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Needle in a Fey Stack

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Needle in a Fey Stack is the 3rd quest in the Fables of the Feywild Part Two: Hyrsam and the Needle story arcIcon tooltip.pngStory arcs  are chains of quests that make up a story line.
Completing everything in a story arc often yields a nice reward.
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These quests can be completed in any order.
The Icemount Curse • The Thornwright • Needle in a Fey Stack • Quid Pro Quo • Immortality Lessons


Hyrsam hid the magic needle containing his immortality somewhere in the Treasure Grove, an enchanted forest where, it is said, treasure grows on trees.

Fables of the Feywild adpack icon.jpg
DDO Point icon.png Requires access to adventure pack: Fables of the Feywild
Needle in a Fey Stack
Heroic level: 6
Epic level: 32
(considered Legendary)
Duration: long
Heroic XP:  ♣2,277Solo/Casual ♦4,060Normal ♥4,324Hard ♠4,588Elite
Epic XP:  ♣18,228Solo/Casual ♦31,133Normal ♥31,885Hard ♠32,638Elite
Takes place in: The Treasure Grove*
Bestowed by: Farrunner
NPC contact: Farrunner
Quest acquired in: Wynwood Hall
Patron: The Summer Court
Base favor: 5
Free to Play: No
Extreme Challenge: No
M Needle in a Fey Stack.jpg
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Overview

Hyrsam hid the magic needle containing his immortality somewhere within the Treasure Grove. Go there and search for the artifact.


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

Objectives

  • Find the right treasure tree
  • Open the magic chest
  • Retrieve the magic needle
  • Chase the magic unicorn
  • Chase after the magic deer
  • Catch the teleporting Blink Dog, because that's fun
  • Hunt down the magic raven
  • Break the magic egg
  • Chase the greedy dragon
  • (Optional) Don't get tagged and do not hurt Joy, the Almost Dragon — Bonus (15%): Heroic( ♣342 ♦609 ♥649 ♠688 ) Epic( ♣2,734 ♦4,670 ♥4,783 ♠4,896 )
  • (Optional) Cross the invisible bridge over the river — Bonus (22%): Heroic( ♣501 ♦893 ♥951 ♠1,009 ) Epic( ♣4,010 ♦6,849 ♥7,015 ♠7,180 )
  • (Optional) Correctly identify the wrong treasure — Bonus (14%): Heroic( ♣319 ♦568 ♥605 ♠642 ) Epic( ♣2,552 ♦4,359 ♥4,464 ♠4,569 )

Tips and Misc

Whoever said treasure doesn't grow on trees has obviously never been to the Treasure Grove. That said, most of the chests are mimics, which can be detected using Spot, Diplomacy, Intimidate, Disable Device, or Use Magic Device. Or you can just take them down and try to open them...

First, find the real chest.

  • The one real chest can spawn in one of four locations, all in the southeast corner.
  • Take the hollow log bridge east of the entrance, then head south-ish to the first chest on the map (don't drop down into the valley), and head west to the next chests. See the map for the possible locations.
  • Get your party close before opening the chest.

Second, grab and open the egg.

  • Kill or CC spawned mobs quickly to prevent them from waking up other mobs on the map.
  • Immediately after opening the chest, a Surprise Unicorn will pop out.
    • Killing the unicorn will spawn a deer (Dashing Darling).
    • After killing the deer, a Blink Dog (Good Boy).
    • After killing the blink dog, a raven (Ravenous Reveler) spawns. Careful where you kill this one - it can fly over obstacles you can't reach, and you don't want the egg to get stuck there.
    • After killing the raven, the Magic Egg will finally spawn.
  • Once the egg is used, the Greedy Dragon will spawn and fly to the Mysterious Archway. You do not need to interact with the dragon once it starts moving.
    • The dragon will show up on parts of the map that have been cleared, but not in fog-of-war areas.

Third, enter the Mysterious Archway and play with the dragon.
NOTE: The Mysterious Archway is a rock archway, South of the stone bridge. It is not the archway with the disappearing invisible bridge.

  • Once the pseudodragon enters the archway, it will activate and allow you to enter it as well.
  • The dragon is on the raised platform in the middle of the cave. Talk to him and play a game of skill.
  • Play a game with him. The screen will go black and he will vanish.
  • Find the dragon:
    • Listen for the sound of breathing for an audio clue to how close the pseudodragon is.
    • You are looking for a small, maroon dragon curled up on the ground. It will have green particles floating off of it to indicate position.
  • Left-click the dragon to start the tag portion, and then run from him. But don't attack him, he just wants to be friends!
  • Avoid the dragon (You can avoid the dragon manually for about 30 seconds, or you can cheat like the big jerk you are.):
    • A quick way to play with the dragon: find him, then cast invisibility and hide. He gives up in a few seconds and you win!
    • Avoid the dragon for about 30 seconds, and he then gives you permission to get the needle.
    • You can jump on top of the bed that is near the end chest and he will usually just send a single fireball at you and then fly beneath you until time runs out
    • Don't jump into the bones surrounding the ramp, otherwise you might die due to physics jank

Now grab the needle by opening the end chest on the back of the raised platform the pseudodragon was on when you first entered the chamber.

Optional notes:

  • To cross the invisible bridge across the river, you need to start at the northern shrine. Make sure that everyone has stepped through the archway before you Search, and the platforms only exist for a few seconds before disappearing - apparently forever.
    • The bridge is approx. 5 platforms wide and a random path is created. You may find a dead end and a good jump skill can (but also may not) save the situation.
  • There's a Bewildered Bearserk across the river, to the north, which guards a chest but doesn't appear to be a requirement or an optional.
  • The deer have a lot more hitpoints than usual. They also count towards the kills bonus but aren't actually aggressive even if you start attacking.
  • Mimic hunt notes:
    • You get two chances to reveal a mimic; after failing twice, your only choice is to open it and find out the hard way.
    • Summoned creatures, such as Summon Monster 1 from a scroll, will attack a mimic chest.
    • If you examine the chest once it's on the ground, the mimics will be type aberration.

Bonus XP

  • Aggression bonus: 106 or more monsters killed +10% Bonus.( ♣228 ♦406 ♥432 ♠459 )
  • Onslaught bonus: 125 or more monsters killed +15% Bonus.( ♣342 ♦609 ♥649 ♠688 )
  • Conquest bonus: 157 or more monsters killed +25% Bonus.( ♣569 ♦1,015 ♥1,081 ♠1,147 )

Loot

  • Chests: Five
    • One for defeating the Bewildering Berserk
    • One that isn't a mimic
    • Two across the Invisible Bridge (Both contain chunks of Ferrocrystal but not sure about named)
    • One end chest; may contain named loot
  • Collectables: Six, all in the dragon's lair
    • Adventurer's Pack
    • Alchemy Table
    • Bookshelf
    • Crude Altar
    • Fungus
    • Reagents Cabinet
  • NPC rewards: Standard; choose from 10

Named Chest Drop

Last Edited Item Type Enhancements ML Bind Quests
Robe of the Autumn Winds
Robe of the Autumn Winds.png
(edit)
Clothing  5 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Needle in a Fey Stack, End chest
  • Update 48.3.2
  • 1 year, 5 months, and 17 days
  • LrdSlvrhnd
Amber Pendant
Amber Pendant.png
(edit)
Necklace  5 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Needle in a Fey Stack, End Chest
  • Update 48.3.2
  • 1 year, 5 months, and 17 days
  • LrdSlvrhnd
Windriders
Windriders.png
(edit)
Boots  5 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Needle in a Fey Stack, End chest
  • Update 48.4.3
  • 1 year, 4 months, and 18 days
  • BugTime
Green Dragonscale Bracers
Green Dragonscale Bracers.png
(edit)
Bracers  5 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Needle in a Fey Stack, End chest
  • Update 50.0.1
  • 1 year and 2 days
  • Cru121
Legendary Amber Pendant
Legendary Amber Pendant.png
(edit)
Necklace  29 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Needle in a Fey Stack, End chest
  • Update 50.0.1
  • 1 year and 2 days
  • JJMC89
Legendary Windriders
Legendary Windriders.png
(edit)
Boots  29 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Needle in a Fey Stack, End chest
  • Update 50.0.1
  • 1 year and 1 day
  • JJMC89
Legendary Robe of the Autumn Winds
Legendary Robe of the Autumn Winds.png
(edit)
Clothing  29 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Needle in a Fey Stack, End chest
  • Update 50.0.1
  • 1 year and 1 day
  • JJMC89
Legendary Green Dragonscale Bracers
Legendary Green Dragonscale Bracers.png
(edit)
Bracers  29 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Needle in a Fey Stack, End chest
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Monsters

Name ( picture • New Monster ) CR Type Race
Bewildered Bearserk( view
Bewildered Bearserk.png
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 ♦6Normal Animal Bear
Big Fluffy Spider( view
Big Fluffy Spider.png
 • edit )
 ♦6Normal Vermin Spider
Blink Dog( view
Blink Dog.jpg
 • edit )
 ♠10Elite ♠57Epic Elite Fey Blink Dog
Cooshee Elven War Hound( view
Cooshee elven war hound.jpg
 • edit )
 ♦5Normal ♠10Elite ♠57Epic Elite Magical Beast Dog
Crabby Customer( view
Crabby Customer.png
 • edit )
 ♦5Normal Vermin Crab
Dashing Darling( view
Dashing Darling.png
 • edit )
 ♦6Normal Animal Deer
Dense Deer( view
Dense Deer.png
 • edit )
 ♦5Normal Animal Deer
Displacer Beast( view
Displacer Beast.jpg
 • edit )
 ♦6Normal ♥8Hard ♠11Elite ♥37Epic Hard ♠58Epic Elite Magical Beast Displacer Beast
Ferocious Fomorian( view
Ferocious Fomorian.png
 • edit )
Giant Giant
Feytouched Spider( view
Feytouched Spider.png
 • edit )
 ♠10Elite ♥36Epic Hard ♠57Epic Elite Magical Beast Spider
Feywild Cat( view
Feywild Cat.jpg
 • edit )
 ♦5Normal ♥7Hard ♠10Elite ♥36Epic Hard ♠57Epic Elite Magical Beast Razor Cat
Feywild Crayfish( view
Feywild crayfish.jpg
 • edit )
 ♦5Normal ♦31Epic Normal ♥35Epic Hard Vermin Crayfish
Feywild Earth Elemental( view
Feywild earth elemental.jpg
 • edit )
 ♦5Normal ♠10Elite Elemental Earth Elemental
Feywild Fire Beetle( view
Feywild fire beetle.jpg
 • edit )
 ♦5Normal ♠10Elite ♦32Epic Normal ♥36Epic Hard ♠57Epic Elite Vermin Insect
Feywild Harpy( view
Feywild Harpy.png
 • edit )
 ♦5Normal ♥36Epic Hard Monstrous Humanoid Harpy
Feywild Needle Blight( view
Feywild Needle Blight.png
 • edit )
 ♣5Solo/Casual ♦5Normal ♥7Hard ♠16Elite ♥36Epic Hard ♠57Epic Elite Plant Needle Blight
Feywild Sea Lion( view
Feywild Sea Lion.jpg
 • edit )
 ♦5Normal ♦31Epic Normal Magical Beast Sea Lion
Feywild Shambling Mound( view
Feywild shambling mound.jpg
 • edit )
 ♦5Normal ♥8Hard ♠11Elite ♦32Epic Normal ♥37Epic Hard ♠59Epic Elite Plant Shambling Mound
Feywild Twig Blight( view
Feywild twig blight.jpg
 • edit )
 ♦5Normal ♥7Hard ♠10Elite ♥36Epic Hard ♠57Epic Elite Plant Twig Blight
Feywild Vine Blight( view
Feywild vine blight.jpg
 • edit )
 ♦5Normal ♥7Hard ♠11Elite ♦32Epic Normal ♥36Epic Hard ♠57Epic Elite Plant Vine Blight
Feywild Water Elemental( view
Feywild Water Elemental.jpg
 • edit )
 ♥35Epic Hard ♠55Epic Elite Elemental Water Elemental
Feywild Wood Woad( view
Feywild Wood Woad.png
 • edit )
 ♦32Epic Normal Plant Wood Woad
Goblin Archer( view
Goblin Archer.jpg
 • edit )
 ♦5Normal ♥7Hard ♠10Elite ♥36Epic Hard Goblinoid Goblin
Good Boy( view
Good Boy.png
 • edit )
 ♥8Hard Fey Blink Dog
Greedy Dragon( view
Greedy Dragon.png
 • edit )
 ♦7Normal Dragon Pseudodragon
Kelpie Swampcaller( view
Kelpie Swampcaller.png
 • edit )
 ♦32Epic Normal Plant Kelpie
Kelpie Swampstrider( view
Kelpie Swampstrider.jpg
 • edit )
 ♦32Epic Normal Plant Kelpie
Pixie Enchanter( view
Pixie Enchanter.jpg
 • edit )
 ♦4Normal ♥6Hard ♠9Elite ♦32Epic Normal ♥36Epic Hard ♠57Epic Elite Fey Pixie
Pixie Hunter( view
Pixie Hunter.jpg
 • edit )
 ♦4Normal ♥6Hard ♠9Elite ♥36Epic Hard ♠57Epic Elite Fey Pixie
Raven (monster)( view
Raven (monster).png
 • edit )
 ♦4Normal Animal Raven
Ravenous Reveler( view
Ravenous Reveler.png
 • edit )
 ♦7Normal Animal Raven
Redcap( view
Redcap.jpg
 • edit )
 ♦5Normal ♥7Hard ♠10Elite ♦33Epic Normal ♥37Epic Hard ♠59Epic Elite Fey Redcap
Satyr Archer( view
Satyr Archer.jpg
 • edit )
 ♦5Normal ♥7Hard ♠10Elite ♥36Epic Hard ♠57Epic Elite Fey Satyr
Satyr Schemer( view
Satyr Schemer.png
 • edit )
 ♦5Normal ♥7Hard ♠10Elite ♦32Epic Normal ♥36Epic Hard ♠57Epic Elite Fey Satyr
Satyr Warrior( view
Satyr Warrior.jpg
 • edit )
 ♦5Normal ♥7Hard ♠10Elite ♦32Epic Normal ♥36Epic Hard ♠57Epic Elite Fey Satyr
Surprise Unicorn( view
Surprise Unicorn.png
 • edit )
 ♦6Normal Fey Unicorn
Treasure (monster)( view
Treasure (monster).png
 • edit )
 ♦6Normal Aberration Mimic

External Links

Aldbar's Solo Walkthrough & Guide