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Secret of the Slavers' Stockade

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Your search for the Slave Lords has led you to a fortress where the slavers organize their raiding parties.

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Secret of the Slavers' Stockade
Heroic level: 8
Epic level: 31
(considered Legendary)
Duration: very long
Heroic XP:  ♣3,900Solo/Casual ♦6,900Normal ♥7,300Hard ♠7,700Elite
Epic XP:  ♣26,847Solo/Casual ♦45,885Normal ♥47,025Hard ♠48,165Elite
Takes place in: Slavers' Stockade
Bestowed by: Drevok the Gatekeeper
NPC contact: Drevok the Gatekeeper
Quest acquired in: The Gatekeepers' Grove
Patron: The Gatekeepers
Base favor: 6
Free to Play: No
Extreme Challenge: No
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Overview

Use the portal in the Gatekeepers' Grove to travel to the Slavers' Stockade and search for a clue to the location of the Slave Lords.

  • This dungeon is guest-narrated by Travis Willingham.

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

Objectives

  • Speak to Renth
  • Locate the entrance to the lower fortress
  • Gain entrance to the outer courtyard
  • Gain entrance to the inner wall
  • Gain entrance to the parade grounds
  • (Optional) Explore the abandoned tower
  • (Optional) Speak to Lady Morwin Elissar
  • (Optional) Allow Blackthorn to flee.
  • (Optional) Slay Blackthorn (Heroic: +10% Bonus)
  • (Optional) Locate escaped hiding slaves (3 total)
  • Gain entrance to the fortress
  • Gain Access to the East Wing Guard Complex
  • Gain entrance to the slave pits
  • Open the locked control cage
  • Open rows of cages
  • Gain access to the dining hall
  • Defeat Icar
  • Locate and defeat the Slave Lord Markessa
  • Explore the dungeon beneath
  • Further explore Markessa's stronghold
  • Explore the cavern beneath the Slavers Stockade
  • Traverse the chasm
  • Explore Icar's encampment
  • Defeat the hobgoblins at the outpost
  • Defeat the hobgoblins at the kennels
  • Defeat the hobgoblins at the barracks
  • Continue exploring the dungeon beneath the fortress
  • Continue pursuing Markessa
  • Open Dungeon Cells
  • Recover Map
  • (Optional) Defeat Guliyet (Heroic: +10% Bonus)

What to Expect

Secret doors can avoid some combat

Known Traps

Trap DCs

  • Note that some traps are randomly placed, the indicators on the maps do not show all of the traps in the quest.
  • On Heroic Elite difficulty; Trap Spot and Search DC is 32.
  • Fire, Electricity, Honey
  • A room in the upper dungeon (at the end of the corridor jutting north on Map 1) has a collapsing floor and spikes underneath. There does not appear to be a control panel for this trap.
    • There are four levers in this area, two are required to open the door to move forward, one will shut off the spikes, and one will lower a ladder needed to climb to the upper level.
    • The lever to lower the ladder is on a walkway below the collapsing floor and above the spikes.
    • One lever to open the door is on the upper level the other lever is on the wall at the floor level with the spikes.
    • The lever to shut off the spikes is also on the upper level.
  • Magnetic traps can suck people to the ceiling if wearing metal armor. This is easily dealt with by removing metal armor until past the trap.

Tips and Misc

Walkthrough

  • At the top of the abandoned tower you find Lady Morwin Elissar who will provide you the task to locate escaped hiding slaves.
    • Except for XP there is no additional reward attached to this, so one does not have to go back to her after the objective is achieved.
  • The slaves for the optional task are placed in random locations.
  • In the last room of the upper level you will encounter Icar and a group of 7 hobgoblins (Slavers and Sentries). Icar has approximately 4,500 HP on Heroic Elite.
    • There are two chests in the room, one with Slavers' crafting materials and one with standard loot.
  • When you enter the cavern area in the lower dungeon, the first large room you encounter will be a large cave (this is where you receive the objective to Traverse the Cavern).
    • On Heroic Elite, you will trigger Yellow Dungeon Alert (possibly worse on large groups) shortly after entering. There are many kobolds on the ledges and in the water below.
    • There are 10-12 Virulent Grey Oozes in the water as well, but they may not be visible until you descend to that level. You can kill the oozes at range from the ledges above, which may be a good idea as they have 700-800 HP each on Heroic Elite.
    • To open the exit door you will need to use two levers, located at opposite ends of the room on the lower level.
  • When you exit the cavern, there is a group of kobolds around the first bend of the tunnel.
  • The first door in the tunnel (on your left shortly past the cavern) contains nothing but a group of Large Attack Dogs. Opening the door will aggro them and cause several giant rats to spawn in the tunnel behind you. The dogs and rats may attack each other, but they will probably mostly aggro on the party.
  • When you approach the door near the end of the tunnel, you will trigger a DM Voice-over saying "A rumbling sound can be heard from the corridor above." A boulder will move down the tunnel towards you a few seconds afterwards. It knocks you down, but on Heroic Elite does not appear to do any damage.
  • You will trigger another DM announcement at the next door, saying "A soft buzzing sound can be heard as you approach the door." Past the door are jets that shoot you with honey, it does not appear possible to avoid them.
    • The honey gives you a 10-minute debuff, Covered in Honey: -70% movement speed, -20% attack speed, -4 to AC, -2 to reflex saves, -25% fortification, and prevents jumping or tumbling.
    • In order to avoid the bees when you get coated in honey, do not step on any of the boards around the the bee hives.
    • In the next room is a pool of water (up the stairs to the platform) and a group of giant rats. You can remove the honey debuff by entering the water. You can sneak up the stairs past the rats with Invisibility and a Move Silently skill of 19 (on Heroic Elite).
  • Markessa, the final boss, is a powerful spell caster who can cast Melf's Acid Arrow, Fireball, Lightning Bolt and what appears to be a short range force attack similar to Eldritch Strike from the Eldritch Knight enhancement tree. She has hobgoblin and kobold casters with her.
  • Minor bug: Note that this quest WILL allow you to enter Part 3 without having officially completed this part by picking up the map on Markessa's table, thereby forfeiting completion XP and requiring a do-over for the arc-end reward.


Secret doors

  • Near shrine immediately upon entering lower dungeon. The only things in the room past the secret door are two arcane collectibles and a large group of kobolds. There are no quest or optional objectives, so feel free to skip it unless you really want the collectible items.
  • Near Markessa's double + another at the end of the corridor

Bonus XP

  • Aggression bonus: 322 or more monsters killed +10% Bonus.( ♣390 ♦690 ♥730 ♠770 )
  • Onslaught bonus: 418-419 or more monsters killed +15% Bonus.( ♣585 ♦1,035 ♥1,095 ♠1,155 )
  • Tamper bonus: 8 or more traps disarmed +10% Bonus.( ♣390 ♦690 ♥730 ♠770 )
  • Neutralization bonus: 10 or more traps disarmed +20% Bonus.( ♣780 ♦1,380 ♥1,460 ♠1,540 )
  • Ingenious Debilitation bonus: 12 or more traps disarmed +30% Bonus.( ♣1,170 ♦2,070 ♥2,190 ♠2,310 )
  • Perception bonus: 2 or more secret doors discovered +10% Bonus.( ♣390 ♦690 ♥730 ♠770 )
  • Vigilant Sight bonus: 4 or more secret doors discovered +15% Bonus.( ♣585 ♦1,035 ♥1,095 ♠1,155 )
  • Mischief bonus: 47 or more breakables smashed +8% Bonus.( ♣312 ♦552 ♥584 ♠616 )
  • Vandal bonus: 62 or more breakables smashed +10% Bonus.( ♣390 ♦690 ♥730 ♠770 )
  • Ransack bonus: 76 or more breakables smashed +15% Bonus.( ♣585 ♦1,035 ♥1,095 ♠1,155 )
Notes: Note that the counts reset after you enter the lower dungeon.

Loot

  • Chests: Multiple. Often there's one chest with loot and a second chest with ingredients (Chain Links or Frayed Leather).
  • Collectables: 11 (4 in inner keep, 7 in lower dungeon)
    • Scroll rack in the room north of the parade grounds
    • Reagents cabinet in north room, past the "bear"
    • Adventurer's pack in central room
    • Reagents cabinet in small room south of 4-way intersection
    • Reagents cabinet in secret room by first set of shrines in lower dungeon
    • Scroll rack in secret room by first set of shrines in lower dungeon
    • Adventurer's pack in small sideroom near start of lower dungeon
    • Alchemy table in northwest room
    • Fungus in water cavern with 2 levers
    • 2 Scroll racks in side rooms next to slave cells
  • NPC rewards: None

Named Chest Drop

Last Edited Item Type Enhancements ML Bind Quests
Executioner's Helm
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Helm 8 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Secret of the Slavers' Stockade, End chest
  • Update 48.2
  • 4 months and 24 days
  • BugTime
Mutilator of Minds
Mutilator of Minds.png
Orb 8 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Secret of the Slavers' Stockade, End chest
  • Update 48.2
  • 4 months and 24 days
  • BugTime
Slave Master's Cloak
Slave Master's Cloak.png
Cloak 8 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Secret of the Slavers' Stockade, End chest
  • Update 48.4.3
  • 1 month and 10 days
  • BugTime
Slave Rags
Slave Rags.png
Outfit 8 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Secret of the Slavers' Stockade, End chest
  • Update 48.4.3
  • 1 month and 8 days
  • BugTime
Five Rings
Five Rings.png
Ring 8 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Secret of the Slavers' Stockade, Small chest
Legendary Five Rings
Legendary Five Rings.png
Ring 28 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Secret of the Slavers' Stockade, Small chest
  • Update 48.2
  • 4 months and 24 days
  • BugTime
Legendary Executioner's Helm
Legendary Executioner's Helm.png
Helm 28 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Secret of the Slavers' Stockade, End chest
  • Update 48.2
  • 4 months and 24 days
  • BugTime
Legendary Mutilator of Minds
Legendary Mutilator of Minds.png
Orb 28 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Secret of the Slavers' Stockade, End chest
  • Update 48.2
  • 4 months and 24 days
  • BugTime
Legendary Slave Master's Cloak
Legendary Slave Master's Cloak.png
Cloak 28 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Secret of the Slavers' Stockade, End chest
  • Update 48.4.3
  • 1 month and 10 days
  • BugTime
Legendary Slave Rags
Legendary Slave Rags.png
Outfit 28 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Secret of the Slavers' Stockade, End chest
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Monsters

Name(picture) CR Type Race
Blackthorn(view)
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 ♠16Elite Giant Ogre
Boulder(view)
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 ♠11Elite Construct Inanimate Object
Darkfang Stalker(view)
Darkfang Stalker.jpg
 ♥8Hard ♠11Elite Vermin Spider
Enraged Caveling(view)
Enraged Caveling.png
 ♠15Elite Construct Golem
Giant Black Rat(view)
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 ♠14Elite Rat Rat
Gorbin Stanworth(view)
Gorbin Stanworth.png
CRs missing! Humanoid Human
Grey Rat(view)
Grey Rat.jpg
 ♥8Hard ♠11Elite Animal Rat
Guliyet(view)
Guliyet.png
CRs missing! Reptilian Kobold
Hobgoblin Overseer(view)
Hobgoblin Overseer.png
CRs missing! Goblinoid Hobgoblin
Hobgoblin Sentry(view)
Hobgoblin Sentry.png
 ♠13Elite Goblinoid Hobgoblin
Hobgoblin Slaver(view)
Hobgoblin Slaver.png
 ♠13Elite ♦31Epic Normal Goblinoid Hobgoblin
Icar(view)
Icar.jpg
 ♦11Normal ♠16Elite Humanoid Human
Kairn(view)
Kairn.jpg
 ♦10Normal Orc Half-Orc
Kobold Overseer(view)
Kobold Overseer.png
CRs missing! Reptilian Kobold
Kobold Slavehunter(view)
Kobold Slavehunter.png
CRs missing! Reptilian Kobold
Kobold Slaver(view)
Kobold Slaver.png
CRs missing! Reptilian Kobold
Large Attack Dog(view)
Large Attack Dog.png
Varies Animal Dog
Markessa(view)
Markessa.png
 ♦11Normal ♠16Elite Elf Elf
Minotaur Warden(view)
Minotaur Warden.png
 ♠15Elite Monstrous Humanoid Minotaur
Orc Ravager(view)
Orc Ravager.png
 ♠13Elite Orc Orc
Orc Warchanter(view)
Orc Warchanter.png
CRs missing! Orc Orc
Packhunter Worg(view)
Packhunter Worg.png
 ♥10Hard ♠13Elite Magical Beast Wolf
Slaver Cleric(view)
Slaver Cleric.jpg
 ♥11Hard Humanoid Human
Slaver Cohort(view)
Slaver Cohort.jpg
 ♥8-10Hard ♠13Elite Humanoid Human
Slaver Factotum(view)
Slaver Factotum.jpg
 ♥11Hard Humanoid Human
Virulent Grey Ooze(view)
Virulent Grey Ooze.jpg
 ♠13Elite Ooze Gray Ooze