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Escape Plan

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Escape Plan is the 2nd quest in the Disciples of Shadow story arcIcon tooltip.pngStory arcs  are chains of quests that make up a story line.
Completing everything in a story arc often yields a nice reward.
These quests can be completed in any order.
Disciples of Shar • Escape Plan • Shadow of a Doubt

The journey to Wheloon is a long one, yet the prisoners give you no trouble. They seem resigned to their fate. Then one night the expedition makes camp along the riverside ....

Escape Plan
Heroic level: 15
Epic level: None
Duration: medium
Heroic XP:  ♣1,837Solo/Casual ♦3,191Normal ♥3,320Hard ♠3,448Elite
Epic XP: N/A
Takes place in: Riverside Camp
Bestowed by: Barthold Moncrief
NPC contact: Barthold Moncrief
Quest acquired in: Eveningstar
Patron: Purple Dragon Knights
Base favor: 5
Purchase: Free to Play
Extreme Challenge: No
Map Escape Plan.jpg
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The Cormyr authorities need someone to help guard an important prisoner while he is being transported to Wheloon Prison. The prisoner is a notorious Shar priest named Dedryk Black, and the magistrates fear that his followers will try to free him while he's being moved. Speak with Barthold Moncrief in Eveningstar or the Wheloon Docks. He will send you on your journey.

Spoiler Warning: Spoiler material below this point!


  • Speak with Barthold Moncrief
  • Guard the prisoner Dedryk Black
  • Defeat the lizardfolk
  • Speak with Barthold Moncrief again
  • Find the lizardfolk camp
  • Defeat the lizardfolk shaman
  • (Optional) Prevent any prisoner from escaping — Bonus (25%): Heroic( ♣459 ♦798 ♥830 ♠862 )
  • (Optional) Prevent three prisoners from escaping — Bonus (10%): Heroic( ♣184 ♦319 ♥332 ♠345 )

Known Traps

Trap DCs

Bear traps: 8+ scattered along the forest path

  • 2 in front of most lizardfolk ambush points
  • 2–3 in the final area

Tips and Misc

  • Useful Buffs: The Shamans like to use Burning Blood, and the archers use acid-tipped arrows; bring fire and acid resistance.
  • After you talk to Barthold for the first time, several waves of lizardfolk will spawn. Be sure to buff before speaking to Barthold!
    • Occasionally, one of the lizardfolk will attempt to free a prisoner; the DM will let you know, by both voice and floating text. To prevent this, you need to attack the lizardfolk to get its aggro. There are six prisoners total (other than Dedryk himself, who they won't bother with).
  • There are several sections where you have to defeat an ambush to destroy a root wall; no sneaking through this quest!
  • There are a ton of spawns on Elite, ~74 in the first phase alone. Conquest is guaranteed on elite.
  • The last 2–3 traps are behind the little hill at the end. The bear traps prevent you from easily climbing the hill to cast AoE spells around the Shaman for the final fight while the Shaman is talking.
    • Conveniently, the melee enemy lizard men will also have to deal with the bear traps if they are not disabled and you position yourself on the top of the hill during the fight.

Bonus XP

  • Aggression bonus: 47 or more monsters killed +10% Bonus.( ♣184 ♦319 ♥332 ♠345 )
  • Onslaught bonus: 62 or more monsters killed +15% Bonus.( ♣276 ♦479 ♥498 ♠517 )
  • Conquest bonus: 76 or more monsters killed +25% Bonus.( ♣459 ♦798 ♥830 ♠862 )
  • Tamper bonus: 5 or more traps disarmed +10% Bonus.( ♣184 ♦319 ♥332 ♠345 )
  • Neutralization bonus: 6 or more traps disarmed +20% Bonus.( ♣367 ♦638 ♥664 ♠690 )
  • Ingenious Debilitation bonus: 8 or more traps disarmed +30% Bonus.( ♣551 ♦957 ♥996 ♠1,034 )


  • Chests: 2
    • 1 at end
    • 1 if you don't let any prisoners escape
  • Collectables:
    • Adventurer's Pack near the second set of shrines
  • NPC rewards: Standard, random +8 to +10 loot (item enhancement rating)

Named Chest Drop

Last Edited Item Type Enhancements ML Bind Quests
Branch of Vile Curses (Level 13)
Branch of Vile Curses (Level 13).png
Quarterstaff  13 Bound to Character on EquipIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Equip: This item is Bound to Character on Equip Escape Plan, End chest (Heroic Normal)
Branch of Vile Curses (Level 14)
Branch of Vile Curses (Level 14).png
Quarterstaff  14 Bound to Character on EquipIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Equip: This item is Bound to Character on Equip Escape Plan, End chest (Heroic Hard)
Branch of Vile Curses (Level 15)
Branch of Vile Curses (Level 15).png
Quarterstaff  15 Bound to Character on EquipIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Equip: This item is Bound to Character on Equip Escape Plan, End chest (Heroic Elite)
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Name ( picture ) CR Type Race
Lizardfolk Archer( view
Lizardfolk Archer.jpg
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 ♦16Normal ♥19Hard ♠23Elite ♥33Epic Hard ♠62Epic Elite Reptilian Lizardfolk
Lizardfolk Scavenger( view
Lizardfolk Scavenger.jpg
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 ♦12Normal ♥14Hard ♠17Elite ♥29Epic Hard ♠53Epic Elite Reptilian Lizardfolk
Lizardfolk Shaman( view
Lizardfolk Shaman.jpg
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 ♦16Normal ♥19Hard ♠23Elite ♥33Epic Hard ♠62Epic Elite Reptilian Lizardfolk
Lizardfolk Warrior( view
Lizardfolk Warrior.jpg
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 ♦16Normal ♥19Hard ♠23Elite ♥33Epic Hard ♠62Epic Elite Reptilian Lizardfolk
Rynarr Nosryrr( view
Rynarr Nosryrr.png
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 ♦17Normal ♥19Hard ♠22Elite Reptilian Lizardfolk
Srass Marnanr( view
Srass Marnanr.jpg
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 ♦18Normal ♥20Hard ♠23Elite Reptilian Lizardfolk
Wolf( view
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 ♥15Hard ♠23Elite ♦19Epic Normal Animal Wolf