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

Harbinger of Madness adpack icon.jpg
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
Free to Play: No
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: Information below this point can be considered spoiler material!


  • 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
    • Deathward
    • 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 CC 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.
  • Shaarak may appear in the fourth round ("Kill the Taken and Greater Thaarak Hounds").

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: Three, randomly placed - Fungus & Mold
  • NPC rewards: Random ML 9-13 items; choose from 4

Named Chest Drop

Last Edited Item Type Enhancements ML Bind Quests
  • Update 48.2
  • 10 months and 5 days
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Staff of Fleshshaping
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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 • New Monster ) 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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 ♦NormalNormal ♥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
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