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From Beyond the Grave

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A pack of zombies shambles towards the gate. The assault has begun.

Delera's Tomb adpack icon.jpg
DDO Point icon.png Requires access to adventure pack: Delera's Tomb
From Beyond the Grave
Heroic level: 11
Epic level: None
Duration: Medium
Heroic XP:  ♣744Solo/Casual ♦1,300Normal ♥1,360Hard ♠1,420Elite
Epic XP: N/A
Takes place in: Penitent's Rest
Bestowed by: Micah d'Jorasco
NPC contact: Micah d'Jorasco
Quest acquired in: House Jorasco
Patron: House Jorasco
Base favor: 5
Purchase: Delera's Tomb or VIP
Extreme Challenge: No
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Deathshadow, a slain necromancer, has returned from the grave as the wraith called Deathshade. He's amassing an army of undead to avenge his demise at the hands of Stormreach's heroes. You must prevent him from gaining entry to Delera's Graveyard!

Spoiler Warning: Spoiler material below this point!


  • Slay Deathshade
  • Do not allow the gate to be destroyed
  • Light the four funeral pyres
  • (Optional) Slay Alexi Drange — Bonus (20%): Heroic( ♣149 ♦260 ♥272 ♠284 )
  • (Optional) Slay Guard Jobari — Bonus (20%): Heroic( ♣149 ♦260 ♥272 ♠284 )
  • (Optional) Slay Lonni Renaldo — Bonus (20%): Heroic( ♣149 ♦260 ♥272 ♠284 )
  • (Optional) Slay Qhumok — Bonus (20%): Heroic( ♣149 ♦260 ♥272 ♠284 )
  • (Optional) Slay Tanner — Bonus (20%): Heroic( ♣149 ♦260 ♥272 ♠284 )

What to Expect

  • Spawning/respawning monsters
  • Quest failure (if the gate is destroyed)
  • Protect a quest item (mandatory: the gate)
  • Requires extra player(s)/hireling(s) (mandatory: someone to defend the gate, someone to light the pyres, someone to protect the player that lights the pyres)

Tips and Misc

  • It takes 30 seconds to light a funeral pyre, making the player susceptible to being interrupted while lighting it.
    • As the Pyre is being lit, wraiths and skeletons will spawn.
    • Each pyre stands in a square of rocks. Touching the rock square once activates the spawns. If you kill all the mobs next to a pyre without touching the rocks, and then light the pyre still without touching rocks, no more mobs will respawn at that pyre ensuring you won't be interrupted.
  • There are three roles that need to be filled here: gate defender, pyre activator, and defender of the pyre activator.
    • The Pyre Lighter can light the pyre in Sneak mode, without breaking stealth. Invisibility would also work.
  • It is possible to solo this quest with a hireling. This requires some speed and micromanagement on your part. Use a Wizard or Sorcerer hireling (preferably one with Wall of Fire) to guard the gate. Keep them in Aggressive Stance and Hold Ground. The Gate Swarmers go directly for the gate and completely ignore attackers, so the hireling can nuke as much as they want. Go to each pyre, kill all the spawns, and light them in stealth mode. You'll want to run back after each pyre though to give your hireling a hand. Once Deathshade appears, you can just kill him and the quest will be over!
    • Note Invisibility won't always work on Hard and above – Monster Champions can often spot you through the spell thanks to the inherent True Seeing many of them get. Stealth will still work as long as your relevant skills are good enough.
  • The square of rocks with the end chests counts like a Pyre square. Stepping on it the first time will spawn some undead.
  • Gate Swarmers will continue to spawn even after the quest is completed.
  • The entrance gate is locked upon entry. You must recall to exit the quest.
  • The rares in this quest behave oddly. At the beginning, one of Alexi Drange or Lonni Renaldo is guaranteed to spawn, although you may need to light up to two pyres for them to appear. After they are slain, there is a chance for Guard Jobari to appear. If he does so, Tanner or Qhumok may spawn after completion (you may also have to use the rest shrine.)

Bonus XP

  • Devious bonus: 81 or fewer monsters killed +7% Bonus.( ♣52 ♦91 ♥95 ♠99 )


  • Chests: 2
    • 2 at the end

NPC end rewards

Random item


Name ( picture ) CR Type Race
Alexi Drange( view
Alexi Drange.png
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 ♦11Normal ♥13Hard ♠16Elite Undead Skeleton
Deathshade( view
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 ♠18Elite Undead Wraith
Dread Wraith Wizard( view
Dread Wraith Wizard.png
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 ♥14Hard ♠18Elite Undead Wraith
Fallow Ghoul( view
Fallow Ghoul.jpg
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 ♦10Normal ♠15Elite Undead Ghoul
Gate Swarmer( view
Gate Swarmer.jpg
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Undead Zombie
Guard Jobari( view
Guard Jobari.png
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 ♦11Normal ♥13Hard ♠16Elite Undead Spectre
Lonni Renaldo( view
Lonni Renaldo.png
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 ♦11Normal ♥13Hard ♠16Elite Undead Skeleton
Qhumok( view
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 ♦11Normal ♥13Hard ♠16Elite Undead Zombie
Skeletal Shock-Trooper( view
Skeletal Shock-Trooper.jpg
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Undead Skeleton
Skeletal Storm-Hunter( view
Skeletal Storm-Hunter.jpg
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Undead Skeleton
Tanner( view
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 ♦11Normal ♥13Hard ♠16Elite Undead Zombie