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Bargain of Blood

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Bargain of Blood is the 1st quest in the Sentinels of Stormreach 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.
The first three quests can be completed in any order to unlock The Tide Turns.
Bargain of Blood • The Black Loch • Storm the Beaches • The Tide Turns

The Blood Tide pirates created the Bargain Bazaar as a place to sell their plundered loot.

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Bargain of Blood
Heroic level: 7
Epic level: 20
Duration: Medium
Heroic XP:  ♣1,003Solo/Casual ♦1,778Normal ♥1,882Hard ♠1,987Elite
Epic XP:  ♣5,192Solo/Casual ♦8,953Normal ♥9,252Hard ♠9,551Elite
Takes place in: The Bargain Bazaar
Bestowed by: Lille d'Deneith
NPC contact: Lille d'Deneith
Quest acquired in: House Deneith
Patron: House Deneith
Base favor: 4
Purchase: Sentinels of Stormreach or VIP
Extreme Challenge: No
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The Blood Tide has set up a makeshift marketplace called the Bargain Bazaar. Here the pirates sell the booty they have accumulated through their illicit activies (sic). The merchants of Stormreach want the Bargain Bazaar shut down.

Travel to the Bargain Bazaar in the Searing Heights and kill the General Manager. The Searing Heights can be reached from a gate on the south side of the Marketplace. The entrance to the Bargain Bazaar can be found in the southwest of the Searing Heights.

  • Note that although the quest is acquired (and then the chain continued) in House Deneith, the entrance to this first quest is found centered on the southern edge of Searing Heights, just south of the Crumbled Archway. Enter into Searing Heights via the gate in the southwestern edge of The Marketplace, and follow the road in front of you that winds south then west over stone bridges to the quest entrance.
    • Alternatively, speak to Vyra d'Deneith who will transport you straight to the entrance of Searing Heights.

Spoiler Warning: Spoiler material below this point!


  • Find a way past the front gate.
  • Find a way into the west section of the bazaar.
  • Kill the General Manager
  • (Optional) Destroy the Assassination Logbook — Bonus (30%): Heroic( ♣301 ♦533 ♥565 ♠596 ) Epic( ♣1,558 ♦2,686 ♥2,776 ♠2,865 )
  • (Optional) Free the slaves - 6 total — Bonus (30%): Heroic( ♣301 ♦533 ♥565 ♠596 ) Epic( ♣1,558 ♦2,686 ♥2,776 ♠2,865 )
  • (Optional) Meet up with House Deneith scouts — Bonus (15%): Heroic( ♣150 ♦267 ♥282 ♠298 ) Epic( ♣779 ♦1,343 ♥1,388 ♠1,433 )

Known Traps

Trap DCs

  • Spinning blades in front of the North-west shrine; control panel is up the ladder, south of the switch.
  • Spinning blades on the ramp to the slave market; control panel is on the ground in the North-west corner before the gate. Do NOT hit the lever above the gate; that will activate the trap, even if it's been disabled.
  • Spikes around the slave traps; use levers (see below) to disable them.
  • Spinning blades before first gate to the end room (near the Magic Mouth saying "Keep out!"); control panel is on the ground to the south
  • Spinning blades on ramp leading to the second gate to the end room; control panel is on the ground to the north.
  • Spikes around the lever near the General Manager's chair; the lever there will activate them. The ACTUAL lever to open the gate to the chest is on the fountain to the southwest.

Tips and Misc

  • To get past the various gates, you often need to shoot a lever above it (one of the nearby breakables will drop a bow and 10 arrows); the lever can be hit with a thrown weapon using Targeting Mode T.
  • After going through the second gate, you must climb to the top of the guard tower in the middle of the yard and manually pull the lever at the top. You cannot get through the next gate (to the slave pens) without doing this.
  • Many of the traps can be avoided by not activating the lever above the gate gem or next to the slave pen door. Look for other levers nearby.
    • For the final gate, shoot the left-hand lever above the gate.
    • In general, only shoot targets that have a gem immediately below them (i.e. within a foot or two below the target lever) and only pull levers that you can see an unlit gem behind the handle.
    • In short, only use the levers marked in red on the map.
  • The Bazaar has many Magic Mouths spread all over being used as advertisement for the Bazaar.
  • The logbook is due south of the entrance, and is guarded by the First Mate and Nakar Brightedge.
  • The slave market is to the North-west; the lever above the gate will activate the spinning blades, even if the trap's already been disabled.
  • The House Deneith mercenaries will be along the river on the way to the slave market. There will be a break in the fence to the north, and a path down. The mercenaries are one battle cleric and several men at arms, all Humans, CR  ♠12Elite. You can spur them by talking to them.
  • The levers by the gates to the slave pens will activate spikes; to open the pens, you need to flip the lever up the stairs to the west, and then the 5 levers on the bottom row in the newly-opened North-west pen. The lever above the five will activate spikes in that pen.
  • The way the tiny Manager sits on top of the large General Manager is reminiscent of Master Blaster in Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, even including the compound name. The kobold "Manager" refers in combat dialogue to his minotaur mount/guard as "The General".

Bonus XP

  • Discreet bonus: 28 or fewer monsters killed +5% Bonus.( ♣50 ♦89 ♥94 ♠99 )
  • Aggression bonus: 33 or more monsters killed +10% Bonus.( ♣100 ♦178 ♥188 ♠199 )
  • Onslaught bonus: 67 or more monsters killed +15% Bonus.( ♣150 ♦267 ♥282 ♠298 )
  • Conquest bonus: 100 or more monsters killed +25% Bonus.( ♣251 ♦445 ♥471 ♠497 )
  • Tamper bonus: 2 or more traps disarmed +10% Bonus.( ♣100 ♦178 ♥188 ♠199 )
  • Neutralization bonus: 3 or more traps disarmed +20% Bonus.( ♣201 ♦356 ♥376 ♠397 )
  • Ingenious Debilitation bonus: 4 or more traps disarmed +30% Bonus.( ♣301 ♦533 ♥565 ♠596 )
  • Mischief bonus: 31 or more breakables smashed +8% Bonus.( ♣80 ♦142 ♥151 ♠159 )
  • Vandal bonus: 44 or more breakables smashed +10% Bonus.( ♣100 ♦178 ♥188 ♠199 )
  • Ransack bonus: 54 or more breakables smashed +15% Bonus.( ♣150 ♦267 ♥282 ♠298 )

External Links


  • Chests: Three minimum
    • One near the Assassination Logbook
    • One in the slave pen with the switches for the other pens
    • One after killing the General Manager and Manager
  • Collectables: Four
    • Cabinet west of the Logbook
    • Two Adventurer's Packs in slave pens
    • Cabinet in the South-east corner of the central market

NPC end rewards

Selection of 4 random items, ML1–4


Name ( picture ) CR Type Race
Blood Tide Archer (hobgoblin)( view
Blood Tide Archer (hobgoblin).jpg
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 ♦7Normal ♥9Hard ♠12Elite ♦22Epic Normal ♥30Epic Hard Goblinoid Hobgoblin
Blood Tide Creeper( view
Blood Tide Creeper.jpg
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 ♦7Normal ♥9Hard ♠12Elite ♦22Epic Normal ♥30Epic Hard Elf Drow Elf
Blood Tide Pirate( view
Blood Tide Pirate.jpg
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 ♦7Normal ♥9Hard ♠12Elite ♦22Epic Normal ♥30Epic Hard Goblinoid Hobgoblin
Blood Tide Sharpshooter( view
Blood Tide Sharpshooter.jpg
 • edit )
 ♦7Normal ♥9Hard ♠12Elite ♦22Epic Normal ♥30Epic Hard ♠45Epic Elite Elf Drow Elf
Blood Tide Skirmisher( view
Blood Tide Skirmisher.jpg
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 ♦6Normal ♥8Hard ♠11Elite ♦20Epic Normal ♥28Epic Hard Goblinoid Hobgoblin
Blood Tide Skulker( view
Blood Tide Skulker.jpg
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 ♦6Normal ♠11Elite ♥28Epic Hard Reptilian Kobold
Blood Tide Sorcerer( view
Blood Tide Sorcerer.jpg
 • edit )
 ♦7Normal ♥9Hard ♠12Elite ♦22Epic Normal ♠29Epic Elite Elf Drow Elf
Blood Tide Spellsplicer( view
Blood Tide Spellsplicer.jpg
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 ♥10Hard ♠13Elite ♦22Epic Normal ♥31Epic Hard Elf Drow Elf
Blood Tide Spiritcaller( view
Blood Tide Spiritcaller.jpg
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 ♦7Normal ♥9Hard ♠12Elite ♦22Epic Normal ♥30Epic Hard Orc Orc
First Mate( view
First Mate.jpg
 • edit )
 ♦7Normal ♠13Elite ♥31Epic Hard ♠46Epic Elite Monstrous Humanoid Minotaur
General Manager( view
General Manager.jpg
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 ♥11Hard ♠14Elite ♦24Epic Normal ♥33Epic Hard Monstrous Humanoid Minotaur
Manager( view
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 ♥11Hard ♠15Elite ♦23Epic Normal ♥32Epic Hard ♠49Epic Elite Reptilian Kobold
Nakar Brightedge( view
Nakar Brightedge.jpg
 • edit )
 ♥11Hard ♠14Elite ♦23Epic Normal ♥32Epic Hard Elf Drow Elf
Shackle( view
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 ♥11Hard ♠14Elite ♦23Epic Normal ♥32Epic Hard Goblinoid Bugbear
Slave (troll)( view
Slave (troll).jpg
 • edit )
 ♥9Hard ♠12Elite ♦22Epic Normal ♥30Epic Hard Giant Troll
Water Elemental( view
Water Elemental.jpg
 • edit )
 ♦22Epic Normal ♥31Epic Hard Elemental Water Elemental