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Stand Your Ground

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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 packIcon tooltip.png: The Sharn Syndicate
Stand Your Ground
Heroic level: 4
Epic level: None
Duration: short
Heroic XP:  ♣444Icon tooltip.pngSolo/Casual ♦793Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥846Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠900Icon tooltip.pngElite
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
Free to Play: No
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: Information below this point can be considered spoiler material!


  • (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: 23 or more monsters killed +10% Bonus.( ♣44 ♦79 ♥85 ♠90 )
  • Onslaught bonus: 30 or more monsters killed +15% Bonus.( ♣67 ♦119 ♥127 ♠135 )
  • Conquest bonus: 37 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 )


  • Chests: 1 possible
    • One may appear next to Maxwell at the end of the quest, if Rance survives.
  • Collectables: None
  • NPC rewards: Special: Choose from four level 5 equivalent cloaks, gloves, necklaces, or rings. Bound to Account on Acquire, no minimum level.


Name(picture) CR Type Race
Slab the Crusher(view)
Slab the Crusher.jpg
 ♠11Icon tooltip.pngElite Humanoid Human
Attack Dog(view)
Attack Dog.jpg
 ♦2Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥4Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠7Icon tooltip.pngElite ♥30Icon tooltip.pngEpic Hard Animal Dog
Syndicate Archer(view)
Syndicate Archer.jpg
 ♦3Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥5Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠8Icon tooltip.pngElite Elf Elf
Syndicate Muscle(view)
Syndicate Muscle.jpg
 ♦2Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥4Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠7Icon tooltip.pngElite Humanoid Human
Syndicate Prowler(view)
Syndicate Prowler.jpg
 ♦2Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥4Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠7Icon tooltip.pngElite Halfling Halfling
Syndicate Swiftblade(view)
Syndicate Swiftblade.jpg
 ♦2Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥4Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠7Icon tooltip.pngElite Humanoid Human

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