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Strange voices have been heard coming from this house - strange because the house has been abandoned as long as anyone can remember.

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Death House
Heroic level: 10
Epic level: 31
(considered Legendary)
Duration: Medium
Heroic XP:  ♣1,485Solo/Casual ♦2,608Normal ♥2,740Hard ♠2,871Elite
Epic XP:  ♣8,974Solo/Casual ♦15,332Normal ♥15,709Hard ♠16,085Elite
Takes place in: Death House
Bestowed by: Magdelena the Curious
NPC contact: Magdelena the Curious
Quest acquired in: The Land of Barovia
Patron: Keepers of the Feather
Base favor: 4
Free to Play: No
Extreme Challenge: No
Death House Map.png
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Overview

Death House is the 1st quest in the In the Shadow of the Castle story arcIcon tooltip.pngStory arcs are chains of chains or quests that make up a story line.
Completing everything in a story arc often yields a nice reward.
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The first two quests can be completed in any order to unlock An Invitation to Dinner.
Death House • Fresh-baked Dreams • An Invitation to Dinner

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

Objectives

  • Find the source of the voices
  • Lay the bones to rest
  • Find the monster in the basement
  • Defeat Lorghoth the Decayer
  • (Optional) Read all the notes — Bonus (20%): Heroic( ♣297 ♦522 ♥548 ♠574 ) Epic( ♣1,795 ♦3,066 ♥3,142 ♠3,217 )
  • (Optional) Defeat the Nursemaid — Bonus (20%): Heroic( ♣297 ♦522 ♥548 ♠574 ) Epic( ♣1,795 ♦3,066 ♥3,142 ♠3,217 )

Known Traps

Trap DCs (Heroic, Epic)

  • Blade trap near locked chest, two boxes (one is enough to disable the trap)
  • Blade trap on an intersection somewhere downstairs, two boxes (one is enough to disable the trap)

Search and Spot DCs (Heroic, Epic)

Tips and Misc

Main quest walkthrough
  • If you don't care about optionals, you can head straight to the top floor.
  • Pick up the bones.
  • Interact with doll house to open a secret door that leads to the basement.
  • Place bones of the children into the two small coffins.
  • Pull three levers to open gate.
  • Get the tarnished key and unlock the door and proceed to the lower basement.
  • Pull one lever to open another gate and proceed to the end fight.
  • Kill the monster.

Location of the optional notes

Ground floor 
1. Grand table in the dining room
2. Wolf room
1st floor 
3. Study room
4. Behind a secret door in the study
2nd floor 
5. In the bedroom
6. Nannys room
Attic 
7. On the chest
Basement 
8. In the bowl infront of the statue of Strahd
9. Torture chamber
10. Gate before end fight
Tips and Tricks
You can skip the Husband and Wife fight by grabbing the key and running out of the room without getting aggro (Abundant Step abilities work wonders)

Bonus XP

  • Aggression bonus: 85 or more monsters killed +10% Bonus.( ♣149 ♦261 ♥274 ♠287 )
  • Tamper bonus: 2 or more traps disarmed +10% Bonus.( ♣149 ♦261 ♥274 ♠287 )
  • Neutralization bonus: 3 or more traps disarmed +20% Bonus.( ♣297 ♦522 ♥548 ♠574 )
  • Ingenious Debilitation bonus: 4 or more traps disarmed +30% Bonus.( ♣446 ♦782 ♥822 ♠861 )
  • Observance bonus: 1 or more secret door discovered +8% Bonus.( ♣119 ♦209 ♥219 ♠230 )
  • Mischief bonus: 19 or more breakables smashed +8% Bonus.( ♣119 ♦209 ♥219 ♠230 )
  • Vandal bonus: 25 or more breakables smashed +10% Bonus.( ♣149 ♦261 ♥274 ♠287 )
  • Ransack bonus: 31 or more breakables smashed +15% Bonus.( ♣223 ♦391 ♥411 ♠431 )

Loot

  • Chests: 4
    • One for defeating the Nursemaid
    • One locked chest in the basement near the first lever, behind some blade traps.
    • One behind a secret door (Epic Hard DC73) in the room where you find Elisabeth and Gustav Durst
    • One end chest
  • Collectables: 5
    • Cabinet on the first floor
    • Cabinet on the third floor, in the room with the nursemaid
    • Adventurer's Pack in the basement, near the yellow lever (in the north)
    • Rubble in the basement, near the shrines
    • Scroll Rack in the room where you find Gustav and Elizabeth
  • NPC rewards:

Named Chest Drop

Last Edited Item Type Enhancements ML Bind Quests
Dawn's Herald-Charm
Dawn's Herald-Charm.png
Necklace 10 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Death House, End chest
Keylock Ring
Keylock Ring.png
Ring 10 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Death House, End chest
Memory of Fine Regalia
Memory of Fine Regalia.png
Docent 10 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Death House, End chest
  • Update 48.2
  • 3 months and 30 days
  • MrLizard
Negotiator's Spectacles
Negotiator's Spectacles.png
Goggles 10 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Death House, End chest
Flightfoot Greaves
Flightfoot Greaves.png
Boots 10 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Death House, End chest
  • Update 44.1
  • 1 year, 2 months, and 10 days
  • Pfhoenix
Legendary Dawn's Herald-Charm
Legendary Dawn's Herald-Charm.png
Necklace 29 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Death House, End chest
Legendary Keylock Ring
Legendary Keylock Ring.png
Ring 29 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Death House, End chest
Legendary Memory of Fine Regalia
Legendary Memory of Fine Regalia.png
Docent 29 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Death House, End chest
  • Update 48.2
  • 3 months and 30 days
  • MrLizard
Legendary Negotiator's Spectacles
Legendary Negotiator's Spectacles.png
Goggles 29 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Death House, End Chest
Legendary Flightfoot Greaves
Legendary Flightfoot Greaves.png
Boots 29 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Death House, End chest
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Monsters

Name(picture) CR Type Race
Animated Arms(view)
Animated Arms.jpg
 ♦11Normal ♥13Hard ♠16Elite ♣32Epic Casual ♦32Epic Normal ♥36Epic Hard Construct Animated Object
Barovian Creeper(view)
Barovian Creeper.jpg
 ♦10Normal ♥12Hard ♠15Elite ♦31Epic Normal ♥35Epic Hard Vermin Spider
Crawling Claw(view)
Crawling Claw.jpg
 ♦10Normal ♥12Hard ♠15Elite ♣31Epic Casual ♦31Epic Normal Undead Zombie
Elisabeth Durst(view)
Elizabeth Durst.jpg
 ♥14Hard ♠17Elite ♣34Epic Casual ♦34Epic Normal ♥38Epic Hard Undead Zombie
Forsaken Wraith(view)
Forsaken Wraith.jpg
 ♦12Normal ♥14Hard ♠17Elite ♦33Epic Normal ♥37Epic Hard Undead Wraith
Gustav Durst(view)
Gustav Durst.jpg
 ♥14Hard ♠17Elite ♣34Epic Casual ♦34Epic Normal ♥38Epic Hard Undead Wight
Lorghoth the Decayer(view)
Lorghoth the Decayer.jpg
 ♦13Normal ♥15Hard ♠18Elite ♣35Epic Casual ♦35Epic Normal ♥39Epic Hard Plant Shambling Mound
Needle Blight(view)
Needle Blight.jpg
 ♦11Normal ♥13Hard ♠16Elite ♣32Epic Casual ♦32Epic Normal Plant Needle Blight
Nursemaid(view)
Nursemaid Profile.jpg
 ♦13Normal ♥15Hard ♠18Elite ♣35Epic Casual ♦35Epic Normal ♥39Epic Hard Undead Spectre
Rat (harmless)(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
0 Animal Rat
Strahd Zombie(view)
Strahd Zombie.jpg
 ♦11Normal ♥13Hard ♠16Elite ♣32Epic Casual ♦32Epic Normal ♥36Epic Hard Undead Zombie
Twig Blight(view)
Twig Blight.jpg
 ♦10Normal ♥12Hard ♠15Elite ♣31Epic Casual ♦31Epic Normal Plant Twig Blight
Undead Arcanist(view)
Undead Arcanist.jpg
 ♦12Normal ♥14Hard ♠17Elite ♦32Epic Normal Undead Skeleton
Undead Archer(view)
Undead Archer.jpg
 ♦10Normal ♥12Hard ♠17Elite ♦31Epic Normal ♥35Epic Hard Undead Skeleton
Undead Conscript(view)
Undead Conscript.jpg
 ♦10Normal ♥12Hard ♠15Elite ♦31Epic Normal ♥35Epic Hard Undead Skeleton
Walking Corpse(view)
Walking Corpse.jpg
 ♦10Normal ♥12Hard ♠15Elite ♦31Epic Normal ♥35Epic Hard Undead Zombie