The Forgotten Caverns
|The Forgotten Caverns|
|Takes place in:||Forgotten Caverns|
|Bestowed by:||Thurd Steelhand|
|NPC contact:||Thurd Steelhand|
|Quest acquired in:||Ever Full Flagon|
|Free to Play:||Yes|
Locate the entrance to the Forgotten Caverns.
- Search for an entrance into the caverns
- Explore the forgotten caverns
- Kill all of the trolls: 8 total.
- (Optional) Slay Moldfang — Bonus (10%): Heroic
What to Expect
- Collapsible floor
- Point of no return
The first room (with the cold mephits) has a cold trap (only disarmed when all the cold Mephits in the room are slain)
Tips and Misc
The quest starts near a big empty room where several Greater Ice Mephits appear. The floor then collapses, revealing hidden caverns adventurers have to explore, killing a Troll tribe and its leader along the way.
At higher difficulty settings Greater Ice Mephits might be challenging unless properly prepared. A 'Resist Energy: Cold' spell or potions giving the effect can be very useful. No need to have a long lasting resistance since there won't be any further Mephits in the quest. Once Mephits have been dispatched, use only the edges of the room to reach the treasure chest, as most of the floor collapses. It's no big deal if you fall (the party will have to jump in anyway), but you'll miss the chest and won't be able to come back.
Bug: sometimes the floor to the sides of the chest will appear solid. It's not. Follow the edges around to the back wall or you will fall through the floor and miss the chest.
Moldfang is not easy to dispatch either. As a troll boss, wounds regenerate, but if you get through him you'll have access to rest shrines. His cavern is partly flooded, be careful not to find yourself inadvertently swimming while fighting him.
The shrines in the troll room require a Strength check of 18 to bash down the door (or it can be unlocked via Open Lock).
- Aggression bonus: 17 or more monsters killed +10% Bonus.
- Onslaught bonus: 22 or more monsters killed +15% Bonus.
- Conquest bonus: 27 or more monsters killed +25% Bonus.
- Mischief bonus: 6 or more breakables smashed +8% Bonus.
- Vandal bonus: 8 or more breakables smashed +10% Bonus.
- Chests: 3
- 1 near the entrance
- 1 optional for killing Moldfang (Troll, found near the first shrine)
- 1 at the end
- NPC rewards: random item; choose from 4
|Greater Earth Elemental (view)||Elemental||Earth Elemental|
|Greater Ice Mephit (view)||OR Summoned by another mephit:||Air Outsider||Mephit|
|Huge Ochre Jelly (view)||Ooze||Ochre Jelly|
|Large Earth Elemental (view)||Elemental||Earth Elemental|
|Ochre Jelly (view)||Ooze||Ochre Jelly|
|Troll Chieftain (view)||Giant||Troll|
|Troll Shaman (view)||Giant||Troll|