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Gateway to Khyber

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The Blackheart tribe guards the entrance to the Jungles of Khyber, the result of negotiations with the drow huntress called Veil.

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Gateway to Khyber
Heroic level: 9
Epic level: None
Duration: Short
Heroic XP:  ♣413Solo/Casual ♦724Normal ♥758Hard ♠793Elite
Epic XP: N/A
Takes place in: Blackheart Encampment
Bestowed by: Clipse
NPC contact: Clipse
Quest acquired in: House Kundarak
Patron: House Kundarak
Base favor: 3
Purchase: Vault of Night or VIP
Extreme Challenge: No
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The Gateway to Khyber is the pre-quest to The Jungle of Khyber and technically not part of the story arc. You have to pass through the Blackheart Encampment to find the entrance to Veil's lair. Unfortunately, a required bridge has been destroyed and you have to fight your way through several Troll camps to get to the entrance.

Spoiler Warning: Spoiler material below this point!


  • Descend into the Jungle of Khyber in search of Veil
  • Slay the Blackheart soothsayers to open the way to Veil's tribe (Slay 4)
  • (Optional) Slay the Blackheart Overlords to break the trolls' morale (Slay 2) — Bonus (15%): Heroic( ♣62 ♦109 ♥114 ♠119 )

What to Expect

Tips and Misc

The quest is relatively short and is mainly just an area which you must pass through in order to get to the second half of part three, Jungles of Khyber.

There are large numbers of trolls throughout the quest, and at the end you must kill four soothsayers to open the gate to the second half. These four are the only ones you actually have to kill, so it is perfectly feasible to just sneak/run past all the others if you can pull it off.

Finally, there is a rest shrine not far from the final gate. But actually you don't need to use the shrine because you will be auto-rested after you complete this pre-quest and enter the second half.

Despite this being a quest, you are permitted to use mounts here.

Bonus XP

  • Devious bonus: 4 or fewer monsters killed +7% Bonus.( ♣29 ♦51 ♥53 ♠56 )
  • Discreet bonus: 7 or fewer monsters killed +5% Bonus.( ♣21 ♦36 ♥38 ♠40 )
  • Aggression bonus: 15 or more monsters killed +10% Bonus.( ♣41 ♦72 ♥76 ♠79 )
  • Onslaught bonus: 19 or more monsters killed +15% Bonus.( ♣62 ♦109 ♥114 ♠119 )
  • Conquest bonus: 35 or more monsters killed +25% Bonus.( ♣103 ♦181 ♥190 ♠198 )


  • Chests: None

NPC end rewards

No reward when turning in the quest.


Name ( picture ) CR Type Race
Blackheart Overlord( view
Blackheart Overlord.jpg
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 ♦12Normal ♥14Hard ♠17Elite Giant Troll
Blackheart Soothsayer( view
Blackheart Soothsayer.jpg
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 ♦10Normal ♥12Hard ♠15Elite Giant Troll
Blackheart Warrior( view
Blackheart Warrior.jpg
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 ♦9Normal ♥11Hard ♠14Elite Giant Troll