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The Grotto

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This Grotto is damp, dark and forbidding. Strange odors mingle with the cold sea drafts, and whispered chants echo in the distance.

The Grotto
Heroic level: 1
Epic level: None
Duration: Medium
Heroic XP:  ♣304Solo/Casual
Epic XP: N/A
Takes place in: The Grotto
Bestowed by: Jeets Shimis
NPC contact: Jeets Shimis
Quest acquired in: Shipwreck Shore
Patron: none
Base favor: None (solo only)
Free to Play: Yes
Extreme Challenge: No
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Overview

Help the Cleric, Cellimas Villuhne, in the Grotto caves.


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

Objectives

  • Speak with the Cleric, Cellimas
  • Follow the Cleric, Cellimas, into the cave
  • Climb the ladder
  • Drop through the crevice
  • Find & eliminate the sahuagin guard
  • Use the lever to open the gate
  • Follow the adventurers deeper into the cave
  • Use the lever to open the door
  • Destroy the evil sahuagin
  • Explore the chamber for a way out
  • Find the key to the chamber exit
  • Unlock the chamber exit
  • Proceed to the Rest Shrine
  • (Optional) Use the Rest Shrine +0% Bonus.( ♣0 )
  • Scout ahead with the Rogue, Jeets
  • Speak with the Rogue, Jeets, about the trap
  • Bypass the trap
  • Open the gate door
  • Proceed to the rear cave
  • Slay the High Priestess and her guards
  • Search the treasure chest
  • Look for the exit to Korthos Village
  • Find the Secret Door (Use Looking Glass Icon)
  • Speak with the Cleric, Cellimas
  • Find the exit to Korthos Village

What to Expect

  • Trap (fixed)
  • Spawning/respawning monsters

Known Traps

Trap DCs

  • Blade trap on the door immediately after the rest shrine. If you can't or don't want to disarm it, you can ask the NPC Jeets to disarm if for you.

Slashing Blades Trap: Damage 1 to 6 untyped damage, Reflex DC 8 halves, Spot DC 1, Search DC 1, Disable DC 7

Tips and Misc

  • This is a tutorial quest, intended to teach new players some of the very basics of the game. As such, the character (and pet, if any) will be warded by Protection from Death (don't get used to it, you only get it here[Unverified"you only get it here" has not been verified in-game. Please verify it!]).
  • This quest also introduces one of the storylines and a few recurring characters.
  • At least one character on the game server must complete this quest solo in order to get into Korthos Village.
  • The first character on every server has to go through the Grotto; after that, every character is given the option of skipping the 'The Grotto' upon awakening at the beach. This effectively skips the Grotto and puts the character at the normal quest exit in snowy Korthos. You're given 850 XP, all the gear you might have looted from the chest and your choice of quest reward items that would have been offered by Cellimas.
    • You'll get very slightly more XP if you don't skip it. 910 normally counting the 470 you get for Shipwreck Shore, 925 if you disabled the trap. You'll also get very slightly more XP if you break everything on the path before entering - an extra 60 XP
  • Players may also separately choose to skip the entire Snowy Korthos storyline, which will allow them to immediately group with all other players. Simply go and speak with the First Mate near the docks in order to skip the storyline and go to Stormreach. Be warned this action cannot be reverted, but has no real consequence on any game play mechanics - you may still complete all the same quests. You simply miss out on a small amount of storyline.
  • You can spot and search the hidden door regardless of your ability scores.
  • If you Recall rather than using the exit, you'll wind up at the entrance to the Grotto. Cellimas will be waiting there to escort you to Korthos; Talbron will be in the camp and direct you back up the path to Cellimas; and Jeets will be back on the beach, apparently too busy looting the wreckage to talk to you.
  • This quest has three unique entries to your Monster Manual. The Sahuagin Warriors are the only monster type that reappear later in other quests.

Bonus XP

  • Tamper bonus: 1
    • Only applies if your character disables the trap, not if Jeets does it.

External links:

Loot

  • Chests: 1
    • 1 for killing the Sahuagin High Priestess

Named Chest Drop

The following StarterStarter: Starter equipment cannot be traded, sold or crafted. items are looted from a chest, or given if you choose to skip The Grotto.

Monsters

Name(picture) CR Type Race
Sahuagin High Priestess(view)
Sahuagin High Priestess.jpg
 ♦N/ANormal ♥N/AHard ♠N/AElite Monstrous Humanoid Sahuagin
Aging Sahuagin Warrior(view)
Aging Sahuagin Warrior.jpg
 ♦N/ANormal ♥N/AHard ♠N/AElite Monstrous Humanoid Sahuagin
Sahuagin Elite Guard(view)
Sahuagin Elite Guard.jpg
 ♦N/ANormal ♥N/AHard ♠N/AElite Monstrous Humanoid Sahuagin
Sahuagin Warrior(view)
Sahuagin Warrior.jpg
 ♦1Normal ♥2Hard ♠4Elite Monstrous Humanoid Sahuagin

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