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Lost in the Swamp

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For years this dismal patch of swamp has been a haunt of will-o'-wisps, the spirits of their victims ... and one eccentric old hermit named Seamus.

The High Road of Shadows adpack icon.jpg
DDO Point icon.png Requires access to adventure packIcon tooltip.png: The High Road of Shadows
Lost in the Swamp
Heroic level: 18
Epic level: 24
Duration: medium
Heroic XP:  ♣2,587Icon tooltip.pngSolo/Casual ♦4,474Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥4,636Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠4,798Icon tooltip.pngElite
Epic XP:  ♣9,035Icon tooltip.pngSolo/Casual ♦15,521Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥15,982Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠16,444Icon tooltip.pngElite
Takes place in: Lost Souls' Swamp
Bestowed by: Eradin Krall
NPC contact: Eradin Krall
Quest acquired in: Eveningstar
Patron: The Harpers
Base favor: 6
Free to Play: No
Extreme Challenge: No
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Overview

Oriphaun gave one of his Nether Scroll pieces to an old hermit, so that hermit could hide it for him.

Travel to Lost Souls' Swamp on the High Road and get the scroll piece from the hermit.


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

Objectives

  • Investigate Lost Souls' Swamp and speak to Seamus
  • Meet Seamus near the fallen oak shrine
  • Confront Sshaastess and her minions
  • Find the Nether Scroll piece
  • (Optional) Free the three lost spirits — Bonus (12.6%): Heroic( ♣326 ♦564 ♥584 ♠605 ) Epic( ♣1,138 ♦1,956 ♥2,014 ♠2,072 )
  • (Optional) Defeat the evil presence — Bonus (5%): Heroic( ♣129 ♦224 ♥232 ♠240 ) Epic( ♣452 ♦776 ♥799 ♠822 )
  • (Optional) Recover Evrim's treasure from under the waterfall — Bonus (10%): Heroic( ♣259 ♦447 ♥464 ♠480 ) Epic( ♣904 ♦1,552 ♥1,598 ♠1,644 )
  • (Optional) Destroy the lost spirits — Bonus (16%): Heroic( ♣414 ♦716 ♥742 ♠768 ) Epic( ♣1,446 ♦2,483 ♥2,557 ♠2,631 )

Known Traps

Trap DC: Heroic and Epic

Bear traps on top of the pillars in the final room

Tips and Misc

  • Will-o-wisps use electric attacks, mudmen use acid.
  • The "Free the Three Lost Spirits" optional, in the large northwest area, requires you to find the 3 spirits (They look like Wraiths except with no HP bars like any good NPC), which is not too hard because it's one flat level and they're sort of obvious. But you need to kill some Mudmen, Vine Horrors and Swamp Will-o'-Wisps to free them. If you listen to the spirits but tell them you won't help (the 'forget it' line on the first two, and the 'you can try it' line on the last one), they will attack you and give the optional to kill them all. This will prevent you from completing the optional to help them and you won't get any chest. Killing at least one of them is useful to get the Swamp Wraith Monster Manual entry.
    • You can loot Evrim's treasure, under the waterfall, after you free the three spirits; however, you don't get the optional for it until after you open the chest (changed in U17).
  • The "Evil Presence" is a Shadow and a few Umbral creatures, found in the far northern area. None of them are named. To get to them, you'll first need to get the Green Key from the small pool of water to the north *and* to pick/knock a door behind the one the key opens (which is unpickable).
  • The quest doesn't end until you open the final chest, giving you a chance to disable the bear traps on the pillars or go back for the optional if you want.
  • Update 18 made the chest (and traps) on top of the pillars MUCH easier to get to. If you follow the wall from the medusa's alcove to the west, around the rock protuberance, there's a series of stone ledges you can easily climb and get to the first pillar. After that, it's easy to leap from pillar to pillar without needing Cannith Boots or any other form of propulsion!
    • To get to the line of five pillars to the east, you will still need some form of propulsion.

Bonus XP

  • Aggression bonus: 75 or more monsters killed +10% Bonus.( ♣259 ♦447 ♥464 ♠480 )
  • Onslaught bonus: 97 or more monsters killed +15% Bonus.( ♣388 ♦671 ♥695 ♠720 )
  • Conquest bonus: 120 or more monsters killed +25% Bonus.( ♣647 ♦1,119 ♥1,159 ♠1,200 )
  • Tamper bonus: 7 or more traps disarmed +10% Bonus.( ♣259 ♦447 ♥464 ♠480 )
  • Neutralization bonus: 10 or more traps disarmed +20% Bonus.( ♣517 ♦895 ♥927 ♠960 )
  • Ingenious Debilitation bonus: 12 or more traps disarmed +30% Bonus.( ♣776 ♦1,342 ♥1,391 ♠1,439 )
  • Mischief bonus: 5 or more breakables smashed +8% Bonus.( ♣207 ♦358 ♥371 ♠384 )
Notes: Trap bonus possible if you go up to the pillars and disarm before opening the end chest or talking to Seamus after defeating the medusa.

Loot

  • Chests: 3
    • Behind locked door after obtaining the key from under water
    • Under waterfall - after freeing all 3 spirits
    • At end fight location
    • (After end fight, the chest to to the east contains only the Nether Scroll)
  • Collectables: 4
    • Adventurer's Pack in the water to the east of the Lost Spirits' swamp, under the log bridge
    • Cabinet behind the locked door
    • Adventurer's Pack before the second magical barrier
    • Adventurer's Pack on one of the pillars in the end room (requires Abundant Step/Propulsion/Wings/etc. to get to)
  • NPC rewards: Standard

Named Chest Drop

Ironwood Khopesh - Khopesh - Wooden Khopesh (bypass Adamantine DR) - Bound to Character on EquipIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Equip: This item is Bound to Character on Equip - End chest

Whisperchain - Light Armor - Bound to Character on EquipIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Equip: This item is Bound to Character on Equip - Underwater chest

Monsters

Name(picture) CR Type Race
Sshaastess(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♦21Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♦28Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal ♥33Icon tooltip.pngEpic Hard Monstrous Humanoid Medusa
Gruck(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♦20Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥24Icon tooltip.pngHard ♦27Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal ♥31Icon tooltip.pngEpic Hard Elemental Earth Elemental
Rrosp(view)
Rrosp.jpg
 ♦20Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥24Icon tooltip.pngHard ♦27Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal ♥31Icon tooltip.pngEpic Hard Elemental Earth Elemental
Bear(view)
Bear.jpg
CRs missing! Animal Bear
Corrupted Dryad(view)
Corrupted Dryad.jpg
CRs missing! Fey Dryad
Dryad Tree(view)
Dryad Tree.jpg
 ♦20Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Fey Dryad
Earth Elemental(view)
Earth Elemental.jpg
 ♦15-16Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♠25Icon tooltip.pngElite ♥28Icon tooltip.pngEpic Hard Elemental Earth Elemental
Mudman(view)
Mudman.jpg
 ♦9Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♦18/21Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal ♥24Icon tooltip.pngEpic Hard Elemental Muckman
Roving Wolf(view)
Roving Wolf.jpg
 ♦18Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♠28Icon tooltip.pngElite Animal Wolf
Shadow (Shadowfell)(view)
Shadow (Shadowfell).jpg
 ♦18Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥22Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠19Icon tooltip.pngElite ●29Icon tooltip.pngEpic ♦24Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Undead Shadow
Swamp Will-o'-Wisp(view)
Swamp Will-o'-Wisp.jpg
CRs missing! Aberration Will o' Wisp
Umbral Gargoyle(view)
Umbral Gargoyle.jpg
Undead Shadow
Umbral Rat(view)
Umbral Rat.jpg
 ♠19Icon tooltip.pngElite ♥25Icon tooltip.pngEpic Hard Undead Shadow
Umbral Worg(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
Undead Shadow
Vine Horror(view)
Vine Horror.jpg
 ♠25Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦21Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal ♥28Icon tooltip.pngEpic Hard ♠53Icon tooltip.pngEpic Elite Plant Vine Stalker
Wood Woad(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♣?Icon tooltip.pngEpic Casual ♦29Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal ♥?Icon tooltip.pngEpic Hard ♠?Icon tooltip.pngEpic Elite Plant Wood Woad

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