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Tower of Frost

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Theobald the Antiquarian is behind on the rent for his tower - and for some reason it's started to snow in the middle of tropical Stormreach.

Tower of Frost
Heroic level: 14
Epic level: 28
Duration: medium
Heroic XP:  ♣1,760Solo/Casual ♦3,062Normal ♥3,191Hard ♠3,320Elite
Epic XP:  ♣8,099Solo/Casual ♦13,866Normal ♥14,234Hard ♠14,601Elite
Takes place in: Theobald's Tower
Bestowed by: Crawben Bix
NPC contact: Crawben Bix
Quest acquired in: The Marketplace
Patron: The Free Agents
Base favor: 5
Free to Play: Yes
Extreme Challenge: No
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Overview

A landlord wants you to evict a tenant named Theobald the Antiquarian who is behind on his rent. There's just one catch - Theobald has apparently disappeared, and for some reason it's started to snow outside his tower in tropical Stormreach. Have Crawben Bix show you the way to Theobald's Tower. Then explore the tower and find the missing wizard.


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

Objectives

  • Find Theobald the Antiquarian
  • Defeat the Ice Mephits
  • Disable the wards on the Eye of Risia: 4 left Located in the fridge on the kitchen level; on the garden level; the summoning circle level; and the library level
  • Use the Claim Ticket in the correct place
  • Create a story using the illusions
  • Use the Lamp in the right place
  • Obtain the Eye of Risia
  • Close the Portal to Risia
  • Defeat the Frost Giants

  • (Optional) Find Nibbles the Squirrel Heroic: +1% Bonus.( ♣18 ♦31 ♥32 ♠33 ) Epic: +1% Bonus.( ♣81 ♦139 ♥142 ♠146 )
  • (Optional) Use Nibbles the Squirrel in the proper place Heroic: +1% Bonus.( ♣18 ♦31 ♥32 ♠33 ) Epic: +1% Bonus.( ♣81 ♦139 ♥142 ♠146 )
  • (Optional) Defeat the Fey Heroic: +20% Bonus.( ♣352 ♦612 ♥638 ♠664 ) Epic: +20% Bonus.( ♣1,620 ♦2,773 ♥2,847 ♠2,920 )
  • (Optional) Find the Vial of Demon Blood Heroic: +1% Bonus.( ♣18 ♦31 ♥32 ♠33 ) Epic: +1% Bonus.( ♣81 ♦139 ♥142 ♠146 )
  • (Optional) Use the Vial of Demon Blood in the proper place Heroic: +1% Bonus.( ♣18 ♦31 ♥32 ♠33 ) Epic: +1% Bonus.( ♣81 ♦139 ♥142 ♠146 )
  • (Optional) Defeat the Demons Heroic: +20% Bonus.( ♣352 ♦612 ♥638 ♠664 ) Epic: +20% Bonus.( ♣1,620 ♦2,773 ♥2,847 ♠2,920 )

Known Traps

Trap and Lock DCs
(6) Acid and Sonic pressure plates on the security level

Tips and Misc

Ground Floor
  • Enter the tower and head north east. Approach the orcs, kill them, and go upstairs.
  • Optionally, if looking for more fight on this level, check the gold piles on the west and the Eye of Risia in the center.
Kitchen
  • Kill orcs in the kitchen, then proceed to the fridge.
  • Kill all mephits in the fridge, then disable the ward on the far wall. This melts some of the orc groups.
  • Avoid the gold piles unless looking for more fight.
  • To access the next level, turn left and up when leaving the fridge.
Servant Quarters
  • Kill some servants in the center of the room. Get Claim Ticket from the table and pull a nearby lever.
(All in-quest items that you need to pick up in this quest are virtual, i.e. anyone in the party can get them, and everyone can turn them in.)
  • Exit to the next level is in the NE corner.
Storage Level
  • Turn in the Claim Ticket for a Shiny Lamp by talking to magic mouth.
  • A lever in the NW corner opens your way upstairs.
Garden
  • Kill Satyrs, animated bushes and destroy hedge walls to reach another ward in the center of the east wall.
  • Optionally, Nibbles can be found in a random location roaming on this level. You can later sacrifice it on the Summoning Circle level for an optional fight.
  • Proceed SE to the next level.
Story puzzle solution
Illusionarium
  • Use the levers near the three stages to populate the stages so that they together form one of the stories that the Magic Mouth lists. When you get a stage right, a light lights up.
  • Talk to the Magic Mouth to verify you got it right. Proceed to a shrine and into Summoning Circle.
Summoning Circle
  • Use the lamp with the Summoning Circle to summon a djinni. He will dispel the whirlwind around the ward of air.
  • Optionally, place Nibbles on the Summoning Circle to summon a bunch of Satyrs and a Dryad boss. Killing them awards XP and a chest.
  • Optionally, place Vial on the Summoning Circle to summon a bunch of Dretches and a Goristro boss. Killing them awards XP and a chest. (Note: Vial of Demon Blood is located on the next floor.)
  • Proceed to the Library.
Library Level
  • Optionally, take the Vial of Demon Blood. You can complete this optional objective on the Summoning Circle level.
  • Kill the Salamanders and disable the ward of fire.
  • Secret door in the center the room hides a locked chest guarded by Crawling Coinage.
  • Proceed to the Security Level.
Security Level
  • This level features some teleporting pressure plates, lot of icy monsters, and also explosive pressure plate traps.
  • Optionally (recommended), solve a trapped puzzle
    to power on the elevator.
    • Bug: Solving the puzzle may not activate the elevator.[1]
  • It also contains a pair of shrines.
  • Exit to the inner sanctum is also located on this level; but first you need to grab the Eye.
Ground Floor
  • Return to the ground floor and grab the Eye of Risia.
  • Use the elevator to beam back up to the Security Center, then proceed to the Inner Sanctum.
Inner Sanctum
  • Throw the Eye into the portal.
  • Kill the Frost Giants.

Epic Normal play-throughs

Bonus XP

  • Aggression bonus: 220-231 or more monsters killed +10% Bonus.( ♣176 ♦306 ♥319 ♠332 )
  • Onslaught bonus: 289-293 or more monsters killed +15% Bonus.( ♣264 ♦459 ♥479 ♠498 )
  • Tamper bonus: 3 or more traps disarmed +10% Bonus.( ♣176 ♦306 ♥319 ♠332 )
  • Neutralization bonus: 4 or more traps disarmed +20% Bonus.( ♣352 ♦612 ♥638 ♠664 )
  • Ingenious Debilitation bonus: 5 or more traps disarmed +30% Bonus.( ♣528 ♦919 ♥957 ♠996 )
  • Mischief bonus: 5 or more breakables smashed +8% Bonus.( ♣141 ♦245 ♥255 ♠266 )

Loot

  • Chests: 4
    • 1 hidden locked chest (DC >= 62 on EN, roll of 20 on knock in the first video)
    • 1 chest after Dryad wave
    • 1 chest after Goristro wave
    • 1 end chest
  • Collectables: 4
    • There appears to be at least two different possibilities for collectables in this quest. It is not dependent on what difficulty you run on (both options were seen on different runs of Epic Hard).
    • Option 1:
      • Reagents Cabinet on the west side of the Kitchen level
      • Fungus near the west door of the Garden level
      • Reagents Cabinet in the Summoning Circle
      • Adventurer's Pack in the secret room on the Library level
    • Option 2:
      • Rubble on the south side of the Servant's Quarters
      • Fungus near the west door of the Garden level
      • Bookshelf in the Illusionarium
      • Adventurer's Pack in the secret room on the Library level
  • NPC rewards:

Named Chest Drop

  • Bottled Winter - Consumable, ML1, BtA: Casts a Fortitude saving condition against target and any enemies in a small radius. Drops occasionally in stack of five (elite) from the end chest.

Heroic gear (ML14, BtA)

Epic gear (ML27, BtA)

Monsters

Name(picture) CR Type Race
Summoned Dryad(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♦17Normal ♦34Epic Normal ♥37Epic Hard Fey Dryad
Tower-bound Goristro(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♦17Normal ♦34Epic Normal Evil Outsider Demon
Tanugash(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♦15Normal ♦32Epic Normal Magical Beast Razor Cat
Animated Swords and Shield(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♦31Epic Normal Construct Animated Object
Crawling Coinage(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♦14Normal ♦31Epic Normal Construct Animated Object
Frost Giant Guard(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♦14Normal ♦31Epic Normal Giant Giant
Hedge(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♦14Normal ♦31Epic Normal Plant Inanimate Object
Orc Factotum(view)
Orc Factotum.png
 ♦15Normal ♦32Epic Normal Orc Orc
Orc Footman(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♦14Normal ♦31Epic Normal Orc Orc
Orc Servitor(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♦14Normal ♦31Epic Normal Orc Orc
Satyr Gardener(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♦14Normal ♦31Epic Normal Fey Satyr
Satyr(view)
Satyr.jpg
CRs missing! Fey Satyr
Thorfin Coldspeaker(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♦17Normal ♦34Epic Normal Giant Giant
Topiary Lion(view)
Topiary Lion.png
 ♦14Normal ♦31Epic Normal Plant Animated Object
Tower Ice Elemental(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♦14Normal ♦31Epic Normal Elemental Ice Elemental
Tower Ice Mephit(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♦14Normal ♦31Epic Normal Air Outsider Mephit
Tower Salamander(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♦14Normal ♦31Epic Normal Evil Outsider Salamander
Tower Winter Wolf(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♦14Normal ♦31Epic Normal Magical Beast Wolf
Tower-bound Dretch(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♦14Normal ♦31Epic Normal Evil Outsider Demon
Tower-bound Living Chain Lightning(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♦14Normal ♦31Epic Normal Ooze Spell
Tower-bound Living Disintegrate(view)
Tower-bound Living Disintegrate.png
 ♦14Normal ♦31Epic Normal Ooze Spell
Troll Servant(view)
Troll Servant.png
 ♦15Normal ♦32Epic Normal Giant Troll

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