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Sykros' Jewel

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This ancient cave used to be a haven for smugglers passing through the area. Now it might just provide a way into the fortified lighthouse.

Sykros' Jewel
Heroic level: 10
Epic level: None
Duration: Long
Heroic XP:  ♣1,788Solo/Casual ♦3,140Normal ♥3,300Hard ♠3,459Elite
Epic XP: N/A
Takes place in: Smuggler's Hollow
Bestowed by: Sykros
NPC contact: Sykros
Quest acquired in: Ataraxia's Haven
Patron: House Kundarak
Base favor: 5
Free to Play: Yes
Extreme Challenge: No
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Ataraxia, the namesake of this isle, has been kidnapped. Her father Sykros, who owns the resort, has begged you to find and rescue his daughter. He knows the Duergar use the lighthouse to the West as a base of operations and suggests that you start by looking there

Spoiler Warning: Information below this point can be considered spoiler material!


  • Find the entrance to the lighthouse
  • Question the wounded duergar
  • Rescue Ataraxia
  • (Optional) Exterminate the scrag colony - Total 40 — Bonus (20%): Heroic( ♣358 ♦628 ♥660 ♠692 )
  • (Optional) Slay Trankirn — Bonus (20%): Heroic( ♣358 ♦628 ♥660 ♠692 )
  • (Optional) Slay Deluge — Bonus (20%): Heroic( ♣358 ♦628 ♥660 ♠692 )
  • (Optional) Slay Gewastern — Bonus (20%): Heroic( ♣358 ♦628 ♥660 ♠692 )
  • (Optional) Slay Decay — Bonus (20%): Heroic( ♣358 ♦628 ♥660 ♠692 )
  • (Optional) Defeat the smuggler guardians — Bonus (20%): Heroic( ♣358 ♦628 ♥660 ♠692 )

Known Traps

Trap DC

  • Ice Jets in the gold pile (two control panels)

Tips and Misc

  • The dungeon entrance of this quest can be safely reached from the Resort Spa by going to the southeast edge of the Ataraxia's Haven, then proceeding westward by sticking to the southern edge of the map. The only possible encounter is a pack of hyenas in the Rock Totem site where a boss might spawn. This route prevents encounters with tough duergars and feebleminding wildmen.

Walkthrough (thanks mainly to DDO Forums)

  • Buffs: electricity resist against troll scrag shamen; fire resist against duergar summoners.

After questioning the Duergar, head out to find the stolen keys. Entering the tunnels, there are 3 main paths: east, west and south.

South is an optional, containing a haunted gold pile, with a cold trap. The trap can be avoided by carefully walking up to the treasure and clicking on it from a distance. The piles of gold can be checked 2 times to receive more treasure.

The lighthouse lies east, but that’s our last stop. Start west, go to the scrag caves.

You're looking for 2 chests, each with a key (one silver, one iron). They will spawn in random places each time you run the instance (see map, above). One will be in the west cave, and the other will either be there or in the east cave. Search out the west scrag cave and the tunnels in their entirety, in case both are there.

Then head to the eastern tunnels. If needed, search out east for the second key, and proceed though the tunnels in the east hall that take you to the locked gate under the lighthouse.

If you drop down the broken floor in the room through the door to the west, you will come back up into the southern room, the one with the broken handle.

Entering the bottom of the lighthouse will put you up against a mid-sized Duergar contingent. Clear them out and find Sykros’ Jewel locked up… in a prison cell.

Note: After completion, rather than just hitting "Finish", it is kind of fun to climb to the top of the lighthouse and exit that way. You will find yourself in a very scenic spot, and there's a collectable on the way to the exit.

Bonus XP

  • Discreet bonus: 11 or fewer monsters killed +5% Bonus.( ♣89 ♦157 ♥165 ♠173 )
  • Aggression bonus: 38 or more monsters killed +10% Bonus.( ♣179 ♦314 ♥330 ♠346 )
  • Onslaught bonus: 49 or more monsters killed +15% Bonus.( ♣268 ♦471 ♥495 ♠519 )
  • Conquest bonus: 62 or more monsters killed +25% Bonus.( ♣447 ♦785 ♥825 ♠865 )
  • Tamper bonus: 1 or more trap disarmed +10% Bonus.( ♣179 ♦314 ♥330 ♠346 )


  • Chests: 2 - 4
    • 1 optional chest for killing Trankirn (Troll, doesn't always spawn, found in one of the side rooms in the scrag caves)
    • 1 optional chest for killing Gewastern (Troll, doesn't always spawn, found in one of the side rooms in the scrag caves)
    • 1 optional chest for killing Deluge (Spider, found in the lighthouse)
    • 1 end chest
  • Random (small) chance for Duergar to drop Adamantine Ore.
  • Collectables: 5
    • Mushroom in north west corner of tunnels
    • Mushroom in the south tunnel
    • Adventurer's Pack in east cavern, north east corner
    • Mushroom in east cavern, mid north edge
    • Adventureer's Pack on top of the tower
  • NPC rewards: Random item


Name ( picture • New Monster ) CR Type Race
Decay( view
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 ♠8Elite Aberration Rust Monster
Deluge( view
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 ♥12Hard ♠15Elite Vermin Spider
Duergar Acolyte( view
Duergar Acolyte.jpg
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 ♦10Normal ♥12Hard ♠15Elite Dwarf Dwarf
Duergar Assassin( view
Duergar Assassin.png
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 ♥12Hard ♠15Elite Dwarf Dwarf
Duergar Guard( view
Duergar Guard.jpg
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 ♦11Normal ♥13Hard ♠16Elite Dwarf Dwarf
Duergar Kidnapper( view
Duegar Kidnapper.jpg
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Dwarf Dwarf
Duergar Scout( view
Duergar Scout.png
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 ♦11Normal ♥13Hard ♠16Elite Dwarf Dwarf
Duergar Summoner( view
Duergar Summoner.jpg
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 ♥14Hard Dwarf Dwarf
Gewastern( view
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 ♠15Elite Giant Troll
Kidnapper Nartor( view
Kidnapper Nartor.jpg
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 ♥13Hard ♠16Elite Dwarf Dwarf
Smuggler Guardian( view
Smuggler Guardian.png
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Undead Spectre
Trankirn( view
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 ♠15Elite Giant Troll