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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 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
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
 ♠11Elite Humanoid Human
Attack Dog(view)
Attack Dog.jpg
 ♦17Normal ♠7/20Elite Animal Dog
Syndicate Archer(view)
Syndicate Archer.jpg
CRs missing! Elf Elf
Syndicate Muscle(view)
Syndicate Muscle.jpg
 ♦2Normal ♥4Hard ♠7Elite Humanoid Human
Syndicate Prowler(view)
Syndicate Prowler.jpg
CRs missing! Halfling Halfling
Syndicate Swiftblade(view)
Syndicate Swiftblade.jpg
CRs missing! Humanoid Human

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