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A Raven at the Door

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The wereraven Yesper Cantemir has snuck into Strahd's Castle, hoping to steal something of value. Now you must go back in and try to steal Yesper back out.

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DDO Point icon.png Requires access to adventure pack: Mists of Ravenloft
A Raven at the Door
Heroic level: 11
Epic level: 31
(considered Legendary)
Duration: long
Heroic XP:  ♣3,069Solo/Casual ♦5,380Normal ♥5,643Hard ♠5,908Elite
Epic XP:  ♣17,777Solo/Casual ♦30,380Normal ♥31,133Hard ♠31,885Elite
Takes place in: Castle Ravenloft, Servant's Door
Bestowed by: Oksana Cantemir
NPC contact: Oksana Cantemir
Quest acquired in: The Land of Barovia
Patron: Keepers of the Feather
Base favor: 6
Free to Play: No
Extreme Challenge: No
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Overview

A Raven at the Door is the 2nd quest in The Vampire Hunters story arcIcon tooltip.pngStory arcs are chains of chains or quests that make up a story line.
Completing everything in a story arc often yields a nice reward.
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The first three quests can be completed in any order to unlock Sealed in Amber.
Oath of Vengeance • A Raven at the Door • Mad Tea Party • Sealed in Amber

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

Objectives

  • Discover the fate of Yesper the Raven
  • Check the Upper Servant Quarters
  • Investigate the top of the South Tower
  • Speak with the Hags
  • Defeat Drolga and her sister
  • Search the Coven's lair
  • Enter the Treasury’s magical tower near the study on level three
  • Defeat the Treasury's Guardians
  • Loot the Castle Treasury
  • (Optional) Cull Strahd's forces — Bonus (15%): Heroic( ♣460 ♦807 ♥846 ♠886 ) Epic( ♣2,667 ♦4,557 ♥4,670 ♠4,783 )
  • (Optional) Defeat the Sisters of Strahd — Bonus (30%): Heroic( ♣921 ♦1,614 ♥1,693 ♠1,772 ) Epic( ♣5,333 ♦9,114 ♥9,340 ♠9,566 )
  • (Optional) Defeat Strahd’s Hate — Bonus (12%): Heroic( ♣368 ♦646 ♥677 ♠709 ) Epic( ♣2,133 ♦3,646 ♥3,736 ♠3,826 )
  • (Optional) Get Yesper the Raven safely out of the dungeons — Bonus (25%): Heroic( ♣767 ♦1,345 ♥1,411 ♠1,477 ) Epic( ♣4,444 ♦7,595 ♥7,783 ♠7,971 )
  • (Optional) Impress the Vistani (Basement Level: The Larders of Ill Omen) — Bonus (12%): Heroic( ♣368 ♦646 ♥677 ♠709 ) Epic( ♣2,133 ♦3,646 ♥3,736 ♠3,826 )
  • (Optional) Defeat Arrigal and his gang — Bonus (8%): Heroic( ♣246 ♦430 ♥451 ♠473 ) Epic( ♣1,422 ♦2,430 ♥2,491 ♠2,551 )

Known Traps

Teleport Traps (Dungeon), Evil Pulse Trap (Chamberlain's Office), Spinning Blades (Basement)
Search & Spot DCs for Trap and Secret Door: Heroic, Epic
Disable Device DC: Heroic, Epic

Tips and Misc

You return to Castle Ravenloft. This time, your objectives are much more straightforward than in the Invitation to Dinner.

Read journal
  • Start by heading up the stairs to find the Small secret box in the Upper Servants Quarter.
  • Read the journal left therein. Pay attention carefully to what you read. The options later are not easily distinguishable.
Get the journal and read through the 5 entries.
Reading the journal, the first entry.
Reading the journal, the second entry.
Reading the journal, the third entry.
Reading the journal, the fourth entry.
Reading the journal, the fifth (and the last) entry.
Meet the hags
  • Go to South Tower and climb to the top. (Multiple ways exist to reach South Tower)
    • From the Tower take top exit to the Spires of Ravenloft (Level 4), turn right in the portrait room to the double doors at the east wall, enter, and keep going up.
    • A door which was blocked (by a door) in the previous quest can now be opened, because you read the code word in the journal.
  • Speak with Drolga, kill them both, read/loot the adventure pack nearby.
  • As your are fighting the hags, the cauldron serves as a portal to the Plane of Fire allowing the hags to summon fire mephits; you can interact with the cauldron after the fight with the hags has commenced, and use the password 'GORAH' to close the portal (the correct password is indicated in the 4th journal entry in the Upper Servants Quarter)
  • Take Silver Key if you're interested in doing the Free Yesper optional.
Loot the treasury
  • Note: This concludes the quest. If you are working for break/trap/secret door bonuses, do this last.
  • Return to South Tower. Spires of Ravenloft was level 4, you need to go down one floor to level 3.
  • Head for the study, secret door in the fire place, and the treasury tower.
  • Interact with the door to use potion of gaseous form from hag's pack to enter the treasury.
  • Kill defenders and loot.
Free Yesper optional (second chest with named loot)
  • Get silver key from hags.
  • Go to the Dungeons (for example at the bottom of South Stairs).
  • Watch out for teleport traps. Hug left wall to avoid them.
  • Find Yesper in south prison in the SE corner (left from South Stairs), kill hag.
  • NOTE - opening the north prison with the key makes this optional not completable.
Sisters of Strahd optional

Sisters of Strahd (7 total) are in:

  • Top of South Tower (Drolga and her sister) (2)
  • Dungeons, south prison (guarding Yesper) (1)
  • Dining Hall (1)
  • Level 2, NW chamber (marked "South Guard Tower" on map) (1)
  • Level 3, Bath Chamber (2)
Tips
  • There are many secret doors in this quest. Some short cuts and others necessary. The one in the Servant's Quarters has a high DC but, it is a short cut.

Bonus XP

  • Devious bonus: 39 or fewer monsters killed +7% Bonus.( ♣215 ♦377 ♥395 ♠414 )
  • Tamper bonus: 7 or more traps disarmed +10% Bonus.( ♣307 ♦538 ♥564 ♠591 )
  • Neutralization bonus: 9 or more traps disarmed +20% Bonus.( ♣614 ♦1,076 ♥1,129 ♠1,182 )
  • Observance bonus: 7 or more secret doors discovered +8% Bonus.( ♣246 ♦430 ♥451 ♠473 )
  • Perception bonus: 9 or more secret doors discovered +10% Bonus.( ♣307 ♦538 ♥564 ♠591 )
  • Vigilant Sight bonus: 11 or more secret doors discovered +15% Bonus.( ♣460 ♦807 ♥846 ♠886 )
  • Mischief bonus: >23 or more breakables smashed +8% Bonus.( ♣246 ♦430 ♥451 ♠473 )

Loot

  • Chests: 5
    • 1 for defeating Crina, guarding Yesper the Raven in SE cell of dungeon (has named loot)
    • 1 for defeating Raluca and Andreea
    • 1 in Castle Treasury (has named loot)
    • 1 in Chamberlain's Office (trapped and locked)
    • 1 for defeating Elisabeta (in the South Guard Tower on the second level)
  • Collectables: See list in An Invitation to Dinner
  • NPC rewards:

Named Chest Drop

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Phasecloak
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Cloak 10 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire A Raven at the Door, End chest, Rescue Yesper From The Dungeons optional chest
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Bracers of the Fallen Hero
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Bracers 10 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire A Raven at the Door, End chest, Rescue Yesper from the Dungeons optional chest
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Memory of Hiding in Darkness
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Docent 10 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire A Raven at the Door, End chest, Rescue Yesper From The Dungeons optional chest
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Reflective Bloodstone
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Necklace 10 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire A Raven at the Door, End chest, Rescue Yesper From The Dungeons optional chest
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Skulled Ring
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Ring 10 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire A Raven at the Door, End chest, Rescue Yesper From The Dungeons optional chest
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Legendary Bracers of the Fallen Hero
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Bracers 29 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire A Raven at the Door, End chest, Rescue Yesper from the Dungeons optional chest
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Legendary Phasecloak
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Cloak 29 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire A Raven at the Door, End chest, Rescue Yesper From The Dungeons optional chest
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Legendary Memory of Hiding in Darkness
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Docent 29 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire A Raven at the Door, End chest, Rescue Yesper from the Dungeons chest
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Legendary Reflective Bloodstone
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Necklace 29 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire A Raven at the Door, End chest, Rescue Yesper From The Dungeons optional chest
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Legendary Skulled Ring
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Ring 29 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire A Raven at the Door, End chest, Rescue Yesper From The Dungeons optional chest
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Monsters

Name(picture) CR Type Race
Agrapina(view)
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 ♦13Normal ♥15Hard ♠18Elite ♦35Epic Normal Evil Outsider Hag
Andreea(view)
Hag Andreea.jpg
 ♦12Normal ♥14Hard Evil Outsider Hag
Animated Arms(view)
Animated Arms.jpg
 ♦11Normal ♥13Hard ♠16Elite ♣32Epic Casual ♦32Epic Normal ♥36Epic Hard Construct Animated Object
Arrigal(view)
Arrigal.png
 ♥15Hard ♦34Epic Normal Humanoid Human
Barovian Fire Mephit(view)
Barovian Fire Mephit.png
 ♥13Hard ♠16Elite ♦32Epic Normal Fire Outsider Mephit
Barovian Gargoyle(view)
Barovian Gargoyle.jpg
 ♦11Normal ♥13Hard ♠16Elite ♦32Epic Normal Monstrous Humanoid Gargoyle
Barovian Witch(view)
Barovian Witch.jpg
 ♦12Normal ♥14Hard ♠17Elite ♦32Epic Normal Humanoid Hag
Benighted Ghast(view)
Benighted Ghast.jpg
 ♦11Normal ♥13Hard ♠16Elite ♦32Epic Normal Undead Ghoul
Benighted Ghoul(view)
Benighted Ghoul.jpg
 ♦10Normal ♥12Hard ♠15Elite ♦31Epic Normal Undead Ghoul
Benighted Warrior(view)
Benighted Warrior.jpg
 ♦11Normal ♥13Hard ♠15Elite ♦31Epic Normal Undead Ghoul
Benighted Wizard(view)
Benighted Wizard.jpg
 ♦11Normal ♥13Hard ♠16Elite ♦32Epic Normal Undead Wight
Castle Sentinel(view)
Castle Sentinel.jpg
 ♦13Normal ♥15Hard ♠18Elite ♦35Epic Normal ♥38Epic Hard Construct Golem
Crawling Claw(view)
Crawling Claw.jpg
 ♦10Normal ♥12Hard ♠15Elite ♣31Epic Casual ♦31Epic Normal Undead Zombie
Crina(view)
Hag Crina.jpg
 ♦12Normal ♥14Hard ♠17Elite Evil Outsider Hag
Drolga(view)
Hag Drolga.jpg
 ♦13Normal ♥15Hard ♠18Elite ♦35Epic Normal Evil Outsider Hag
Elisabeta(view)
Hag Elizabeta.jpg
 ♦12Normal ♥14Hard ♠17Elite ♦34Epic Normal Evil Outsider Hag
Emil Toranescu(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♥16Hard Monstrous Humanoid Werewolf
Felix Blackarrow(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♦14Normal ♥16Hard Undead Skeleton
Fire Mephit Warrior(view)
Fire Mephit Warrior.jpg
 ♥14Hard ♠14Elite Fire Outsider Mephit
Flesh Golem (Barovia)(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♦11Normal ♥13Hard ♠16Elite Construct Golem
Forsaken Wraith(view)
Forsaken Wraith.jpg
 ♦12Normal ♥14Hard ♠17Elite ♦33Epic Normal ♥37Epic Hard Undead Wraith
Grim Shadow(view)
Grim Shadow.jpg
 ♦11Normal ♥13Hard ♠16Elite ♦32Epic Normal Undead Shadow
Havel Tarus(view)
Havel Tarus.jpg
 ♦14Normal ♥16Hard ♠19Elite ♦35Epic Normal ♥39Epic Hard Undead Skeleton
Raluca(view)
Hag Raluca.jpg
 ♦12Normal ♥14Hard ♠17Elite ♦34Epic Normal Evil Outsider Hag
Restless Soul(view)
Restless Soul.jpg
 ♦11Normal ♥13Hard ♠15Elite ♦32Epic Normal Undead Spectre
Shadow of Hate(view)
Shadow of Hate.jpg
 ♦13Normal ♥16Hard ♠19Elite ♦35Epic Normal ♥39Epic Hard Evil Outsider Demon
Strahd Zombie(view)
Strahd Zombie.jpg
 ♦11Normal ♥13Hard ♠16Elite ♣32Epic Casual ♦32Epic Normal ♥36Epic Hard Undead Zombie
Strahd's Hate(view)
Strahd's Hate.jpg
 ♦13Normal ♠18Elite ♦35Epic Normal ♥39Epic Hard ♠63Epic Elite Elemental Air Elemental
Tormented Souls(view)
Tormented Souls.png
 ♦11Normal ♥13Hard ♠16Elite ♦32Epic Normal Undead Spectre
Undead Arcanist(view)
Undead Arcanist.jpg
 ♦12Normal ♥14Hard ♠17Elite ♦32Epic Normal Undead Skeleton
Undead Archer(view)
Undead Archer.jpg
 ♦10Normal ♥12Hard ♠17Elite ♦31Epic Normal ♥35Epic Hard Undead Skeleton
Undead Conscript(view)
Undead Conscript.jpg
 ♦10Normal ♥12Hard ♠15Elite ♦31Epic Normal ♥35Epic Hard Undead Skeleton
Vampire Spawn Archer(view)
Vampire Spawn Archer.jpg
 ♦11Normal ♥13Hard ♠16Elite ♦32Epic Normal ♥36Epic Hard ♠?Epic Elite Undead Vampire
Vampire Spawn Mage(view)
Vampire Spawn Mage.jpg
 ♦11Normal ♥13Hard ♠16Elite ♦32Epic Normal ♥36Epic Hard ♠?Epic Elite Undead Vampire
Vampire Spawn Rogue(view)
Vampire Spawn Rogue.jpg
 ♦11Normal ♥13Hard ♠16Elite ♦32Epic Normal ♥36Epic Hard ♠?Epic Elite Undead Vampire
Vampire Spawn Warrior(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♠16Elite ♦32Epic Normal ♥36Epic Hard ♠?Epic Elite Undead Vampire
Vasilica(view)
Hag Vasilica.jpg
 ♦12Normal ♥14Hard ♦34Epic Normal Evil Outsider Hag
Vistani Bandit(view)
Vistani Bandit.jpg
 ♦11Normal ♥13Hard ♦31Epic Normal Humanoid Human
Vistani Scout(view)
Vistani Scout.jpg
 ♦11Normal ♥13Hard ♦31Epic Normal Humanoid Human