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Running with the Devils

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Running with the Devils is the 1st quest in The Thirteenth Eclipse 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.
The first five quests can be completed in any order to unlock The Shroud.
Flagging occurs by collecting dedicated items rather than completing these quests.
Running with the Devils • Rainbow in the Dark • Ritual Sacrifice • Let Sleeping Dust Lie • The Coalescence Chamber • The Shroud

A section of eladrin have settled into a stronghold located beneath the Vale of Twilight, away from their brethren in Meridia. What purpose does this detachment serve?

The Vale of Twilight adpack icon.jpg
DDO Point icon.png Requires access to adventure pack: The Vale of Twilight
Running with the Devils
Heroic level: 16
Epic level: None
Duration: Very Long
Heroic XP:  ♣4,091Solo/Casual ♦7,099Normal ♥7,379Hard ♠7,659Elite
Epic XP: N/A
Takes place in: Eladrin Stronghold
Bestowed by: Walk-up
NPC contact: Grechin Nalberto
Quest acquired in: The Vale of Twilight
Patron: The Twelve
Base favor: 8
Purchase: The Vale of Twilight or VIP
Extreme Challenge: No
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A curious looking tree stump has led you into the eladrin stronghold. Why have the eladrin set up a base of operations in this part of the Vale? Explore the stronghold to find out why and seek out additional information about the missing Twelve members.

Spoiler Warning: Spoiler material below this point!


  • Explore the Eladrin Stronghold
  • Speak with Syloth Sayvon
  • Breach the door
  • Slay Palin Valance
  • Lower the bridge
  • Slay Taeron Rimond
  • Rescue Tolarn Rhawn
  • Slay the devil party
  • (Optional) Find the source of the invasion — Bonus (40%): Heroic( ♣1,636 ♦2,840 ♥2,952 ♠3,064 )

Tips and Misc

  • To complete the optional, slay Nosrat. The portal closes upon death.
  • Instant death works well here, but be forewarned that Ghaele Cleric Eladrin will cast Death Ward upon themselves, and its nearby allies.
  • The enemy types featured in this quest are Chaotic Outsiders extraplanars and subject to Banishing weapons.
  • Bralani Eladrin are vulnerable to Cold Iron. They are also Good-aligned, making any weapons with Good-alignment ineffective.
  • Target Clerics first, as they have the ability to heal their nearby allies.
  • One useful tactic for the end fight is to have one party member climb the stairs and talk to Tolarn, while the others wait off to the right-hand side beyond the stairs. Two of the orange-named devil party will spawn here, Faizi Larix (who can be energy drained and 'insta-killed') and one of the orthons who can be defeated in short order. This allows fighting only two Named first, then the remaining three in sequence, rather than all 5 at once.
    • Have the party stand in the tunnel to the left of Tolarn, beyond some rubble.
    • Have one character talk to Tolarn and rush back out of his room before the devils actually spawn.
    • One devil will spawn near the party and aggro, and you can fight him alone.
    • Then wait for the two Orthons to move into their own tunnels, and either pull the left one, or head into Tolarn's room and kill him.
    • Proceed to kill what's left one by one.
    • The devils will all spawn in their tunnels when you talk to Tolarn, then after a moment, they will all run to Tolarn. After a few moments in the center room with no aggro, they will run back to their individual tunnels with their backs to the main room. This allows you to easily confront them one by one in their spawn locations.
  • Recommended Buffs: True Seeing, Fire Resistance, Electricity Resistance, Cold Resistance


  • Several of the Vale quest names are references to song names from the 1970s and 1980s hard rock/heavy metal bands:
    • "Running with the Devils" is the first track from Van Halen's 1978 Van Halen album.
    • "Rainbow in the Dark" is a track and a single from Ronnie James Dio's 1982 Holy Diver album.
    • "Let Sleeping Dust Lie" is a bit more obscure but most likely a reference to a track from Michael Schenker Group's 1981 album MSG. The track is titled "Let Sleeping Dogs Lie"

Bonus XP

  • Aggression bonus: 60–61 or more monsters killed +10% Bonus.( ♣409 ♦710 ♥738 ♠766 )
  • Onslaught bonus: 80–82 or more monsters killed +15% Bonus.( ♣614 ♦1,065 ♥1,107 ♠1,149 )
  • Conquest bonus: ≤92 or more monsters killed +25% Bonus.( ♣1,023 ♦1,775 ♥1,845 ♠1,915 )
  • Mischief bonus: 12 or more breakables smashed +8% Bonus.( ♣327 ♦568 ♥590 ♠613 )
  • Vandal bonus: 15 or more breakables smashed +10% Bonus.( ♣409 ♦710 ♥738 ♠766 )
  • Ransack bonus: 19 or more breakables smashed +15% Bonus.( ♣614 ♦1,065 ♥1,107 ♠1,149 )


NPC end rewards

Randomly generated loot, ML correlates with effective quest level.


Name ( picture ) CR Type Race
Ancient Element of Air( view
Ancient Element of Air.jpg
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 ♦16Normal ♠21Elite Elemental Air Elemental
Ancient Element of Earth( view
Ancient Element of Earth.jpg
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 ♦16Normal ♠21Elite Elemental Earth Elemental
Bairger( view
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 ♦19Normal ♥23Hard ♠29Elite Evil Outsider Devil
Bearded Devil( view
Bearded Devil.jpg
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 ♦15Normal ♠20Elite ♦32Epic Normal Evil Outsider Devil
Bralani Sorcerer( view
Bralani Sorcerer.jpg
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 ♦16Normal ♥19Hard ♠23Elite Good Outsider Bralani Eladrin
Bralani( view
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 ♦15Normal ♥18Hard ♠22Elite Good Outsider Bralani Eladrin
Faizi Larix( view
Faizi Larix.jpg
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 ♦18Normal ♥22Hard ♠26Elite Native Outsider Tiefling
Ghaele Cleric( view
Ghaele Cleric.jpg
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 ♦17Normal ♥20Hard ♠24Elite Good Outsider Ghaele Eladrin
Ghaele( view
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 ♦16Normal ♥19Hard ♠23Elite Good Outsider Ghaele Eladrin
Nishan( view
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 ♦17Normal ♥19Hard ♠22Elite Air Outsider Djinn
Nosrat( view
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 ♦18Normal ♥22Hard ♠28Elite Evil Outsider Devil
Odaka( view
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 ♦19Normal ♥23Hard ♠29Elite Evil Outsider Devil
Palin Valance( view
Palin Valance.png
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 ♦18Normal ♥22Hard ♠28Elite Good Outsider Bralani Eladrin
Taeron Rimond( view
Taeron Rimond.png
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 ♦19Normal ♥23Hard ♠29Elite Good Outsider Ghaele Eladrin
Tafzul( view
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 ♦19Normal ♥23Hard ♠29Elite Evil Outsider Devil
Tolarn Rhawn( view
Tolarn Rhawn.jpg
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 ♦19Normal ♥23Hard ♠28Elite Native Outsider Tiefling
Twilight Stalker( view
Twilight Stalker.jpg
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 ♦15Normal Elemental Invisible Stalker
Wisam( view
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 ♦17Normal ♥19Hard ♠22Elite Air Outsider Djinn