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The Deal and the Demon

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Yugoloth mercenaries are found throughout the fiendish planes and other dark corners of the multiverse. They are notorious for serving whichever side suits their purposes - often, the highest bidder.

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The Deal and the Demon
Heroic level: None
Epic level: 23
Duration: long
Heroic XP: N/A
Epic XP:  ♣9,006Solo/Casual ♦15,484Normal ♥15,959Hard ♠16,434Elite
Takes place in: The Realm of Ruin
Bestowed by: Ymris
NPC contact: Ymris
Quest acquired in: Eveningstar
Patron: Purple Dragon Knights
Base favor: 8
Free to Play: No
Extreme Challenge: No
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The Deal and the Demon is part of the story arc, The Queen of the Demonweb. You must have completed the City of Portals story arc in order to access the quest.

Ymris the Yugoloth has proposed a deal: help him and his mercenaries assassinate the demon Kishnaurac, and he will help you retrieve the Orb that Kishnaurac is guarding for Lolth. If you can retrieve the Orb, it will bring you one step closer to freeing the Thread of the Weave.

Go to the Realm of Ruin inside the Demonweb and meet Ymris there. You can reach the Demonweb via Eveningstar Cavern.

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


* Talk to Ymris the yugoloth

  • Remove the Sign of Binding
  • Remove the Sign of Shielding
  • Remove the Sign of Vigilance
  • Disable the Orb
  • (Optional) Let Ymris summon mercenaries +7.5% Bonus.( ♣675 ♦1,161 ♥1,197 ♠1,233 )

Known Traps

Trap DCs

  • Spell Wards that do substantial fire damage, all can be disabled.

Tips and Misc

  • The chest which contains the Spider-spun Caparison has been moved to the end of the quest and linked to allowing Ymris to summon his mercenaries. Previous to U17 it was near the beginning of the quest; the developers deemed this too easy.
  • Graal'zerub can teleport off of the edge and fall. If this happens he may end up back towards the beginning of the quest. You will have to backtrack to kill him and complete the quest. This can be done after defeating Kishnarac.
  • The Signs can either be touched to disable, which triggers a spell ward, or can be inspected closer to allow a check to be made to disable it without any problems. Binding (Touch and disable it.) has a UMD check. Shielding (Knock and shatter.) has a Strength check. Vigilance (Sweep it away.) has a Concentration check; if failed it summons a Hezrou.

NOTE: If you want the tamper xp (trapping disable bonus), you will need to intentionally fail the first 2 Signs to generate the spell wards to disable.

  • For the optional, the mercenaries help you kill Arith'narac, but turn on you for the boss fight at the end. Note, as of April 2020 the mercenaries do nothing to help you at all. They are inactive for the spider fight, but still betray you at the end.
  • Can be run solo in under 5 minutes making it a very fast loot and XP run. You can do the quest for loot over and over without returning to Eveningstar as long as you leave the orb alone.

Bonus XP

  • Aggression bonus: 24 or more monsters killed +10% Bonus. No experience numbers available.
  • Tamper bonus: 2 or more traps disarmed +10% Bonus. No experience numbers available.
  • Mischief bonus: 16 or more breakables smashed +8% Bonus. No experience numbers available.
  • Vandal bonus: 21 or more breakables smashed +10% Bonus. No experience numbers available.
  • Ransack bonus: 25 or more breakables smashed +15% Bonus. No experience numbers available.


  • Chests: 2
    • 1 end chest for defeating Kishnaurac
    • 1 optional chest for allowing Ymris to summon his mercenaries and defeating them
  • NPC rewards: Standard items, Potion of Major Mnemonic.

Named Chest Drop

Last Edited Item Type Enhancements ML Bind Quests
Planar Focus of Prowess
Planar Focus of Prowess.png
Trinket  22 Bound to Character on EquipIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Equip: This item is Bound to Character on Equip or Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire The Deal and the Demon, End Chest ; Menace of the Underdark: The Queen of the Demonweb, Quest chain end reward
Spider-spun Caparison
Spider-spun Caparison.png
Outfit  22 Bound to Character on EquipIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Equip: This item is Bound to Character on Equip The Deal and the Demon, Mercenary Chest
  • Update 48.4.3
  • 8 months and 15 days
  • BugTime
Terrorweb Chitin Breastplate
Terrorweb Chitin Breastplate.png
Breastplate  22 Bound to Character on EquipIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Equip: This item is Bound to Character on Equip The Deal and the Demon, Hidden Chest
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Name ( picture • New Monster ) CR Type Race
Arith'narac( view
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 ♦25Epic Normal ♥29Epic Hard ♠44Epic Elite Magical Beast Spider
Chosen of Lolth( view
Chosen of Lolth.jpg
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 ♠46Epic Elite Elf Drow Elf
Demonweb Terror( view
Demonweb Terror.jpg
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 ♦17Normal ♥20Hard ●24Epic ♥25Epic Hard ♠43Epic Elite Magical Beast Spider
Graal'zerub( view
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 ♦26Epic Normal ♥29Epic Hard ♠46Epic Elite Evil Outsider Demon
Kishnaurac( view
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 ♦27Epic Normal ♥30Epic Hard ♠47Epic Elite Evil Outsider Demon
Planewalker Drow( view
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 ♦25Epic Normal ♥30Epic Hard ♠44Epic Elite Elf Drow Elf
Yugoloth Mercenary( view
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 ♦24Epic Normal ♠43Epic Elite Evil Outsider Yugoloth

DC for Signs

Skill Quest Difficulty Skill Total Suspected DC range
Sign of Binding (Use Magical Device roll) Normal 10:Fail; 50:Success 11-50
Hard 42:Fail; 47:Success 42-47
Elite 55:Success 42-?
Sign of Shielding (Strength check) Normal 24:Success ?-24
Hard 24:Success ?-24
Elite 24:Success ?-24
Sign of Vigilance (Concentration roll) Normal 43:Fail; 46:Success 44-46
Hard 49:Fail; 52:Success 50-52
Elite 56:Success 50-56
Convince Ymris to not call his mercenaries (Intimidate roll) Normal 43:Fail 44-56
Hard 49:Fail; 50:Success 50
Elite 68:Success 43-68