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Free Delera

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If you can open the Soul Locks, it might be possible to free Delera's shade of its awful curse.

Delera's Tomb adpack icon.jpg
DDO Point icon.png Requires access to adventure packIcon tooltip.png: Delera's Tomb
Free Delera
Heroic level: 7
Epic level: 27
Duration: Long
Heroic XP:  ♣1,212Icon tooltip.pngSolo/Casual ♦2,148Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥2,276Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠2,404Icon tooltip.pngElite
Epic XP:  ♣7,831Icon tooltip.pngSolo/Casual ♦13,417Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥13,782Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠14,147Icon tooltip.pngElite
Takes place in: Delera's Tomb
Bestowed by: Colam Mersein
NPC contact: Derek Grospic
Quest acquired in: Delera's Graveyard
Patron: House Jorasco
Base favor: 5
Free to Play: No
Extreme Challenge: No
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Free Delera is the 3rd quest in the Delera's Tomb story arcIcon tooltip.pngStory arcs are chains of quests that make up a story line.
Completing all the quests in a story arc often yields a nice reward.
The Mystery of Delera's Tomb • The Missing Party • Free Delera • Return to Delera's Tomb • Thrall of the Necromancer

Open the Soul Locks in Delera's Prison to remove the protections that render her spirit invulnerable to harm. Then defeat Delera's Shade.

  • Be sure to speak to Derek once more after quest completion. This completes Derek's role in the quest chain, and activates another NPC in the graveyard for the last two quests in the chain.

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


  • Open 5 Soul Locks
  • Slay Delera Omaren
  • (Optional) Slay Soul-Lock Guardian (1) — Bonus (15%): Heroic( ♣182 ♦322 ♥341 ♠361 ) Epic( ♣1,175 ♦2,013 ♥2,067 ♠2,122 )
  • (Optional) Slay Soul-Lock Guardian (2) — Bonus (15%): Heroic( ♣182 ♦322 ♥341 ♠361 ) Epic( ♣1,175 ♦2,013 ♥2,067 ♠2,122 )
  • (Optional) Slay Soul-Lock Guardian (3) — Bonus (15%): Heroic( ♣182 ♦322 ♥341 ♠361 ) Epic( ♣1,175 ♦2,013 ♥2,067 ♠2,122 )
  • (Optional) Slay Soul-Lock Guardian (4) — Bonus (15%): Heroic( ♣182 ♦322 ♥341 ♠361 ) Epic( ♣1,175 ♦2,013 ♥2,067 ♠2,122 )

What to Expect

  • Spawning/respawning monsters

Known Traps

  • None

Tips and Misc

Lock DCs

  • Each soul lock that you open spawns a room full of undead. Be prepared for an immediate fight.
  • There are many wraiths in this quest; a weapon with Ghost Touch is recommended. Ghostly Skeletons make their appearance again as well; have a Flametouched Iron, Holy or Pure Good weapon, or continue to use the simple holy club given to you at the bestowal of an earlier quest, The Missing Party.
  • A chest is located in a stairwell near the quest's start. A player with good Jump skills may be able to reach this chest immediately. Otherwise, players should access the chest through a locked hallway BEFORE jumping down to Soul Lock #3--although a high enough Jump may allow one to return up the broken staircase.
  • The first four Soul Locks are guarded by optional Soul-Lock Guardians. All five will spawn several skeletons after being opened, while the fifth will also spawn Delera's shade; slaying it will kill any surviving skeletons.
  • Each Soul Lock has a different method to continue onward:
    • You must pull a lever near the first and third Soul Locks (before the shrines).
    • You must defeat the skeleton ambush at the second Soul Lock.
    • Simply opening the fourth Soul Lock will open the door to the fifth.
    • Slaying Delera's shade will open the final door, to the end chest and the exit.
  • There is a shrine after the first, third and fourth soul locks. You might not be able to climb back up on certain broken staircases to get back if your jump skill is too low.

Bonus XP

  • Aggression bonus: 69 or more monsters killed +10% Bonus.( ♣121 ♦215 ♥228 ♠240 )
  • Onslaught bonus: 90 or more monsters killed +15% Bonus.( ♣182 ♦322 ♥341 ♠361 )
  • Conquest bonus: 110 or more monsters killed +25% Bonus.( ♣303 ♦537 ♥569 ♠601 )
  • Mischief bonus: 81 or more breakables smashed +8% Bonus.( ♣97 ♦172 ♥182 ♠192 )
  • Vandal bonus: 106 or more breakables smashed +10% Bonus.( ♣121 ♦215 ♥228 ♠240 )
  • Ransack bonus: 130 or more breakables smashed +15% Bonus.( ♣182 ♦322 ♥341 ♠361 )


  • Chests: 2
    • 1 on a ledge near the entrance
    • 1 at the end
  • Collectables: Four
    • Mushroom in the SW corner of the first room, behind a pillar (under the chest)
    • Crude Altar under the stairs near the second Soul Lock
    • Cabinet under the broken stairs near the third Soul Lock
    • Adventurer's Pack in the northwest corner of the final Soul Lock room
  • NPC rewards: Random item; choose from 10 (acquired from Derek Grospic)

Bug: After completing this quest Derek Grospic rewards you with a chain completion item (as noted above) and the three goblets above his head turn blue indicating that you have completed the chain and can reacquire it. However you can not reacquire the chain until you complete the remaining two quests in the chain.


Name(picture) CR Type Race
Delera Omaren(view)
Delera Omaren (wraith).jpg
 ♦9Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥14Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠18Icon tooltip.pngElite Undead Wraith
Soul-Lock Guardian(NoPic)
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 ♥10Icon tooltip.pngHard Undead Wraith
Arcane Skeleton(view)
Arcane Skeleton.jpg
 ♦2Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥3Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠5Icon tooltip.pngElite Undead Skeleton

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