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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:  ♣1,732Solo/Casual ♦3,033Normal ♥3,180Hard ♠3,326Elite
Epic XP:  ♣9,952Solo/Casual ♦17,005Normal ♥17,423Hard ♠17,841Elite
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
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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.

Mad Tea Party is the 3rd quest in The Vampire Hunters 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 three quests can be completed in any order to unlock Sealed in Amber.
Oath of Vengeance • A Raven at the Door • Mad Tea Party • Sealed in Amber

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

At the start of the quest, there is no combat on the main floor, nor most of the upstairs rooms (Fiona's secret room being the exception). By the end of the quest, after you go to the Baron's mansion and stir things up, that will change.

In Lady Wachter's Mansion
  • Go left, chat with Lady Fiona and then the Baron.
  • (Optional) If you can unlock the door at the end of that same room, you can chat with Ernst there. He will drop a blue key and promises to aid you later. Otherwise, you may find a blue key near a well below the kitchen (southern room), via the stairs there.
  • 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.
  • (Optional) You can run around the upstairs of Wachter mansion to gather some incriminating evidence against Lady Wachter. Many of the doors are locked, so bring someone that can pick locks or other means of opening them.
  • Just tell the servant there you are looking for the bathroom.
  • Speak to her and ask about "Lady Wachter" to get the optional.
    • (Optional) Behind a secret door in the fireplace of Fiona's bedroom is a small, trapped room, with a "sealed chest" and a fight with skeletons. 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.
  • The far north room upstairs is the end fight, and will be open at the end of the quest.


Once you are done with the mansion, it's time to go downstairs.

Underground tunnels. Abishais (Blue and Red), Orthons, and Bearded Devils await you.
  • Be very wary of the many casters, most of which love to drain levels.
  • 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).

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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:

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Monsters

Name ( picture • New Monster ) CR Type Race
Battered Skeleton( view
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 ♥13Hard ♠16Elite ♦31Epic Normal Undead Skeleton
Conjured Bearded Devil( view
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 ♥13Hard ♠16Elite ♦31Epic Normal Evil Outsider Devil
Death Slaad( view
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 ♦13Normal ♥15Hard ♠18Elite ♦34Epic Normal Outsider Slaad
Ernst Larnak( view
Ernst Larnak.png
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 ♦33Epic Normal Humanoid Human
Fiona Wachter( view
Fiona Wachter.jpg
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 ♥16Hard ♠19Elite ♦34Epic Normal Humanoid Human
House Guard( view
House Guard.jpg
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 ♥13Hard ♠16Elite ♦31Epic Normal Humanoid Human
Infernal Blue Abishai( view
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 ♥14Hard ♠17Elite ♦32Epic Normal Evil Outsider Abishai
Infernal Ranger( view
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 ♦11Normal ♥13Hard ♠16Elite ♦31Epic Normal Native Outsider Tiefling
Infernal Red Abishai( view
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 ♥14Hard ♠17Elite ♦32Epic Normal Evil Outsider Abishai
Izek Strazni( view
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 ♥16Hard ♠19Elite ♦34Epic Normal Native Outsider Tiefling
Joy( view
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 ♥15Hard ♠18Elite ♦33Epic Normal Animal Dog
Karl Wachter( view
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 ♥15Hard Humanoid Human
Nikolai Wachter( view
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 ♥15Hard Humanoid Human
Pride( view
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 ♥15Hard ♠18Elite ♦33Epic Normal Animal Dog
Renegade Summoner( view
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 ♥14Hard ♠17Elite ♦34Epic Normal Humanoid Human
Summoned Orthon( view
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 ♥14Hard ♠17Elite ♦32Epic Normal Evil Outsider Devil
Summoned Water Elemental( view
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 ♥14Hard ♠17Elite ♦32Epic Normal Elemental Water Elemental
Vargas Vallakovich( view
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 ♥16Hard ♠19Elite ♦34Epic Normal Humanoid Human
Viktor Vallakovich( view
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 ♥16Hard ♠19Elite ♦34Epic Normal Humanoid Human
Wachterhaus Cultist( view
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 ♦11Normal ♥13Hard ♠16Elite ♦31Epic Normal Humanoid Human
Wachterhaus Magus( view
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 ♦12Normal ♥14Hard ♠17Elite ♦32Epic Normal Humanoid Human
Wachterhaus Mortifer( view
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 ♦11Normal ♥13Hard ♠16Elite ♦31Epic Normal Humanoid Human
Yeoman Archer( view
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 ♠16Elite ♦31Epic Normal Humanoid Human