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Mad Tea Party

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All Vallaki is a-buzz with the news. Lady Wachter has invited her life-long enemy, Baron Vallakovich, over for tea. Join the party and uncover what dark intrigues are brewing in Wachterhaus.

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A Mad Tea Party
Heroic level: 11
Epic level: 31
(considered Legendary)
Duration: Long
Heroic XP:  ♣1,732Icon tooltip.pngSolo/Casual ♦3,033Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥3,180Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠3,326Icon tooltip.pngElite
Epic XP:  ♣9,952Icon tooltip.pngSolo/Casual ♦17,005Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥17,423Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠17,841Icon tooltip.pngElite
Takes place in: The Town of Vallaki
Bestowed by: Jirko Lukresh
NPC contact: Jirko Lukresh
Quest acquired in: The Land of Barovia
Patron: Keepers of the Feather
Base favor: 6
Free to Play: No
Extreme Challenge: No
Map Mad Tea Party.png
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Overview

Lady Fiona Wachter is having a tea party. You're invited - and so is Baron Vargas Vallakovich, her nemesis. Go to Wachterhaus and attend the party - the fate of Vallaki may hang in the balance.


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

Objectives

  • Introduce yourself to Baron Vallakovich
  • Introduce yourself to Lady Wachter
  • Choose a side: Baron Vallakovich or Lady Wachter
  • Investigate the underground passage
  • Find a way into Baron Vallakovich’s manor
  • Thwart Lady Wachter's plans
  • Return to Baron Vallakovich
  • (Optional) Incriminate Lady Fiona Wachter — Bonus (30%): Heroic( ♣520 ♦910 ♥954 ♠998 ) Epic( ♣2,986 ♦5,102 ♥5,227 ♠5,352 )
  • (Optional) Make Izek Strazni disappear — Bonus (30%): Heroic( ♣520 ♦910 ♥954 ♠998 ) Epic( ♣2,986 ♦5,102 ♥5,227 ♠5,352 )
  • (Optional) Investigate the servant disappearances — Bonus (12%): Heroic( ♣208 ♦364 ♥382 ♠399 ) Epic( ♣1,194 ♦2,041 ♥2,091 ♠2,141 )
  • (Optional) Investigate the strange noise — Bonus (30%): Heroic( ♣520 ♦910 ♥954 ♠998 ) Epic( ♣2,986 ♦5,102 ♥5,227 ♠5,352 )
  • (Optional) Investigate the mirror — Bonus (30%): Heroic( ♣520 ♦910 ♥954 ♠998 ) Epic( ♣2,986 ♦5,102 ♥5,227 ♠5,352 )
  • (Optional) Betray both Lady Wachter and Baron Vallakovich — Bonus (30%): Heroic( ♣520 ♦910 ♥954 ♠998 ) Epic( ♣2,986 ♦5,102 ♥5,227 ♠5,352 )
  • (Optional) Cull the cultists — Bonus (33%): Heroic( ♣572 ♦1,001 ♥1,049 ♠1,098 ) Epic( ♣3,284 ♦5,612 ♥5,750 ♠5,888 )
  • (Optional) Slay the devils — Bonus (28%): Heroic( ♣485 ♦849 ♥890 ♠931 ) Epic( ♣2,787 ♦4,761 ♥4,878 ♠4,995 )

Known Traps

  • Dart trap behind the secret door in the fireplace; a control panel is on the wall just inside.
  • Bookshelves at the other end are incredibly musty, to the point of poisoning you. No box, just be careful getting that collectible.

Tips and Misc

In Lady Wachter's Mansion
  • Go left, chat with Lady Fiona and then the Baron. The Keepers of the Feather Patron was invited with his wife. He's not part of the quest in any way, but knows something is up.
  • If you can unlock the door in the party room, you can chat with an optional NPC there. He gives you a blue key and promises to aid you later. Else, you may find a blue key near a well below the kitchen.
  • You can run around the rest of Wachter mansion to gather some incriminating evidence against her.
    • Her daughter is locked and insane in an upper room, you can restore her sanity with a Restoration spell, Remove Disease, a potion of Remove curse, or Break Enchantment. A hireling with Restoration is a viable option here, or Greater Dispel Magic. Unyielding Sovereignty will NOT work. Neither will the Heal spell.
    • There is a sealed chest hidden behind a secret door in the fireplace of Fiona's bedroom/ritual room. It is not a lootable chest, but using it you get the clue "The chest is filled with human bones, an adult human skull among them. Carved into its forehead are the words, "Traitor to Zarovich crown" and "Rest In Torment."".
    • Doing the three things above (chatting with Ernst Larnack; finding the bones; and restoring Stella Wachter's sanity) will complete the Incriminate Lady Fiona Wachter optional.
    • She brought cultists. Be very wary of the many casters, most of which love to drain levels.
Underground tunnels. Abishais (Blue and Red), Orthons, and Bearded Devils await you.
  • Kill cultists and devils. Do puzzles. Instead of lighting the points, they must all be extinguished. There's one shrine in the tunnels, with one shrine in the restrooms of the Baron's and Fiona's mansions.
  • Know your Devils
    • They require DR/Good.
    • Blue Abishais regenerate, disappearing to do so. Immune to electricity and uses Blade Barrier, they probably the most difficult of the devils. Like Ogre Magi, stun, knockdown or otherwise make helpless to beat them before they disappear.
    • Demons teleport to you, often targeting your casters or heavy damage dealers first. Use Banishment (Wiz 7,AoE) or Dismissal (Wiz 5,Foe), both on different timers.
  • There will be reinforcements and ambush when you return from Baron's place. Kill them again (or let Izek take a crack at a few; see below).

Puzzle Op Siegebreaker.pngStarpuzzle.png

In the Baron's Mansion
  • The Baron's guards are formidable and numerous. Don't underestimate the archers, which often use entrapment spells that will immobilize you.
  • Izek Strazni is a brute, deal with him. You can fight him directly with his troops, or you can tell him of Fiona's treachery, which makes him run into Fiona's tunnels to be ambushed. Stop your party just before entering the tunnel and Izek will take a few out before going down himself, killing several nasty birds with a nasty stone.
  • Baron's son kills innocents with utter lack of concern. He is as a caster that will summon rather potent water elementals in his defense.
  • The Baron's wife is a Stepford-smiling murderer in reality. Near the mansion shrine is a mirror she has used. If you have Use Magic Device skill, you can use the shade locked inside to let it return the favor to the wife.
  • The Baron is also creepy; obsessed with Ireena Kolyana as is Stradh, as you might discover in a non-lootable chest in one of the Baron's rooms.
  • If you lack a Rogue, one of the rooms has a bunch of keys that will open the Baron's jail doors as well as a few other rooms of the mansion.
Back to the party
  • Clear the tunnels carefully and return to Wachter's place. You will have to re-solve puzzles, slaying as you go.
  • Get the Jeweled Key in the basement to unlock the Lady's room on the 2nd floor.
  • Party room is locked. You can persuade the Wachter sons to depart, or fight them (they'll leave after a certain amount of damage).
  • Deal with the Lady in her room. She is a caster. Get party room key.
  • Deal with Baron in the party room. Here you may choose to let the Baron go or take him out to betray both hosts.
Note

Sometimes Lady Wachter remains in the tunnels where she confronted you and doesn't return to the private library. You can still complete the quest, though. Once you've entered the library, she will activate; you just need to go to the tunnels to kill her and then return to the library to get the key.

Bonus XP

  • Aggression bonus: 116 or more monsters killed +10% Bonus.( ♣173 ♦303 ♥318 ♠333 )
  • Onslaught bonus: 153 or more monsters killed +15% Bonus.( ♣260 ♦455 ♥477 ♠499 )
  • Mischief bonus: 26 or more breakables smashed +8% Bonus.( ♣139 ♦243 ♥254 ♠266 )
  • Vandal bonus: 34 or more breakables smashed +10% Bonus.( ♣173 ♦303 ♥318 ♠333 )
  • Ransack bonus: 42 or more breakables smashed +15% Bonus.( ♣260 ♦455 ♥477 ♠499 )

Loot

  • Chests: Four
    • One in Fiona's Private Library after Thwarting Lady Wachter's plans
    • One in Victor's Room after killing Baronet Viktor Vallakovich
    • One in Tea Party room at the end of the quest
    • One extra in Tea Party room if you leave the Baron alive
  • Collectables: 15
    • 2 Bookshelves (lore) in the locked room off from the Tea Party room
    • Reagents Cabinet (arcane) in the secret room off from Fiona's bedroom (requires blue key)
    • Scroll Rack (arcane) in the secret room off from Fiona's bedroom
    • Alchemy Table (arcane) in the secret room off from Fiona's bedroom
    • 3 Scroll Racks (arcane) in the first room to the right off from the secret tunnel
    • 3 Scroll Racks and 1 Bookshelf (3 arcane, 1 lore) in the southern tunnel
    • 2 Scroll Racks (arcane) in Fiona's private library (boss battle)
    • Bookshelf (lore) in Fiona's private library
  • NPC rewards:

Named Chest Drop

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Adversion
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Legendary Adversion
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Blight Inferno
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Summoner's Spectacles
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Legendary Summoner's Spectacles
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Twisthallow Cloak
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Cloak 10 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Sealed in Amber, Find the vestige of Zhudun for Kasimir chest; Mad Tea Party, end chest
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Legendary Twisthallow Cloak
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Cloak 29 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Sealed in Amber, Find the vestige of Zhudun for Kasimir chest; Mad Tea Party, end chest
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Monsters

Name(picture) CR Type Race
Battered Skeleton(view)
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 ♥13Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠16Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦31Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Undead Skeleton
Conjured Bearded Devil(view)
Bearded Devil.jpg
 ♥13Icon tooltip.pngHard ♦31Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Evil Outsider Devil
Death Slaad(view)
Death Slaad.jpg
 ♦13Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥15Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠18Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦34Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Outsider Slaad
Ernst Larnak(view)
Ernst Larnak.png
 ♦33Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Humanoid Human
Fiona Wachter(view)
Fiona Wachter.jpg
 ♥16Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠19Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦34Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Humanoid Human
House Guard(view)
House Guard.jpg
 ♥13Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠16Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦31Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Humanoid Human
Infernal Blue Abishai(view)
Infernal Blue Abishai.jpg
 ♥14Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠17Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦32Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Evil Outsider Abishai
Infernal Ranger(view)
Infernal Ranger.png
 ♥13Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠16Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦31Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Native Outsider Tiefling
Infernal Red Abishai(view)
Red Abishai.jpg
 ♥14Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠17Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦32Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Evil Outsider Abishai
Izek Strazni(view)
Izek Strazni.jpg
 ♥16Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠19Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦34Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Native Outsider Tiefling
Joy(view)
Joy Dog.jpg
 ♥15Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠18Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦33Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Animal Dog
Karl Wachter(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♥15Icon tooltip.pngHard Humanoid Human
Nikolai Wachter(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♥15Icon tooltip.pngHard Humanoid Human
Pride(view)
Pride.jpg
 ♥15Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠18Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦33Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Animal Dog
Renegade Summoner(view)
Renegade Summoner.jpg
 ♥14Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠17Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦34Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Humanoid Human
Summoned Orthon(view)
Summoned Orthon.jpg
 ♥14Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠17Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦32Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Evil Outsider Devil
Summoned Water Elemental(view)
Water Elemental.jpg
 ♥14Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠17Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦32Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Elemental Water Elemental
Vargas Vallakovich(view)
Vargas Vallakovich.jpg
 ♥16Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠19Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦34Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Humanoid Human
Viktor Vallakovich(view)
Viktor Vallakovich.jpg
 ♥16Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠19Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦34Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Humanoid Human
Wachterhaus Cultist(view)
Wachterhaus Cultist.jpg
 ♥13Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠16Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦31Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Humanoid Human
Wachterhaus Magus(view)
Wachterhaus Magus.jpg
 ♦12Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥14Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠17Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦32Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Humanoid Human
Wachterhaus Mortifer(view)
Wachterhaus Mortifer.jpg
 ♥13Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠16Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦31Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Humanoid Human
Yeoman Archer(view)
Yeoman Archer.jpg
 ♠16Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦31Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Humanoid Human