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The Church of the Silver Flame maintains a Sanctuary for the insane within the boundaries of Stormreach's Market ward.
Stormreach denizens refer to it as "The Catacombs"

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250 DP Requires access to adventure packIcon tooltip.png: The Catacombs


The Catacombs is an area found on the eastern part of The Marketplace, by the fountain near the entrance to House Cannith.

The Catacombs
Map of Catacombs
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It is best known for housing a series of 8 quests and mini story arcs that make up a single story arc most commonly referred to as "The Catacombs", from the name of the zone that contains all of the quests. The first seven of the quests are base Level 3 with a Level 4 end-quest, so this is often one of the first story arcs done when entering the Marketplace.

Keep in mind that, while working through this story arc, you'll complete a couple of mini story arcs along the way ("To Find a Witness" and "Duality"). When you complete these mini story arcs, you'll be given a reward from Archbishop Dryden and receive the next quest in the story arc. Many a team has been slowed down due to having to repeat portions of the story arc because someone didn't advance the story properly.

Since Update 45, the quests are now available on epic difficulty (level 23).

The Catacombs story arc can be begun by talking to Friar Renau in the far eastern part of the Marketplace. Below are more details about the quests that make up the story arc.

Points of interest[edit]

NPCs[edit]

Located in the topmost hallway leading to Archbishop Dryden's reception area, she sells all reagents for Clerics/Favored Souls, Druids, and Rangers. She also sells select potions (elemental resist 20, Lesser Restoration, Neutralize Poison, and Remove Curse).

Quests[edit]

The Friar's Niece[edit]

Enter the sanctuary and search for Marguerite Dryden, or any evidence of what has become of her.

To Find a Witness[edit]

Archbishop Dryden sends you to look for any survivors in the Catacombs.

Chapter 1: Archbishop Dryden
Chapter 2: Return to the Sanctuary

Duality[edit]

Archbishop Dryden sends you to gather more information about "The Duality."

Chapter 1: The Old Archives
Chapter 2: The Crypt of Gerard Dryden

The Patriarchs' Crypt[edit]

Archbishop Dryden sends you to set up wards against the undead.

Chapter 1: Setting the Wards: The Lower Cathedral
Chapter 2: Setting the Wards: The Patriarchs' Crypt

Archbishop's Daughter[edit]

Chapter 1: Endgame: Marguerite
Chapter 2: Endgame: The Archbishop's Fate

Quest List[edit]

Quest NameQuest LevelTotal FavorPatronCasualNormalHardElite
The Friar's Niece3/232The Silver Flame
♣288
♣4,662
♦516
♦8,012
♥550
♥8,254
♠585
♠8,495
Endgame: Marguerite3/232The Silver Flame
♣324
♣7,843
♦580
♦13,484
♥620
♥13,897
♠660
♠14,309
Endgame: The Archbishop's Fate4/232The Silver Flame
♣57
♣3,182
♦104
♦5,475
♥112
♥5,646
♠120
♠5,817
Setting the Wards: The Patriarchs' Crypt3/233The Silver Flame
♣508
♣9,963
♦916
♦17,132
♥984
♥17,659
♠1,052
♠18,185
Setting the Wards: The Lower Cathedral3/233The Silver Flame
♣456
♣9,963
♦820
♦17,132
♥880
♥17,659
♠940
♠18,185
The Crypt of Gerard Dryden3/234The Silver Flame
♣887
♣9,963
♦1,604
♦17,132
♥1,729
♥17,659
♠1,854
♠18,185
The Old Archives3/233The Silver Flame
♣456
♣7,313
♦820
♦12,572
♥880
♥12,956
♠940
♠13,340
Return to the Sanctuary3/233The Silver Flame
♣552
♣5,192
♦996
♦8,924
♥1,070
♥9,194
♠1,145
♠9,464
To Find a Witness: Archbishop Dryden3The Silver Flame
Total9 Quests22 
 ♣3,528Icon tooltip.pngSolo/Casual
 ♣58,081Icon tooltip.pngEpic Casual
 ♦6,356Icon tooltip.pngNormal
 ♦99,863Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal
 ♥6,825Icon tooltip.pngHard
 ♥102,924Icon tooltip.pngEpic Hard
 ♠7,296Icon tooltip.pngElite
 ♠105,980Icon tooltip.pngEpic Elite

Chain end reward[edit]

Friar Renau in the Marketplace offers the end reward. Since Update 45, this no longer includes any named loot, just random items.