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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.

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DDO Point icon.png Requires access to adventure pack: The High Road of Shadows
Lost in the Swamp
Heroic level: 18
Epic level: 24
Duration: medium
Heroic XP:  ♣2,587Solo/Casual ♦4,474Normal ♥4,636Hard ♠4,798Elite
Epic XP:  ♣9,035Solo/Casual ♦15,521Normal ♥15,982Hard ♠16,444Elite
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

Lost in the Swamp is the 3rd quest in The Netherese Legacy story arcIcon tooltip.pngStory arcs are chains of chains or quests that make up a story line.
Completing everything in a story arc often yields a nice reward.
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The first four quests can be completed in any order to unlock The End of the Road.
Detour • Rest Stop • Lost in the Swamp • A Stay at the Inn • The End of the Road

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 (25%): Heroic( ♣647 ♦1,119 ♥1,159 ♠1,200 ) Epic( ♣2,259 ♦3,880 ♥3,996 ♠4,111 )
  • (Optional) Defeat the evil presence — Bonus (10%): Heroic( ♣259 ♦447 ♥464 ♠480 ) Epic( ♣904 ♦1,552 ♥1,598 ♠1,644 )
  • (Optional) Recover Evrim's treasure from under the waterfall — Bonus (20%): Heroic( ♣517 ♦895 ♥927 ♠960 ) Epic( ♣1,807 ♦3,104 ♥3,196 ♠3,289 )
  • (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

Last Edited Item Type Enhancements ML Bind Quests
  • Update 48.4.3
  • 1 month and 26 days
  • BugTime
Ironwood Khopesh (Level 16)
Ironwood Khopesh (Level 16).png
Khopesh 16 Bound to Character on EquipIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Equip: This item is Bound to Character on Equip Lost in the Swamp, End chest (Heroic Normal)
  • Update 48.4.3
  • 1 month and 19 days
  • BugTime
Whisperchain (Level 16)
Whisperchain (Level 16).png
Chainmail 16 Bound to Character on EquipIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Equip: This item is Bound to Character on Equip Lost in the Swamp, Underwater chest (Heroic Normal)
  • Update 48.4.3
  • 1 month and 26 days
  • BugTime
Ironwood Khopesh (Level 17)
Ironwood Khopesh (Level 17).png
Khopesh 17 Bound to Character on EquipIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Equip: This item is Bound to Character on Equip Lost in the Swamp, End chest (Heroic Hard)
  • Update 48.4.3
  • 1 month and 19 days
  • BugTime
Whisperchain (Level 17)
Whisperchain (Level 17).png
Chainmail 17 Bound to Character on EquipIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Equip: This item is Bound to Character on Equip Lost in the Swamp, Underwater chest (Heroic Hard)
  • Update 48.4.3
  • 1 month and 26 days
  • BugTime
Ironwood Khopesh (Level 18)
Ironwood Khopesh (Level 18).png
Khopesh 18 Bound to Character on EquipIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Equip: This item is Bound to Character on Equip Lost in the Swamp, End Chest (Heroic Elite)
  • Update 48.4.3
  • 1 month and 19 days
  • BugTime
Whisperchain (Level 18)
Whisperchain (Level 18).png
Chainmail 18 Bound to Character on EquipIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Equip: This item is Bound to Character on Equip Lost in the Swamp, Underwater chest (Heroic Elite)
Whisperchain (Level 23)
Whisperchain (Level 23).png
Chainmail 23 Bound to Character on EquipIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Equip: This item is Bound to Character on Equip Lost in the Swamp, Underwater chest (Epic Normal) ;
Netherese Legacy, Quest chain end reward
  • Update 48.4.3
  • 1 month and 26 days
  • BugTime
Ironwood Khopesh (Level 23)
Ironwood Khopesh (Level 23).png
Khopesh 23 Bound to Character on EquipIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Equip: This item is Bound to Character on Equip Lost in the Swamp, End chest (Epic Normal);
Netherese Legacy, Quest chain end reward
Whisperchain (Level 24)
Whisperchain (Level 24).png
Chainmail 24 Bound to Character on EquipIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Equip: This item is Bound to Character on Equip Lost in the Swamp, Underwater chest (Epic Hard)
  • Update 48.4.3
  • 1 month and 26 days
  • BugTime
Ironwood Khopesh (Level 24)
Ironwood Khopesh (Level 24).png
Khopesh 24 Bound to Character on EquipIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Equip: This item is Bound to Character on Equip Lost in the Swamp, End chest (Epic Hard)
Whisperchain (Level 25)
Whisperchain (Level 25).png
Chainmail 25 Bound to Character on EquipIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Equip: This item is Bound to Character on Equip Lost in the Swamp, Underwater chest (Epic Elite)
  • Update 48.4.3
  • 1 month and 26 days
  • BugTime
Ironwood Khopesh (Level 25)
Ironwood Khopesh (Level 25).png
Khopesh 25 Bound to Character on EquipIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Equip: This item is Bound to Character on Equip Lost in the Swamp, End Chest (Epic Elite)
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Monsters

Name(picture) CR Type Race
Bear(view)
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CRs missing! Animal Bear
Corrupted Dryad(view)
Corrupted Dryad.jpg
CRs missing! Fey Dryad
Dryad Tree(view)
Dryad Tree.jpg
 ♠14Elite ♦20Epic Normal ♥25Epic Hard ♠39Epic Elite Fey Dryad
Earth Elemental(view)
Earth Elemental.jpg
 ♦15-16Normal ♠25Elite ♥28Epic Hard Elemental Earth Elemental
Gruck(view)
Gruck.png
 ♦20Normal ♥24Hard ♠30Elite ♦27Epic Normal ♥31Epic Hard Elemental Earth Elemental
Mudman(view)
Mudman.jpg
 ♥23Hard ♠28Elite ♦25Epic Normal ♥29Epic Hard ♠40Epic Elite Elemental Muckman
Roving Wolf(view)
Roving Wolf.jpg
 ♦18Normal ♠28Elite ♥29Epic Hard Animal Wolf
Rrosp(view)
Rrosp.jpg
 ♦20Normal ♥24Hard ♠30Elite ♦27Epic Normal ♥31Epic Hard Elemental Earth Elemental
Shadow (Shadowfell)(view)
Shadow (Shadowfell).jpg
 ♦18Normal ♥22Hard ♠28Elite ♦25Epic Normal ♥29Epic Hard Undead Shadow
Sshaastess(view)
Sshaastess.png
 ♦21Normal ♥25Hard ♠31Elite ♦28Epic Normal ♥33Epic Hard Monstrous Humanoid Medusa
Swamp Will-o'-Wisp(view)
Swamp Will-o'-Wisp.jpg
 ♠28Elite ♥29Epic Hard Aberration Will o' Wisp
Umbral Gargoyle(view)
Umbral Gargoyle.jpg
 ♥25Hard ♠29Elite ♦26Epic Normal ♥30Epic Hard Undead Shadow
Umbral Rat(view)
Umbral Rat.jpg
 ♦14Normal ♥16Hard ♠19Elite ♥25Epic Hard Undead Shadow
Umbral Worg(view)
Umbral Worg.png
 ♦19Normal ♥23Hard ♠29Elite ♥30Epic Hard Undead Shadow
Vine Horror(view)
Vine Horror.jpg
 ♥20Hard ♠25Elite ♦21Epic Normal ♥28Epic Hard ♠53Epic Elite Plant Vine Stalker
Wood Woad(view)
Wood-Woad.png
 ♥21Hard ♠26Elite ♦29Epic Normal ♥33Epic Hard Plant Wood Woad