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Beautiful Nightmares

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Beautiful Nightmares is the 4th 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


It's been a long journey to the old, isolated monastery where the Eye of Dal Quor is being held. Your eyes and feet grow heavy as you approach the Monastery's door.

Peril of the Planar Eyes adpack icon.jpg
DDO Point icon.png Requires access to adventure pack: Peril of the Planar Eyes
Beautiful Nightmares
Heroic level: 12
Epic level: 32
(considered Legendary)
Duration: long
Heroic XP:  ♣2,940Solo/Casual ♦5,140Normal ♥5,380Hard ♠5,620Elite
Epic XP:  ♣16,587Solo/Casual ♦28,329Normal ♥29,013Hard ♠29,696Elite
Takes place in: The House of Languor
Bestowed by: Electa Poole
NPC contact: Electa Poole
Quest acquired in: Lordsmarch Plaza
Patron: Morgrave University
Base favor: 6
Free to Play: No
Extreme Challenge: No
Bottom floor - Dream & Reality
Top floor - Dream & Reality
M Beautiful Nightmares 3.png
Loading screen

Overview

The Eye of Dal Quor is being held at a monastery in the jungle south of Stormreach called the House of Languor. Head there to retrieve the Eye.


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

Objectives

  • Talk to the Head Monk about the Eye of Dol Quor
  • Meet Mother Ashira in the Rose Chamber
  • Pray before the altar
  • Find your way to the Twilight Chapel
  • Escape the chasm
  • Reach the Twilight's Floor upper level
  • Dispel the Barrier above the Twilight Chapel
  • Choose between the two trials
  • Jump down into the Twilight Chapel
  • Survive the Eye's final challenge
  • (Optional) Discover the fate of the Hidden Hand Cultists — Bonus (20%): Heroic( ♣588 ♦1,028 ♥1,076 ♠1,124 ) Epic( ♣3,317 ♦5,666 ♥5,803 ♠5,939 )
  • (Optional) Pet all the monastery animals (12 total) — Bonus (25%): Heroic( ♣735 ♦1,285 ♥1,345 ♠1,405 ) Epic( ♣4,147 ♦7,082 ♥7,253 ♠7,424 )
  • (Optional) Solve the floor tile puzzle (Trial of Mind) — Bonus (10%): Heroic( ♣294 ♦514 ♥538 ♠562 ) Epic( ♣1,659 ♦2,833 ♥2,901 ♠2,970 )
  • (Optional) Incapacitate the Sleepwalker (Trial of Might) — Bonus (20%): Heroic( ♣588 ♦1,028 ♥1,076 ♠1,124 ) Epic( ♣3,317 ♦5,666 ♥5,803 ♠5,939 )
  • (Optional) Smash the power crystal (Trial of Might) — Bonus (10%): Heroic( ♣294 ♦514 ♥538 ♠562 ) Epic( ♣1,659 ♦2,833 ♥2,901 ♠2,970 )

What to Expect

  • Waiting until the narrator is done with talking so that you can proceed.
  • Altars that you use to travel between real world and dream world.
  • Monsters that you need to defeat before you can venture forth. Some monsters are phasing.
  • Climbable rock ladders

Tips and Misc

Walkthrough

  • Talk to Mother Ashira
  • Head east past the Courtyard to the Rose Chamber.
    • The Serene Fountain (and it's destroyed counterpart in reality) applies Feather Fall and +30 Jump.
  • Puzzle solution
    Solve the puzzle and (using the Rose Prayer Altar) return to Reality.
  • Defeat the ambush (Twilight Chamber) and head westwards to the Courtyard.
  • After climbing back up to the top of the Courtyard, go south past the Library and return to your Dream at the Altar of Chaos.
  • Go north past the Refectory and return to Reality at the Altar of Faith.
  • Go south and take the first door on the left (east) after going through the Refectory again. (You can also open the door to the Courtyard which will help latecomers catch up.)
  • Climb up the stones (footholds and handholds) on the wall to the Dormitory.
  • Jump across the Courtyard and grab the crest of the Bat.
  • Go through the (east) door next to the Bat Crest, past the Balneary and return to your Dream at the Altar of Fear.
  • Grab the crest of the Monkey and go past the Balneary.
  • Jump across the Courtyard and use the crests to open the Raven Door, then go down the hall and return to Reality at the Altar of Peace.
    • There is a Secret door (Secret Door DC) on the west side of the room with the Altar, containing a chest.
  • Head south and return to your Dream at the Altar of Storms. (You can also open the door to the Courtyard which will help latecomers catch up.)
  • Choose between the two trials:
    • Trial of Might (South, grants a chest): Go past the Ritual of Might and return to Reality, then complete the Ritual of Might by battling the Sleepwalker and Floofersnout to dispel the barrier above the Chapel. Go north past the Altar of Storms, then west to jump down into the Chapel.
    • Trial of Mind (West): Complete a floor tile puzzle to dispel the barrier above the Chapel, then return to Reality at the Altar of Calm. Go north then west to jump down into the Chapel.
  • Complete the fight with the statues and elementals to complete the quest.

Locations for the pets

  • Buddy: Courtyard
  • Artie: Library
  • Misty: Library
  • Chime: Refectory
  • Squeeky: Refectory
  • Goldie: Twilight Chamber
  • Bluebell: Twilight Chamber
  • Meow-meow: Dormitory
  • Snowball: Dormitory
    • This cat is a bit more hidden than the others, the name plate will not appear. It is sleeping on one of the beds.
  • Fish: Balneary
  • Scarlet: Behind Raven Door
  • Floofersnout: Ritual of Might
    • All of the pets are actually Quori. Most take the form of Dream Crawlers, except Floofersnout, who is a unique wolf-like Quori.

Bonus XP

  • Discreet bonus: 48 or fewer monsters killed +5% Bonus.( ♣147 ♦257 ♥269 ♠281 )
  • Mischief bonus: 38 or more breakables smashed +8% Bonus.( ♣235 ♦411 ♥430 ♠450 )
  • Vandal bonus: 49 or more breakables smashed +10% Bonus.( ♣294 ♦514 ♥538 ♠562 )
  • Ransack bonus: 60 or more breakables smashed +15% Bonus.( ♣441 ♦771 ♥807 ♠843 )

Loot

  • Chests: 3
    • 1 Behind secret door at the last shrine (Secret Door DC)
    • 1 After the trial of might
    • 1 End Chest
  • Collectables: 8–10 out of:
    • Flowering Plant in dream near first puzzle
    • Fungus in reality near ambush
    • Rubble in reality near upper valve (may be granted)
    • Bookshelf in dream near Artie and Misty (may be granted)
    • Rubble in reality in room before ladder
    • Adventurer's Pack in reality at bottom of ladder (may be granted)
    • Adventurer's Pack in reality at top of ladder
    • Adventurer's Pack in reality on a candelabra (may be granted)
    • Fungus in reality short after the crest
    • Adventurer's Pack in dream on a candelabra (may be granted)
    • Cabinet in dream near Snowball
    • Cabinet in dream near Scarlet
    • Adventurer's pack in reality near north west altar
    • Flowering Plant in dream within Trial of Mind
    • Crude Altar in dream within Trial of Might
    • Crude Altar in reality at final challenge
  • NPC rewards: Standard

Named Chest Drop

Last Edited Item Type Enhancements ML Bind Quests
  • Update 49
  • 1 year, 7 months, and 12 days
  • BugTime
Fusible Sceptre of Impulse
Fusible Sceptre of Impulse.png
(edit)
Club  12 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Beautiful Nightmares, End chest
  • Update 50.1
  • 1 year, 3 months, and 25 days
  • Corgrind
Sight of the Sleepwalker
Sight of the Sleepwalker.png
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Goggles  12 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Beautiful Nightmares, End chest
Dream Collar
Dream Collar.png
(edit)
Necklace  12 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Beautiful Nightmares, End chest
Fusible Sceptre of Combustion
Fusible Sceptre of Combustion.png
(edit)
Club  12 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Beautiful Nightmares, End chest
Chamber Boots
Chamber Boots.png
(edit)
Boots  12 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Beautiful Nightmares, End chest
  • Update 50.0.1
  • 1 year, 3 months, and 30 days
  • JJMC89
Legendary Chamber Boots
Legendary Chamber Boots.png
(edit)
Boots  29 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Beautiful Nightmares, End chest
Legendary Sight of the Sleepwalker
Legendary Sight of the Sleepwalker.png
(edit)
Goggles  29 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Beautiful Nightmares, End chest
Legendary Fusible Sceptre of Impulse
Legendary Fusible Sceptre of Impulse.png
(edit)
Club  29 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Beautiful Nightmares, End chest
Legendary Fusible Sceptre of Combustion
Legendary Fusible Sceptre of Combustion.png
(edit)
Club  29 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Beautiful Nightmares, End chest
Legendary Dream Collar
Legendary Dream Collar.png
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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 Beautiful Nightmares, End chest
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Monsters

Name ( picture • New Monster ) CR Type Race
Artie( view
Artie.png
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 ♦12Normal ♥14Hard ♥36Epic Hard Evil Outsider Quori
Bluebell( view
Bluebell.png
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 ♦12Normal ♥14Hard ♥36Epic Hard Evil Outsider Quori
Buddy( view
Buddy.png
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 ♦12Normal ♥14Hard ♠17Elite ♥36Epic Hard Evil Outsider Quori
Candlelight Blaze( view
Candlelight Blaze.png
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 ♦12Normal ♥14Hard ♠17Elite ♥36Epic Hard Elemental Fire Elemental
Chime( view
Chime.png
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 ♦12Normal ♥14Hard ♥36Epic Hard Evil Outsider Quori
Fish( view
Fish.png
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 ♦12Normal ♥14Hard ♠17Elite ♥36Epic Hard Evil Outsider Quori
Floofersnout( view
Floofersnout.png
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 ♦14Normal ♥38Epic Hard Magical Beast Wolf
Goldie( view
Goldie.png
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 ♦12Normal ♠17Elite ♥36Epic Hard Evil Outsider Quori
Lingering Truth( view
Lingering Truth.png
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 ♦12Normal ♥14Hard ♠17Elite ♥36Epic Hard Evil Outsider Quori
Meow-meow( view
Meow-meow.png
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 ♦12Normal ♠17Elite ♥36Epic Hard Evil Outsider Quori
Misty( view
Misty.png
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 ♦12Normal ♥14Hard ♠17Elite ♥36Epic Hard Evil Outsider Quori
Quori Brawler( view
Quori Brawler.png
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 ♦12Normal ♥36Epic Hard Aberration Dream Reaver
Scarlet( view
Scarlet.png
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 ♦12Normal ♥14Hard ♥36Epic Hard Evil Outsider Quori
Sleepwalker( view
Sleepwalker.png
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 ♦15Normal ♠20Elite ♥39Epic Hard Elf Drow Elf
Snowball( view
Snowball (monster).png
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 ♦12Normal ♥14Hard ♠17Elite ♥36Epic Hard Evil Outsider Quori
Spiritual Wave( view
Spiritual Wave.png
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 ♥36Epic Hard Elemental Water Elemental
Squeeky( view
Squeeky.png
 • edit )
 ♦12Normal ♥14Hard ♥36Epic Hard Evil Outsider Quori
Transfigured Statue( view
Transfigured Statue.png
 • edit )
 ♦15Normal ♥17Hard ♠20Elite ♥39Epic Hard Giant Giant
Twilight Barrier Crystal( view
Twilight Barrier Crystal.png
 • edit )
 ♦15Normal ♥39Epic Hard Construct Inanimate Object

External Links

Aldbar's Solo Walkthrough & Guide