Shielding
  • Remove the Sign of Vigilance
  • (Optional) Let Ymris summon mercenaries +7.5% Bonus.( ♣675 ♦1,161 ♥1,197 ♠1,233 )

Known Traps

  • Spell Wards that do substantial fire damage, all can be disabled.

Tips and Misc

  • The chest which contains the Spider-spun Caparison has been moved to the end of the quest and linked to allowing Ymris to summon his mercenaries. Previous to U17 it was near the beginning of the quest; the developers deemed this too easy.
  • Graal'zerub can teleport off of the edge and fall. If this happens he may end up back towards the beginning of the quest. You will have to backtrack to kill him and complete the quest. This can be done after defeating Kishnarac.
  • The Signs can either be touched to disable, which triggers a spell ward, or can be inspected closer to allow a check to be made to disable it without any problems. Binding has a UMD check. Shielding has a Str check. Vigilance has a concentration check.
  • For the optional, the mercs help you kill Arith'narac, but turn on you for the boss fight at the end.
  • Can be run solo in under 5 minutes making it a very fast loot and XP run. You can do the quest for loot over and over without returning to Eveningstar as long as you leave the orb alone.

Bonus XP

  • Aggression bonus: 24 or more monsters killed +10% Bonus. No experience numbers available.
  • Mischief bonus: 16 or more breakables smashed +8% Bonus. No experience numbers available.
  • Vandal bonus: 24 or more breakables smashed +10% Bonus. No experience numbers available.
  • Ransack bonus: 25 or more breakables smashed +15% Bonus. No experience numbers available.


  • Chests: 2
    • 1 end chest for defeating Kishnaurac
    • 1 optional chest for allowing Ymris to summon his mercenaries and defeating them
  • NPC rewards: Standard items, Potion of Major Mnemonic.

Named Chest Drop


Monster Information

Named Monsters:

DC for Signs

Skill Quest Difficulty Skill Total Suspected DC range
Sign of Binding (Use Magical Device roll) Normal 10:Fail 11-?
Hard 42:Fail, 47:Success 42-47
Elite 55:success 42-?
Sign of Shielding (Strength check) Normal 24:Success  ?-24
Hard 24:Success  ?-24
Elite 24:Success  ?-24
Sign of Vigilance (Concentration roll) Normal 35:Success  ?-35
Hard 52:Success  ?-52
Elite 56:Success  ?-56
Convince Ymris to not call his mercenaries (Intimidate roll) Normal 43:Fail 44-56
Hard 56:Success  ?-56
Elite 68: Success  ?-68