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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 pack: The High Road of Shadows
The End of the Road
Heroic level: 18
Epic level: 24
Duration: Long
Heroic XP:  ♣3,412Solo/Casual ♦5,903Normal ♥6,118Hard ♠6,333Elite
Epic XP:  ♣11,932Solo/Casual ♦20,499Normal ♥21,112Hard ♠21,724Elite
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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Overview

The End of the Road is the 5th quest in The Netherese Legacy story arcIcon tooltip.pngStory arcs  are chains of chains or quests that make up a story line.
Completing everything in a story arc often yields a nice reward.
.
The first four quests can be completed in any order to unlock The End of the Road.
Detour • Rest Stop • Lost in the Swamp • A Stay at the Inn • The End of the Road

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!

Objectives

  • 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 (20%): Heroic( ♣682 ♦1,181 ♥1,224 ♠1,267 ) Epic( ♣2,386 ♦4,100 ♥4,222 ♠4,345 )
  • (Optional) Defeat Shadowpaw, the Umbral Worg — Bonus (10%): Heroic( ♣341 ♦590 ♥612 ♠633 ) Epic( ♣1,193 ♦2,050 ♥2,111 ♠2,172 )
  • (Optional) Defeat Miremere, the Mudman — Bonus (10%): Heroic( ♣341 ♦590 ♥612 ♠633 ) Epic( ♣1,193 ♦2,050 ♥2,111 ♠2,172 )
  • (Optional) Defeat Greenstalker, the Spider — Bonus (10%): Heroic( ♣341 ♦590 ♥612 ♠633 ) Epic( ♣1,193 ♦2,050 ♥2,111 ♠2,172 )

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 North-west, 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 Feather Falling 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 )

Loot

  • Chests: 3-5
    • One on the North-east corner (locked)
    • One in the North-west corner after defeating Shadowpaw, the Umbral Worg
    • One in the South-west 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

Last Edited Item Type Enhancements ML Bind Quests
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Nether Grasps (Level 16)
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Gloves  16 Bound to Character on EquipIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Equip: This item is Bound to Character on Equip The End of the Road, End chest (Heroic Normal)
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Shadowmail (Level 16)
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Scalemail  16 Bound to Character on EquipIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Equip: This item is Bound to Character on Equip The End of the Road, Greenstalker Chest (Heroic Normal)
  • Update 48.4.3
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Shadowmail (Level 17)
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Scalemail  17 Bound to Character on EquipIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Equip: This item is Bound to Character on Equip The End of the Road, Greenstalker Chest (Heroic Hard)
  • Update 48.4.3
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Nether Grasps (Level 17)
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Gloves  17 Bound to Character on EquipIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Equip: This item is Bound to Character on Equip The End of the Road, End chest (Heroic Hard)
  • Update 48.4.3
  • 6 months and 16 days
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Shadowmail (Level 18)
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Scalemail  18 Bound to Character on EquipIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Equip: This item is Bound to Character on Equip The End of the Road, Greenstalker Chest (Heroic Elite)
  • Update 48.4.3
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Nether Grasps (Level 18)
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Gloves  18 Bound to Character on EquipIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Equip: This item is Bound to Character on Equip The End of the Road, End chest (Heroic Elite)
  • Update 48.4.3
  • 6 months and 16 days
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Shadowmail (Level 23)
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Scalemail  23 Bound to Character on EquipIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Equip: This item is Bound to Character on Equip The End of the Road, Greenstalker Chest (Epic) ;
Netherese Legacy, Quest chain end reward
  • Update 48.4.3
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Nether Grasps (Level 23)
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Gloves  23 Bound to Character on EquipIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Equip: This item is Bound to Character on Equip The End of the Road, End chest (Epic Normal) ;
Netherese Legacy, Quest chain end reward
  • Update 48.4.3
  • 6 months and 16 days
  • BugTime
Shadowmail (Level 24)
Shadowmail (Level 24).png
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Scalemail  24 Bound to Character on EquipIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Equip: This item is Bound to Character on Equip The End of the Road, Greenstalker Chest (Epic Hard)
  • Update 48.4.3
  • 6 months and 14 days
  • BugTime
Nether Grasps (Level 24)
Nether Grasps (Level 24).png
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Gloves  24 Bound to Character on EquipIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Equip: This item is Bound to Character on Equip The End of the Road, End chest (Epic Hard)
  • Update 48.4.3
  • 6 months and 16 days
  • BugTime
Shadowmail (Level 25)
Shadowmail (Level 25).png
(edit)
Scalemail  25 Bound to Character on EquipIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Equip: This item is Bound to Character on Equip The End of the Road, Greenstalker Chest (Epic Elite)
  • Update 48.4.3
  • 6 months and 14 days
  • BugTime
Nether Grasps (Level 25)
Nether Grasps (Level 25).png
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Gloves  25 Bound to Character on EquipIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Equip: This item is Bound to Character on Equip The End of the Road, (Epic Elite) End chest
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Monsters

Name ( picture • New Monster ) CR Type Race
Bear( view
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Animal Bear
Brush Creeper( view
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 ♦18Normal ♥22Hard ♠28Elite ♦24Epic Normal ♥29Epic Hard Vermin Spider
Dretch( view
Dretch.jpg
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 ♦15Normal ♥17Hard ♠15/17/20Elite ♦31Epic Normal ♥35Epic Hard Evil Outsider Demon
Fire Reaver( view
Fire Reaver.jpg
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 ♦12/14Normal ♥16Hard ♠19Elite ♦15Epic Normal Evil Outsider Demon
Greenstalker( view
Greenstalker.jpg
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 ♦27Epic Normal ♥30Epic Hard ♠58Epic Elite Vermin Spider
Miremere( view
Miremere.jpg
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 ♦27Epic Normal ♥31Epic Hard Elemental Muckman
Mudman( view
Mudman.jpg
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 ♥23Hard ♠28Elite ♦25Epic Normal ♥29Epic Hard ♠40Epic Elite Elemental Muckman
Netherese Wizard( view
Netherese Wizard.jpg
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 ♦19Normal ♥23Hard ♠28Elite ♦24Epic Normal ♥30Epic Hard Humanoid Human
Razagnol( view
Razagnol.jpg
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 ♦21Normal ♥25Hard ♠31Elite ♦28Epic Normal ♥33Epic Hard Evil Outsider Demon
Roving Wolf( view
Roving Wolf.jpg
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 ♦18Normal ♠28Elite ♦24Epic Normal ♥29Epic Hard Animal Wolf
Sellsword Archer( view
Sellsword Archer.jpg
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 ♦18Normal ♥22Hard ♠28Elite ♦24Epic Normal ♥29Epic Hard Humanoid Human
Sellsword Brute( view
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 ♦19Normal ♥23Hard ♠29Elite ♦24Epic Normal ♥30Epic Hard Humanoid Human
Sellsword Footpad( view
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 ♦18Normal ♥22Hard ♠28Elite ♥29Epic Hard Humanoid Human
Sellsword Skirmisher( view
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 ♦18Normal ♥22Hard ♠28Elite ♥29Epic Hard Humanoid Human
Shadow (Shadowfell)( view
Shadow (Shadowfell).jpg
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 ♦18Normal ♥22Hard ♠28Elite ♦25Epic Normal ♥29Epic Hard Undead Shadow
Shadowpaw( view
Shadowpaw.png
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 ♦20Normal ♥24Hard ♦27Epic Normal ♥31Epic Hard ♠58Epic Elite Undead Shadow
Summoned Shadow( view
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 ♠26Elite ♥27Epic Hard Undead Shadow
Umbral Gargoyle( view
Umbral Gargoyle.jpg
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 ♥25Hard ♠29Elite ♦26Epic Normal ♥30Epic Hard Undead Shadow
Umbral Rat( view
Umbral Rat.jpg
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 ♦14Normal ♥16Hard ♠19Elite ♥25Epic Hard Undead Shadow
Yuan-ti Abomination( view
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 ♦18Normal Monstrous Humanoid Yuan-ti
Yuan-ti Arcanist( view
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 ♦18Normal Aberration Yuan-ti
Yuan-ti Scout( view
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 ♦14Normal Aberration Yuan-ti