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Fear Factory

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Fear Factory is the 3rd quest in the Harbinger of Madness 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.
The first three quests can be completed in any order to unlock In The Flesh.
Missing • Sinister Storage • Fear Factory • In The Flesh

Reporters for the Stormreach Chronicle believe that Morley Blode, proprietor of this shop, is the one responsible for creating the Taken.

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DDO Point icon.png Requires access to adventure pack: Harbinger of Madness
Fear Factory
Heroic level: 15
Epic level: None
Duration: Medium
Heroic XP:  ♣2,524Solo/Casual ♦4,386Normal ♥4,565Hard ♠4,744Elite
Epic XP: N/A
Takes place in: Blode's Curio Shop
Bestowed by: Felicity Mallow
NPC contact: Felicity Mallow
Quest acquired in: The Harbor
Patron: The Free Agents
Base favor: 5
Purchase: Harbinger of Madness or VIP
Extreme Challenge: No
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Felicity Mallow, a reporter for the Stormreach Chronicle, has a tip on where the Taken creatures come from. According to her sources, a man named Morley Blode is connected with creating the Taken.

Enter Blode's Curio Shop. in the Harbor and try to learn how the Taken are made.

  • The quest itself is located due south of Felicity Mallow, down the same alley that leads to the Bonebite Hideout

Spoiler Warning: Spoiler material below this point!


  • Confront Morley Blode
  • Fight off Morley's followers (6 total)
  • Open the storeroom and deal with Morely Blode
  • Hunt down Morley Blode
  • Destroy the Xorian cocoons (10 total)
  • Find Morley's other lab and destroy the Xorian cocoons within (10 total)
  • Activate the two controls to lower the drawbridges.
  • Spy on Morley's conversation
  • Fight off the deranged followers (6 total)
  • Survive the Taken swarm (6 total)
  • Destroy Neihoden
  • (Optional) Put the undead adventurers to rest (4 total) — Bonus (10%): Heroic( ♣252 ♦439 ♥457 ♠474 )
  • (Optional) Destroy any other Xorian cocoons found (10 total) — Bonus (10%): Heroic( ♣252 ♦439 ♥457 ♠474 )

What to Expect

  • Point of no return
  • Spawning/respawning monsters
  • Randomly placed quest items (mandatory: 20 Cocoons and optional: 10 Cocoons)

Known Traps

Trap DCs

  • Spike trap on the sides of a door frame in the first north–south passage; control panel location apparently varies. Easily timed.

Tips and Misc

  • Recommended buffs at all times:
    • Acid Resistance
    • Blur or Displacement
    • Greater Heroism
    • Death Ward
  • Most of this quest involves mass numbers of Taken and Crazed/Deranged Followers being thrown at you in melee fights with few surprises.
  • Freedom of Movement does NOT block the Sticky effect.
  • To lower both bridge halves pull two levers: One is on a pillar to the west. The other is on the bottom level beneath the grating in the southeast. Access to that level is underwater next to the west pillar.
  • The "Destroy Xorian cocoons" optional may not be completeable.
  • The long drop after the first shrine isn't a point of no return; you can turn a valve to lower a ladder so you can climb back up.
  • The second drop (by the third shrine) IS a point of no return; additionally, despite looking like water at the bottom, it's shallow – use Feather Falling.
  • Neihoden periodically activates some kind of breath ability after taking enough damage. He cannot be targeted while using it. It sometimes causes an AoE knockdown.
  • The undead optional requires Knock or picking the lock to complete, and can be found in the east wing past the first dropdown.
    • Trivia: The undead adventurers optional is a reference to the 1980s D&D Cartoon, which starred a Cavalier, Ranger, Magician, Acrobat, Barbarian, and Thief. The (deceased) Acrobat can be found elsewhere
      , while the Thief... well, the acrobat got backstabbed by someone.

Bonus XP

  • Aggression bonus: 33 or more monsters killed +10% Bonus.( ♣252 ♦439 ♥457 ♠474 )
  • Onslaught bonus: 67 or more monsters killed +15% Bonus.( ♣379 ♦658 ♥685 ♠712 )
  • Conquest bonus: 100 or more monsters killed +25% Bonus.( ♣631 ♦1,097 ♥1,141 ♠1,186 )
  • Mischief bonus: 31 or more breakables smashed +8% Bonus.( ♣202 ♦351 ♥365 ♠380 )
  • Vandal bonus: 51 or more breakables smashed +10% Bonus.( ♣252 ♦439 ♥457 ♠474 )
Notes: Rusted pipes don't count as breakables; Xoriat Cocoons, however, do.


  • Chests: 3
    • 1 optional behind a locked door for killing the undead adventurers (found in the eastern corridor past the first drop-down)
    • 1 optional for destroying all the cocoons (found just past the second cocoon wing)
    • 1 at the end for killing Neihoden (Taken)
  • Collectables: 7
    • Mold in the water below the first drawbridge lever
    • Mold behind a gate after the first drop-down
    • Mold down the western corridor, near the deceased acrobat
    • Mold on the wall down the eastern corridor, before the room with the other deceased adventurers
    • Mold before the second water area
    • Mold just before the second set of shrines, behind some rusted pipes
    • Mold at the bottom of the water past the second set of shrines
  • NPC rewards: Random ML 12–14 items; choose from 6

Named Chest Drop

Last Edited Item Type Enhancements ML Bind Quests
  • Update 48.4.3
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Infused Chaosrobe
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Robe  14 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Fear Factory, End chest
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 ♠21Elite Reptilian Kobold
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 ♦15Normal ♠21Elite Reptilian Kobold
Clan Tunnelworm Witch Doctor( view
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 ♦15Normal ♠21Elite Reptilian Kobold
Crazed Follower( view
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 ♠18Elite Humanoid Human
Deranged Follower( view
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 ♦13Normal ♠18Elite Humanoid Human
Greater Thaarak Hound( view
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 ♦15Normal ♥18Hard ♠21Elite Evil Outsider Hellhound
Mind Flayer Mage( view
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 ♦16Normal ♥19Hard ♠23Elite Aberration Mind Flayer
Neihoden( view
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 ♦18Normal ♥21Hard ♠26Elite Aberration Taken
Taken( view
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 ♦13Normal ♥15Hard ♠18Elite Aberration Taken
Undead Barbarian( view
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 ♦15Normal ♠21Elite Undead Zombie
Undead Cavalier( view
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 ♦15Normal ♠21Elite Undead Zombie
Undead Magician( view
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 ♦15Normal ♠21Elite Undead Zombie
Undead Ranger( view
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 ♦15Normal ♠25Elite Undead Zombie

The Stormreach Chronicle of Sar 2 - This is the same edition, as found in the quest Missing