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The End of the Road

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You've been asked to meet a Harper Agent in the Blooded Woods to discuss how to retrieve the remaining Nether Scroll pieces from the Netherese.

The High Road of Shadows adpack icon.jpg
DDO Point icon.png Requires access to adventure packIcon tooltip.png: The High Road of Shadows
The End of the Road
Heroic level: 18
Epic level: 24
Duration: Long
Heroic XP:  ♣3,412Icon tooltip.pngSolo/Casual ♦5,903Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥6,118Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠6,333Icon tooltip.pngElite
Epic XP:  ♣11,932Icon tooltip.pngSolo/Casual ♦20,499Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥21,112Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠21,724Icon tooltip.pngElite
Takes place in: The Blooded Wood
Bestowed by: Olyn Araphyr
NPC contact: Olyn Araphyr
Quest acquired in: Eveningstar
Patron: The Harpers
Base favor: 7
Free to Play: No
Extreme Challenge: No
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The Harpers have learned that the Netherese have also found several of the Nether Scroll pieces. They want you to take those pieces back by force.

Take the High Road to the Blooded Wood and meet with the Harper agent there. He will give you further instructions.

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


  • Speak with Girmond Dyle
  • Retrieve the Nether Scroll piece from Granwell Keep
  • Reduce the Netherese forces in the area - 25 minimum
  • Slay the Demon Razagnol
  • (Optional) Collect evidence of Netheril's plans - 4 total — Bonus (10%): Heroic( ♣341 ♦590 ♥612 ♠633 ) Epic( ♣1,193 ♦2,050 ♥2,111 ♠2,172 )
  • (Optional) Defeat Shadowpaw, the Umbral Worg — Bonus (5%): Heroic( ♣171 ♦295 ♥306 ♠317 ) Epic( ♣597 ♦1,025 ♥1,056 ♠1,086 )
  • (Optional) Defeat Miremere, the Mudman — Bonus (5%): Heroic( ♣171 ♦295 ♥306 ♠317 ) Epic( ♣597 ♦1,025 ♥1,056 ♠1,086 )
  • (Optional) Defeat Greenstalker, the Spider — Bonus (5%): Heroic( ♣171 ♦295 ♥306 ♠317 ) Epic( ♣597 ♦1,025 ♥1,056 ♠1,086 )

Known Traps

Trap DCs: Heroic and Epic

Spell Wards:

  • Three around the locked chest in the northeast
  • Line of five across the road to the northwest (can be avoided by going further around to the NW, towards Shadowpaw.)
  • Two more further to the south, across the east fork (can also be avoided by sticking to the south fork)
    • Note that in both these cases, hires will *not* follow you off the cliff and will instead run back around through the traps, unless you leap off and summon them in mid air.

Tips and Misc

  • Simply follow the path around, killing Netherese, until you reach the castle, then enter the outer walls and follow the catwalks until you can get into the inner keep. A couple of rares and pieces of evidence are on the grounds around the castle.
  • Take sonic protection for the archers.
  • There is a Resurrection Shrine (only) just past the northeast corner. No Rest Shrine is paired with that.
    • One normal pair of shrines (Rest/Resurrection) is located at the end of the trail, just south of the entry to the fort. Another Resurrection Shrine (only) is available at the end fight.
  • Optionals:
    • Shadowpaw will appear in the northwest corner.
    • Miremere may appear southeast of the castle, in the pond east of the drawbridge.
    • Greenstalker may appear in the southwest corner of the map
  • The Netherese Evidence are sparkling scrolls:
    • The first piece is due west of the compound where you start, on some crates.
    • The second piece is near a dead body just south of Shadowpaw, in the northwest.
    • The third piece is near another dead body, guarded by some Yuan-Ti, east of the castle
    • The fourth piece is on a stump west of the castle.

To the End Fight

  • Don't leap onto the spikes on the drawbridge, or in the inner keep. They're spiky and can thus cause some distress.
  • With a high enough Jump, it's possible to get back up to the shrine when the boss is dead by get up on the door, or via reverse gravity in the boss fight (done with FF on and jump 40+).
  • The two wizards in the center talk for a minute or so, giving you time to run around and get the breakables.
  • At the end fight, Razagnol drops some Dretches from the sky, then, later, some Fire Reavers.
  • He likes to cast Firewalls and Anti-Gravity, which may send you flying into the spikes. If you can fight in the cubby by the shrine, it will limit the damage he can cause with that. Unfortunately, this may cause him to start casting Necrotic Rays and Meteor Swarms instead.

Bonus XP

  • Discreet bonus: 45 or fewer monsters killed +5% Bonus.( ♣171 ♦295 ♥306 ♠317 )
  • Aggression bonus: 124 or more monsters killed +10% Bonus.( ♣341 ♦590 ♥612 ♠633 )
  • Onslaught bonus: ~162 or more monsters killed +15% Bonus.( ♣512 ♦885 ♥918 ♠950 )
  • Conquest bonus: 199 or more monsters killed +25% Bonus.( ♣853 ♦1,476 ♥1,530 ♠1,583 )
  • Tamper bonus: 10 or more traps disarmed +10% Bonus.( ♣341 ♦590 ♥612 ♠633 )
  • Neutralization bonus: 13 or more traps disarmed +20% Bonus.( ♣682 ♦1,181 ♥1,224 ♠1,267 )
  • Ingenious Debilitation bonus: 16 or more traps disarmed +30% Bonus.( ♣1,024 ♦1,771 ♥1,835 ♠1,900 )
  • Mischief bonus: 34 or more breakables smashed +8% Bonus.( ♣273 ♦472 ♥489 ♠507 )
  • Vandal bonus: 45 or more breakables smashed +10% Bonus.( ♣341 ♦590 ♥612 ♠633 )
  • Ransack bonus: 55 or more breakables smashed +15% Bonus.( ♣512 ♦885 ♥918 ♠950 )


  • Chests: 3-5
    • One on the NE corner (locked)
    • One in the NW corner after defeating Shadowpaw, the Umbral Worg
    • One in the SW corner after defeating Greenstalker, the Spider
    • One to the east from the bridge (leading to the castle) after defeating Miremere, the Mudman
    • Final chest, center of the map
  • Collectables: 5
    • Bones in the water east of the bridge across the swamp
    • Adventurer's Pack on a roof near Shadowpaw
    • Adventurer's Pack on an outcropping in the pond north of the castle
    • Adventurer's Pack on a tree stump east of the castle (near the piece of evidence)
    • Cabinet along the northern wall of the castle (on the ground, under a ramp)
  • NPC rewards: Standard, choose from 8.

Named Chest Drop

Nether Grasps - Gloves - Bound to Character on EquipIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Equip: This item is Bound to Character on Equip - End chest

Shadowmail - Medium Armor - Bound to Character on EquipIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Equip: This item is Bound to Character on Equip - Greenstalker chest


Name(picture) CR Type Race
 ♦21Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♠31Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦28Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal ♥33Icon tooltip.pngEpic Hard Evil Outsider Demon
 ♦27Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal ♥30Icon tooltip.pngEpic Hard ♠58Icon tooltip.pngEpic Elite Vermin Spider
 ♦27Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal ♥31Icon tooltip.pngEpic Hard Elemental Muckman
 ♦20Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥24Icon tooltip.pngHard ♦27Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal ♥31Icon tooltip.pngEpic Hard ♠58Icon tooltip.pngEpic Elite Undead Shadow
CRs missing! Animal Bear
Brush Creeper(view)
Brush Creeper.jpg
 ♦18Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♠28Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦24Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal ♥29Icon tooltip.pngEpic Hard Vermin Spider
 ♦15Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥17Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠15/17/20Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦31Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal ♥35Icon tooltip.pngEpic Hard Evil Outsider Demon
Fire Reaver(view)
Fire Reaver.jpg
 ♦12/14Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥16Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠19Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦15Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Evil Outsider Demon
 ♦9Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♦18/21Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal ♥24Icon tooltip.pngEpic Hard Elemental Muckman
Netherese Wizard(view)
Netherese Wizard.jpg
 ♦19Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♠28Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦24Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal ♥30Icon tooltip.pngEpic Hard Humanoid Human
Roving Wolf(view)
Roving Wolf.jpg
 ♦18Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♠28Icon tooltip.pngElite ♥29Icon tooltip.pngEpic Hard Animal Wolf
Sellsword Archer(view)
Sellsword Archer.jpg
 ♦18Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♠28Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦24Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal ♥29Icon tooltip.pngEpic Hard Humanoid Human
Sellsword Brute(view)
Sellsword Brute.jpg
 ♠29Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦24Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal ♥30Icon tooltip.pngEpic Hard Humanoid Human
Sellsword Footpad(view)
Sellsword Footpad.jpg
 ♦18Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♠28Icon tooltip.pngElite ♥29Icon tooltip.pngEpic Hard Humanoid Human
Sellsword Skirmisher(view)
Sellsword Skirmisher.jpg
 ♠28Icon tooltip.pngElite ♥29Icon tooltip.pngEpic Hard Humanoid Human
Shadow (Shadowfell)(view)
Shadow (Shadowfell).jpg
 ♦18Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥22Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠19Icon tooltip.pngElite ●29Icon tooltip.pngEpic ♦24Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal ♥29Icon tooltip.pngEpic Hard Undead Shadow
Summoned Shadow(view)
Summoned Shadow.jpg
 ♠26Icon tooltip.pngElite ♥27Icon tooltip.pngEpic Hard Undead Shadow
Umbral Gargoyle(view)
Umbral Gargoyle.jpg
Undead Shadow
Umbral Rat(view)
Umbral Rat.jpg
 ♠19Icon tooltip.pngElite ♥25Icon tooltip.pngEpic Hard Undead Shadow
Yuan-ti Abomination(view)
Yuan-ti Abomination.jpg
CRs missing! Monstrous Humanoid Yuan-ti
Yuan-ti Arcanist(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
CRs missing! Aberration Yuan-ti
Yuan-ti Scout(view)
Yuan-ti Scout.jpg
CRs missing! Aberration Yuan-ti

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