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Entering the Gate Chamber

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DDO Point icon.png Requires access to adventure pack: Ruins of Threnal
Entering the Gate Chamber
Heroic level: 9
Epic level: None
Duration: Long
Heroic XP:  ♣2,553Solo/Casual ♦4,535Normal ♥4,762Hard ♠4,989Elite
Epic XP: N/A
Takes place in: The Southern Excavation
Bestowed by: Zaveera Halfspear
NPC contact: Zaveera Halfspear
Quest acquired in: Ruins of Threnal
Patron: House Phiarlan
Base favor: 5
Free to Play: No
Extreme Challenge: No
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  • Find the entrance to the Gate Chamber
  • Find and speak with Kharvos Valadan
  • Obtain the Gold Key to gain access to the Gate Chamber

What to Expect

  • Traps (fixed)
  • Collapsible floor

Known Traps

  • Force beams in Elder Beholder hallway
  • Almost all floor vents burst with flame jets
  • Floor spikes in gargoyle cage.


You need some form of ranged weaponry with you, otherwise you will not be able to complete it at the end. There are two halves of a bridge lowered by using two different levers. The second lever is on the other side of a pool of water and you cannot get to that lever and have to use some form of range weaponry to hit it.

NOTE: With Jump at 26 (lower might work, too) and Feather Fall you can jump off the first lowered bridge if you do it from those pointed stone blocks.

Tips and Misc


  • Bring Deathblock gear and/or someone to cast Death Ward. Strong ranged spells such as Phantasmal Killer are recommended for slaying the two beholders here. The restoration spell can be handy to remove any negative levels they may give you.
  • Head back down to where you picked up the black moon scroll, you do not need to stop for the cave beholder this time. Head through the gate.

Addendum to the above: The gate is still locked, you need either the key or a Rogue to pick the lock

  • Shrine up and then clear out the halls, beware the beholder behind the last door. When you pull the lever at the end of the hall it will spawn several mephits, be prepared with fire resistance.
  • There is a chest to right in the next hallway - STR lever required to get this. Then another chest is located behind a secret door next to where the Iron golem charges you.
  • Be careful when entering the next room, there will be fire reavers above you on the catwalks as well as black puddings around to damage your equipment. Take them out, then hit the nearby levers to open the passage underwater to continue.
  • Work your way up top and clear out the catwalks, pulling the levers on both sides will open the next door. Be sure to move in together because the door will shut behind you. At the end of the trapped hall is a mean Elder Beholder. Take him out and retrieve the key. This key unlocks the door back by the Iron Golem. Head through and work your way over the bridge to speak to the man bearing a striking resemblance to Coyle. The quest will automatically advance when you head into the next part.

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Bonus XP

  • Aggression bonus: 67 or more monsters killed +10% Bonus.( ♣255 ♦454 ♥476 ♠499 )
  • Onslaught bonus: 88 or more monsters killed +15% Bonus.( ♣383 ♦680 ♥714 ♠748 )
  • Conquest bonus: 108 or more monsters killed +25% Bonus.( ♣638 ♦1,134 ♥1,191 ♠1,247 )
  • Tamper bonus: 3 or more traps disarmed +10% Bonus.( ♣255 ♦454 ♥476 ♠499 )
  • Neutralization bonus: 4 or more traps disarmed +20% Bonus.( ♣511 ♦907 ♥952 ♠998 )
  • Ingenious Debilitation bonus: 5 or more traps disarmed +30% Bonus.( ♣766 ♦1,361 ♥1,429 ♠1,497 )
  • Observance bonus: 1 or more secret door discovered +8% Bonus.( ♣204 ♦363 ♥381 ♠399 )
  • Mischief bonus: 81 or more breakables smashed +8% Bonus.( ♣204 ♦363 ♥381 ♠399 )
  • Vandal bonus: 104 or more breakables smashed +10% Bonus.( ♣255 ♦454 ♥476 ♠499 )
  • Ransack bonus: 128 or more breakables smashed +15% Bonus.( ♣383 ♦680 ♥714 ♠748 )


  • Chests: Four
    • One in the shrine room
    • One behind a gate, opened via a STR lever
    • One behind a secret door
    • One at elder beholder (two actually, but the 2nd only contains the key needed to proceed)
  • NPC rewards: None


Name(picture) CR Type Race
Baby Glass Spider(view)
Baby Glass Spider.jpg
 ♦1Normal ♥2Hard ♠5Elite OR From Egg: ♦1Normal ♥1Hard ♠1Elite; Vermin Spider
 ♦14Normal ♠19Elite ♦20Epic Normal ♠66Epic Elite Aberration Beholder
Black Pudding(view)
Black Pudding.jpg
 ♠11Elite Ooze Black Pudding
Elder Beholder(view)
Elder Beholder.jpg
CRs missing! Aberration Beholder
Fire Reaver(view)
Fire Reaver.jpg
 ♦12/14Normal ♠19Elite ♦15Epic Normal Evil Outsider Demon
Flesh Render(view)
Flesh Render.png
 ♦12/14Normal ♠17Elite Evil Outsider Demon
Glass Spider Queen(view)
Glass Spider Queen.jpg
 ♠14Elite Vermin Spider
Granite Gargoyle(view)
Granite Gargoyle.jpeg
 ♦8Normal ♠13Elite ♦22Epic Normal Monstrous Humanoid Gargoyle
Ice Flenser(view)
Ice Flenser.png
 ♦14Normal ♠19Elite Evil Outsider Demon
Iron Golem(view)
Iron Golem.jpg
 ♠18Elite Construct Golem
Large Earth Elemental(view)
Large Earth Elemental.jpeg
 ♦5Normal ♥7Hard ♠9Elite Elemental Earth Elemental
Mephit of Fernia(view)
Mephit of Fernia.jpg
 ♦9Normal ♠14Elite Fire Outsider Mephit
Rust Monster(view)
Rust Monster.jpg
 ♦3Normal ♠7Elite Aberration Rust Monster
Thaarak Hound(view)
Thaarak Hound.jpg
 ♦12Normal ♠15Elite ♦21Epic Normal Evil Outsider Hellhound
 ♦14Normal ♠19Elite ♦20Epic Normal ♠66Epic Elite Aberration Beholder

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