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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:  ♣3,024Solo/Casual ♦5,300Normal ♥5,560Hard ♠5,820Elite
Epic XP: N/A
Takes place in: Parthilcar Tower Crypt
Bestowed by: Anabele d'Jorasco
NPC contact: Anabele d'Jorasco
Quest acquired in: House Jorasco
Patron: House Jorasco
Base favor: 8
Purchase: Free to Play
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: Spoiler material below this point!


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

What to Expect

  • 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.
  • Whirling blades under collapsible floors (random).
  • 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.
    • Firewall is outstanding in this quest, because many of the undead are Frostmarrow, which are vulnerable to fire.
    • Voidmind nobles are immune to acid damage.
  • 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), (randomly) have whirling blade traps at the bottom. If trapped with whirling blades; they also have targetable levers on the ceiling that can be ranged, causing the floor to drop without having to walk upon it. Skeletons will shoot these if players walk on them so killing archers beforehand will prevent them from triggering.
  • 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 14 Strength check to advance on Elite. 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.
  • Skeletons will respawn at the bottom of the stairs in the room midway between the two rest shrines.
  • 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: 34 or more monsters killed +10% Bonus.( ♣302 ♦530 ♥556 ♠582 )
  • Onslaught bonus: 67 or more monsters killed +15% Bonus.( ♣454 ♦795 ♥834 ♠873 )
  • Conquest bonus: 100 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 )
Notes: For ransack several sarcophagi need to be destroyed from the distance.


  • 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

NPC end rewards

Randomly generated loot, ML correlates with effective quest level.


Name ( picture ) CR Type Race
Donner Gosling( view
Donner Gosling.png
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 ♥13Hard Humanoid Human
Elf Zombie( view
Elf Zombie.jpg
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 ♦0.5Normal ♥2Hard ♠5Elite Undead Zombie
Failed Voidmind( view
Failed Voidmind.jpg
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 ♥13Hard ♠16Elite Undead Wight
Frostmarrow Evoker( view
Frostmarrow Evoker.jpg
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 ♦14Normal ♥16Hard ♠19Elite Undead Skeleton
Frostmarrow Huntsman( view
Frostmarrow Huntsman.jpg
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 ♦13Normal ♥15Hard ♠18Elite Undead Skeleton
Frostmarrow Sellsword( view
Frostmarrow Sellsword.jpg
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 ♦12Normal ♥14Hard ♠17Elite Undead Skeleton
Frostmarrow Shambler( view
Frostmarrow Shambler.jpg
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 ♦11Normal ♥13Hard ♠16Elite Undead Skeleton
Fyvel Gaspar( view
Fyvel Gaspar.png
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 ♥13Hard ♠16Elite Halfling Halfling
Lord Uliuthir( view
Lord Uliuthir.png
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 ♦12Normal ♥14Hard ♠17Elite Aberration Mind Flayer
Lord Vrellithrix( view
Lord Vrellithrix.jpg
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 ♦12Normal ♥14Hard ♠17Elite Aberration Mind Flayer
Lord Ymemrish the Cold( view
Lord Ymemrish the Cold.jpg
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 ♦14Normal ♥17Hard ♠20Elite Aberration Mind Flayer
Minerva Zakkas( view
Minerva Zakkas.png
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 ♥13Hard ♠16Elite Humanoid Human
Skeleton Knight( view
Skeleton Knight.jpg
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 ♦4Normal ♥6Hard ♠8Elite ♦25Epic Normal ♥31Epic Hard ♠36Epic Elite Undead Skeleton
Voidmind Deneith Noble( view
Voidmind Deneith Noble.png
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 ♥12Hard ♠15Elite Humanoid Human
Voidmind Jorasco Noble( view
Voidmind Jorasco Noble.jpg
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 ♥12Hard ♠15Elite Halfling Halfling
Voidmind Kundarak Noble( view
Voidmind Kundarak Noble.png
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 ♥12Hard ♠15Elite Dwarf Dwarf
Voidmind Phiarlan Noble( view
Voidmind Phiarlan Noble.png
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 ♦7Normal ♥12Hard ♠15Elite Elf Elf
Xerxes Earthfist( view
Xerxes Earthfist.png
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 ♠16Elite Dwarf Dwarf