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In Need of Supplies

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In Need of Supplies is the 1st quest in The Western Excavation,
the 1st chain in the Ruins of Threnal 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 Western Excavation In Need of Supplies • The Rescue • Secure the Area
The Eastern Excavation The Library of Threnal • Escort the Expedition • Hold for Reinforcements
The Abandoned Excavation The Missing Expedition • Entering the Gate Chamber • The Gate Chamber

A thick layer of dust and cobwebs covers the floor and walls of the excavation. It seems less like a new project than one recently resumed.

Ruins of Threnal adpack icon.jpg
DDO Point icon.png Requires access to adventure pack: Ruins of Threnal
In Need of Supplies
Heroic level: 8
Epic level: None
Duration: Short
Heroic XP:  ♣444Solo/Casual ♦780Normal ♥820Hard ♠860Elite
Epic XP: N/A
Takes place in: The Western Excavation
Bestowed by: Jan Falner
NPC contact: Jan Falner
Quest acquired in: Ruins of Threnal
Patron: House Phiarlan
Base favor: 3
Purchase: Ruins of Threnal or VIP
Extreme Challenge: No
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Enter the Western Excavation and take supplies to Chief Engineer Derward's excavation group. Jan Falner can be found in the Ruins of Threnal Adventure Area, at the excavation site located southwest of the entrance area. Jan is south of the tavern (Delver's Canteen) near the quest entrance.

Spoiler Warning: Spoiler material below this point!


  • Deliver the supplies to Derward
  • Kill enough monsters to establish a safe route for future supplies – 30 total

What to Expect

Tips and Misc

  • No piking – all party members must be present at the end to finish the quest.
    • Derward: "Before we can continue, we must make sure everyone can make it safely to this point."
    • Derward will say the same thing if 30 monsters have not yet been killed. Everyone must gather at Derward after that quota is met.
  • Useful elemental buffs:
    • Acid
    • Fire
  • You do not need to explore the whole map – there are more than enough enemies to complete the quest if you follow the path straight down to Derward (by pushing "left" at every intersection).
  • There are several glass spiders and glass spider queens – if not dealt with, they can quickly raise the alert level on you with their hatched eggs.
  • The western portion of the map, beyond Derward, is blocked off (for this quest).

Bonus XP

  • Aggression bonus: 26 or more monsters killed +10% Bonus.( ♣44 ♦78 ♥82 ♠86 )
  • Onslaught bonus: 34 or more monsters killed +15% Bonus.( ♣67 ♦117 ♥123 ♠129 )
  • Conquest bonus: 41 or more monsters killed +25% Bonus.( ♣111 ♦195 ♥205 ♠215 )
Notes: To get the Onslaught or Conquest bonus, you'll need to explore the side caverns as well, and kill virtually everything in the quest.


  • Chests: None
  • NPC rewards: None, until after completing the third quest in the Western Excavation.


Name ( picture ) CR Type Race
Baby Glass Spider( view
Baby Glass Spider.jpg
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 ♦1Normal ♥2Hard ♠5Elite OR From Egg: ♦1Normal ♥1Hard ♠1Elite; Vermin Spider
Black Pudding( view
Black Pudding.jpg
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 ♦7Normal ♥9Hard ♠11Elite Ooze Black Pudding
Brown Spider Prince( view
Brown Spider Prince.jpg
 • edit )
 ♦5Normal ♥8Hard ♠10Elite Vermin Spider
Darkfang Spider( view
Darkfang Spider.png
 • edit )
 ♦5Normal ♥7Hard ♠10Elite Vermin Spider
Glass Spider Queen( view
Glass Spider Queen.jpg
 • edit )
 ♦8Normal ♥10Hard ♠14Elite Vermin Spider
Glass Spider( view
Glass Spider.jpg
 • edit )
 ♦3Normal ♥5Hard ♠8Elite Vermin Spider
Greater Fire Mephit( view
Greater Fire Mephit.jpg
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 ♦6Normal ♥8Hard ♠11Elite ♦22Epic Normal ♥27Epic Hard OR Summoned by another mephit: ♠6Elite Fire Outsider Mephit
Greater Salt Mephit( view
Greater Salt Mephit.jpg
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 ♦6Normal ♥8Hard ♠11Elite ♦19Epic Normal Earth Outsider Mephit
Greater Sand Mephit( view
Greater Sand Mephit.jpg
 • edit )
 ♦6Normal ♥8Hard ♠11Elite Earth Outsider Mephit
Huge Ochre Jelly( view
Huge Ochre Jelly.jpg
 • edit )
 ♦8Normal ♥10Hard ♠10Elite Ooze Ochre Jelly