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Records of the Past

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The settlement of Ironvale Deep was abandoned long ago. Now the dwarves hope its ancient libraries can unlock the secrets of the Jewels of Ardor.

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DDO Point icon.png Requires access to adventure pack: The Mines of Tethyamar
Records of the Past
Heroic level: 15
Epic level: 31
(considered Legendary)
Duration: medium
Heroic XP:  ♣2,893Solo/Casual ♦5,028Normal ♥5,233Hard ♠5,438Elite
Epic XP:  ♣13,864Solo/Casual ♦23,693Normal ♥24,278Hard ♠24,863Elite
Takes place in: The Ruins of Ironvale Deep
Bestowed by: Freygar Plumbline
NPC contact: Freygar Plumbline
Quest acquired in: Tethyamar Mining Outpost
Patron: The Harpers
Base favor: 5
Free to Play: No
Extreme Challenge: No
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Overview

Freygar Plumbline believes an artifact called the Master Manifest is located deep within one of Tethyamar's abandoned libraries. Go to Ironvale Deep and find the manifest for the Surveyor.

  • This is the third of five quests. The quests can be run in any order; however, the first four are required to flag for the final quest.
Tile Puzzle Solution

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

Objectives

  • Find the abandoned Dwarf settlement
  • Find the Master Manifest
  • Open the Lower District Door
  • Explore the Lower District
  • Defeat Kir'tan Melarn
  • (Optional) Collect the Mining Records — Bonus (35%): Heroic( ♣1,013 ♦1,760 ♥1,832 ♠1,903 ) Epic( ♣4,852 ♦8,293 ♥8,497 ♠8,702 )
  • (Optional) Defeat Thorgar Shield-Splitter — Bonus (15%): Heroic( ♣434 ♦754 ♥785 ♠816 ) Epic( ♣2,080 ♦3,554 ♥3,642 ♠3,729 )
  • (Optional) Defeat the Decaying Battlerager — Bonus (10%): Heroic( ♣289 ♦503 ♥523 ♠544 ) Epic( ♣1,386 ♦2,369 ♥2,428 ♠2,486 )
  • (Optional) Defeat the Umber Hulk Dwarf-stalker — Bonus (10%): Heroic( ♣289 ♦503 ♥523 ♠544 ) Epic( ♣1,386 ♦2,369 ♥2,428 ♠2,486 )

What to Expect

  • Tile and Relay puzzle

Known Traps

Heroic: Trap DCs
Epic: Trap DCs

  • Blades by a large door in the courtyard (disabled by opening the door)
  • Blades surrounding chest behind secret door (one box disables most of the traps in the room, few blades near chest remain active)
  • Lightning trap on tile puzzle (disabled by deactivating the red tile)

Tips and Misc

  • This is a fairly short quest - if you don't worry about optional objectives. You can avoid many fights if you stick to the main path - for example, don't poke your nose into pools of water/lava.
  • A stealthy character can complete the quest by killing only two monsters: the summoned bebilith and Kir'tan Melarn, 2 total kills.
Main quest
  • Fight your way through the first courtyard (letters C, D E on the map), continuing due north toward the second courtyard (in the area of letters A and B on the map). Follow the tunnel, pressing north until you hit some stairs, and go up.
  • Turn on the light using a lever below the crystal on your right. Do not walk into the beam of light.
  • Rotate the mirror (on your left) to reflect the light back south.
  • Return to the first courtyard and go to the east area near the ladder. The gate's closed and has spike traps in front of it, but there's a ladder leading up next to it (just don't get too close to the gate).
  • Ignore the puzzle for now, and work your way back west to rotate the mirrors to activate the tile puzzle. You will see the light "connect" to the next mirror that you need to turn.
  • Solve tile puzzle to open gate east. (This also deactivates the trap.)
    • Avoid the two red tiles on either side; this will electrify the puzzle.
  • Fight your way east through an underdark tunnel with shrines, killing drow and driders, until you reach more buildings, "the Lower District".
  • Defeat the summoned bebelith and Kir'tan Melarn. The quest ends when you pick up the manifest.
    • You can kill many of the drow minions scattered in the drow city area before triggering the end fight; stick to the edges of the room and avoid going near the central fountain.
North-west wing (Mayoral estate)
  • This optional area houses the optional skeleton Thorgar, some optional mining records, trapped locked chest behind a secret door, and shrines.
    • You can access this area using the second light-beam
West wing (Forge + Crypt)
  • This optional area has shrines at the beginning, then more mining records; crypt hides the Decaying Battlerager optional.
    • Bug: Be chary of going into the Decaying Battlerager's crypt without Dimension Door; at times, the door doesn't open back up to let you out. (Alternatively, save it for after the endfight, unless going for the kills bonus.)
  • You can access this area using the mirrors.
  • Even on solo, elite will always trigger a yellow/orange dungeon alert; it is easy to get stuck among all the enemies in this room due to the harried effect they give you.
Courtyard
  • Courtyard hides the umber hulk optional, again activated using the mirrors.

Bonus XP

  • Devious bonus: 2+ or fewer monsters killed +7% Bonus.( ♣203 ♦352 ♥366 ♠381 )
  • Discreet bonus: 31 or fewer monsters killed +5% Bonus.( ♣145 ♦251 ♥262 ♠272 )
  • Aggression bonus: 100-102 or more monsters killed +10% Bonus.( ♣289 ♦503 ♥523 ♠544 )
  • Onslaught bonus: 132 or more monsters killed +15% Bonus.( ♣434 ♦754 ♥785 ♠816 )
  • Mischief bonus: 16 or more breakables smashed +8% Bonus.( ♣231 ♦402 ♥419 ♠435 )
  • Vandal bonus: 21 or more breakables smashed +10% Bonus.( ♣289 ♦503 ♥523 ♠544 )
  • Ransack bonus: 26 or more breakables smashed +15% Bonus.( ♣434 ♦754 ♥785 ♠816 )

Loot

  • Chests: Five
    • 1 behind secret door in Mayoral Estate (locked)
    • 1 for killing Thorgar Shield-Splitter
    • 1 for killing Decaying Battlerager
    • 1 for killing Umber Hulk Dwarf-stalker
    • 1 end chest
  • Collectables: Four
    • Fungus in the courtyard, in the southeast section
    • Mushroom near the lever for the main light-beam
    • Fungus in the far west room, south of the Decaying Battlerager
    • Mushroom in the bend of the eastern passage, northwest of the shrines
  • NPC rewards: Standard level-appropriate items; no renown on Legendary.

Named Chest Drop

Last Edited Item Type Enhancements ML Bind Quests
  • Update 44.0.1
  • 1 year and 14 days
Legendary Drowhunter
Legendary Drowhunter.png
Dwarven War Axe 28 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Records of the Past, End Chest
  • Update 44.0.1
  • 1 year and 14 days
Legendary Heavy Boltslinger
Legendary Heavy Boltslinger.png
Repeating Heavy Crossbow 28 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Records of the Past, End chest
  • Update 44.0.1
  • 1 year and 14 days
Drowhunter
Drowhunter.png
Dwarven War Axe 15 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Records of the Past, End Chest
  • Update 44.0.1
  • 1 year and 14 days
Heavy Boltslinger
Heavy Boltslinger.png
Repeating Heavy Crossbow 15 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Records of the Past, End chest
  • Update 46.3
  • 30 days
Shadow's Embrace
Shadow's Embrace.png
Belt 15 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Records of the Past, End Chest
  • Update 44.0.1
  • 1 year and 14 days
Legendary Shadow's Embrace
Legendary Shadow's Embrace.png
Belt 28 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Records of the Past, End Chest
  • Update 44.0.1
  • 1 year and 14 days
Legendary Outpost Sniper's Belt
Legendary Outpost Sniper's Belt.png
Belt 28 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Records of the Past, End Chest
  • Update 46.3
  • 3 months and 29 days
Outpost Sniper's Belt
Outpost Sniper's Belt.png
Belt 15 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Records of the Past, End Chest
  • Update 44.0.1
  • 1 year and 14 days
Amulet of the Makers
Amulet of the Makers.png
Necklace 15 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Records of the Past, End chest
  • Update 44.0.1
  • 1 year and 14 days
Legendary Amulet of the Makers
Legendary Amulet of the Makers.png
Necklace 28 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Records of the Past, End chest
  • Update 44.0.1
  • 1 year and 14 days
Legendary Slate-Scale Capelet
Legendary Slate-Scale Capelet.png
Cloak 28 Bind to Account on Aquire Records of the Past, End chest
  • Update 44.0.1
  • 1 year and 14 days
Slate-Scale Capelet
Slate-Scale Capelet.png
Cloak 15 Bind to Account on Aquire Records of the Past, End chest
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Monsters

Name(picture) CR Type Race
Ancient Tomb Guardian(view)
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 ♦16Normal ♥18Hard ♠21Elite ♦32Epic Normal Construct Helmed Horror
Ancient Wheep(view)
Ancient Wheep.png
 ♦15Normal ♥17Hard ♠20Elite ♦31Epic Normal ♥35Epic Hard Undead Wheep
Damaged Mining Golem(view)
Damaged Mining Golem.png
 ♦17Normal ♥19Hard ♠22Elite ♥37Epic Hard Construct Golem
Decaying Battlerager(view)
Decaying Battlerager.jpg
 ♦17Normal ♥19Hard ♠22Elite ♥37Epic Hard ♠59Epic Elite Undead Skeleton
Decaying Miner(view)
Decaying Miner.jpg
 ♦15Normal ♥17Hard ♠20Elite ♥35Epic Hard Undead Skeleton
Deep Crawler(view)
Deep Crawler.jpg
 ♦15Normal ♥17Hard ♠20Elite ♦31Epic Normal ♥35Epic Hard Vermin Spider
Dretch(view)
Dretch.jpg
 ♦15Normal ♥17Hard ♠15/17/20Elite ♦31Epic Normal ♥35Epic Hard Evil Outsider Demon
Drider Warrior(view)
Drider Warrior.jpg
 ♦17Normal ♥20Hard ♠24Elite ♦33Epic Normal ♥37Epic Hard ♠59Epic Elite Aberration Drider
Drow Ritualist(view)
Drow Ritualist.jpg
 ♦16Normal ♥19Hard ♠23Elite ♦32Epic Normal Elf Drow Elf
Drow Warpriestess(view)
Drow Warpriestess.jpg
 ♦17Normal ♥20Hard ♠24Elite ♦33Epic Normal ♥37Epic Hard ♠59Epic Elite Elf Drow Elf
Kir'tan Melarn(view)
Kir'tan Melarn.png
 ♦18Normal ♥20Hard ♠23Elite Elf Drow Elf
Large Black Pudding Fragment(view)
Large Black Pudding Fragment.jpg
 ♦13Normal ♥13Hard ♠13Elite Ooze Black Pudding
Large Black Pudding(view)
Large Black Pudding.jpg
 ♦15Normal ♥17Hard ♠20Elite ♦29Epic Normal Ooze Black Pudding
Lost Miner(view)
Lost Miner.png
 ♦15Normal ♥17Hard ♠20Elite ♥35Epic Hard Undead Zombie
Outpost Archer(view)
Outpost Archer.jpg
 ♦16Normal ♥19Hard ♠23Elite ♦32Epic Normal Elf Drow Elf
Outpost Guard(view)
Outpost Guard.jpg
 ♦16Normal ♥19Hard ♠23Elite ♦32Epic Normal ♥36Epic Hard ♠57Epic Elite Elf Drow Elf
Putrid Gray Ooze(view)
Putrid Gray Ooze.jpg
 ♦15Normal ♥17Hard ♠20Elite ♦31Epic Normal ♥35Epic Hard Ooze Gray Ooze
Ravenous Umber Hulk(view)
Ravenous Umber Hulk.png
 ♦15Normal ♥17Hard ♠20Elite ♦31Epic Normal ♥35Epic Hard ♠55Epic Elite Aberration Umber Hulk
Summoned Bebilith(view)
Summoned Bebilith.jpg
 ♦18Normal ♥20Hard ♠23Elite ♦34Epic Normal Evil Outsider Demon
Thorgar Shield-Splitter(view)
Thorgar Shield-Splitter.jpg
 ♦18Normal ♥20Hard ♠23Elite ♦34Epic Normal ♥38Epic Hard Undead Skeleton
Umber Hulk Dwarf-Stalker(view)
Umber Hulk Dwarf-Stalker.jpg
 ♠22Elite Aberration Umber Hulk
Unbound Forge Elemental(view)
Unbound Forge Elemental.jpg
 ♦15Normal ♥17Hard ♠20Elite ♦31Epic Normal ♥35Epic Hard Elemental Fire Elemental
Unbound Irrigation Elemental(view)
Unbound Irrigation Elemental.jpg
 ♦15Normal ♥17Hard ♠20Elite ♦31Epic Normal Elemental Water Elemental
Unbound Mining Elemental(view)
Unbound Mining Elemental.png
 ♦16Normal ♥18Hard ♠21Elite ♥36Epic Hard ♠57Epic Elite Elemental Earth Elemental