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The House of Death Undone

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The House of Death Undone
Heroic level: None
Epic level: 22
Duration: Long
Heroic XP: N/A
Epic XP:  ♣8,425Solo/Casual ♦14,500Normal ♥14,959Hard ♠15,417Elite
Takes place in: House Szind
Bestowed by: Oryne Belamadin
NPC contact: Oryne Belamadin
Quest acquired in: Eveningstar
Patron: Purple Dragon Knights
Base favor: 8
Free to Play: No
Extreme Challenge: No
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House Szind is rumored to have created a dangerous new form of undead. Enter the Drow house in the city of Sschindylryn in the Underdark, and destroy everything connect to these undead. An illusion spell placed by the War Wizards will disguise you the moment you enter Szind. The Underdark can be accessed through Eveningstar Cavern. Sschindylryn can be entered far south of the entry portal and high above the cavern floor.

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


  • Get flashstones from the laboratory.
  • Destroy the library archive.
  • Find and defeat Relig, the Head Necromancer.
  • Destroy the 2 Cauldrons in the Head Necromancer's Chamber.(under the main platform)
  • (Optional) Destroy 12 undead household servants +2.32% Bonus.( ♣195 ♦336 ♥347 ♠358 )
  • (Optional) Destroy 24 undead household servants +4.66% Bonus.( ♣393 ♦676 ♥697 ♠718 )
  • (Optional) Destroy 36 undead household servants +6.98% Bonus.( ♣588 ♦1,012 ♥1,044 ♠1,076 )
  • (Optional) Defeat Matron Zhivisha Szind +5% Bonus.( ♣421 ♦725 ♥748 ♠771 )
  • (Optional) Defeat Priestess Silan Szind +5% Bonus.( ♣421 ♦725 ♥748 ♠771 )
  • (Optional) Destroy the necromantic cauldrons in the servant's quarters with the flashstones. +5% Bonus.( ♣421 ♦725 ♥748 ♠771 )
  • (Optional) Destroy the necromantic cauldrons in the priestess's room with the flashstones. +5% Bonus.( ♣421 ♦725 ♥748 ♠771 )
  • (Optional) Destroy the necromantic cauldrons in the matron's room with the flashstones. +5% Bonus.( ♣421 ♦725 ♥748 ♠771 )

Known Traps

Trap DC

  • Spell Wards, in the Laboratory, the Servant's Quarters, the Priestess' Chambers, the Matron's Chambers, and the Ritual Chamber.

Tips and Misc

  • Necromancers are prevalent throughout the quest. They will respawn Drow killed near them as zombies. Kill necromancers first to avoid this, or kill them last to increase your kills for the zombie-destroying optional.
  • The Necromancers spawn in groups, and spam negative level effects, especially on higher difficulties. Death Ward is highly recommended.
  • Only one party member is required to pick up flashstones (this is a change from pre-Update 17 where only 2 stones could be retrieved per party member). This will add all the flashstones necessary to destroy all five cauldrons in the quest, so have your inventory sufficiently clear for them.
  • Be warned: As of Update 17, the cauldrons are powerful explosions that will kill you if you stand too close. You have less than 3 seconds to escape once a flashstone is used; do not wait for the Dungeon Master dialogue.
  • The Library cauldron door is locked. A small party in the library guards a Blue Key and a chest there.
    • When you destroy this cauldron, it will kill both panthers (so can be a stealthy solution), but the explosion will destroy the chest whether or not it's been opened.
  • The optional zombie dormitory is an easy objective to complete the zombie slayer optional, especially given how most enemies you kill become zombies as well.
  • Once past the Kitchen, you come across Undead Priestess Silan plotting against her mother, Matron Zhivsha, but cannot open that door. By continuing north, you meet the Matron, and can choose to fight her, or go back and fight her daughter. If you choose to fight Matron Zhivsha you cannot claim Undead Priestess Silan's Chest.
  • There are two ways to the end-fight and Relig.:
    • The path from the primary hallway ends with a locked door, requires very high unlock skill. (Open Lock DC 80, Epic Hard)
    • For parties without a Rogue, a second path is to go through the kitchen. The kitchen key can be found either behind the altar in the Temple, or it can spawn in the Servant's Quarters optional area. From the kitchen, go north ("Upper Floor" on the map, above), and (optionally after the Matron/Priestess), continue east to the door across the intersection to the end fight. Guardian Panthers guard both doors to and from the Matron Mother.
  • The end-fight can be a bit complicated. Relig is a necromancer that does raise a few of the Drow you kill as well as having a small undead mob of his own. Have Death Ward applied before you begin this fight.
  • Once Relig is slain, destroying the two cauldrons in this room (under his platform) completes the quest.

Bonus XP

  • Devious bonus: 20 or fewer monsters killed +7% Bonus. No experience numbers available.
  • Aggression bonus: 133-137 or more monsters killed +10% Bonus. No experience numbers available.
  • Conquest bonus: 220 or more monsters killed +25% Bonus. No experience numbers available.
  • Tamper bonus: 5 or more traps disarmed +10% Bonus. No experience numbers available.
  • Mischief bonus: 33 or more breakables smashed +8% Bonus. No experience numbers available.
  • Vandal bonus: 43 or more breakables smashed +10% Bonus. No experience numbers available.
  • Ransack bonus: 53 or more breakables smashed +15% Bonus. No experience numbers available.


  • Chests: 5
  • Collectables: 6
    • Bones in the House Szind wizard's lab
    • Cabinet in the House Szind library
    • Adventurer's Pack near the northern cauldron in the servant's quarters
    • Cabinet in the training room (past a locked door)
    • Adventurer's Pack in the house temple to Lolth
    • Cabinet in the southern alcove of the kitchen
  • NPC rewards:

Named Chest Drop

Last Edited Item Type Enhancements ML Bind Quests
  • Update 37.0.1
  • 3 years, 4 months, and 3 days
  • JJMC89
Staff of the Necromancer
Staff of the Necromancer.png
Quarterstaff 21 Bound to Character on EquipIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Equip: This item is Bound to Character on Equip or Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire The House of Death Undone, End Chest ; Menace of the Underdark: City of Portals, Quest chain end reward
  • Update 44.1
  • 1 year, 3 months, and 15 days
  • Pfhoenix
Seal of House Szind
Seal of House Szind.png
Ring 21 Bound to Character on EquipIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Equip: This item is Bound to Character on Equip The House of Death Undone, Matron Zhivisha chest
Holy Symbol of Lolth
Holy Symbol of Lolth.png
Trinket 21 Bound to Character on EquipIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Equip: This item is Bound to Character on Equip The House of Death Undone, Matron's Daughter chest
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Name(picture) CR Type Race
 ♠43Epic Elite Elf Drow Elf
Astral Panther(view)
Astral Panther.jpg
 ♠43Epic Elite Magical Beast Panther
 ♠43Epic Elite Elf Drow Elf
Deathjump Spider(view)
Deathjump Spider.jpg
 ♦16Normal ♠23Elite ♦25Epic Normal ♥26Epic Hard ♠40Epic Elite Vermin Spider
 ♦15Normal ♥17Hard ♠15/17/20Elite ♦31Epic Normal ♥35Epic Hard Evil Outsider Demon
 ♦23Epic Normal ♥27Epic Hard ♠43Epic Elite Aberration Drider
Drow Zombie(view)
Drow Zombie.jpg
 ♦Archer: 17, Melee: 18Epic Normal Undead Zombie
 ♦22Epic Normal ♠42Epic Elite Elf Drow Elf
Guardian Panther(view)
Guardian Panther.jpg
 ♦24Epic Normal ♥29Epic Hard ♠44Epic Elite Magical Beast Panther
Matron Zhivsha(view)
 ♦24Epic Normal ♥24Epic Hard Elf Drow Elf
Necromancer (drow)(view)
 ♦23Epic Normal ♠43Epic Elite Elf Drow Elf
 ♠38Epic Elite Elf Drow Elf
Priestess of Lolth(view)
Priestess of Lolth.jpg
 ♦22Epic Normal ♥27Epic Hard ♠43Epic Elite Elf Drow Elf
Ravenous Dretch(view)
Ravenous Dretch.jpg
 ♠38Epic Elite Evil Outsider Demon
 ♦23Epic Normal ♥28Epic Hard Elf Drow Elf
Szind Sentry(view)
Szind Sentry.jpg
 ♠39Epic Elite Elf Drow Elf
Szind Warrior(view)
Szind Warrior.jpg
 ♠43Epic Elite Elf Drow Elf
Undead Necromancer(view)
Undead Necromancer.jpg
 ♦23Epic Normal ♥27Epic Hard ♠43Epic Elite Undead Zombie
Undead Priestess Silan(view)
Undead Priestess Silan.jpg
 ♦24Epic Normal Undead Zombie
Websnare Spider(view)
Websnare Spider.png
 ♦16Normal ♠23Elite Vermin Spider
Wizard Relig(view)
Wizard Relig.jpg
 ♦24Epic Normal ♥29Epic Hard ♠44Epic Elite Elf Drow Elf