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An Element of Chaos

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An Element of Chaos is the 1st quest in the Peril of the Planar Eyes story arcIcon tooltip.pngStory arcs  are chains of quests that make up a story line.
Completing everything in a story arc often yields a nice reward.
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These quests can be completed in any order.
An Element of Chaos • Eye Know Whodunnit • Seizing the Dawn • Beautiful Nightmares


Morgrave University has asked you to retrieve the Eye of Kythri, but it is sealed away, deep in a ruined Sulatar shrine. What lies in wait in this volcanic cavern is anyone's guess.

Peril of the Planar Eyes adpack icon.jpg
DDO Point icon.png Requires access to adventure pack: Peril of the Planar Eyes
An Element of Chaos
Heroic level: 12
Epic level: 32
(considered Legendary)
Duration: medium
Heroic XP:  ♣1,788Solo/Casual ♦3,123Normal ♥3,268Hard ♠3,412Elite
Epic XP:  ♣10,020Solo/Casual ♦17,111Normal ♥17,521Hard ♠17,932Elite
Takes place in: Ancient Sulatar Shrine
Bestowed by: Thaddeus Donbury
NPC contact: Thaddeus Donbury
Quest acquired in: Lordsmarch Plaza
Patron: Morgrave University
Base favor: 5
Purchase: Peril of the Planar Eyes or VIP
Extreme Challenge: No
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Overview

The Eye of Kythri is contained within the ruins of a Sulatar Shrine. Investigate the ruins to find the artifact.


Spoiler Warning: Spoiler material below this point!


Objectives

  • Explore the Sulatar Ruins
  • Open the Cavern Shrine Door
  • Enter the Deeper Chambers
  • Slay Ik'thanor the Devourer
  • Retrieve the Eye of Kythri
  • (Optional) Slay K'Laren Fireblade — Bonus (10%): Heroic( ♣179 ♦312 ♥327 ♠341 ) Legendary( ♣1,002 ♦1,711 ♥1,752 ♠1,793 )

What to Expect

  • 'Simon-Says' style puzzle (repeat pattern)
  • respawning monsters (upstairs after defeating the efreet)

Known Traps

Trap and Lock DCs

  • Two sets of spiked floor blades, the first immediately after the first sealed door, the second across the intersection from the shrine. (Trap Control panel for each before spikes on the right.)
  • Various Elemental damage type traps downstairs: cannot be disarmed

Tips and Misc

Unlike some other quests in this adventure pack, this is a fairly short and straightforward quest.

  • Entrance to the quest is at the southern end of the map.
  • All elemental resists/protections except Sonic are helpful.
Upstairs
  • Proceed forward, clearing a few encounters on the main path and side rooms before solving a "Simon Says" puzzle to open the first door.
  • Mind the two spike traps (details above). These can be easily dodged with a bit of timing.
  • You'll need to throw two levers to open the door beyond the chasm. The large gear lever won't unlock until the nearby efreet Darnoc the Everburning is slain.
  • There's a guarded shrine in the last side room here. The next (and last) shrine is more heavily guarded, so consider before using this one early.
  • Kill the efreet, throw the lever, grab the chest. Mobs respawn back at the last intersection and side rooms when you throw the large lever; hirelings, and such are not safe if left at the shrine.
  • Backtrack a few rooms and throw the large gear to open the way west.
Halfway down (optional)
  • Jump (or climb, ladder south side of ledge) down into the fiery lava chasm, onto the narrow path at the bottom. Behind a Secret door halfway down, there are a few drow guards, K'Laren Fireblade, a collectable and a chest. Climb back up and continue.
  • (minor bug: The secret door is already in a revealed state.)
Elemental cave
  • Fight the first two of several mixed groups of rather tough slaads. Be aware that slaads regenerate over time.
  • Jump down into a different cavern and another group of slaads; this time the area is littered with four types of elemental risks: heat, cold, acid and electric. Some are timed, but stay out of any water and off the ice in the boss room.
  • One more shrine shows up in a side room.
  • Be warned that approaching the area just outside the shrine will trigger both a group of Slaad and some nearby Hidden Hand cultists. However, if dead, you can run to the shrine and use it to resurrect without triggering the groups until you step out again.
  • The end fight triggers as soon as you approach the eye; a wall of fire springs up a short distance from the Dais, blocking further access until the boss dies. Kill Ik'thanor the grey slaad, grab the eye, loot chest.
  • Be warned that if you leave the quest with Extreme Cold still active (from ice in end-fight room), it won't wear off until you log out and in again, even persisting through death.

Bonus XP

  • Aggression bonus: 49 or more monsters killed +10% Bonus.( ♣179 ♦312 ♥327 ♠341 )
  • Onslaught bonus: 64 or more monsters killed +15% Bonus.( ♣268 ♦468 ♥490 ♠512 )
  • Conquest bonus: 78 or more monsters killed +25% Bonus.( ♣447 ♦781 ♥817 ♠853 )
  • Tamper bonus: 1 or more trap disarmed +10% Bonus.( ♣179 ♦312 ♥327 ♠341 )
  • Mischief bonus: 9 or more breakables smashed +8% Bonus.( ♣143 ♦250 ♥261 ♠273 )
  • Vandal bonus: 12 or more breakables smashed +10% Bonus.( ♣179 ♦312 ♥327 ♠341 )
  • Ransack bonus: 14 or more breakables smashed +15% Bonus.( ♣268 ♦468 ♥490 ♠512 )

External Links

Aldbar's Solo Walkthrough & Guide

Loot

  • Chests: 3
    • One for defeating efreet near lever
    • One optional for defeating K'Laren Fireblade (behind the Secret door)
    • One end chest
  • Collectables: 2

NPC end rewards

Randomly generated loot, ML correlates with effective quest level.

Named Chest Drop

Last Edited Item Type Enhancements ML Bind Quests
  • Update 49
  • 3 years and 28 days
  • BugTime
Ik'thanor's Signet Ring
Ik'thanor's Signet Ring.png
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Ring  12 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire An Element of Chaos, End chest
  • Update 49
  • 3 years and 28 days
  • BugTime
Chaos in a Bottle
Chaos in a Bottle.png
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Trinket  12 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire An Element of Chaos, End chest
Fusible Sceptre of Corrosion
Fusible Sceptre of Corrosion.png
(edit)
Club  12 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire An Element of Chaos, End chest
Malleable Sceptre of Devotion
Malleable Sceptre of Devotion.png
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Club  12 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire An Element of Chaos, End chest
Malleable Sceptre of Reconstruction
Malleable Sceptre of Reconstruction.png
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Club  12 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire An Element of Chaos, End chest
  • Update 50.0.1
  • 2 years, 9 months, and 16 days
  • Slaet
Legendary Ik'thanor's Signet Ring
Legendary Ik'thanor's Signet Ring.png
(edit)
Ring  29 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire An Element of Chaos, End chest
  • Update 50.0.1
  • 2 years, 9 months, and 15 days
  • Slaet
Legendary Chaos in a Bottle
Legendary Chaos in a Bottle.png
(edit)
Trinket  29 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire An Element of Chaos, End chest
Legendary Fusible Sceptre of Corrosion
Legendary Fusible Sceptre of Corrosion.png
(edit)
Club  29 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire An Element of Chaos, End chest
Legendary Malleable Sceptre of Devotion
Legendary Malleable Sceptre of Devotion.png
(edit)
Club  29 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire An Element of Chaos, End chest
Legendary Malleable Sceptre of Reconstruction
Legendary Malleable Sceptre of Reconstruction.png
(edit)
Club  29 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire An Element of Chaos, End chest
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Monsters

Name ( picture ) CR Type Race
Darnoc the Everburning( view
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 ♦15Normal ♥17Hard ♠20Elite ♦35Epic Normal ♥39Epic Hard ♠44Epic Elite Evil Outsider Efreet
Hidden Hand Claw( view
Hidden Hand Claw.png
 • edit )
 ♦12Normal ♥14Hard ♠17Elite ♦32Epic Normal ♥36Epic Hard ♠40Epic Elite Humanoid Human
Hidden Hand Finger( view
Hidden Hand Finger.png
 • edit )
 ♦12Normal ♥14Hard ♠17Elite ♦32Epic Normal ♥36Epic Hard ♠40Epic Elite Humanoid Human
Hidden Hand Palm( view
Hidden Hand Palm.png
 • edit )
 ♦12Normal ♥14Hard ♠17Elite ♦32Epic Normal ♥36Epic Hard ♠40Epic Elite Humanoid Human
Ik'thanor the Devourer( view
Ik'thanor the Devourer.png
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 ♦15Normal ♥17Hard ♠20Elite ♦35Epic Normal ♥39Epic Hard ♠44Epic Elite Aberration Slaad
K'Laren Fireblade( view
K'Laren Fireblade.png
 • edit )
 ♦15Normal ♥17Hard ♠20Elite ♦35Epic Normal ♥39Epic Hard ♠44Epic Elite Elf Drow Elf
Kythri Blue Slaad( view
Kythri Blue Slaad.png
 • edit )
 ♦12Normal ♥14Hard ♠17Elite ♦32Epic Normal ♥36Epic Hard ♠40Epic Elite Aberration Slaad
Kythri Green Slaad( view
Kythri Green Slaad.png
 • edit )
 ♦13Normal ♥15Hard ♠18Elite ♦33Epic Normal ♥37Epic Hard ♠41Epic Elite Aberration Slaad
Kythri Red Slaad( view
Kythri Red Slaad.png
 • edit )
 ♦12Normal ♥14Hard ♠17Elite ♦32Epic Normal ♥36Epic Hard ♠40Epic Elite Aberration Slaad
Magmaborn Salamander( view
Magmaborn Salamander.png
 • edit )
 ♦13Normal ♥15Hard ♠18Elite ♦33Epic Normal ♥37Epic Hard ♠41Epic Elite Evil Outsider Salamander
Sulatar Shrine Defender( view
Sulatar Shrine Defender.png
 • edit )
 ♦13Normal ♥15Hard ♠18Elite ♦33Epic Normal ♥37Epic Hard ♠41Epic Elite Elf Drow Elf
Sulatar Shrine Guardian( view
Sulatar Shrine Guardian.png
 • edit )
 ♦12Normal ♥14Hard ♠17Elite ♦32Epic Normal ♥36Epic Hard ♠40Epic Elite Elf Drow Elf