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Stand Your Ground

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Stand Your Ground is the 1st quest in The Sharn Syndicate 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 Come Out and Slay.
Stand Your Ground • Dirty Laundry • The Stormreaver Fresco • The Bookbinder Rescue • Repossession • Come Out and Slay

The Sharn Syndicate's life blood is the money they extort from innocent business owners in Stormreach.

The Sharn Syndicate adpack icon.jpg
DDO Point icon.png Requires access to adventure pack: The Sharn Syndicate
Stand Your Ground
Heroic level: 4
Epic level: None
Duration: short
Heroic XP:  ♣444Solo/Casual ♦793Normal ♥846Hard ♠900Elite
Epic XP: N/A
Takes place in: The Dragontail Saloon
Bestowed by: Maxwell Statler
NPC contact: Maxwell Statler
Quest acquired in: The Marketplace
Patron: The Coin Lords
Base favor: 2
Purchase: The Sharn Syndicate or VIP
Extreme Challenge: No
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When you heard Maxwell's drunken lament of how the Sharn Syndicate is coming to take his beloved saloon away, you offered to help him and his brother fight them.

The Dragontail Saloon is in the Marketplace, right next to Maxwell.

Spoiler Warning: Spoiler material below this point!


  • (Failure) Protect Maxwell
  • (Optional) Protect Rance — Bonus (50%): Heroic( ♣222 ♦397 ♥423 ♠450 )

What to Expect

  • Quest failure (if Maxwell dies)
  • Spawning/respawning monsters
  • Protect NPCs (mandatory: 1 and optional: 1)

Tips and Misc

  • The attackers come in several waves of ranged and melee attackers spawning either near the door or on the upper floor near the southwest corner.
  • After defeating the underlings (around 38), Slab and a couple of attack dogs spawn on the upper floor, near the center.
  • Maxwell stays on a perch on the upper floor and ranges; Rance runs around and melees. Keeping an eye on them (especially Maxwell) will let you know where the enemies are. You can cast beneficial spells upon them.

Bonus XP

  • Aggression bonus: 11 or more monsters killed +10% Bonus.( ♣44 ♦79 ♥85 ♠90 )
  • Onslaught bonus: 21 or more monsters killed +15% Bonus.( ♣67 ♦119 ♥127 ♠135 )
  • Conquest bonus: 31 or more monsters killed +25% Bonus.( ♣111 ♦198 ♥212 ♠225 )
  • Mischief bonus: 13 or more breakables smashed +8% Bonus.( ♣36 ♦63 ♥68 ♠72 )
  • Vandal bonus: 17 or more breakables smashed +10% Bonus.( ♣44 ♦79 ♥85 ♠90 )
  • Ransack bonus: 21 or more breakables smashed +15% Bonus.( ♣67 ♦119 ♥127 ♠135 )

External Links


  • Chests: 1
    • One may appear next to Maxwell at the end of the quest, if Rance survives.

NPC end rewards

Choose from 4 level 3 cloaks, gloves, necklaces, or rings. Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire


Name ( picture ) CR Type Race
Attack Dog( view
Attack Dog.jpg
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 ♦2Normal ♥4Hard ♠7Elite Animal Dog
Slab the Crusher( view
Slab the Crusher.jpg
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 ♠11Elite Humanoid Human
Syndicate Archer( view
Syndicate Archer.jpg
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 ♦3Normal ♥5Hard ♠8Elite Elf Elf
Syndicate Muscle( view
Syndicate Muscle.jpg
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 ♦2Normal ♥4Hard ♠7Elite Humanoid Human
Syndicate Prowler( view
Syndicate Prowler.jpg
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 ♦2Normal ♥4Hard ♠7Elite Halfling Halfling
Syndicate Swiftblade( view
Syndicate Swiftblade.jpg
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 ♦2Normal ♥4Hard ♠7Elite Humanoid Human