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A Stay at the Inn

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The Old Man's Face Inn is an ancient fixture of the tiny hamlet of Tyrluk. Apparently Oriphaun gave one of the Nether Scroll pieces to the inn's bartender.

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A Stay at the Inn
Heroic level: 18
Epic level: 24
Duration: medium
Heroic XP:  ♣2,025Solo/Casual ♦3,502Normal ♥3,628Hard ♠3,754Elite
Epic XP:  ♣7,065Solo/Casual ♦12,135Normal ♥12,494Hard ♠12,853Elite
Takes place in: The Old Man's Face Inn
Bestowed by: Kordo Sweetspire
NPC contact: Kordo Sweetspire
Quest acquired in: Eveningstar
Patron: The Harpers
Base favor: 6
Free to Play: No
Extreme Challenge: No
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Somehow Oriphaun managed to hide one of the Nether Scroll pieces inside a crowded inn.

Take the High Road to Tyrluk, then enter the Old Man's Face Inn and look for the scroll piece.

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


  • Find the Nether Scroll piece
  • Find the Bartender
  • Defeat the enemies in the courtyard
  • Get the Inn Key from the Terrified Villager
  • Clear out the Inn and find the Innkeeper
  • Search the Barn for the Tavern Key
  • Defeat the wizard Wyle and his Minions
  • Speak to Tarys
  • Defeat Tarys and his minions
  • Free the Bartender from the crate
  • (Optional) Confront the Innkeeper about his journal — Bonus (6%): Heroic( ♣122 ♦210 ♥218 ♠225 ) Epic( ♣424 ♦728 ♥750 ♠771 )

Known Traps

Trap DCs (Epic)

  • Bear traps after the Secret door

Tips and Misc

  • In the Courtyard, after talking to the Terrified Villager the first time, there will be several waves of enemies. After they are dead, the Villager will give you a key to the Inn (west door from the courtyard).
  • Inside the Inn, there are enemies patrolling the halls, and also in several of the rooms, who will come out if you pass by. All these must be killed before you can open the door to the Innkeeper (southwest corner). He will give you a key to the Barn (north door off the Courtyard).
  • Inside the Barn, you'll have to defeat a few waves of Umbral Rats and Shadows. Once they are dealt with, pull the lever to cause a ladder to drop down. Go up and around the walks in the barn, fighting several more shadow creatures of various kinds, eventually ending in a battle against the wizard Wyle.
    • Inside the barn chest is no loot, only the key to the Tavern (south from the courtyard) and some Tattered Journal Pages.
    • If you loot the journal and return to the Innkeeper (in his office in the Inn), you can confront him about his past (choose the conversation path which tells him to "come clean..."), then kill him for extra XP and a chest.
    • Before the fight, the Innkeeper will open a secret door where his chest is (see map), and then start the fight. He likes to use Severe Stunning Blow, so having a light monk with Grasp of the Earth Dragon may be helpful.
  • Upstairs in the Tavern is the only shrine in the quest (and a short fight).
  • The end fight is in the Tavern basement (although it can follow characters upstairs). It doesn't start until you speak to Tarys, giving you plenty of time to break stuff and buff up.
  • Release the bartender, and follow him upstairs - you must be near him to trigger the end dialogue, which reveals the Nether Scroll (on the wall next to the chest).
  • The quest doesn't end until you get the Netherese Scroll Fragment off the Tavern's board, if there's anything you'd like to do first (pretty much limited to confronting the Innkeeper or finishing any breakables, if you haven't already).

Bonus XP

  • Aggression bonus: 41 or more monsters killed +10% Bonus.( ♣203 ♦350 ♥363 ♠375 )
  • Onslaught bonus: 54 or more monsters killed +15% Bonus.( ♣304 ♦525 ♥544 ♠563 )
  • Conquest bonus: 66 or more monsters killed +25% Bonus.( ♣506 ♦876 ♥907 ♠939 )
  • Mischief bonus: 31 or more breakables smashed +8% Bonus.( ♣162 ♦280 ♥290 ♠300 )
  • Vandal bonus: 40 or more breakables smashed +10% Bonus.( ♣203 ♦350 ♥363 ♠375 )
  • Ransack bonus: 49 or more breakables smashed +15% Bonus.( ♣304 ♦525 ♥544 ♠563 )
Notes: Onslaught bonus only be achieved by not killing Tarys right away, and allowing umbral creatures to keep spawning; presumably, Conquest can be gotten this way as well. (Aggression/Onslaught may only be achievable on Hard/Elite; Tarys seemed to stop summoning creatures early in the fight on Normal).


  • Chests: 4
    • One in a secret room in the center of the Inn (behind a locked door; on Hard/Elite, it transforms into a mimic and has to be conquered first) (Lock DC)
    • One in the barn (with the key to the Inn)
    • One in a secret room behind the Innkeeper (obtained by confronting him about his journal)
    • End chest behind bar (locked until you defeat Tarys and his minions/talk to the bartender)
  • Collectables: 3
    • Cabinet in the north room along the south corridor in the Inn
    • Adventurer's Pack in a stall in the southwest corner of the Barn
    • Cabinet in the cellar of the Tavern, in the southwest corner
  • NPC rewards: Standard; choose from four

Named Chest Drop

Bastion - Tower Shield - Bound to Character on EquipIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Equip: This item is Bound to Character on Equip - Innkeeper optional chest

Bracers of Twisting Shade - Bracers - Bound to Character on EquipIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Equip: This item is Bound to Character on Equip - End chest


Name(picture) CR Type Race
Branson Blackboot(view)
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 ♦21Normal ♥25Hard ♠31Elite ♦28Epic Normal ♥33Epic Hard Humanoid Human
Chest (monster)(view)
Chest (monster).jpg
CRs missing! Aberration Mimic
Netherese Wizard(view)
Netherese Wizard.jpg
 ♦19Normal ♠28Elite ♦24Epic Normal ♥30Epic Hard Humanoid Human
Sellsword Archer(view)
Sellsword Archer.jpg
 ♦18Normal ♠28Elite ♦24Epic Normal ♥29Epic Hard Humanoid Human
Sellsword Footpad(view)
Sellsword Footpad.jpg
 ♦18Normal ♠28Elite ♥29Epic Hard Humanoid Human
Sellsword Skirmisher(view)
Sellsword Skirmisher.jpg
 ♠28Elite ♥29Epic Hard Humanoid Human
Shadow (Shadowfell)(view)
Shadow (Shadowfell).jpg
 ♦18Normal ♥22Hard ♠19Elite ●29Epic ♦24Epic Normal ♥29Epic Hard Undead Shadow
Summoned Shadow(view)
Summoned Shadow.jpg
 ♠26Elite ♥27Epic Hard Undead Shadow
 ♦21Normal ♠31Elite ♦28Epic Normal ♥33Epic Hard Humanoid Human
 ♦21Normal ♥25Hard ♠31Elite ♦28Epic Normal ♥33Epic Hard ♠65Epic Elite Undead Shadow
Umbral Gargoyle(view)
Umbral Gargoyle.jpg
Undead Shadow
Umbral Rat(view)
Umbral Rat.jpg
 ♠19Elite ♥25Epic Hard Undead Shadow
Umbral Worg(view)
Umbral Worg.png
Undead Shadow
 ♦20Normal ♥24Hard ♠30Elite ♦27Epic Normal ♥31Epic Hard Humanoid Human