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The Enemy Within

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Canton Parthilcar gave his life to seal this ancient wing of the crypt. What secrets lie beyond the barrier?

The Enemy Within
Heroic level: 11
Epic level: None
Duration: Very long
Heroic XP:  ♣3,024Icon tooltip.pngSolo/Casual ♦5,300Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥5,560Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠5,820Icon tooltip.pngElite
Epic XP: N/A
Takes place in: Parthicar Tower Crypt*
Bestowed by: Anabele d'Jorasco
NPC contact: Anabele d'Jorasco
Quest acquired in: House Jorasco
Patron: House Jorasco
Base favor: 8
Free to Play: Yes
Extreme Challenge: Yes
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Anabele d'Jorasco begged you to enter Parthilcar Tower and search the crypt for an answer to the mystery: why would one of her own House members try to kidnap her?

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


  • Slay Lord Uliuthir
  • Slay Lord Vrellithrix
  • Slay Lord Ymemrish the Cold
  • (Optional) Slay Fyvel Gasper +20% Bonus.( ♣605 ♦1,060 ♥1,112 ♠1,164 )
  • (Optional) Slay Donner Gosling
  • (Optional) Slay Minerva Zakkas
  • (Optional) Slay Xerxes Earthfist
  • (Optional) Slay 35 Failed Voidminds +25% Bonus.( ♣756 ♦1,325 ♥1,390 ♠1,455 )
  • (Optional) Slay 4 Voidmind Deneith Nobles
  • (Optional) Slay 4 Voidmind Jorasco Nobles
  • (Optional) Slay 4 Voidmind Kundarak Nobles
  • (Optional) Slay 4 Voidmind PhiarlanNobles

What to Expect

  • Traps (random, some undisarmable)
  • Collapsible floors
  • Spawning/respawning monsters

Known Traps

Trap DCs

  • Several traps in the quest (spikes, cold, and blades: rotating blades, slicing blades, chopping blades, all kinds of blades). Most are in the middle of the short hallways. Check for traps before pulling levers.
  • There are pit traps that cannot be spotted or disarmed.

Tips and Misc

  • This is a very long quest with only two shrines. It can be especially difficult for parties not prepared to deal with undead.
  • Protection against electricity and acid effects are recommended against casters. Cold resist is helpful against the skeletons' melee and ranged attacks, and some of the traps.
  • The four largest collapsing floors, set around the middle of the dungeon (see map), have spinning blade traps at the bottom. All four also have targetable levers on the ceiling that can be ranged, causing the floor to drop without having to walk on it.
  • The first set of gates must be opened by placing the crest in the socket on either side, at the end of the north and south loops, which are not connected at the west end until both crests are in place. If you don't feel comfortable splitting the party, or are soloing the quest, you must backtrack and take the other path to access the other side.
  • Most doors require a Strength check to advance (19 STR will work on Elite, maybe lower???). Or you can pick the lock (DC unknown but less than 46 on Elite).
    • The two doors with shrines have levers up on the catwalk.
  • Firewall is outstanding in this quest, because many of the undead are Frostmarrow, which are vulnerable to fire.
  • Skeletons will respawn at the bottom of the stairs in the room midway between the two rest shrines.
  • Voidmind nobles are immune to acid damage.
  • The three Mind Flayers (lords) required to complete the quest have 10+ DR/Byeshk. Lord Ymemrish the Cold at the end of quest requires an attack roll of 40 to hit on Normal difficulty, casts Finger of Death often and also has a spell that extracts your brain. Deathblock and Death ward do not protect against the brain extraction.
  • Xerxes Earthfist may appear at the bottom of the stairs after the first set of octopus-locked gates.
  • Minerva Zakkas may appear in the four-way junction further west.
  • Fyvel Gaspar may appear in the northern section, in the room to the west.
  • Donner Gosling may appear in the southern section, in the room to the west.

Bonus XP

  • Aggression bonus: 117 or more monsters killed +10% Bonus.( ♣302 ♦530 ♥556 ♠582 )
  • Onslaught bonus: 153 or more monsters killed +15% Bonus.( ♣454 ♦795 ♥834 ♠873 )
  • Conquest bonus: 187 or more monsters killed +25% Bonus.( ♣756 ♦1,325 ♥1,390 ♠1,455 )
  • Tamper bonus: 4 or more traps disarmed +10% Bonus.( ♣302 ♦530 ♥556 ♠582 )
  • Neutralization bonus: 6 or more traps disarmed +20% Bonus.( ♣605 ♦1,060 ♥1,112 ♠1,164 )
  • Ingenious Debilitation bonus: 7 or more traps disarmed +30% Bonus.( ♣907 ♦1,590 ♥1,668 ♠1,746 )
  • Mischief bonus: 81 or more breakables smashed +8% Bonus.( ♣242 ♦424 ♥445 ♠466 )
  • Vandal bonus: 105 or more breakables smashed +10% Bonus.( ♣302 ♦530 ♥556 ♠582 )
  • Ransack bonus: 130 or more breakables smashed +15% Bonus.( ♣454 ♦795 ♥834 ♠873 )


  • Chests: Up to 7 possible
    • One for slaying Xerxes Earthfist
    • One for slaying Minerva Zakkas
    • One for slaying Fyvel Gaspar
    • One for slaying Donner Gosling
    • One for slaying Lord Uliuthir
    • One for slaying Lord Vrellithrix
    • One for slaying Lord Ymemrish the Cold
  • Collectables: 22
    • Adventurer's Pack just before the golem shield, in the water to the right
    • Crude Altar in the first room to the north
    • Four Alchemy Tables in the room to the north, with the crest
    • Five Alchemy Tables in the room to the south, with the crest
    • Adventurer's Pack down the long hallway, on the north
    • Five Alchemy Tables in the room to the north, with the crest
    • Four Alchemy Tables and a Bookshelf in the room to the south, with the crest
  • NPC rewards: Random item


Name(picture) CR Type Race
Lord Ymemrish the Cold(view)
Lord Ymemrish the Cold.jpg
 ♦14Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥17Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠20Icon tooltip.pngElite Aberration Mind Flayer
Donner Gosling(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
CRs missing! Humanoid Human
Fyvel Gasper(view)
Fyvel Gasper.jpg
 ♥13Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠16Icon tooltip.pngElite Halfling Halfling
Lord Uliuthir(view)
Lord Uliuthir.png
 ♦12Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥14Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠17Icon tooltip.pngElite Aberration Mind Flayer
Lord Vrellithrix(view)
Lord Vrellithrix.jpg
 ♦12Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥14Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠17Icon tooltip.pngElite Aberration Mind Flayer
Minerva Zakkas(view)
Minerva Zakkas.png
 ♥13Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠16Icon tooltip.pngElite Humanoid Human
Xerxes Earthfist(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
CRs missing! Dwarf Dwarf
Elf Zombie(view)
Elf Zombie.jpg
QL:1 ♦0.25Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥1Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠3Icon tooltip.pngElite; QL:2/3: ♦0.5Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥2Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠5Icon tooltip.pngElite Undead Zombie
Failed Voidmind(view)
Failed Voidmind.jpg
 ♥13Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠16Icon tooltip.pngElite Undead Wight
Frostmarrow Evoker(view)
Frostmarrow Evoker.jpg
 ♦14Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥16Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠19Icon tooltip.pngElite Undead Skeleton
Frostmarrow Huntsman(view)
Frostmarrow Huntsman.jpg
 ♦13Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥15Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠18Icon tooltip.pngElite Undead Skeleton
Frostmarrow Sellsword(view)
Frostmarrow Sellsword.jpg
 ♦12Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥14Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠17Icon tooltip.pngElite Undead Skeleton
Frostmarrow Shambler(view)
Frostmarrow Shambler.jpg
 ♦11Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥13Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠16Icon tooltip.pngElite Undead Skeleton
Skeleton Knight(view)
Skeleton Knight.jpg
 ♦4Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥6Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠8Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦25Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal ♥31Icon tooltip.pngEpic Hard ♠45Icon tooltip.pngEpic Elite Undead Skeleton
Voidmind Deneith Noble(view)
Voidmind Deneith Noble.png
 ♥12Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠15Icon tooltip.pngElite Humanoid Human
Voidmind Jorasco Noble(view)
Voidmind Jorasco Noble.jpg
 ♥12Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠15Icon tooltip.pngElite Halfling Halfling
Voidmind Kundarak Noble(view)
Voidmind Kundarak Noble.png
 ♥12Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠15Icon tooltip.pngElite Dwarf Dwarf
Voidmind Phiarlan Noble(view)
Voidmind Phiarlan Noble.png
 ♦7Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥12Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠15Icon tooltip.pngElite Elf Elf

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