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Information is Key

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House Phiarlan seems curiously well-informed about smuggling activities in Stormreach Harbor.

Information is the Key
Heroic level: 2
Epic level: None
Duration: Long
Heroic XP:  ♣540Icon tooltip.pngSolo/Casual ♦980Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥1,060Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠1,140Icon tooltip.pngElite
Epic XP: N/A
Takes place in: Osgood's Basement
Bestowed by: Shir Clowenks d'Phiarlan
NPC contact: Shir Clowenks d'Phiarlan
Quest acquired in: The Leaky Dinghy
Patron: House Phiarlan
Base favor: 4
Free to Play: Yes
Extreme Challenge: No
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Shir Clowenks desires an artifact inside Osgood's Basement, and has asked you to procure it. Osgood's Basement is located in the Harbor, near the Leaky Dinghy.

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


  • Defeat the Iron Defenders (2 total)
  • (Optional) Defeat Shriketalon — Bonus (5%): Heroic( ♣27 ♦49 ♥53 ♠57 )

Tips and Misc

  • To open the big stone wall to get to the boss, turn both wheels on the double stairwell, head back down and swim west. There will be an opening (previously gated) on the right (north) side that reveals a new wheel to turn to open the stone wall.
  • Expect oozes. If you don't have Muckbane or the like, use spells, ranged weapons, or throw-away bludgeon weapons, to avoid damage to favorite weapons and armour.
  • This quest is worth great XP even at level 4. It's worth getting a group together and repeating on Elite. 10 times still turns in 1000 XP with everything killed and broken. Not bad for 5 minutes.

Bonus XP

  • Aggression bonus: 9 or more monsters killed +10% Bonus.( ♣54 ♦98 ♥106 ♠114 )
  • Onslaught bonus: 12 or more monsters killed +15% Bonus.( ♣81 ♦147 ♥159 ♠171 )
  • Mischief bonus: 17 or more breakables smashed +8% Bonus.( ♣43 ♦78 ♥85 ♠91 )
  • Vandal bonus: 22 or more breakables smashed +10% Bonus.( ♣54 ♦98 ♥106 ♠114 )
  • Ransack bonus: 27 or more breakables smashed +15% Bonus.( ♣81 ♦147 ♥159 ♠171 )


  • Chests: 1
    • 1 optional chest for killing Shriketalon (Iron Defender, found in the last room)
  • Collectables: Three
    • Adventurer's Pack down the first western tunnel
    • Mushroom down the first eastern tunnel
    • Rubble down the last western tunnel (across from the valve to open up the wall)
  • NPC rewards: Random item


Name(picture) CR Type Race
Human Smuggler(view)
Human Smuggler.jpg
CRs missing! Humanoid Human
Iron Defender(view)
Iron Defender.jpg
QL3: ♦1Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥3Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠6Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦25Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal ♠45Icon tooltip.pngEpic Elite QL5:  ♠9Icon tooltip.pngElite Construct Iron Defender
Lesser Gray Ooze(view)
Lesser Gray Ooze.jpg
 ♦2Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥4Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠6Icon tooltip.pngElite Ooze Gray Ooze
 ♠6Icon tooltip.pngElite Construct Iron Defender

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