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The Depths of Despair

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Somewhere beneath the streets of Deneith, the reptilian creature called Sslysk has made his lair.

The Depths of Despair
Heroic level: 4
Epic level: None
Duration: Medium
Heroic XP:  ♣362Solo/Casual ♦645Normal ♥687Hard ♠729Elite
Epic XP: N/A
Takes place in: The Depths of Despair
Bestowed by: Neville Stormhammer
NPC contact: Neville Stormhammer
Quest acquired in: Hammersmith's Inn
Patron: House Deneith
Base favor: 3
Purchase: Free to Play
Extreme Challenge: No
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Neville Stormhammer has asked you to enter the sewers beneath the Deneith ward and slay the troglodyte Sslysk.

Spoiler Warning: Spoiler material below this point!


  • Slay Sslysk
  • Explore the sewer below House Deneith
  • (Optional) Locate the entrance to sewer level 2 — Bonus (5%): Heroic( ♣18 ♦32 ♥34 ♠36 )
  • (Optional) Slay The Eater — Bonus (10%): Heroic( ♣36 ♦65 ♥69 ♠73 )
  • (Optional) Slay T'sarin — Bonus (10%): Heroic( ♣36 ♦65 ♥69 ♠73 )
  • (Optional) Slay Granite — Bonus (10%): Heroic( ♣36 ♦65 ♥69 ♠73 )

What to Expect

Known Traps

Trap DCs

  • Spike traps in the corridor north of the shrine, in the water (with a chest between them). The western control panel is on the north wall; the eastern control panel is on the south wall. The western control panel disables all the spikes; however, the eastern control panel seems to leave one spike (the north westernmost) in play. (Spot and Search DCs).

Tips and Misc

  • This is the first quest of 4 related quests. While each quest must be obtained, and rewarded, individually, the quest givers are all clustered at the same table in the Hammersmith's Inn. Each quest may be entered separately from House Deneith, or done in sequence. The order of the 4 quests is:
  • There is a much wider range of monsters in this dungeon than in most dungeons; be prepared for a little bit of everything.
  • To finish quickly without doing optionals, head west, then south. There is no need to go through the other sections.
  • After killing Sslysk, the entrance to The Depths of Darkness is in the next room.
  • The Eater, T'sarin, and Granite may each appear in one of three spots: in the corridor before the shrine; in the westernmost corridor; or in the southernmost corridor.
  • When you slay The Eater, you get a DM message of "Only one room left to explore..." no matter how little you've actually explored.
  • When you open (not unlock) one of the two locked gates, the other automatically unlocks as well.

Bonus XP

  • Aggression bonus: 25 or more monsters killed +10% Bonus.( ♣36 ♦65 ♥69 ♠73 )
  • Onslaught bonus: 32 or more monsters killed +15% Bonus.( ♣54 ♦97 ♥103 ♠109 )
  • Conquest bonus: 40 or more monsters killed +25% Bonus.( ♣91 ♦161 ♥172 ♠182 )
  • Tamper bonus: 1 or more trap disarmed +10% Bonus.( ♣36 ♦65 ♥69 ♠73 )
  • Mischief bonus: 32 or more breakables smashed +8% Bonus.( ♣29 ♦52 ♥55 ♠58 )
  • Vandal bonus: 41 or more breakables smashed +10% Bonus.( ♣36 ♦65 ♥69 ♠73 )
  • Ransack bonus: 51 or more breakables smashed +15% Bonus.( ♣54 ♦97 ♥103 ♠109 )


  • Chests: 3–4
    • 1 in the corridor south of the entrance, in the water
    • 1 for killing the minotaur warrior (found in the northern section of the fourth north–south corridor, behind the locked door)
    • 1 optional for killing The Eater/T'sarin/Granite (Rust Monster/Troglodyte Shaman/Earth Elemental, they don't always spawn, mutually exclusive, found in the southern corridor)
    • 1 at the end for killing Sslysk (Troglodyte)
  • Collectables: Six
    • Adventurer's Pack in the northwest corner
    • Mushroom in the western section of the second east–west corridor (counting from the entrance)
    • Rubble in the westernmost point of the third east–west corridor
    • Mushroom just before the shrine
    • Mushroom in the northern section of the second north–south corridor
    • Rubble in the southernmost point of the third north–south corridor
  • NPC rewards: Random item


Name ( picture ) CR Type Race
Arcane Skeleton( view
Arcane Skeleton.jpg
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 ♦2Normal ♥3Hard ♠5Elite ♦27Epic Normal ♥31Epic Hard Undead Skeleton
Black Widow( view
Black Widow.png
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 ♦2Normal ♥4Hard ♠7Elite Vermin Spider
Ghast( view
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 ♦3Normal ♥5Hard ♠7Elite ♥31Epic Hard Undead Ghast
Glass Spider( view
Glass Spider.jpg
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 ♦3Normal ♥5Hard ♠8Elite Vermin Spider
Granite( view
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 ♦4Normal ♥6Hard ♠8Elite Elemental Earth Elemental
Gray Ooze( view
Gray Ooze.jpg
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 ♦4Normal ♥6Hard ♠9Elite Ooze Gray Ooze
Hell Hound( view
Hell Hound.jpg
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 ♦3Normal ♥5Hard ♠8Elite Evil Outsider Hellhound
Large Violet Slime( view
Large Violet Slime.jpg
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 ♦3Normal ♥4Hard ♠7Elite Ooze Violet Slime
Medium Earth Elemental( view
Medium Earth Elemental.jpg
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 ♦3Normal ♥5Hard ♠7Elite Elemental Earth Elemental
Minotaur Warrior( view
Minotaur Warrior.jpg
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 ♦4Normal ♥6Hard ♠9Elite Monstrous Humanoid Minotaur
Rust Monster( view
Rust Monster.jpg
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 ♦3Normal ♥5Hard ♠7Elite Aberration Rust Monster
Skeleton Archer( view
Skeleton Archer.jpg
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 ♦2Normal ♥3Hard ♠5Elite ♦25Epic Normal ♥29 - 31Epic Hard ♠36Epic Elite Undead Skeleton
Skeleton Swordsman( view
Skeleton Swordsman.jpg
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 ♦2Normal ♥3Hard ♠5Elite ♥29Epic Hard ♠45Epic Elite Undead Skeleton
Skeleton( view
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QL1: ♦0.25Normal ♥0.50Hard ♠2Elite; QL2: ♦0.5Normal ♠5Elite; QL3: ♦0.5Normal ♥1Hard ♠3Elite; QL?: ♦4Normal Undead Skeleton
Sslysk( view
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 ♦5Normal ♥7Hard ♠10Elite Reptilian Troglodyte
T'sarin( view
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 ♦4Normal ♥6Hard ♠9Elite Reptilian Troglodyte
The Eater( view
The Eater.jpg
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 ♦4Normal ♥6Hard ♠9Elite Aberration Rust Monster
Troglodyte Shaman( view
Troglodyte Shaman.jpg
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 ♦4Normal ♥6Hard ♠9Elite Reptilian Troglodyte
Troglodyte( view
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 ♦2Normal ♥4Hard ♠7Elite Reptilian Troglodyte
Wight( view
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QL2: ♦1Normal ♥3Hard ♠5Elite; QL3: ♦3Normal ♥5Hard ♠7Elite ♦25Epic Normal Undead Wight
Zombie( view
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QL1: ♦0.25Normal ♥1Hard ♠3Elite; QL2/QL3: ♦0.5Normal ♥2Hard ♠5Elite Undead Zombie

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