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A mysterious Red Dragon has been spotted above the streets of Stormreach. An agent of Argonessen has asked you to track it down.

Catastrophe
Heroic level: 4
Epic level: 34
(considered Legendary)
Duration: medium
Heroic XP:  ♣794Solo/Casual ♦1,426Normal ♥1,528Hard ♠1,630Elite
Epic XP:  ♣7,496Solo/Casual ♦12,785Normal ♥13,075Hard ♠13,366Elite
Takes place in: On the Trail of the "Dragon"
Bestowed by: Lady Nilith
NPC contact: Lady Nilith
Quest acquired in: The Marketplace
Patron: Agents of Argonnessen
Base favor: 3
Purchase: Free to Play
Extreme Challenge: No
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Overview

An agent of Argonessen has asked you to investigate sightings of an odd Dragon-like creature in Stormreach. Speak to Lady Nilith in the Marketplace and she'll put you on the Trail of the "Dragon".


Spoiler Warning: Spoiler material below this point!


Objectives

  • Investigate Reports of a Strange Dragon
  • Speak to Maximillian Hall
  • Secure the Polymorphed Cat
  • Speak to Olivia Snow
  • Speak to Dairy Merchant
  • Speak to House Cannith Artificer
  • Speak to the Weaver
  • Secure the Ball of Yarn
  • Activate the Artificer's Device
  • Turn on the Milk Fountain
  • Speak to the Mimic
  • Defeat the Mimic
  • Comfort the Dragon
  • Speak to Olivia Hall
  • (Optional) Defeat the Mephit — Bonus (20%): Heroic( ♣159 ♦285 ♥306 ♠326 ) Epic( ♣1,499 ♦2,557 ♥2,615 ♠2,673 )
  • (Optional) Defeat the Rust Monster — Bonus (10%): Heroic( ♣79 ♦143 ♥153 ♠163 ) Epic( ♣750 ♦1,279 ♥1,308 ♠1,337 )

Known Traps

Trap DCs

  • Fire jets behind the secret door

Tips and Misc

  • A ritual being performed by a local cell of Agents of Argonessen has gone... a bit wrong. Now there's a Dragon with the mind of a cat running around the back streets of Stormreach, and the Agents have asked you to retrieve it before something goes horribly wrong.
  • After speaking to Maximillian and Olivia, head North through the alleyways, fighting off hired thugs as you go.
  • Speak to Melanie Teleth and fight off another wave of thugs that sneak in through the dairy's doors after you.
  • In the next area is a metal gate that raises when you kill all nearby enemies. Through a door next to this gate is the first optional boss, Felix Firebrand.
  • Now speak to the Cannith Artificer and head East. There's another metal gate nearby with a door to an armory – this contains the second optional boss, Renfroe Rex.
    • Behind a secret door in the next area and a couple of traps, you can speak to Murph the polymorphed rat. He's the only polymorphed creature in this quest who isn't really interested in fighting you, so he clears off sharpish after your conversation.
  • After speaking to the Weaver, interact with the giant ball of yarn. A sudden crash startles you, sending the yarn rolling down another alleyway and knocking several hired toughs flat in the process.
  • Now, pull the lever on the nearby Artificer's Device and head inside the courtyard to activate the Milk Fountain.
  • You are confronted by a final group of toughs lead by a Mimic – actually a former associate of Argonessen, polymorphed into a monster from stealing from an entire nation of Dragons. He's engineered this situation to ruin Argonessen's reputation in Stormreach – apparently unconcerned about the entire city his petty little plan is going to flatten.
    • A party member needs to speak to Gerald to trigger the final battle.
  • Gerald teleports away after you bring him to zero health, allowing you to placate the cat-turned-Dragon by playfully scratching it under its chin. It's been... an odd adventure, this one.

Development and Release

This quest was announced in 2023 PAX East. It has been developed live, weekly, on the DDOstream on Twitch.tv channel and archived on YouTube: The Joy of Deving with Bob Hess. It was released with Update 65 in December of 2023.

Bonus XP

  • Aggression bonus: 30 or more monsters killed +10% Bonus.( ♣79 ♦143 ♥153 ♠163 )
  • Onslaught bonus: 59 or more monsters killed +15% Bonus.( ♣119 ♦214 ♥229 ♠245 )
  • Mischief bonus: 69 or more breakables smashed +8% Bonus.( ♣64 ♦114 ♥122 ♠130 )
  • Vandal bonus: 90 or more breakables smashed +10% Bonus.( ♣79 ♦143 ♥153 ♠163 )
  • Ransack bonus: 111 or more breakables smashed +15% Bonus.( ♣119 ♦214 ♥229 ♠245 )

Loot

  • Chests: 4
  • One end chest
  • One for defeating Felix Firebrand
  • One for defeating Renfroe Rex
  • One locked behind the secret door
  • Collectables:
  • NPC rewards: standard

Named Chest Drop

Last Edited Item Type Enhancements ML Bind Quests
  • Update 65
  • 2 months and 21 days
  • Cru121
Scarlet Scale Bracers
Scarlet Scale Bracers.png
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Bracers  4 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Catastrophe, End chest
  • Update 65
  • 2 months and 21 days
  • Cru121
Liar's Fingers
Liar's Fingers.png
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Gloves  4 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Catastrophe, end chest
Ball o' Yarn
Ball o' Yarn.png
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Dart  4 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Catastrophe, end chest
Crochet Crusher
Crochet Crusher.png
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Heavy Mace  4 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Catastrophe, end chest
Scarlet Scalemail
Scarlet Scalemail.png
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Medium Armor  4 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Catastrophe, end chest
Thief's Escape
Thief's Escape.png
(edit)
Boots  4 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Catastrophe, End chest
Transmutation Talisman
Transmutation Talisman.png
(edit)
Trinket  4 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Catastrophe, End chest
  • Update 65
  • 2 months and 21 days
  • Cru121
Legendary Scarlet Scale Bracers
Legendary Scarlet Scale Bracers.png
(edit)
Bracers  32 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Catastrophe, End chest
  • Update 65
  • 2 months and 21 days
  • Cru121
Legendary Liar's Fingers
Legendary Liar's Fingers.png
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Gloves  32 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Catastrophe, End chest
  • Update 65
  • 2 months and 21 days
  • Cru121
Legendary Crochet Crusher
Legendary Crochet Crusher.png
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Heavy Mace  32 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Catastrophe, end chest
  • Update 65
  • 2 months and 21 days
  • Cru121
Legendary Scarlet Scalemail
Legendary Scarlet Scalemail.png
(edit)
Medium Armor  32 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Catastrophe, end chest
Legendary Ball o' Yarn
Ball o' Yarn.png
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Dart  32 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Catastrophe, end chest
Legendary Thief's Escape
Legendary Thief's Escape.png
(edit)
Boots  32 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Catastrophe, End chest
Legendary Transmutation Talisman
Legendary Transmutation Talisman.png
(edit)
Trinket  32 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Catastrophe, End chest
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Monsters

Name ( picture ) CR Type Race
Felix Firebrand( view
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 ♦5Normal ♠46Epic Elite Fire Outsider Mephit
Fire Mephit( view
Fire Mephit.jpg
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 ♦3Normal ♥5Hard ♠8Elite OR Summoned by another mephit: ♦3Normal ♥3Hard ♠3Elite Fire Outsider Mephit
Gerald Lenith( view
Gerald Lenith.png
 • edit )
 ♦6Normal ♠46Epic Elite Aberration Mimic
Hired Shot( view
Hired Shot.png
 • edit )
 ♦3Normal ♠43Epic Elite Humanoid Human
Hired Tough( view
Hired Tough.png
 • edit )
 ♦3Normal ♠43Epic Elite Humanoid Human
Kol Korran Hired Acolyte( view
Kol Korran Hired Acolyte.png
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 ♦4Normal ♠43Epic Elite Dwarf Dwarf
Obedient Bloodhound( view
Obedient Bloodhound.png
 • edit )
 ♦2Normal ♠43Epic Elite Animal Dog
Renfroe Rex( view
Renfroe Rex.png
 • edit )
 ♦5Normal ♠46Epic Elite Aberration Rust Monster