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Desire in the Dark

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The mine tunnels of the long-abandoned Eastern Reaches have yet to be reclaimed by the Dwarves.

The Mines of Tethyamar adpack icon.jpg
DDO Point icon.png Requires access to adventure pack: The Mines of Tethyamar
Desire in the Dark
Heroic level: 15
Epic level: 31
(considered Legendary)
Duration: medium
Heroic XP:  ♣3,217Solo/Casual ♦5,591Normal ♥5,820Hard ♠6,048Elite
Epic XP:  ♣15,429Solo/Casual ♦26,368Normal ♥27,020Hard ♠27,672Elite
Takes place in: The Ruins of Ironvale Deep
Bestowed by: Inger Ingersdottir
NPC contact: Inger Ingersdottir
Quest acquired in: Tethyamar Mining Outpost
Patron: The Harpers
Base favor: 5
Free to Play: No
Extreme Challenge: No
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Overview

Stoutheart's assistant is panicking because Stoutheart has vanished from the outpost without informing her of his plans.
In the Eastern Reaches, find Hal Stoutheart and ensure his safety.

  • This is the fifth and final quest in the chain; the other four quests must be run first to flag for this quest. Those four quests may be run in any order.

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

Objectives

  • Question Stoutheart
  • Find the person behind all this
  • Find your way to the castle
  • Save Silent the Drow at the bridge
  • Speak with the Shapeshifter at the Gate Bridge
  • Find the next mirror in the hedge maze
  • Touch the four key stones
  • Defeat Graz'zt
  • (Optional) Defend the mysterious mindflayer
  • (Optional) Destroy all of the guardians

What to Expect

  • Points of no return (several one-way portals as you advance)
  • Maze

Tips and Misc

  • Looting any piles of gold will give you "Touched By Greed", a debuff with no timer that gives you -10 PRR, stacking 3 times. This debuff also lasts through rest, but not quest completion or death.
  • In the first room, several creatures are fighting each other; you can simply ignore them if you desire. Stay right and follow the path up.
  • In the second room, looting the initial piles of gold will cause the dwarves to attack you, even if you intimidate them into saying to take what you want.
  • In the "outdoor village" encounter, if you carefully question the drow by the gate, you will find his associate, and - after a couple fights - a chest.
    • In the maze, be prepared to encounter multiple succubi.
    • The garden maze has several free-standing walls within it, so the trick of "following the left/right wall" will not always work.
    • As you enter, just follow the outer stone wall to your right.
  • In the fourth area, protection from Acid effects are highly desirable.
    • The Promise of Power will give you the debuff "Overconfidence", which lasts for 10 minutes and gives you -10 PRR (stacks with "Touched by Greed), -2 Will Saves, & -5 Reflex Saves.
    • You don't have to kill the guardians to use the touch keys.
  • The fifth area has several dancing succubi; stepping into the red circle will free them and inflict a short-duration Otto's Irresistible Dance (no save) upon the first character who does so. Most of the succubi can be skirted around. The circles cannot be "jumped" over.
    • This area has several "false" mirrors - be careful about running through one into a succubus' circle.
  • During the final fight, you'll get a warning about Graz'zt's eyes "burning with obsession"; during this phase of the battle, anybody that meets his eyes (aka looks at him while he's looking at you) will get hit by "Magnificence of Glory". This debuff makes you too afraid to perform any actions, and Immunity from Fear does not protect you.
    • It will appear that Graz'zt escapes to a sixth area (a cave with a central chest), but this is only for his final speech - you have defeated him (just not killed him); let the demon have his say, and collect your reward when the quest ends.

Bonus XP

  • Devious bonus: 16 or fewer monsters killed +7% Bonus.( ♣225 ♦391 ♥407 ♠423 )
  • Discreet bonus: 17-21? or fewer monsters killed +5% Bonus.( ♣161 ♦280 ♥291 ♠302 )
  • Aggression bonus: 85-86 or more monsters killed +10% Bonus.( ♣322 ♦559 ♥582 ♠605 )

Loot

  • Chests: 2
    • 1 for defending or killing the mindflayer
    • 1 end chest
  • Collectables: Four
    • Two Fungi in the hedge maze, one east & one west.
    • Fungus in the fourth area, in the southwest corner
    • Adventurer's Pack next to the end chest
  • NPC rewards: Standard level-appropriate items; no renown on Legendary.

Named Chest Drop

Last Edited Item Type Enhancements ML Bind Quests
  • Update 44.0.1
  • 11 months and 9 days
Legendary Deep Demise
Legendary Deep Demise.png
Dagger 28 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Desire in the Dark, End chest
  • Update 44.0.1
  • 11 months and 9 days
Legendary Graz'zt's Habiliment
Legendary Graz'zt's Habiliment.png
Leather Armor 28 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Desire in the Dark, End chest
  • Update 44.1
  • 10 months and 21 days
Legendary Wave of Despair
Legendary Wave of Despair.png
Bastard Sword 28 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Desire in the Dark, End chest
  • Update 44.1
  • 9 months and 25 days
Legendary Dwarven Brawler's Wraps
Legendary Dwarven Brawler's Wraps.png
Handwrap 28 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Desire in the Dark, End chest
  • Update 46.3
  • 1 month and 10 days
Legendary Wave of Sorrow
Legendary Wave of Sorrow.png
Great Sword 28 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Desire in the Dark, End chest
  • Update 44.0.1
  • 11 months and 9 days
Deep Demise
Deep Demise.png
Dagger 15 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Desire in the Dark, End chest
  • Update 44.0.1
  • 11 months and 9 days
Wave of Despair
Wave of Despair.png
Bastard Sword 15 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Desire in the Dark, End chest
  • Update 44.0.1
  • 11 months and 9 days
Wave of Sorrow
Wave of Sorrow.png
Great Sword 15 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Desire in the Dark, End chest
  • Update 44.1
  • 9 months and 25 days
Dwarven Brawler's Wraps
Dwarven Brawler's Wraps.png
Handwrap 15 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Desire in the Dark, End chest
  • Update 44.1
  • 9 months and 7 days
Graz'zt's Habiliment
Graz'zt's Habiliment.png
Leather Armor 15 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Desire in the Dark, End chest
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Monsters

Name(picture) CR Type Race
Corrosive Rust Monster(NoPic)
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 ♦16Normal ♥18Hard ♠21Elite ♦32Epic Normal ♥36Epic Hard Aberration Rust Monster
Drider Warrior(view)
Drider Warrior.jpg
 ♦17Normal ♥20Hard ♠24Elite ♦33Epic Normal ♥37Epic Hard ♠59Epic Elite Aberration Drider
Dwarven Miner(view)
Dwarven Miner.jpg
 ♦15Normal ♥17Hard ♠20Elite ♦31Epic Normal ♥35Epic Hard ♠55Epic Elite Dwarf Dwarf
Fiendish Wormling(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♦18Normal ♥20Hard ♠23Elite Magical Beast Purple Worm
Graz'zt(view)
Graz'zt.png
 ♦17Normal ♥19Hard ♠23Elite ♦34Epic Normal Evil Outsider Demon
Outpost Guard(view)
Outpost Guard.jpg
 ♦16Normal ♥19Hard ♠23Elite ♦32Epic Normal ♥36Epic Hard ♠57Epic Elite Elf Drow Elf
Promises of Riches(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♦17Normal ♥19Hard ♠22Elite ♦33Epic Normal ♥37Epic Hard ♠59Epic Elite Aberration Mimic
Silent(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♦18Normal ♥20Hard ♠23Elite ♥38Epic Hard Elf Drow Elf
Succubus(view)
Monster Succubus official.png
CRs missing! Evil Outsider Devil
Vision of Wealth(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♦15Normal ♥17Hard ♠20Elite ♦31Epic Normal ♥35Epic Hard ♠55Epic Elite Ooze Animated Object
Zoraxzil(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♦15Normal ♥17Hard ♠20Elite ♥35Epic Hard Aberration Mind Flayer