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Mining for Ancient Secrets

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This mine dates back to the ancient Giant empire. But the Path of Inspiration cult has recently sent miners into its depths, delving for some hidden treasure.

The Dreaming Dark adpack icon.jpg
DDO Point icon.png Requires access to adventure packIcon tooltip.png: The Dreaming Dark
Mining for Ancient Secrets
Heroic level: 19
Epic level: None
Duration: Medium
Heroic XP:  ♣1,651Icon tooltip.pngSolo/Casual ♦2,850Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥2,984Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠3,046Icon tooltip.pngElite
Epic XP: N/A
Takes place in: Aspect Mine
Bestowed by: Velrath
NPC contact: Velrath
Quest acquired in: Isle of Forgotten Dreams
Patron: The Coin Lords
Base favor: 6
Free to Play: No
Extreme Challenge: No
M mining for ancient secrets.png
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In order to repair the Stormreaver's Interdiction Lens, you will need to retrieve a piece of Aspect Crystal.

Velrath believes that the ancient giants mined this crystal from an Aspect Mine on the Isle of Forgotten Dreams.

To enter the final Dreaming Dark quest in this chain, you may choose to enter this adventure as a party, or run Raiding the Giants' Vault as a solo player to repair the Interdiction Lens to complete the third of three quest flags required.

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


  • Collect the Aspect Crystal
  • (Optional) Slay Larazgl +14% Bonus.( ♣231 ♦399 ♥418 ♠426 )

What to Expect

  • Spawning/respawning monsters
  • Randomly placed shrine (the north shrine appears only on hard and elite difficulties)

Tips and Misc

The adventure is linear. Go south to find the crest, and then make your way back north and east to use the crest to enter the end fight.

Left (north from the first T-intersection) beyond a Secret door (Secret door DC) are some undead, a shrine and a chance at a rare skeleton mage.

As with other quests in this chain, the adventure is a relatively quick one. You enter a mine with many Inspired fighters and Clerics that try to stop you. Warpriests are nastiest and heal the allies often. The mine halls are narrow, so it is difficult for casters with lots of area-of-effect attacks to avoid attacks on the Wildmen slaves, who will attack you as well if provoked. For smaller parties that can pinpoint attacks and have no need for Conquest bonus, you might choose to leave the Wildmen alone.

The boss and several minions guard two Control Crystals that keep the Aspect Crystal there guarded by a force field. Slay the boss and destroy the crystals.

The Control Crystals have DR2/- and (as with many other crystals of their type) are more vulnerable to sonic and force damage. Don't destroy the Control Crystal without first engaging the end boss or you may not get credit for the crystal's destruction and will be unable to finish the quest.

The minions will respawn on destruction of the first crystal. Pick up the Aspect Crystal to complete the quest.

Once you have finished the quest, talk to Velrath for end-reward, and then speak to Channa d'Cannith and also Venge to advance to quest.

Bonus XP

  • Aggression bonus: 39 or more monsters killed +10% Bonus.( ♣165 ♦285 ♥298 ♠305 )
  • Onslaught bonus: 51 or more monsters killed +15% Bonus.( ♣248 ♦428 ♥448 ♠457 )
  • Conquest bonus: 62 or more monsters killed +25% Bonus.( ♣413 ♦713 ♥746 ♠762 )


  • NPC rewards: Standard, list of 4 items, 14-16 level weapons/armors


Name(picture) CR Type Race
Glasvryn Tal(view)
Glasvryn Tal.jpg
 ♣21Icon tooltip.pngSolo/Casual ♦21Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥25Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠31Icon tooltip.pngElite Humanoid Human
Inspired Mender(view)
Inspired Mender.jpg
 ♣16Icon tooltip.pngSolo/Casual ♦20Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥24Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠30Icon tooltip.pngElite Humanoid Human
Blackfang Bat(view)
 ♦9Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥11Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠14Icon tooltip.pngElite Animal Bat
Control Crystal(view)
Control Crystal.jpg
0 Construct Inanimate Object
Dar Qat Archer(view)
Dar Qat Archer.jpg
 ♣18Icon tooltip.pngSolo/Casual ♦18Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥22Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠28Icon tooltip.pngElite Humanoid Human
Dar Qat Captain(view)
Dar Qat Captain.jpg
 ♣20Icon tooltip.pngSolo/Casual ♥24Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠30Icon tooltip.pngElite Humanoid Human
Dar Qat Soldier(view)
Dar Qat Soldier.jpg
 ♣18Icon tooltip.pngSolo/Casual ♦18Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥22Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠28Icon tooltip.pngElite Humanoid Human
Elite Skeleton Archer(view)
Elite Skeleton Archer.jpg
 ♣18Icon tooltip.pngSolo/Casual ♦18Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥21Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠26Icon tooltip.pngElite Undead Skeleton
Elite Skeleton Knight(view)
Elite Skeleton Knight.png
 ♣19Icon tooltip.pngSolo/Casual ♦19Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥23Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠29Icon tooltip.pngElite Undead Skeleton
Elite Skeleton Sorcerer(view)
Elite Skeleton Sorcerer.jpg
 ♣18Icon tooltip.pngSolo/Casual ♦18Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥21Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠26Icon tooltip.pngElite Undead Skeleton
Inspired Dar Qat Warpriest(view)
Inspired Dar Qat Warpriest.jpg
 ♣18Icon tooltip.pngSolo/Casual ♦18Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥22Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠28Icon tooltip.pngElite Humanoid Human
No pic.jpg
 ♠31Icon tooltip.pngElite Undead Skeleton
Wildman Slave(view)
Wildman Slave.png
 ♣17Icon tooltip.pngSolo/Casual ♦17Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥21Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠27Icon tooltip.pngElite Monstrous Humanoid Wildman

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