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Desert Caravan

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This flagstones of the Broken Highway provide the safest route through the Menechtarun. Even so, caravan masters must keep alert for raiders.

Demon Sands adpack icon.jpg
DDO Point icon.png Requires access to adventure packIcon tooltip.png: Demon Sands
Desert Caravan
Heroic level: 11
Epic level: None
Duration: Medium
Heroic XP:  ♣1,615Icon tooltip.pngSolo/Casual ♦2,980Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥3,123Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠3,268Icon tooltip.pngElite
Epic XP: N/A
Takes place in: The Broken Highway
Bestowed by: Iosynne d'Phiarlan
NPC contact: Iosynne d'Phiarlan
Quest acquired in: House Phiarlan
Patron: House Phiarlan
Base favor: 5
Free to Play: No
Extreme Challenge: No
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Overview

* Note:This quest is primarily acquired in House Phiarlan but can also be acquired/accessed from Zawabi's Refuge.

Iosynne d'Phiarlan hired you to guard a supply caravan bound for a region of the Menechtarun Desert known as the Demon Sands by those daring enough to risk its wastes.

These supplies are desperately needed by the scholars and adventurers at Zawabi's Refuge, the only oasis safe from the scorrow, outsiders and gnolls who plague the Demon Sands. Iosynne promises you a fine reward from the Caravan's stores if you survive the journey.

When you are ready for the journey, climb aboard the Broken Highway caravan waiting at the House Phiarlan Enclave or Zawabi's Refuge.


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

Objectives

  • Defend the caravan from the ambush
  • Speak to Iosynne d'Phiarlan
  • At least 2 caravans must survive
  • (Optional) Defend the caravan for 2 minutes: — Bonus (15%): Heroic( ♣242 ♦447 ♥468 ♠490 )
  • (Optional) Defend the caravan for 4 minutes: — Bonus (15%): Heroic( ♣242 ♦447 ♥468 ♠490 )
  • (Optional) Defend the caravan for 6 minutes: — Bonus (15%): Heroic( ♣242 ♦447 ♥468 ♠490 )
  • (Optional) Defend the caravan for 8 minutes: — Bonus (15%): Heroic( ♣242 ♦447 ♥468 ♠490 )
  • (Optional) Slay Atharis (Drow Elf) — Bonus (20%): Heroic( ♣323 ♦596 ♥625 ♠654 )
  • (Optional) Slay Thornpaw (Hyena) — Bonus (20%): Heroic( ♣323 ♦596 ♥625 ♠654 )
  • (Optional) Slay Sandstalker (Scorpion — Bonus (20%): Heroic( ♣323 ♦596 ♥625 ♠654 )
  • (Optional) Slay Doomstalker (Scorpion) — Bonus (20%): Heroic( ♣323 ♦596 ♥625 ♠654 )
  • (Optional) Slay Dunestalker (Scorpion) — Bonus (20%): Heroic( ♣323 ♦596 ♥625 ♠654 )
  • (Optional) Slay Ga'khat (Scorrow) — Bonus (20%): Heroic( ♣323 ♦596 ♥625 ♠654 )
  • (Optional) Slay Kharik (Scorrow) — Bonus (20%): Heroic( ♣323 ♦596 ♥625 ♠654 )
  • (Optional) Slay Qualar (Scorrow) — Bonus (20%): Heroic( ♣323 ♦596 ♥625 ♠654 )
  • (Optional) Slay Sekkekh (Scorrow) — Bonus (20%): Heroic( ♣323 ♦596 ♥625 ♠654 )
  • (Optional) Slay Yurtik (Scorrow) — Bonus (20%): Heroic( ♣323 ♦596 ♥625 ♠654 )

What to Expect

  • Note: Excluding Atharis, all optionals are rare spawns. You will generally only encounter 3-5 per instance.
  • Quest starts immediately on entry
  • Timed quest (10 minutes)
  • Spawning/respawning monsters
  • Protect quest items (mandatory: 6 caravans)
  • Quest failure (if more than 4 out of 6 caravans are destroyed)

Tips and Misc

  • Two shrines are nearby. The attack is fairly constant and requires crowd control spells and mass damage spells such as blade barrier and firewall. Charm can also be useful to turn some of the mob against itself.
  • Speaking to Iosynne after the DM announces the ambush is over will send you back to Zawabi's Refuge if you select the top option. Select the bottom option ("Close Window") to end the quest and not exit, so you can still loot the end chests before exiting.
  • All of the optional named are rare except one: Atharis. Atharis will always spawn if you anger her: Do so by killing some of the drow up top. She will not come down, so you will need some ranged attack to slay her, and a good one as she self heals fairly fast. She will spawn even after quest completion.
  • Aside from Atharis, you will generally only encounter 3-5 optional named per run. They offer great XP, so be sure to slay them all.

Bonus XP

  • Aggression bonus: 14 or more monsters killed +10% Bonus.( ♣162 ♦298 ♥312 ♠327 )
  • Onslaught bonus: 19 or more monsters killed +15% Bonus.( ♣242 ♦447 ♥468 ♠490 )
  • Conquest bonus: 23 or more monsters killed +25% Bonus.( ♣404 ♦745 ♥781 ♠817 )

Loot

  • Chests: Three, at end of time. (Be sure to open these before talking to the npc to finish quest, you will be immediately warped out if you select the wrong option - select the "Close window" option to end the quest without leaving.)
  • NPC rewards: Selection of 4 random items (lvl 6-8)

Monsters

Name(picture) CR Type Race
Atharis(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♦12Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥14Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠17Icon tooltip.pngElite Elf Drow Elf
Doomstalker(view)
Doomstalker.jpg
 ♦12Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥14Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠17Icon tooltip.pngElite Vermin Scorpion
Dunestalker(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♦12Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥14Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠17Icon tooltip.pngElite Vermin Scorpion
Ga'khat(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♦12Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥14Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠17Icon tooltip.pngElite Aberration Drow Scorpion
Kharik(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♦12Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥14Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠17Icon tooltip.pngElite Aberration Drow Scorpion
Qualar(view)
Qualar.jpg
 ♦12Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥14Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠17Icon tooltip.pngElite Aberration Drow Scorpion
Sandstalker(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♦12Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥14Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠17Icon tooltip.pngElite Vermin Scorpion
Sekkekh(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♦12Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥14Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠17Icon tooltip.pngElite Aberration Drow Scorpion
Thornpaw(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♦12Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥14Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠17Icon tooltip.pngElite Animal Hyena
Yurtik(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♦12Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥14Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠17Icon tooltip.pngElite Aberration Drow Scorpion
Drow Fanatic(view)
Drow Fanatic.jpg
 ♠15Icon tooltip.pngElite Elf Drow Elf
Drow Missionary(view)
Drow Missionary.jpg
CRs missing! Elf Drow Elf
Menechtarun Crusher(view)
Menechtarun Crusher.jpg
CRs missing! Vermin Scorpion
Menechtarun Hyena(view)
Menechtarun Hyena.jpeg
 ♦6Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥8Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠11Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦17Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Animal Hyena
Menechtarun Packmaster(view)
Menechtarun Packmaster.jpg
CRs missing! Animal Hyena
Scorrow Pilgrim(view)
Scorrow Pilgrim.jpg
CRs missing! Aberration Drow Scorpion
Scorrow Raider(view)
Scorrow Raider.jpg
CRs missing! Aberration Drow Scorpion
Vulkoorim Priest(view)
Vulkoorim Priest.jpeg
CRs missing! Aberration Drow Scorpion
Vulkoorim Prophet(view)
Vulkoorim Prophet.jpeg
 ♠18Icon tooltip.pngElite Aberration Drow Scorpion

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