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Sinister Storage

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Sinister Storage is the 2nd quest in the Harbinger of Madness 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 three quests can be completed in any order to unlock In The Flesh.
Missing • Sinister Storage • Fear Factory • In The Flesh

Neighbors report horrible noises issuing from this oddly-named warehouse. The Stormreach Chronicle wants you to investigate.

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DDO Point icon.png Requires access to adventure pack: Harbinger of Madness
Sinister Storage
Heroic level: 15
Epic level: None
Duration: Medium
Heroic XP:  ♣1,219Solo/Casual ♦2,116Normal ♥2,200Hard ♠2,284Elite
Epic XP: N/A
Takes place in: Creative Objects Storage
Bestowed by: Parker Pipewort
NPC contact: Parker Pipewort
Quest acquired in: The Harbor
Patron: The Free Agents
Base favor: 5
Purchase: Harbinger of Madness or VIP
Extreme Challenge: No
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Chronicle worker Parker Pipewort is writing a story on the Taken creatures that recently appeared in Stormreach. He's made a connection between the creatures and a warehouse in the Harbor, and he wants you to investigate.

Enter the 'Creative Objects Storage' in the Harbor and find out what's going on.

Spoiler Warning: Spoiler material below this point!


  • Investigate the warehouse
  • Fight off the warehouse workers (15 total)
  • Defend against the Taken (12 total)
  • Kill the Taken and their allies (18 total)
  • Destroy the Taken and Greater Thaarak Hounds (18 total)
  • Defeat Mahlurat
  • (Optional) Slay Anilstyll the mindflayer — Bonus (10%): Heroic( ♣122 ♦212 ♥220 ♠228 )
  • (Optional) Kill the Greater Thaarak Hound, Shaarak — Bonus (10%): Heroic( ♣122 ♦212 ♥220 ♠228 )

What to Expect

  • Randomly placed collectables
  • Spawning/respawning monsters

Tips and Misc

  • Recommended buffs at all times:
    • Acid, Cold, Electric, and Fire Resistance
    • Blur or Displacement
    • Greater Heroism
    • Freedom of Movement
    • Death Ward
    • Protection From Evil
  • The first wave involves workers who attack you in melee. The second wave throws the Taken at you. The third wave is where the Greater Thaarak Hounds and Mind Flayer casters start to show up along with the Taken and they can easily cause problems. The final wave pits you against Mahlurat while more of the same enemies continuously spawn as his HP drops.
  • The fights can easily be done in manageable chunks, especially if you stay near the corners. Otto's Sphere of Dancing is an excellent Crowd Control spell here, due to the limited space involved.
  • Freedom of Movement does NOT block the Sticky effect.
  • Mahlurat's melee attacks deal electrical damage and can apply an electrical damage over time effect.
  • Anikstyll may appear in the third round, and Shaarak in the fourth round (the two are mutually exclusive.) The spawn rate for both is very low – Shaarak in particular almost never spawns.

Bonus XP

  • Conquest bonus: 62 or more monsters killed +25% Bonus.( ♣305 ♦529 ♥550 ♠571 )
Notes: Breakables can be targeted only after certain rounds and no breakable bonus is possible. Conquest is automatic.


  • Chests: 1–2
    • 1 optional for killing Anilstyll/Shaarak (Mind Flayer/Thaarak Hound; they don't always spawn, mutually exclusive)
    • 1 at the end for killing Mahlurat (Flesh Render)
  • Collectables: 3
    • randomly placed – Fungus and Mold
  • NPC rewards: Random ML 9–13 items; choose from 4

Named Chest Drop

Last Edited Item Type Enhancements ML Bind Quests
Staff of Fleshshaping
Staff of Fleshshaping.png
Quarterstaff  14 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Sinister Storage, End chest
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Name ( picture ) CR Type Race
Anikstyll( view
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 ♠25Elite Aberration Mind Flayer
Greater Thaarak Hound( view
Greater Thaarak Hound.png
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 ♦15Normal ♥18Hard ♠21Elite Evil Outsider Hellhound
Mahlurat( view
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 ♦18Normal ♥21Hard ♠26Elite Evil Outsider Demon
Mind Flayer Mage( view
Mind Flayer Mage.png
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 ♦16Normal ♥19Hard ♠23Elite Aberration Mind Flayer
Shaarak( view
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 ♠25Elite Evil Outsider Hellhound
Taken( view
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 ♦13Normal ♥15Hard ♠18Elite Aberration Taken
Warehouse Worker (elf)( view
Warehouse Worker (elf).png
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 ♦16Normal ♥18Hard ♠21Elite Elf Elf
Warehouse Worker (human)( view
Warehouse Worker (human).png
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 ♦16Normal ♥18Hard ♠21Elite Humanoid Human