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The Hand and the Eyes

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The Hand and the Eyes is the 5th quest in the Grip of the Hidden Hand story arcIcon tooltip.pngStory arcs  are chains of quests that make up a story line.
Completing everything in a story arc often yields a nice reward.
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These quests can be completed in any order.
Army of Eternal Night • Order in the Court! • Growing Pains • Three Paths to Battle • The Hand and the Eyes


Reports indicate that the remaining Planar Eyes are kept in the Hidden Hand's headquarters, hidden in an obscure neighborhood in the heart of the city.

Grip of the Hidden Hand adpack icon.jpg
DDO Point icon.png Requires access to adventure pack: Grip of the Hidden Hand
The Hand and the Eyes
Heroic level: 16
Epic level: 33
(considered Legendary)
Duration: long
Heroic XP:  ♣3,170Solo/Casual ♦5,500Normal ♥5,716Hard ♠5,932Elite
Epic XP:  ♣19,100Solo/Casual ♦32,603Normal ♥33,373Hard ♠34,143Elite
Takes place in: Hidden Hand Headquarters
Bestowed by: Borgo Makkan
NPC contact: Borgo Makkan
Quest acquired in: Morgrave University - Lower Quad
Patron: Morgrave University
Base favor: 7
Purchase: Grip of the Hidden Hand or VIP
Extreme Challenge: No
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Overview

Go to the Hidden Hand Headquarters to recover the remaining Eyes.


Spoiler Warning: Spoiler material below this point!


Objectives

  • Find the Planar Eyes held by the Hidden Hand
  • Obtain the Eye of Risia
  • Obtain the Eye of Dolurrh
  • Obtain the Eye of Thelanis
  • Obtain access to the inner headquarters
  • Speak with Mr. Sattler
  • Destroy Thirteen the Beholder
  • (Optional) Read all the notes (5) — Bonus (15%): Heroic( ♣476 ♦825 ♥857 ♠890 ) Epic( ♣2,865 ♦4,890 ♥5,006 ♠5,121 )
  • (Optional) Defeat Venda Hexweaver — Bonus (10%): Heroic( ♣317 ♦550 ♥572 ♠593 ) Epic( ♣1,910 ♦3,260 ♥3,337 ♠3,414 )

What to Expect

  • Respawning group of enemies

Known Traps

  • Four Pressure Plates in front of a locked chest
  • The Eye of Risia is surrounded by air jets and an icy floor

Tips and Misc

  • The Traveler is right at the start of this quest, disguised as a halfling. He seems to have figured out what's going on long before you.
  • The Hidden Hand have gotten their hands on the five remaining Eyes – those of Risia, Dolurrh, Thelanis, Syrania and Xoriat. You're going in to pinch them.
  • The eyes of Syrania and Xoriat have been taken to the cult's inner headquarters. However, to get in, you'll need to show the Shield Guardian the other three eyes.
  • The Eye of Dolurrh has summoned a Marut, which refuses to grant the Eye to anyone who does not understand the workings of the plane. You can make the fight easier, or even skip it, by obtaining spirit points – the first five will remove Will-o'-Wisps from the battle, and six will allow you to take the eye without a fight. There are several ways to gain spirit points:
    • The spirit at the entrance grants one for free.
    • The woman at the end of the entrance corridor will grant one point for free, or two on a successful Spot check. Failing the check, however, loses you a point. (Heroic R1 DC: ≤39)
    • The soldier spirit works in much the same way, except with a Concentration check, and there is no free option. (Heroic R1 DC: [45<DC<30])
    • The spirit sitting on a crate grants a free point, but only if you have a philosophical conversation with her first. Make sure to choose the peaceful and supportive option each time for best results.
    • The hunter spirit is worried that he cannot see his god, Balinor. You can attempt to explain how Dolurrh works to him – for this, you need either a good Wisdom or a few ranks in Religious Lore (granted by levels in Cleric, Favored Soul or Paladin.) Fail, however, and you lose a point.
  • The Eye of Risia, which you might recognise from Tower of Frost, is up to its old tricks – its room is full of slippery ice, and it's summoned several Frost Giants. There are also several sets of air jets, making grabbing it a pain.
  • The Eye of Thelanis has flooded its room, and also summoned some Kelpies and Dryads. You'll need to switch between swimming and hopping between platforms to get to its storage chamber.
    • The red-named Eladrin witch Venda Hexweaver is behind a closed door near the end of this section.
  • Once inside the inner headquarters, you reach a room containing a Chaos Beholder and the two remaining eyes, as well as a surprise guest – your patron, Mr Vance Sattler. Vance is, of course, Vecna. (Come on, he's a wealthy buyer who's mysteriously appeared out of nowhere, he's obsessed with collecting things, and his first name is literally an anagram of Vecna – who did you think he was going to be?)
    • "Vance" has somehow got his hands on the Eyes of Syrania (last seen being returned to its home plane by Angels) and Xoriat (so far the only Eye we've never seen in action, although presumably it was used to summon the Beholder.)
  • Vecna steals your collected eyes and disappears, setting the Beholder on you. As a Chaos Beholder, Thirteen has no anti-magic cone, although he does have a set of special attacks, some unique to him – see his page for details.
  • Once Thirteen is dead, the nearby end chest unlocks and the quest ends. Your mission is completed – but at what cost?
  • There are five notes:
    • One in the entrance lobby.
    • One on a desk in the Dolurrh room.
    • One at the end of a corridor in the Thelanis zone.
    • One in the Hidden Hand camp outside the inner headquarters.
    • One in a room in the inner headquarters.
  • The enemy group in front of the room with the Door Guardian respawns regularly. If you're after a Conquest bonus, you'll need to kill this group a few times to get enough total kills – if possible, leave a self-sufficient member in the doorway while the rest of the party does the Thelanis area. (Be aware one of the possible spawn setups for enemies in this position includes an orange-named Hidden Hand Bonewarden, which is significantly tougher than the other Hidden Hand goons.)
  • One of the four secret chests containing Dust of Vile Darkness is in this quest, in the room north of the final shrine. Note that a character must have Steps' Lenses of Seein' Hidden Hand Secrets equipped to loot the chest. This chest drops heroic and legendary Golden dust.

Bonus XP

  • Aggression bonus: 78 or more monsters killed +10% Bonus.( ♣317 ♦550 ♥572 ♠593 )
  • Onslaught bonus: 102 or more monsters killed +15% Bonus.( ♣476 ♦825 ♥857 ♠890 )
  • Conquest bonus: 125 or more monsters killed +25% Bonus.( ♣793 ♦1,375 ♥1,429 ♠1,483 )
  • Tamper bonus: 3 or more traps disarmed +10% Bonus.( ♣317 ♦550 ♥572 ♠593 )
  • Ingenious Debilitation bonus: 4 or more traps disarmed +30% Bonus.( ♣951 ♦1,650 ♥1,715 ♠1,780 )
  • Mischief bonus: 26 or more breakables smashed +8% Bonus.( ♣254 ♦440 ♥457 ♠475 )
  • Vandal bonus: 34 or more breakables smashed +10% Bonus.( ♣317 ♦550 ♥572 ♠593 )
  • Ransack bonus: 41 or more breakables smashed +15% Bonus.( ♣476 ♦825 ♥857 ♠890 )

Loot

  • Chests: 4
    • One for defeating Venda Hexweaver
    • One behind a secret door in the inner headquarters (locked and trapped)
    • One north of the final shrine (only visible to players with Steps' Lenses of Seein' Hidden Hand Secrets)
    • One End Chest
  • Collectables: 4
    • random locations
    • from Adventurer's Pack, Alchemy Table, Crude Altar, Fungus, Rubble, Scroll rack
  • NPC rewards: Standard

Named Chest Drop

Last Edited Item Type Enhancements ML Bind Quests
  • Update 57
  • 1 year, 3 months, and 16 days
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Signet of Dolurrh
Signet of Dolurrh.png
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Ring  16 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire The Hand and the Eyes, end chest
  • Update 57
  • 1 year, 3 months, and 16 days
  • Cru121
Signet of Risia
Signet of Risia.png
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Ring  16 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire The Hand and the Eyes, end chest
Signet of Thelanis
Signet of Thelanis.png
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Ring  16 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire The Hand and the Eyes, end chest
Thirteen
Thirteen (weapon).png
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Bastard Sword  16 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire The Hand and the Eyes, end chest
  • Update 57
  • 1 year, 3 months, and 16 days
  • Cru121
Legendary Signet of Dolurrh
Legendary Signet of Dolurrh.png
(edit)
Ring  31 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire The Hand and the Eyes, end chest
  • Update 57
  • 1 year, 3 months, and 16 days
  • Cru121
Legendary Signet of Risia
Legendary Signet of Risia.png
(edit)
Ring  31 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire The Hand and the Eyes, end chest
Legendary Signet of Thelanis
Legendary Signet of Thelanis.png
(edit)
Ring  31 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire The Hand and the Eyes, end chest
Legendary Thirteen
Legendary Thirteen.png
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Bastard Sword  31 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire The Hand and the Eyes, end chest
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Monsters

Name ( picture ) CR Type Race
Dolurrh Marut( view
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 ♦19Normal ♠26Elite Construct Golem
Hidden Hand Bonewarden( view
Hidden Hand Bonewarden.png
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 ♦16Normal ♠25Elite ♥39Epic Hard ♠44Epic Elite Undead Skeleton
Hidden Hand Grasp( view
Hidden Hand Grasp.png
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 ♦16Normal ♠23Elite ♥37Epic Hard ♠41Epic Elite Humanoid Human
Hidden Hand Hellhound( view
Hidden Hand Hellhound.png
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 ♦16Normal ♠23Elite ♠41Epic Elite Evil Outsider Hellhound
Lingering Pain( view
Lingering Pain.png
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 ♦16Normal ♠23Elite ♠41Epic Elite Aberration Will o' Wisp
Risia Frost Giant( view
Risia Frost Giant.png
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 ♦18Normal ♠25Elite Giant Giant
Sharn Hidden Hand Claw( view
Sharn Hidden Hand Claw.png
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 ♦16Normal ♠23Elite ♥37Epic Hard ♠41Epic Elite Humanoid Human
Sharn Hidden Hand Finger( view
Sharn Hidden Hand Finger.png
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 ♦16Normal ♠23Elite ♥37Epic Hard ♠41Epic Elite Humanoid Human
Sharn Hidden Hand Palm( view
Sharn Hidden Hand Palm.png
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 ♦16Normal ♠23Elite ♥37Epic Hard ♠41Epic Elite Humanoid Human
Spectre( view
Spectre.jpg
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Undead Spectre
Thelanis Dryad( view
Thelanis Dryad.png
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 ♦16Normal ♠23Elite ♠41Epic Elite Fey Dryad
Thelanis Kelpie( view
Thelanis Kelpie.png
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 ♦16Normal ♠23Elite ♠41Epic Elite Plant Kelpie
Thirteen( view
Thirteen.png
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 ♦19Normal Aberration Beholder
Venda Hexweaver( view
Venda Hexweaver.png
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 ♦19Normal Elf Elf